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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bihar Health Society signs MoU with 4 private hospitals

Bihar Health Society signed a MoU with four private hospitals to provide training to ANMs and grade “A” staff nurses in Patna on January 28, 2010.
The hospitals which signed the agreement were Kurji Hospital, Triploia Hospital (both in Patna), Duncan Hospital (Raxaul) and Kishanganj Medical College and Hospital.
It is a Bihar government’s initiative to check maternal mortality rate.
Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav was present on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Eight get Kalashree awards


Bihar Kalashree Puraskar Parishad and Bihar Kala Evam Sanskriti Vikas Parishad organised a cultural cum prize-distribution function in Patna on January 28, 2010.
On the occasion 12 persons were awarded Bihar Siksha Shiromani award. Eight persons got Kalashree while 7 persons received Vishesh Kalashree and one got Bihar Patrakarshree awards.
Bihar Rural Development Minister Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha inagurated the function. Bihar Child Labour Commission chairman Ramdev Prasad, BN Jha former vice-chancellor SNP Sinha, Vinod Kumar Singh and Anil Sulabh were present in the function.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna Police rescue five kids

Patna Police arrested a person and rescued five children, who were being taken to Ahmedabad for Jari work in a saree factory. All the kids belong the Sitamarhi district.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rich haul of explosives seized in Patna



Patna Police seized around two lakh detonators being smuggled to Nepal from a truck near Hartali Chowk on January 28, 2010.
Police said they intercepted the truck and seized it late last night. Invoices from Rajasthan Explosive and Chemicals Limited consigned for Synergic Power Development Private Limited in Nepal were also seized. The driver and helper of the truck were arrested.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Second day of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's Bodh Gaya sojourn



Top two: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing a public meeting at Kesapi village (Dobhi, Gaya) on January 28, 2010 during his Prawas Yatra.
Top three to bottom: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visiting the fields of Ram Sevak Prasad Mahato at Kesapi village (Dobhi, Gaya) on January 28, 2010.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the state had the potential to achieve 20 per cent growth rate.
Kumar made the remark after inspecting the integrated agricultural system at the farm of a small farmer Ram Sevak Prasad Mahto at Dobhi (Gaya ) on the second day of his Bodh Gaya sojourn on January 28, 2010.
He said Mahato's farming had impressed him and the government would work for the waiver of registration fees and stamp duty on lands being exchanged by farmers through mutual understanding for integrated farming.
Photo courtesy: I and PRD, Government of Bihar
Sent by Aftab Alam Sddiqui/Nagendra K Singh

Bihar observes a near-complete bandh




Normal life in Patna and other parts of Bihar came to a stand still during the dawn to dusk bandh called by the RJD and supported by LJP and Left parties on January 28, 2010.

Though the RJD had exempted the Railways, bandh supporters blocked railway tracks in several areas. Tyres were burnt on national highways and on the important roads of Patna to create hindrance in the flow of traffic.
Over 6,500 bandh supporters were taken into custody including RJD chief and former Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi, former Union ministers Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, state RJD chief Abdul Bari Siddiqui, and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
The bandh was called to protest the price rise of essential commodities.
From top: RJD president Lalu Prasad addresses a gathering of bandh supporters at Dak Bungalow crossing in Patna on January 28, 2010.
Tyres were burnt at Ashok Rajapth
Bottom: A three-wheeler faced the bandh supporters’ ire.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ram Vilas Paswan leads LJP workers to support Bihar bandh



Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) president and former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan led a rally of his party workers in support of Bihar Bandh in Patna on January 28, 2010.
Top: Paswan along with his party workers was arrested by the police.
Photo: Nagendra K Singh

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Bodh Gaya sojourn


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reached Bodh Gaya on his four-day sojourn on January 27, 2010.
The CM visited several places in Gaya district and its neighbourhood including Kurkihar, Sujatagarh, Dharmanhar and Dhudeshwari.
Speaking on the occasion Bihar Cihief Minister Nitish Kumar stressed the need for a thorough research by archaeologists at the key Buddhist pilgrim centre. "History of humanity is hidden in the area which requires thorough research, survey and extraction by experts,"he said.
Later, addressing a public meeting he said the places were of historic importance and would be connected to the Buddhist circuit.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

NSS and NCC centre inaugurated in Patna Women's College

Patna Women’s College principal Sister Doris D' Souza inaugurated the NSS (National Service Scheme) and NCC (National Cadet Corps ) centre in the college premises on January 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

GM India launches Chevrolet Beat in Patna

GM India launched Chevrolet Beat in Patna on January 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RJD's road show against price rise



Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers organised a road show against spiraling price rise in Patna on January 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

LJP stages demonstration against price rise

Workers of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) staged demonstration against price rise in Patna on January 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar lays foundation stone of new Assembly building


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone of new “green” legislature complex (Assembly building) in Patna on January 26, 2010. The new building to be built between Main Secretariat and the State legislature at an estimated cost of Rs 140 crore will be completed by 2012.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RJD celebrates Republic Day

RJD’s state president Abdul Bari Siddiqui unfurled the national flag at party office on January 26, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

COMFED tableau wins first prize in Republic Day celebrations in Patna


Tableaux brought out by different government departments on the occasion of the 6oth Republic Day were main attraction of the celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on January 26, 2010. Altogether 11 government departments of Bihar displayed their tableaux presenting their development work. The tableau “Shwet Shakti” (White Power) presented by COMFED, popularly known as Sudha Dairy won the first prize. Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Department tableau got the second position while “Care of the new-born babes” by the State Health Society claimed the third position.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui