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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

University teachers and employees threaten to go on indefinite strike from April 8

Bihar University teachers and employees staged a day-long dharna in Patna on March 25, 2010 in support of their long-pending demands. They also threatened to go on indefinite strike from April 8, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rich tributes paid to Ramanand Tiwari


Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi paid floral tributes to Ramanand Tiwari on his birth anniversary in a state organised function in Patna on March 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

'The Great Return of Doctor Faustus' released

Pro vice-chancellor of Patna University SI Ahson and Dr Shamshad Hussain, former vice-chancellor of Magadh University released a novel "The Great Return of Doctor Faustus" written by Ashutosh Kumar, a student of MA first year (English), Darbhanga House, Patna University, in Patna on March 25, 2010. The novel is inspired by Christophar Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus".
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Vendor development programme organised in Patna


Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated a national-level vendor development programme, organised by Bihar Industries Association in association with Patna chapter of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises , in Patna on March 25, 2010. An exhibition-cum-sale was also organised to mark the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Modi said Bihar government would extend full cooperation to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector for setting up more industries in the state.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

12 Nyaymitras injured in police lathicharge in Patna


Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse Nyaymitras, who took out procession from Gandhi Maidan to R-Block in support of their demands in Patna on March 25, 2010. About a dozen of persons were injured in the lathicharge. Nyaymitras were demanding regularisation of their services. The incident happened near Dak Bungalow crossing.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Protest against Coaching Institutes Bill

Members of the Coaching Institutes Association organised a march to protest the proposed Coaching Institutes Bill in Patna on March 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Seminar organised on Central Government Budget 2010-11

Bihar Arthik Adhyayan Sansthan (Bihar Economic Study Institute) organised a seminar on "Central Government Budget 2010-11" in Patna on March 25, 2010. Bihar Bihar Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra delivered a key note address.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar State Non-Formal Education Employees stage demonstration

Bihar Rajya Anaupcharik Shiksha Karmachari Sangha (Bihar State Non-Formal Education Employees Association) staged a strong demonstration in Patna demanding pay revision and regularisation of their services in Patna on March 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ward members raise their grievances

Bihar Rajya Ward Sadasya Sangh (Bihar State Ward Memebers Association) staged demonstration in Patna on March 25, 2010 in support of their demands.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RJD legislatures stage demonstartion


Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs led by leader of Opposition Rabri Devi staged demonstration outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on March 25, 2010 to protest against the detiriorating law and order situation in Bihar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Monday, March 29, 2010

Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu, Bihar, organises Mushaira

Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu, Bihar, organized a Mushaira (Urdu Poetry) in Patna on March 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Coaching institutes' teachers demand representation

Professional Educational Institutes and Teachers' Association urged the government to include their memebers in the panel for preparing Bihar Coaching Institutes Act. The demand was raised at a press conference in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

World TB Day observed in Patna

Bihar Tuberculosis Association organised a seminar on " A war against TB" to observe World Tuberculosis Day in Patna on March 24, 2010. Prominent doctors, social activists and members of NGOs participated in the seminar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bihar Diwas 2010 celebrations end



Three-day Bihar Diwas 2010 celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna ended on March 24, 2010. Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar presided over the closing function. The Governor Konwar also visited the stalls installed there by different government departments and social organisations. Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary, Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Tarakant Jha, Bihar HRD Minister Hari Narayan Singh and other ministers were present at the closing function.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rakhi wins slow cycle race title

Rakhi Kumari, a class IX student of Government Girls’ High School, Gardanibagh finished last to win Bihar Diwas slow cycle race championship title at Gandhi Maidan on March 24, 2010. Kavita Thapa of Government Girls’ High School, Shashtrinagar and Ruby Kumari of Government Girls’ High School, Boring Road, clinched the second and third positions respectively.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Gala functions mark the concluding day of Bihar Diwas 2010 celebrations in Patna



Attractive cultural programmes were organised on the concluding day of three-day Bihar Diwas 2010 celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ram Navami celebrated in Patna





Patna celebrated Ram Navami, Lord Ram's birth day, with traditional gaiety and fervour. Thousands visited Mahavir Temple near Patna Junction railway station to offer prayers to Maryada Purushottam Ram and Mahvir Hanuman on March 24, 2010. Other temples of the city too witnessed huge gathering of devotees since wee hours in the morning.
In the evening huge processions were taken out from different localities of the State Capital to celebrate the day.
Top: Devotees play dandia to celebrate Ram Navami in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Top 2 to 4: Ram Navami procession was taken out at Dak Bungalow area.
Tio 5 to 7: Ram Navami procession was taken out at Mithapur area in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Students leaders express concern over Bihar governmnet's Coaching Institute Policy

Students leaders raised their voice over the proposed Coaching Institute policy of the Bihar government in Patna on March 24, 2010. They said before introducing the policy, there should be an open discussion between educationists and students and the policy should take care of economic aspect of Bihar students.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, March 27, 2010

50 huts gutted in Kaushal Nagar fire





About 50 huts and property worth lakhs of rupees were gutted when a devastating fire broke out in Kaushal Nagar locality under Airport Police Station in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Police said no one was injured in the incident. Three fire tenders were put into service to douse the leaping flames.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Diwas fencing tournament concludes

All the prize winners of the three-day Bihar Diwas fencing championships pose for a group photograph with their trophies and medals at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on March 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Hasya Kavi Sammelan held in Patna


Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated an All-India Hasya Kavi Sammelan (All-India laugh poets convention) at SK Memorial Hall in Patna on March 23, 2010. Bihar PHED Minister Ashwani Kumar Chaubey and other ministers were present on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui