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Monday, May 31, 2010

Bihar farmers to get cheap loans

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated Kisan Mela (Farmers Fair) in Patna on May 24, 2010. Bihar Agriculture Minister Renu Kumari was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Modi said Bihar government had decided to charge 4 per cent interest instead of 7 per cent from farmers on agriculture loans. The scheme had come into effect from April 1, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Three get Shrawan Kumar Awards

Mahavir Sthan Trust Board felicitated three persons with Shrawan Kumar Awards at a function in Patna on May 24, 2010. Kiran Devi of Bhagalpur got the second prize of Rs 50,000 while Sunil Upadhyaya and Pankaj Kumar jointly received the third prizes of Rs 25, 000 each. No one was selected for the first prize of Rs 1 lakh. Six others got inspiration awards.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunday, May 30, 2010

IIHT launches new branch in Patna

A new branch of Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) was inaugurated at Khajpura Telephone Exchange premises in Patna on May 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Paras offfers 'Chader' at High Court Mazar

LJP leader Pashupati Nath Paras offered "Chader" at High Court Mazar in Patna on May 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tributes to Rammurti

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid floral tributes to Acharya Rammurti, noted Gandhian, social thinker and close associate of Jaya Prakash Narayan at Gandhi Museum in Patna on May 24, 2010. Rammurti died on May 22.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

BN College students stage dharna

BN College students staged dharna in protest against the fines imposed on them by college authorities in Patna on May 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar BJP gears up for June 12 meeting

BJP state president Dr CP Thakur, Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav and others held a meeting in Patna on May 24, 2010 on the preparations of BJP National executive committee meeting to be held in Patna on June 12, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav holds Janata Darbar

Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav held Janata Darbar at state BJP headquarters in Patna on May 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Journalists and non-journalists stage dharna in Patna

Journalists and non-journalists staged a day-long dharna in Patna on May 24, 2010 demanding extension of the term of the existing wageboard and opposed any move to constitute a tribunal.

Bihar Working Journalist Union (BWJU) General Secretary Arun Kumar said the government should extend the term of Majithia wageboard to complete its pending works and any move to constitute a tribunal would be opposed tooth and nail.

Later, a four member delegation, led by Kumar, met Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar and submitted a memorandum requesting him to use his good office in ensuring that the wageboard got the extension.

The dharna was initiated by the Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Organisations.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Peons and watchmen take out rally in Patna

Bihar State Dafadar, Chowkidar and Panchayat Sevak Sangh took out a procession in Patna on May 24, 2010 in support of their demands for salary hike and regularisation in jobs.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

AIPWA stages demonstration against power and water crisis in Patna


Actvists of All India Progressive Women's Association (AIPWA) staged strong demonstration in protest against the acute electricity and water crisis in Patna on May 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visits the Sanskriti Express

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited the Sanskriti Express, a museum on wheels on the life and works of Kaviguru Rabindra Nath Tagore, at Patna Junction railway station in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Monte Carlo showroom at Raja Bazar

A new showroom of Monte Carlo, the makers of ready made wears, was launched at Raja Bazar in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Villagers kill leopard

A leopard was killed by the villagers of Anandpur locality in Sonepur, near Patna on May 23, 2010. The ill-fated leopard sneaked into the residential area for food.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

UCO Bank Employees Cooperative Credit and Thrift Society Limited holds AGM

Bihar Cooperative Minister Giriraj Kishore Singh inaugurated the annual general meeting of UCO Bank Employees Cooperative Credit and Thrift Society Limited in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav hold meeting

Janata Dal (United) national president Sharad Yadav (right) and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a closed door meeting on several party and other political issues in Patna on May 23, 2010. Sharad Yadav had earlier said that there were no differences in the JD (U).
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Samajik Chetana Mahkumbh organised in Patna

Bihar Prantiya Marwari Yuva Manch organised Samajik Chetana Mahakumbh (Social awareness conclave) in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Pradesh Dalit Sena holds meeting

Bihar Pradesh Dalit Sena, a wing of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), held its working committee meeting in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Workshop on PCOS

Bihar Obstetric and Gynaecological Society organised a workshop on PCOS in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Tailik Samaj holds meeting

Bihar Tailik Samaj held its convention in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar BSP holds working committee meeting

Bihar state wing of Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) held its working committee meeting in Patna on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Kids mesmerises the audience

Ninad organised a cultural programme for kids at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Patna witnesses moderate rains




Tropical cyclonic disturbance in Bay of Bengal brought in moderate rains in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Workshop on 'Animal vaccination'

A workshop on “Animal vaccination” was held at Planetarium in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, May 28, 2010

Shahi Litchis are on sale in Patna

Shahi Litchis of Muzaffarpur have arrived in Patna markets on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RJD protests 'undeclared censorship on the media'

RJD leaders staged a day-long dharna in Patna on May 20, 2010 in protest against "undeclared censorship on the media".

Later, a RJD delegation urged Bihar governor Debanand Konwar to direct the state government to lift,what they described as, "undeclared censorship on the media".

A six-member delegation of RJD led by its state president Abdul Bari Siddiqui and deputy leader in the state assembly Shakeel Ahmed Khan called on Konwar at Raj Bhavan.
Ttalking to reporters, Khan said it was unfortunate that the Nitish Kumar government had stopped giving advertisements to newspapers thrice during the past over four years.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Tariq Anwar at NCP meeting

NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar addressed a Bihar state working committee meeting of his party in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Swaraj Sangosthi

Right to Information activist Parveen Amanullah addresses "Swaraj Sangosthi" in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Review meeting of commercial tax department


Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi addresses a review meeting of commercial tax department in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar CM's Vishwas Yatra in Madhepura




Top 1: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others released the Report Card of Madhepura district at a public meeting at B.N Mandal Stadium, Madhepura during his Vishwas Yatra on May 20, 2010.
Top 2 and 3: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pushed the remote button to unveil the inaugural slabs of various development schemes worth Rs.190 crores at a public meeting at B.N Mandal Stadium, Madhepura during his Vishwas Yatra on May 20, 2010.
Top 4: Bihar Chief Minister Bihar Nitish Kumar distributed Paddy seed to farmer at B.N Mandal Stadium, Madhepura during his Vishwas Yatra on May 20, 2010.
Bottom: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed a public meeting at B.N Mandal Stadium, Madhepura during his Vishwas Yatra on May 20, 2010.
Photos: I and PRD (Government of Bihar)
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'Journalist made captive by principal'




Students blocked Ashok Rajpath and mobbed Patna University Office in protest against the alleged assult on a TV journalist, Irfan (top in pix) by BN College Principal Raj Kishore Prasad in Patna on May 20, 2010. It was alleged that the TV scribe was also made captive for hours by the Principal, who in turn alleged that journalists had assulted him. The journalist was at BN College to cover the ongoing students agitation demanding students union election in democratic manner.
Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Thursday, May 27, 2010

'Food Security Atlas of Rural Bihar' released

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil K Modi and Professor Abhijit Sen, member Planning Commission, jointly released a book on "Food Security Atlas of Rural Bihar" in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Land Reforms Employees stage dharna

Bihar State Land Reforms Employees Union staged a day-long dharna in Patna on May 20, 2010 in support of their demands.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Lalu, Rabri fill up census forms



Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad along with his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi scripted his details in the Census-2010 in Patna on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui