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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

RJD-LJP alliance will come into power, says Lalu


Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad said the RJD-LJP alliance would storm to power with two third majority in the Bihar Assembly. He claimed that there was a strong wave in favour of the association.

Lalu Prasad was talking to media in Patna on August 28, 2010 after admitting expelled BSP leader Shyam Lal Kushwaha, ruling JD(U) leaders Ramkrishna Bharati and Rajesh Choupal into his party.

He said another JD(U) leader Veena Sahi had already joined his party and a "number of leaders are to follow the suit."

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Getting ready to celebrate Eid


As the shops are decked up with latest range fashionable of dresses, Eid shoppings have been picked up in Patna on August 28, 2010.
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Bihar Youth Congress activists block roads



Patna Police resorted to lathi charge when Bihar Youth Congress activists blocked roads in Patna on August 28, 2010 to enforce its 'Chakka Jam' programme to press for an independent inquiry into alleged irregularities in utilisation of Central funds meant for development of the state. Hundreds of youths, led by party's state youth wing chief Lalan Kumar, brought out a march and tried to disrupt vehicular traffic at Bailey road.

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Archana Kumari's paintings catch the eyes


Visitors watched the oil painting exhibition by Archana Kumari at Takshila Art Gallery of the College of Arts and Crafts in Patna on August 28, 2010. East Central Railway General Manager was among the elite visitors.
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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hosts Iftar party


Senior BJP leader and Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hosted an Iftar party at Anjuman Islamia in Patna on August 28, 2010. Senior BJP leaders Ravishankar Prasad, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, state BJP president Dr C P Thakur, JD (U) leader Gulam Rasool Baliyawi, besides several state ministers, including Awadhesh Narain Singh were present.

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Yarpur Montessori School kids celebrate Krishna Janmashtami

Kids of Yarpur Montessori School celebrated Krishna Janmashtami in Patna on August 27, 2010.
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Muslims offer Namaz on third Zuma of Ramazan in Patna


Muslims offered Namaz on the third Zuma of Ramazan in Patna on August 27, 2010.
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Chhedi Paswan releases four books

Chhedi Paswan released four books on the occasion of Diversity Day in Patna on August 27, 2010,
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Rashtriya Mahila Brigade holds Mahapanchayat

Rashtriya Mahila Brigade held Mahapanchayat in Patna on August 27, 2010. Founder of the brigade Dilip Sinha was felicitated on the occasion.
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Dr RK Sinha remembered

Sikkim Governor BP Singh released book in the memory of Dr RK Sinha in Patna on August 27, 2010. Several social activists including the founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement Dr Bindeshwar Pathak were present in the function that was organised to pay tributes to Dr RK Sinha, the greatest of all English teachers ever at Patna University's Department of English. The meeting also decided to launch RK Sinha Foundation.
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GoAir to launch Patna-Delhi-Mumbai flight

GoAir will launch Delhi-Patna-Delhi-Mumbai daily service from September 2. Officials of the low cost carrier service announced it in a press conference in Patna on August 27, 2010.
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Lalu Prasad hosts Iftar in Patna







Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president and former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad hosted an Iftar at his residence in Patna on August 27, 2010. Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, several RJD leaders including former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi were present in the function.
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JP Movement activists stage demonstration

JP Movement activists took out a procession and staged demonstration in Patna on August 27, 2010 in support of their demands.
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Central government employees hold meeting in Patna

Confederation of Central Government Employees held a meeting in Patna on August 27, 2010. Employees leader and Income Tax officer Tarkeshwar Singh addressed the meeting.
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BJP Sports Cell organises Sports Award Function

BJP Bihar Sports Cell organised Sports Award Function to commemorate the birth anniversary celebrations of hockey legend Major Dhyanchand at party office in Patna on August 27, 2010. Bihar Legislative Council chairman Tara Kant Jha felicitated three sports persons and two sports journalists on the occasion.
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Power employees stage demonstration

Power employees under the banner Bihar-Jharkhand Rajya Vidyut Parishad Field Kamgar Union staged demonstration at Bihar State Electricity Board office in Patna on August 27, 2010 in support of their demands.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Utkarsha Kendra volunteers stage demonstration

Volunteers of Bihar State Utkarsha Kendra took out a procession and staged demonstration in Patna on August 26, 2010 in support of their demands.

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Shriram Fertilizers holds dealers meet in Patna

Shriram Fertilizers held dealers meet in Patna on August 26, 2010.
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Residents of Kadam Kuan block road

Residents of Kadam Kuan locality blocked the road and staged demonstration in protest against water-logging near Buddha Murti in Patna on August 26, 2010.
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Book on 'Present Indian Society in the Context of Nagarjun poems' released

Noted Hindi littérateur Namvar Singh released a book on “Nagarjun Ki Kavita Aur Aj Ka Bharatiya Samaj” (Present Indian Society in the Context Nagarjun poems ) in Patna on August 26, 2010. The function was organized to commemorate the birth anniversary celebration of Hindi poet Baba Nagarjun.

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Protest against poor water and power supply


Erratic power supply coupled with irregular water supply has forced the residents of different localities of Patna to express their resentment staging demonstration on the Ashok Rajpath on August 26, 2010.

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Seminar on 'Musalmano Ki Dasha Evam Disha' organised in Patna

Tahrik-e-Pasmanda Muslim Samaj (TPMS) organsied a seminar on "Musalmano Ki Dasha Evam Disha" ( State of Muslims ) in Patna on August 25, 2010.
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Youth Congress demands CBI probe into Central fund scam in Bihar


Youth Congress workers took out Raj Bhavan march in Patna on August 25, 2010 in protest against the alleged multi-crore Central fund scam by Nitish Kumar-led NDA government in Bihar. Police stopped the protesters near Hartali More and took some leaders to Raj Bhavan where they submitted a memorandum to Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar demanding CBI probe into the scam.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Political parties urged to put green energy in poll manifestos

Greenpeace India and civil society groups urged political parties of Bihar to include development of renewable energy in their poll manifestos. The call was made during a day-long workshop organized in Patna on August 25, 2010.

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Samvardhan launched in Bihar

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurated " Samvardhan", a six years partnership programme (2010-2016) between Bihar government and UK's Department of International Development (DFID) in Patna on August 25, 2010.
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Kisan Swaraj Yatra to reach Bihar on November 22

Kisan Swaraj Yatra which will begin from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on October 2 will reach Bihar in between November 22 to 24. The Yatra will be taken out to make the common people aware of the dangers of genetically modified (GM) foods and seeds. The Yatra will spend three days in Bihar-in Patna, Muzaffarpur and Samastipur.

This was disclosed at a press conference in Patna on August 25, 2010, organized by the Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture & GM Free Bihar Movement.

Kumar Shubhamoorty (Gandhian), Vijay Pratap (Lokayan), Parveen Amanullah (Hum Log Trust), Suresh Kumar (Environmentalist) and Pankaj Bhushan (Tara Foundation) were present at the press briefing.

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Saplings planted under 'My Earth My Duty' campaign in Patna

NCC cadets planted saplings under “My Earth My Duty” campaign at Chandauti Bazar Samiti in Patna on August 25, 2010.

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3 PU Hindi Department toppers get Phanishwarnath Renu Samman

Patna University (PU) and Phanishwarnath Renu Social Service Organisation jointly organised a function to felicitate three toppers of Hindi Department in Patna on August 25, 2010 with Phanishwarnath Renu Samman. Patna University pro-vice-chancellor Dr SI Ahsan gave away the prizes.
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Money to buy bicycles distributed at Dayanand Vidyalaya

Cash for the purchase of bicycles was distributed among the students of Dayanand Vidyalaya, Mithapur, under Mukhyamantri Cycle Yojana in Patna on August 25, 2010.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Transporters go on indefinite strike in Bihar


Commercial vehicles including trucks and buses went off roads in Bihar on August 25, 2010 as the Bihar Motor Transport Federation (BMTF) called for an indefinite strike to press for revocation of "draconian" provisions under the 'Damage to Property Act', 1984.

The federation alleged that most of the provisions that were being implemented in Bihar linking it to the Motor Vehicles Act were draconian in nature making transporters, drivers and their commercial vehicles liable for punishment with imprisonment of up to five years.

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Rich tributes paid to BP Mandal


Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, former Bihar Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra and other leaders paid rich tributes to BP Mandal on his birth anniversary in Patna on August 25, 2010. Several functions were organised in the city to mark the occasion.
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Banks asked to disburse loans to farmers in drought-hit Bihar

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi asked the banking institutions to show leadership in reaching out to drought-hit farmers of the state with loans. Modi held a meeting with bankers in Patna on August 24, 2010.

He said banks had been found wanting in disbursal of loans, payment of crop insurance and distribution of Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) to farmers in drought-hit Bihar.

He asked banking institutions to organise camps in the state by September 9 to ensure disbursal of crop loans to needy farmers.

Banks should comply with the state government's target for distribution of 21 lakh KCCs and consumption loan up to Rs. 10,000 to the farmers, he said.

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Anil Sulabh holds Press conference

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee Intellectual Cell president Anil Sulabh held a Press conference in Patna on August 24, 2010.
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