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Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Vote, My Future


Hundreds of youngsters took part in Voter Awareness Marathon in Patna on October 27, 2010. The marathon began from Bihar Assembly gate and ended at Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park. Patna District Magistrate Jitendra Kumar Sinha flagged off the race.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Nitin Gadkari on campaign trail

BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, state president Dr CP Thakur and senior leader Ravi Shankar Prasad were at Patna airport on October 27, 2010 on their way to attend election meetings for NDA in different Assembly segments of Bihar.
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LJP's campaign at Machhuatoli

Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) workers took out a door-to-door campaign for their candidate at Machhuatoli locality in Patna on October 27, 2010.
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Congress seeks action against Sharad Yadav

Congress submitted a memorandum to Election Commission seeking strict action against JD-U chief Sharad Yadav for his personal remarks against Rahul Gandhi in Patna on October 27, 2010. The memorandum stated the remarks were aimed at spreading hatred and violated the model code of conduct.

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When the two poles meet

RJD leader Pabhunath Singh greeted BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain at Patna airport on October 27, 2010. Both the leaders were on their way to attend election meetings in different parts of Bihar.
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RJD leader and former MLA Siya Devi joins JD(U)

RJD leader and former MLA Siya Devi joined JD(U) in Patna on October 27, 2010.
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Rich tributes paid to Comrade Ram Naresh Ram

CPI-ML (Liberation) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya and several other Left leaders paid tributes to Comrade Ram Naresh Ram at CPI-ML (Liberation) office in Patna on October 27, 2010. Senior CPI-ML (Liberation) leader Ram Naresh Ram died in Bhojpur on October 26, 2010.
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RJD releases 6th list for Bihar Assembly election

RJD national general secretary Ram Kripal Yadav released his party's 6th list of 22 candidates for the sixth and last phase of Bihar Assembly election in Patna on October 27, 2010.
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NCP's election campaign at Dariyapur

NCP leaders and workers took out election campaign march at Dariyapur locality in Patna on October 27, 2010.
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CPI-M leader Suhasini Ali in Patna

Senior CPI-M leader Suhasini Ali was in Patna on October 27, 2010 to boost her party's campaign in Bihar Assembly election. Talking to reporters, Suhasini sought public debate on real issues facing the country.
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Patna High Court Judge T Meena Kumari sworn in

Justice Toom Meena Kumari was sworn-in as Patna High Court judge on October 27, 2010.
Chief Justice Rekha M Doshit administered the oath of the office to Justice Meena Kumari (right).
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Getting ready for Deepawali festival

Diyas (earthen lamps) were being prepared for Deepawali, the festival of lights, in Patna on October 27, 2010.
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Designer Diyas on sale in Patna

As Deepawali, festival of lights comes near, students of Patna Women's College purchased designer diyas (earthen lamps) from a makeshift shop near their college in Patna on October 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Work is just half done









As it was the last day for the campaigning for the third phase of Bihar Assembly election, several important national and state-level leaders gathered at the state hanger of the Patna airport on October 26, 2010 to board their respective helicopters and fly out to attend different election meetings in different places of Bihar.
From top Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Singh Yadav, Congress Bihar unit president Mahboob Ali Kaiser, NCP leader Tariq Anwar, BJP leaders Shahnawaz Hussain, Rajiv Pratap Rudi, BJP Bihar unit president Dr CP Thakur, JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad, former Indian Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda and JD (S) Bihar state president Dadan Yadav alias Dadan Pehalwan were seen at Patna airport on October 26, 2010.

Meanwhile, campaigning came to end in the 48 Assembly constituencies of Bihar on October 26, 2010 for the third phase of polling on October 28, 2010.

The ruling NDA and the RJD-LJP combine are locked in a neck-and-neck fight in the constituencies of East Champaran, West Champaran, Siwan, Gopalganj, Saran and Vaishali districts.

An electorate of 1.03 crore, including 47.56 lakh women, will decide the fate of 787 candidates prominent among them being former chief minister Rabri Devi.

Photos; Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rahul Gandhi in Manjhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is drawing huge crowd in his election meetings in Bihar, addressed another rally at Manjhi in Chapra district on October 25, 2010.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack on the Bihar government, by drawing parallels between the development claims of Nitish Kumar and the failure of NDA's 'India Shining' campaign. He also predicted that the state government would bite the dust in the Assembly polls.

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Nitish addresses election rally at Kankarbagh



Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attended and addressed an election rally organised by the NDA at Kankarbagh in Patna on October 25, 2010 to garner vote and support for the BJP candidate Arun Sinha for Kumhrar Assembly seat. BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr CP Thakur, JD (U) state spresident Vijay Kumar Choudhary and sitting BJP MLA Arun Kumar Sinha were present on the occasion.
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Girl student commits suicide in Patna

A MBA first-year student committed suicide by hanging herself at her Patrakar Nagar colony residence in Patna on October 25, 2010.

Police said the girl, identified as Arya Kumari (21), committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan. A suicide note had been found from her room in which she has explained the cause behind taking the extreme step, police added.

Acting on the basis of the suicide note, police have registered a case against five youths for provoking her to claim her own life.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

RJD candidate Abu Kaiser launches door-to-door campaign in Nathnagar

Abu Kaiser, RJD candidate for Nathnagar assembly constituency of Bhagalpur district, launched a door-to-door campaign in some areas of Bhagalpur on October 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Public hearing on proposed hike of electricity tariff in Bihar concludes

Bihar Electricity Regularity Commission held a public hearing on ARR and tariff petition of Bihar State Electricity Board for financial year 2010-11 in Patna on October 25, 2010. Consumers belonging to domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors opposed the Electricity Board's move to hike the power tariff.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

RJD leader Shankar Dayal Singh joins JD (U)

RJD leader Shankar Dayal Singh joined JD (U) in Patna on October 25, 2010.
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Campaigning picks up for Bihar Assembly election









As the campaigning for the third phase of Bihar Assembly election picked up, leaders of different political parties arrived at the state hanger of the Patna airport to board choppers and fly out of Patna on October 25, 2010 to attend election meetings in different assembly segments.
From top: RJD chief and Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav, JD (U) national president Sharad Yadav, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, Congress leader Salman Khurshid, BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad, Rajnath Singh, BJP Bihar unit president Dr CP Thakur, BJP leader Ananth Kumar, Rashtriya Hindu Dal president Pradeep Joshi and RJD leader Ghulam Gaus were at Patna airport on October 25, 2010 on their way to attend election meetings in different places of Bihar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

CME on heart treatment organised in Patna

Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology organized Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme in Patna on October 24, 2010. Speaking of the occasion doctors stressed on the latest researches in the field of healthcare.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Jewelry exhibition attracts visitors

A grand Jewelry exhibition was organized at Hotel Maurya in Patna on October 24, 2010.

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Broad daylight theft in Patna

In a broad daylight incident, unidentified criminals barged into the a flat of Shrikunj Apartment under Buddha Colony Police station on October 24, 2010 and escaped with jewellery worth Rs 4 lakh and Rs 75,000 cash. At the time of the incident the owner of the house Rajiv Jha and his wife were out of the house for about 90 minutes.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, October 29, 2010

A single-handed mission

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed an election rally at Parsa on October 24, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

NCP releases manifesto for Bihar polls

NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar released the manifesto of his party for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on October 24, 2010.
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Two Singhs on one mission


BJP leader Rajnath Singh and RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh were on their way at Patna airport on October 24, 2010 to attend election meetings of their respective parties in different assembly segments of Bihar for the third and fourth phases of election.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Babu Lal Marandi jumps in to influence Bihar voters

Jharkhand Vikas Party chief Babu Lal Marandi arrived in Patna on October 24, 2010 to boost up the campaigning for Rashtriya Vikas Party in the third and fourth phases of Bihar Assembly election.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

BJP leader Ananth Kumar in Patna

BJP leaders Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and Ananth Kumar were on the way to attend public meetings in Patna on October 24, 2010 for the third and fourth phase of Bihar polls.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Second phase of Bihar polls witnesses 52 per cent turnout












About 52 per cent of the 98.44 lakh electorate cast their votes in 45 Assembly constituencies in Bihar in the second phase of elections on October 24, 2010. A few stray incidents of violence were reported from some assembly segments in the poll which by and large passed off peacefully.

A total of 623 candidates, including 46 women, were in fray in the 45 constituencies spread over six districts which are East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Samastipur.

Photos show the polling scenes of some Samastipur district polling booths.

Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui