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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Siddiqui elected RJD Legislature Party leader

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Bihar unit president Abdul Bari Siddiqui was unanimously elected the leader of the 22-member Legislature Party in the State Assembly in a meeting held at 10, Circular Road, the residence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Patna on November 28, 2010.

Former Chief Minister Rabri Devi and other leaders congratulated Siddiqui for his election.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Digha MLA Poonam Devi felicitated

New elected MLA from Digha Assembly Constituency Poonam Devi was felicitated at the function in Patna on November 28, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Mob protests killing of local resident


Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse an unruly mob which blocked Kargil Chowk near Gandhi Maidan and disrupted the movement of vehicular traffic in Patna on November 28, 2010 to protest the killing of Sanjay Paswan, who was shot dead by a group of criminals at Anta Ghat area under Gandhi Maidan police station on November 27 night.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Viklang Adhikar Manch highlights grievances of disabled

Bihar Viklang Adhikar Manch highlighted the grievances if physically challenged persons of the state in Patna on November 28, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar holds first meeting of new cabinet

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attended the first meeting of his new cabinet in Patna on November 27, 2010. The meeting decided to root out corruption, ensure energy and food security besides giving a push to good governance, law and order, health and education.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Law and order top priority for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar listed his priorities for further improving law and order in Bihar. The Chief Minister held a marathon meeting with top police officials in Patna on November 27, 2010. He said he would not tolerate crime under any circumstances.

Immediate steps be taken for filling up around 8,800 vacant posts of SAP personnel besides appointment of 10,000 constables besides continuing speedy trials, he told the meeting.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sushil Kumar Modi's first day in office

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi joined his Finance Department office in Patna on November 27, 2010 before attending the first cabinet meeting. Modi was accorded welcome by the senior staff members of the office.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Ram Balak Mahto is new advocate general of Bihar

Noted lawyer Ram Balak Mahto (86) has been appointed advocate general of Bihar for the fifth time in his career in Patna on November 27, 2010. Mahto replaces PK Shahi, who became a minister in new Nitish cabinet.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar visits PMCH to see Bihar CM's ailing mother


Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar reached Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to see ailing mother of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on November 27, 2010. Nitish Kumar was also present in the hospital.

New Era School organises annual sports day


New Era School organised its annual sports day at the Moinul Haq Stadium in Patna on November 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Training programme on 'Air Quality Monitoring' held in Patna University

Central Pollution Control Board organised an all-India training programme on " Air Quality Monitoring, Network Design, Air Sampling and Quality Assurance" in Patna University Geology Department on November 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holy Mission Academy students present cultural programmes in Patna

Holy Mission Academy organised its annual function in Patna on November 27, 2010. Kids drawn from different classes presented attractive and spell-bound cultural programmes to mark the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

PAHAL organises health check up camp

Public Awareness for Healthy Living (PAHAL) organised a free health check up camp in Patna on November 27, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar holds meeting with Chief Secretary

After taking the oath as Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time in a row, Nitish Kumar drove to State Secretariat and held informal meeting with Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner in Patna on November 26, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visits PMCH to see his ailing mother


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited the Patna Medical College and Hospital on November 26, 2010 to see his ailing mother.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bihar ministers take oath






Nitish Kumar, who led the NDA to a thumping victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, was sworn in as chief minister for a second consecutive term in a function at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 26, 2010.

Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar administered the oath of office and secrecy to 29 ministers.

Sushil Kumar Modi of BJP was sworn in as a cabinet minister. He will be the deputy chief minister. Eighteen MLAs from JD(U) and 11 from BJP took oath as ministers.

Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar administered the oath of office and secrecy to all the ministers.

BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Rajnath Singh, Anant Kumar and Shatrughan Sinha attended the function. JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra and several members from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from Bihar were present in the function.

Ministers and portfolios

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar: Home, General Administration, Election, Vigilance and rest of the departments.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi : Finance, Commercial Taxes and Forest and Environment.

Vijay Kumar Chowdhury: Water Resources department.

Bijendra Prasad Yadav: Minister for Energy with the additional charge of Parliamentary Affairs, Excise and Prohibition and Registration departments.

Nand Kishore Yadav: Minister for Road Construction.

Narendra Singh: Agriculture.

Brishen Patel: Minister for Information and Public relation and Transport.

Ramai Ram: Minister for Revenue and Land Reform department.

Chandra Mohan Rai: PHED.

Ashwini Kumar Chowbey: Health.

Prem Kumar: Urban Development and Housing.

Janardan Singh Sigriwal: Labour Resources.

Giriraj Singh: Animal and Fishery resources.

Satyadeo Narayan Arya: Mine and Geology.

Ramadhar Singh: Co-operative.

Sukhda Pandey: Youth, Art and Culture.

Sunil Kumar alias Pintoo: Tourism department.

Hari Prasad Sah: Panchayati Raj.

Bhim Singh: Rural Work.

Renu Kumari: Industry and Disaster Management.

Jitan Ram Manjhi: Scheduled Caste and Tribal Welfare.

Damodar Rout: Building Construction and Law.

Narendra Narayan Yadav: Planning and Development.

Prashant Kumar Sahi: Human Resource development.

Shahid Ali Khan: Minority Welfare with additional charge of Information Technology.

Shyam Rajak: Food and Consumer Protection.

Parveen Amanullah: Social Welfare.

Nitish Mishra: Rural development.

Awdesh Prasad Kushwaha: Sugarcane Industry and Minor Irrigation.

Goutam Singh: Science and Technology.

Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sushil Kumar Modi sworn in as a cabinet minister

Sushil Kumar Modi of BJP was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the oath-taking ceremony at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 26, 2010. He will be the deputy chief minister of Bihar. Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar administered the oath of the office and secrecy to Modi.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

Nitish Kumar, who led the NDA to a thumping victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, was sworn in as chief minister for a second consecutive term in a function at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 26, 2010. Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Nitish Kumar.

Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

BJP and JD(U) candidates who beat Rabri Devi

Vinay Kumar Singh of BJP (left) and Satish Kumar of JD(U), who defeated former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi from Sonepur and Raghopur constituencies respectively in Bihar Assembly election, showed victory sign in Patna on November 25, 2010. Vinay Kumar Singh beat Rabri Devi by 20685 votes and Satish Kumar defeated Rabri Devi by 13006 votes.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Chhatra Janata Dal (United) celebrates victory

Chhatra Janata Dal (United), a students wing of JD(U), celebrated party's thumping win in Bihar Assembly election in Patna on November 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nitish meets Bihar Governor, stakes claim to form new government



NDA leaders led by Nitish Kumar called on Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar at Raj Bhavan in Patna on November 25, 2010 and submitted a list of 207 NDA legislators, including Dilip Verma of Sikta Assembly Constituency to the Governor staking his claim to form next government in Bihar. In response, Governor has invited Nitish Kumar to form new government. JD(U) and BJP leaders Sharad Yadav, Arun Jiatley, Ananth Kumar, Sushil Kumar Modi, Vijay Kumar Choudhary and Dr CP Thakur were present on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Nitish Kumar greets Uday Narain Choudhary

Nitish Kumar greeted JD(U) leader and Speaker of the outgoing Assembly Uday Narain Choudhary in the JD(U) Legislature Party meeting in Patna on November 25, 2010. Former Bihar Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra was present on the occasion.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiaqui

Nitish Kumar elected NDA Legislature Party leader for second term


National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Legislature Party held its meeting in Patna on November 25, 2010 and elected Nitish Kumar to lead next NDA government in Bihar. Top JD(U) and BJP leaders including Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav, Arun Jaitley and Sushil Kumar Modi were present in the meeting.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Nitish Kumar elected JD(U) Legislature Party leader


JD(U) Legislature Party held its meeting in Patna on November 25, 2010 and elected Nitish Kumar as Legislature Party leader in new Bihar Assembly. Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav, state president Vijay Kumar Choudhary and all 115 newly elected members of Bihar Assembly were present in the meeting.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Meet JD(U) women MLAs

Newly elected JD(U) women members of Bihar Legislative Assembly showed victory sign in Patna on November 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

JD(U) workers celebrate victory


Janata Dal (United) workers and supporters gathered at JD(U) state headquarters in Patna on November 25, 2010 to celebrate their landslide win in Bihar Assembly election.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Gandhi Maidan to host oath-taking ceremony


Preparations were on full swing for the oath-taking ceremony of new Bihar government at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on November 25, 2010. Nitish Kumar will take oath on November 26 as the 32nd Chief Minister of Bihar.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar Governor gets Assembly election results

Chief Election Officer of Bihar Sudhir Kumar Rakesh handed over Bihar Assembly election 2010 results to Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar at Raj Bhavan in Patna on November 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Sushil Kumar Modi elected BJP Legislature Party leader



Newly elected MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held its meeting in Patna on November 25, 2010 to elect the Legislature Party leader in Bihar Assembly. Sushil Kumar Modi has been elected as the BJP Legislature Party's leader. BJP state unit president Dr CP Thakur, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and in-charge of BJP's Bihar Affairs Ananth Kumar were present in the meeting. BJP has 91 members in the new Legislative Assembly.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Bihar state and inter-district TT begins

The 59th Bihar state and inter-district table tennis championships began at Bihar Young Men's Institute hall in Patna on November 25, 2010.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

A victory for development, says Nitish Kumar





Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said: the victory of JD (U)-BJP alliance is a victory for development. Talking to reporters after NDA’s landslide win in Patna on November 24, 2010, Nitish Kumar pledged to work harder in his second tenure.

He said the outcome of the elections also proved beyond doubt that it was a victory for development and for the people of the state.

"We have no magic wand, but people's trust. I will need to work harder than I did in the last five years and I will not hesitate," he remarked.

He said good governance and employment generation would be the top priorities of the government in next five years.

Bihar Assembly Elections 2010

Final Party Position:

Total Seats 243

Results Declared 243

NDA

JD-U -- 115

BJP -- 91

RJD -- 22

LJP -- 03

JMM -- 01 (opened its account in Bihar for the first time)

Independents/others -- 6

Cong -- 04

CPI -- 01

CPIM -- 0

CPI(ML) -- 0