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Monday, February 28, 2011

Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa arrives in Patna


Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorji reached Patna on February 26, 2011 on his way to Bodh Gaya. Karmapa was recently in news relating to huge foreign currency haul from his monastery.

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Higher education commission in Bihar soon

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a high-level meeting with the Minister and officials of the Human Resources Development Department in Patna on February 26, 2011. Bihar Government's HRD Minister PK Shahi and Department's Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh were present in the meeting. The meeting has decided to create a new higher education commission for the appointment of teachers in Universities.
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Seminar on fish farming held in Patna

Bihar Animal and Fishery Resources Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurated a seminar on "Effect of floating fish feed on fish farming" in Patna on February 26, 2011.
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Gandhi Shilp Bazar inaugurated in Patna

Bihar Animal and Fishery Resources Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurated Gandhi Shilp Bazar at Gate Public Library ground in Patna on February 26, 2011.
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Seminar on small pox and measles held in Patna

Rotary Patna District 3250 organised a seminar on small pox and measles in Patna on February 26, 2011. Homeopathic medicines for small pox and measles were also distributed in the function.
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Banks in India facing staff crisis

Bank of India Officers Association president Mukund Shintre said the banks in India had been facing shortage of staff and officers though the business had increased by manifolds in the last 25 years. Shintre and others office-bearers of the association was talking to reporters in Patna on February 26, 2011.
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Art lovers throng Patna Arts and Crafts College

Art lovers thronged Patna Arts and Crafts College in Patna on February 26, 2011 to watch the art exhibition.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Patna Medical College celebrates 86th foundation day


Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar inaugurated the 86th foundation day of the Patna Medical College in Patna on February 25, 2011. Speaking on the occasion, Konwar said more medical centres should be set up in rural areas with adequate doctors in place to address some basic ailments.
Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Choubey urged the doctors to go and work in rural areas.
BJP state unit president Dr CP Thakur was present on the occasion.
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Bihar CM expresses displeasure on Railway budget

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his disappointment on the Railway budget with regard to 'lack of attention' on safety measures and said adequate attention should be paid in this regard. Kumar was talking to reporters in Patna on February 25, 2011. He also said that there were no concrete proposals for Bihar.

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Protest against Railway budget


Members of rickshaw, thela, tumum and hawkers unions staged demonstration at Patna Junction on February 25, 2011 in protest against the Railway budget. They said there were no provisions made in the budget to provide license to hawkers.
Krantikari Communists Vichar Manch activists staged demonstration in protest against Railway budget for neglecting Bihar.
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No hike in railway fares keeps passengers happy


Union Railway Minister Mamataa Banerjee presented Railway budget for the year 2011-12 in the Parliament in New Delhi on February 25, 2011. Railway passengers at Patna Junction took their time off to hear and view the budget speech of Railway Minister on hanging TVs located in different platforms. Passengers finally had a sigh of relief as there was no hike in railway fares.
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Patna Arts and Crafts College students raise their problems

Students of Patna Arts and Crafts College told their problems to Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar regarding shortage of teachers in Patna on February 25, 2011. Konwar went there to inaugurate an art exhibition.
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Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar inaugurates art exhibition


Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar inaugurated an art exhibition at Patna Arts and Crafts College in Patna on February 25, 2011. Bihar Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Sukhda Pandey was present on the occasion.
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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi presents annual budget for 2011-12

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi presented Rs 65,325.87 crore annual budget for 2011-12 in the State Assembly in Patna on February 25, 2011.

Road construction, human resources development, health and water resources will be the major part of the expenditure.

Modi, who is also state Finance Minister, proposed to raise value added tax on certain goods in schedule three from 4 per cent to 5 per cent, while on various consumer goods such as TV, refrigerator and automobiles from the present 12.5 per cent to 13.5 per cent.

He said road construction, human resources development, health and water resources would remain to be the priority areas in 2011-12 and announced an allocation of Rs 5,075 crore, about 21.15 per cent of the state plan of Rs 24000 crore.

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RJD MLAs stage protest outside Bihar Assembly

RJD MLAs staged protest outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on February 25, 2011 in support of their demands.
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Hindi collection of stories 'Ek Sal Bad' released

Bihar Government's Labour Resources Department secretary Vyasji, executive editor of "Hans" magazine Sanjeev and Padamshree Srinivas Udgata released jointly a collection of stories " Ek Sal Bad", authored by AN Nand at Bihar Industries Association hall in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Blind singers steal the show

Blind singers captivated the audience at Sri Arvind Mahila College in Patna on February 25, 2011.
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Workshop on artisans welfare held in Patna

Bihar Labour Resources Department Minister Janardan Singh Sigriwal inaugurated a workshop on Artisans Welfare" in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary on his way to attend Assemby session

Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary was on his way to attend the Assembly session in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Sushil Kumar Modi on his way to attend Assembly session

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was on his way to attend Assembly session in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Civil surgeons hold meeting on Polio eradication

Civil surgeons of Bihar held a meeting on polio eradication campaign at Patna District Magistrate office in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on his way to attend Assembly session

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on his way to attend the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Dehri MLA Jyoti Rashmi demands Hindu university in Kisanganj

Jyoti Rashmi, an Independent MLA from Dehri Assembly constituency staged protest outside Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna on February 24, 2011, against the opening of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) branch in Kisanganj. Rashmi demanded opening of a Hindu university in Kisanganj.
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MLA Dinesh Singh stages protest against poor law and order situation in Jagdishpur

RJD MLA from Jagdishpur Assembly constituency Dinesh Singh found a new way to raise his voice against the deteriorating law and order situation of his constituency. The MLA rode a rickshaw holding the placards in the Bihar Assembly premises in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Refresher course on Hindi poems held in Patna University

Patna University vice-chancellor Sudipto Adhikari inaugurated the UGC sponsored 8th refresher course on " Adhunik Hindi Kavita Evam Pratirodh Chetna" in the Hindi Department of the university in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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CPI-ML activists demand compensation

CPI-ML activists staged dharna in Patna on February 24, 2011 demanding Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the kins of Patna University student Chandrashekhar, who died recently after falling from an university hostel roof.
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Career fair organised at BN College

A career fair was organised at BN College in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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BSEB chairman conducts surprise check at Bankipore Girls School

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman AKP Yadav visited Bankipore Girls School to take the first hand account of the ongoing matriculation examinations in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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School students meet Bihar Vidhan Sabha Speaker

A group of school students visited Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna on February 24, 2011. Vidhan Sabha Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary interacted with the students during the break hours of the Assembly session.
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RJD MLAs raise their voice

RJD MLAs staged demonstration outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on February 24, 2011 for Government's failures to check corruption and other several issues.
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Bihar Ministers ready to face the Opposition queries

Bihar Ministers Nand Kishore Yadav, Narendra Singh and Ramai Ram were on their way to attend the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Abdul Bari Siddiqui on his way to attend Bihar Assembly session

Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly and RJD MLA Abdul Bari Siddiqui was on his way to attend the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly in Patna on February 24, 2011.
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Aircel launches 3G service in Bihar

Pan-India telecom operator Aircel launched its 3G service in Bihar and Jharkhand at a function in Patna on February 24, 2011. A company executive said the at present, the service would be available in Patna, Hajipur and Danapur.
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Lecture on JP held in Patna

A lecture on " Jayaprakash Narayan: Khoj Evam Virasat" was held at Avhilekh Bhavan in Patna on February 24, 2011. Noted historian Professor Vimal Prakash delivered the keynote address. Speaking on the occasion, Professor Vimal said Jayaprakash Narayan did not have the greed for power. "Pandit Nehru had wanted him in the cabinet but JP refused," he said.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Mother Express reaches Patna Junction


Mother Express, a museum on wheels portraying the life and works of Mother Teresa, reached Patna Junction on February 20, 2011. Hundreds of visitors thronged the train to view the exhibition.
Bihar Vidhan Sabha Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary inaugurated the exhibition. East Central Railway General Manager KK Srivastav was present on the occasion.
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St Michael's School sports meet held

Annual sports meet of St Michael's School held in Patna on February 20, 2011.
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Thousands offer 'Chadar' at Peer Murad Shah Mazar in Patna




Annual Urs of Hazrat Syed Gulam Safdar Peer Murad Shah Rahamtullah Allaih began on his Mazar at Patna High Court on February 20, 2011. On the first day thousands of faithfuls thronged the fair and offered "Chadars". Rashtriya Janata Dal national general secretary and MP Ram Kripal Yadav offered "Chadar"at Peer Murad Shah Mazar.
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Seminar on Social Justice and Deprived Society organised in Patna

A seminar on Social Justice and Deprived Society was held at East and West Academy in Patna on February 20, 2011. The seminar was organised by Loktantrik Samaj Morcha.
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Brishen Patel flags off Management Run

Bihar Information and Public Relation and Transport Minister Brishen Patel flagged off "Management Run" in Patna on February 20, 2011. The run was organised by Patna Management Association.
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BJP Bihar state committee holds meeting

Bihar Road Construction Department Minister Nand Kishore Yadav addressed a high-level meeting meeting of the BJP state committee in Patna on February 20, 2011. BJP state president Dr CP Thakur and other senior leaders attended the meeting.
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Baba Ramdev's supporters stage demonstration

Supporters of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev staged demonstration in Patna on February 20, 2011 in protest against an Arunachal Pradesh MP, who created trouble at Ramdev's camp in Arunachal Pradesh recently.
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