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Friday, April 29, 2011

Now you can book cooking gas cylinder through SMS

Bihar Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak inaugurated Indane's automated LPG cylinder booking system in Patna on April 26, 2011. Now the consumers can book their cylinder through SMS. Patna consumers can dial 9708024365 for refill booking.
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Magadh Mahila College alumni meet on April 30

Magadh Mahila College Alumni Association will organise its 4th meeting on the college campus in Patna on April 30. This was disclosed at a press conference in Patna on April 26, 2011. Different programmes will be organised to celebrate the occasion.
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JP Andolankari Sangharsh Morcha holds meeting

JP Andolankari Sangharsh Morcha held its meeting to discuss their future course of action in Patna on April 26, 2011.
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JD(U) Women Cell launches signature campaign for special status to Bihar

Janata Dal (United) Women Cell launched signature campaign seeking special status to Bihar at Arya Kanya Vidyalaya in Patna on April 26, 2011.
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Janhit Party holds meeting

Bihar unit of the Janhit Party held its meeting in Patna on April 26, 2011.
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Bihar Cabinet holds meeting on agriculture


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a cabinet meeting on agriculture to prepare a model at CM Secretariat in Patna on April 26, 2011.

The meeting first-ever in India of this kind was held to explore the ways for boosting the agrarian sector. “Bihar is the first state in the country to address the agriculture sector in such a big way with the setting up the specific cabinet on agriculture,” a senior official said.

Presided over by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the cabinet meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, besides 17 other ministers of different departments, including water resources, irrigation, energy, rural works, sugarcane industry, animal husbandry and disaster management.

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Fake currency and judicial stamps racket busted in Patna









Patna Police seized fake judicial stamps, judicial stamp papers and currency worth over Rs 1 crore and arrested four persons in this connection in overnight raids at two places on April 26, 2011.

City Superintendent of Police S V Rao Lande said that a police team led by him raided two houses near Bangali Akhara and seized the fake judicial stamps and judicial stamp papers. Police had also seized all the printing equipment found there.

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Citizen's report on governance and development 2010 released

Bihar Social Watch released citizen's report on "Governance and Development 2010" at AN Sinha Institute in Patna on April 26, 2011. Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Tara Kant Jha was the chief guest on the occasion.
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Media consultation on child right held in Patna

A state-level media consultation on "Every mother every child has right to survive", organised by Save The Children at SCADA Business Centre in Patna on April 25, 2011. Mammen Mathew, senior resident editor of Hindustan Times, Patna edition also addressed the seminar.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Drinking water and sanitation problems in rural Bihar discussed

Bihar Government's Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and Uttarakhand Academy of Administration jointly organised a three-day workshop on drinking water and sanitation in seven districts of the state in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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Prepaid auto door-to-door service launched in Patna

Bihar Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak inaugurated 3G prepaid auto door-to-door service near Patna Junction railway station on April 25, 2011.
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BSc Part I students of PU stage demonstration

BSc Part One students of Patna University (PU) staged demonstration under the banner of NSUI in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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NCPUL examination held

Girls students took the one year diploma course in Urdu examination conducted by National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) at Patna Educational and Vocational Centre in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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Tata Agrico launches Grasshopper rotary tiller

Tata Agrico launched Grasshopper rotary tiller at a press conference in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds meeting with NDA workers


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held a meeting with National Democratic Alliance workers and his cabinet colleagues in Patna on April 25, 2011. During the meeting Kumar directed the state unit of NDA to set up a task force comprising ruling coalition members to help the state government in its drive against corruption in the state.

The task force comprising NDA activists would keep a watch over public servants against corruption, particularly in the schemes like Indira Awas Yojona.

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BJP hoping to do well in Bengal, TN and Kerala assembly elections

Senior BJP leader and MP Shahnawaz Hussain claimed that his party would do well in the elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and was looking to form the government in Assam. Hussain was talking to reporters in Patna on April 25, 2011.

Hussain also reacted angrily to the CBI's second charge sheet against five persons in the 2G scam. “It is the ‘first-ever’ instance that a second charge sheet is submitted by the agency in a case”, he said.

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Bihar State AIDS Control Society employees stage demonstration

Bihar State AIDS Control Society Employees Union staged demonstration in protest against the retrenchment of employees in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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New BSEB chairman Rajmani Prasad Singh assumes office

Professor Rajmani Prasad Singh (right) took over the charges as Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman from out going chairman AKP Yadav in Patna on April 25, 2011.
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AISF activists gherao Magadh University official

All India Students Federation (AISF) activists gheraoed Magadh University official at AN College in Patna on April 25, 2011 in protest against examination fee hike of different post graduate courses. For the past one week students of different colleges affiliated to Magadh University continued their agitation against fee hike.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

River-side cafeteria Bhagirathi Vihar inaugurated

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated "Bhagirathi Vihar", a river-side cafeteria, at Gandhi Ghat on the bank of Ganga in Patna on April 24, 2011. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Bihar Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintoo were present on the occasion.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar participates in Ganga Aarti

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and other ministers participated in the majestic "Ganga Aarti" at Gandhi Ghat in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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BB Yadav inter-school table tennis concludes

Winners of BB Yadav memorial inter-school table tennis tournament posed for group photograph displaying their trophies and certificates in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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Retired Veterinarians Welfare Association holds annual general meeting in Patna

Retired Veterinarians Welfare Association (Bihar) held its annual general meeting in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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SUCI (C) celebrates foundation day

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) celebrated its 63rd foundation day in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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Second phase of Panchayat polls end in Bihar






The second phase of Panchayat election in Bihar concluded on April 24, 2011. An estimated 58.8 per cent voting was recorded. The poll was marred by stray incidents of violence in which at least one person was killed and several injured. One person was killed in Madhubani district.

Photographs showed the voters lined up to exercise their franchise in Paliganj and Dulhin Bazar areas of Patna district on April 24, 2011.

Photos: Aftab Alam Siddiqui

Rajmani Prasad Sinha new chairman of Bihar School Examination Board


Rajmani Prasad Sinha, retired professor of physics, Patna University, has been appointed new chairman of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) in Patna on April 24, 2011. Professor Sinha will replace AKP Yadav, who completed his three-year term.
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Sminar on 'Ramrajya Kal Aur Aj' held in Patna

Veteran BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra and Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy jointly inaugurated the seminar on "Ramrajya Kal Aur Aj", organised by Sanskritik Gaurav Sansthan at Bihar Industries Association hall in Patna on April 24, 2011. Dr Swamy delivered the keynote address.
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Bank of Baroda sports meet held in Patna

Bank of Baroda sports meet for its employees and their wards was held at the Moinul Haq Stadium in Patna on April 24, 2011. Mohar Singh, zonal general manager of the Bank of Baroda, Patna Zone inaugurated the meet.
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Students go on hunger strike to protest fee hike

Activists of All India Students Federation (AISF) went on hunger strike in protest against the examination fee hike of Magadh University post graduate courses in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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ABVP organises workshop for senate and syndicate members in Patna

Bihar unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) organised a workshop for senate and syndicate members in Patna on April 24, 2011.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Veer Kuer Singh Vijayotsav Divas celebrated

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar participated in a function the was organised to celebrate Veer Kuer Singh Vijayotsav Divas in Patna on April 23, 2011. Former Bihar Chief Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra and Bihar Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak were present on the occasion.
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Cross-country race organised to celebrate Veer Kuer Singh Jayanti

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sport Cell organised cross-country race to celebrate Veer Kuer Singh Jayanti in Patna on April 23, 2011.
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Bihar BJP celebrates Veer Kuer Singh Jayanti

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated Veer Kuer Singh Jayanti in a grand manner at SK Memorial Hall in Patna on April 23, 2011. Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, state BJP president Dr CP Thakur and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi participated in the function.
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RJD workers pay tributes to Veer Kuer Singh

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders and workers paid floral tributes to Veer Kuer Singh on his Jayanti in Patna on April 23, 2011.
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