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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Academic activities start after Durga Puja vacation in Patna



Schools and colleges reopened in Patna on October 29, 2012 after Durga Puja vacations.
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Workshop held on 'Recent advances in geosciences in Bihar and Jharkhand'


A national workshop on "Recent advances in geosciences in Bihar  and Jharkhand" was held at AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies in Patna on October 29, 2012. KP Ramaih, principal secretary, Bihar Government's Mines and Geology Department inaugurated the seminar. A Sundaramoorthy, director general of Geological Survey of India delivered the keynote address.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Patna Sahib Group of Colleges ties up with Canada-based college

Patna Sahib Group of Colleges had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Canada-based college so that BTech and Polytechnic students could get higher education in Canada and placement opportunity there. Patna Sahib Group of Colleges Management Committee chairman Dr JS Dhaliwal disclosed this at a Press conference in Patna on October 28, 2012.
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Cooking gas crisis hits Patna, again

A long queue of consumers was witnessed near a Indane cooking gas agency at Kadamkuan locality in Patna on October 28, 2012.
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Paswan demands CBI probe into Sanjay Kumar murder


Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan submitted a memorandum to Bihar Governor Debanand Konwar in Patna on October 28, 2012 demanding CBI inquiry into the murder of his party's Sheohar district unit president Sanjay Kumar, who was shot dead by assailants on August 8, 2012.
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Bihar NCP workers celebrate Tariq Anwar's induction into Union Cabinet

Bihar unit of NCP workers and leaders celebrated the induction of their general secretary Tariq Anwar into the Union Cabinet in Patna on October 28, 2012. Tariq Anwar has been made Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in UPA-2.
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Rani Srivastava's collection of poems released

A collection of Hindi poems "Khuli Khirkhion Wali Tehkhana" written by Rani Srivastava was released in Patna on October 28, 2012. Noted critic Khangendra Thakur released the book.
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Sant Ravidas Jayanti celebrated in Patna

A function was organised at SK Memorial Hall to celebrate Sant Ravidas Jayanti in Patna on October 28, 2012.
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AITUC's 'Jail Bharo' movement on December 13

Bihar unit of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has urged the workers and labourers to court arrest on December 13 in protest against the anti-labour policies of Centre and State Government. This fervent appeal was made by AITUC  general secretary Chakradhar Prasad Singh while addressing a state-level convention of AITUC at Janshakti Bhavan in Patna on October 28, 2012.
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JD(U) sports awards for 64 players

Janata Dal (United) Sports Cell felicitated 64 sportspersons and 10 secretaries of different state sports associations at function in Patna on October 28, 2012. State JD(U) president Vashisht Narayn Singh, MP RCP Sinha and Bihar Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak gave away the awards.
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Arogya Bharati to focus on rural health

Arogya Bharati would launch nation-wide Arogya Mitra Yojana, Gram Swasthya Yojana, and Swasthya Jeevan Shaili" in 5000 villages in the next five years, said Dr Ramesh Gautam, national secretary of body at a Press conference in Patna on October 28, 2012.
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JD(U) MP RCP Sinha felicitated

Janata Dal (United) general secretary and Rajya Sabha member RCP Sinha was felicitated at "Intellectuals meeting" organised by the Bihar JD(U) at IIBM auditorium in Patna on October 28, 2012. The meeting was organised to boost up campaign for special status to Bihar.
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Avon Cycles' Bihar plant to start production by the end of 2013

Bihar unit of Avon Cycles will start its production by the end of next year. At initial stage the Bihar unit will make 500 bicycles per day. The production  will increase as per demand of the market, said Onkar Singh Pahwa, managing director, Avon Cycles Limited while talking to reporters in Patna on October 28, 2012. The Bihar Government had allotted 2.5 acres of land in Hajipur to the company for setting up a bicycle plant. The construction work of the plant will begin from November. Earlier, in the dealers meet, Pahwa launched seven new models of bicycles.
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Fancy dress competition organised

Bihar Pradeshik Agrawal Mahila Sammelan organised a fancy dress competition at Dadiji Temple in Patna on October 28, 2012. The function was a part of Agrasen Jayanti celebrations.
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Seminar on right to information held at BJP office


A seminar on "Janata Ka Hathiyar, Soochna Ka Adhika" ( Right to information is people's weapon) was held at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state headquarters in Patna on October 28, 2012. Several BJP leaders expressed their views in the seminar.
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Prayers and festivity mark Bakrid celebrations in Patna









Bakrid (Eid-ul-Zuha) was celebrated in Patna on October 27, 2012 with traditional gaiety and religious fervour. Thousands of Muslim community people offered Namaz at Gandhi Maidan. They also greeted each other by saying Eid Mubarak.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

20,000 goats sold on the eve of Bakrid in Patna

Buyers thronged the Bakri Bazar on the eve of Bakrid in Patna on October 26, 2012. A rough estimate showed that more than 20,000 goats were sold in the price range from Rs 2500 to Rs 80,000 during the day.
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Shreenathji Gems to exhibit products

Shreenathji Gems and Jewellers, Mumbai, will organised two-day exhibition of its products in Patna from October 27 at Hotel Maurya. Company executives disclosed this at a Press conference in Patna on October 26, 2012.
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Agitating mob disrupts movement of trains



Irate mob protesting the death of a youth blocked the Railway tracks near the Sachivalaya Halt on Patna-Mughalsarai section of the East Central Railway, in Patna on October 26, 2012, forcing the movement of the trains to  remain paralysed for more than two hours. The body of the youth was found near the Railway tracks at Gumti No. 1.
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Yuva LJP workers stage dharna at Kargil Chowk

The Youth Wing leaders and workers of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) staged a day-long dharna at Kargil Chowk in Patna on October 26, 2012  in protest against the alleged incident of cheating with farmers of Kopakala village under Naubatpur block.
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Girls hostel kitchen gutted

The kitchen of Muskan Girls Hostel (behind Krishna Apartment, Boring Road) was gutted in a fire that broke out there on October 26, 2012. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire..
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar holds meeting with SC-ST monitoring committee

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presided over a meeting of state-level vigilance and monitoring committee for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in Patna on October 26, 2012. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was present in the meeting. Speaking in the meeting the Nitish Kumar directed the Chief Secretary AK Sinha to set up a special cell in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST)  Department for monitoring and strict implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Passport Adalat held in Patna

Passport Adalat was organised at Regional Passport Office in Patna on October 26, 2012. As many as 135 applicants, who submitted their applications till July 31, 2012, put up their cases in the Adalat. Next Passport  Adalat will be held on November 30, 2012.
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Joint AGM of All India Anglo-Indian Education Institution and All India Anglo-Indian Association begins in Patna


The three-day joint annual general meeting (JAGM) of the All India Anglo-Indian Education Institution and All India Anglo-Indian Association (AIAIA) began in Patna on October 26, 2012. Bihar Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Dr Sukhda Pandey was the chief guest.. AIAIA president-in-chief Neil O' Brien inaugurated the the JAGM.
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Markets peak on the eve of Bakrid







Muslim community people were on buying spree at different markets of Patna on the eve of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Zuha) on October 26, 2012.
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Sit and draw competition held at Kankarbagh

A sit and draw competition for kids was organised at RMS Colony (Kankarbagh) in Patna on October 25, 2012.
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Auto-rickshaw drivers stage dharna in protest against RPF's highhandedness


Auto-rickshaw drivers staged dharna near Patna Junction railway station in protest against Railway Protection Force (RPF) brutality on auto drivers in Patna on October 25, 2012.
Photo: Aftab Alam Siddiqui