Monday, April 24, 2017

RR Pathak elected Bihar State president of All India Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff Association

Patna Dr RR Pathak has been elected Bihar State president of Akhil Bharatiya Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Karmachari Sangh (All India Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff Association) in the annual general meeting of the state body here on Sunday.

Dr Vipin Kumar and V Narayan have been elected as associate presidents while Sanjeev Kumar and AK Shah have been chosen as vice presidents. Dr SK Yadav is the new general secretary of the association.

Other office-bearers:  Dr Mahendra Kumar, Samrendra Kumar Singh, A Kumar and Lalan Singh (all joint secretaries), Nisha Kumari (coordinator), Md Hasnain, Praveen Kumar, Ajay Kumar (all deputy secretaries), NK Prasad (treasurer), Vinay Kumar, Jitendra Kumar, Sanjay Singh, Sanju Singh, Anil Kumar Thakur and Manju Singh (all organising secretaries).

Earlier, addressing the meeting Bihar Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh president Kedarnath Pandey expressed grave concern over the condition of teachers across the country.

"It's more than surprising that the state and central government are treating the teachers as second class citizen after 70 years of independence. Teachers' genuine demands are not being considered even in Navodaya Vidyalaya type organisation where teachers are working for 24 hours", he said.

He criticized the central government policy to appoint teachers on contract basis in Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya.

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All India Youth Unity Conference held in Patna

Patna: All India Youth Unity Conference was held at Panchayat Parishad Bhavan on Sunday to discuss the present political and social issues.
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Gharelu Kamgar Kalyan Trust holds health check up camp


Patna: Gharelu Kamgar Kalyan Trust organised a free health check up camp for maids and servants at Kulhariya Complex on Sunday.
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Akhil Bharatiya Kayasth Mahasabha East Zone unit holds meeting

Patna: East Zone unit of Akhil Bharatiya Kayasth Mahasabha held its meeting at Sahay Sadan, Bailey Road, on Sunday.
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Rich tributes paid to Veer Kunwar Singh

Patnn: Several functions were organised to celebrate VeerKunwar Singh Jayanti (birth anniversary of Veer Kunwar Singh) here on Sunday.

At Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) office, party leaders including state RJD president Ramchandra Purve paid tributes to Veer Kunwar Singh.

At SK Memorial Hall, Patna Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishor and District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar paid tributes to Bihar's legendary freedom fighter.

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Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Adhikar Manch takes out rally

Patna: Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Adhikar Manch took out a procession in support of their demands on Sunday. They were protesting against the exploitation of farmers and increasing crime in Bihar.
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Block coordinators hold state-level meet

Patna: State-level convention of Bihar Rajya Prakhand Samanvayak Sangh (Bihar State Block Coordinators Association) was held here on Sunday. The meeting was held under the aegis of Lohia Swachh Bihar Abhiyan.
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Peace march marks centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagrah

Patna: Members of the Sankat Haran Sahyog Samiti took out a peace march to commemorate centenary year of Champaran Satygrah on Sunday.
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Urdu book authored by Akhter Hussain released

Patna: Bihar Minority Welfare Minister Dr Abdul Chafoor released a book authored by Akhter Hussain at Bihar Urdu Academy here on Sunday.
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Expedite membership drive, BPCC chief Ashok Choudhary tells party workers

Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Choudhary has asked the office-bearers of all its district units to add people from all communities and religions as Congress member.

Reviewing the progress of party’s membership drive, he said: “The country is standing on a cross-road and in this situation our responsibility has increased by manifolds. This is the work and responsibility of every party worker to reach out to people and tell them about the anti-people policy of the central government”.

He said the membership drive of the party would continue till May 10.

He also asked the party workers to tell people about the policies of the Congress party.

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Three new universities of Bihar will start functioning from next session

Patna: Academic activities in the three new universities –Patliputra, Munger and Purnia-are expected to begin from the next session as files have been sent to finance department for creation on new posts and its approval.

Decks have already been cleared for the establishment of the three new universities by the state cabinet and state assembly. Raj Bhavan has also given its nod for go ahead with this project.

In all the three universities, there will be vice chancellor, registrar and 70 to 75 employees and officers to look after academic and other activities.

Magadh University will be bifurcated into Patliputra University with its headquarters in Patna. Similarly BN Mandal University (Madhepura) will be bifurcated into Purnia University while Munger University will come into existence after the bifurcation of Tilka Majhi Univeristy (Bhagalpur).

With this the total number universities in Bihar will go up to 16 and moreover all the nine commissionaires will have at least one university each. The new universities have been created by amending Bihar State Universities Act (1976).

Colleges affiliated with Magadh University in Patna and Nalanda districts will be a part of Patliputra University. With this the new university will get 25 colleges while Magadh University will get 19 colleges under its umbrella. 

Complete Sonepur approach road work by June 11, Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad tells Pul Nirman Nigam

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav asked the Bihar Rajya  Pul Nirman Nigam Limited officials to finish the Sonepur approach road connecting to Digha bridge by June 11.

The minister wanted to dedicate the road bridge connecting Patna to North Bihar to the people of the state on the birthday of his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad. Lalu's birth anniversary falls on June 11.

He said it would be grand gift to his father Lalu Prasad as he took the initiative for the construction of this bridge and there would be no better day than the birthday of his father for inauguration of this bridge which would also become a lifeline for the people of Bihar like the Gandhi Setu at present.

He told the principal secretary of the road construction department to monitor the progress and quality of the work on daily basis.

BRPNL officials has assured the minister that construction work of the bridge would be completed by May 25.

Earlier, the minister inspected the progress of the bridge and approach roads. He also inspected progress of Loknayak Ganga Path and Digha-AIIMS elevated road. Both the roads will be connected through a structure named as Digha Rotary.

The opening of this bridge before June 15 is necessary because the pontoon bridges on river Ganga-Raghopur, Gandhi Setu and Danapur-will be removed in view of the forthcoming rainy season and rise in water level in Ganga.

At this juncture, only Gandhi Setu will remain the lone bridge connecting North Bihar to Patna. Moreover, the Gandhi Setu is all set for reconstruction from June demolishing the western lane of the bridge first. Then only eastern lane of the bridge will be available for flow of traffic from both ends and it will certainly lead to heavy traffic jams on the bridge and its approach roads.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Answer books evaluation work will finish by April 30, says BSEB chairman Anand Kishor

Patna: Bihar School Examination Board chairman Anand Kishor hoped that evaluation of intermediate and matric examinations answer books would be completed within the stipulated time frame.

Kishor exuded the confidence after holding video conferencing with the district education officers, district project officers and copy evaluation centres in-charges on the progress of the intermediate and matric examination answer books.

He said the evaluation of copies in most the districts has been progressing impressively well and it would be completed by April 30.

He said the evaluation works in Muzaffarpur, Bhojpur and Lakhisarai districts were not satisfactory.

He said notices would be served to the three district education officer over the inordinate delay in the evaluation work.

He said daily monitoring of the evaluation work would be done for the districts which were lagging behind the target.

As per the progress chart, evaluation work is complete in Kaimur district while Patna has done almost 90 per cent work.

Meanwhile, BSEB has extended the dates of internal assessment of matric examinations for science and social science and option subjects like home science, music, dance and fine arts practical examinations.

As per the new schedules, the practical examinations for optional subjects will be held in between April 2 to April 30.

The schools have been asked to submit marks obtained by students, roll sheet and attendance sheet to respective district education officers office by May 2.

The DEOs would submit the required papers to BSEB office by May 4, the BSEB release stated.

All Bihar colleges will get free Wi-FI facility by May 15

Patna: All the colleges and state universities of Bihar will be connected with free Wi-Fi service by May 15 this year. The government has set the ball rolling as 100 colleges have already got the facility.

The free internet facility to college students comes under one of the seven resolves of Nitish Kumar led Grand Alliance government in Bihar.

The project to provide internet facility through free wi-fi on all 319 colleges of the state was expected to complete by February this year but electricity supply in the institutions had proved to be major hurdle in this regard.

Now, to get rid of the power problems, Information Technology Department has decided to install solar power system in the colleges to run Wi-Fi facility.

The department stated that 255 colleges have so far connected with the internet network. The department will spend Rs 245 crores in next five years in this project.

The free internet through Wi-Fi scheme will be extended further to medical, engineering, agriculture, teachers training colleges very soon.

For this purpose, a central control room has been constructed at Beltron Bhavan. The control room will keep close eye on students’ activities through user threat management device (UTM). Students can open the websites, which are permitted by the control room, in their laptops, smart phones and tabs.

Users will get separate ID and password to connect with the Wi-Fi.

Junior doctors to strike work on April 24

Patna: Junior doctors of Bihar will go on 24 hours token strike on Monday (April 24) in protest against the attacks on doctors at SKMCH (Muzaffarpur) following death of a patient.

In a meeting held on Saturday, Junior Doctors Association (JDA) has demanded security arrangements in all medical college hospitals within 24 hours.

They also demanded action against the culprits.  A JDA spokesman said they would not disturb emergency service during strike but they would remain abstain from duty in out patients department (OPD) and wards.

“If the government fails to provide proper security arrangements for doctors and hospitals within 48 hours, they will go on indefinite strike”, he said.

Meanwhile, Indian Medical Association (IMA-Bihar) office-bearers reached Muzaffarpur to take the stock of the situation.  The delegation also prepared a memorandum of demands for raising it before the government and seeks its implementation within a week.

The IMA has also decided to meet chief minister Nitish Kumar on the increasing incidents of assault on doctors.

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Arun Kumar Singh is president of Bima Karmachari Sena Bihar-Jharkhand

Patna: Arun Kumar Singh has been unanimously elected president of Bima Karmachari Sena (Bihar-Jharkhand) in the annual meeting of the association at AN Sinha Institute on Saturday.

SN Yagni has been elected as general secretary while Sanjay Srivastva has been chosen as organizing secretary. Pramila Kumari has been nominated as treasurer.

Speaking on the occasion, Bima Karmachari Sena’s all India general secretary Dinesh Bhopati said the he would raise the demands of the employees before the government.

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National yoga conference on April 24

Patna: Yoga Vidya Samvardhak Mandal will organize national yoga conference here on April 24. About 1500 yoga experts from all over the country will participate in it.

Yoga Vidya Samvardhak Mandal president Dr Prabhakar Bhatt said yoga experts would also present research papers in the conference.

He said Dr Gopal Prasad Sinha would be the chief guest while former Cheif Minister Dr Jagannath Mishra would preside over the conference.

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Seminar marks Earth Day in Patna

Patna, April 22, 2017: A seminar was organised at Sri Krsihna Science Centre here to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday. Protection of environment was the focal point of discussion. Students drawn from different schools participated in it.

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Earth Day celebrated in Patna

Patna, April 22, 2017: Poster campaigns, seminars and plantation of saplings marked the Earth Day here on Saturday, The day is celebrated worldwide across 195 countries with a mission to protect environment and save earth from man made disaster.

AN College students showed the march of science with a caution stressing on the need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet while students at Kargil Chowk distributed saplings to people for protection of environment.

At Government Girls School, Bankipore, a seminar was organised on how to save earth through environment and climate literacy.

The concept was to empower everyone with knowledge to act in defense of environmental protection.

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