Sunday, April 30, 2017

Patna set to have biggest children park at Gandhi Maidan

Patna: Historic Gandhi Maidan is all set to welcome kids in the biggest children park of the state capital with 42 different kinds of amusement and play machines on May 20.

The park spreads in a 10000 square feet land will have the play things for all age groups.

Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor, who inspected the progress of construction work on Saturday, said the park would accommodate 250 children at a time.

"The park will provide 42 different types of entertainment and play equipment to children so that they can make their park visit a memorable one", he said.

He also directed the agency to complete the work by May 15 so that the Park could be declared open for public on May 20.

The park will have Micky Mouse paintings in its boundary which will be made by poly-carbonate  sheets.

The park will also have high quality and aesthetic bench where kids and their parents could rest for a while.

Kishor said the entry fee of the park would be Rs 5 per person and the park would remain open from 5am to 8pm.

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Medica Heart Institute starts functioning

Patna: Medica Heart Institute with 100-bed capacity was inaugurated here on Saturday. BJP MLA Arun Kumar Sinha cut the ribbon to give a go to the hospital founded by Dr Ayanav Dev Gupta and Dr Prabhat Kumar.

The cardiac emergency service of the hospital will begin from Monday (May 1, 2017). Out Patient Department (OPD) and diagnostics have already started functioning on the opening day.

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Bihar Government will chalk out heat action plan

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the Government would chalk out heat action plan to save people from excessive hot weather and subsequent heat wave condition prevailing across the state for the past couple of days.

He asked the disaster management department to prepare heat action plan and send the advisory to all districts.

Addressing the review meeting of the disaster management department, he said Government had already prepared Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for drinking water supply. "Under this project water tankers will be pressed into service to provide drinking water in water-starved village", he said.

He said Government would also do the mapping of the water sources available in the state. Government would also carry out renovation works of all public wells, he added.

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World Veterinary Day celebrated

Patna: World Veterinary Day was celebrated here on Saturday.
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Gold ornaments witness brisk sale on Akshay Tritiya

Patna: Gold ornaments witnessed brisk sale on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya here on Saturday.
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Patna Police recover Rs 5 crore ruby ring

Patna: Patna Police have recovered a costly ruby ring worth Rs crore which was looted from a local trader Baban Choubey's  Nageshwar Colony residence about one month ago here. Police have also arrested Bashir Ahmad, who was involved in the crime, here on Saturday.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Mahraj said Bashir was arrested from Danapur railway station when he was returning from Mumbai after his unsuccessful bid to sell the ruby ring there.

The mastermind of the crime Mushtaque Khan alias Goldy is still out of the grip of police. However, Bashir had confessed the police that Mushtaque was in Mumbai.

It may be recalled that a group of criminals looted the ring and other costly jewelries worth more than Rs 2 lakh from Baban Choubey's house on March 26 and escaped.

It is said that the ring belonged to Kulkant Singh and he gave it to Baban Choubey to keep it safe.

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Professor Rashbihari Singh is new vice chancellor of Patna University

Patna: Four teachers of the Patna University got new assignments as two of them have been elevated as vice chancellor while the other two have been promoted as pro vice chancellor.

According to a Governor House notification on Saturday, professor Rasbihari Singh will be the new vice chancellor of the Patna University while professor Ravindra Kumar Sinha aka Dolphin Man will be the vice chancellor of Nalanda Open University.

Magadh Mahila College principal and former dean of the Patna University Dolly Sinha  has been nominated as pro vice chancellor of the Patna University while Dr Kayranand Paswan has been chosen as pro vice chancellor of Magadh University.

This is for the first time four teachers of Patna University have been elevated as vice chancellor and pro vice chancellor at a time.

Professor Sarva Narayan Jha has been made vice chancellor of Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University, Darbhanga.

Professor Chandeshwar Prasad Singh will be the pro vice chancellor of the Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University.

Other newly nominated pro vice chancellors are Ram Jatan Prasad (Tilka Majhi University, Bhagalpur, professor Raj Kumar Mandal (BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur), Dr Jay Gopal (LN Mithila University, Darbhanga), professor Syed Md Rafique Azad (MMH Arabic and Persian University, Patna) and Dr Madan Mohan Goyal (Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara).

Saturday, April 29, 2017

235017 candidates fill up TET forms so far

Patna, April 29, 2017: On the eve of the last day of submitting Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) forms, as many as 235017 candidates have got them registered online in the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) portal till Saturday.

A total of 37615 candidates registered them in paper 1 ( for class 1 to 5) while 1,81, 236 candidates did their registration in paper 2 (for class 6 to 8).

A total of 16, 166 candidates got them registered in both the papers. 

It may be noted here that the last date of online registration and getting e challan for TET is April 30 while the last date for fee submission through e challan at SBI branch is May 3.

Candidates can rectify the mistakes in their forms if any by May 4.

Meanwhile, All India Students Association (AISA) staged demonstration demanding inclusion of 2016-2018 batch Bed students in the TET on Saturday.

Seminar held on Champaran Satyagrah and Indian Politics

Patna: College of Commerce organised national seminar on "Champaran Satyagrah and Indian Politics" at their college hall on Friday. Professor Qmar Ahsan delivered the keynote address.

Students of the college also presented cultural programme on freedom struggle.
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Bihar Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Dr Madan Mohan Jha felicitated

Patna: Brahman Mahasbaha felicitated Bihar Revenue and Land Reforms Minister Dr Madan Mohan Jha on the occasion of Bhagwan Parashuram Jayanti here on Friday.

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar watches the film 'Making of Mahatma' second time in four days

Patna: Highly influenced by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's journey to become Mahatma, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saw the film "Making of Mahatma"for the second time in four days. On the second time,  Kumar saw the film at Maulana Mazharul Haq Auditorium (Haj Bhavan) on Friday.

Earlier, the Chief Minister watched the film on the inaugural day of the three-day Gandhi Panorama Film Festival at Adhiveshan Bhavan on April 25. He also inaugurated the film festival.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Shivchandra Ram, Development Commissioner Shishir Sinha, Director General of Police (DGP) PK Thakur, Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Department principal secretary Chaitanya Prasad also watched the film.

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Hindi drama Nai Pidhi Naya Daur staged at Kalidas Rangalaya

Patna: Hindi play Nai Pidhi Naya Daur was staged at Kalidas Rangalaya here on Friday.
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AISF activists stage demonstration at Magadh University branch office

Patna: AISF activists staged demonstration at Magadh University branch office here on Friday in support of their demands.
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Dr CP Thakur gets WHO Life Time Achievement Award

Patna: Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader and also the Rajya Sabha member Dr CP Thakur has been nominated for the World Health Organisation Life Time Achievement Award for his research works on Kala-azar (Black fever).

The award will be given to him at Worldleish 6 Congress to be held in Toledo (Spain) on May 16.

Dr Thakur will be the first medical scientist from India who is selected for this prestigious award.

He will also participate in the five-day conference and deliver lectures on latest research on Kala-azar and the techniques to fight with this dreaded fever.

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Sadhvi Shreya Bharti continues to enchant devotees by Ram Katha

Patna: Noted Ram Katha orator Sadhvi Shreya Bharti continued to enchant thousands of devotees with her sweet voice and equally impressive Bhajans on the 7th day of the 9-day long Ram Katha programme at Gandhi Maidan on Friday.

Organised by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan to programme will end on April 30. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Rahmani 30 and Abhayanand Super 30 students celebrate JEE Main success

Patna: Rahmani 30 and Abhayanand Super 30 students celebrated their success clearing the JEE Main with their mentor Abhayanand on Thursday.

Three students of Abhayanand's Super 30 and one form Rahmani 30 got ranks in the JEE Main results declared on Thursday while several others qualified for the JEE Advance.

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Bapu's story will be narrated in every school after morning assembly, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bharhawa: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bapu's story would be narrated in every school after the prayers meet throughout the year to celebrate the centenary celebrations of Champaran Satyagrah.

Addressing a meeting after paying tributes to Pandit Raj Kumar Shukla on whose request Mahatma Gandhi visited Champaran to fight for the cause of indigo farmers against British rule.

"I'm am glad and feeling fortunate to be here on the day Pandit Raj Kumar Shukla brought Mahatma Gandhi here 100 years ago. This is my wish a statue of Pandit Raj Kumar Shulka should be constructed here and by the side this statue one statue of Sant Rout should also be installed here", he said.

He said Mahatma Gandhi had spent night at Sant Rout's residence.

He said one memorial and a road connecting Amolava to Bharhawa would also be constructed.

He also directed water resources department officials to find out a solution to the problems of erosion developed by Pandai river in several villages.

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BJP workers pay tributes to Sukma martyrs

Patna: BJP workers took out candle light march on Thursday to pay tributes to 25 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Maoists attack in Sukma forest on Monday.

The march which culminated into a meeting at Kargil Chowk demanded stern and decisive action against Maoists.

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