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  • Happy New Year!

    Patna artists creating their latest masterpiece on the last day of the year.

    PatnaDaily.Com wishes a very happy New Year to all of its readers. May the new year bring you all the joy and happiness that you deserve.

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  • More Options for Patna'ites to Celebrate New Year

    Young people buying balloons for the New Year celebration in Patna.

    Patna: With many new attractions added since the beginning of the year, Patna'ites have a lot more ways to celebrate the New Year besides just taking the annual pilgrimage to the Patna Zoo and Kumharar that had been the two main venues for the revelers in the state capital for years.

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  • Modi, Yadav Visit City Gurudwara

    Patna City Gurudwara decorated for Guru Parv on Friday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while paying his obeisance at the Patna Saheb Gurudwara at Patna City on Friday, pledged to give full government support to the birthplace of the 10th Guru of the Sikh religion in its development and promotion.

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  • Business Fraternity Hails BCC President's Re-Election

    BCC president O. P. Sah.

    Patna: The business and trading community in Patna on Friday welcomed the re-elections of the incumbent Bihar Chamber of Commerce (BCC) president O. P. Sah and the sitting general secretary Sanjay Kumar Khemka.

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  • Nitish Meets with Japanese PM in New Delhi

    Nitish Kumar with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at Taj Place in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Taj Place in New Delhi over a cup of tea to explore possibilities of business and cultural ties between Bihar and Japan.

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  • CM Resumes his Seva Yatra in Aurangabad

    CM in Aurangabad on Thursday.

    Patna: Amidst threat of violence and a call for boycott from the Naxalites, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday resumed his 'Seva Yatra', this time heading to Aurangabad, a known bastion of Maoist extremists who continue to terrorize the locals despite several combing operations by the Special Task Force (STF) jawans.

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  • Paradise Institute Celebrates Annual Day

    Paradise Institute in Patna celebrates Annual Day on Thursday.

    Patna: Students of Paradise Institute in Patna on Thursday celebrated the institute's annual day that was inaugurated by former Bihar Chief Minister Dr. Jagannath Mishra.

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  • Siddiqui Demands Justice for Encounter Victim

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui with the family of police encounter victim on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, blasted the Nitish administration on the killing of a 21-year old man in Gaya district in a police encounter last Friday.

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  • Bihar Doctors offer Support to Rajasthan Drs.

    Bihar doctors to extend support to their Rajasthan counterparts.

    Patna: Doctors from Bihar, in an expression of solidarity with their Rajasthan colleagues, will observe a day-long black band protest on December 31, Bihar Health Service Association general secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar said on Wednesday.

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  • Bihar Aims to Surpass China in Litchi Production

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh inaugurating 'Litchi Festival' in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: State Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh, while inaugurating the year-long 'Litchi Festival' at a function in Patna on Wednesday, said that it was hoped that Bihar would soon emerge as the largest producer of litchi in the world beating China that currently occupies the first position.

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  • Raise Taxes to Cut Tobacco Use: Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi and Ashwini Kumar Choubey at an anti-tobacco meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a program dubbed as 'Voice of Tobacco Victims' in Patna on Wednesday, favored raising taxes on tobacco products to reduce cancer cases in Bihar.

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  • Dalits, Backwards not Safe under NDA: Purvey

    RJD leader Ramchandra Purvey stage a dharna in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Ramchandra Purvey, speaking at a dharna held by the party's extreme backward cell at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Tuesday, ripped the NDA administration on 'atrocities against the poor and backwards' in the state saying things were so bad in Bihar that the RJD had no option left but to launch a statewide agitation against the Nitish government.

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  • Student Found Murdered, CRPF Jawan in Custody

    Authorities investigate crime scene at Saidpur Hostel in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday recovered the body of Dilip Kumar, a Patna University Post Graduate student, from the Saidpur Hostel and arrested three persons, including a CRPF jawan, in this connection.

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  • Bihar Close to Winning Battle against Polio

    Health Secretary and Executive Director of State Health Society, Sanjay Kumar, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Health Secretary and Executive Director of State Health Society, Sanjay Kumar, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that Bihar was very close to eradicating polio from the state in the light of no new case of the disease reported in the last 15 months.

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  • Anna Supporters Resume Dharna in Patna

    Anna Hazare supporters stage dharna at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of Anna Hazare supporters, under the banner of various social groups, including the much popular 'India against Corruption', sat on a dharna at the Kargil Chowk in Patna on Tuesday demanding a tougher Lokpal Bill that brings both the Prime Minister's office and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under its jurisdiction.

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  • CM Surveys Convention Center Site in Rajgir

    CM surveying the site of convention center being built in Rajgir.

    Rajgir: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the concluding day of the two-day camp of the party legislators in Rajgir on Monday, directed the officials to complete the Rajgir Convention Center within the timeframe while also ensuring it exceeded the minimum standard requirement.

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  • Sukhda Pandey Releases Department Magazine

    Art and Culture Minister Sukhda Pandey releasing the December issue of 'Patna Kalam' on Monday.

    Patna: Bihar Art and Culture Minister Sukhda Pandey, at a public meeting in Patna on Monday, released the December issue of the department magazine 'Patna Kalam', a monthly periodical highlighting the cultural and sports events of the month.

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  • An Indian Christmas Gift To Stockholm

    Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar, the Indian Amabassador to Sweden and Latvia, at the 'Indisk Julklapp 2011' (Indian Christmas Gift 2011) in Stockholm.

    Stockholm, Sweden: Carrying on the tradition from last year, again this festive season Indian Centre, Sweden in collaboration with Stadsmission organized ‘Indisk Julklapp 2011’ (Indian Christmas Gift 2011) for the less-privileged and those living on the margins of the society. The Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar and Mrs. Madhu Sajjanhar were the the guests of honour at this year’s event.

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  • BJP Leaders Celebrate Vajpayee's Birthday

    BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey holding a havan at his residence to mark the birthday of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and party workers in Patna on Sunday celebrated the 87th birthday of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by cutting a large cake and wishing for the long life of the BJP stalwart.

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  • CM Removes Saharsa DM during Seva Yatra

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Saharsa on Friday.

    Saharsa: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the third day of his Seva Yatra in Saharsa on Friday, removed the District Magistrate after hearing a slew of complains against him by the local people.

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  • Corrupt Official's House Opens as Girls' School

    Students move in into their new school building in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The confiscated house of the tainted Treasury official Girish Kumar in Kadam Kuan officially opened on Friday as the new home of the Government Girls' Residential Plus 2 School.

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  • Money Laundering Gang Busted; Four Arrested

    Four arrested on charges of money laundering involving Gulf countries.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna under Kankarbagh police station on Friday busted a gang of international money laundering racket with the arrests of four men and the seizure of several fake ATM cards, foreign currencies, a laptop, SIM cards, USB drives, two SUVs, one motorcycle, and other incriminating items.

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  • CM Frustrated with Durgawati Reservoir Project

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar surveying Durgawati Reservoir Project in Sasaram on Thursday.

    Sasaram: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the second day of his 'Seva Yatra' in Sasaram on Thursday, expressed his frustration with the slow pace of work on the Durgawati reservoir project that began almost 35 years ago under the leadership of the then MP Jagjiwan Ram.

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  • Bihar to Develop Poultry, Fishery Sectors

    28th Annual International Symposium on Rural Employment Generation and Nutritional Security in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Animal Husbandry and Fishery Minister Giriraj Singh, speaking at the 28th Annual International Symposium on Rural Employment Generation and Nutritional Security through Poultry Production, at Bihar Veterinary College in Patna on Thursday, said that for an overall progress of Bihar, advancement in both poultry and fishery industries could not be ignored.

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  • Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Enthrall Patna'ites

    Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and the director and producer of 'Don 2' arrive in Patna on Thursday to promote their film.

    Patna: After much anticipation and a botched plan, Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood heartthrob of millions of film-lovers, arrived in Patna on Thursday to promote his upcoming flick 'Don 2' slated to be released worldwide this Friday.

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  • Low-Income Housing for Slum-dwellers

    Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar releasing the slum development policy on Wednesday.

    Patna: The state government on Wednesday passed the State Slum Policy 2011 under which it would develop 56 slums in 28 towns in Bihar building affordable homes for those who currently live in sub-human conditions in mud and thatched huts.

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  • Nitish in Rohtas on 'Seva Yatra'

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Dehri-on-Sone reviewing work on Sone Barrage on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday left for Rohtas for the seventh leg of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra' meant to feel the pulse of the people by holding interactive sessions with those living in the rural areas.

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  • Sukriti Wins Miss Bihar Title

    Sukriti wins Miss Bihar title in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patna's Sukriti, on Wednesday, was adjudged Miss Bihar in the ongoing beauty contest that featured a number of attractive girls from the state with dreams of going on to much bigger contests at national and international levels.

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  • Fake Vigilance Officers Arrested

    Cars seized from fake 'Vigilance' officers in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on late Tuesday night arrested six men on charges of impersonating vigilance officer conning people into giving them cash to 'keep them out of trouble'.

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  • Bihar Ready to Implement Agriculture Roadmap

    CM attending the meet on Agriculture Roadmap in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following a high-level meeting of top state officials in Patna on Tuesday, unveiled a Rs. 90,000 crore agricultural plan to be implemented in the next five years to develop the agriculture sector as outlined in the government roadmap earlier prepared by the administration.

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  • Govt. to Float Tender for Metro Rail Study

    Delhi Metro.

    Patna: The state government will soon be issuing a global tender to invite bid to study the feasibility of a mono or metro rail for Patna to counter the constant road jam and traffic gridlock that plagues the state capital thanks to constant population migration from other cities in Bihar.

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  • Scores take Teachers' Eligibility Test

    Candidates for Teachers' Eligibility Test outside A. N. College in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Over 16 lakh people at 1,380 centers across the state appeared in the Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) held on Tuesday for jobs in primary and middle schools in Bihar.

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  • Workshop on Sexual Harassment at Workplace

    BJP leader Kiran Ghai at a seminar on sexual harassment in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kiran Ghai, at a one-day workshop on the issue of sexual harassment at workplace, in Patna on Tuesday, said that sexual harassment was more common than believed and it was the responsibility of all to ensure women were safe at their workplaces.

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  • Noted Heart Specialist Dr. A. K. Thakur is No More

    Heart Specialist Dr. A. K. Thakur dies at the age of 70 on Monday.

    Patna: Eminent heart specialist Dr. A. K. Thakur, in Kerala on Monday, died of lung infections at the age of 70, family members said.

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  • Modi Urges PO Employees to Embrace Technology

    Sushil Modi at the Indian Postal Accounts Office Employees Union convention in Patna on Monday

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, on the second and final day of the 4th national convention of the Indian Postal Accounts Office Employees Union in Patna on Monday, urged the employees to embrace new technology so they are not left behind in the race to progress and prosperity.

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  • RJD Leader Alleges Conspiracy against Muslim Students

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui accuses Nitish administration of discriminating against Muslim students.

    Patna: Playing the minority card to excoriate the Nitish administration, Abdul Bari Siddiqui, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly on Monday, accused the Chief Minister of discriminating against Muslims students by not allowing Urdu students to take Arabic or Persian as elective subjects in the secondary exams.

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  • Sudha Dairy Could Surpass Amul; Says Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting Sudha Dairy in Phulwarisharif on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during his visit to the Sudha Dairy plant in Phulwarisharif on Monday, lauded the dairy's accomplishments, including the doubling of the production to 11 lakh liters per day since the arrival of the NDA government nearly six years ago.

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  • Patna Freezes; Schools Closed till Dec. 25

    People in Patna gathered around a bonfire to keep warm in the fast-dipping temperature.

    Patna: With mercury in the state capital dipping to 9° Celsius (48.2° Fahrenheit) on Saturday, the district administration issued an order to shut down all government and private schools between December 19 and 25 to avoid any cold-related fatalities.

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  • Shah Rukh to Arrive in Patna on Dec. 22

    Shah Rukh Khan in Don 2.

    Patna: After the December 13 fiasco that had many opposition leaders up in arm besides causing a near-riot situation outside the P&M Mall in Patna, Indian film superstar Shah Rukh Khan is now rescheduled to arrive in the state capital on December 22, reports said.

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  • Go Air Introduces Patna-Mumbai Flight

    Go Air to launch Patna-Mumbai direct flight from this month.

    Patna: Starting December 21, the Go Air will add a direct flight from Mumbai to Patna to meet the rising demand of people with connections at both places.

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  • Bihar to Achieve 100% e-filing by March 2012

    Sushil Modi speaking on 'e-Governance in Commercial Taxes Department' in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a seminar on 'e-Governance in Commercial Taxes Department' in Patna on Friday, said that Bihar had made significant strides in implementing e-filing of commercial taxes though it still had some work to do in this regard.

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  • DGP Unveils Mascot for 2012 Police Games

    Bihar police unveils the logo for the All India Police Games to be held next year.

    Patna: Bihar's top cops, in Patna on Friday, unveiled the mascot for the upcoming 60th All India Police Games to be held from February 1 to February 5, 2012.

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  • Indian Art History Congress Opens in Patna

    Sukhda Pandey inaugurating the 20th Indian Art History Congress meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The 20th Indian Art History Congress sponsored jointly by the Patna Museum and the Archaeological Survey of India, Patna circle, opened in Patna on Friday in the presence of dozens of noted historians, scholars, and cultural icons.

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  • Nitish Holds Janata Durbar in Banka

    Nitish Kumar holding janata durbar in Banka on Friday.

    Banka: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the second day of his stay in Banka as part of his ongoing Seva Yatra, held his Janata Durbar at the RMK High School playground on Friday listening to complaints and concerns of the local people and directing the officials to take necessary steps to resolve the problems.

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  • CM takes up Cause of Weavers in Banka

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visits a handloom house in Banka on Thursday.

    Patna: Banka: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, continuing his 'Seva Yatra' in Banka on Thursday, visited local weavers and took stock of their condition in an attempt to give an impetus to the ancient trade that once dominated the national and international trade.

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  • Boys Assumed Kidnapped Return Home

    School boys presumed abducted return home on Thursday.

    Patna: Thirteen days after their parents lodged separate cases of kidnappings of their boys, Rahul Kumar, age 11, and Rishi Raj, age 12, returned to their respective homes in Kankarbagh safe and sound after playing truant for nearly two weeks at Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu.

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  • Sabir Ali keeps his Rajya Sabha Seat

    Former LJP MP Sabir Ali being congratulated by JD-U leaders after he retained his Rajya Sabha seat on Thursday.

    Patna: Former Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Sabir Ali, who recently walked out on Ram Vilas Paswan and joined hands with his nemesis Nitish Kumar, was able to retain his Rajya Sabha seat after no one else challenged his candidacy.

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  • Counterfeit Book Publishing Racket Busted

    Man arrested for running a counterfeit book publishing operation.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday arrested a man on charges of printing and distributing counterfeit books bearing names of some reputed publishing houses and seized books with an estimated street value of Rs. 20 lakh.

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  • Nitish Blames Center for Bihar's Plight

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Saharsa on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at Simri Bakhtiar in Saharsa district before a large audience on Wednesday, said that the Center continued to play politics with Bihar that was proving to be a huge hurdle in the developmental process of the state.

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  • Conference on Bihar Growth Opens in Patna

    Sushil Kumar Modi speaking at 'Bihar Growth Conference' in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while inaugurating the 'Bihar Growth Conference' organized by the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Patna on Wednesday, said that for the past six years, Bihar was well on the path of development despite some major hurdles in its way to prosperity, power shortage the chief reason among them.

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  • Book Fair Opens at Notre Dame Academy

    Children at book fair at Notre Dame Academy in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: A 3-day children book fair organized by the Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) of Notre Dame Academy (NDA) opened at the school campus on Wednesday.

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  • Cop Accused of Robbing Businessman

    Protest outside Gandhi Maidan police station in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna are investigating one of their own colleagues after a local businessman filed a case of robbery against Mohammed Akhtar, a city police inspector, alleging during a routine stop, the cop stole Rs. 35,000 that he was carrying for business purposes.

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  • Matsyagandha Lake will be Developed: CM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Saharsa on Tuesday.

    Saharsa: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the second day of his Saharsa tour as part of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra' on Tuesday, took a leisurely stroll from the Circuit House where he is staying to the nearby Matsyagandha Lake where he directed the officials to make a detailed plan to develop the place as a tourism spot.

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  • JD-U Leader Hits Back at RJD on Crime Issue

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh reacts to RJD leaders' charges.

    Patna: A day after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders ripped the Nitish administration for 'failing to check crime' in the state, Janata Dal-U state spokesperson Sanjay Singh fired back at Lalu's party saying after what Bihar had to endure for 15 long years under the RJD regime, its leaders had forfeited any right to speak about any other party, particularly on the issue of crime.

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  • Heavy Fog Affects Trains, Planes in Patna

    Heavy fog in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Dense fog in Patna on Tuesday morning caused many trains and planes to be delayed causing much inconvenience to the travelers.

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  • Vendors Rally against Anti-encroachment Drive

    Street vendors protesting against Nitish government in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of street-side vendors in Patna on Tuesday, under the banner of 'Ashray Abhiyan', took out a rally to protest against the government's decision to evict them from their locations without offering them any alternative.

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  • SRK's Trip to Patna Cancelled, Riot in Patna

    Shah Rukh Khan

    Patna: Tinsel town superstar Shah Rukh Khan who was expected to arrive in Patna on Tuesday to promote his latest film 'Don 2' will have to wait much longer for the trip after organizers of the event cancelled the promotional tour on reasons best known to them.

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  • Bihar Lacks Infrastructure to Attract Industries

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi attending the 'State Level Reforms – Increasing Investments in Bihar' in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: A Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) report, prepared in conjunction with Konrad Adeneur Foundation (KAF), lays out reasons for lack of interest in investment in Bihar despite nearly 43,000 proposals received by the state since 2008.

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  • CM Reviews Bridge Construction Works in Saharsa

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Saharsa on Monday.

    Saharsa: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday began the fifth round of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra by stopping at Saharsa where he reviewed construction works of two large bridges built at the cost of Rs. 20 crore in the district.

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  • Modi Talks about Industrialization of Bihar

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurates 'Destination Bihar Expo: 2011' at Bihar Veterinary College ground in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at Bihar Veterinary College ground in Patna on Monday, inaugurated 'Destination Bihar Expo: 2011' to spur industrial growth in the state.

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  • RJD to Demand Recall of Bihar Government

    RJD leaders holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Monday threatened to call for the removal of the entire Nitish administration if the government failed to check incidents of crime in the state.

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  • Hell Frozen? Bihar the Least Corrupt State; Says Report

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Bihar Assembly.

    Is Bihar the least corrupt state in the country? That's the summation of a new study conducted by India's two leading economists Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari.

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  • Dharna in Support of Anna Hazare

    Dharna in support of Anna Hazare in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Sunday, after a lull of nearly two months, once again came out in support of social activist Anna Hazare who sat on a day-long fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to press for a tougher Lokpal Bill.

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  • Doctors Stick up for Colleague in Kidney Removal Case

    Doctors' press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Doctors under the banner of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, spoke in favor of Dr. Ranvir Prasad Singh of R. S. Urology Institute and Kidney Center who has been accused of illegally removing a kidney of one of his patients.

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  • CM Inaugurates Luxury Inter-state Bus Services

    Fleet of Mercedes buses ready to ply between Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, and Jamshedpur.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday flagged off the luxurious Patna-Jamshedpur Mercedes bus service launched by the Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) in an ongoing attempt to improve travel within and outside the state.

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  • CM Honors 100,000th Caller to Jankari Call Center

    CM honoring Mohammed Riaz Maroof of Jamui for becoming the 100,000th caller to the RTI Call Center.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a simple function at his chamber in Bihar Assembly on Friday, honored the 100,000th caller to the 'Jankari Call Center' that has empowered ordinary people to obtain any government information under the 'Right to Information Act' (RTI).

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  • Tumultuous Assembly Winter Session Adjourned

    Winter session of the Bihar Assembly comes to an end on Friday.

    Patna: After six days of chaos and pandemonium at the brief winter session of the state Assembly, the House adjourned sine die on Friday after having accomplished some landmark legislation despite constant ruckus and slogan shouting in the Assembly.

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  • Bihar will be the Next Gurgaon: Says Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a seminar on e-governance in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a workshop on "Citizen-centric e-Governance" organized jointly by the state IT department, Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and NASSCOM on Thursday, said that his government was committed to develop IT sector in Bihar and was working on to turn the state into the next Gurgaon or Hyderabad.

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  • Youth Congress Activists Lathi Charged

    Police try to disperse Youth Congress activists near Bihar Assembly in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Thursday had to resort to mild lathi-charge after members of the Bihar Youth Congress refused to remove their protests from the no-rally, high security zone outside Bihar Assembly causing security concerns for the policemen.

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  • Business as Usual at Bihar Assembly

    Ruckus in Bihar Assembly on Thursday.

    Patna: The joke that the state Assembly session has become thanks to an inept opposition and the arrival of a host of incompetent legislators, Thursday was no exception as leaders from various parties shouted slogans against the Nitish administration and did their best to disrupt the proceedings so nothing could be accomplished in the ruckus.

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  • New Lokayukta Bill Passed in Bihar Assembly

    Lokayukta Bill passes in Bihar Assembly on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Bihar government, on Wednesday, passed the Lokayukta Bill 2011, a measure intended to curb corruption in the state, by voice vote in the state Assembly.

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  • PU will not undergo Name Change: Shahi

    Bihar Human Resources Minister P. K. Shahi.

    Patna: Bihar Human Resource and Development Minister P. K. Shahi, on Wednesday, shot down the rumor of Patna University being renamed after social activist and educator Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha saying the government had no intention or plan to do so.

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  • NMCH Student Held for Crass Behavior

    NMCH student Manish Kumar begging for mercy after being held for eve teasing on Wednesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna under Kadam Kuan police station on Wednesday arrested one Manish Kumar, a final year medical student at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), on charges of passing lewd comments on two college girls and sexually assaulting one of them.

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  • Sabir Ali Files his RS Nomination Paper

    Sabir Ali, former LJP MP, files for his Rajya Sabha nomination papers on JD-U ticket on Wednesday.

    Patna: Former Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Sabir Ali, on Wednesday, filed his nomination paper for the Rajya Sabha seat as a Janata Dal-U candidate.

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  • BPL Survey Methodology Broken: Modi

    Subramanian Swamy and Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a seminar on 'BPL, Poverty and Bihar' at the Patna Planetarium on Tuesday, said that the model adopted by the Central government to determine poverty level was faulty and detrimental to states like Bihar where poverty level is rather high.

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  • Parties Observe 19th Anniversary of Babri Demolition

    CPI-ML (Liberation) takes out a rally in Patna on Tuesday to mark the 19th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) Liberation in Patna on Tuesday took out a secular march to mark the 19th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid.

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  • Anand Kumar in the List of 20 Pioneering Teachers

    UK magazine places Super 30's Anand Kumar in the list of 20 pioneering teachers of the world.

    Patna: Mathematician Anand Kumar, whose pioneering Super 30 initiative to groom 30 poor children from rural and impoverished background for the highly competitive IIT-JEE has made a big impact across the globe, has added another feather to his cap.

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  • CM Visits Stadium, Rangshala in Kankarbagh

    CM reviews stadium work in Kankarbagh on Monday.

    Patna: Unhappy with the slow progress of the Kankarbagh indoor and outdoor stadium currently under construction, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Monday, directed the officials to step up on the work to complete the stadium without further delay.

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  • Bodh Gaya Airport to be Renamed after Lord Buddha

    Buddhist delegation from Arunachal Pradesh meets with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the state Assembly on Monday, suggested the name of Bodh Gaya International Airport be changed to Mahatma Buddha International Airport in an attempt to raise the brand recognition of the airport.

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  • Congress the Agents of United States: Tiwari

    JD-U national spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari accuses Congress of being US agents.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U national general secretary Shivanand Tiwari on Monday doubled down on his party's assault on the UPA government saying the Congress leaders were acting as American agents who were trying to bring down the Indian market just as Americans did to their own market.

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  • Fans, Leaders Pay Tribute to Dev Anand

    Students at Kalidas Rangalaya in Patna on Sunday paid tribute to acting legend Dev Anand.

    Patna: Patna'ites were still struggling to come to terms with the passing away of legendary romantic hero Dev Anand as both young and old, men and women, spent their day talking about the demise of their idol who charmed millions of Indians for nearly seven decades.

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  • Picnic Area in Diara Region Opens

    Picnic area opens at Ganga's diara area in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and state Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu in Patna on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited picnic area in the diara area completely equipped with food court and cabanas for those who would like spend a day at the 'beach' with their friends and family members.

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  • CM Meets with Gandhi's Grand-daughter

    Mahatma Gandhi's grand-daughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee meets with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a meeting with Mahatma Gandhi's grand-daughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee who praised the Chief Minister of promoting khadi clothing and putting Bihar on the track of development.

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  • JD-U Retains Laukaha Assembly Seat

    JD-U workers in Patna on Sunday celebrate the victory of party candidate from Laukaha on Sunday.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U candidate Sanjay Kumar Sah helped the party retain the Laukaha Assembly seat in Madhubani district by defeating his nearest rival and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Mukhtar Ahmed by a margin of 22,763 votes.

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  • Dev Anand to be Cremated in London

    Legendary actor Dev Anand dies in London on Saturday at the age of 88.London: The cremation of legendary Hindi film star and movie-maker Dev Anand, who died of cardiac arrest in London on Saturday at the age of 88, will take place in London, Anand's son Suneil Anand confirmed.

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  • CM Demands Ashok Chakra Returned to Bihar

    CM and Governor honoring Dr. Rajendra Prasad to mark his 127th birth anniversary on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a function to mark the 127th birth anniversary of India's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad at Rabindra Bhawan in Patna on Saturday slammed the central government for ignoring Bihar's demand for special economic status saying the Center should return the historical 'Ashok Chakra' to Bihar that happens to be its legitimate owner.

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  • Woman Beaten on Charges of being a Witch

    Woman assaulted on charges of being a witch.

    Patna: Extreme ignorance and superstition in Patna on Saturday almost took the life of a woman who was severely beaten by her neighbors on suspicion of black magic that, they said, resulted in the death of a neighbor's son.

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  • Gender-based Inequity Ending in Bihar: CM

    CM attending a workshop on Women in Media at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a workshop on 'Women in Media' at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday, said that he was encouraged by the number of women entering into the field of journalism and announced his decision to honor them at a special function starting next year.

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  • Aman Raj Second in Western India Jr. Tourney

    Aman Raj with trophy in Mumbai.

    Patna: Budding Patna golfer Aman Raj, playing in the Western India Junior Golf Championship in Category A for players below 18, secured second place by coming three strokes behind the tournament winner Syed Saqib Ahmed of Bangalore.

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  • Winter Session of Bihar Assembly Opens

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Tarakant Jha at Bihar Assembly on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Assembly's opening of the winter session on Friday was marked by greetings and exchanging of pleasantries as leaders, cutting across party line, welcomed the legislators and ministers, many of them freshmen who took time to familiarize themselves with their new environment.

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  • Dharna by Youth Against Corruption Concludes

    3-day dharna by Youth against Corruption ends on Friday.

    Patna: The 3-day 'maha-dharna against corruption in government and bureaucracy by the 'Youth against Corruption' came to an end on Friday in the presence of nearly 700 backers of the movement in Patna.

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  • CM Advocates 'Skill Building Education' in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the 2nd annual convention of 'Nayee Taleem' in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Thursday, inaugurated the second annual convention of the 'Nayee Taalim', or new education, that aims to integrate conventional education with job-oriented training programs for an all-round growth of the student.

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  • World AIDS Day Observed in Patna

    World AIDS Day observed in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: A number of schools and social groups in Patna on Thursday observed the World AIDS Day to raise awareness about the deadly diseases that inflicts millions of people in India.

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  • Bihar Bandh Evokes Lukewarm Response

    Protest in Patna over FDI row.

    Patna: The day-long nationwide bandh called by the retailers on the issue of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) had tepid effect in Patna on Thursday as most major business establishments remained open though the students enjoyed a off day as most private schools cancelled the classes in anticipation of any untoward incident.

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  • Woman Claims to be Victim of Casting Couch

    A woman hides her face after accusing one Guddu Prasad (left) of sexually exploiting her.

    Patna: A Patna woman on Thursday accused one Guddu Prasad of sexually exploiting her for nearly five months by continuing to promise her to get a prominent role in Rahul Roy's film 'Elaan' whose stars and crew members were recently in Patna to promote the movie.

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  • FDI Not Good for Bihar; Says Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Patna Airport.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking to the reporters at Patna Airport after his return from Arwal on Wednesday, said that his government was dead against the idea of FDI in retail sector and would not allow it to enter Bihar in the 'larger interest of the public".

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  • Modi Talks of Alternative Energy for Bihar

    Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a seminar on 'Promotion of Bio-Fuel and Green Energy for Sustainable Growth and its Impact on Climate Change' at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Wednesday, said that the state government had formulated a policy to encourage alternative energy in an attempt to cut down carbon emission in the state.

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  • Laukaha Assembly By-poll Peaceful

    Laukaha poll in Madhubani district peaceful.

    Patna: Polling in Laukaha Assembly by-election in Madhubani district was conducted peacefully on Wednesday as an estiamated 55% of the voters turned out at various booths protected by armed security guards.

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  • Free HIV Awareness Camp by PAHAL

    Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi at a candle-light vigil organized by PAHAL in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: On the eve of World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL) organized a free HIV-AIDS awareness, counseling, and detection camp at Mithapur Bus Stand in Patna.

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  • Uma Bharati Refuses to Back Down on FDI

    Uma Bharati, Subramanian Swamy, and Ashok Singhal in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharati, at the 'Sanskriti Bachao' convention in Patna on Tuesday, slammed the UPA government for allowing retail companies like Wal Mart to set up in India saying she would resort to 'extreme measures' to stop them from doing so.

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  • Stable Government Key to Good Governance: Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi and Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar at a seminar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a seminar on the "Governance in India: Challenges and Responses", at the Bihar Industries Association in Patna on Tuesday, said that a government that had a vision and optimal macro and micro-management skills to monitor implementation of schemes was a sure-shot formula for good governance.

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  • Gold's Gym to Open in Patna on Dec. 2

    Gold's Gym branch opening in Patna on Dec. 2.

    Patna: Health-conscious people in Patna have reasons to rejoice as Gold's Gym, an international chain of health and fitness center, prepares to open its door in the state capital on December 2.

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  • Boarding School to Open in Seized House

    The house of Girish Kumar that was seized by the government earlier this month.

    Patna: The state Welfare Department is preparing to turn the building earlier seized from tainted official Girish Kumar into a boarding school for children belonging to the Scheduled Castes, officials in Patna said on Tuesday.

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  • Usual Nitish Bashing at Paswan's Rally

    Ram Vilas Paswan with his son and wife at a party rally in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, fighting for the very existence of his political life in Bihar where he lost his footing in the last state and Lok Sabha elections, came to the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Monday prepared with all the talking points designed to vilify the Nitish administration while bolstering his own credentials in the state and national political arena.

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  • Dr. Bimal Cremated with Full State Honors

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying tribute to Dr. Kumar Bimal at his residence in Kankarbagh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Former chairperson of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) and eminent educationist Dr. Kumar Bimal was cremated with full state honors at the Gulbi Ghat in Patna on Sunday in the presence of a number of Bihar ministers, leaders, teachers, social activists, and family members.

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  • LJP Activists Burn Effigy of Nitish Kumar

    LJP activists burning the effigy of Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists in Patna on Sunday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for directing the district administration to remove all the hoardings and signs of the LJP from Patna ahead of the party's scheduled rally at Gandhi Maidan on Monday.

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  • JD-U Leader Reminds People of Jungle Raj

    JD-U state spokesperson Sanjay Singh at a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U state spokesperson Sanjay Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, slammed the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leadership for making disparaging comments on the state report card earlier released by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • Nitish Speaks of Ills of Alcohol Consumption

    CM inaugurates Prohibition Day in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday, while inaugurating an exhibition on the evils of liquor consumption to mark the Prohibition Day, said that drinking alcoholic beverages only contributed to social ills affecting all sections of the society in a negative, and sometimes, in a horrific way.

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  • Noted Educationist Dr. Kumar Bimal is No More

    Noted educationist Kumar Bimal passes away at the age of 80.

    Patna: Eminent litterateur and former chairperson of the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Dr. Kumar Bimal, after suffering from a brief illness, passed away at a hospital in Kankarbagh on Saturday morning.

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  • RJD Releases its own Report Card on NDA Govt.

    RJD leaders release a report card on the performance of the Nitish government.

    Patna: A day after the Chief Minister released the so-called Report Card of the completion of the first year of the NDA's second term in Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday released its own version of the 'report card' giving the government 'Fs' in all categories.

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  • Meet on Lokayukta Bill Makes No Headway

    An all party meet on Lokayukta Bill in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Lots of noise but no consensus of the mind. That's how one could describe the all-party meet called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday to discuss the fate of the so-called Lokayukta Bill in Bihar.

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  • PWC Students Celebrate Virasat 2011

    Virasat 2011 celebration at Patna Women's College on Friday.

    Patna: Students of Patna Women's College on Friday had a gala time at the college campus where they danced and sang to a number of Bollywood tunes to kick off Virasat 2011, an annual event to inject some fun in an otherwise tough academic year.

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  • Patna HC Declares Mandal's Election Void

    Mangani Lal Mandal (left) with Upendra Kushwaha (file photo).

    Patna: Former Janata Dal-U MP from Jhanjharpur Mangani Lal Mandal who later joined hands with Upendra Kushwaha's Biihar Navnirman Manch earlier this June, received a setback on Friday after the Patna High Court declared his election null and void on account of failing to reveal in his nomination papers that he had two wives.

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  • Nitish Releases Report Card of his Second Term

    CM releases report card on the completion of the first year of his second term on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday released the report card of the government on the completion of the first year of his second term at a function held at Patna Secretariat.

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  • Protest over Lande's Transfer Continues

    RJD activists burn the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the transfer of Patna SP Shivdeep Lande to Araria.

    Patna: Protest against the transfer of Patna Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande continued for the second day in a row on Thursday as dozens of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress activists took out separate rallies in the state capital and burnt the effigy of the Nitish administration in an attempt to push the government to bring Lande back to Patna.

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  • Rahul Roy Promotes his First Bhojpuri Film

    Film star Rahul Roy promoting his first Bhojpuri film 'Elaan' at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bollywood actor Rahul Roy, while promoting his first Bhojpuri film 'Elaan' at a media event at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Thursday, said that he was excited about making his debut in a Bhojpuri film and was looking forward to do more such movies in the future.

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  • Students Shine in Inter-school Song, Dance Contest

    Inter-school dance contest in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: More than 800 students from 16 schools in Patna participated in the 32nd Inter-school Folk Song and Dance Competition organized by the Rotary Pataliputra at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall on Thursday.

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  • SP Lande Transferred; Protest in Patna

    Outgoing Patna SP Shivdeep Lande giving autographs to students in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The rather sudden and premature transfer of City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande to Araria has left Patna'ites scratching their heads in bewilderment and disappointment as several students' groups on Wednesday took out rallies against the government's decision while also demanding the withdrawal of his transfer order.

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  • Bihar Govt. Agrees to Give Land to AMU

    AMU supporters protesting in Patna (File photo).

    Patna: After years of delay and a series of controversies, the Bihar government has finally agreed to provide 224 acre of contiguous land for the opening of a branch of Aligarh Muslim University in Kishanganj.

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  • MNREGA is like KBC; Says CPI-ML Leader

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) national General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya took a shot at the central government's decision to make the Rs. 5 crore winner of the Kaun Banega Crorepati Sushil Kumar the brand ambassador of MNREGA saying the Central government was trying to turn the federal scheme into a lottery system where some win while others lost.

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  • Modi Opposes Food Security Bill

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi at a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Tuesday disparaged the central Food Security Bill saying the NDA MPs will point out its defects and flaws in the Parliament to seek fundamental changes in it.

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  • 'Love Guru' Gets his Job Back

    Matuknath Chowdhary with his supporters sitting at a dharna in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Giving in to the demand of suspended B. N. College teacher Matuknath Chowdhary, Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar, on Tuesday order the reinstatement of the Hindi professor also knows as the 'Love Guru' who was put on suspension in 2006 because of his behavior 'unbecoming of a teacher'.

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  • CM Reiterates his Liking for Smaller States

    NDA leaders at a press conference after the CM's Janata Durbar on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday clarified his stance on the division of large states like Uttar Pradesh saying he was not advocating for a four-way split of UP as mooted by Chief Minister Mayawati but agreed in principle that splits could be needed for some states that were too large to manage by any state government.

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  • CPI-ML Leader Advocates Ignoring Law

    CPI-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya calls for fight against corruption, at a rally in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (ML) national general secretary, Dipankar Bhattacharya, at the 'Bhrastachar Mitao, Loktantra Bachao' rally at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Monday, took aim at the Central government and the state government in Bihar saying both administrations were corrupt to the core and the CPI-ML would not allow them to engage in demagoguery on the issue of corruption.

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  • Seven Children Freed from Sweat Shop

    Child workers rescued from a noodle factory in Kankarbagh on Monday.

    Patna: Police in Patna under Kankarbagh police station on Monday raided a noodle-making factory in Postal Park and freed seven child labors allegedly abducted from Jharkhand and brought to Patna to work as manual labors under extremely harrowing work conditions.

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  • BSP Leader Joins Paswan's LJP

    BSP leader Dr. S. K. Saini (right of Paswan) joins LJP on Monday.

    Patna: After losing many of his senior party leaders in the last few months to the Janata Dal-U, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan finally had some good news on Monday when the state general secretary of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party Dr. S. K. Saini jumped the ship and joined the LJP in the presence of Paswan and other party leaders.

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  • Another Corrupt Official's House Seized

    Property of Bihar officer seized on Sunday.

    Patna: Following the much-hyped confiscation of the property of senior IAS official Shiv Shankar Verma in Patna on September 7, state officials on Saturday seized the house of Girish Kumar, the tainted Treasury official who was suspended in a disproportionate asset case going back to 2006.

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  • Nitish Kumar Enjoys 'Deswa' with Stars

    Nitish Kumar with the stars and crew members of the film 'Deswa' at Regent cinema in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday joined the cast and crew of 'Deswa' at the Regent Theater in Patna for a special screening of the film that is poised to reach major milestones in the world of Bhojpuri films.

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  • Tusshar, Emraan Promote 'The Dirty Picture'

    The star and crew of the film 'The Dirty Picture' in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: The stars of 'The Dirty Picture' Tusshar and Emraan Hashmi, after arriving in Patna on Sunday, held a press conference at the P&M Mall to promote their film in Bihar.

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  • CM Welcomes Chinese Buddhist Delegates

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meeting with the leader of the Chinese Buddhist Association leader on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday welcomed a 9-member delegation of the Buddhist Association of China led by Xue Cheng.

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  • Aman Comes Second in Juris Cup Golf

    Patna's junior golfer Aman Raj playing in the Juris Cup on Sunday.

    Patna: Playing in the Juris Cup at Patna Golf Club on Sunday, Patna's Aman Raj who is ranked 5th in the national junior merit list with zero handicap, shot an astonishing 66 four under par on the second and final day of the tournament only to lose to Roshan Sharan in the 9-hole play-off.

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  • Sanjay Nirupam Disses CM on Seva Yatra

     

    Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam at a press meet in Patna on Saturday.Patna: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, disparaged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his current 'Seva Yatra' saying the whole shenanigan was an attempt to fool the people of Bihar while costing a huge amount of money to the state exchequer.

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  • Nitish Returns from Yatra; Hopes for Metro Rail

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Muzaffarpur on Saturday.

    Muzaffarpur: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the fourth day of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra' on Saturday covered Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, and Vaishali districts where he met with district officials and directed them to step up on developmental works and ensure projects were completed within the stipulated timeframe.

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  • Tusshar, Emraan Coming to Patna on Sunday

     

    The cast of 'The Dirty Picture'.Patna: The stars of 'The Dirty Picture', Tusshar and Emraan Hashmi, are expected to come to Patna on Sunday to promote their film that recently was cleared by the Censor Board of India after much controversies.

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  • Patna Police Tightens Belt to Fight Crime

    SSP Alok Kumar speaking at a meeting of Patna police on Friday.

    Patna: Patna police, in view of curbing crime in the state capital, on Friday unveiled its new Quick Mobile units, or Q-mobiles as said in the police parlance, increasing its number from 56 to 82 while also laying out new policies to deal with crime in progress.

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  • Eve-teasers Forced to Apologize to Girls

    Youths arrested for eve-teasing outside Ganga Devi College in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Friday arrested nearly a dozen roadside Romeos for harassing girl students and making lewd comments at them outside Ganga Devi College campus in Kankarbagh.

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  • OBG Convention Opens in Patna

    Noted obstetricians and gynecologists gather in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: On the opening day of the three-day convention of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Society (FOGSY) in Patna on Friday, eminent physicians representing various medical colleges offered a number of pointers related to pregnancy and child birth and health risks associated with the Caesarian way of giving birth.

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  • Students Demand Basic Amenities in College

    B. N. College students protesting on Ashok Rajpath on Friday.

    Patna: Students of B. N. College, under the banner of National Students Union of India (NSUI) in Patna on Friday, staged a dharna outside the college principal's office to protest against lack of basic amenities within the campus including a turn-of-the-century library, a dilapidated lab, rundown hostels, and no water fountain or clean rest rooms.

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  • Massive Traffic Jam on Bailey Road

    Traffic jam on Bailey Road in Patna.

    Patna: Patna'ites had a harrowing time on Thursday morning when the entire Bailey Road between Dak Bungalow Crossing and Hartali Chowk turned into a giant parking lot with all the vehicles coming to a grinding halt due to 'no entry' signs at various locations.

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  • Sushil Modi Joins Uttar Pradesh Split Bandwagon

    Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

    Patna: Echoing the sentiment of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press meeting in Patna on Thursday, favored smaller states as proposed earlier by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

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  • Minister Seeks Park Maintenance Policy

    Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar.

    Patna: Urban Development and Housing Minister Prem Kumar, while holding a meeting to review progress in the construction of parks in Patna on Thursday, asked the concerned officials to come up with a park maintenance policy within a month for better upkeep of the public facilities.

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  • Jewelries worth Several Lakhs Stolen from Shop

    Burglary committed at a jewelry shop in Vishal Mega Mart in Patna.

    Patna: Thieves in Patna on late Tuesday night broke into a jewelry shop located within the Vishal Mega Mart on Frazer Road and escaped with many gold-diamond jewelries to the tune of over Rs. 15 lakh.

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  • Patna's Sweta Srivastava Makes Name in Literature

    Sweta Srivastava Vikram, a Patna native, making ripples in the literary world.

    Patna: Sweta Srivastava Vikram, a native of Patna and now living in the US recently toured India, USA, UK, and Singapore to promote her books including 'Because All Is Not Lost: Verse on Grief', 'Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors', and 'Perfectly Untraditional'.

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  • Nitish Favors Split of Uttar Pradesh

    Nitish Kumar holding a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, before leaving for Muzaffarpur on the second round of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra' on Wednesday, favored splitting of Uttar Pradesh in four small states – an idea earlier mooted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

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  • Fair Price Dealer Assn. Threatens Strike

    A PDS shop in Jehanabad.

    Patna: Fair Price Dealers Association general secretary Srikant Lal, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, threatened to go on a statewide strike in December to protest against what he called
    'unfair and unjust' policies of the Nitish administration.

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  • Non-bailable Warrant against Shekhar Suman

    Actor Shekhar Suman facing non-bailable warrant for failing to appear before a court.

    Patna: A Patna court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Patna native and noted film and television actor Shekhar Suman for failing to appear in the court in a case related to violation of the model code of conduct during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

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  • Kalam Schools Bihar Legislators

    Former President Abdul Kalam at Bihar Assembly in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, speaking at a seminar on '243 Development Pillars of Bihar' at the state Assembly on Tuesday, urged the politicians to develop confidence among the public and restore trust in the government that has taken a beating in the last couple of decades.

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  • Bihar to Strengthen Emergency Mgmt. System

    CM inaugurates the 4th anniversary of the formation of Emergency Management Authority, in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the fourth anniversary of the State Emergency Management Authority (SEMA) in Patna on Tuesday, announced the government's decision to form a State Disaster Response Force on the pattern of the Central government to meet with any emergency situation in a prompt and effective manner.

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  • Tariq Anwar Fires Salvo at Nitish Kumar

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary Tariq Anwar, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his recent statement that Bihar would soon re-emerge as an educational hub and students from all over the country would come here to get quality education.

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  • Former President Kalam to Address Bihar Assembly

    CM welcomes former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who is scheduled to address at a seminar on the role of teachers at the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday, arrived in Patna on Monday evening amidst warm welcome by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary and other government officials.

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  • Hazaribagh Contractor Found Dead at LCT Ghat

    Authorities investigate the murder of a Hazaribagh contractor in Patna on late Sunday night.

    Patna: Unidentified criminals under Pataliputra police station near the LCT Ghat on late Sunday night shot and killed Ramsahay Yadav, a JCB earthmoving and construction machine owner, who had arrived in Patna from Hazaribagh only two days ago to ensure his equipment were being used as intended.

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  • CM Inaugurates Kilkari Bhawan in Patna

    CM inaugurates the Kilkari Bhawan in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday inaugurated the Kilkari Bal Bhawan in Saidpur area the foundation stone of which was laid three years ago amidst much fanfare.

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  • Pandit Nehru's Birth Anniversary Observed

    Fancy dress competition being held at St. Xavier's School to mark the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on Monday.

    Patna: People across the state capital on Monday celebrated the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at various functions organized by the government and private organizations, and political parties.

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  • Neetu Chandra at CM's Janata Durbar

    Actress Neetu Chandra at CM's Janata Durbar on Monday.

    Patna: Bollywood film star and Patna native Neetu Chandra, along with her Deswa co-star Arti Puri on Monday, visited the Janata Durbar of Nitish Kumar to learn firsthand how the Chief Minister deals with the ordinary people and what kind of actions he takes to resolve people's problems.

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  • Pirated Books worth lakhs Seized

    Authorities seize pirated books from a vehicle in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Monday intercepted a Scorpio SUV under Gandhi Maidan police station and recovered pirated books of major publishing houses with a street value of several lakh rupees.

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  • Shiksha Diwas Ends; Teachers, Students Honored

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at the conclusion of the Shiksha Diwas at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the concluding day of the 3-day 'Shiksha Diwas' being celebrated at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, conferred 'Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Education Award', the highest state award in the field of education, to three government school teachers for their contributions and dedication in the field of literacy.

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  • LJP, RJD Leaders Jump Ship; Join JD-U

    LJP MP Sabir Ali quits his party and joins JD-U on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Sabir Ali, who last week resigned from the Rajya Sabha membership and also from Ram Vilas Paswan's party, formally joined Janata Dal-U on Sunday in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • Plan to Rob Bank Foiled; Raid in Beur Jail

    Raid at Patna's Beur Jail on Saturday night.

    Patna: Prison officials at Patna's Beur Jail on late Saturday night conducted a thorough shakedown of the cells and seized fifteen cell phones that were being used to plan an ambitious bank robbery in the state capital.

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  • Sex behind the Board of Cyber Cafe; Many Arrested

    Many arrested from a sex joint, operating in the garb of a cyber cafe, in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna under Kadam Kuan police station on Saturday raided a so-called 'cyber café' on Road Number 3 in Rajendra Nagar and arrested dozens of young men and women engaged in sexual acts and drinking alcohol – all in the name of surfing the web.

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  • Patna Book Fair Attracts Huge Crowd

    Patna Book Fair opens at Gandhi Maidan on Saturday.

    Patna: The much-awaited National Book Fair co-hosted by the National Book Trust, the Central Human Resources and Development Ministry, and the Bihar government, opened with much fanfare at Patna's Gandhi Maidan attracting huge crowd on its opening day on Saturday.

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  • CM Encouraged by his 'Seva Yatra'

    CM Nitish Kumar holding a press meet in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after his four-day trip to West Champaran district, returned to Patna on Saturday where he was welcomed by a number of NDA leaders.

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  • Scam in Security Guard Business Suspected

    Security guard with a fake license and illegal arms arrested in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Saturday arrested two private security guards for carrying fake arms license and modified guns that violate the Firearms Acts.

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  • Education Fete Opens at Gandhi Maidan

    Local artists performing on the opening day of Literacy Day at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is on a prolonged trip to various districts in Bihar as part of his ongoing 'Seva Yatra', through a live video-conferencing on Friday, inaugurated the 3-day 'Shiksha Diwas', or Education Day, to coincide with the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, free India's first Education Minister.

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  • Pachauri to Help Bihar Formulate Climate Policy

    Nobel Prize winner and environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The Chairperson of the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and Nobel Prize winner Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, during his meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Friday, offered his expertise to the state government in formulating an action plan on climate change.

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  • CM Meets with Villagers in Champaran District

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Champaran district on Thursday.

    Bettiah: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the second day of his 'Seva Yatra' on Thursday, spent his day in Bithahan, one of the most backward blocks in the state, in Champaran district and assured the residents of relief from economic malaise and flood that ravages many villages each year in the lack of a better flood-prevention policy.

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  • Sikhs, Hindus, Observe Guru Nanak's Anniversary

    Patna City Gurudwara decked with colored lights to mark the birth anniversary of Sikh religious leader Guru Nanak on Thursday.

    Patna: Sikhs in Patna on Thursday celebrated the 542nd birth anniversary of their first spiritual leader Guru Nanak with much fanfare by paying a visit to the Harmandir Sri Takht Gurudwara in Patna City and participating in prayers and hymns highlighting the teachings of the saint.

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  • Patna's Aman Raj 3 Strokes behind the Leader

    File photo of Patna's young golfer Aman Raj.

    Jaipur: Aman Raj, the young golfer from the Patna Golf Club, while playing in the National Categorized Yatindra Singh Memorial Rajasthan Junior Golf  at Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur, at the end of the second day of the tournament, remains at one over par after shooting an even par 72 on Tuesday and one under 71 on Wednesday.

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  • Raids in Kadam Kuan; Two Arrested

    Fake cosmetics recovered following raids at two shops in Kadam Kuan in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Patna police on Thursday, under the leadership of City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande, raided two shops in Kadam Kuan and seized cheap knock-off of various name brand cosmetic items to the tune of several thousand rupees.

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  • CM Begins his Seva Yatra from West Champaran

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar leaving for his Seva Yatra from Patna Airport on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday embarked upon the first phase of his Seva Yatra to feel the pulse of the people of Bihar and review developmental works currently underway in a number of districts in the state.

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  • Pvt. Schools to Comply with Govt. Requirement

    Private school association members take out a 'black band' rally in protest against the government's educational policy.

    Patna: Members of the Private School and Children Welfare Association in Patna on Wednesday took out a 'black band' rally to protest against the state government's decision to require registration of all schools saying the diktat interfered with the basic tenet of any private enterprise and was detrimental to the interest of the students.

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  • Economic Census Report Out after Six Years

    2006 economic census report released on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bihar State Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Hari Kishore Singh and Planning and Development Department Principal Secretary Vijay Prakash, six years after the 5th 'economic census' was conducted in the state, released its results at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

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  • Former JD-U Leader Back in Party

    Former JD-U Leader Virendra Kumar Chowdhary returns to his old party after remaining in RJD for 15 months.

    Patna: The drama of party-hopping continued in Bihar on Wednesday when former Deputy Chairperson of the Bihar Legislative Council Virendra Kumar Chowdhary, after remaining in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for a little over 15 months, re-joined Janata Dal-U at a simple function at the party office in the presence of JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh and other party leaders.

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  • Trains, Flights Disrupted due to Fog

    Thick fog in Patna disrupts plane and railway services.

    Patna: Movement of planes and trains in Patna remained disrupted on Monday morning due to heavy fog that has enveloped the state capital since the last 3-4 days.

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  • Luxury Bus Service Comes to a Screeching Halt

    Luxury city bus service in Patna grounded due to changing weather.

    Patna: Almost three months to the date, the much publicized luxury bus services recently launched in Patna, suffered a mild cardiac arrest on Monday when the authorities shut down the air-conditioned and the ladies bus services in the lack of adequate passengers thanks to the rapidly cooling temperature and early setting of the sun.

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  • Nitish Flags off Rabi Mahotsav Rath

    Chief Minister flags off 'Rabi Mahotsav Yatra' from Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: With a strong penchant for 'yatras' of all sorts in his effort to popularize various government-sponsored programs, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday flagged off what has been dubbed as the 'Rabi Mahotsav Rath' to spread awareness about projects meant to alleviate the financial and social conditions of the farmers.

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  • CM Demands Probe in Price Hike

    CM holding meeting of the Cabinet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during a meeting of the Agriculture department on Sunday, lashed out at the UPA government for the recent hike in the price of petrol saying prices of all essential items were skyrocketing beyond the reach of the common man due to the failed and faulty policies of the Central government.

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  • Patna Citizens Honored

    Citizens honored at the 50th birthday of social worker Anil Sulabh in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Two dozen people were honored for their selfless services to Bihar on the occasion of the 50th birthday of social worker Dr. Anil Sulabh that was celebrated at the S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Sunday.

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  • Seminar on the 100 Years of Bihar

    Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary speaking at the 2-day seminar on the 'Transformation of Bihar in the Last 100 years' in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary, at a 2-day seminar on the 'Transformation of Bihar in the Last 100 years and Ahead' at the A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna on Saturday, said that Bihar's land and power had always been under the control of powerful people but Nitish Kumar had finally turned the situation around by restoring respect and honor for the people at the lower rung of the society.

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  • KBC Winners Arrive in Patna

    KBC winner Sushil Kumar arrives in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Patna'ites on Friday gave a warm welcome to Sushil Kumar, the first winner of Rs. 5 crore on the highly popular television game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', or KBC, hosted by none other than Amitabh Bachchan as Kumar arrived at the Patna Airport in the presence of hundreds of his fans, friends, and family members.

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  • Private Schools to Defy Registration Law

    Private school administration to defy registration requirement as imposed by the state government.

    Patna: The management of private schools in Patna have decided to defy the Nitish administration's diktat of mandatory registration of all such schools saying the government had no business meddling in the business of private educational institutions when it could not even manage properly the government-run schools.

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  • Private Schools to Defy Registration Law

    Private school association press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The management of private schools in Patna have decided to defy the Nitish administration's diktat of mandatory registration of all such schools saying the government had no business meddling in the business of private educational institutions when it could not even manage properly the government-run schools.

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  • Home Secretary Addresses Naxal Issue in Bihar

    Central Home Secretary Rajkumar Singh arrives in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Central Home Secretary Rajkumar Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, on the issue of Naxal problem in Bihar, walked a safe line maintaining Bihar was doing relatively well in tackling the Naxal problem and the best way to deal with the issue was through overall development in the state.

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  • Bihar's Large Population also its Strength: Shahi

    UNFPA meet on population at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Human Resources and Development Minister P. K. Shahi, speaking at a function organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday, listed a number of steps taken by the Nitish government to empower women and children and raise enrollment in schools across the state.

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  • BJP, JD-U Burn PM's Effigy on Petrol Price Hike

    BJP activists in Patna burn PM's effigy on Friday to protest against rise in petrol price.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-U activists in Patna on Friday burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for once again raising the price of gasoline by Rs. 1.82 per liter that, they said, was certain to hurt the poor and middle class people most.

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  • PM Sends out Inspirational Letter to Students

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's letter to the students of India.

    Patna: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to mark the birth anniversary of the nation's first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad that falls on November 11, sent out a letter to the young students of India exhorting them to stay in school and get the best education they could in order to enrich their lives while also making India a strong nation.

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  • 'Deswa' Stars Launch Audio CD in Patna

    'Deswa' cast and crew launch audio CD in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The director and cast members of Bhojpuri film 'Deswa', at a function at the P&M Mall in Patna on Thursday, released the songs and promotional items of the movie in the presence of a sizeable audience.

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  • CM Welcomes Chinese Delegation

    Bihar CM welcomes a Chinese delegation in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday welcomed a 12-member Chinese delegation led by Lu Hao, the Communist Party of China Secretary of the Gansu province.

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  • Bardhan Predicts the Demise of UPA Govt.

    CPI General Secretary A. B. Bardhan in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India General Secretary A. B. Bardhan, at a press meet in Patna on Thursday, ruled out the return of UPA in the next Parliamentary elections while also eliminating the NDA from the mix saying the people of India were tired of both parties and were pining for an alternative that provided better governance to the nation.

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  • Snazzy Restaurant Opens its Branch in Patna

    17 Degree, a chain of restaurant, opens at P&M Mall in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Famous 17 Degree restaurant, amidst much fanfare and much to the delight of food lovers in the state capital, opened its branch at the P&M Mall on Thursday with chefs dressed in the traditional chef attire winning the hearts of many by their culinary skills.

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  • Pandit Jasraj Rues Decline of Classical Music

     

    Noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj being honored by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday extended warm welcome to eminent vocalist Pandit Jasraj who was in Patna to perform at the birthday celebration of Rajya Sabha MP N. K. Singh at his residence in Sheikhpura.

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  • Administration Struggles to Clean Up Patna Ghats

    Volunteers cleaning up Mangal Talab in Patna on Saturday to prepare for Chhath festival.

    Patna: With Dussehra, Diwali, and Bhai Dooj already in the back mirror, Bihar is gearing up to celebrate the state's most revered festival Chhath that kicks off its four-day rigorous event with 'Nahay Khai' on Sunday followed by 'Kharna' on Monday.

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  • CM Flags off Katihar-Manihari Train

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flags off Katihar-Manihari train on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Sunday, flagged off the first ever train on the newly-introduced broad gauge railway services under the Northeast Frontier division of the Indian Railways at a function held at Katihar railway station.

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  • CM Pays Tribute to Indira Gandhi, Patel

    CM paying homage to Indira Gandhi and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function held at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Monday, paid floral tribute to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was assassinated on this day 27 years ago in 1984.

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  • Chirag Paswan, Kangana Ranaut Promote MNMH

    Chirag Paswan and other cast members of the film 'Miley Na Miley Hum' at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chirag Paswan, the budding film star and the son of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Monday to promote his film Miley Na Miley Hum (MNMH), said that he was optimistic about the success of the movie in spite of the fact that it was being released the same week as other big banner films like Ra One.

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  • Anand Kumar to Attend World Summit in Doha

    Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to attend conference in Doha.

    Patna: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar has been invited to the world innovation summit for education to be held in Doha, Qatar from November 1-3.

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  • Modi Launches Bihar Summit Website

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi launching the web site of 'Summit on Changing Bihar'.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Friday launched the website of the 'Global Summit on Changing Bihar' that would be held in Patna between February 17 and 19 next year.

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  • Priest Arrested in another Priest's Death

    Heera Das, a priest in Kurji area, taken into police custody in connection with the death of another priest.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested Heera Das, the priest of a temple in Digha, in connection with the death of Tarun Das, also a priest whose decomposed body was recovered from Udasin Math Hanuman Temple in Kurji area on Thursday.

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  • Don't be a Stroke Victim; Experts offer Advice

    Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh and Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh offer advice on how to avoid being hit by stroke.

    Patna: Noted neurologists Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh and Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, advised people to adopt healthy lifestyle, including regular physical exercise, to stay in shape and to avoid stroke or other heart-related ailments.

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  • CM Participates in Chitragupta Puja

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Gardanibagh on the occasion of Chitragupta Puja on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday joined the Kayastha Parivar of Patna to observe Chitragupta Puja that was celebrated across the state capital by various Kayastha organizations and families.

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  • Plans Unveiled for Urban Development

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at the meeting of BUDCO in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function at Patna Secretariat on Thursday, unveiled ten different schemes for developing infrastructure of various large cities in Bihar, including Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, and Muzaffarpur.

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  • Body of Missing Priest Recovered

    Authorities quiz temple staff following the discovery of the decomposed body of the temple priest in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Thursday recovered the decomposed body of Tarun Das, the priest at the Udasin Math Hanuman Temple in Kurji under Digha police station, who had not been seen for last few days, from his room in the back of the temple.

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  • Another Shop Busted for DVD Piracy

    Shivdeep Lande, City SP, looking at the pile of pirated CDs and DVDs during a raid in Bakerganj on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday once again busted an electronic shop in Bakerganj area and seized pirated CDs, DVDs, and X-rated movies, along with computer equipment and DVD duplicators to the tune of nearly Rs. 35 lakh.

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  • Children Display their 'Gharondas' in Patna

    Children displaying their 'gharondas' in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Children in Patna under the banner of Tara Sangeet Parishad on Thursday put their 'gharondas' on public display at a program at the JP Roundabout.

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  • Happy Diwali

    HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL.

    Patna: PatnaDaily.Com wishes everyone a very happy and safe Diwali. May the New Year bring tons of happiness and joy to all of you and may all of your dreams come true in the coming year.

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  • Bihar Youth Wins Rs. 5 crore on KBC

    Sushil Kumar, the winner of Rs. 5 crore, in the hot seat on KBC.

    Patna: Computer operator and a private tutor Sushil Kumar from Bihar has become the first ever contestant on the hugely popular Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) game show hosted by none other than India's superstar Amitabh Bachchan, to win Rs. 5 crore after he answered the final question correctly in the recently taped episode to be telecast on November 2.

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  • CM Inaugurates Vishwa Shanti Stupa Festival

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with a Buddhist monk at Rajgir's annual festival on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the 42nd annual festival of the Vishwa Shanti Stupa in Rajgir on Tuesday said that the government was preparing to have a second ropeway to the Ratnagiri Hill in view of the steady rise in the number of tourists in the area.

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  • Patna All Set to Celebrate Diwali

    Diwali decoration in Patna.

    Patna: Patna, with all of its lightning and glitter, is all set to celebrate Diwali on Wednesday as last minute shoppers flooded the shopping centers in the state capital to purchase the idols of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi, hand-made 'gharondas', and of course, firecrackers to celebrate Diwali with a big bang.

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  • Royal Carriage Service Begins in Patna

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi taking the first ride on the new horse buggy in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, in an attempt to promote 'eco-tourism' in Bihar, on Tuesday, inaugurated the plying of the 'Royal Carriage', a horse and buggy vehicle designed to give a leisurely tour to visitors and locals alike at a relatively nominal fee.

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  • Newly-elected MLA Given Oath of Office

    JD-U MLA Kavita Singh given oath of office on Monday.

    Patna: Newly-elected legislator from Daraunda, Kavita Devi, at a simple function at the state Assembly library in Patna on Monday, was sworn in by the House Speaker Uday Narayan Chowdhary in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, among others.

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  • CM Inaugurates Centennial Park at Saguna Mor

    Nitish Kumar inaugurates Shatabdi Park near Danapur on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday opened the Centennial Memorial Park at Saguna Mor near Danapur to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the state of Bihar.

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  • Man Arrested with 27 kg of Charas

    27 kilograms of charas seized at Patna Junction on Monday.

    Patna: The Railway Police at Patna Junction on Monday arrested a man and recovered 27 kilogram of 'charas', a form of hashish, with an estimated street value of Rs. 10 lakh, from his possession.

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  • Dhanteras Spurs Shopping Frenzy in Bihar

    Newly-bought motorcycles being blessed by priests at Patna Junction on Monday.

    Patna: People in Bihar on Monday, to celebrate Dhanteras, opened up their wallets as never seen before in their rush to buy brand new cars and motorcycles spending in excess of several crore rupees with the purchase of over 1700 cars and nearly 10,000 motorcycles, reports said.

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  • Hotel Murder Suspect Being Sought

    Authorities at Palika Hotel where five members of the family were poisoned to death on Saturday.

    Patna: Police in Patna, a day after the highly sensational poisoning death of five members of the same family at a Patna hotel, continued to search for the sole survivor and the only suspect in the case Shravan Kumar who disappeared before the bodies of his wife, sister-in-law, and three children were recovered by a hotel employee.

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  • Diwali Firecrackers Hours Announced

    Patna gears up for Diwali.

    Patna: The district administration in Patna on Sunday issued a notification about the hours for the use of firecrackers on Diwali that is to be celebrated later this month on October 26.

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  • Deep Utsav 2011 in Singapore

    Bihar-Jharkhand (BIJHAR) organization in Singapore celebrates Deep Utsav 2011.

    Singapore: BIJHAR, a Bihar-Jharkhand organization in Singapore, celebrated the festival of light "Deep Utsav 2011" on Saturday evening at Fort Canning convention hall.

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  • CM Makes Case for Special Status for Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the meeting of the NDC in New Delhi on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi on Saturday, once again reiterated his demand for special status for Bihar insisting the state met all the requirements for such status that was needed to pull Bihar out of its current economic morass.

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  • Five Members of a Family Poisoned

    Police investigate murders of five members of the same family at a hotel in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna are looking for one Shravan Kumar who, after allegedly poisoning his wife, three children, and a sister-in-law, sneaked out of his hotel where the family was staying in, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar said.

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  • More Sweet Shops Busted in Patna

    Patna police inspects 'ghee' cans made locally but carrying national brand name labels on Saturday.

    Patna: Continuing their crackdown on sweet and milk shops ahead of Diwali festival, police in Patna on Saturday busted four such places in Daldali near Bakerganj under Kadam Kuan police station and destroyed several liters of contaminated milk, thousands of kilos of sweets and ghee while also arresting three persons in the case.

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  • Government Observes S. K. Sinha's Birth Anniversary

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying his tribute to late S. K. Sinha in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The state government on Friday observed the 124th birth anniversary of Bihar's first Chief Minister Sri Krishna Sinha at a function at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna.

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  • Man Electrocuted while Working on Power Pole

    Man dies of electrocution in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: In a tragic incident, a private electrician, while working on a power transformer tower near Chiraiyantand Bridge in Patna on Friday, was electrocuted when he came in contact with wire flowing with thousands of voltage of electricity.

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  • Raids at Sweet Shops in Patna District

    Raids at sweet shops in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Friday conducted district-wide raids at a number of sweet shops and recovered milk products, including sweets, that had either gone sour or were being made with synthetic milk and cheese.

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  • Alleged Contractor Killers Arrested

    Two men arrested in the murder of contractor Basant Kumar Singh.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested two men in connection with the October 14 killing of contractor Basant Kumar Singh who was gunned down in broad daylight at the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) office in Punaichak.

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  • Salman Khurshid Speaks on the Role of Judiciary

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid (right) at Wheeler Senate Hall in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, speaking at a seminar on the "Role of Judiciary in a Democracy" at Wheeler Senate Hall in Patna on Thursday, said that while civil disobedience had a place in a democracy, it should not be turned into a 'mobocracy'.

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  • One Arrested in Eve-Teasing Case

    Pintu Singh arrested in last Thursday eve-teasing case.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday, a week after some drunken men near the Income Tax Roundabout on Bailey Road misbehaved with a college girl, arrested one Pintu Singh in the case after he was positively identified by some eyewitnesses through the composite pictures earlier released by the police.

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  • Financial Crooks the Focus of Bihar Cops

    CM holding meeting with Bihar police on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for the second time in as many days, delivered pep talks to the state's law and order machinery encouraging them to go after financial crooks and Naxalites while prosecuting them under speedy trial system.

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  • Women Cops Help Nab Street Romeos

    Ten men arrested on charges of harassing women in Patna.

    Patna: Women cops dressed in civilian clothes, the latest ploy by the city police to nab eve-teasers and others harassing innocent pedestrians and college students, arrested ten men on Thursday sending a chilling message to all roadside Romeos who prey on their victims at places like bus and railway stations and outside movie theaters.

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  • CM Holds High-Level Meet with Top Cops

    CM holding a meeting of top Bihar officials in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Wednesday, held a high-level meeting of the state's top cops and bureaucrats to review law and order situation in Bihar and to assess development in various welfare schemes meant for the underprivileged sections of the society.

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  • Neetu Chandra Visits Magadh Mahila College

    Neetu Chandra in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The star of nearly a dozen and a half movies and Patna's very own Neetu Chandra, on Wednesday, gave a pleasant surprise to the students of Magadh Mahila College when she arrived at the college to meet with her former teachers and other acquaintances.

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  • Police, Mob Clash in Siwan; One Dead

    Security in Siwan tightened following a clash between the police and an angry mob on Wednesday.

    Patna: At least one person was killed and 18 others, including 14 policemen, were injured when an angry mob, at Madarpur Bazaar in Siwan district, clashed with the police after they tried to rescue a woman who had been accused of being a child-lifter.

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  • Advani's Yatra Very Impressive: Thakur

    BJP state president Dr. C. P. Thakur holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that he was pleasantly surprised by the huge success of L. K. Advani's tour that kicked off its 23-state 'yatra' from Sitab Diara in Chhapra district on October 11.

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  • CM Blesses Newly-elected MLA from Daraunda

    Newly-elected MLA from Daraunda Kavita Singh and her husband Ajay Singh meet with Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

    Patna: The newly-elected member of the Bihar Assembly Kavita Singh, who won the Daraunda by-poll by defeating her nearest rival Rameshwar Singh of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) by more than 20,000 votes, met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his residence in Patna on Tuesday to seek his blessings.

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  • Now you can Enjoy Tonga Ride in Patna

    Buggy ride coming to Patna.

    Patna: Tourists and locals in Patna can now enjoy a joyful ride on the 'Shahi Horse and Carriage' that has been purchased by the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) to promote tourism in the state capital.

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  • Bihar Tops in GSDP Growth in 2010-11

    Bihar registers 14.15% Gross State Domestic Product in 2010-11.

    Patna: Despite relentless negative campaign by certain vested interests in the media and political parlays, Bihar has emerged as the number one state in terms of annual percentage increase in the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) for the fiscal year 2010-11 by attaining a whopping growth rate of 14.15%.

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  • CM Advocates Right to Recall

    CM Nitish Kumar at Janata Durbar on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Monday favored constitutional amendment to institute right to recall elected lawmakers saying while it may not be possible to implement it immediately, there was a need for the exploration of the idea.

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  • US Experts Talk about Flood Management

    USA Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) specialist Alan Tamm in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: USA Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) experts Alan Tamm and Padmakar Srivastava, in Patna on Monday, inaugurated the 5-day workshop on 'Embankment Resources Planning and Management' to discuss issues with capitalizing Bihar's rich water resources and check flooding in the state.

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  • Ruckus at Central School; Cops Called in

    Students clash at Central School in Sheikhpura on Monday.

    Patna: Students of the Central School in Sheikhpura on Monday clashed with each other following the suspension of 82 students last Saturday. Things got so heated that the school officials had to call in police for help.

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  • Nitish Delivers Valedictory Speech in Delhi

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar delivering valedictory speech at the 6th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while delivering his valedictory speech at the 6th Annual Convention of the Central Information Commission at Vigyan Bhawan on Saturday, said that for him if "Preamble" was the soul of the Constitution and "Fundamental Right" was the heart, then the "Right to Information" (RTI) was the artery that supplied blood uninterruptedly to the heart.

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  • SBI Offers Lucrative Deals for Diwali, Dhanteras

    State Bank of India officials holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: State Bank of India (SBI) Patna Circle Chief General Manager Jeevandas Narayan, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said that the bank, in view of Diwali and Dhanteras festivals that fall on 26th and 27th of this month respectively was offering a number of lucrative deals for its customers to make the festivals more fun and memorable.

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  • Patna Marathon to take Place on Feb. 19

    Bihar Entrepreneur Network to hold Patna Marathon on February 19.

    Patna: Atul Kumar, a senior official associated with the Bihar Entrepreneur Network ( BEN), at a press conference in Patna on Saturday said that BEN, in association with Bihar Society, Karma Society and a number of other not-for-profit organizations, will hold a Patna Marathon on February 19, 2012.

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  • LJP MP to Ditch Party; Join JD-U

    LJP MP Sabir Ali to join JD-U.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, who is struggling to remain relevant in Bihar politics after receiving crushing defeats in the last two elections, got yet another jolt on Friday when his national Vice President and Rajya Sabha MP Sabir Ali announced his decision to quit the party and join Janata Dal-U.

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  • Contractor Killed in Broad Daylight

    An inconsolable wife of the murdered contractor at the crime scene.

    Patna: Criminals in broad daylight in Punaichak area in Patna on Friday afternoon shot and killed a private contractor at the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) office despite the presence of security guards and surveillance cameras around the building.

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  • Jet Airways Launches Patna-Ahmedabad Flight

    Jet Airways

    Patna: The Jet Air is gearing up to launch its first Patna-Ahmedabad flight from Saturday providing a much-needed linkage that people of Patna had been demanding for quite some time.

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  • Paswan comes out in Support of Digha Farmers

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan leads a rally in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, in Patna on Friday, led a march from Polytechnic intersection to the area where Chief Minister Nitish Kumar lives to express support for the farmers in Digha.

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  • Ragging Case Reported at Polytechnic Institute

    City SP Lande investigating a case of ragging in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday filed an FIR against five Government Polytechnic Institute students at Pataliputra Colony after a student complained of being harassed by some his seniors.

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  • Security to be Tightened for Diwali, Chhath

    SSP Alok Kumar holding a Janata Durbar on Thursday prior to holding a high-level meeting with top police officials.

    Patna: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar, at a high-level meeting of senior police officials in Patna on Thursday, gave them a number of pointers to ensure Diwali and Chhath in Bihar were peaceful and without any incident.

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  • College Girl Harassed by Drunken Men

    Police face public's wrath in Patna on Thursday after two drunk men assaulted a college girl.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna are looking for two men who tried to molest a college girl before assaulting her and her father near the Income Tax Roundabout under Kotwali police station on Thursday.

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  • Shop Owner Arrested for Selling Fake Products

    Shivdeep Lande showing fake name brand tobacco product in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday raided a shop in New Market under Kotwali police station and seized duplicate tobacco products of a major national brand to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Fire in Apartment Complex; No Major Damage

    Fire in an apartment complex in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: An electrical short circuit is said to be the cause of a fire that started in an apartment building in Kidwaipuri in Patna on Wednesday under Kotwali police station.

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  • Two Arrested in Naubatpur Bank Robbery Case

    SSP Alok Kumar (right) holding a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna on late Tuesday night, arrested two persons in connection with the October 4 bank robbery in Naubatpur and recovered Rs. 68,000 in cash along with a 9mm piltol and a number of live cartridges from their possession.

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  • JD-U Leader Blames UPA for Assault on Lawyer

    JD-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, on Wednesday, condemned the assault on Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court lawyer and a close confidante of civil activist Anna Hazare, while demanding a high-level probe into the incident.

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  • Advani Thanks Nitish for his Support

    L. K. Advani in Ara on Wednesday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani, before leaving for Ara from Patna on Wednesday, praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for extending his support to his 'Chetna Yatra' that he began from Chhapra yesterday saying Kumar's cooperation had given a huge boost to his anti-corruption drive.

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  • Leaders Pay Tribute to Jaya Prakash Narain

    Jaya Prakash Narain remembered on his birth anniversary.

    Patna: Politicians across the board on Tuesday paid glorious tribute to Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narain to mark his 109th birth anniversary while pledging to follow on the footsteps of the socialist leader who shot into fame after he led a successful political campaign against Indira Gandhi government in the '70s.

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  • Nitish Flags off Advani's Rath Yatra

    L. K. Advani kicks off his anti-corruption 'Rath Yatra' in this bus from Chhapra on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, amidst a host of NDA leaders, flagged off the much-touted public awareness 'Rath Yatra' by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani from Sitab Diara in Chhapra district, the birth place of the architect of the '70s Total Revolution Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narain.

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  • Days of NDA Rule in Bihar Numbered: Lalu

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav leads a rally in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, on the occasion of the 109th birth anniversary of veteran socialist leader Jaya Prakash Narain on Tuesday, led a large procession to the Governor House to protest against the 'failed policies' of the Nitish administration saying Bihar was worse off under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar than ever before in the history of the state.

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  • Opposition's Rally against Yatra Futile: Thakur

    Dr. C. P. Thakur at a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said that the public awareness campaign against corruption undertaken by party senior leader Lal Krishna Advani was the sign of an impatient nation squirming for change.

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  • Company Disappears after Conning Youths

    City SP Shivdeep Lande hearing the complaints of defrauded youths in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Nearly a dozen youths in Patna on Monday protested outside Shubha Complex on Boring Canal Road after being cheated by a company named RB Group that hired them a few months ago but failed to pay them salary before pulling out a disappearing act just before Durga Puja.

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  • Schools, College Reopen in Patna

    Life returns to Patna campuses on Monday.

    Patna: School and college campuses in Patna came to life on Monday after students returned to their classrooms after a break of ten days due to Durga Puja.

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  • LJP Students Rally against Nitish Govt.

    Patna: The student wing of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Patna on Monday took out a march to highlight issues facing the youths in Bihar under the Nitish administration.

    Patna: The student wing of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Patna on Monday took out a march to highlight issues facing the youths in Bihar under the Nitish administration.

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  • Famed Ghazal Singer Jagjit Singh is No More

    Jagjit Singh

    Mumbai: World famous ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, after suffering a brain hemorrhage at his home in Mumbai on September 23, died at the age of 70 at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Monday morning.

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  • Change in the Schedule of Floating Restaurant

    Ganga Aarti in Patna.

    Patna: Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) on Sunday announced new changes in the schedule of the plying of the floating restaurant in the Ganges and in the timing of the popular Ganga Aarti in a bid to attract more tourists for both events.

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  • Advertisement Rules to be Changed: Mayor

    Billboards everywhere in Patna.

    Patna: Patna Mayor Afzal Imam on Sunday said that the local administration was soon going to introduce new hoarding and billboard policies based on the pattern of large metros like Delhi and Mumbai.

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  • Raid at Beur Jail; Cell Phones Recovered

    Patna's Beur Jail.

    Patna: Prison authorities at Patna' Beur Jail on late Sunday night conducted a shakedown and recovered a dozen cell phones, chargers, and other banned items from various cells and jail kitchen prompting an investigation that could implicate a number of jail employees.

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  • Tariq Slams Advani, Nitish over Rath Yatra

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar in Patna.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary and All India Qaumi Tanzim president Tariq Anwar, speaking at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, blasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader Lal Krishna Advani for undertaking a Rath Yatra that begins its national tour from Sitab Diara in North Bihar on Monday.

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  • Police Brutality Case Filed against RPF Inspector

    RPF Inspector Rakesh Singh charged with police brutality.

    Patna: A case of police brutality was registered against the Railway Protection Force (RPF) inspector Rakesh Singh after he illegally detained Purushottam Kumar at Patna Junction, slapped him and stole Rs. 2,000 from his shirt pocket.

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  • Wanted Criminal Arrested from Danapur

    Notorious criminal Gabbar and his associates captured in Patna.

    Patna: Patna police on late Friday night succeeded in capturing notorious criminal Madan Rai, aka Gabbar, and three of his associates from Danapur while they were on their way to collect 'Rangdari Tax' from their intended victims.

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  • Lalu Acting out of Desperation: Rudy

    BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in a desperate bid to salvage whatever is left of his political career, was making nonsensical statements despite the fact that no one was listening to him anymore.

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  • Fire Destroys Nursing Home in Patna

    Fire damages properties at BP Hospital in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: A massive fire in a private nursing home in Patna destroyed a large portion of the building while causing property damages, including an ambulance, to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Inner Wheel Club Celebrates Karwa Chauth

    Dandia by the members of the Inner Wheel Club on Saturday in Patna.

    Patna: With Durga Puja over, members of the Inner Wheel Club in Patna on Saturday organized a dandia program to mark Karwa Chauth that falls next Saturday October 15.

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  • Durga Puja Ends on High Note

    Puja organizers headed to the Ganges in Patna on Friday for 'Devi Visarjan'.

    Patna: All roads in Patna on Friday led to the Ganges as the 10-day festivity of Dussehra came to an end following the 'slaying of Ravan' and 'Burning of Lanka' at Gandhi Maidan on Thursday.

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  • Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs is No More

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

    Cupertion, California: The co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

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  • State Mourns the Death of Two Politicians

     

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying tribute to late Hari Prasad Sah whose body arrived in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The body of Hari Prasad Sah, Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister who died in New Delhi on Monday ten days after suffering brain hemorrhage, arrived in Patna on Tuesday with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a number of his cabinet members present at the Patna Airport along with dozens of Sah's family members.

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  • PD Wishes Happy Dussehra to All

    Durga Puja in Patna.

    The entire team of PatnaDaily.Com wishes all of its readers a very happy and safe Dussehra.

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  • CM Wishes Happy Dussehra to All

    Durga Puja at Bengali Akhara in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday sent his best wishes to all in Bihar on the occasion of Dussehra while urging everyone to maintain communal harmony and pray for the development of the state.

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  • Mithapur Over-bridge Opens for Business

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiling the new Mithapur over-bridge in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday inaugurated the much-awaited Mithapur over-bridge connecting the main city on the northern side of the Patna Junction to the southern parts of the city including Karbigahia and the New Patna By-pass Road.

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  • IPS's Arrest in Gujarat Spurs Protest in Patna

    Protest in Patna over the arrest of IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt in Gujarat.

    Patna: Dozens of protestors in Patna on Monday took out a march between the radio station on Frazer Road and the railway station demanding immediate release of Sanjeev Bhatt, the IPS officer who was arrested a few days ago by the Gujarat police for speaking against the Narendra Modi government.

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  • Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister Dies

    Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister Hari Prasad Sah at a Patna hospital before being flown to New Delhi ten days ago.

    Patna: Bihar Panchayati Raj and Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Minister Hari Prasad Sah, ten days after suffering brain hemorrhage due to a fall in the bathroom, died of his injuries on Monday at the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi.

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  • Festivity, Faith in Patna's Air

    Durga Puja in full swing in Patna.

    Patna: With Sunday being the sixth day of the Durga Puja and only four days left for Vijay Dashmi, the atmosphere in Patna is one of festivity and faith as devotees thronged to various pandals and temples to get the first glimpse of Ma Durga after priest opened the door for public viewing later this afternoon.

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  • Water Sports Introduced to Attract Tourism

    High speed jet ski service opens in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Besides floating restaurant and a brand new tony mall, Patna added yet another attraction to its list when Bihar Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu, on Sunday, inaugurated water sports in the Ganges with a number of jet skis and other water events for the adventure seekers in the state capital.

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  • Modern, Classy Taxi Service Launched in Patna

    New luxury taxi service launched in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Sunday, flagged off a fleet of spanking new luxury taxis equipped with two-way radio and GPS to give a boost to an already burgeoning tourism industry in the state.

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  • Money Not an Issue for Flood Victims: CM

    CM conducts yet another aerial survey of the flood areas in Bihar on Sunday.

    Patna: Just four days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit zones in Bihar, he carried out a similar endeavor on Sunday flying over a number of rivers and villages to ensure water level was on decline and if more relief contingencies were required in the affected areas.

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  • International Elders Day Observed by PAHAL

    Hearing aids given to poor at a health camp by PAHAL in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL), in collaboration with L. S. Institute of ENT, in Patna on Saturday, organized a free Audiometry camp for the elderly citizens of the society to mark the International Elder’s Day.

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  • CM Enjoys 'Jo Dooba…' with Film-makers

    Nitish Kumar at P&M Hall to see 'Jo Dooba So Paar' on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Saturday, took some time off from his busy schedule to see a special screening of the film 'Jo Dooba So Paar: It's Love in Bihar' at the posh multiplex at the P&M Mall in Patna.

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  • Shatru First BJP MP to Donate to Green Fund

    BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former movie star Shatrughan Sinha in Patna on Saturday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and handed him a check of Rs. 51,000 towards the 'Green Bihar' campaign thus becoming the first BJP MP in Bihar to do so.

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  • Women Empowerment a Must: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar honoring students on the occasion of Agrasen Jayanti in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending the state Agrawal convention to mark the birth anniversary of Maharaj Agrasen at Agrasen Bhawan in Patna on Saturday said that for any state to develop it was imperative to develop its human resources first and the government of Bihar was fully committed to do just that.

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  • PU Celebrates its 95th Foundation Day

    Patna University toppers at the university's 95th foundation Day on Saturday.

    Patna: Students and teachers of Patna University on Saturday celebrated the 95th foundation day of the nation's seventh oldest institute of learning at a function held at historical Wheeler Senate Hall.

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  • Navin Kumar the New Chief Secretary of Bihar

    Outgoing Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee welcomes his successor Navin Kumar in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Navin Kumar, the 1975 batch IAS officer, at a simple function on Friday, took over charge as Bihar's new Chief Secretary in the presence of his predecessor and outgoing IAS officer Anup Mukherjee.

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  • Exhibits, Books Sale to Mark Gandhi Jayanti

    Students browsing books on Gandhi at CIMAGE in Patna.

    Patna: Students of CIMAGE Institute in Patna on Friday took part in the ongoing exhibition and book sale within the campus that is being held to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • Aman Finishes 3rd in Pune Golf Tournament

    Young golfer Aman Raj places third in the Pune Golf Tournament on Friday.

    Patna: Patna's Aman Raj, while playing at the Toyota IGU Junior Golf championship and Faldo Series India Qualifier at Pune Golf Club, finished at the third place after shooting 76, five over par, on the concluding day of the championship on Friday.

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  • Bihar being Denied its Rights: CM

    CM delivering his speech at BIA meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the 67th annual function of the Bihar Industries Association (BIA) in Patna on Thursday, said that without special economic status to Bihar, it had been an uphill task to bring sweeping, meaningful changes in the state.

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  • Private Schools Must Register: HRD PS

    HRD Principal Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Anjani Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, Human Resources Development Department, at a press meet in Patna on Thursday, sent a stern warning to private school owners saying they were required by law to register to meet the requirements of the Right to Education Act.

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  • UNPF Rep Meets with Nitish Kumar

    UNPF representative Fredrika Meijer meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The Indian representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) Fredrika Meijer on Thursday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed a number of issues concerning Bihar, including the subjects of population control, family planning, and emergency management.

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  • Khadi More than Just Fabric; Says Minister

    Energy Minister Vijendra Yadav at Khadi exhibition in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bihar Energy Minister Vijendra Prasad Yadav, at the concluding day of the ongoing celebration of the Akhil Bharatiya Charkha Sangh's 87th anniversary being held at the A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna, on Thursday said that khadi was not about fashion or what type of material it was made of; it was all about the sentiment and the national pride behind it.

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  • CM Reviews Flood Situation in Bihar

    Nitish conducting an aerial survey of flooded areas on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for the third time this very active monsoon season, conducted an aerial survey of the flood areas in Bihar to get a first-hand feel of the situation that continues to remain dire in many districts.

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  • RJD Accuses NDA of being Anti-Farmers

    RJD hold a dharna in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Wednesday held a day-long 'maha-dharna' to protest against the alleged 'anti-farmer policies' of the Nitish government saying the administration had done nothing more than lip services to improve the conditions of farmers in Bihar.

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  • Durga Puja Begins with 'Kalash Sthapna'

    Countdown to Dussehra begins from today.

    Patna: Wednesday marked the beginning of the 10-day festival of Dussehra as temples in Patna and around set up the traditional 'kalash' to kick off the festival amidst much gaiety and enthusiasm.

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  • First Batch of Haj Pilgrims to Leave Tomorrow

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the first batch of Haj pilgrims in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday gave a warm send-off to the first batch of Haj pilgrims at a function held at the Haj Bhawan where more than 300 people, including many women, had gathered to receive pre-departure tips for their 40-day trip to Mecca and Medina.

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  • Sharad Yadav, Nitish Differ on Hazare Issue

    Bihar leaders attend the orientation program in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U national President Sharad Yadav who is apparently not on the same page as his star leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday while speaking at the orientation program for the newly-elected legislators in the state, ripped social activist Anna Hazare for 'demeaning the status of the Indian Parliament' during his recent crusade against corruption within the government.

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  • CM to Seek Special Status at NDC Meet

    Nitish Kumar attending a meeting of 12th Five Year Plan in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while presiding over a meeting under the 12th Five Year Plan in Patna on Tuesday, said that he would raise the issue of special status to Bihar during the upcoming meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi.

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  • Fake Cosmetics, Paints Seized during Raids

    Fake cosmetics seized from a shop in Kadam Kuan on Tuesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday raided a shop on Thakurbari Road and seized large amount of fake brand-name cosmetic items like skin cream, lipsticks, and nail polishes bearing labels of foreign brands like Olay and L'oreal.

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  • Man Arrested for Harassing Love Interest

    Man arrested for stalking girl of his dream.

    Patna: Stalking a girl of his dream after being jilted by her landed one man in jail as police arrested one Pankaj Kumar for following a girl on Bailey Road, dragging her out of a car and misbehaving with her, City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande said.

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  • LS Speaker Offers Tips for Better Governance

    LS Speaker Meira Kumar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, while inaugurating an orientation program for Bihar legislators in Patna on Monday, expressed her frustration with the legislators' burning desire to disrupt the Assembly proceedings and boycott the session at the slightest disagreement.

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  • More Rain in Patna Paralyzes Normal Life

    Flooding in Patna due to heavy rain in the past 24 hours.

    Patna: With no sign of relief from rain in the last 24 hours, situation in Patna and its satellite towns worsened on Monday as rain water entered into many homes in the state capital while turning many roads into raging rivulets bringing the life to a virtual halt.

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  • Education in Bihar in Shamble: AIDSO

    AIDSO rally in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) in Patna on Monday took out a rally to press for their 12-point demands that included getting rid of Town DSP Rama Kant and a stop on the privatization of educational institutes, among others.

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  • MP Police in Patna Search for Bank Robber

    Madhya Pradesh cops in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: A team of police from Madhya Pradesh arrived in Patna on Monday to investigate a bank robbery that took place in 2010.

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  • Patna a Mess after 12-hour Rain

    heavy rain brings misery in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: A large portion of the city of Patna on Sunday turned into Venice, albeit dirty, following heavy downpour in the last 12 hours that dumped a record 80 millimeter rain disrupting normal life for the residents.

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  • Doctors Perform Cochlear Implant Surgery

    Sushil Kumar Modi meets with hearing impaired children in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Veteran surgeon and ENT expert of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi Dr. Amit Kishore, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, stressed the need for conducting hearing tests among children in Bihar saying about 5 to 6 among 1,000 babies born in the state suffer from hearing impairment and the sooner they are detected, the better chance they have of recovering.

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  • Corruption Root Cause of Crime: DGP

    DGP Abhayanand.

    Patna: Bihar Directorate General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand, at a meeting organized by the Bihar Industries Association (BIA) in Patna on Saturday, said that corruption and ill-gotten wealth was the two root cause of crime in India and by reigning in these two, crime data could be brought down substantially.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Khadi Exhibition

    CM kicks off khadi exhibition in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated the 87th foundation day of the Akhil Bharatiya Charkha Sangh at an exhibition/convention of the Rashtriya Khadi Gramodyog at A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna.

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  • Advani to Stop in Patna: Thakur

    BJP state president Dr. C. P. Thakur.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, while filling in a group of reporters in Patna on Saturday about the scheduled anti-corruption campaign of senior party leader L. K. Advani, said that the former Deputy Prime Minister, after commencing his Yatra from Sitab Diara in Saran district on October 11, would make a stop-over in Patna before proceeding to other parts of the state.

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  • Freshers' Day at Patna Science College

    Environmental Science students celebrated Freshers' Day at Patna Science College on Saturday.

    Patna: The students of the Environmental Science department of Patna Science College on Saturday celebrated Freshers' Day while renewing their pledge to spread awareness about a clean environment in Patna and around for a better living experience.

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  • Minister Rushed to Delhi after Brain Hemorrhage

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visits hospital to learn about the condition of Hari Prasad Sah.

    Patna: Hari Prasad Sah, the Minister for Panchayati Raj and Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Department suffered a brain hemorrhage after he fell down in his bathroom early Friday morning.

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  • Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Remembered

    CM paying tribute to late poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar in Patna on Friday.Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to mark the 103rd birth anniversary of national poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, paid floral tribute to him at his statue on Nala Road in Patna on Friday.

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  • Noted Scientist Yash Pal in Patna

    Noted scientist Yash Pal at Patna Women's College on Friday.

    Patna: Eminent scientist Yash Pal, at a Q&A session at Patna Women's College on Friday, urged the students to study science not just to make money but to bring changes in the society that would have long term effect on the planet.

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  • Trade Fair Opens at Sinha Library

    Patna mayor Afzal Imam inaugurating the 12-day Patna Consumer Trade Fair on Friday.

    Patna: Patna mayor Afzal Imam, on Friday, inaugurated the 12-day Patna Consumer Trade Fair at the Sinha Library ground featuring more than a hundred stalls showcasing articles from over a dozen states.

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  • JD-U Leaders Hit Back at RJD

    JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U state spokesperson Sanjay Singh, a day after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders announced their resolve to go on their 'expose Nitish' Yatra, hit back at them saying the RJD was desperate to grab media attention and therefore was launching its Yatra to coincide with the Chief Minister's 'Seva Yatra' to be launched next month.

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  • Rs. 5 crore towards Sikkim Earthquake Relief

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: The state government on Thursday sent a check of Rs. 5 crore to the Sikkim government in the aftermath of the recent earthquake that rattled the northeast region a week ago causing massive destruction and deaths in the state.

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  • Workshop on Human Trafficking Begins

    Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah.

    Patna: Bihar Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah, while inaugurating a 2-day workshop on "Different Aspects of Human Trafficking and the Remedial Role of Community and Government" in Patna on Thursday, said that the state government was doing everything in its might to put a stop on human trafficking but the program could not be successful without the active participation of the people of Bihar.

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  • Family Commits Suicide in Danapur

    City SP Shivdeep Lande.

    Patna: In yet another case of mass suicide in Patna, a woman and three young children died after consuming poison while another child and the husband of the woman battle for their lives at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Thursday.

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  • After Advani, Nitish, it's RJD's Turn for Yatra

    RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: In the backdrop of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announcing his decision to embark on the so-called 'Seva Yatra' to feel the pulse of the people on the Right to Pubic Service Act of 2011, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders revealed their own plan to launch a similar 'Yatra' to 'expose' the NDA administration.

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  • Advani Should Begin his Yatra from Patna: Thakur

    Dr. C. P. Thakur holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, said the state unit of the party was gearing up to give a warm send-off to L. K. Advani's anti-corruption Yatra that is said to begin from Sitab Diara, the birth place of veteran socialist late Jaya Prakash Narain.

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  • Explosion at Patna College; No Injury

    City SP Shivdeep Lande gathering information at Patna College following two bomb explosions in the campus on Wednesday.

    Patna: Criminal elements in Patna College on Wednesday exploded two bombs after a clerk at the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) counter refused to give them a handful of registration forms.

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  • JD-U Chief Donates Rs 1.05 lakh for Green Bihar

    Sharad Yadav presenting a check to Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

    Patna: Reposing his faith in the leadership of the Chief Minister, Janata Dal-U president Sharad Yadav in Patna on Tuesday handed over a check of Rs. 1.05 lakh, his one month salary, towards the Green Bihar campaign launched by Nitish Kumar.

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  • Youth Drowns in Ganga Near Kurji

    A crowd gathers at the Ganga ghat following the drowning of a youth on Tuesday evening.

    Patna: Jyutia, a Hindu festival when a mother prays for the welfare of her sons, turned out to be deadly for one family in Patna on Tuesday when a St. Michael's student drowned in the Ganges just minutes after his mother left the ghat after performing rituals associated with the religious event.

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  • Modi Meets with Bihari NRIs in UK

    Sushil Kumar Modi and P. K. Shahi with members of the Bihar Foundation (UK) in Birmingham.

    Birmingham, UK: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who is on a 10-day trip to four European nations to study the execution and achievements of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), met with prominent Bihari NRIs in UK at a meet organized by the Bihar Foundation, UK Chapter, in Birmingham on Tuesday.

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  • Trade Unionists Protest in Patna

    Trade union activists block Dak Bungalow Crossing in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Nearly half a dozen leftist outfits, including the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), and Bihar Rajya Khet Majdoor Union on Tuesday took out a joint procession to protest the 'anti-labor' policies of the state and central governments.

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  • CM Plays Safe on Narendra Modi Issue

    Nitish Kumar at his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, trying to stay above the fray in view of the recent developments in Gujarat politics, said that each party was free to operate as its leaders wished and he had no comments on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's 3-day fast after the Supreme Court all but exonerated him on various charges.

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  • Nitish Adopting Divide and Rule Policy: Punia

    Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P. L. Punia in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes P. L. Punia, at a function to mark the 97th birth anniversary of former Bihar Chief Minister Bhola Paswan Shastri at Patna's S. K. Memorial Hall on Monday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of dividing the Dalits into various sub-categories to strengthen his own electoral base.

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  • Don Bosco Students Arrested on Theft Charge

    Three Don Bosco students arrested for stealing a motorcycle.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Monday arrested three students of Don Bosco School and charged them with stealing a motorcycle that was earlier reported stolen from Pataliputra Colony.

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  • Dharna over Unflattering Rabri Comments

    Protest outside Ramai Ram's house in Patna.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) women activists in Patna on Sunday staged a dharna outside the home of Bihar Revenue and Land Reform Minister Ramai Ram for calling senior party leader and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi 'an idiot'.

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  • Tariq Anwar to 'Expose' Nitish Government

    NCP leader Tariq Anwar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national general secretary Tariq Anwar, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said he would soon launch an agitation against the Nitish administration that, he said, had let down the people of Bihar on each front.

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  • Child Dies after Falling from 2nd Floor

    A 2-year old child dies after falling from the second floor of this apartment building in Lohanipur in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: A two-year old child in east Lohanipur area plunged to his death from a second-floor apartment after he leaned forward on the balcony to look for a remote control that he accidentally dropped earlier.

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  • Job Hopefuls Block Road in Patna

    Candidates for the Institute of Banking Personnel selection test block road in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Dozens of candidates for the Institute of Banking Personnel selection test in Patna on Sunday created ruckus on Ashok Rajpath after they were denied entry into the test center for being late for the exam or for not having the required papers.

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  • Students Get Involved in Environmental Cause

    Environmental SciencePatna: Students of Environmental Science at Patna Science College, in an attempt to raise awareness about environmental issues currently faced by the state capital, have formed 'Patna Environment Society' (PES) with focus on improving the environmental quality of their home town.

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  • Quake Tremors Felt in Patna

    An apartment complex under construction in Sheikhpura tilts one way following earthquake jolts on Sunday night.

    Patna: People in Patna got a rude awakening on Sunday evening when a 6.8 earthquake jolted the northern and eastern parts of the country causing a panic among the residents, particularly those living in high-rise apartments.

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  • CM for Tough Actions against Dalit Atrocities

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar praying Lord Vishwkarma in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a meeting on the condition of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) in Patna on Saturday, said that the government was committed to provide both social and economic justice to the members of the SC/ST besides making sure they did not become the target of any systematic atrocity by any group.

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  • Cops Seize 500 Passports from Fraud Firm

    Victims of the fraudulent employment agencies.

    Patna: Less than a week after a group of people filed a case against the Green India Academy for duping them to the tune of hundreds of thousands of rupees by falsely promising them to get a job for them in the Gulf countries, police in Patna on Saturday raided their office on Ashok Rajpath and seized over 500 passports belonging to unsuspecting job hopefuls.

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  • Rural Road Construction Projects Okayed

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Patna Airport.

    Patna: The Central government, after much reluctance, has finally okayed the construction of 22,000 kilometer of roads in rural Bihar under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) scheme following a 2-day meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in New Delhi last Thursday and Friday.

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  • PM's Effigy Burnt over Petrol Price Hike

    BJP activists protesting in Patna over the hike of petroleum prices.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-U's youth wing members in Patna on Friday burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for raising the price of petrol by Rs. 3.14 per liter and increasing the prices of all petroleum products across the board in an executive decision announced on Thursday.

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  • Congress Burns Effigy of Nitish Kumar

    Youth Congress activists burn the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday.

    Patna: Youth Congress activists in Patna on Friday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accusing him of unleashing a reign of terror among the women and Muslims of the state who, they said, were being harassed and assaulted by the policemen in a systematic manner.

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  • Modi will Make a Good PM: Thakur

    BJP state president Dr. C. P. Thakur at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, defended the party's 'Dalit Mahabhoj' program saying the idea behind the plan was not to bribe the dalits to earn votes but to connect them with the party for strengthening their social status.

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  • Kidnapped Baby Reunited with Mom, Dad

    2-year old Nishika reunited with her parents.

    Patna: The two-year girl who was kidnapped by her babysitter in New Delhi and later rescued at Patna Junction on Wednesday was reunited with her parents who arrived in the state capital on Thursday to take the child back to her home.

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  • Jamshedpur Businessman Shot, Robbed

    Jamshedpur businessman shot and robbed in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Criminals in Patna on under Alamganj police station on Thursday shot a Jamshedpur businessman and escaped with Rs. 9 lakh in cash.

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  • Minister Seeks Babus' Help in Improving System

    Union Minister V. Narayanaswamy, in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, V. Narayanaswamy, in Patna on Thursday, urged the government to take advantage of the immense talents of the bureaucrats to give a boost to the  public delivery system in the state.

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  • Bihar Centennial Celebration in Allahabad

    Art and Culture Minister Sukhda Pandey at a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bihar Art, Culture, and Sports Minister Sukhda Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday said that the state government was holding a centennial celebration of the formation of Bihar at the Cultural Center in Allahabad between September 16 and 18.

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  • Maid with Kidnapped Girl Arrested at Patna Jn.

    Woman who kidnapped a 2-year old girl from Delhi arrested at Patna Jn. on Wednesday.

    Patna: Railway police in Patna on Wednesday arrested a woman and recovered a 2-year old girl who was earlier kidnapped from Delhi from her parent's home in Rohini area.

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  • Woman Ran Over by School Bus; Dies

    Road block after a school bus runs over a 60-year old woman in Patna City on Wednesday.

    Patna: A 60-year old woman died early Wednesday morning when a school bus mowed her down near Gaighat under Alamganj police station.

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  • Bihar IT Policy Goes into Effect

    IT Minister Shahid Ali holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Information and Technology Minister Shahid Ali Khan on Tuesday announced the promulgation of the Bihar IT Policy 2011 to promote information technology in the state for speeding up developmental process as envisioned by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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  • RJD takes Nitish to Task on Water Treaty

    RJD lashes out at Nitih Kumar on water sharing treaty at a press meet on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Tuesday hit back at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who earlier accused his predecessors for not opposing the 1996 Ganga Water Sharing Treaty with Bangladesh that put Bihar in a very precarious situation in terms of water resources in the state.

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  • JDWC Celebrates Foundation Day

    Foundation Day celebration at JD Women's College in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Human Resources Development Minister P. K. Shahi in Patna on Tuesday kicked off the foundation day function of the JD Women's College while also inaugurating the newly-built hall within the campus.

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  • Doctor Blamed for Patient's Death

    Protest outside a private clinic following the death of a patient on Tuesday.

    Patna: For the third time in as many weeks, family members of a patient created ruckus outside a private nursing home after the patient died during the treatment.

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  • Conference on Sugarcane Industries Held

    Conference on sugarcane industries held in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bihar Sugarcane Minister Awadhesh Prasad Kushwaha, at the India-International SugarCon 2011, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Patna on Monday, said that the government was committed to offer lucrative deals to the industrialists and sugarcane producers for them to invest in the state.

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  • CBI Probe Sought in Student's Death

    Somya Singh who died after falling from the fourth floor at an engineering college in Rajasthan.

    Patna: Family members of Somya Singh, the engineering student at the Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women who succumbed to her injuries soon after she fell off the fourth floor of her hostel in Jaipur, demanded a CBI probe into the case saying this was a case of murder and the college and hospital authorities were trying to cover it up to avoid any controversy.

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  • Company Vanishes after Defrauding Many

    Youths protest after being cheated by by a fake employment agency.

    Patna: Dozens of youths in Patna on Monday protested outside the Pirbahore police station demanding arrest of the operators of the Green India Pvt. Ltd. Who, they said, took large sums of money from them promising to get them jobs in Gulf countries, and then just disappeared from the scene.

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  • Sadanand Singh Gets Bail

    Sadanand Singh gets bail.

    Patna: Patna High Court on Monday granted bail to the Congress leader and former Speaker of Bihar Assembly Sadanand Singh in the recruitment of Class III and IV employees between 2000 and 2005 saying Singh played no role in the hiring.

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  • Paswan Cries Foul on SC Issue

    Ram Vilas Paswan holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, accused the Central government of trying to disenfranchise certain dalit castes, including his own, by trying to exclude them from the Scheduled Caste category that gives them special privileges in education and jobs while allowing them to enjoy benefits from a host of government-sponsored welfare schemes.

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  • Abducted Boy Manages to Free Himself

    Child escapes from the clutches of his kidnappers.

    Patna: A 14-year old student in Patna who was reported kidnapped on Saturday morning managed to escape from his captivity and reached Patna safely on Saturday night.

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  • Conference on Rheumatism Opens

    Ashwini Kumar Choubey inagurating the meet on rheumatism in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Saturday, inaugurated the eastern zone conference on rheumatology that is being attended by a number of experts on the subject from a host of states.

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  • Bomb Scare at Patna Junction

    Bomb scare at Patna Jn. on Saturday.

    Patna: With memories of bomb blast outside Delhi Court still fresh in everyone's mind; pandemonium ensued at Patna Junction on Saturday when authorities discovered an abandoned bag on Platform Number 1.

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  • Patna Youth Invited for UN Youth Meet

    Rishabh Singh of DAV School invited to attend UN meet in Indonesia.Patna: Rishabh Singh, a class XII student of DAV Public School in Patna has been invited to the five-day United Nations International Youth Conference (UNIYC) to be held at Bandung, Indonesia, on September 27.

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  • Criminal Injured in Police Encounter

    Criminal shot during a police encounter in Punpun on Saturday.

    Patna: Police in Patna, in an encounter in Punpun, opened fire at a gang of criminals injuring one while arresting two, including the gang leader Chandan Singh on Saturday afternoon.

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  • Dalit Woman Tortured; RJD Holds Dharna

    RJD leaders on dharna to protest crime against a dalit woman.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Friday sat on a dharna at the Kargil Chowk to protest the atrocities committed against a dalit woman in Nalanda district who was beaten and branded with a hot iron by the members of a family where she worked as a domestic help.

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  • Lakhisarai Doctor Fight for Life

    Lakhisarai doctor at PMCH after being shot by criminals.

    Patna: Dr. B. K. Mishra, the Primary Health Center in-charge in Suryagarh near Lakhisarai was battling for his life after a gang of criminals walked into his office on Friday evening and shot him in his head.

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  • Noted Historian Irfan Habib Honored

    Eminent historian Irfan Habib honored at Khuda Baksh Library in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Patna's historical Khuda Baksh Oriental Library, in a joint endeavor with the Asiatic Society on Friday, honored Irfan Habib, professor emeritus, Aligarh Muslim University, for his valuable contributions in the field of medieval Indian history.

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  • HC Intervenes in BPSC Brouhaha

    Patna High Court orders probe in charges against BPSC.

    Patna: In what is being seen as a victory for thousands of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) candidates, the Patna High Court, on Wednesday, directed the Commission to set up a high-level committee to probe into the allegations of irregularities in the 53rd and 55th Combined Common Preliminary Competitive Examination that was held earlier this year.

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  • Fire in Apartment on S.P. Verma Road

    Firefighter battle fire at an apartment complex on S. P. Verma Road in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: A massive fire broke out in a flat on S. P. Verma Road in Patna on Friday when the lady of the house, after putting a pan with cooking oil on the stove forgot about it causing the pan to catch fire and spread in the entire flat.

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  • School Starts Operating at Seized Property

    Suspended IAS official's home turned into a school on Thursday.

    Patna: As promised by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his last electoral campaign, the house seized earlier that once belonged to senior IAS officer Shiv Shankar Verma, started to operate as a full-fledged school for the children of the Musahar community on Thursday sending a chilling message to all corrupt officials that they either shape up or be prepared to face similar consequences.

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  • Biharis in Canada Celebrate Eid

    Biharis in Canada celebrating Eid on Sept. 4.

    Toronto: Bihar Association of Canada (BACA) and Bihar Foundation Canada Chapter celebrated Eid Milan at Centennial Park, Toronto last Sunday, September the 4th, with traditional fanfare.

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  • Slum Kids Participate in World Literacy Day

    Children of slums observe World Literacy Day at Patna Women's College on Thursday.

    Patna: Patna Women's College, to mark World Literacy Day on Thursday, organized a painting, quiz and a host of other competitions for the children of the slums to encourage education and literacy among them.

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  • Security Tightened in Bihar following Delhi Blast

    Security arrangement at Patna High Court on Wednesday.

    Patna: Security outside Patna High Court was beefed up on Wednesday following the terrorist bomb blast outside Delhi High Court that resulted in the death of at least 11 by-standers and injuries to nearly a hundred others in the area.

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  • IAS Official's House Turned into School

    Seized property turned into a school in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The state administration, without wasting any time, turned the multi-crore rupees 3-storied building of the tainted IAS official Shiv Shankar Verma in Rukanpura that was seized two days ago into a school for poor children as Verma prepares to move the Supreme Court to seek a reversal on the state government's order.

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  • Patient's Death Sparks Riot, Again

    Brickbatting outside a private clinic in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: As it has happened a number of times in the past, family members of a patient who died while being treated at a private nursing home ransacked the hospital breaking its windows and roughing up its staff forcing the security guards to open fire in the air to control the situation.

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  • Modi on a 10-day Trip to Europe

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi leaves for Europe to study the implementation and effects of GST.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who was recently elected the chief of the committee of Finance Ministers of 20 states on Goods and Services Tax (GST), left for Delhi on Tuesday from where he will lead a delegation of state finance ministers to four European nations for the next 10 days.

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  • Google Bus Arrives in Bihar

    Google bus arrives in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Internet search giant Google, that has embarked on a long journey in India to make its presence felt even in the remotest parts of the country, arrived in Patna on Tuesday on a high-tech, internet-equipped mega bus that would tour the state for the next 40 days in an attempt to popularize its various services in Bihar.

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  • Women Activists take out Protest Rally

    Women's group protesting in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of women in Patna under the banner of Joint Women's Struggle Front on Tuesday took out a rally to the Governor's House to protest alleged police atrocities against women in Bihar.

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  • Lalu Plays Gujarat Card in Forbesganj

    RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav in Forbesganj on Monday.

    Patna: In a desperate bid to win back the support of Muslims in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Monday, met with the family members of the four victims of June 3 police firing in Forbesganj and gave them Rs. 1 lakh each while also giving Rs. 10,000 to those who were injured in the firing.

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  • CM Honors Bihar Teachers on Teachers' Day

    CM honors teachers on Teachers' Day in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Monday, to mark Teachers' Day,  launched a new program in the state named 'Samjhe-Seekhe Gunwatta' to promote quality education in Bihar.

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  • Bihar Setting Example for Others: Modi

    HRD minister P. K. Shahi, Sushil Modi, and Jagannath Mishra at a function at LN Mishra Institute in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a function at the L. N. Mishra Institute of Economic Development and Social Change in Patna on Monday, said that the entire nation was watching Bihar of the development taking place in the state and though things were far from perfect, there were numerous signs that the state was well on its way to prosperity.

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  • Senior IAS Official's Property Seized

    Senior IAS officer Shiv Shankar Verma's house in Patna being confiscated by the state government on Sunday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Sunday seized the properties, including the house, of senior IAS official Shiv Shankar Verma on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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  • Demand a Tougher Lokpal Bill: Nitish

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at a seminar in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while speaking at a seminar to mark the 10th anniversary of the Foundation Day of the Organization for Human Rights Protection at Patna Planetarium on Sunday, urged the followers of civil activist Anna Hazare to not ease up on their demand for a tougher Lokpal Bill and don't get distracted by Congress' attempt to divert the discussion.

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  • Lalu Leaves to Mollify Firing Victims in Purnia

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav addresses the people in Patna before leaving for Forbesganj on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday embarked on his ambitious 'Forbesganj Yatra' to meet with the victims of June 3 police firing in which four persons, including a child, were killed during a public protest.

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  • Nitish Taking Credit for Central Schemes: Nirupam

    Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam being welcomed by party leaders in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Congress leader and the party in-charge of Bihar affairs Sanjay Nirupam, in a rather backhanded attack on the Nitish administration on Sunday, asked the party members to keep a close eye on the government functioning and hold it accountable for failing to fulfill his electoral promises.

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  • Nitish Flags off 'Harit Bihar Rath'

    Nitish Kumar flagging off 'Harit Bihar Rath' from Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna on Saturday, flagged off the impressive 'Harit Bihar Rath' to promote awareness about a greener, cleaner Bihar while encouraging people to plant trees in their areas to cut down on the downside of the climate change.

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  • Three Months Late, Lalu Revisits Forbesganj

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, at a press conference convened at his home in Patna on Saturday, revisited the Forbesganj police firing incident saying the Chief Minister was trying to sweep off one of the most heinous crimes committed against the Muslim community under the rug hoping people would just forget it.

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  • Ruckus outside Private Clinic in Patna

    Protest outside a private clinic in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Family members of a 25-year youth, following his death at a private nursing home under Airport police station in Patna on Saturday, ransacked the clinic and block the road accusing the administrators of medical malpractice and 'stealing his kidney' while under treatment.

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  • Parents Take Daughter's Body to Hyderabad

    Parents of Yelavarthi Sweeya leave for Hyderabad with their daughter's body on Friday.

    Patna: Parents of Yelavarthi Sweeya, a third-year IIT student in Patna who jumped off the roof of her apartment building on Thursday ending her life, took possession of their daughter's body on Friday and left for Hyderabad by a 3:20 pm Jet Light flight.

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  • Dr. Tejaswi to Attend HIV Meet in Beijing

    PAHAL Director Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi to attend HIV meet in Beijing later this year.

    Patna: Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi, eminent physician and Medical Director of Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL), has been invited to attend the 2011 HIV meet to be held in Beijing, China, between December 1 and 3 later this year.

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  • JD-U MLC Facing Possible Expulsion

    JD-U MLC Prem Mani Kumar.

    Patna: Bihar Legislative Council chairperson Tarakant Jha, after a 45-minute hearing of both the petitioner and the defendant on Friday, reserved his decision on the expulsion of Janata Dal-U MLC Prem Mani Kumar who has been accused of engaging in anti-party activities by certain JD-U leaders.

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  • IIT Girl Jumps off the Building; Dies

    IIT girl commits suicide by jumping from her apartment roof in Patna on Thursday morning.

    Patna: Failing to meet her own high expectations, Yalavarthi Sweeya, a Hyderabad native and a third-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Patna on Thursday jumped from the fourth floor of the apartment building and ended her life.

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  • Ganesh Chaturthi Observed

    Ganesh Chaturthi observed in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Thursday celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with much fervor and gaiety to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh.

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  • Senior Army Officer Meets Nitish Kumar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets Lt. Gen. R. S. Pradhan, the General Officer Commanding (Central India) on Thursday.

    Patna: Lt. Gen. R. S. Pradhan, the General Officer Commanding (Central India) on Thursday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna and commended him for initiating the Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) force consisting of retired army officers saying the scheme was a huge morale booster for the veterans besides being very effective in checking crime in the state.

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  • Abhayanand the New Bihar DGP

    Abhayanand (right) being congratulated by outgoing DGP Neelmani.

    Patna: Abhayanand, the Additional Directory General of Police (ADGP), at a formal function in Patna on Wednesday, took charge of the state Director General of Police (DGP) from the outgoing DGP Neelmani who retired from the service today amidst the presence of his family members, colleagues, and other loved ones.

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  • RJD Leader's Claim Repudiated

    The property in dispute in Patna.

    Patna: Officials of the Utkarsh Sphatik Limited (USL) in Patna on Wednesday hit back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui basically calling him a liar saying allegations made by the Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly were baseless and had not a grain of truth in it.

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  • Teej Observed by Patna Women

    Women in Patna observe Teej on Wednesday.

    Patna: Married women in Patna on Wednesday observed Teej to pray for their long conjugal life while paying visits to various temples to offer their obeisance to Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, a symbol of perfect married couple in the Hindu religion.

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  • Technocrats Discuss Advanced Engg. Techniques

    Road construction using geonet and geosynthetic materials.

    Patna: Engineers in Patna last Sunday recommended that some of the technological advances made in the field of infrastructure development can be very well utilized by using lining solutions to prevent seepage and increasing the service life of canals.

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  • Modi Slams Lalu on Lokpal Bill

    Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav was too scared about the Lokpal Bill because of his involvement in a number of scams and that is why he was vehemently opposed to it.

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  • Siddiqui Hints at Mafia-Government Nexus

    Angus School property located in Lodipur currently under legal dispute.

    Patna: The Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, Abdul Bari Siddiqui, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, accused the state government of, in collusion with the local land mafia, usurping the property of a church located in Lodipur on Buddha Marg valued at several crore rupees.

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  • Health Care Unit Opens at Secretariat

    Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurated a new health care unit at Patna Secretariat on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, in Patna on Tuesday, inaugurated a new infirmary at the Patna Secretariat that is expected to benefit over 2.5 lakh government employees and over four lakh retired state officials.

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  • CM Meets with Mauritius Ambassador

    Mauritius ambassador T. P. Sitharam meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday welcomed Mauritius ambassador T. P. Sitharam and discussed a host of issues beneficial to both Bihar and the island nation of Mauritius.

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  • After SP, Patna DM Receives Threat

    Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh receives threatening call on Tuesday.Patna: Three days after City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande received a threat on his mobile as the caller warned him of dire consequences because of his gung-ho approach towards the criminals, Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh received a similar threat on Tuesday when the caller threatened to finish him off if he did not drop the case against notorious criminal Kundan Singh.

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  • Paswan Unhappy with Hazare's Modus Operandi

    Paswan sitting on a cot at a dalit basti in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, after visiting a dalit locality in Patna on Monday in an obvious attempt to regain some of his support that had been on a decline despite his unfettered advocacy for reservation in everything, ripped social activist Anna Hazare for resorting to bullying tactics to get his way in the Indian political system.

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  • Lalu, Mishra Succeed in Buying More Time

    RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives at the CBI court in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra, along with 32 others accused in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, appeared before a designated CBI judge in Patna on Monday for framing of charges against them.

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  • Bihar's Sports Heroes Honored

    Bihar sportsperson honored by the state government in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Nirupama Pandey, along with Subedar-Major Rajesh Chowdhary and Chandrashekhar Kumar Chowdhary, were honored with the state's highest sports award 'Ati Vishisht Khel Samman' for their contributions in the field of sports that brought laurels to the entire state of Bihar.

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  • Raghawan, Ahmad Assume Charge

    Retired IAS official S. Vijay Raghawan and noted journalist Farzand Ahmad appointed Information Commissioners on Monday.

    Patna: Retired IAS official S. Vijay Raghawan and noted journalist Farzand Ahmad, at a simple function at the Governor's mansion in Patna on Monday, were administered the oath of the office of Information Commissioner by Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar.

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  • Former Central Minister U. N. Verma Cremated

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying his last tribute to former Union Minister U. N. Verma who died in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Former Union Minister and the Chairperson of the State Farmers' Commission Upendra Nath Verma was cremated at Patna's Bans Ghat on Monday with full state honors.

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  • Patna Celebrates Anna's Victory

    People in Patna celebrate the victory of Anna Hazare.

    Patna: Supporters of social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who galvanized the entire nation with his 12-day fast to press for a stronger Jan Lokpal Bill, continued to be in a celebratory mood taking out victory rallies and chanting pro-Anna slogans while demanding tougher measures against corrupt officials.

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  • Paswan's Party Gives Rise to Speculations

    Ram Vilas Paswan hosts Iftar party at his home in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: After Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav, it was the turn of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan to throw the Iftar party in a clear attempt to bring together the anti-NDA brigade under one big tent to pose a credible threat to the Chief Minister in the next Assembly elections in Bihar.

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  • Abduction Victim Released by Kidnappers

    Kidnapping victim Abhishek Raj after being freed by his abductors.

    Patna: With Patna police closing in fast on their heels, kidnappers of Abhishek Raj, a Class XII student, released him near Bakhtiarpur on late Saturday night and took off leaving plenty of clues behind them.

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  • Former Minister Upendra Verma Passes Away

    File photo of Upendra Nath Verma, the former Central Minister (left) who passed away in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday sent his condolence to the family members of former Central Minister and Bihar State Farmers' Association chairperson Upendra Nath Verma who passed away at Kurji Hospital in Patna today.

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  • Days of Corrupt Officials are Over: Nitish

    CM Nitish Kumar giving money under Indira Awaas Yojana in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday handed out checks to a number of people in Danapur area under the Indira Awaas Yojana saying the government was committed to bring transparency in the system so the money reaches the right people which they are intended for.

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  • Smriti Irani in Favor of Strong Lokpal

    BJP leader Smriti Irani with Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Noted television star and the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha Smriti Irani, while attending the day-long training program of the women's wing in Patna on Saturday, said that the entire nation was fed up with widespread corruption in the society that led to the emergence of a charismatic leader like Anna Hazare.

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  • City SP Receives Threat on his Mobile

    City SP Shivdeep Lande receives threat on his phone on Saturday.

    Patna: City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande, playing down the threatening phone call that he received on Saturday afternoon, said that all law-enforcement officials, at one time or another in their professional career, receive such threats but he was prepared for it since the day he chose to join the police force.

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  • Anna Supporters Celebrate in Patna

    Celebration in Patna after Anna Hazare agrees to break his fast.

    Patna: Hundreds of supporters of Anna Hazare in Patna on Saturday celebrated the accord reached by the Team Anna and the UPA government thus allowing the ailing Gandhian to end his 12-day fast that polarized the entire nation, with some exceptions, on the issue of corruption pervasive in all walks of life in India.

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  • Bihari Linguist Bags Kriti Purush Award

    Birbal Jha.Kolkata: The Kriti Purush Award has been conferred on the noted author Dr. Birbal Jha by Vidyapati Smarak Manch, Kolkata in recognition of his literary works as well as his managerial skills and directorial role in advancing the cause of English language skills throughout the country.

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  • Former PD Columnist Publishes his First Book

    Book cover of the Reverse Journey written by Vivek Kumar Singh.Patna: Vivek Kumar Singh, an old contributor of PatnaDaily.Com, recently published his first book "The Reverse Journey" giving detailed account of his journey to the US and back to India all the while learning a great deal about the world and about his own self.

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  • Lalu Offers Conditional Support to Lokpal

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav holding Iftar party at his home on Friday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav says he will support an anti-corruption Lokpal Bill only if it guarantees 'complete eradication' of corruption from the nation.

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  • Body of Abducted Boy Recovered; Five Arrested

    Five arrested in the kidnapping, murder of a 15-year old boy.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested five youths and charged them for abducting and killing 15-year old Aditya Kumar of Punpun and throwing his body in a well in Dekuli village under Rupaspur police station last Wednesday.

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  • Infant Found at Patna Zoo Gets a New Home

    Infant girl recovered at Patna Zoo finds a new home.

    Patna: A Class IV employee of the Patna Zoo on Friday has applied for the adoption of a newborn child who was found abandoned in the Botanical Garden last Wednesday.

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  • Ramadhar Singh Back in Nitish Cabinet

    BJP leader Ramadhar Singh being sworn-in in the Nitish cabinent on Friday.

    Patna: Nearly three months after he was forced to resign as the Cooperative Minister of Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Ramadhar Singh, was inducted into the Nitish cabinet at a function at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Friday.

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  • Anna Supporters Fast in Patna

    School children rally in support of Anna Hazare in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Support in favor of Anna Hazare, the social activist spearheading the nationwide campaign against corruption, continued to grow in Patna on Thursday as a number of groups under the banner of 'India against Corruption' took part in a day-long fast at Kargil Chowk to show their solidarity for the Gandhian.

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  • Interest in Science Growing in Bihar

    Science students honored by the HRD chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Human Resources Department Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, at a seminar on Human Welfare and Chemical Science in Patna on Thursday said that the government was keen on promoting science in the state and for that, it would reward students who show promise in various scientific fields.

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  • Health Minister Inaugurates Biometric ATM

    Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

    Patna: Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, on Wednesday, inaugurated the biometric ATM of the Kankarbagh branch of the Indian Bank.

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  • Teenagers Arrested with Stolen ATM Card

    Three teenagers arrested for stealing and using an ATM card.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday arrested three teenagers and charged them with stealing an ATM card and Rs. 6,000 in cash from a home in Kankarbagh and using it to buy expensive cell phones and other items to the tune of Rs. 60,000.

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  • PWC Celebrates 71st Founder's Day

    Patna Women's College celebrates its 71st founder's day on Wednesday.

    Patna: Students and faculties of Patna Women's College on Wednesday celebrated the 71st founder's day of the college with much gaiety and enthusiasm that included a number of dance and song items keeping the audience enthralled.

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  • Fraud Loan Company Manager Arrested

    Police arrest a man for running a fraud loan office in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday, following up on a complaint earlier filed by a victim of fraud, arrested one Vipin Chowdhary on charges of running a financial scam bilking many unsuspecting loan-seekers.

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  • Anna Brigade in Full Swing in Patna

    Pro-Anna group protesting outside Dr. C. P. Thakur's house in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: With the condition of Anna Hazare continuing to deteriorate as he entered into the 8th day of his hunger fast in New Delhi, dozens of organizations in Patna on Tuesday held rallies and dharnas in support of the social activist who is demanding a tougher Lokpal Bill that also includes the office of the Prime Minister in its ambit.

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  • RJD Capitalizes on Aurangabad Incident

    RJD leader demands murder charges filed against Aurangabad DM. SP and police station in-charge.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Ramchandra Purvey, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, accused the Nitish administration of unleashing atrocities against dalits and maha-dalits in reference to the alleged murder/suicide that rocked the Bhatanbigha village in Aurangabad district on Monday morning.

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  • Public, Police Clash in Aurangabad

    Protestors block road in Aurangabad in protest against yesterday's suicides that left five members of a family dead.

    Aurangabad: Hundreds of angry protestors in Aurangabad blocked the Daudnagar-Gaya Road on Tuesday in the wake of the deaths of five members of the same family whose bodies were recovered from their home on Monday morning in charred conditions.

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  • Shatru Opens up in Favor of Anna Hazare

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and MP Shatrughan Sinha, at a press conference held at his residence in Patna on Monday, supported the anti-corruption movement headed by social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare saying the days of the UPA regime were numbered because of its reluctance to embrace the changed mindset of the nation.

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  • Janmashtami Celebrated in Patna

    Janmashtami celebrated in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Devotees in Patna throughout the state capital on Monday celebrated Janmashtami, or the birth of Lord Krishna, with prayers, devotional songs, and recitation of the Bhagwad Gita at various temples and other places of congregation.

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  • CM Favors Inclusion of PM's Office in Lokpal

    NDA meet at Chief Minister's residence in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while addressing more than 700 NDA workers from Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, and Begusarai at his residence in Patna on Monday, said that if the Chief Minister could come within the purview of the amended Lokayukta Bill in Bihar, it was only fair for the Lokpal Bill to include the office of the Prime Minister.

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  • Five Dead in Early Morning Fire

    Officials taking stock of the fire in Aurangabad that left five persons dead on Monday morning.

    Patna: In a tragic incident, five members of a family, including three children, were charred to death when an early morning fire engulfed their home under Hasanpura police station in Aurangabad district on Monday.

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  • Eminent Historian R. S. Sharma Passes Away

    Noted historian R. S. Sharma being cremated at Bans Ghat in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Prominent Indian historian Prof. Ram Sharan Sharma, who passed away at a local nursing home on late Saturday night at the age of 92, was laid to rest at a funeral service held at Patna's Bans Ghat on Saturday afternoon.

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  • CM Conducts Aerial Survey of Flood Areas

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary conducting aerial survey of the flood areas in Bihar on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of the flood zones in Bhagalpur, Munger, Khagaria, Katihar, Chhapra, Buxar, Samastipur, Begusarai and other areas currently facing deluge due to rise in the level of the Ganges.

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  • Patna'ites Enjoy New Additions at the Zoo

    New attractions at Patna Zoo.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday inaugurated the public viewing of the newly-acquired pairs of lions and white tigers, and a Royal Bengal tiger that were recently brought in to Patna's Zoo from the Hyderabad Zoo under an exchange program.

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  • Amar Singh Castigates Anna Hazare

    Former SP leader Amar Singh and actress Jaya Prada arrive in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh who was in Patna on Saturday to launch the Bihar unit of his newly-formed political outfit named Rashtriya Lok Manch (RLM), slammed social activist Anna Hazare for engaging in political grandstanding while being surrounded by a number of corrupt people.

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  • Raid Nets Fake Stamps, Currencies over Rs. 50 cr.

    Fake stamps and currencies worth ovr Rs. 50 crore recovered from a house in Agam Kuan.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Saturday raided a house under Agam Kuan police station and seized fake currencies, judicial and non-judicial stamps, bank drafts, and National Savings Certificates with the street value of over Rs. 50 crore.

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  • Shahnawaz Advocates for Stronger Lokpal Bill

    BJP press meet on Lokpal Bill in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, reiterated his party's demand for a tougher Lokpal Bill saying provision for the inclusion of the Prime Minister's office must be part of any bill for it to be effective in future.

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  • Support for Hazare Continues to Grow

    Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi leading an anti-corruption rally on Saturday.

    Patna: The support for Anna Hazare, the social activist responsible for energizing the nation against corruption in all walks of the Indian life, continued to swell on Saturday as thousands of men and women of all ages sat on a number of dharnas and took part in rallies favoring a stronger Lokpal.

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  • Ratan Tata in Patna; Promotes Nano

    Ratan Tata promotes Nano in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Ratan Tata, the chairperson of the Tata Group, during his visit to Patna on Friday, in the company's ongoing drive to shore up sales of Tata Nano, its flagship small car, met with the dealers and personally handed over keys to brand new Nanos to nearly two dozen buyers.

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  • JD-U Reiterates its Pledge to Fight Corruption

    JD-U meet at CM's residence in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Swayed by the anti-corruption wave that has swept the nation under the leadership of social activist Anna Hazare, the Janata Dal-U leaders in Patna on Friday, vowed to fight corruption at all levels and restore a sense of credibility among the legislators, ministers, and other government officials.

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  • Robbery Foiled, 16 Criminals Arrested

    Sixteen criminals arrested from Agam Kuan in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday, acting on a tip-off, arrested 16 criminals from Kumharar area under Agam Kuan police station and spoiled their plan to commit armed robbery at a warehouse in Danapur.

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  • Dr. Prasad Remembered at Health Camp

    Shekhar Suman inaugurating a free health camp by PAHAL in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL), in a joint effort with the Late Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad Ayush Memorial Foundation in Patna on Thursday, held a free health camp at the clinic of Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi on Exhibition Road.

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  • Trouble for Lalu, Mishra; Petitions Rejected

    Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra.

    Patna: In a major setback to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav and Janata Dal-U leader Jagannath Mishra, a special CBI court in Patna on Thursday rejected their petitions to exonerate them in the multi-crore rupees fodder scam that occurred during Yadav's watch in the nineties.

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  • Celebrity-obsessed Lawyer Sues Hazare

    Anna Hazare sued by a Muzaffarpur lawyer.

    Patna: The 'King of Frivolous Lawsuit' Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a Muzaffarpur lawyer who has reached a notoriety of epidemic proportion because of his almost obsessive-compulsive disorder to sue everyone and anyone on the most ridiculous issue one could imagine, is back to his old shenanigan again.

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  • Chief Minister Hosts Iftar Party

    Iftar party at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after a gap of three years, hosted the iftar party at his residence that, by some estimate, included more than 5,000 guests.

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  • Man Arrested with 14 Pistols at Patna Jn.

    Man arrested with 14 pistols at Patna Junction on Thursday.

    Patna: Railway Police Force (RPF) in Patna on Thursday, arrested a man at Patna Junction and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition.

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  • Protest in Support of Hazare Continues

    Rallies in support of Anna Hazare grows in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Life in Patna remained paralyzed for the second consecutive day on account of the nationwide outpour of support in favor of civil activist Anna Hazare as office workers, lawyers, doctors, students and people from all walks of life took part in dozens of support rallies held in the state capital on Wednesday.

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  • Child, Driver Killed following Road Accident

    Family members of 8-year old Akaash mourn the death of the child.

    Patna: An extremely agitated mob near Phulwari Sharif in Patna on Wednesday torched a tractor and threw its driver into the burning flames causing his death after the driver ran over three young children killing one on the spot while sending the other two to the hospital in critical conditions.

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  • Former Ranji Star Ramesh Saxena Passes Away

    Former Bihar Ranji cricketer Ramesh Saxena is no more.Patna: Ramesh Saxena, former Test cricketer and the stylish batsman from Bihar who was a permanent member of the state's Ranji team in the '60s and '70s, died of brain hemorrhage in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, family members said on Wednesday.

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  • Hazare's Arrest Sparks Widespread Protest in Patna

    Protest in Patna following arrest of social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday.

    Patna: UPA leaders sitting in New Delhi had not bargained for what they got on Tuesday when the entire city of Patna, following the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare in the nation's capital, erupted into protest condemning the 'Hitlarian' approach of the Central government.

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  • Transporter's Killer Brought Back to Patna

    Kundan Singh, the alleged killer of Patna transporter Ravikant Chowdhary, brought back from Delhi to Patna.

    Patna: Two days after his dramatic arrest in New Delhi, Kundan Singh, the chief accused in the murder of the Patna transporter Ravikant Chowdhary, made his first appearance in the public when the city police, during a press conference on Tuesday, presented him to the media to mark the success of the law enforcement officials.

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  • Anna Hazare Arrested, Sent to Tihar Jail

    Support in favor of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement.

    New Delhi: In an eerie similarity to the events in 1975 that ultimately led to the imposition of Emergency by the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Delhi police, at the behest of the Manmohan government, arrested social activist Anna Hazare and two of his associates and sent them to the maximum security Tihar Jail on Tuesday morning.

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  • Agriculture Key to Bihar Success: CM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at the 'Udyan Mahotsav' in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while speaking at the 'Udyan Mahotsav' at Veterinary College in Patna on Saturday, said that the state government was in the midst of preparing the so-called 'Agricultural Road Map' that would put Bihar on the nation's agricultural map in the next ten years.

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  • Rakhi with a Difference for Bihar Leaders

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tying rakhi to a tree in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bihar leaders in Patna on Saturday, to mark the festival of Rakhi, tied the sacred thread, a symbol of love between a brother and a sister, to trees in the spirit of promoting awareness about the climate change and protecting the earth's natural environment.

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  • Youth Arrested for Faking his Own Abduction

    Boy arrested for faking his own abduction.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Saturday arrested the 16-year old son of a lawyer for planning his own abduction to extort Rs. 1.5 lakh from his father in ransom money.

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  • Anti-Corruption Candle-Light March

    Candle light rally against corruption in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Members of the India Against Corruption (IAC), Bihar chapter, in Patna on Saturday, took out a candle-light march in support of Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption while demanding a stronger Lokpal to curtail corruption among the ministers and bureaucrats.

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  • Transporter Killer Arrested from Delhi

    Patna: Patna police, in conjunction with their Delhi counterparts, nabbed notorious criminal Kundan Singh from a house in North Delhi. Singh, who was carrying a reward of Rs. 50,000 on his head, was being sought in the July 27 murder of Patna transporter Ravikant Chowdhary.

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  • Bihar Can Gain from Organic Farming: ASSOCHAM

    ASSOCHAM meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), on Friday in Patna, presented a paper on 'Organic Bihar, Way to Prosperity' advocating large scale organic farming in the state to lift up the economy in the state.

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  • BJP to Intensify War against Corruption: Thakur

    BJP activists hurt in lathi charge in New Delhi show their wounds at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, condemned the police assault on the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists in New Delhi who were protesting outside the Parliament against corruption in the government.

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  • Patna Zoo Gets Five New Tigers, Lions

    Patna Zoo gets four new tigers and one lion from Hyderabad Zoo.

    Patna: Patna Zoo, one of the major attractions in the entire state of Bihar, became the proud owner of a pair of Asiatic lions and white tigers each, and one male Royal Bengal tiger that are certain to draw more crowd into the facility that already claims maximum rush during holidays and festivals.

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  • Another Case of Ragging Registered in Patna

    B. N. College student Prithvi Raj roughed up by senior students.

    Patna: Despite strict ban against ragging in all colleges, a first year student of B. N. College in Patna on Friday was badly beaten up after he refused to comply to the demands of a group of senior students, authorities in Patna said.

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  • RJD Demands Ban on 'Aarakshan' in Bihar

    RJD leaders in Patna demand a ban on Prakash Jha's new film 'Aarakshan' in Bihar.

    Patna: Though no one is claiming to have seen the yet-to-be-released film 'Aarakshan' produced and directed by Bihar's very own Prakash Jha, the controversy over its content continues to grow within the opposition leaders.

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  • Suspended JD-U MLC Resigns

    Rebel JD-U leader Shambhu Sharan Singh at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Suspended Janata Dal-U legislator Dr. Shambhu Sharan Srivastava, in Patna on Thursday, turned in his resignation from the state legislative council accusing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of turning into a despotic ruler.

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  • CM Wants People to Plant Trees

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Kalyan Bigha on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in his paternal village in Kalyan Bigha in Nalanda district on Thursday, urged everyone to plant at least one tree in their yards or anywhere else to keep the planet alive and vivacious for the coming generation.

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  • Bihar's Freedom Fighters Remembered

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying tribute to freedom fighters from Bihar at Shaheed Smarak in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Thursday paid floral tribute to the martyrs from Bihar who gave their lives fighting British Empire on August 11, 1942.

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  • Super 30's Anand Kumar Honored by Sibal

    Super 30 founder Anand Kumar being honored by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in New Delhi last Tuesday.

    Patna: Less than a week after Super 30 founder Anand Kumar delivered a lecture at the international university scholars' symposium on ‘Power of Dream’ in Pattaya, Thailand, he was awarded the 'Guru-Shishya' Award by the Union Human Resources Minister Kapil Sibal.

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  • CM Inaugurates Horticulture Fair in Patna

    CM Nitish Kumar inaugurates horticulture festival in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in an attempt to give impetus to the agricultural sector in Bihar, inaugurated a 4-day horticulture festival on Wednesday saying the state could not expect to develop without a strong agrarian base particularly when the soil of Bihar was more fertile than many other states.

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  • Lalu Bats for Bihar; Demands Special Status

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

    Patna: In a rare case of bipartisanship, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and handed him a memo demanding special status for Bihar.

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  • PWC Student Organize Rakhi-making Contest

    PWC students displaying their rakhi on Wednesday.

    Patna: Students of Patna Women's College on Wednesday held a 'Rakhi-making' competition to mark the upcoming event that honors the sacred relationship of a brother and sister.

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  • Rupam Pathak Guilty of Murder: CBI Court

    Rupam Pathak guilty of committing murder under Section 302.

    Patna: A CBI court in Patna on Tuesday changed its previous indictment against Rupam Pathak from 'culpable homicide not amounting to murder' under Section 304 to that of 'murder' under Section 302, a much graver charge, in the stabbing death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesari in Purnia earlier this year.

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  • Healthy Heart Project Launched by UK Foundation

    Healthy Heart Project launched in Bihar by the Bihar Foundation (UK) on Tuesday.

    Patna: The Healthy Heart Project Sponsored by the Bihar Development Foundation (UK) was launched with big fanfare at the Bihar Military Police (BMP) campus in Patna on Tuesday by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in the presence of Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

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  • Torrential Rain Brings Relief, Misery

    Heavy rain in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: After a short dry spell, Patna experienced 41.7 mm of rain on Tuesday causing water-logging in many areas including Kadam Kuan, Dariyapur, New Market, Station Road, Kankarbagh, Bhanwar Pokhar, Sabzi Bagh, and Rajendra Nagar.

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  • Henna Contest at Patna Women's College

    Patna Women's College girls displaying their henna designs on Tuesday.

    Patna: Over 300 girls at the Patna Women's College on Tuesday participated in a henna application contest sponsored by the Fashion Designing Post Graduate department to celebrate the season of Sawan.

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  • CM Flays UPA Government, Lalu

    Nitish Kumar at Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while talking to reporters at the end of his weekly meeting with people with grievances, accused the Center of adopting double standard when it came to the aid of state governments.

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  • 14 Die as Boat Capsizes in Aurangabad

    14 dead in boat accident in Aurangabad on Monday.

    Aurangabad: At least 14 persons were reported dead when a boat carrying over two dozen passengers capsized in the Punpur River in Aurangabad district on Monday.

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  • AISF Protest against BPSC

    Protest against BPSC administration in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Hundreds of candidates of the 53rd, 54th, and 55th preliminary tests of the Bihar Public Service Commission, under the banner of All India Students' Federation in Patna on Monday, took out a rally demanding the scrapping of the test results and rescheduling of the exams due to the alleged massive irregularities in the system.

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  • AIDSO Protestors Burn Sibal's Effigy

    Protest against Kapil Sibal in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Democratic Students' Organization (AIDSO) in Patna on Monday burnt the effigy of Central Human Resources and Development Minister Kapil Sibal to protest against the semester system that starts from the tenth grade.

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  • Dharna by JD-U's EB Cell

    JD-U Extreme Backward cell holding a dharna against the UPA government in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: The extreme backward cell of the Janata Dal-U in Patna on Sunday organized a day-long dharna at the R-Block to protest against corruption and rising prices under the Congress-led UPA government at the Center.

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  • Lalu Roars; Vows to Rid Bihar of Nitish

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav returns to politics vowing to rid Bihar from the NDA rule.

    Patna: After remaining in political oblivion for several months following his party's crushing defeat in the last Assembly elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president is back with a vengeance with both of his eyes squarely focused on removing the Nitish-led NDA government from Bihar and establishing the famous 'Lalu-Rabri Raj' in its place.

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  • Abducted Kids Found in Muzaffarpur

    Patna kids kidnapped on Saturday recovered from Muzaffarpur railway station.

    Patna: Authorities in Muzaffarpur arrested a man and charged him with abducting two young brothers from Patna who were reported missing from their school on Saturday afternoon.

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  • Magadh Mahila Students Celebrate Sawan

    Sawan festival at Magadh Mahila College on Saturday.

    Patna: Students of Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Saturday celebrated the season of Sawan in a grand manner by organizing a cultural show featuring both folk and contemporary dances that had the audience dancing with them on the beat.

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  • Killer's Properties Attached by Patna Police

    Criminal Kundan Kumar's property attached on Saturday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Saturday attached the properties of Kundan Singh, the alleged killer of Ravikant Chowdhary, a transport company owner who was gunned down on July 27 at his office near Mithapur bus stand.

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  • Patna Affected by Nationwide Bank Strike

    Lockout at the State Bank of India (Gandhi Maidan branch) in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: People in Patna had a harrowing time on Friday as they stood in long lines for hours to withdraw money from the ATMs because of the day-long national strike by the nationalized banks.

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  • Luxury Buses Begin Plying in Patna

    Transport Minister Brishan Patel launching new air-conditioned buses in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: State Transport Minister Brishan Patel on Friday flagged off seven luxurious air-conditioned city buses to add to the existing fleet of 70 non-air-conditioned plush buses that were put in services in the state capital a little over two months ago.

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  • Transporter's Killer Arrested from Gaya

    Man arrested for killing a Patna transporter.

    Patna: Patna police on late Thursday night, nine days after Ravikant Chowdhary, the owner of a transport company, was gunned down at Mithapur Bus Stand, arrested his alleged killer Kripa Shankar from Matachak village in Gaya district.

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  • Mahabodhi Society Members Meet with CM

    Members of the Mahabodhi Society of India meet with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Dr. D. Rewatha Thero and Dasho P. Dorji, the two members of the Mahabodhi Society of India (MSI), on Friday, met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and thanked him for his efforts to develop Buddhist circuit in Bihar.

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  • Anand Kumar Speaks in Pattaya, Thailand

    Super 30 founder Anand Kumar speaking in Thailand.

    Patna: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, on Friday, delivered a lecture at the international university scholars' symposium on ‘Power of Dream’ organized by England’s prestigious Humanitarian Affairs in Pattaya, Thailand.

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  • Mother, Daughter Snatch Purse; Arrested

    Mother-daughter duo arrested for snatching a woman's purse in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested a woman and her daughter and sent them to jail for stealing the purse of a woman from a shop in Khaitan Market.

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  • Amitabh Bachchan Bids Goodbye to Patna

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi meets with Amitabh Bachchan and Prakash Jha at Patna Airport on Thursday.

    Patna: Hindi movie superstar Amitabh Bachchan, a day after he arrived in Patna to promote Prakash Jha's latest film 'Aarakshan', flew back to New Delhi on Thursday afternoon from Patna Airport where a massive crowd had gathered to get a glimpse of their favorite star.

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  • RJD Demands Removal of Nitish Govt.

    An RJD delegation meets with Governor on Thursday demanding the removal of NDA government in Bihar.

    Patna: In their resolve to destabilize the government in Bihar, a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation on Thursday met with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and handed him a memo demanding the removal of the Nitish-led NDA administration.

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  • CPI-ML Leader Demands CBI Probe

    CPi-ML leader Dipankar Bhattacharya meets with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar on Thursday.

    Patna: Following on the footsteps of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Dipankar Bhattacharya, the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (ML), met with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and urged him to initiate a CBI probe in the so-called BIADA land scam, the AC/DC scam, and the Forbesganj police firing.

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  • After Long Wait, Big B Comes to Patna

    Film star Amitabh Bachchan at Chief Minister's residence in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: For the first time since he made his debut in the Indian film industry nearly four decades ago, superstar Amitabh Bachchan finally walked the ground of Patna where he, along with critically-acclaimed film-maker Prakash Jha and his professional colleague Manoj Bajpai, arrived on Wednesday to promote his new film 'Aarakshan'.

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  • Books on Dr. Rajendra Prasad Released

    CM Nitish Kumar releasing books on Dr. Rajendra Prasad on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function at Secretariat Conference Room in Patna on Wednesday, released two books on the life and work of India's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad.

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  • Boat Accident in Ganga; One Dead

    Police review boat accident in Digha on Wednesday.

    Patna: A 50-year old woman died when a country boat, loaded with manual labors, tipped over in the Ganges after hitting a pillar of the under-construction railway bridge in Digha on Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Patna College Principal Turns Down Pro-VC Post

    Patna College Principal Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh turns down the post of Pro-VC of Patna University.Patna: Patna College Principal Dr. Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, amidst the Vice Chancellor appointment controversy, turned down the Pro-Vice Chancellor post on Wednesday on personal grounds.

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  • Girl had Eloped, not Kidnapped

    Vidya Kumari, who was reported kidnapped, returned home on Wednesday.Patna: Police in Patna heaved a sigh of relief when the 14-year old girl who was reported to have been kidnapped from Kankarbagh on Monday evening turned home safely on late Tuesday night after having eloped with her boyfriend.

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  • Governor's Decision on VCs Unilateral: Modi

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi at a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The rift between Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and the state administration widened a bit more on Tuesday when Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi lamented that the Governor failed to consult the government before appointing six new Vice Chancellors in Bihar universities.

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  • Bihar Worse off under NDA Rule: Purvey

    RJD leader Ramchandra Purvey holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Ramchandra Purvey, during a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, berated the Nitish government stating the entire state was in the grip of criminals who had made it tough for all law-abiding citizens.

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  • Shambhu Nath Singh is the New PU VC

    Shambhu Nath Singh (left) assumes charge as Patna University Vice Chancellor on Tuesday.

    Patna: Shambhu Nath Singh, the new Vice Chancellor of Patna University, on Tuesday assumed the charge of his office during a low-key affair that was attended by a handful of university staff and other employees.

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  • Feeder Tour to Kick off at Patna Golf Club

    Patna Club Golf.

    Patna: Patna Golf Club (PGC) is all set to host the 3-day 'Feeder Tour' that opens in the state capital on Wednesday featuring some of the nation's top names including Kolkata's Rafick Ali Mollah.

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  • Girl Reported Kidnapped from Kankarbagh

    14-year old Vidya Kumari kidnapped from Kankarbagh on Monday evening.Patna: Police in Patna are searching for a 14-year old girl who was reported to be kidnapped by unknown people after she left her home on Monday evening to get some milk for the family.

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  • CM Rules Out CBI Probe; BIADA Rejects RJD Allegations

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to the reporters following his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday, slammed the opposition for going on a fishing expedition to implicate the NDA government in the so-called Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) land scam saying his opponents were needlessly looking for an issue to score political points.

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  • Railway Clerk Arrested for Selling Fake Tickets

    Railway ticket booking clerk Anand Lal arrested for selling fake tickets.

    Patna: Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawans at Patna Junction on Monday raided the Number 12 counter of Karbigahia booking center and arrested Anand Lal, a senior booking clerk, on charges of selling fake railway tickets to unsuspecting travelers.

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  • Family Dispute Leads to Shooting

    Sarita Devi of Nala Road shot at by her second husband's relatives on Monday.

    Patna: A woman remained in serious but stable condition when she was shot in her thigh on Monday morning following a long family dispute involving ex-husband and her brothers-in-law.

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  • Student Found Dead under Mysterious Condition

    Police investigating the death of Anupama Kumari in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Monday recovered the body of a class XI student from her rented room at Gurulal Nagar under Rajiv Nagar police station.

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  • Siddiqui Smells Rat in Fatuha Land Deal

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui at a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Continuing full frontal assault against the Nitish administration in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui on Sunday accused Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) of leasing 26.86 acre of prime land in Fatuha at a paltry sum of Rs. 1.60 crore – or 1/10th of its actual market value.

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  • CM Aiding in Propagating RSS Agenda: Kushwaha

    Upendra Kushwaha holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Hoping to score any victory in his relentless crusade against his former party leader Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha, the president of the newly-formed outfit Bihar Navnirman Manch, on Sunday, dropped another bomb saying the NDA under the Nitish administration, was funding school libraries that contained propaganda books containing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pro-Hindutva ideology.

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  • Anand Kumar to Speak in Thailand

    Super 30's Anand Kumar.

    Patna: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar has been selected as one of the five members who will be speaking at a leadership symposium to be held in Pattaya, Thailand, between August 1 and 7.

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  • Infant's Body Recovered from Trash

    Body of a newly-born baby recovered from a pile of trash in Dariyapur in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna are searching for the mother of a child whose dead body was recovered from a pile of garbage in Dariyapur locality under Kadam Kuan police station on Sunday.

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  • NCP Talks of Joint Opposition against NDA

    NCP general secretary Tariq Anwar holding a press meet in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: After attempts to bring down the NDA government on one pretext or another has failed to bring the desired results for the opposition leaders, now there is a concerted effort to combine the forces in the war against Nitish Kumar who, so far, has remained unscathed by previous such attacks.

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  • Man Murdered Outside Patna City Temple

    Family members grieve the murder of a land dealer in Patna City on Saturday.

    Patna: Armed criminals in Patna City under Khajekalan police station on Saturday showered a land dealer with bullets outside a temple killing him on the spot before escaping through the Ganga route using a boat, police in Patna said.

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  • Resting Area for Train Drivers Opens in Patna

    ECR General Manager K. K. Srivastava inaugurating a new running room for train drivers, guards at the Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: East Central Railway (ECR) General Manager K. K. Srivastava, at the Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna on Saturday, inaugurated the new running room for train guards, drivers, and their assistants where they could take a break in a comfortable environment spread over 15 rooms.

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  • Free Hepatitis B Awareness Camp by PAHAL

    Free Hepatitis B Camp organized by PAHAL in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: To mark the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, free Hepatitis B awareness, testing and vaccination camp was organized today by Public Awareness of Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL) and Rotary Pataliputra at L S Institute on Exhibition Road in Patna.

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  • Lalu Back to Patna; Declares War on NDA

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav returns to Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, after remaining away from the media limelight for months while stationed at New Delhi, upon his return to Patna on Wednesday, declared open season on the Nitish administration saying the government was a total disaster and in the grip of corrupt ministers and government officials.

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  • CM Holds High-level Meeting on the Future of BSEB

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a meeting on energy in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the national gathering of experts on 'Powering Bihar' in Patna on Wednesday, said that people would not have to wait too long for the restructuring of the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) that, he said, was a huge drain on the state's economy.

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  • Raids at Illegal Drug Godowns in Patna

    Raids at three medicine warehouses in Makhania Kuan in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Wednesday once again raided a number of warehouses in Makhania Kuan and seized medicines meant for physician's sample worth several lakh rupees.

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  • Thakur Demands Resignation of UPA Govt.

    Dr. C. P. Thakur holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday said that the fact that the key accused in the 2G Spectrum Scam A. Raja had mentioned the name of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the multi-crore rupees scam did not bode well for the nation or the country's political system.

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  • Patna Student in Hyderbad Dies in Road Mishap

    CFAI Business School in Hyderabad.

    Hyderabad: Nihit Sinha, a Patna native from Chandigarh studying at the ICFAI Business School in Hyderabad, died in a road accident last Friday when he was struck by a speeding motorcycle as he and his colleagues were returning to their rooms after having snacks at a roadside dhaba, Nihit's friends informed PatnaDaily.Com on Wednesday.

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  • RJD Ignores Report on BIADA Scam

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Not satisfied with the report released by the Chief Secretary on the alleged BIADA land scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the opposition in Bihar Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, at a press meet on Tuesday, said that the amendment in the BIADA rules introduced by the NDA government in 2007 was responsible for widespread irregularities in the system.

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  • BIADA Scandal a Made-up Issue: Modi

    Sushil Modi slams opposition on BIADA issue on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference following his Janata Durbar on Tuesday, blamed the opposition for political posturing on the BIADA land issue saying the opposition had run out of issues so it was fishing for anything to indict the NDA government on any kind of scam.

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  • 19 Touts Arrested during Raid at Passport Office

    City SP Shivdeep Lande leading a raid at the regional passport office in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday raided the regional passport office located within the Maurya Shopping Complex and arrested 19 touts on charges of harassing passport-seekers and charging hefty fees from them.

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  • Preeti Jhangiani Promotes her Film in Patna

    Preeti Jhangiani and Parvin Dabas promoting their latest movie 'Sahi Dhandhe, Galat Bande' in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Film-maker Parvin Dabas and actress Preeti Jhangiani, while promoting their latest movie 'Sahi Dhandhe, Galat Bande' in Patna on Tuesday, said that the Indian film industry could no longer afford to ignore Bihar as its audience could very well determine the fate of any movie.

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  • CM Pays Tribute to Kargil Martyrs

    Nitish Kumar pays tribute to Kargil martyrs on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday paid floral tributes to the martyrs of Kargil War at a function held at the Kargil Chowk in Patna in the presence of a number of party leaders and family members of the Indian armed forces.

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  • BJP Youths to Corner MPs in New Delhi

    Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha rally against corruption on the Kargil Victory day in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, (BJYM), to mark the Kargil Diwas on Tuesday, pledged to fight corruption in the UPA government at the Center saying they planned to meet with the Members of the Parliament in New Delhi on August 9 to press for their demand for bringing ill-gotten wealth currently stashed in foreign banks back to India.

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  • AISF Protest against BPSC Administration

    AISF activists protesting against BPSC in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Students Federation (AISF) in Patna on Tuesday sat on a dharna outside the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) office to protest alleged irregularities in the 53rd, 54th, and 55th BPSC tests that, they said, had jeopardized the career of a number of candidates.

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  • BDF (UK) to Hold Healthy Heart Camps in Bihar

    Patna: The Bihar Development Foundation UK will be launching the 'The Healthy Heart Project' on August 6 in Patna, Dr. Bimal Karak, National Coordinator of the UK Foundation said on Tuesday.

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  • BIADA Probe Gives Clean Chit to Govt.

    Principal Secretary (Industries) C. K. Mishra and BIADA Managing Director Anshuli Arya holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Principal Secretary (Industries) C. K. Mishra and Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) Managing Director Anshuli Arya, in Patna on Monday, released the report of Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee on the alleged land scam giving clean chit to the government of any wrongdoing as alleged by the opposition.

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  • Report on BIADA Tainted; Says Purvey

    RJD state president Ramchandra Purvey trashes report on alleged BIADA land scam.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Ramchandra Purvey, shortly after the release of the Chief Secretary's report on the alleged BIADA land allotment scam in Patna on Monday, slammed the report as a 'sham' that had no 'real value' since the probe was conducted by a senior official of the ruling government.

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  • Major Jolt to Paswan; LJP MLCs Join JD-U

    LJP and JMM legislators join JD-U on Monday.

    Patna: Just days after senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan walked out of the party calling it 'leaderless' or 'directionless', the only three Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council, on Monday, crossed over the party line and joined Janata Dal-U giving what could be the final blow to the party of Ram Vilas Paswan.

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  • BJP Not a Party of Vote Banks: Prasad

    BJP minority cell meeting at MLA Club in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at a meeting of the party's minority cell's state working committee in Patna on Sunday, said that the BJP was in favor of equal participation by the minority community while other parties believed in using the Muslims purely as vote banks.

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  • Congress Demands CBI Probe in BIADA Scam

    Congress state president Mehboob Ali Kaiser holding a press meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Congress Party in Bihar, joining the bandwagon of growing opposition against the Nitish government over the alleged BIADA land scam, on Sunday demanded a CBI  probe into the irregularities saying the scope and implications of the scandal could be as large as the 2G Spectrum scam.

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  • Woman Robbed during Road Accident

    Woman robbed by auto driver in Patna on Sunday.Patna: A woman whose auto-rickshaw turned over after a minor collision on Ashok Rajpath, ended up losing Rs. 10,000 in cash and other valuables after the driver of the auto-rickshaw, taking advantage of the hullabaloo, drove away with the women's bag in the vehicle.

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  • Good Samaritans Save Man's Life

    Ram Iqbal Rai, shot by criminals, at a Patna hospital.

    Patna: Thanks to quick action by a group of young students in Patna, a man's life was saved after being shot by criminals under Gardanibagh police station.

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  • RJD Rally to Demand CBI Probe in Land Scam

    RJD rally in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Saturday took out a march to the Raj Bhawan where they handed over a memo to Governor Debananda Konwar demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation and a CBI probe into the alleged BIADA land scam.

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  • 'Litti-Chokha' Stall Opens at Patna Jn.

    ECR General Manager K. K. Srivastava inaugurates 'litti-chokha' stand at Patna Junction on Saturday.

    Patna: While other metropolitan cities are vying to add Domino's Pizza and McDonald's at railway stations and airports, K. K. Srivastava, the General Manager of the East-Central Railways, on Saturday inaugurated a 'litti-chokha' stall at platform number 1 of the Patna Junction.

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  • Shakeel Ahmed was Expelled, Says Siddiqui

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Leader of the Opposition in the State assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, shortly after the resignation of Shakeel Ahmed Khan from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Friday, went on a damage control mode saying Khan did not resign but he was in fact expelled from the party because of his anti-party activities.

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  • BJP Leader Promotes Use of Ethanol in Bihar

    Annasaheb M. K. Patil, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) energy cell convener, at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Annasaheb M. K. Patil, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) energy cell convener, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, urged the Nitish administration to start mixing ethanol with gasoline in an attempt to protect the nation's petroleum reserve.

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  • Yet another Spoiled Son of MLC in Trouble

    MLC's son arrested in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested a youth after he damaged a hand-cart (thela) and roughed up its owner simply because the poor man's thela slightly touched the Scorpio driven by this son of a Chhapra legislator.

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  • RJD Leader Blames Administration for Firing

     RJD MP Uma Shankar Singh holding a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Uma Shankar Singh, in the wake of the firing outside a home in Chhapra that he claims to be his own which left three persons dead, blamed the state administration for the violence saying despite repeated requests to the government, he was not provided adequate security details for him or his family members.

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  • Shakeel Ahmed Khan Resigns from RJD

    RJD leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan (second from right) resigns from party on Friday.

    Patna: Key Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan, in a major setback to party president Lalu Prasad Yadav, resigned from the party on Friday sending a shockwave in the political parlor as rumors of him joining the Janata Dal-U gained momentum by the end of the day.

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  • Shahi's Daughter Fires Back at Paswan

    Ram Vilas Paswan releasing a booklet on 'the truth' about Bihar government in Patna a couple of weeks ago.

    Patna: Urvashi Shahi, the daughter of Bihar Human Resources Minister P. K. Shahi, in a scathing retaliatory reply to Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan through her lawyer, said that she was considering taking legal action against the LJP chief for making baseless allegations against her that has tarnished her image and caused emotional distress to her and her family members.

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  • Chaos at Bihar Assembly; MP's Claim Debunked

    Protest outside Bihar Assembly in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: After disrupting Bihar Assembly session first on Forbesganj firing issue on the day one of the short Monsoon session, opposition leaders on the second day created ruckus on the so-called BIADA land scam.

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  • High-level Railways Meet in Hajipur

    High-level Indian Railways meet in Hajipur on Thursday.

    Patna: Chairperson of the Railway Board (CRB) Vinay Mittal, at a press conference at the East Central Railways headquarters in Hajipur on Thursday, said that the Indian Railways had taken heed of the suggestions earlier made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to make traveling in India by train safe and convenient.

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  • BIADA Land Deal Controversy Bubbles

    RJD leaders protesting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Wednesday torched an effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Dak Bungalow Crossing to demand a CBI probe into the alleged land scam under the Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) that involves a number of relatives of current ministers, legislators, or senior officials.

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  • Patna's Water-logging Woe Continues

    Water-logging caused by heavy rain in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Heavy rain in Patna on early Wednesday morning caused major water-logging in many parts of the state capital creating problems for both pedestrians and vehicle owners.

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  • Ragging at Patna College; Student Beaten Up

    Patna College student Mithun Singh roughed up by seniors on Wednesday.

    Patna: Despite a complete ban on ragging at all colleges under Patna and Magadh University, a BA student at Patna College was brutally beaten up allegedly by the seniors sending him to a hospital.

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  • BIADA Land Scam; Ruckus in Assembly

    Congress leaders burn the effigy of Nitish administration following the allegations of land scam in BIADA.

    Patna: Opposition leaders in Bihar on Tuesday disrupted the Assembly session in the wake of the alleged land scandal that could potentially damage both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the NDA that stormed into power six years ago on the platform of a clean and corruption-free government otherwise termed as 'susashan'.

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  • Sushil Modi Elected New GST Chairperson

    Sushil Kumar Modi, at New Delhi on Monday, was elected the new chairman of the GST.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a function in New Delhi on Monday, was elected the new chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers that has been entrusted to implement Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the nation.

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  • First 'Somvari' Observed in Patna

    Somwari being observed in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Devotees in Patna on Monday observed the first 'Somvari' of the Hindu months of Shrawan by offering their obeisance to Lord Shiva at various temples in the state capital.

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  • Crackdown against Flesh Trade Continues

    31 men and women arrested in crackdown against flesh trade in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Law enforcement officials in Patna on Sunday continued their crackdown on cyber cafes, beauty parlors, and restaurants where men and young women were engaged in sexual acts or had gathered there to solicit sexual favors in exchange of money.

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  • CM Hosts South Korean Buddhist Monk

    South Korean monk Jung Woo meets Bihar CM in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday met with South Korean Buddhist monk Jung Woo at his official residence at 1 Anne Marg where the two briefly discussed the importance of Bihar on the worldwide Buddhist circuit.

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  • Supervisor Shot Dead; Two Arrested

     

    Two arrested on murder charge in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Criminals in Patna on Sunday near Mithapur Bus Stand shot and killed a clerk of a local contractor who was supervising the filling of an old pond where an office of IGNOU is expected to come.

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  • BJP Health Help Line Inaugurated

    Health camp inaugurated by the BJP on Sunday.

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party's medical treatment wing on Sunday launched its Health Help Line to assist patients suffering from kala azar, chronic headache, maternity complexities and a number of ailments that inflict a large population of the society.

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  • Vehicle Thieves Gang Busted; Nine Arrested

    Auto-theft ring busted in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: With the arrests of nine vehicle thieves and the recovery of a stolen Bolero and two motorcycles, police in Patna on Sunday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves operating in both India and Nepal.

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  • PD Public School Celebrates Golden Jubilee

    Children performing at the golden jubilee celebration of the PD Public School in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Students and teachers of P. D. Public School in Patna on Sunday celebrated the golden jubilee of the school by holding a cultural program featuring songs and dance performed by the young children.

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  • Relaxed Day for CM, Has Lunch at P&M Mall

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar enjoying food at Patna's P&M Mall on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after a tumultuous start of the Assembly, and a marathon meeting with Governor Debananda Konwar on Sunday, chose to simply kick back and relax at the 'Cream Point' – a tony restaurant in the newly-opened mall in Pataliputra.

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  • CM Inaugurates Shravani Mela in Sultanganj

    Nitish Kumar inaugurates Shravani Mela in Sultanganj on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while kicking off the famous Shravani Mela near Seerhi Ghat in Sultanganj on Saturday, said that it was the state government's responsibility to ensure the long and tedious journey between Sultanganj and Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar, was smooth, comfortable, and safe for the millions of devotees who undertake this expedition each year.

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  • Art Yatra Opens in Patna

    Art exhibition for students opens in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Hundreds of students from a number of schools in Patna on Saturday took part in the two-day 'Art Yatra' that opened at the Gandhi Museum organized by the Pahal School of Fine Arts.

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  • Let the Grandstanding Begin!

    Monsoon session of the Bihar Assembly opens on Friday.

    Patna: The week-long monsoon session of the Bihar Legislature began on Friday amidst usual drama and grandstanding as leaders in power exchanged bouquets with each other while those unfortunate enough to sit in the opposition side of the aisle came prepared with placards and newly-minted slogans to undercut the Nitish-led NDA government.

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  • Agricultural Scenario Looking up in Bihar

    Farmers outside Patna planting paddies in the field.

    Patna: Thanks to a healthy monsoon this year, farmers in Bihar are looking forward to a better than expected crop as the growers moves briskly towards the goal of cultivating paddies in an estimated 35.5 thousand hectare of land.

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  • Tabla Prodigy from Patna in Limca Book of Records

    Tabla prodigy Talanjay Thakur in Patna displaying his talent.

    Patna: Nine-year old 'tabla' prodigy from Patna Talanjay Thakur has been inducted into the Limca Book of Records for playing 14 tablas – all at the same time without missing one single beat.

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  • Wife-beater Police Sub-inspector Fired

    Neetu Singh, wife of an SI, at PMCH.

    Patna: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar, after receiving a report from Patna City DSP Sushil Kumar, fired a sub-inspector posted under Agam Kuan police station on charges of beating his wife and demanding more money in dowry.

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  • Bihar’s Champion of Champions - Sudha Kumari

    Patna: 2010, Gurgaon at Indian National Bench Press Championships is the place this writer discovered Sudha Kumari. Hundreds of India’s most powerful men and women power athletes from all over India came seeking a winning performance and the GOLD medal. Amongst all the athletes was a small girl from Bihar. She would demonstrate power can come from a small package.

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  • Raj Babbar Defends Congress, Slams NDA

    Congress leader and former film star Raj Babbar in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Former film star and Congress Working Committee (CWC) member Raj Babbar, while addressing at the 'Nirman Rally' at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Thursday, urged Congress leaders and party workers to have utmost faith in party president Sonia Gandhi and her son and general secretary Rahul Gandhi to rebuild Congress base in Bihar.

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  • CM Attends Meet on Proposed Convention Center

    Nitish Kumar attending a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed convention center in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the Patna Secretariat meeting hall on Thursday, participated in a PowerPoint presentation by the DDF Consultant that has been entrusted to construct a world-class convention center in the state capital.

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  • Patna's First Multiplex to Open on July 22

    P&M Mall

    Patna: Three months after the first mall opened in Patna, the P&M Mall that has been built with the initiative of noted film-maker Prakash Jha is all set to open its multiplex in a matter of days, mall officials said on Thursday.

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  • Students Protest at A. N. College

    Students protesting at A. N. College in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Students of A. N. College in Patna on Thursday, under the banner of All India Students' Federation (AISF), created a ruckus at the college campus accusing the administration of ignoring the basic needs of the students, including failing to provide drinking water fountains and clean restrooms.

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  • Man Files Complaint against his Son-in-law

    Neetu, victim of domestic abuse in the hand of her husband, lies at PMCH on Thursday.

    Patna: The father-in-law of a city constable in Patna on Thursday lodged a complaint against his son-in-law Baljeet Singh before the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar saying his daughter was physically and mentally abused by her husband that landed his daughter in a hospital.

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  • Bihar Sounds Red Alert following Mumbai Blasts

    Security beefed up in Bihar following Mumbai blasts on Wednesday.

    Patna: Security in Bihar was heightened on Wednesday in the wake of serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that left over two dozen people dead.

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  • BSEB, US Energy Experts Hold Meeting

    An US team on rural electrification holds meeting with BSEB officials in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: An US team of experts specializing in rural electrification, in Patna on Wednesday, held a meeting with senior Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) officials to discuss ways to distribute power throughout the state in an effective and efficient way by utilizing modern techniques and tools.

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  • Canadian Firm Presents Plan to Build Museum

    Canadian consulting firm holding a meeting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Lord Culture Consultant, a Canadian firm specializing in building museums across the globe, at a high level meeting in Patna on Wednesday, offered its preliminary vision of the museum to be built in Patna to showcase Bihar's rich history and rare artifacts that go as far back as over 2,000 years.

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  • RSS Chief Supports Anti-corruption Movement

    Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief, at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, during his daylong visit to Patna on Wednesday, said he was in favor of any movement that aimed to root out corruption from the country.

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  • Vice President Honors S. N. Sinha

    Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: India's Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, in Patna on Tuesday, presided over a function to mark the 94th birth anniversary of former Bihar Chief Minister Satyendra Narayan Sinha saying Sinha was a trailblazer of his time who reached a number of milestones in the six decades of his political life.

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  • Modi Frustrated with Raj Bhawan's Attitude

    Sushil Kumar Modi holding his janata durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, following his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, expressed his frustration with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar who, he said, was sitting on seven bills refusing to clear it and therefore, causing much inconvenience to hundreds of thousands of people.

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  • Senior RJD Leader Walks out of Party, Joins JD-U

    RJD Meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna, still mourning the exclusion of party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the UPA government during the Tuesday reshuffle of the Cabinet, received yet another setback when senior party leader Rambachan Rai, minutes after submitting the agenda for the party meet, broke away from the RJD only to join Janata Dal-U.

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  • Crime of Passion: Women Sent to Jail

    Patna police inspecting the crime scene at Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday.

    Patna: A day after Vidya Shankar committed suicide, or was killed by the girl he loved, depending on which version of the story you believe, police in Patna, following an FIR filed by the victim's brother, arrested the girl and two of her friends in the case and sent them to jail in judicial custody.

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  • Congress State Chief against Special Status

    Congress state president Mehboob Ali Kaiser holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Mehboob Ali Kaiser, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said that Bihar did not fulfill the criteria for getting special economic status and the entire 'Signature Campaign' by the Janata Dal-U was nothing more than political posturing.

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  • Murder or Suicide? Police Probe Death of Youth

     

    Police detains three women in connection with the suicide of a man in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Whether it was a suicide or a crime of passion, that's what police in Patna are trying to figure out after a 26 year old man, in full view of the woman of his desire and two other women, allegedly consumed poison and repeatedly stabbed him with fatal result.

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  • Workshop on Project Evaluation Kicks off

    Workshop on 'Evaluation Principles and Methods' in Patna.

    Patna: Planning and Development Minister Narendra Narayan Yadav, in Patna on Monday, inaugurated a 3-day workshop on 'Evaluation Principles and Methods', stressed the importance of periodical evaluation of all projects and schemes in order to ensure deadlines were being met and goals were being achieved as planned.

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  • Nitish Flags off Signature Yatra

     CM Nitish Kumar flags off 'Signature Yatra' from Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after a weeklong illness, on Sunday stepped out in public and flagged off the 'Signature Yatra' from the party's headquarters on Beerchand Patel Marg in Patna to press for the state's demand for special category status for Bihar.

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  • Uma Bharti Pooh-poohs Rahul Gandhi's March

    BJP leader Uma Bharti in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, on her day-long visit to Patna on Sunday, ridiculed the foot march undertaken by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi saying the whole exercise by the congress leader was an exercise in futility as Gandhi did not have any influence on the Indian voters.

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  • Patna Rotary Elects New President

     Rotary Patna elects a new President.

    Patna: Rotarian Bijay Chandra Srivastava, an engineer by profession, informed Punyatma Sharan, Political Director - PatnaDaily.com and Founder/CEO - PolityIndia.com of his election as President of Rotary International District 3250 on July 7, 2011 for the coming year.

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  • Seminar to Deal with Human Trafficking

    Seminar on human trafficking.

    Patna: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Additional Director General P. M. Nayar, at a training program on dealing with human trafficking in the nation, said that despite human trafficking being the third largest crime after drugs and weapon trafficking in the world, only 6% of the entire police force was dedicated to fight the greatest crime against humanity.

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  • Resume Work in Nalanda; Thakur to PM

    Dr. C. P. Thakur holding a press meet in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, during a press conference in Patna on Saturday, urged the Central government to resume construction work at the proposed ordnance factory in Nalanda that he said was to be completed last year.

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  • Lions Club-AOL Clean Kali Ghat in Patna

    Lions Club of Patna and AOL join hands in cleaning Patna's Kali Ghat on Saturday.

    Patna: Lions Club of Patna Navya and Art of Living (AOL), in a joint campaign on Saturday, worked hard for three long hours in an attempt to clean Patna's Kali Ghat by removing trash and polythene bags that litter the river bank thanks to people with no civic sense or responsibility.

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  • "Yes I Do" for 51 Couples in Community Wedding

    Community wedding in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Fifty one couples in Patna on Saturday took marriage vows at a community wedding event organized by the local chapter of the Ma Vaishno Devi Seva Samiti.

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  • Patna to Start Monitoring Air Quality

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurating Bihar's first pollution monitoring system in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Friday inaugurated the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring (CAAQM) station at Patna Planetarium in the government's ongoing attempt to curb pollution from the state capital that is considered to be the 16th most polluted city in the nation.

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  • Shatrughan Sinha Rallies against Breast Cancer

    BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha inaugurating the Bihar-Jharkhand chapter of Breast Cancer Foundation in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former film star Shatrughan Sinha, while inaugurating the Bihar-Jharkhand chapter of the Breast Cancer Foundation in Patna on Friday, stressed on the need of breastfeeding to curb cases of breast cancer in the nation.

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  • Ranvir Sena Chief Released from Ara Jail

    Brahmeshwar Singh, the founder of Ranvir Sena, after being freed from jail, visits Mahavir Temple in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Brahmeshwar Singh, a.k.a. Mukhia ji, the founder of the now defunct Ranvir Sena, a private militia of the upper caste landlords in Bihar, was a free man on Friday after a court in Ara granted him bail in a case involving the Arms Control Act.

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  • Chess Grandmaster V. Anand in Patna

    World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: World chess champion Vishwanathan Anand, while inaugurating a high-tech learning center at the DAV Public School in Patna on Friday, advised young students to learn to play chess as, he said, it helped improve one's concentration and allows one to focus on the ultimate goal.

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  • Back-alley Abortion Proves Fatal for Patna Girl

    Seven arrested after the death of a girl seeking abortion in Patna.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested seven persons, including two women, in connection with the death of an young woman who apparently died after trying to get an abortion at a clinic on Thursday night.

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  • Four Arrested for Stealing Motorcycles

    Motorcycle thieves arrested from Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday arrested four persons belonging to a motorcycle theft gang and recovered a stolen bike from their possession, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar said.

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  • Lalu Lobbying for Cabinet Post: Modi

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press meet on Thursday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at the sidelines of his public meeting in Patna on Thursday, took a jab at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav saying the RJD had always been an extension of the Congress Party and with Yadav now openly lobbying for a cabinet post in the UPA government, any doubt to that effect had been eliminated.

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  • RPF Jawans Create Ruckus at Beauty Parlor

    A mattress inside a beauty parlor on Frazer Road in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna are investigating a scuffle at a beauty parlor located inside the Loknayak Bhawan at the corner of Dak Bungalow Road and Frazer Road under Kotwali police station involving two Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawans forcing other business establishments in the building to down their shutters and get away from the premises.

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  • Boy Fakes Own Abduction; Recovered

    Police recovers a 13-year old boy who faked his own abduction.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday recovered a 13-year old boy for faking his own kidnapping in an attempt to extort money from his own parents.

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  • Flood Situation Worsens in Bihar

    Flood situation as it appears at Sikta railway station in north Bihar on Wednesday.

    Patna: Just two days after state Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary said that the flood situation in Bihar was well within control, people of West Champaran and other districts in north Bihar remain on high alert due to rising water in several rivers.

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  • Nalanda University to begin Operating from 2013

    Dr. Amartya Sen and other members of the governing body of the Nalanda International University holding a meeting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Gopa Sabarwal, the Vice Chancellor of the proposed Nalanda International University, after a day-long meeting with noted economist and Nobel laureate Prof. Amartya Sen and other members of the governing body, said that the university will begin its first academic session from 2013.

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  • Bihar to Play Key Role in Job Market

    HRD Minister P. K. Shahi and Subramanian Ramadorai (right) hold a meeting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Subramanian Ramadorai, the special advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for National Skill Development Council (NSDC), during his day-long visit to Patna on Wednesday, said that Bihar was a goldmine of manpower and with proper training and education, it could fill the manpower required by the nation due to steady growth in the job sector.

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  • Suicide Attempt by Activist Thwarted by Police

     

    Man stopped from committing suicide over Forbesganj police firing incident.

    Patna: Police in Patna under Gandhi Maidan police station on Wednesday arrested a member of the Indian Momin Front who was trying to self-immolate in protest against the 'government's inaction' in the Forbesganj police firing.

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  • Amartya Sen Unsatisfied with Bihar Education

    Dr. Amartya Sen releases a report on the state of education in Bihar.

    Patna: Dr. Amartya Sen, noted economist and the 1998 Nobel prize winner, while releasing a report on the state of education in Bihar at a function in Patna on Tuesday, said that while things were looking up under the Nitish administration, the standard of education in Bihar was still far from satisfactory.

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  • BJP Leader Chastises Opposition on Forbesganj Firing

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson and MP Shahnawaz Hussain, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, slammed the opposition leaders for attempting to paint the Forbesganj police firing with a communal brush saying the event was tragic enough and did not deserve to be politicized by those who were trying to score political points at the cost of the victims of the firing.

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  • Magician Rides Motorcycle Blindfolded

    Magician O. P. Sharma rides through Patna streets blindfolded on Tuesday.

    Patna: Well-known illusionist O. P. Sharma Jr., on Tuesday, amazed the people of Patna by riding a motorcycle blindfolded covering a distance of nearly 15 kilometers through the busy roads of the state capital in about 35 minutes.

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  • Lalu, Rabri absent on RJD Foundation Day

    RJD foundation day celebrated in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna, without the presence of the party president Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi, observed the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the party at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna on Tuesday.

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  • Flood Situation under Control; Says Minister

    Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said that the flood situation in north Bihar was under control and contingencies of all sorts were put in place to keep an eye on the rising water in state's rivers.

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  • Candidates for Police Jobs Protest in Patna

    Job hopefuls protest outside Bihar Legislative building in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Hundreds of candidates who had cleared the test for police jobs in the state way back in 2009 and had been awaiting appointments since then, protested outside Bihar Legislative Building in Patna on Monday demanding to be placed without further delay.

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  • Flesh Trade Flourishes in Patna, 4 Arrested

    Four persons arrested from S. K. Puri area on charges of running a sex racket in a residential neighborhood.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Monday raided an apartment under Sri Krishna Puri police station and arrested three young men engaged in sex act with a woman who was to be paid Rs. 1,500 at the end of her services.

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  • Bus Driver Mows over Pedestrians; Kills Two

    Two killed in bus accidents in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: A driver of a private bus in Patna on Sunday lost control of the vehicle and mowed over several people near Chitkohra over-bridge under Airport police station on Sunday killing a mother-son duo and seriously injuring over a dozen people including many children.

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  • Bomb Hoax at Biscomaun Building

    Police look for bombs outside Biscomaun building in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna under Gandhi Maidan police station on Sunday jumped into action after police received a call from someone claiming a bomb had been planted in the Biscomaun building that was about to go off.

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  • Cable Operator Shot Dead in Kankarbagh

    Cable operator shot dead in Kankarbagh on Saturday.

    Patna: Criminals in Patna in broad daylight under Kankarbagh police station on Saturday showered a cable television provider with bullets killing him on the spot.

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  • Experts Offer Free Career Advise to Students

    Bihar ADGP Abhyanand at Career Counseling meeting at S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Hundreds of students in Patna on Saturday gathered at the Sri Krishna Memorial Hall where a group of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, students and alumni gave out free advices and suggestions to those trying to make their mark in the professional world.

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  • Veteran Communist Leader Passes Away

    Chaturanan Mishra, veteral CPI leader, passes away on Saturday.Patna: Former Union Minister and veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Chaturanan Mishra died in New Delhi at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a prolonged illness.

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  • Rahul Gandhi Visits Forbesganj

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meeting with police firing victims in Forbesganj on Friday.

    Purnia: Nearly a month after four Muslims were killed in a police firing in Forbesganj, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, paid a visit to Bhajanpura village and met with the family members of the victims to listen to their side of the tragic saga.

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  • Patna Youths Come out in Support of Imphal Activist

    Students in Patna come out in favor of Imphal activist Irom Chanu Sharmila on Friday.

    Patna: Youths in Patna on Friday took out a candlelight vigil to display their solidarity for Irom Chanu Sharmila, an Imphal woman who has been on hunger strike for over 10 years to press for her demand for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1958.

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  • Pasmanda Samaj Asks for Special Welfare Package

    Pasmanda Samaj convention in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Members of the All India Pasmanda Muslim Samaj, at its 'Honor Convention' at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Friday, demanded special rights for the members of its community on the pattern of packages being given to Mahadalits in Bihar.

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  • Bihar Engineers up in Arms; Demand Action

    Bihar engineers protesting in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Engineers from across the state under the banner of Bihar Engineers Service Association (BESA) in Patna on Friday staged a rally in support of their demands that, they said, were being ignored by the state government for much too long.

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  • Anna Hazare Meets Nitish Kumar

    Anna Hazare and Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Thursday.

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in New Delhi on Thursday and asked him about his views on the proposed Lokpal Bill that aims to curtail corruption from the government.

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  • Senior IAS Official Senthil Kumar Suspended

    IAS officer Senthil Kumar.

    Patna: After months of speculation, the state government on Thursday ordered the suspension of senior IAS official Senthil Kumar on various charges of financial irregularities during his tenure as the CEO of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) between February 2009 and February 2010.

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  • Nitish Shares his China Experience

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar share his China experience in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bihar Legislative Council, at a function at the Vidhan Parishad Annex on Wednesday, released a book on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's recent trip to Bhutan.

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  • Slain BJP MLA's Wife Wins in Purnia By-poll

    Kiran Kesari, wife of slain BJP leader Raj Kishore Kesari, wins in Purnia by-poll necessitated by the killing of her husband.

    Patna: Much to the chagrin of the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), and a handful of left party leaders in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Purnia Kiran Kesari trumped over her nearest rival and Congress candidate Ram Charitra Yadav in the by-poll necessitated by the murder of Kesari's husband Raj Kishore Kesari earlier this year.

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  • Congress Leaders Acting as Dictators: Thakur

    BJP state president Dr. C. P. Thakur at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and state president Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, called the Congress leadership at the Center an example of an autocratic administration that was out to crush the voices of social leaders like Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdeo.

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  • Cop Wannabes Clash with Cops!

    Police resorts to lathi charge in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Hundreds of successful candidates for police jobs still waiting to get their appointment letters, in Patna on Wednesday, clashed with the law and order officials and damaged police vehicles to express their ire with the administration.

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  • Workshop on the Plight of Sex Workers

    A two-day seminar on sex workers opens in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: A two-day state level workshop on the plight and welfare of sex workers in Bihar opened in Patna on Tuesday. The event, organized by the Mahila Development Center (MDC), was inaugurated by its director Paramhans Prasad Singh and Children's Rights Protection Commission (CRPC) chairperson Nisha Jha.

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  • Aunt Allegedly Kills Teen; Arrested

    Vibha Deve is accused of killing her own nephew.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday arrested a woman under Agam Kuan police station and charged her for killing and disposing off the body of her 18-year old nephew Sonu Kumar.

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  • Duplicate Cell Phones Seized; Five Arrested

    Raid in Bakerganj Gola in Patna nets over 70 duplicate cell phones on Tuesday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday raided several stores in Bakerganj area and seized more than six dozen fake cell phones carrying brand names like Nokia, Sony, and Samsung.

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  • Traffic Cops Accused of Demanding Bribe

    Protest over police high-handedness in Raja Bazaar area in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Auto-rickshaw drivers in Patna on Tuesday blocked the busy Bailey Road for hours to protest against 'police handedness' alleging a traffic police of demanding bribe from an auto driver.

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  • BJP Declares War on UPA

    BJP meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and activists, at a party meet at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall in Patna on Monday, sounded the bugle, or conch shells, in this case, of war against the 'corrupt' UPA administration at the Center that, they said, had destroyed the very fabric of the nation by perpetuating one financial scam after another.

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  • Prakash Jha to Stay Away from Active Politics

    Film-maker Prakash Jha in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Noted film-maker Prakash Jha, during a press conference to promote his latest film 'Aarakshan', in Patna on Monday, swore he would never try to enter into politics despite his previous two attempts to become a parliamentarian.

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  • Bihari Woman Scales Mount Everest

    Nirupama Pandey scales Mount Everest.

    New Delhi: The first woman from Bihar to conquer Mount Everest, Squadron leader Nirupama Pandey of Siwan district, said her feat was not only a personal achievement but an accomplishment for Bihar and the entire nation.

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  • Dinner in Honor of Jaitley in Washington DC

    Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) – USA host a dinner in honor of party leader Arun Jaitley in Washington DC.

    Washington DC: Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) – USA, on June 23rd, organized a dinner reception in honor of Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and his delegation members at a local ethnic restaurant in Washington DC metropolitan area.

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  • Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Remembered

    Sahajanand's death anniversary oberved in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the death anniversary of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati at a function in Patna on Sunday, said that Bihar could not hope to develop until the conditions of the farmers were improved in Bihar.

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  • Raids on Beauty Parlors; 18 Arrested

    18 arrested during raids at beauty parlor in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna under Gandhi Maidan police station on Sunday raided eight so-called beauty parlors and arrested ten girls and eight men, some of them in the act of committing indecent, sexual acts.

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  • JD-U Legislator Jagmato Devi Passes Away

    File photo of Jagmato Devi.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U leader and member of the state legislature Jagmato Devi, in Siwan on Sunday, passed away at the age of 65.

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  • CM Blasts UPA on Price Hike

    Protests erupt in Patna over price hike on petroleum products.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Saturday, slammed the Congress-led UPA government at the Center for raising the prices of petroleum products, including the price of cooking gas cylinders, saying price hike and inflation had become synonymous with the Congress party.

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  • Paswan Warming up to Congress

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: After failing to strike chord with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav in the last Assembly polls in Bihar, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan is now looking for a new ally in the Congress Party as was evident from his statement he made in Patna on Saturday.

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  • Lions Club, AOL Members Show Good Citizenry

    Kali Ghat clean up job undertaken by the members of Lions Club and AOL in Patna on Saturday. (Photo provided by Lions Club Patna Navya)

    Patna: Members of the Art of Living (AOL) and Lions Club of Patna Navya on Saturday participated in a Ganga cleaning program at the Kali Ghat behind Darbhanga House located within the Patna University campus.

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  • Disaster Mgmt to be Taught in Bihar Schools

    CM attending meet on disaster management in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a meeting of the state Disaster Management department in Patna on Saturday, said that the state was considering introducing disaster management courses in the school syllabus to promote awareness about the issue and prepare the students to deal with natural and man-made calamity in an effective way.

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  • Nitish to Flag off Signature Rally on July 10

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewing the signature campaign in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday reviewed the progress of the ongoing signature campaign by the Janata Dal-U to demand special status for Bihar and announced the party's plan to march to New Delhi on July 10 to submit one crore signature to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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  • UID Registration Begins in Patna

    Acharya Kishore Kunal inaugurates UID scheme in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Religious Board chairperson Acharya Kishore Kunal, while inaugurating the Unique Identification scheme at Patna GPO on Friday, became the first citizen of Bihar to acquire the unique ID for himself paving the way for other people to take advantage of the initiative launched by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

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  • Center Ignoring Bihar's Interests: Nitish

    Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra being congratulated on his 75th birthday by Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function to mark the 75th birthday of former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra, in Patna on Friday, slammed the UPA government at the Center for adopting discriminatory policies against Bihar while playing favorites to states like West Bengal, Kerala, and Punjab.

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  • Pappu Yadav Enjoying Privileges at Patna Jail

    Former RJD MP Pappu Yadav.

    Patna: City Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande, a day after conducting a raid at Patna's so-called Model Beur Jail, expressed his shock over flagrant violation of jail rules right under the noses of senior prison officials.

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  • Golf Cart Service Begins at Patna Zoo

    Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurates golf cart service at Patna Zoo on Friday.

    Patna: Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Garden, one of the major attractions of the state capital, added 'golf cart' services to its already rich list of facilities offered at reasonable cost for the convenience of the visitors.

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  • Nitish Defends his Secular Credentials

    Nitish Kumar at a minority conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Pushing back strongly against allegations made by opposition party leaders, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the state level conference of the Janata Dal-U minority cell in Patna on Thursday, slammed the opposition saying he did not need a certificate from them to prove his secular credentials.

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  • Cops Conduct Raid at Beur Jail

    Beur Jail.

    Patna: Patna police on Thursday morning raided the Beur Jail in Phulwarisharif and seized a cell phone, three phone chargers, and a number of objectionable materials like CDs and books from various cells.

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  • Best Mango Grower Award to Bihar Farmer

    Mangoes grown in Bihar at a mango exhibition in Patna.

    Patna: Sudhanshu Kumar, a farmer from Samastipur district, was given the 'Best Mango Grower' Award by the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) at the ongoing Global Conference on Mango in Lucknow.

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  • Memo to the President over Black Money

    BJP Art and Culture Cell members hand over memo to Governor Debananda Konwar.

    Patna: Members of the Art and Culture cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Thursday met with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and handed him over a memo demanding the return of black money stashed by politicians and businessmen in foreign banks.

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  • CM Inaugurates Int'l. Meet on 'Organic Bihar'

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurates the 3-day international meet on 'Organic Bihar' in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Wednesday, kicked off the 3-day international meet on 'Organic Bihar' to usher what has been termed as the 'Rainbow Revolution' to improve agricultural output and alleviate the condition of the farmers of the state.

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  • Fire Destroys Two Shops on Dak Bungalow Road

    Fire destroys two shops on Dak Bungalow Road in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: A fire on Wednesday morning on Dak Bungalow Road in Patna destroyed two shops causing damages to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Minority Commission Chairperson Visits Forbesganj

    National Minority Commission chairperson Habibullah Wazahat and Commission member Syeda Bilgrami Imam at a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: National Minority Commission chairperson Habibullah Wazahat, who became one of the dozen or so politicians or bureaucrats to visit Forbesganj in the wake of the June 3 police firing that left four persons dead, upon his return to Patna on Wednesday, called the incident unfortunate and 'completely avoidable'.

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  • Over Two Dozen Hurt in Bus Accident

    Bus accident in Patna leaves many injured on Tuesday night.

    Patna: A Ranchi-bound bus from Patna, just seconds after starting its journey on Tuesday night from Mithapur bus stand, turned over in a ditch causing injuries to over two dozen passengers.

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  • Bihar Industrialists Impressed by Chinese Growth

    BIA and Bihar Chamber of Commerce joint press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Members of the Bihar Industries Association (BIA) and the Chamber of Commerce, Bihar Chapter, who accompanied Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to China a few days ago, at a joint press conference in Patna on Tuesday, praised the Chinese administration for ushering an era of all-round development that has the entire world talking about it.

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  • Kushwaha Forms another Political Party

    Upendra Kushwaha (second from right) forms a new political party in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Becoming politically irrelevant? No problem! Find a handful of like-minded disgruntled has-beens, come up with a pretentious moniker, bring in a couple of minority faces and voila! You have just formed the next 'secular party of winners' that would keep your name on the front page while giving you the license to organize rallies against the party in power.

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  • Japanese Encephalitis Blamed for Deaths

    Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and BJP President Dr. C. P. Thakur at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and a Kala Azar specialist, Dr. C. P. Thakur, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, expressed his concerns over the death of 28 children in north Bihar due to a 'mysterious' illness.

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  • Man Loses Wife, Child in Road Accident

    Riot after deadly accident in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Dangerous drivers on Patna roads claimed two more innocent lives on Monday when a woman and her son died on the spot after a speeding truck near Anisabad Mor hit the motorcycle they were riding driven by the victims' husband and father.

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  • Patna High Court Gets Eight New Judges

    Eight new judges appointed at Patna High Court on Monday.

    Patna: Patna High Court Chief Justice Rekha M. Doshit on Monday administered oath of office to eight new judges bringing the total number of judges to 39 out of a total strength of 43.

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  • Six Drug Smugglers Arrested

    Drug smugglers arrested in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Monday claimed to have busted an international gang of drug peddlers following the arrest of six gang members from near Golghar under Gandhi Maidan police station.

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  • Experts Analyzing 'Mysterious' Disease in Muzaffarpur

    Sick child admitted at a Muzaffarpur hospital on Monday.

    Patna: Alarmed by the growing cases of the so-called 'mysterious' disease in Muzaffarpur district that has claimed over two dozen lives of young children in the last ten days, a central team of experts from New Delhi is on its way to Bihar to examine the situation on the ground, it was learnt.

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  • CM Returns from China Trip

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being welcomed at Patna Airport following his return from China on Sunday.

    Patna: After spending a week in China, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to Patna on Sunday. He was received at the Patna Airport by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, other cabinet ministers, party leaders, and senior bureaucrats.

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  • Prisoner's Death Causes Stir in Kankarbagh

    Protest in Kankarbagh following the death of a prisoner on Sunday.

    Patna: People in Patna under Kankarbagh police station on Sunday blocked the road near Rajendra Nagar bridge for several hours following the death of a vegetable vendor who was earlier arrested on charges of committing theft.

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  • BSEB Admit Cards Destroyed

    Admit cards destroyed by running train and heavy rainfall in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Thousands of admit cards of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) were destroyed on Sunday when a train carrying them from Kolkata to Patna somehow dropped one of the boxes near Rajendra Nagar Terminal only to be crushed by a passing train.

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  • US Official Visions US-Bihar Ties

    US official Robert Blake in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs of the United States, during his day-long visit to Patna on Saturday, appreciated the state government for bringing tangible and visible changes in Bihar particularly in the area of crime and corruption that, he said, had declined substantially under the Nitish administration.

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  • Congress, RJD Maintain Assault on Nitish Admin.

    Congress leader Gulchain Singh Charak holding a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Bihar, continuing to derive maximum political mileage from the Forbesganj tragedy where four people from the Muslim community were killed in a police firing earlier this month, held separate protest events on Saturday to corner the Nitish-led NDA government on moral grounds.

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  • Ball is in UPA Court; Says BJP Leader

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party's national general secretary Ravi Shankar Prasad, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said that while his party was in favor of an all-party meet on the issue of Lokpal Bill, the first step in this direction had to be taken by the Congress-led UPA government that is yet to clarify its own stand on this issue.

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  • Jeweler Shot Dead in Patna City

    Family members grieving following the murder of a Patna businessman on Friday.

    Patna: Criminals in Patna City under Alamganj police station on Friday morning shot and killed a jewelry store owner and escaped with jewelries worth over Rs. 15 lakh.

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  • Massive Lapse in Security; Prisoner Escape

    Prisoner escapes from a hotel in Patna. Family members detained.

    Patna: Making a mockery of the security system, an under-trial prisoner brought to Patna from Munger for medical treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), on Friday, escaped from his hotel room despite heavy security arrangement outside.

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  • Fishery Insurance Launched in Bihar

    Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh launching fishery insurance in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: In a first of its kind in the entire nation, Bihar launched Fisheries Insurance Policy for the benefit of the commercial fishers in the state.

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  • Police Busts Illegal Chemical Factory

    Illegal chemical factory busted in Lohanipur in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Friday under Kadam Kuan police station arrested two men on charges of making and refilling chemicals illegally in violation of the drug acts.

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  • Bihar Fares Poor in Nutrition; Report Says

    Press conference on issue of mal-nutrition in Bihar.

    Patna: Despite claims of development by the state government, nearly 55% of Bihar's population is under or mal-nourished.

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  • HRD Important for Growth; Says Dept. Secretary

    Seminar on Human Resources in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Human Resource Development (HRD) department Principal Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, at a seminar organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Business for Livelihood in Patna on Thursday, said that after the road construction, the second largest recipient of the government funding was the HR department totaling between Rs. 15-20,000 crore.

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  • Career Fair Attracts Students in Patna

    Career fair at Patna Planetarium on Friday.

    Patna: Hundreds of recent school graduates in Patna on Thursday took advantage of the 2-day career fair dubbed 'College to Campus' that opened at the Patna Planetarium featuring over 75 teaching institutes from across the nation.

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  • ADB Loan to Develop Power Sector in Bihar

    ADB Loan to Develop Power Sector in Bihar.

    New Delhi: In what is seen as a positive sign of development in Bihar, the Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in New Delhi on Wednesday, signed a $132 million loan agreement for strengthening the state’s power sector.

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  • RJD Increases Heat on NDA over Police Firing

    RJD leaders demand action in the Forbesganj police firing.

    Patna: Mounting pressure on the NDA government over the Forbesganj police firing incident, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, announced their decision to launch a phase-wise stir to demand for a speedy judicial probe in the case.

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  • Student Unions Join CBSE Protest

    AISA students burning the effigies of Nitish Kumar and Kapil Sibal in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: A number of political and social outfits in Patna on Wednesday staged dharnas and rallies to protest against what they described as 'police atrocities' against CBSE Class XII students demanding re-evaluation of their test papers.

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  • RJD Leader Blasts Lalu over Baba Ramdeo Issue

    Maheshwar Yadav, RJD leader, holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Former legislator and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Maheshwar Yadav, during a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, slammed his boss Lalu Prasad Yadav for criticizing Baba Ramdeo saying the party president was playing into the hands of the Congress Party in the hope of obtaining a berth in the UPA cabinet.

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  • Modi Warns of Emergency-like Situation

    Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at the sideline of his Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, warned the nation was headed towards another Emergency where dissenting voices were muzzled and opposition leaders were silenced and jailed as it happened in the '70s during Indira Gandhi regime.

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  • Students, CBSE Officials Clash; Many Arrested

    Police arrests students after clash at CBSE office in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Dozens of Class XII students in Patna on Tuesday went on a rampage ransacking the CBSE office after their demand of re-evaluation of their test papers were ruled out by the officials on the ground that no such provision was available in the CBSE charter of rules and regulations.

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  • Police Rescues Woman from Captivity

    Woman rescued from her home in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday rescued a woman in her mid to late '20s from her parents home where she had been locked up by her mother for last seven years.

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  • Two Dies of Electrocution; Machine Torched

    Mob torches a construction equipment following the eletrocution of two men in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: An angry mob, following the electrocution of two men in Kankarbagh area in Patna on Monday, torched a land-mover and damaged several vehicles demanding compensation for the victims' families.

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  • Paswan Sits on Dharna over Police Firing

    Ram Vilas Paswan sitting on a dharna on Monday.

    Patna: Latching on to the ongoing controversy over the death of four people during a police firing in Forbesganj on June 3, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan sat on a dharna at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Wednesday accusing the state government of becoming communal in its dealing with minority issues.

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  • Pre-monsoon Rain Drenches Patna

    Pre-monsoon rain brings relief in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Patna experienced heavy rain on Monday in a pre-cursor to the impending monsoon that is expected to arrive in Bihar between June 14 and June 16.

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  • FIR against Kolkata Firm over Faulty Traffic Signals

    Non-working traffic signals in Patna.

    Patna: Patna police on Sunday lodged an FIR against Kolkata-based Webel Mediatronics Limited for installing faulty traffic light signals in the state capital that failed within six months of their installation in 2005.

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  • IA Results Announced; Girls Outshine Boys

    BSEB announces IA result on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Sunday declared the results of the Intermediate Arts (IA) and Vocational Courses as 88.15% percent of the students appearing in the IA exams made it through while 93.8% students of the vocational courses were declared successful.

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  • Seminar on Child Labor

    Seminar on Child Labor in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: In yet another meeting on the eradication of child labor from the state, Labor Resources Minister Janardan Singh Sigriwal, at a seminar at the Scada Business Center in Patna on Sunday, said that there was a pressing need for raising the awareness of the evils of child labor among the people who, despite several laws against it, continued to ignore it for personal and business gains.

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  • Models Walk the Ramp in Patna

    Fashion show in Patna.

    Patna: Sixteen models from Patna and Delhi, on Saturday in Patna, participated in the 'Twastra' fashion show organized by the International Institute of Fashion Design (IIFD).

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  • CM Leaves for China

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar leaving for China via Delhi from Patna Airport on Saturday morning.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Monday morning, left for Delhi on his way to China where he is expected to observe the Chinese model of agriculture and developmental policies in the hope of bringing them home for implementation.

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  • Police Seizes 368 Kg of Ganja; Two Arrested

    368 kilogram of ganja recovered from the vehicle on the left.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on late Friday night, during a road block, seized a car carrying 368 kilogram of marijuana and two men who were carrying the contraband from Imphal to New Delhi via Patna.

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  • Protest against Alleged False Arrest in Patna

    Protest against Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Dozens of angry workers under Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna on Saturday blocked Digha-Ashiana Road for hours to protest against the arrest of three of their colleagues and alleged beating of them by the police.

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  • RJD Leaders Celebrate Lalu's Birthday in his Absence

    RJD leaders celebrate the birthday of Lalu Prasad Yadav who turned 64 on Saturday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna celebrated the birthday of party president Lalu Prasad Yadav who turned 64 on Saturday.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates 289 New Bridges

    CM receiving a check of Rs. 52 lakh from the BSBCC on Friday.

    Patna: On the 36th anniversary of the foundation of Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation (BSBCC), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function held at Patna Secretariat on Friday, electronically inaugurated 289 bridges, three parks, and 20 flood shelters in the Kosi region.

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  • Don't Turn Bihar into Gujarat: Mahesh Bhatt

    Film-maker Mahesh Bhatt meets with parents of Forbesganj police firing victims on Friday.

    Patna: Noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, while meeting with the family members of the victims of Forbesganj police firing at a press conference in Patna on Friday, described the incident as the result of a 'communal mindset' that, he said, if not checked, could turn Bihar into another Gujarat.

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  • Nearly All Pass CBSE Exam in Bihar

    Patna students celebrating succes in CBSE exams.

    Patna: Nearly 100% of the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) candidates in Bihar made it through this year as the Board declared its results on Friday.

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  • CBI Indicts Rupam Pathak in MLA's Murder Case

    CBI indicts Rupam Pathak in the murder of BJP MLA Rajkishore Kesari.

    Patna: A CBI court in Patna on Friday indicted former school principal Rupam Pathak in connection with the broad daylight murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Purnia Rajkishore Kesari.

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  • Tourism on Rise in Bihar: Minister

    Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu holding a press meet in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Bihar Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, informed that the number of foreign tourists to Bihar in 2010 had had gone up by more than 50% while the total number of tourists was up by 20%.

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  • Fake Glucose-D, Watches Seized

    Fake Glucose-D and wrist watches seized from shops in Patna

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday, in two separate raids in Patna Market under Pirbahore police station on Ashok Rajpath, busted a fake Glucose-D factory and seized a number of fake watches carrying international name brands to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Symposium on Science Opens in Patna

    The 4th Bihar Science Congress opens in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: The Fourth Bihar Science Congress was inaugurated by state Science and Technology minister Gautam Singh at Patna Planetarium in the presence of a number of scientists and professors coming from various parts of the nation.

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  • CPI-ML Activists Demand Free Housing, Power

    CPI-ML protest in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Activists belonging to the Communist Party of India (ML) in Patna on Thursday held a rally outside the District Magistrate office demanding free housing, free electricity, and free food, among other things, and justice for dalits and the family members of Forbesganj police firing victims.

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  • Art Students in Patna Pay Homage to MF Husain

    Students of Patna Art College paying tribute to artist M. F. Husain on Thursday.

    Patna: Students of Patna Art College paid homage to renowned artist Maqbool Fida Husain who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95 at a London hospital after complaining of chest pain two weeks ago.

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  • RJD Hoping for a Repeat of Ramadhar Ouster

    An RJD delegation going to Raj Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation led by the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui met with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and submitted a memorandum to him demanding appropriate actions against all guilty parties in the Forbesganj police firing case and monetary compensation to the families of the four victims.

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  • Protest Continues in Support of Baba Ramdeo

    Dharna in support of Baba Ramdeo in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Members of the Bharat Swabhiman Trust and Patanjali Yoga Samiti in Patna on Wednesday observed a day-long fast to protest against the manhandling of yoga guru Baba Ramdeo and his supporters at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on June 4.

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  • Madhubani Painting Workshop Concludes

    Madhubani painting training camp comes to an end at Kilkari in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The 8-day Madhubani painting workshop organized by Kilkari, a non-governmental organization associated with the state's Human Resource and Development Department, came to an end on Wednesday with more than three dozen young boys and girls participating in it.

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  • Police Firing a Conspiracy; Say RJD Leaders

    RJD press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Tuesday accused the Nitish administration of engineering police firing in Forbesganj that left four people of the Ansari community dead.

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  • Bandh in Support of Baba Ramdeo Peaceful

    Patna bandh in protest of assault on Baba Ramdeo's supporters in Delhi.

    Patna: The state-wide bandh called in support of Baba Ramdeo by the Bharat Swabhiman Trust (BST) on Tuesday had little or no effect in Bihar besides a few road jam here and there.

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  • JD-U Protest against Assault on Baba Ramdeo

    JD-U protest against manhandling of Baba Ramdeo at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U leaders and activists in Patna on Monday sat on a day-long dharna at the R-Block to protest against the manhandling of Baba Ramdeo at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi and the police atrocities on his supporters who, they said, had done nothing to provoke any kind of disturbance or violence.

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  • Workshop on Water Crisis; Modi Seeks Help

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi at a seminar on Water Crisis in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a workshop on 'Water Crisis' organized by the People's Alliance for Rights and Responsibility in Patna on Monday, asked water activists to come to Bihar and help resolve water crisis in the state.

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  • Raid at Sporting Good Shops; Two Arrested

    Raid at sporting good shops in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Monday raided a number of sports shop on Khazanchi Road and seized fake sports equipment bearing name brands to the tune of over Rs. 40 lakh.

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  • Magic Show Coming to Town

    Magician O. P. Sharma holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Well-known magician O. P. Sharma is all set to regale the people of Patna as he prepares to open his show at the Ravindra Bhawan on Tuesday.

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  • Bihar Observes World Environment Day

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the World Environment Day in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function to mark the World Environment Day at Patna's Ravindra Bhawan on Sunday, appealed to the people of Bihar to plant more trees and raise their awareness about the evils of plastic bags that end up in cities sewerage causing immense problem for the citizens.

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  • RJD Rally against Nitish Administration

    RJD rally in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders in Patna on Sunday took out a march against the NDA administration in Bihar saying the Nitish government had failed on all fronts and it was time to expose it for its 'do-nothing' attitude giving rise to crime and corruption in the state.

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  • JP Remembered on Total Revolution Anniversary

    Governor Debananda Konwar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paying floral tribute to late Jaya Prakash Narain at his statue in Patna on Sunday.Patna: Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Sunday, paid floral tribute to veteran socialist leader late Jaya Prakash Narayan to mark the launching of 'Total Revolution' against the Indira Gandhi government in the '70s.

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  • Bihar Doctors Threaten Mass Retirement

    Bihar doctors holding an organizational meeting in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Doctors in Bihar, at the meeting of the working committee of the Bihar State Health Service Association (BSHSA) in Patna on Sunday, threatened to take mass voluntary retirement if their demands were not met by August 5 this year.

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  • LJP Chief Comes out of Political Hibernation

    LJP activists burning the effigies of Bihar government in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Ram Vilas Paswan, coming out of a self-imposed exiled from politics following his party's crushing defeat in the last Assembly polls in Bihar, on Saturday, indicated that he may be down but he was not out and had no intention of changing his political strategy that was to bring down the NDA government that, he said, was a total failure on all accounts.

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  • Dharna in Support of Baba Ramdeo

    Havan in support of Baba Ramdeo's hunger strike against corruption.

    Patna: Hundreds of people, including many students and children in Patna on Sunday, sat on a day-long dharna at the Kargil Chowk in support of Baba Ramdeo's hunger strike at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan against institutionalized corruption and ill-gotten money stashed in foreign banks by nation's leaders and senior government officials.

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  • Film on Bihar's Martyrs to be Made

    Press conference on the film being made on Bihar martyrs.

    Patna: I-Creation Entertainment and Lila Films representatives, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said they were in the process of making a film on seven martyrs of Bihar who lost their lives during the Independence struggle in 1942.

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  • LS Speaker Meets with Super 30 Students

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar meeting with Super 30 students in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, in Patna on Friday, met with Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, and his students who recently cracked the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exams (IIT-JEE).

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  • Nitish Stands behind his Record on Minority Issue

    Sushil Kumar Modi (L), Abdul Bari Siddiqui (Center), and Nitish Kumar at a seminar on minority issues in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a seminar on minority issues organized by a private news channel in Patna on Thursday, said that the state government had implemented a number of schemes in Bihar to improve the social and economic conditions of the Muslims who had been an ignored lot for a number of years.

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  • Workshop on Human Trafficking

    State Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah at a workshop on human trafficking in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Social Welfare minister Parveen Amanullah, at a day-long workshop on the rehabilitation of young victims of human trafficking, said that cross-border trafficking remained a major cause of concern for Bihar because of its proximity to Nepal where most children and women end up once caught up in this shameful social evil.

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  • Missing Son of BJP MLA Recovered

    BJP MLA Ramanand Ram.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday night recovered the son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Bakhri in Begusarai district Ramanand Ram from Hajipur railway station a day after he was reported missing following a family dispute.

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  • RJD Mounts Pressure on NDA

    RJD leaders Ram Kripal Yadav and Shakeel Ahmed Khan at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan, at a press meeting in Patna on Wednesday, slammed the Nitish government over Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar saying Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was under pressure from his ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that did not want him to sack the minister.

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  • JetLite Flight Scare; Hit by Bird

    JetLite flight gets hit by a bird at Patna Airport on Wednesday morning.

    Patna: Passengers of JetLite Flight S2-721 coming to Patna from Mumbai via Ranchi had a scare on Wednesday morning when their plane got hit by a bird during the landing of the plane at Patna's Jaya Prakash Narain International Airport.

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  • Hole-in-One for Patna's Young Golfer

    Aman Raj hits a hole-in-one in Bangalore on Wednesday.

    Patna: Patna's junior golf prodigy Aman Raj, on the second day of the Karnataka Golf Association Tournament in Bangalore on Wednesday, shot a hole-in-one on his way to end at even par for the day while remaining at fifth place on the leaderboard with two more rounds to go.

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  • Vat Savitri Puja Observed

    Women observing Vat Puja in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Married women in Patna on Wednesday observed the Vat Savitri Puja to wish for their husbands' longevity by tying sacred thread around Vat (Bunyan) trees.

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  • MLA's Son Missing after Family Dispute

    BJP MLA Ramanand Ram talking to reporters in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Bakhri in Begusarai district Ramanand Ram, on Wednesday, filed a report of missing person after his 15-year old son Rahul Kumar failed to return home following a minor domestic dispute.

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  • Children Learn Art of Mithila Painting

    Children learn the art of Mithila painting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Dozens of children in Patna under the banner of Kilkari on Wednesday began an 8-day course on Mithila painting, a regional art facing steady decline if not taught to children at young age.

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  • Health Services Paralyzed by Doctors' Strike

    A health care worker sleeping in an ambulance due to Doctors' strike on Tuesday.

    Patna: Doctors in Bihar under the banner of Bihar State Health Services Association (BSHSA) on Tuesday claimed total success of their day-long strike in protest against the brutal killing of Dr. Buddhadeo Singh inside Gopalganj Jail on Sunday night.

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  • Urban Dev. Minister Refuses to Step Down

    Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar.

    Patna: Prem Kumar, the Urban Development Minister, who is under the radar of the opposition leaders, on Tuesday refused to step down from his post saying he had no intention to yield to his political opponents' demand when he had not done anything wrong.

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  • CM Honors Successful Students

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar giving a laptop and a check for Rs. 15,000 to Kundan Kumar of Sitamarhi for topping in CBSE exams.

    Patna: Continuing to encourage students to reach for the sky, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met with Kundan Kumar of Sitamarhi who, along with Shalini Yadav of Khagaul, topped in the matriculation exams in the state scoring 460 out of 500.

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  • CBSE Failed Students Cry Foul

    Students who failed in the CBSE exams protest in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Dozens of youths in Patna on Tuesday staged a protest against the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) accusing it of massive irregularities in the Class XII results that led to the failure of many smart and deserving students.

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  • Inclusive, Sustained Growth for Bihar: Ahluwalia

    Five Chief Minister's meet in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: On the first day of the 2-day meeting of five Chief Ministers in Patna on Monday, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairperson Planning Commission, assured Bihar of due consideration of the state's interest in the 12th Five Year Plan.

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  • CPI Hoping for a Revival in Bihar

    CPI leader A. B. Bardhan in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary A. B. Bardhan, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, said the party that has seen decline in its membership in the last few years was ready to reinvent and reintroduce itself to fight for social injustice across the nation.

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  • PU Students Demand Extension of Library Hours

    PU students protesting on Monday.

    Patna: Students of Patna University on Monday protested outside the university library to press for their demands for keeping the library open for 24 hours instead of its stunted 12 hours after anti-social elements in the campus vandalized the building last month.

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  • Doctor Dies after Severe Beating by Jail Inmates

    Body of Dr. Buddhadeo Singh brought to his Patna home.

    Patna: In a shocking incident, inmates of Gopalganj Jail on Sunday afternoon severely beat up a prison doctor who had gone there to check up on a prisoner. The doctor died on his way to the hospital.

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  • JD-U MP Receives Extortion SMSs

    JD-U MP showing text message demanding extortion money from him.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Monday lodged an FIR against unidentified criminals who sent text messages to the Janata Dal-U leader and Lok Sabha MP from Samastipur Maheshwar Hazari demanding Rs. 50 lakh from him or face the killing of his son.

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  • Husband Charged with Killing his Wife, Son

    Santosh Kumar Singh (Left) charged with killing his wife (Right) and their 7-year old son (second from right). (Family photo obtained by PatnaDaily.Com)

    Patna: A day after a mother and son were found murdered in their home in Mainpura under Pataliputra police station, authorities in Patna on Sunday arrested the woman's husband Santosh Kumar Singh and charged him with killing his wife and 7-year old son.

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  • Montek, Wife take a Cruise in Ganga

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia and his wife take a boat ride in the Ganges in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who arrived in Patna on Sunday to participate in the 2-day meet of five Chief Ministers to open on Monday, took a tour of the Ganges on a special boat along with his wife Isher and a number of senior Bihar officials.

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  • Matric Topper Gets a Surprise Visit from CM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar feeding sweets to matriculation co-topper Shalini Yadav at her home in Phulwarisharif on Sunday.

    Patna: Much to the shock and surprise of Shalini Yadav, the co-topper in the matriculation exam in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Sunday, paid a visit to her home in Phulwarisharif and congratulated her for her success.

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  • LJP Trains its Gun on another Bihar Minister

    LJP leaders hold a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: After claiming credit for the removal and eventual arrest of former Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, doubled down on their attack against the NDA government in Bihar by demanding the removal of Urban Development Minister Prem Kumar saying Kumar was also an absconder who had hid this information from the election commission in the last Assembly polls.

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  • CM Reviews Progress on Hospital Works

    CM visiting site of an AIIMS-style hospital in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday morning visited the site in Phulwarisharif where construction of the proposed hospital on the pattern of the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) is coming up.

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  • Double Murder Shocks Patna'ites

    Patna Police quizzing Santosh Kumar Singh, husband of Ranju Devi who, along with her daughter, was found murdered in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Saturday launched an investigation into the double homicide involving a woman and her 10-year old boy that has left people in Mainpura area shocked and mystified considering the inconsistencies in the account of the husband and father of the victims.

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  • Protest over TET Forms; Sale Suspended

    Protest over shortage of TET forms and bank drafts in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: The state government, in the aftermath of a day-long turbulence across the state, stopped the sale of Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) application forms until problems related with the issuance of bank drafts were resolved.

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  • Nitish Flags off 'Signature Rath' from Patna

    Nitish Kumar flags off Signature Rath from Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Saturday flagged off a number of vehicles to various districts in Bihar in an attempt to collect one crore signature demanding special status for the state.

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  • Nitish Reviews Kosi Flood Readiness

    Nitish Kumar returning to Patna after reviewing Kosi embankment work in Birpur on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who visited the Kosi region in Supaul district on Friday, upon his return to Patna, told the reporters that he was disappointed with the Central government for not engaging Nepal on water issue in view of the annual flooding in Bihar due to opening of the floodgates and dumping millions of gallons water in the Kosi river.

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  • Patna Ready to Deal with Water-logging: Modi

    Sushil Kumar Modi holding a meeting on water-logging problem in Patna.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, in Patna on Friday, held a meeting of ministers, legislators, and top government officials to review the preparedness of the city to deal with water-logging in view of the impending monsoon season.

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  • CBSE Results Out; Girls Outshine Boys

    Patna girls celebrating their success in CBSE exams.

    Patna: Patna girls once again trumped over their male counterparts in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams the results of which were announced on Friday.

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  • Yet Another Girl Commits Suicide in Patna

    Patna girl commits suicide by jumping in front of a running train on Friday.

    Patna: Failure to succeed in the CBSE exams claimed yet another life of a teenager when 18-year old Anjali Kumari, a resident of Jai Mahavir Colony in Bahadurpur in Patna, jumped in front of a running train ending her life.

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  • Pandit Nehru Remembered

    Bihar Governor, CM pay tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru on Friday.Patna: Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday paid homage to nation's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru to mark his 47th death anniversary.

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  • Six Criminals Arrested while Committing Robbery

    Six criminals arrested while committing robbery in Fatuha on Friday.

    Patna: Patna police on late Friday night arrested six armed robbers in action as they tried to steal valuables from the Reliance Company warehouse located in Fatuha, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Alok Kumar said.

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  • Adani Group to Invest in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding meeting with Adani Group officials on Thursday.

    Patna: Adani Group Power Limited Chairperson Gautam Adani on Thursday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and expressed his interest in investing in Bihar to the tune of Rs. 7,000 crore.

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  • Ex-Cooperative Minister Surrenders

    Former Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh surrenders before a court on Thursday.

    Patna: Nineteen years after a case of incendiary speech was lodged against him, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh surrendered before a court after Aurangabad Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashutosh Khetan, on Thursday, rejected his bail plea.

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  • RJD Leaders Hint at the Return of Lalu

    RJD leaders Ram Kripal Yadav and Abdul Bari Siddiqui at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Abdul Bari Siddiqui and Ram Kripal Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, declared the last six months of the Nitish administration a 'huge failure' during which crime rate soared through the roof despite claims of good governance by the Chief Minister.

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  • Two Arrested for Selling Fake Auto Parts

    Police arrests two men for selling fake auto parts in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday raided two shops located within Raja Market on Exhibition Road and seized a number of cheap knock-offs of auto parts and lubricants bearing names of national and international brands to the tune of several lakh rupees.

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  • Super30, Rahmani 30 Students Crack IIT-JEE

    Students celebrate success in IIT-JEE in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: A record number of students from Bihar cracked the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Test (IIT-JEE) this year, including 24 of the 30 students coached under the tutelage of Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, and 34 of the 91 students coached by Abhyanand under various banners including Rahmani Super 30 and Magadh Super 30 in Patna and Gaya respectively.

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  • Agricultural Festival Opens in Patna

    Farmers proudly display their products at Agricultural Festival in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while inaugurating the annual Agricultural Development Festival at the Mithapur Agricultural Farm campus on Wednesday, reiterated the NDA government's resolve to turn Bihar into an agrarian powerhouse ultimately ushering the state into the 'developed state' category.

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  • Patna Zoo Welcomes Baby Rhino

    Rhino born at Patna Zoo on Wednesday.

    Patna: Four days after the people of Patna welcomed the birth of a baby giraffe, the Patna Zoo was blessed with a baby rhino that was born within the zoo confines at around 12:50 pm on Wednesday.

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  • IGNOU Holds Graduation Ceremony

    IGNOU holds graduation ceremony in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Wednesday held its convocation at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir as 3,915 students, dressed in the traditional graduation robe, received their diplomas in a number of subjects.

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  • Paswan Ready to Return to Political Scene

    LJP state president Pashupati Kumar Paras holding a press meet in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Pashupati Kumar Paras, at a press meeting in Patna on Tuesday, said that his brother and LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan was ready to return to politics after taking a 6-month hiatus following the shellacking that the opposition parties took in the last Assembly elections in Bihar.

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  • Modi Urges Governor to Okay New Bills

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, apparently peeved at the dilly-dallying by Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar over 14 new bills introduced by the state legislature, on Tuesday appealed to the Governor to give his nod so the state could move forward in the right direction.

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  • Couple Robbed at Gunpoint in Patna

    Reshmi Sinha crying with her sister after she was robbed in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Criminals in Patna under Kotwali police station on Tuesday held a married couple at gunpoint and snatched Rs. 1.25 lakh in cash that the couple had just minutes ago withdrawn from a bank.

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  • Twelfth Phase of Panchayat Poll Completed

    Panchayat election being held in Aurangabad district on Tuesday.

    Patna: The seemingly never-ending Panchayat elections in Bihar completed the 12th phase of the staggered polls after voters went to the polling booths in Gaya, Jamui, Aurangabad, and Banka on Tuesday amidst threat from the extremists in three of the four districts.

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  • Corruption Focal Point at NDA Meet

    NDA leaders in Bihar holding a meeting in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while holding the monthly meeting of the NDA leaders and workers at his residence in Patna on Monday, appealed to them to get tougher with corrupt politicians and government officials to rid Bihar from unscrupulous people who did not have the best interest for Bihar in their hearts.

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  • Seminar on Gender Studies at MM College

    Seminar on Gender Study at Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: B. R. Ambedkar University Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Padmasha Jha, on Monday, said that merely giving bikes to girl students in villages was not enough to secure a good future for them but a well thought-out plan entailing their job guarantee after their schools would yield better long-term results.

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  • PU Students Demand Extended Library Hours

    PU students protesting at Patna University library on Monday.

    Patna: Students of Patna University on Monday protested against the administration's decision to keep the university library open for only 12 hours instead of the usual 24 hours saying if the officials failed to reinstate the old schedule, they would be forced to launch an agitation to press for their demands.

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  • CM Announces Compensation for Accident Victims

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    Patna: Expressing his shock and grief over the death of 18 persons when their jeep was hit by a fast-moving train in Madhubani district on Sunday afternoon, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of Rs. 1.5 lakh to the family of each victim.

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  • Modi Gets Tough on Lending Institutes

    Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that the government would stop depositing government money in those banks that were reluctant to provide loans to the farmers and entrepreneurs.

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  • Study Pressure Leads to another Suicide in Patna

    Yet another case of suicide in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Intense pressure of study and competition within peers, yet another teenager in Patna on Sunday committed suicide leaving behind a note blaming herself for the extreme measures to end her life.

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  • Bihar Prepares to Host CM's Meet

    CM holds meeting with Bihar officials to prepare for the upcoming Chief Minister's meet in Patna.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Saturday held a meeting with senior government officials including Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee, Development Commissioner K. C. Saha, and Directory General of Police (DGP) Neelmani to review preparation for the two-day regional conference of the Chief Ministers organized by the Planning Commission.

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  • Saturday Storm Downs Power, Cell Phones

    Pre-monsoon storm wreaks havoc in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: A sudden pre-monsoon tempest lashed Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday causing devastation in many regions, including in Patna where dozens of trees fell on electricity poles causing power outages in the western part of the city for several hours.

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  • Giraffe Born at Patna Zoo

    New-born giraffe playing with her parents at Patna Zoo on Saturday.

    Patna: Just days after the Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Garden in Patna lost its prized female tiger Ram due to ailments related to old age, the park welcomed the birth of a male giraffe on Saturday raising the number of the world's tallest animal to eight.

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  • First River Policing System Launched

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating Bihar's first river police station in Fatuha on Friday.

    Patna: In another first for the state of Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at Fatuha on Friday, inaugurated the 'police station on the river' – a unique concept designed to keep criminal elements from committing a variety of crimes by using the river as their safe escape route.

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  • High-tech License Plates Coming to Bihar

    Transport Minister Brishan Patel at a press meet in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Bihar Transport Minister Brishan Patel, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, said that the state was seriously considering introducing high-tech license plates for vehicles that would make it tougher for vehicle thieves and ultra left extremists who steal vehicles to commit heinous crime in the Naxal infested areas.

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  • Bihar to Get Tougher on Tobacco Use

    Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey at a meeting on tobacco laws in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey, while inaugurating a program on the evils of tobacco use in Patna on Friday, appealed to the health officials and drug inspectors to kick the habit of cigarette and chewing tobacco before trying to implement the state's anti-tobacco law.

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  • CM Releases Books on Bihar

    CM releases book on Bihar in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the new book center of the noted publishing house Prabhat Prakashan in Patna on Friday, released 43 new books including books by former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Pankaj Jha, and Mamata Mehrotra.

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  • Ramadhar Singh Resigns from Nitish Cabinet

    Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh at a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: With pressure mounting from every side for his ouster, Bihar Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh, in Patna on Thursday, resigned from the Nitish cabinet saying he did not wish to embarrass Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and would stay out of active politics until he settled the matter with the legal system.

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  • Job-seekers Duped; Police Search for Culprits

    Men from Haryana and Delhi after being cheated by a fake employment agency in Patna.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Thursday launched a manhunt for the owners and staff of one IRB Company located within the Deena Tower under Gandhi Maidan police station after a number of people from Delhi and Haryana lodged a complaint of fraud involving a fake employment agency.

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  • Prime Minister's Effigy Burnt by Youth JD-U

    JD-U activists burn the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday.

    Patna: The student wing of the Janata Dal-U on Thursday torched the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Dak Bungalow Crossing in Patna to protest against the surge in the price of petrol and its adverse impact on the 'aam aadmi'.

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  • Golf: Aman Raj Tied for Second Place

    Aman Raj, young golfer from Patna.

    NOIDA: Patna's young golf phenom Aman Raj, playing in the Northern Indian National Junior/Sub-junior Golf Tournament being played at Noida Golf Club, at the end of the third round of the 4-day competition on Thursday, was tied for the second place at 213, only three strokes behind the leader, Tarundeep Chaddha of Chandigarh.

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  • Woman Seeks Justice following Husband's Murder in Assam

    Meena Devi seeking justice before Patna DM on Thursday.

    Patna: Meena Devi, the wife of Ashok Kumar, a migrant labor who was killed by ultras in Assam on May 3 this year, took up her case with Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh on Thursday demanding justice that was promised to her by the state government.

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  • Nitish Focuses on Corruption at Bankers' Meet

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi at the bankers' meet in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, in Patna on Tuesday, held a high-level meeting with the state bankers to review the functioning and the effectiveness of the lending institutes that are partially being blamed for some of the economic woes in Bihar thanks to the massive red tape in the system.

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  • RJD Seeks Governor's Help in Removing Minister

    RJD leaders coming out of Governor's House on Wednesday.

    Patna: A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation led by the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui met with Bihar Governor Debananda Konwar and submitted a memorandum to him to demand the removal of Cooperative Minister Ramadhar Singh for 'being an absconder for last 16 years'.

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  • People should Rise against Corruption: Swamy

    Former Central Minister Subramanian Swamy in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Former Central Minister Subramanian Swamy, while attending a seminar on 'Corruption: Solution and Public's Role in its Eradication' in Patna on Wednesday appealed to the people to rise against corruption at all levels and demand swift justice against those convicted of crime.

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  • 10TH Phase of Panchayat Polls in the Book

     Bihar Election Commissioner J. K. Dutta.

    Patna: The 10th phase of the ongoing Panchayat polls in Bihar came to an end on Wednesday as an estimated 63% voters turned out at over 15,000 polling booths scattered across the state in 21 districts.

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  • ICSE Results Declared; Ishita Tops

    Students celebrating their success in ICSE exams in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: It was a day of celebration for thousands of students in Bihar as the Indian School Certificate Education (ICSE) announced the results for class X and XII on Tuesday with International School's Shri Ishita standing alone at the top of the list nearly acing the test by scoring 97.8%.

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  • Nitish Inaugurates Radio Station for Farmers

    Nitish Kumar inaugurates farmers' radio station on Tuesday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday, using a remote control, inaugurated two community radio stations designed to inform farmers of development in various governmental schemes and provide news and reporting pertaining to latest technological breakthrough in the field of agriculture.

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  • RJD Leader Slams CM for Harboring 'Absconder'

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the opposition in Bihar Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, called Ramadhar Singh, the Cooperative Minister, an absconder and questioned his inclusion in the Nitish Cabinet.

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  • Modi Blames Banks for Failing to Reach Target

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding his Janata Durbar at his office on Tuesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while holding a public meeting at his office in Patna on Tuesday, once again reiterated the government's resolve to mount pressure on the commercial banks to provide loans at low interests to farmers and businessmen in the state while cutting down on the red tape.

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  • CM Blames Center for Bihar's Energy Woes

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after the conclusion of his weekly meeting with public on Monday, lashed out at the Center for playing political games with Bihar on the issue of power shortage in the state.

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  • 6-month old Girl Survives Fall from Gandhi Setu

    Six month old girl survives fall from Ganga Bridge in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Fishermen near the Gandhi Setu in Patna under Alamganj police station on Monday, after seeing a woman jump from the bridge, rushed to her rescue but failed to save her life though the woman's six month old girl, clinging to her mother's body, was pulled out to safety with only some minor bruises.

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  • CM Flags off New Bus Service in Patna

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar flagging off new bus service in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: After years of anticipation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday, flagged off 70 brand new Tata Marco Polo buses from the Secretariat as part of a new fleet of public transportation to be run in the city under Public Private Partnership scheme.

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  • Protests over Petrol Price Hike

    JD-U protest over hike in petrol price.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U activists in Patna on Sunday took out a protest rally to condemn the latest hike in petrol price by Rs. 5 per liter calling the move politically motivated and an assault on the middle class.

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  • Candle-light Vigil for AIDS Victims

    Candle-light vigil in memory of AIDS victims in Bihar.

    Patna: Hundreds of citizens in Patna on Sunday took a candle-light vigil in observance of the 28th International AIDS Memorial to mark the loss of thousands of lives due to AIDS.

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  • IGIMS to have Kidney Transplant Center

    Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Bihar Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Sunday said that Bihar would soon have its first kidney transplant center at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.

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  • Patna Gears up for Brand New Bus Service

    New bus services to hug the streets of Patna from Sunday.

    Patna: The city of Patna is all set to get a completely new line of swanky buses as part of the public transportation as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar readies to flag them off from Samwad Bhawan on Sunday.

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  • CM Inaugurates Shooting Range in Kalyanbigha

    CM inaugurates indoor shooting range in Nalanda district on Saturday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday inaugurated the Nalanda Indoor Shooting Range at Kalyanbigha in Nalanda district where he gave away prizes to boys and girls for successfully completing the training program.

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  • CM Holds Meeting to Discuss Industrial Policy

    CM Nitish Kumar holding a meeting of the industry department in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Friday held a meeting of his Cabinet members and senior officials to review the proposed New Industrial Incentive Policy (NIIP) aimed to boost industrial investment in Bihar.

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  • Mayawati's Effigy Burnt by Congress Activists

    Congress activists burn effigy of UP CM Mayawati in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Congress activists in Patna on Friday burnt an effigy of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to protest the arrest of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in Bhatta Parsaul in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Gates Foundation Rep, Health Minister Review Progress

    Ashwini Kumar Choubey holding a meeting with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation representative in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Patna on Friday met with Ashok Alexander, the chief of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, India Chapter, to review health-related works being conducted in the state.

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  • Patna Saheb Railway Incident to be Probed

    Fight breaks out between para-military jawans and train passengers at Patna City on Thursday.

    Patna: Railways authority in Patna on Friday announced the launching of a high-level probe into the Thursday incident at Patna Saheb railway station where dozens of para-military jawans clashed with passengers of 13039 Up Howrah-Delhi Janata Express leading to an all-out riot resulting in the injuries of more than a dozen people.

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  • CM Holds Meeting with Central Energy Minister

    Nitish Kumar meeting Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi on Thursday.

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a meeting with Central Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi on Thursday, asked for a raise in the energy quota for Bihar saying the state's needs had changed and without more power, development could not be achieved in the stipulated timeframe.

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  • Minister Blames Center for Traffic Woes

    Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, accused the Central government of neglecting Bihar by failing to allow construction of four lanes on certain national highways passing through the state and for showing extreme reluctance on the rebuilding of two bridges over the Ganges.

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  • Family Planning Campaign Launched in Bihar

    Mid Media Activity to promote family planning launched on Thursday.

    Patna: In the battle against rising population in Bihar, the State Health Society (SHS) on Thursday launched the Mid Media Activity to promote family planning and safe sex practices among people in 10 districts.

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  • 8th Phase of Panchayat Poll Completed

    Panchayat polling at Digha near Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Elections were held at more than 12,000 booths in 34 districts in Bihar on Thursday for the 8th phase of the ongoing Panchayat polls as 61.82% of the eligible voters cast their ballots amidst tight security.

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  • Singh Equates Signature Drive to Hazare's Pursuit

    JD-U meeting in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Janata Dal state president Vashisht Narayan Singh, equating the party's ongoing signature campaign for special status for Bihar to Anna Hazare's anti-corruption drive, said that the goal to collect one crore signature would be attained in a month.

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  • Lone Male Tiger at Patna Zoo Dies

    File photo Ram, the male tiger, who died at Patna Zoo on Tuesday.

    Patna: Patna's Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Garden suffered a major setback on Tuesday after its lone male tiger 'Ram', a major park attraction, passed away of old age.

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  • Jehanabad's Son Wins Shrawan Kumar Award

    Shrawan Kumar award ceremony in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at the annual Shrawan Kumar Award ceremony at Mahavir Temple in Patna on Wednesday, honored children with exceptional dedication towards their parents despite all odds against them.

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  • Children Enjoy Swimming Pool at Summer Camp

    Children enjoying summer camp at a local swimming pool in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Students of Montessori School in Patna on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing summer camp, enjoyed the cool, refreshing water of the swimming pool at Hotel Pataliputra Ashok under close supervision of expert swimmers.

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  • Four Arrested for Carrying Arms in Ambulance

    Police recover arms from an ambulance on Tuesday.

    Patna: Patna police, at the wee hours on Tuesday, intercepted an ambulance and seized two pistols and three cartridges while also arresting four men in the connection.

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  • Anti-encroachment Drive Ineffective

     

    Anti-encroachment drive on Bailey Road in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: For the third day in a row, district administration in Patna on Tuesday continued their anti-encroachment drive on Bailey Road where illegal constructions, in some places, take up more than half of the roads making it extremely difficult for normal traffic to pass.

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  • Super 30's Anand Kumar to be Honored in Doha

     

    Super 30's Anand Kumar.

    Patna: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, whose novel initiative has helped several students from poor families crack the IIT-JEE, will be conferred the prestigious 'Education in Excellence Award-2011' in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on May 13.

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  • Bombs Discovered in Field; Diffused

    Bomb squad diffuse bombs found in Rupaspur on Tuesday.Patna: Anti-bomb squad in Patna on Tuesday diffused 30 live bombs at a field under Rupaspur police station just outside the city limit thus thwarting possible attempts to disrupt Panchayat polls the 8th phase of which is to be held on Thursday.

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  • CM's Bungalow to Go Solar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the conclusion of the first Janata Durbar since his return from his official trip to Bhutan, said that soon his official residence at 1 Anne Marg would be powered by solar energy eliminating the need for dependency on the state electricity board to light the premises.

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  • Functions to Mark Tagore's Birth Anniversary

    Rabindranath Tagore birth anniversary observed in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Monday paid rich tribute to poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore to mark his 150th birth anniversary at a function held at the local Rabindra Bhawan.

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  • Health Dept. Takes Steps to Improve Efficiency

    Ashwini Choubey unveiling new complaint system for health department on Monday.

    Patna: Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Monday launched a new complaint center at the Health department to address people's concerns in an attempt to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the department.

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  • Slain Woman's Body Recovered from Pond

    Woman's murdered body recovered from a pond in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Passers-by in Patna under Alamganj police station on Monday spotted the body of a 20-something woman who appeared to have died after someone slit her throat with a large, sharp knife.

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  • Businessman Stabbed to Death in Digha

    Road jam in Digha after the murder of a businessman.

    Patna: Criminals in Digha in Patna on late Sunday night stabbed and killed a 20-year old man, a building material supplier, causing a panic in the area.

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  • Union Minister Lays Foundation Stone of NIT

    Central Minister for State D. Purandeshwari laying the foundation stone of NIT in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Union minister of state for Human Resources and Development D. Purandeswari, in Patna on Sunday, laid the foundation stone of a state-of-the-art student center and three hostels, including one for girls, at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), formerly known as Bihar College of Engineering.

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  • Neurology Meet in Patna Opens

    Shatrughan Sinha and Tarakant Jha during the opening of the neurology meet in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Tarakant Jha, Bihar Legislative Council chairperson, in Patna on Sunday, inaugurated the Neurology Update-2011 conference as actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha joined him as the chief guest to kick-off the event.

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  • Raid in Hotel; 16 Arrested on Indecency Charge

    Girls arrested during a raid at a Patna Hotel on Sunday morning trying to hide their faces.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Sunday arrested 16 persons, including four women, from a hotel on Frazer Road for engaging in sexually explicit acts in the name of Bachelor's Party.

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  • Mother's Day - Vatsalya Hospital Style

    Foundation Day of Mahavir Vatsalya Hospital in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Hospital officials at the 5th annual day function of the Mahavir Vatsalya Hospital in Patna on Sunday honored a number of mothers and handed out a booklet containing a plethora of useful information on parenting and raising healthy children.

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  • Sudden Dust Storm Engulfs Patna

    Dust storm in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Patna, without any prior warning from the weather experts, suddenly found itself slammed by a massive dust storm and light rain disrupting traffic in many areas while also causing a few fender-benders in some busy areas.

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  • Nutritional Food at Budget Price at MM College

    Recipe contest at Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Students and teachers at Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Saturday held a 'Nutritional Cooking at Low Price' contest where Idli, the ever-popular South Indian dish, beat others for being the healthiest food providing more bang for the buck.

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  • Mother's Day Celebrated at Patna Schools

    Mother's Day celebrated at Tender Heart School in Patna.

    Patna: Kids across the state capital on Saturday celebrated Mother's Day by holding functions at their schools where they honored their moms for taking care of them, nurturing them, and providing them the loving environment where they have an opportunity to grow in a positive manner.

    Children, whose moms where invited to the schools, handed out Mother's Day cards, cakes, and sweets to mark the event as mothers too played games with the children and held story-telling sessions.

    At Tender Hearts International School, various contests were held in dance, best-dressed and best story-teller categories. Prizes were given out by school director Rajiv Bhargava who commended moms for being the 'first teacher' in their children's life.

    Similar events were held at Montessori School in New Yarpur, Shamrock Kids School, Kidzee Play School, and Euro Kid's School in Gardanibagh.

  • St. Xavier's School Holds Annual Function

    Annual function at Patna's St. Xavier's School on Saturday.

    Patna: Current and past students of St. Xavier's School in Patna, and their family members on Saturday enjoyed an evening filled with music and dance as the school celebrated its annual function at the school campus in the presence of a number of eminent Patna personalities.

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  • Five Youths Drown in Danapur

    Rescue workers attempting to recover drowning victims in Danapur on Friday.

    Patna: Tragedy struck in Danapur on Friday when five boys, during a cremation at Peepapul Ghat, drowned in the Ganges in full view of a number of people.

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  • Warrant against Congress Leader Mukul Wasnik

    Congress leader Mukul Wasnik. (file photo)

    Muzaffarpur: A Muzaffarpur court on Friday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and Central Social Justice and Right Minister Mukul Wasnik ordering him to appear before the court before June 14.

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  • Sixth Phase of Panchayat Poll Ends

    6th phase of Panchayat polls held on Friday.

    Patna: The sixth phase of the Bihar Panchayat elections passed off with sporadic case of as more than 62 percent voters turned up at 12,683 booths to caste their ballots amidst heavy security.

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  • Eminent Neurologists to Meet in Patna

    Dr. Ashok Kumar, the HOD Neurology Dept of the IGIMS, at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Prominent neurologists from across the nation would gather in Patna on Sunday, May 8, to attend Neurology Update 2011 being organized jointly by the Indian Epilepsy Association (Bihar Chapter) and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), Patna.

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  • Nitish, Bhutan King Hold Meeting

    Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk in Thimphu on Thursday.

    Patna: On the second day of his visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, met with king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and discussed a variety of economic, social, and cultural issues of mutual interests.

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  • Suspended JD-U MLC Alleges Threat on Life

    JD-U MLC Prem Kumar Mani talking to police in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Suspended Janata Dal-U MLC Prem Kumar Mani on Thursday lodged an FIR against unidentified persons alleging his house on Daroga Rai Path was broken into Wednesday night with intent to kill him.

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  • Gold Sale Soars on Akshay Tritiya

    Sale of gold jeweleries brisk in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: People in Patna on Thursday observed 'Akshay Tritiya' by opening up their wallets to buy gold jewelries at dozens of jewelry shops across the state capital.

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  • Bus Accident Damages Hut in Danapur

    A mob torches a bus in Danapur on Thursday.

    Patna: An angry mob in Danapur on Thursday morning blocked the road and torched a bus after the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed it into a hut causing substantial damage to it.

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  • Nitish Arrives in Bhutan on a 4-day Visit

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley in Thimphu on Wednesday.

    Thimphu, Bhutan: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Bhutan on Wednesday on a 4-day official visit during which he would discuss a number of mutual issues with the Bhutanese government including sharing hydroelectric energy and advancing tourisms between Bihar and the host nation.

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  • Abducted Boy's Body Recovered; Two Arrested

    Workers dig out a boring-hole in Khagaul on Wednesday to recover the body of the murdered school boy.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna on Wednesday recovered the body of Rohit Kumar, a Class X student of DAV School in Khagaul, who went missing while returning from his coaching class in Khagaul last Sunday.

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  • Govt. Overlooking Power Theft: Siddiqui

    RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and the leader of the opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, accused the Nitish administration of being complicit in the theft of power to the tune of over Rs. 4,000 crore.

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  • Teacher Beaten Up following Charges of Molestation

    Teacher beaten up following charges of molestation in Patna City on Wednesday.

    Patna: An angry mob in Patna City under Menhdiganj police station on Wednesday beat up a government school teacher after a girl student accused him of trying to molest her at the school.

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  • Dr. Kalam Pleased with Development in Bihar

    Former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who has developed a special bond with Bihar because of its rich history, the sheer ruggedness of its people in the face of adversity, and the state's vast economic potential, arrived in Patna on Tuesday and held an hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar where he praised the administration for taking a number of measures to bring positive changes in the state.

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  • Fifth Phase of Panchayat Polls Ends

    State Election Commissioner J. K. Dutta holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: The 5th phase of the 10-phase state Panchayat elections came to an end on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands of voters cast their votes in 51 blocks across the state amidst tight security.

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  • Police Arrests Man for Defrauding Job-seekers

    Man arrested for defrauding youths.

    Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday arrested a man on charges of defrauding dozens of youths by promising to get them a job in a private news channel Azad News in return of hundreds of thousands of rupees.

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  • Security Up at Patna Airport following Osama's Death

    Security tight at Patna Airport following the killing of Osama bin Laden.

    Patna: Security at Patna's Jai Prakash Narain International Airport on Monday was tightened following the killing of international terrorist and the world's most wanted fugitive Osama bin Laden by a team of American commandos in Pakistan on Sunday.

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  • Policemen Hurt in Landmine Blast

    Landmines in Muzaffarpur district hurt three men, including a police officer, on Monday.

    Muzaffarpur: Naxal extremists in Muzaffarpur district under Siwapatti police station on Monday blew up a police jeep using landmines injuring three policemen, including a police station in-charge.

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  • Review of Programs for Poor Upper Caste People

    Meeting to review effectiveness of social programs meant to improve the condition of poor people belonging to upper castes in Bihar.

    Patna: In the first ever meeting of the Bihar Rajya Sawarna Ayog (BRSA) in Patna on Monday, the core committee members said that it would launch a 'fact-finding' campaign starting May 25 to evaluate the effectiveness of various social schemes meant to uplift the conditions of the poor people belonging to various upper castes.

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  • JD-U Spokesperson Resigns from his Post

    rajiv_ranjanPatna: Janata Dal-U state general secretary and spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan Prasad, following allegations of irregularities in his financial dealings, resigned from his party posts on Sunday.

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  • Top Maoist Leaders Arrested

    Seven hard-core Naxalites arrested in Bihar on Saturday.

    Patna: Authorities in Bihar on Saturday, acting on a tip-off, arrested seven hard-core Maoist extremists from Barsoi village in Katihar district and brought them to Patna where they await being arraigned in a court.

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  • Function in Honor of Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad

    Shekhar Suman and Shatrughan Sinha at the 83rd birth anniversary of Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, in Patna on Saturday, inaugurated a function marked to observe the 83rd birth anniversary of late Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad in the presence of Dr. Prasad's son and actor Shekhar Suman, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha, other NDA leaders.

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  • 61% Voting in Fourth Phase of Panchayat Polls

    4th phase of Panchayat polls in Bihar on Saturday.

    Patna: The fourth phase of the state Panchayat elections came to an end on Saturday with violence reported from a number of constituencies despite heavy security near polling booths across 37 districts where polls were being held today.

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  • Human Chain to Push for Corruption-free India

    Anti-corruptoin rally in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Hundreds of supporters of social activist Anna Hazare in Patna on Saturday, under the banner of 'India against Corruption', formed a human chain at the Dak Bungalow Crossing saying they were not ready to walk away from their demand for a corruption-free India even though the leader of the movement was physically indisposed at this time.

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  • AI Pilot Strike Affects Travel Plans in Patna

    Deserted look at Patna Airport on Friday.

    Patna: Air services at Patna's Jai Prakash Narain International Airport, for the second consecutive day on Friday, remained disrupted due to the ongoing strike by the Air India pilots causing much inconvenience to the travelers.

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  • Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad Birth Anniv. on Friday

    Shekhar Suman holding a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Film and television star Shekhar Suman, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, said that the 83rd birth anniversary of his father and noted physician Dr. Phani Bhushan Prasad would be celebrated with much fanfare at the Bihar Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

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  • Man Wrongly Accused of Theft Causes Stir

    Protest over the arrest of an youth accused of stealing a cell phone on Friday.

    Patna: Khajanchi Road business owners in Patna on Friday blocked Bari Path for hours after the police arrested an employee of a textbook store charging him with stealing a customer's phone.

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  • Water, Power Shortage Ignites Protest

    Protest over waterlogging in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Tired by constant water-logging and lack of power and drinking water in their area, dozens of angry residents and small business owners in Patna City under Khajekalan police station blocked the road on Friday demanding restoration of essential services without further delay.

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  • IT Raid at JD-U Leader's Home

    IT raid at JD-U leader Rajiv Ranjan Prasad's home in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Income Tax officials in Patna on Thursday raided the house of Janata Dal-U leader and state general secretary Rajiv Ranjan Prasad and seized a number of documents and other items following reports of irregularities in his financial dealings.

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  • Woman Commits Suicide in Kankarbagh

    Woman commits suicide in Kankarbagh in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Authorities on Chandmari Road under Kankarbagh police station in Patna on Thursday recovered the body of a woman who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling on Thursday evening.

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  • Ayush Doctors End their Strike

    Ayush doctors end their 30-day strike on Thursday.

    Patna: Ayush (alternative medicines) practitioners in Patna, nearly a month after going on a strike to press for their demands, withdrew their stir following talks with government officials on Thursday.

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  • Book on Bihar's Future Released

    Book release on Thursday.

    Patna: Prabhat P. Ghosh, Director of Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), in Patna on Thursday released a book 'The Future of Bihar 2011-16' written by former Member of Parliament D. P. Yadav.

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  • Kesari Murder Case Co-accused Granted Bail

    Patna: Nawalesh Pathak, the alleged co-conspirator in the shocking murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Raj Kishore Kesari, was granted bail by Vashistha Narayan Singh, the special CBI judge in Patna on Thursday.

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  • Third Phase of Panchayat Polls in the Book

    Third phase of Panchayat elections being held in Saran on Wednesday.

    Patna: The third phase of the ongoing Panchayat elections in Bihar ended on Wednesday with a 60.53 percent turnout amidst the usual reporting of sporadic violence; attempt to intimidate voters, and firing by the security officials to discourage thugs of all stripes to disrupt polling in many constituencies.

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  • Realtor Shot Dead in Patna City

    Realtor shot dead in Khajekalan in Patna City on Wednesday.

    Patna: Rival gang-members in Patna City under Khajekalan police station on Wednesday morning showered a realtor with bullets killing him instantly before escaping by lobbing bombs to create a scare.

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  • New Facilitating Service for Commercial Taxpayers

    Sushil Kumar Modi inaugurating the new commercial tax facilitator center in Patna on Wednesday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, while inaugurating the facilitating center of the Commercial Tax Department at the Bihar Industries Association in Patna on Wednesday, asked all offices under the Finance Ministry to allocate 3 percent of their total budget for the purpose of computerizing their departments.

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  • Patna Police Busts Gang of Counterfeiters

    Fake currency racket busted in Patna on Tuesday.

    Patna: Authorities in Patna, acting on a tip-off on late Monday night, raided a house at Chandpur Bela under Jakkanpur police station and busted a gang of criminals running a counterfeit government stamps and currency printing racket.

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  • High Level Meet to Boost Agriculture in Bihar

    High level meeting on agricultural boost in Bihar.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday held a meeting of his Cabinet to chalk out plans to boost agricultural output in Bihar while turning the state into a model region for agricultural growth, management, and prosperity.

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  • SMS to Order Cooking Gas Cylinders

    Shyam Rajak inaugurating the IVRS and SMS services for ordering LPG cylinders in Patna.

    Patna: Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak, in Patna on Tuesday, launched the 24x7 Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and short-messaging system (SMS) for the convenience of cooking gas (LPG) cylinder customers who otherwise have to waste several minutes, sometimes even hours and days, to order replacement for their empty cylinders.

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  • Dr. Tejaswi Invited to HIV/AIDS Meet at UN

    Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi

    Patna: Noted Patna physician and Medical Director of Public Awareness for Healthful Approach for Living (PAHAL), Dr Diwakar Tejaswi has been invited to attend the United Nations General Assembly high level meet on HIV/AIDS to be held at UN in New York between June 8 and 10 this year.

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  • BJP Demands Actions against Sheila Dixit

    BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain at a press conference in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, at a press conference in Patna on Monday in the wake of the arrest of the former Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee chairperson Suresh Kalmadi, said the arrest came too little too late and asked the Congress to explain why justice was delayed for so long.

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  • Police Makes Arrests in Girl's Rape-Murder Case

    Patna City police arrests three men on charges of raping and killing a 10-year old girl.

    Patna: The Railway Police in Patna City on Monday, four days after a 10-year old girl was raped and murdered after being kidnapped from Patna Saheb railway station, arrested three auto-rickshaw drivers and charged them with committing the heinous crime.

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  • Newly-wed Die in Bizarre Accident

    Newly-wed couple crushed by boxes of books in Patna on Monday.

    Patna: The fact that death comes in various forms as was evident on Monday morning when people in Jai Prakash Nagar in Patna under Rajiv Nagar police station discovered the dead bodies of newly-wed Jawahar Lal and Annu Kumari buried under a pile of box containing Bibles for distribution by a local missionary outfit.

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  • Pre-paid Auto Rickshaw Service Inaugurated

    Shyam Rajak inaugurating the pre-paid auto-rickshaw service on Monday.

    Patna: Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak, from Patna Junction on Monday, inaugurated the new 3G Prepaid Auto Door-to-Door Service launched jointly by the Patna District Auto Rickshaw Drivers' Association, Auto Rickshaw Union, and Auto Men's Union.

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  • Water Scarcity Spurs Protest in Patna

    Road jam on Bailey Road following water scarcity in western Patna on Monday.

    Patna: Hundreds of angry men, women, and children took to the street in Patna on Monday to protest against severe drinking water scarcity in the western section of the state capital.

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  • RJD, LJP Demands Narendra Modi's Resignation

    LJP leaders burn the effigy of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in Patna on Sunday.

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, demanded the removal of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after a senior police official in Gujarat, in a sworn affidavit, admitted of ordering the police to look the other way when the Hindus went on a rampage against the Muslims in the aftermath of the Godhra train burning incident in 2002.

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  • Bihar Leaders Witness Ganga Aarti in Patna

    Ganga Aarti being performed at Patna's Gandhi Ghat on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, along with a number of his cabinet members, on Sunday took part in the spectacular Ganga Aarti ritual at the Gandhi Ghat in Patna in the presence of thousands of devotees and onlookers.

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  • Second Phase of Panchayat Polls Ends

    Second phase of Panchayat polling held in Bihar on Sunday.

    Patna: Second phase of the Panchayat polls in Bihar ended on Sunday as voters in 37 districts cast their ballots amidst tight security for the posts of mukhias, Panchayat members and other rural posts.

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  • Rashtrakavi Dinkar Remembered

    Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's remembered on his 37th death anniversary on Sunday.

    Patna: Dinkar Cultural Committee at Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Patna on Sunday held a meeting to mark the 37th death anniversary of national poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar.

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  • CM Mourns Death of Sai Baba

    Sri Sathya Sai Baba dies at the age of 85 in Puttaparti on Sunday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday expressed his grief over the death of spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba who died of cardio-respiratory failure in Puttaparthi at the age of 85 on Sunday morning.

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  • Congress against Lokpal Bill: Rajnath Singh

    BJP leader Rajnath Singh (center) in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, slammed the Congress-led UPA government for launching a witch-hunt against civil right activists like Anna Hazare and Supreme Court lawyers Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan for leading anti-corruption drive in the nation.

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  • Shatru Promotes Bhojpuri Version of KBC

    Shatrughan Sinha promoting the Bhojpuri version of Kaun Banega Crorepati in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Film star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, while promoting his new gig as the host of 'Ke Bani Crorepati', the Bhojpuri version of the immensely popular television game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' (KBC), said that he was confident the show would be a hit in Bihar and other places and he would be as successful as a host as the hosts of the Hindi version Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.

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  • Earth Day Observed

    Seminar on Earth Day at S. K. Science Center in Patna on Saturday.

    Patna: Former Vice Chancellor of Patna University Prof. L. N. Ram, at a seminar at the Sri Krishna Science Center in Patna on Saturday to mark the Earth Day, said that deforestation and a growing shift towards urbanization in India posed a major threat to the environment and needed to be contained to avert major natural disasters.

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  • Major Fire Claims 500 Huts in Patna

    Fire breaks out at a slum in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Nearly 500 huts behind R-Block in Patna were gutted when a major fire broke out on Friday evening rendering thousands of slum-dwellers homeless and without any food.

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  • Congress against Anti-Corruption Drive: Tiwari

    Shivanand Tiwari at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Janata Dal-U national spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, accused the Congress-led UPA government of siding with the corrupt ministers and officials and blamed it for trying to dilute the war against corruption led by noted social activist Anna Hazare.

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  • Modi Demands Change in Attitude among Tax Officers

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a meeting with Commercial Tax Officers in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Deputy Chief Minister and Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, during a meeting with the state Commercial Tax officers at the A. N. Sinha Institute in Patna on Friday, said that the officers were advised not to harass traders and businessmen and instead adopt a policy of playing a constructive role in the process of rebuilding Bihar.

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  • India not Indifferent to Historical Awareness

    Seminar on History at Magadh Mahila College in Patna on Friday.

    Patna: Magadh Mahila College history council in Patna on Friday organized a seminar on history in memory of noted historian Prof. Yogendra Mishra.

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  • 'Mahadalit' is now an Accepted Term: Nitish

    Ambedkar's birth anniversary in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on the occasion of the 120th birth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar organized by the state government in Patna on Thursday, praised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for adopting the term 'Mahadalit' saying when he coined the term a few years ago, opposition leaders had accused him of dividing the dalits for vote banks.

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  • Law Students' Hunger Strike Continues

    Candle-light protest by CNLU students in Patna on Thursday.

    Patna: On the fourth day of their hunger strike, students of Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), refusing to back down from their demand, accused the Vice Chancellor of the University and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for their plight even as one of the students on strike was rushed to a private nursing home after his condition worsened on Thursday.

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  • Girl Raped and Killed Near Patna City