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Patna sets up 24×7 control room to fix water-logging

  Rain havoc in Patna: an eternal monsoon issue Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Bihar Rajya Jal Parshad (BRJP) have jointly set up a 24X7 control room at Maurya Lok Complex to tackle the waterlogging problem this monsoon. It will be functional till October 10. Patnaites can file their complaint related to either waterlogging or defunct and overflowing drainage on helpline numbers 0612-22911135, 0612-2200634 and 0612-3261373 or at a toll-free number 18002000071. Additional municipal commissioner, PMC, Prabhu Ram, is the in charge of the control room. Officials work in eight... 

Renovation of George Orwell’s home in Motihari begins

    George Orwell’s birthplace: Motihari Motihari/Patna: according to the latest reports, renovation work on legendary British author George Orwell’s house in a Bihar town where he was born has already begun. “Finally, renovation of Orwell’s birthplace has started,” said East Champaran district magistrate Abhay Kumar Singh, who launched the work. Singh said the district authorities would provide all possible help to develop the crumbling, dilapidated single-storey brick house in the lake town of Motihari, district headquarters of East Champaran. He admitted that renovation work... 

Now top football lesson: kick, don’t bite?

    Chiellini: closeup of Suarez’s fangmarks Known for his antics and superficial dives, Luis Suarez one again found himself biting another human being during the Uruguay-Italy match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This time, the victim is Italian centre-back Giorgio Chiellini. It`s the Liverpool players third attempt to make a meal out of a fellow player. Following his infamous goal-line handball against at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Suarez bit Otman Bakkal of PSV Eindhoven as a Ajax player. After serving a seven-match ban, he arrived in England as one of the best strikers in the world.... 

Bihar announces Rs 25,000 to girls passing 12th with first division

After free bikes: Rs 250000 Patna: The Bihar government on Tuesday announced Rs 25,000 to girl students passing the class 12th examination in first division in order to encourage literacy among females. A meeting of the state-level monitoring committee of human skill development mission presided over by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi also decided to provide Rs 25,000 to girls hailing from SC and ST or castes having less than 30 per cent literacy rate and clearing plus two in second division. At present this amount is provided to students clearing matriculation exam only in first division. It... 

Israel to set up centres of excellence in Bihar: for cultivation of fruits and vegetables

Bihari mangos: boost to horticulture New Delhi/Patna: according to reports, Israel is planning to open two centres of excellence at Nalanda and Vaishali in Bihar in the field of vegetable and mango cultivation respectively to help cultivators increase productivity. In these centres, Israeli agricultural experts along with local farm scientists would impart knowhow of the latest technology to growers to help them raise their production levels, Ohad Horsandi, Israeli Embassy spokesman, told the press recently. “Bihar has fertile land and grows fruits like mango, litchi, banana and various... 

54 Bihar headmasters suspended for building their own homes instead of classrooms

Right to education: ideal or mockery? Kaimur:  according to reports, 54 headmasters of government-run primary and middle schools in Bihar have been suspended for misusing funds from the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to build their own homes instead of constructing classrooms, officials said. The suspended headmasters had been provided SSA funds amounting to Rs.5 crore to construct new classrooms and schools in Kaimur district, but they built new homes for themselves. Kaimur District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Singh said he has ordered action against these headmasters following a review of the SSA,... 

Will PM Modi keep his election promise to Bihar: grant special package/status?

    CM Jitan Ram Manjhi New Delhi/Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the issue of special category status to the state figured prominently. Pitching for the Centre’s acceptance of the pet demand of his mentor and former state chief minister Nitish Kumar, Mr Manjhi told Mr Modi that the granting of the status was necessary for progress of the state as it would push investments in the underdeveloped state and open new employment avenues for the youth, an official statement from the state government said. The Prime... 

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram of India wins 2014 World Food Prize for increasing wheat production

    Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram with Norman Borlaug Secretary of State John Kerry delivered the keynote address at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State on June 18, where eminent plant scientist, Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram of India and Mexico, was named winner of the 2014 World Food Prize for increasing world wheat production by more than 200 million tons in the years following the Green Revolution, which has had a far-reaching impact in alleviating world hunger. Dr. Rajaram’s breakthrough achievement in successfully cross breeding winter and spring wheat varieties, which were distinct gene pools... 

Impossible made possible: Laloo/Nitish come together: will Mamata/CPM follow?

    Laloo/Nitish together: once upon a time, and again! Patna: according to latest reports, Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has joined hands with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United (JDU) for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Bihar. The new alliance may act as a good incentive for the RJD and JD[U] MLAs to stick to their own parties instead of looking hopefully at BJP, at least for the time being. Earlier, Nitish had sought Lalu’s support in the coming bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. “I have talked to Lalu Prasad, Congress state chief Ashok... 

Patna gets go ahead for its metro

    Patna traffic chaos: Metro is the remedy? Patna: Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Tuesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. Anyone who has travelled in the Delhi or Kolkata metro is well aware of what a metro facility means – apart from serving a very practical need it also raises the levels of hygiene, civility and regard for shared spaces that India otherwise lacks. The contrast between the cleanliness levels of metros and railway or bus stations in India is sufficiently telling. “We have decided to go ahead with the... 
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