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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 12:02 PM PDT

Patna, April 14, 2017: Thousands of devotees took holy dip in Ganga and offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of Mesh Sankranti aka Satwani in Bihar in different ghats of the state capital on Friday.

Devotees started to gather at different ghats since early morning to have holy bath in Ganga. After the bath, they offered Arghya to sun God and prayers to Ma Ganga.

Devotees also thronged near by temples of the city to offer prayers to deities.

On the occasion of Satwani, people of Bihar took Sattu (fried gram floor) with green mango "Chatni".

The day is called Mesh Sankranti as Sun enters Mesh Rashi.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 11:31 AM PDT

Patna, April 14, 2017: Punjabi Bradri celebrated Baisakhi festival with traditional gaiety and fervour here on Friday.

Members of the Bradri showcased their dancing talents on Punjabi hit numbers to celebrate the harvest festival. Baisakhi marks the beginning of Sikh new year and the day also commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under the 10th Sikh Guru Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 11:19 AM PDT

Patna, April 14, 2017: Bihar-Jharkhand General Insurance Employees Union celebrated the 126th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on Friday.
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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 10:26 AM PDT

Patna, April 14, 2017: Jyotirved Vigyan Sansthan organised a seminar on "Progress sequence of Indian astrology and Aryabhatt" to celebrate the birth anniversary of noted mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatt at IMA Hall here on Friday.

Several noted astrologers of the state capital expressed their views on the contribution of Aryabhatt in Indian astrology.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 04:51 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: State Government has decided to go tough on the contract teachers who have boycotted the evaluation work of high school and intermediate examinations copies of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) demanding equal salary for equal work.

Gopalganj district administration has sent two teachers to jail for creating disturbances in the evaluation centres. Further 7625 teachers across the state will lose their salary for disobeying the government order while show cause notices have been served to 8950 teachers.

In Patna, FIRs have been lodged against 350 teachers at Gandhi Maidan Police station and show cause notices have also been served to them.

Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairman Anand Kishor said teachers had also been warned of service break if they did not join the copy marking work with immediate effect.

He said all the district magistrates and district education officers were directed to complete the evaluation work of intermediate and high school examinations answer books by April 30.

He said declaring results in right time are the top priority of the BSEB. "It is very sensitive issue to play with the future of students", he said.

Meanwhile, district education office sought the help of CBSE school teachers for the copy checking work.

It's learnt that some teachers of the CBSE affiliated schools have joined the work.

Posted: 14 Apr 2017 04:02 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) held its 30th convocation simultaneously in all its regional and state centres on Thursday.

In Patna, the convocation was organised at Vidyapati Bhavan, where 631 students have them registered for their degrees and certificates. Under the jurisdiction of Patna regional centre, 9412 students were awarded with their degrees and diploma certificates.

Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) vice chancellor Professor Harishchandra Rathore and IGNOU regional director Dr Kaismuddin Haider jointly inaugurated the function. They also gave away the degree and diploma certificates to the students.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 03:47 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Bihar Urban Development and Housing Minister Maheshwar Hazari dedicated 11 new water supply system to the people of Patna in a function organised at North S K Puri here on Thursday.

All the 11 new boring pumps have been installed by Bihar Rajya Jal Parishad (BRJP).

The water pumps have been installed at Patna City Ward 54- Nehru Shishu Vidyalaya, Ward 57-Tulsi Mandi, Ward 63-Ranipur Khirki Harnath Tola, Mangal Talab, Bhuthnath Road Sector 3, Tiwari Bechar (JP Hospital), Chidren Park SK Puri, City Chowk Police Station, Gardanibagh Sector 15, Congress Ground and Shivpur Beur.

BJP MLAs Arun Kumar, Sanjeev Chourasia, Nitin Navin, Urban Development Department principal secretary Chaitanya Prasad, Patna Mayor Afzal Imam and BRJP MD S Kapil Ashok were present on the occasion.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 01:51 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Thousands of devotees gathered at Gardanibagh ground to hear the religious discourse by Devakinandan Thakur on Thursday.

Devotees enjoyed Shreemad Bhagwat Katha with complete religious piousness told by world peace messenger from Vrindavan  Devakinandan Ji Maharaj.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 01:39 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) vice chancellor Professor Harishchandra Rathore called upon the youths to come out of narrow social thinking and join hand together irrespective of castes and religions for the development of India that Dr BR Ambedkar envisaged.

Addressing the the 126th Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations organised by Students Circle of the university, he said Dr Ambedkar while writing the Constitution kept the country's interest first rather than castes and religions.

Making a country free of caste system would be the real tribute to Dr Ambedkar, he added.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2017 11:55 PM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that RJD chief Lalu Prasad's family was the biggest landlord of Bihar in the 21st century.

Addressing the Ambedkar Jayanti celebration function at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir here on Thursday, he said the family had become the owner of huge Benami property in the last a few years.

He demanded that Lalu family should declare their property neither BJP would disclose the evil doing.

Speaking in the function, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Dr Prem Kumar alleged that Bihar Government was against backwards, dalits and poor.

Former Bihar BJP chief Mangal Pandey, Subodh Paswan, Arun Sinha and Nitin Navin were present on the occasion.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2017 11:36 PM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Rajkiyakrit Bapu Smarak Mahila Uchcha Vidyalaya held its annual function at Kadma Kuan on Thursday.

Several talented students of the school were felicitated with mementos on the occasion.

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Posted: 14 Apr 2017 12:15 AM PDT

Patna, April 13, 2017: Bihar Government has decided to give Neera license to those people who climb on the palm tree to tap nectar.

Addressing the one day workshop-cum-training for Neera Project at Adhiveshan Bhavan here on Thursday, Industry Department principal secretary N Siddarth said license would be issued within a week of submitting the application.

He said the license would be granted to any one irrespective of his castes but he should be palm, date or coconut tree climber.

Stake holders of the project including Jeevika volunteers participated in the workshop.

Bihar government has an ambitious plan to popularise Neera, a pre-fermented palm nectar, as a soft drink for health post liquor ban in the state.

It will also provide job opportunity lakhs of Pasi community people who lost their traditional job of selling fermented palm nectar commonly known as toddy for several decades.

The workshop stressed on the preservation of Neera for longer period maintaining its cold chain.

It may be mentioned here that the natural drink Neera was a big hit among the visitors especially among youths in the three-day Bihar Diwas function at Gandhi Maidan recently.

Jeevika and Industry Department jointly launched the product for the first time for consumers on the opening day of Bihar Diwas function. Neera went out of shelves within four hours of its official launch.

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