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Tagore House wins Oak Grove Inter House Dramatics Competition with 'Kabuliwala'

Mussoorie, April 18 -- Inter House Dramatics of Oak Grove School was held under the roof of the school auditorium. Tagore House staged 'Kabuliwala', based on the famous story by Rabindranath Tagore. The play mesmerised the audience. Patel, Shivaji and Ashoka Houses performed 'Baal Majduri', 'Aladad Khan' and 'Daroga Ji Chori Ho Gaayi', respectively.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Principal JP Pandey. The event began with the school song by th... Read More


Crime spurt has Muzaffarpur on edge

Muzaffarpur, Jan. 23 -- Sudden increase in crime in the last fortnight has been giving sleepless nights to residents of the district, the headquarters of Tirhut division. Police failure to solve a single case and arrest the accused persons during this period, has resulted in unrest among the people.

Officials from six police stations of the district had to face strong protest recently from a mob holding demonstration against the murder of Amar B... Read More


US art historian concerned over state of Mithila heritage

Patna, Jan. 23 -- Pala and Sen dynasty artefacts may have escaped notice of the state government. But Rob Linrothe, an associate professor in the art history department in Northwestern University, Chicago, is clearly impressed with the teasure trove in Mithila and working painstakingly to document the antiquities from Bihar's hoary past.

A majority of Mithila temples and shrines have ancient idols and scores of stone images of Buddhist and Hindu... Read More


New NU chancellor to set ball rolling with GB meet

Patna, Jan. 23 -- Two months after the governing board of Nalanda University was constituted, which led to the exit of founding VC and subsequent resignation of chancellor George Yeo, the process for appointing a new chancellor has reached an advanced stage.

According to highly-placed sources, after being appointed, the new chancellor will call the first meeting of the newlook governing board (GB) to work out the modalities for appointment of vi... Read More


Delay in alternative route hits Setu reconstruction

Patna, Jan. 23 -- The 42-month deadline notwithstanding, work to dismantle the superstructure of dilapidated Mahatma Gandhi Setu and replace it with a new one may get delayed for a few more months now.

Although officials have cited procedural delays in design approval of the bridge's superstructure as the reason for deferred start of ground work, the absence of alternative routes to divert the huge load of traffic on such a vital route - connec... Read More


As Trump triumphs over US and note ban takes toll, FIIs cut stake in firms

MUMBAI, Jan. 23 -- A stronger dollar and a stalled earnings revival combined to drive foreign funds out of India in the October-December period, with their holding in top Indian companies falling to a 10-quarter low (see graphic). In the October-December quarter, the BSE 500 index shed 4.45%,the biggest such quarterly decline since September 2015.

FIIs are selling because the dollar is strengthening, said Dipen Sheth,head of institutional resear... Read More


Fun filled day for NIT'ians as six-day techno fest begins

Patna, Jan. 23 -- It was a fun filled day for thousands of students from various colleges at the six-day annual techno cultural festival at National Institute of Technology, Patna (NITP) that began here on Sunday. The fest, which will conclude on January 27, was inaugurated by Rakesh Prasad, general manager, NTPC.

Students from various colleges, including Patna College, Patna Science College, Darbhanga House, BN College, Girls Institute of Tech... Read More


Jain devotees witness Gyan Kalyanak of Lord Adinath

Patna, Jan. 23 -- A large number of devotees gathered at Shakha ground to witness the Gyan Kalyanak of Lord Adinath as part of the ongoing Panch Kalyanak Mahotsav, here on Sunday.

The mahotsav has been organised by Patliputra Digambar Jain Samiti.

Earlier in the morning, abhishek of Lord Adinath was performed, which was followed by Shantidhara ritual and Shantidhara.

In his discourse, Acharya Shital Sagarji Maharaj said kindness paved the way... Read More


CNLU TO TRAIN GRAM KUTCHERI MEMBERS

Patna, Jan. 23 -- The Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna, has been entrusted the responsibility of training members of the gram kutcheris, as part of Bihar government's efforts to strengthen the justice delivery system at the local level.

As per the panchayati raj Act, 2006, Bihar has set up gram kutcheris in every panchayat with five members each.

CNLU registrar SP Singh said the training programme would be started by February-end ... Read More


BSE's valuation reasonable: Analysts

MUMBAI, Jan. 23 -- BSE Ltd, Asia's oldest stock exchange, has analysts on its side ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) seeking to raise as much as Rs 1,243.4 crore.

According to market analysts, the valuation at which BSE is seeking to raise the money is reasonable compared to that of its only listed rival-the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX).

BSE will sell shares in a price band of Rs 805-806 in the three-day IPO that opens on Mon... Read More