- Patna Zoo walk becomes dearer from July
- CBSE 12 results to be declared by Friday
- Bihar to setup ombudsman to weed out corruption
Posted: 24 May 2011 07:07 PM PDT
PATNA: Come July 1, and children would not be allowed to play on the Patna zoo premises in morning hours. Also, joggers would have to secure passes to enter the premises from 5am to 7.45am.
The passes would have a price tag. While a monthly pass would be issued on payment of Rs 60, the quarterly pass would cost Rs 150 and the annual pass Rs 500.
Application forms for these passes would be available at the zoo’s gate number 1 and 2 from June 1. Priced at Rs 10, the form contains columns seeking general details like name, address, e-mail ID and contact number of the applicant who would also have to submit two recent photographs along with the form. The pass would be issued later after the form is processed. Expired passes could be renewed by depositing the requisite fee.
As per the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) rules, zoos in the country do not allow morning walk on their premises. However, the CZA has given its nod to the Patna zoo as a special case to allow morning walk in view of the lack of adequate green zones in the city.
“An estimated 5,000 joggers currently come to the zoo every morning,” zoo deputy director Pravin Kumar said and added the crowd causes inconvenience to the inmates.
The zoo authorities hope the pass system would lead to fewer morning walkers in the zoo. There’s no move as of now to introduce pass system for evening walkers apparently because they do not number more than a hundred.
Posted: 24 May 2011 02:05 PM PDT
PATNA: Results of the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class XII examinations in the Patna region would be declared on May 27.
The results of other regions were declared on May 23. However, the Patna region’s results have been delayed due to the then regional officer of CBSE going on sick leave. A CBSE press release said S U Sorte has taken charge as the Patna regional officer and the results would be declared this Friday
Posted: 24 May 2011 03:16 AM PDT
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said his government would set up 'a transparent Ombudsman' to completely weed out corruption from Bihar. "We will be setting up a transparent Ombudsman to fully uproot corruption in Bihar… It will be actually a vigilance committee with people's participation which will keep close surveillance on the functioning of representatives and officials of local bodies in panchayats," Mr. Kumar told reporters after the state cabinet meet. Asserting that panchayat elections held in Bihar in 2006 and 2011 were 'fully impartial', Mr. Kumar said the transparent ombudsman would take immediate action against 'erring' representatives of officials of local bodies. Mr. Kumar said his government decided to implement the Right to Service Act from June 15. "The officials will be trained for providing the services and public education will be imparted," he said. On his visit to New Delhi later in the day, Kumar said during his visit he would meet Union Water Resources Minister Salman Khursheed to request him to facilitate bilateral talks with Nepal to solve the problems relating to river Kosi in Kusaha. He said he would also meet former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and request him to ensure that the works continued on a war-footing on the Nalanda International University (NIU). On completion of two years of UPA-II at Centre, Mr. Kumar said it was a matter of great concern that the union government had not yet accorded the special State category to Bihar. Affirming his sole demand remained that the state be accorded special status, chief minister said he would once again rake up the issue during the proposed regional conference of the Planning Commission here on May 30 and May 31.
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