Monday, 13 June 2011

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Students throng CBSE Patna office for marks verification

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 08:19 AM PDT

CBSE class XII examination results of the Patna Region looked quite pretty from outside. But actually it's worst as thousands of students gathered outside CBSE Patna Region office on May 30, 2011 to submit marks verification forms as they got very very poor marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Students alleged large-scale irregularities in the evaluation of answer books.
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Nitish Calls for rename of Bodh Gaya International Airport

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 05:35 AM PDT

Patna, June 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has demanded that Gaya international airport near Bodh Gaya be renamed after Lord Buddha.

In a letter to central Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi, Nitish Kumar has demanded that Gaya International airport be renamed after Lord Buddha.

He stated that Bodh Gaya, which is five km from the airport, is a historical place. It is the birth place of Buddhism where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment about 2,550 years ago.

Hundreds of foreign tourists and pilgrims from Buddhist countries visit Bodh Gaya and land at the Gaya airport.

In 2002, UNESCO declared Bodh Gaya a world heritage site.

Railways to provide several new facilities to senior citizens at Patna

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 05:31 AM PDT

PATNA: The railways, which has announced plethora of amenities for passengers in the current fiscal, has decided to provide more amenities to senior citizens as well as elderly people while undertaking journey by trains.

According to a Railway Board official, the railways had announced in the current railway budget that ‘Rail Yatri Sevak’ would work round-the-clock at all major stations across the country to provide assistance to senior citizens and elderly people in boarding trains. These `yatri sevaks’ would work on the pattern of airport services and carry heavy luggage of elderly people on trolley at platforms and help them board their trains free of hassles, he said.

Under the plan, the railways has been in touch with several NGOs and voluntary social organizations requesting them to depute their men at important stations to perform their duty as ‘sevak’ for elderly people. They would be paid nominal charges as well for carrying luggage of passengers who are sick or helpless to carry their luggage themselves on railway platforms, he said.

According to sources, the ‘sevak’ services was recently introduced in New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Thiruvanthapuram where elderly passengers, including women, are greatly relieved while boarding their trains from these stations, sources said, adding this service is available round-the-clock at these important stations.

Impressed with the response to `sevak’ services, the railways has taken a decision to introduce it at several important stations across the country. The railways is in constant touch with the service providers to make available trolleys and `sevaks’ at more major stations to give relief to elderly people during journey, a Board official said, adding the railways would provide little space on trolleys for advertisement of popular brand products.

According to an ECR official, this service is likely to be introduced at Patna Junction and Rajendra Nagar Terminal soon to cater to the needs of senior citizens and elderly people. The ECR would follow the Board’s guidelines while executing this plan, he said.

That apart, the railways would soon announce a popular telephone number in every zone through which elderly and needy passengers could book trolley in advance.

Girls out-perform boys in Intermediate exams

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 04:22 AM PDT

PATNA: Girls have once again stolen the thunder from boys in the Intermediate Arts and Vocational Courses examination, results of which were declared by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) here on Sunday.

The Intermediate Arts has seen an overwhelming pass percentage of 88.15%, while the Vocational Courses witnessed a 93.79% pass percentage.

The top 11 positions in the merit list have gone to girls. In the next 33 positions, there are only four boys at 12, 14, 18 and 39 positions. Thus, of the top 44 positions, as many as 40 have gone to girls!

Pranita Sareen of Sur Tulshi College, Katihar, has topped the examination scoring 85 %. Sareen got 425 marks out of the total of 500. Khushbu Kumari and Noida Khatoon of Samastipur and Sheohar are at second and third positions, securing 421 and 417 marks respectively.

While a total of 89.70% girls passed the Intermediate Arts examination, only 86.02% boys cleared it. In vocational courses, 93.79% students passed the examination.

A total of 3,59,287 students from 38 districts had taken the Intermediate Arts examination, of which 3,16,738 candidates cleared it. Among successful candidates, 31.12% passed in first class, 50.87% in second class and 5.81% in third division.

In vocational courses, 2,417 students had taken the examination, of which 2,267 were successful. Among them, 78.81% secured first division, 14.89% second division and 0.08% third division.

Announcing the results, BSEB chairman Rajmani Prasad Singh congratulated the successful candidates.

“Different ambitious educational programmes of the government have led to increased awareness among students for education. The awareness level has been increasing among the girls. They are even leaving boys way behind in performance,” Singh told.

BSEB had already announced the results of Intermediate Science and Commerce on June 6. “The Arts faculty results were delayed a little due to some unavoidable reasons,” Singh said.

More than half of Indian Women prefer joint family

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 01:26 AM PDT

The following research by one of the leading online matrimonial sites simply got me stumped because I thought the case was the opposite. released its annual survey of its members’ matrimonial attitudes, with some fascinating results.

Think about this!

54% of women prefer living in a ‘joint family’ after marriage – alongside parents and siblings – whereas only 21% want to be in a ‘nuclear set-up.’

21% Really? With the surge in young people moving to the cities and hence the rise of ‘cosmopolitan couples’, this finding came as a shock to me.

I asked a colleague Jharna Kukreja-Chauhan (married for three years) about what she felt about the nuclear-joint family dynamics. Her reponse was immediate: “I would go for a nuclear setup any day,” she said, “because couples need their own space, privacy. That way relationships with the extanded family, in-laws etc remain affectionate and don’t go sour.”

So, in a joint family setup, there are no affections at all, I ask her.

“Most often no,” she replied, “they’re forced.”

Whether these affections are forced or not, the next point is even more shocking! According to this The Wall Street Journal report, surveys Indian attitudes on marriage:

- What if all hell breaks loose in the joint family, with daughter-in-laws and mom-in-laws fighting like on those Star TV soap operas? That shouldn’t matter too much, according to the survey, since about half the respondents would marry their partner even if they don’t get along with the in-laws.

However, another colleague Rummana Ahmed, who also grew up in a 20-member joint family setup, agrees to the findings. “I think the joint family setup is one of the biggest support systems you can have especially if the other members are understanding and you don’t have too many rules that restrict you,” she says.

But where do you find families like that?

Why not debate this finding? Is the joint family setup back in vogue? Or do couples still prefer being a nuclear family?

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Nitish arrives at Sanghai for his goodwill tour

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 12:21 AM PDT

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Shanghai today on a eight-day goodwill tour of China to visit several infrastructure projects and inaugurate a Buddhist conference.

Heading an eight-member delegation, which included two ministers, he is scheduled to meet top officials of the Shanghai unit of the Chinese Communist Party and later attend a get together hosted by the Indian association in Shanghai.

The chief minister will get a chance to understand the rapid growth of China, particularly the infrastructure development as he inspects several infrastructure projects before arriving in the Chinese capital to open a Buddhist conference being jointly organised by India and China.

Later, he would go to Shandong province to visit infrastructure projects and some industrial unites.

Social activists demand ban on liquor sale in Bihar

Posted: 12 Jun 2011 10:08 PM PDT

Social activists took out rally and staged demonstration demanding complete ban on sale of liquor in Patna on May 29, 2011.
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