Posted: 10 Aug 2011 12:28 AM PDT
Forces in Bihar, and Jharkhand have jointly launched Operation Vishwas to apprehend Maoists in the wake of hundreds of people in Naxal-hit Rohtas district having escaped from their villages in fear of the ultras, a police official said on Saturday.
The drive against the Naxalites had been launched to restore confidence of the people about the Bihar government that it remained serious to the issue of their security, he said.
The homeless people, numbering around 400 from villages under Rohtas, Nauhatta and Chenari police station areas of the district fled from their houses in fear of attack by the Naxalites and were now lodged at a camp in Chenari block, the Rohtas SP said.
Posted: 10 Aug 2011 12:14 AM PDT
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will kick off a tree plantation drive from his native village Kalyan Bigaha in Bihar’s Nalanda district on August 11 to promote ecology and save the environment of the thinly forested state. The plantation drive was being made to coincide with the JD(U) membership drive so that people in taking the membership of the ruling would have to plant a tree at a place of their choice, state party president Vashistha Narayan Singh said today.At least one lakh trees would be planted during the afforestation drive by JD(U) in the state during this monsoon, he said.The JD(U) hopes to rope in 50 lakh members to the party through the green campaign, he added.
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