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Children die of burns

Patna, April 21: Two children, who had been admitted at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital along with their mother after she she set herself and them on fire on Friday died on Saturday evening. he woman is alive but her condition is critical.

Fire

Patna: A fire broke out in the small hours of Saturday in Rajeev Nagar branch of the State Bank of India. Two fire tenders took more than an hour to douse the flames.

Setu block

Patna: The Mahatma Gandhi Setu remained blocked on Saturday following a collision between two trucks in the morning. One of the vehicles fell off the bridge into the river. At least four people were injured.

Fuel strike off

Patna: The proposed strike of petrol pumps, from the midnight of April 22 has been called off. An office-bearer of Bihar Petroleum Dealers’ Association shared this information.

Doctor honour

Patna: Noted ophthalmologist Dr Rajvardhan Azad, who hails from the state has been elected as the first president of Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.

Seizure

Patna: An automatic rifle and another telescope-fitted one were seized from a private vehicle near Irki on Jehanabad-Gaya road on Sunday. Police also recovered 34 cartridges and two cellphones.

Legal step cry

Patna: Former member of Bihar Public Service Commission Shiva Jatan Thakur has demanded legal action against Magadh University vice-chancellor Arun Kumar for allegedly not following rules while appointing 21 principals.

Rail meet

Bhagalpur: Development of railway was the highlight on Sunday on the concluding day of general body meeting of Eastern Railwaymen’s congress.

Foundation

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar will lay the foundation stone of project at Fatuha on Tuesday.