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Voice vote to bill

B>n Patna: The Assembly passed the Bihar Contingency Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2012, by voice vote on Friday. eputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had tabled the bill.

CM darbar

B>n Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar’s janata darbar on August 6 has been cancelled because of Assembly session.

Plea dismissal

B>n Patna: The high court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former RJD MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against him in a 2002 double murder case.

Threat call

B>n Patna: CPM member Basudeo Singh on Friday raised the issue of a threat call made to former MP Shatrughna Prasad Singh on Thursday in the Legislative Council.

Protest

B>n Patna: Members of various students’ bodies on Friday staged a protest at Patna Training College demanding the re-evaluation of BEd and MEd entrance test results that were declared recently.

Schools

B>n Chhapra: One hundred more primary schools will be opened in the district, taking the total to 2,700, said district planning officer Ranjit Paswan.

Arrests

B>n Purnea: Ramlagan Sharma, 32, and his second wife Rukmini Devi were arrested on Thursday evening for allegedly killing Sharma’s mother Phuchia Devi and his first wife Kiran Devi at Sripur village.

Body found

B>n Patna: Police found the body of 20-year-old Abhishek, a resident of Kanti Factory Road, with multiple stab wounds late on Thursday night from Agamkuan.

Missing

B>n Patna: Monu, the younger brother of Sonu Kumar, the prime accused in the murder of Pappu Yadav, has gone missing from Wednesday. Three persons, including Sonu, were arrested last week.