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US offer for Modi

Patna, Oct. 15: New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has invited deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi for a two-day international conference. he Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is scheduled to start in New York on October 17.

Arrears

Patna: The high court on Monday directed the principal secretary, education, and all the vice-chancellors and registrars of varsities, except Patna University, to make payment of arrears or dues to readers.

Appointment

Patna: The high court on Monday directed the education department to file its showcause reply by November 6, explaining the reasons as why the government did not comply with the court's order to appoint 1,056 biology and 552 mathematics teachers in various high schools.

Power poser

Patna: Power supply would be affected for four hours in areas connected with grids at Barh, Hathidah, Sheikhpura, Lakhisarai, Jamui, Jamalpur, Sultanganj and Kahalgaon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Electricity dip

Patna: Bihar on Monday received 689MW of power from the central sector, one of the lowest withdrawals, against its scheduled allocation of 1,838MW.

Deferred

Patna: The proposal to close the entry and exit points of Bhagwat Nagar Colony on Monday was postponed because of Bihar bandh.

Panel

Patna: Patna University on Monday constituted various committees in the wake of student union elections scheduled on December 11.

Hacking

Patna: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers chapter of BIT-Patna, in collaboration with Tech Bharat Consultancy and AIESEC IIT-Kharagpur, organised an inter-college workshop for students on ethical hacking and cyber forensics on October 13 and 14.

Salary cut

Darbhanga: Around 100 senior doctors of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital went on mass casual leave from 1pm on Monday to protest against the finance department's move to reduce their salaries.