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HIV facts for cops

Patna: Bihar State AIDS Control Society on Thursday organised a daylong sensitisation workshop on AIDS for police officers on its premises. round 25 police officers from different districts of Bihar attended the workshop. Manoj Kumar Sinha, joint director, information, education and communication unit of the society, told officers that AIDS cases are increasing among police officers and BSF personnel.

Honour

Patna: Dr Rajiv Ranjan, state secretary, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Bihar, on Thursday congratulated IMA senior vice-president Dr Sahajanand Prasad for being conferred the Dr AKN Sinha national award of the association. The award is given for distinguished services to medical profession.

Loan camp

Patna: Punjab National Bank on Thursday organised a loan settlement camp, where Rs 36 lakh was recovered.

Donation

Patna: Thirty persons donated blood at a camp jointly organised by Red Cross Blood Bank and Akhil Bharatiya Marwari Mahila Sammelan at Khandilya Bhavan near Patna City Chowk on Thursday.

Check-up

Patna: The corporate social responsibility arm of Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Amway Opportunity Foundation, organised a free health check-up camp at Anterjyoti Netraheen Balika Vidyalaya on Thursday.

Agri roadmap

Patna: A discussion on Is Krishi Road Map helpful in the agriculture of Bihar especially when it comes to challenges in small plough and in the possibilities of livelihood of farmers? was organised by Janmukti Sangharsh Vahini at Gandhi Sangrahalaya on Thursday.

State still shivers

Patna (PTI): With day temperatures declining sharply and chilly winds blowing, the cold wave persisted in Bihar on Thursday as dense fog in the morning affected rail and air traffic. awada remained the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 4.6 degrees Celsius, five degrees less than normal, while Gaya, Banka and Patna recorded minimum temperatures of 5.3C, 5.5C and 6.8C, respectively. The day temperature declined by five degrees Celsius at several places with chilly winds from the Himalayas sweeping the plains leading to persistence of the cold wave conditions, Met office director A.K. Sen said. The day temperature might decrease further with dense fog enveloping north Bihar districts, particularly those bordering Nepal because of swirling icy winds from the Himalayas, he said. The minimum temperature also fell sharply in Bhagalpur (6.6C), Darbhanga (6.3C) and Madhepura (7.1C).

Workshop

Patna: Bihar State Human Rights Commission will organise a sensitisation workshop in Munger on January 12. Senior government officers of the Munger division would take part in the programme to make them more careful while checking incidents of human rights violation.

Two killed

Deoria (UP) (PTI): Two labourers from Bihar were killed and two others injured when the ceiling of a private school building they were dismantling collapsed on Thursday. Naumi Paswan (30) and Atal (35) of Gopalganj and Siwan of Bihar, respectively, died after the ceiling of the Pushpa High School near Somnath temple in the Kotwali police station area collapsed. Two other labourers were injured and admitted to hospital. The school manager fled the scene after the incident.

Mishap

Ara: Two persons identified as Belaur resident Sarvajeet Rai and Kulhariya resident Ashok Yadav were crushed to death by a speeding truck at Koilwar on Thursday.

Murder

Sasaram: Dharmendra Ram (25), a research scholar, was found murdered at Kochas in Rohtas district on Thursday. Ram went missing while returning home from Sasaram civil court after deposing in a case on December 21.