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Nobha case probe

Muzaffarpur: The CID on Thursday requested the district court to issue a search warrant against the accused named in the Nobha Chakarvarty kidnap case. The district police would file a chargesheet against Sudip Chakarvarty, Shyam Patel and Bablu on Saturday. he trio have been sent to Khudiram Bose Central Jail for allegedly masterminding the kidnap. CID deputy superintendent of police Ashfaque Ansari visited Muzaffarpur on Wednesday. The girl had gone missing on September 19, 2012, from her Jawaharlal Road house. Her parents had alleged that she was kidnapped.

Train treats

Patna: Tourists availing of the 10-day south India tour of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation would get vegetarian meals minus the tangy, sour taste. The tour is scheduled to start on March 29. Tourists would have to pay Rs 10,900 per seat in sleeper class and Rs 17,500 for AC three-tier tour.

Liquor seizure

Muzaffarpur: Police have initiated action to seize the property worth Rs 15 crore of eight traders in north Bihar for manufacturing illicit liquor. A police team has completed the assessment of the assets of Sitaram Rai, Jagannath Rai, Gonor Mahto, Sandip Singh, Bhola Rai, Vishwanath Sah, Devendra Rai and Raja Patel.

Rights talks

Patna: Delegates on Thursday deliberated on the implementation of women-friendly legislations at a national seminar organised by South Asian Women in Media. The event held at AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies was christened “Media, women and change: 100 years of Bihar, a feminist purview”

CAT achievers

Patna: Six students of the fourth batch of Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna’s, Students Guidance Centre have cleared the written cut-off for the IIMs, including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Rohtak.

Seminar

Patna: Bihar Progressive Forum would organise a seminar on January 19 and 20, to discuss the pros and cons of liberalised market economy.

Nominations

Patna: The Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries has invited applications from members who want to represent the body in the divisional railway users’ consultative committee of East Central Railway. Nominations have to be sent by January 29 with a fee of Rs 250.

PU senate cry

Patna: Virendra Jha, the Maithili department head of Patna University, on Thursday urged officials to add the name of MLC Raja Deviki Nandan with the existing name.