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Hunt for opium farmers

Bhagalpur: Police launched a hunt on Monday to nab the masterminds behind opium cultivation over 37 bighas of Ghogra and Ishmailpur diara land, which they destroyed on Sunday. hough no arrests have been made, the police claimed that criminals from Bengal motivated the farmers to cultivate opium in the district.

Birthday

Bhagalpur: Non-government organisation Sabhiman organised a ceremony to mark the birth anniversary of Sufi poet Sant Ravidas on Monday at Ramjani temple near Nayabazaar.

Appeal

Buxar: Politicians in the district have decided to appeal to the district administration to provide government land to Central School after admissions to the institution was banned by the authorities because of lack of infrastructure. At present, classes at the school are being conducted from a rented house.

Loot

Muzaffarpur: Motorbike-borne criminals looted Rs 7.5 lakh from Suresh Chachan, a trader, at Tilak Maidan under the jurisdiction of Town police station on Monday afternoon. Traders in the town closed their shops to protest against the incident. An FIR has been lodged.

Culture

Patna: The second day of Right to Education and Vision for All — the cultural programme organised as part of the annual social responsibility event of Birla Institute of Technology — was organised on Monday.

Vandalism

Patna: Criminals smashed the windscreen of a car parked in front of Luv Kush complex on Exhibition Road under the jurisdiction of Gandhi Maidan police station and fled with important documents and cash on Monday.

Techie strike

Patna: Members of Bihar Engineering Services Association on Monday observed a daylong hunger strike to press for their demands.

Test

Patna: NGO Pahal on Monday organised a free body mass index and spirometry test at Dr Diwakar Tejaswi’s clinic.