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Dal member lynched

Gaya: A group of criminals lynched JD(U) Bathani block party office secretary Sumirak Yadav (48) late on Tuesday night when he was returning to his village with party activist Sunil Kumar. Yadav died on the spot, while Sunil was admitted to Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital. adav’s brother has named four family members of former RJD MLA from Atri, Rajendra Yadav (now lodged in jail on abduction and murder charges), in the FIR lodged at Bathani police station.

Sick unit

Chhapra: An unit for sick newborns, sanctioned by the State Health Society, Bihar, will come up on the premises of Chhapra sadar hospital. On Wednesday, civil surgeon Dr Vinay Yadav said the construction of the unit is on.

NGO notice

Chhapra: Deputy development commissioner Raman Kumar has instructed four non-government organisations of returning money given in the 2011-12 fiscal as advance for training self-help group members or submitting the utility certificate within a week.

College land

Chhapra: The executive officer of Chhapra Nagar Parishad, Vijay Kumar Upadhyaya, has served the Rajendra College principal a notice demanding the institute administration to pay tax dues of Rs 20.17 lakh within a fortnight, failing which legal action would be taken.

Mobile towers

Patna: A single bench of Patna High Court on Wednesday directed Katihar district magistrate to remove the mobile towers installed in a residential area in the town within two months.

Sentence

Patna: Ad hoc additional sessions judge Kaushal tension Kishore Singh on Wednesday sentenced Kalika Ravidas of Bhadaura village to life imprisonment for the murder of Dina Nath Pandey, a resident of the same village, in 2003.

Schools

Buxar: Dumraon Nagar Parishad on Wednesday ordered the circle officer to provide government land to six schools, which are operating without a building of their own.

MLA security letter

Patna: Fourteen RJD MLAs, following in the footsteps of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Abdul Bari Siddiqui, have written to the home department and director-general of police Abhayanand asking the government to withdraw their security. I have faxed the letters to the DGP and home commissioner,” said chief whip of the RJD in the Assembly Samarat Choudhary. It was sent three days ago. While the 17 security personnel assigned to Siddiqui are yet to be withdrawn by the government, Siddiqui said: “I am not using the security and I travel alone.”

Theft

Patna: Two unidentified men on a motorbike snatched Rs 50,000 from one Rekha Devi when she got down from an autorickshaw near Ashok Cinema on Wednesday afternoon. An FIR has been lodged.

Cancer meet

Patna: Sri Arvind Mahila College on Wednesday organised a seminar on breast cancer. Sharika Roy, gynaecologist, Shivam Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd, said early detection and prompt treatment were the only ways to control the disease.

Exhibition

Patna: A two-day flower exhibition organised by East Central Railway, Danapur division, concluded on Wednesday. Danapur railway station was awarded the first prize, while Dhanbad and Mughalsarai railway stations came second and third, respectively.

Festival

Patna: The pre-tech workshops of Birla Institute of Technology, Patna, annual technical fest Technika 13, will be held on March 2 and 3.

Tech ideas

Patna: Students of Birla Institute of Technology, Patna, on Tuesday took part in the Microsoft Student AppFest, a coding event enabling the budding techies to develop their “dream app” ideas.

Committee

Patna: The Central Committee Common Hall of Patna College, which looks into sports and cultural activities of the institution, met after 10 years on Wednesday.