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Bihar at a Glance

Six loot bank, injure manager

Madhubani: Criminals on Monday looted Rs 2.4 lakh from the counter of Pali branch of Uttar Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank in the district, after injuring bank employees with a knife.

The six criminals fled away on bikes towards Sitamarhi Road after looting the bank. The superintendent of police, Navin Chandra Jha, said police have started probing the matter after registering the case of loot. Sources said though the bank had a private guard, he hardly did anything to prevent the loot. The branch manager of the bank Nandan Kumar suffered serious injuries in the incident and is undergoing treatment in Madhubani town, about 210km northeast of Patna.

Police foil attack plan

Aurangabad: Police seized weapons and explosives during a joint operation launched against Maoists in Chalho forensic area in Aurangabad district on Monday. Aurangabad superintendent of police Upendra Sharma said the police foiled the Maoists’ plan to carry out attacks on the security personnel during the Lok Sabha polls after the arrest of three rebels on Sunday.

Court order

Patna: A high court division bench while hearing a PIL on Monday, directed the director-general of police and secretary of urban development department to file affidavits regarding correctness of affidavits filed by 25 station house officers posted in Patna district for removal of khatals in their respective areas.

Review visit

Patna: Jay Kumar Garg, the executive director of Uco Bank, would visit the city on Tuesday to review the work of Patna circle of the bank.

Man in net

Gopalganj: A mentally challenged person from Amahichak village was caught by Meghalaya police while he was trying to sneak into Bangladesh. Munib Miya was missing for the past 15 days. Meghalaya police sought information about Munib Miya from their Gopalganj counterpart.

RBI event

Patna: Reserve Bank of India would organise a programme in Darbhanga on Wednesday to discuss problems facing micro, small and medium industries.

Dealers’ meet

Patna: Bajaj Electrical Limited has decided to have a special interaction with its branch dealers to celebrate the 75 years of foundation of the company.

New facility

Patna: Ruben Memorial Hospital on Monday launched the cathlab facility at its Patliputra colony branch.

Poll cells

Patna: The district administration has set up 18 cells to conduct free and fair poll during the Lok Sabha elections.

Fiery protest

Patna: Members of JD(U)’s youth wing burnt the effigy of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday to protest against the alleged step motherly treatment meted out to Bihar by the UPA government in the Centre.

Agro feat

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday recounted the achievements of the state in the agriculture sector while launching Kharif Abhiyan 2014 at Naubatpur in the rural Patna.