News in Brief
Voice vote to bill
B>n Patna: The Assembly passed the Bihar Contingency Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2012, by voice vote on Friday.
eputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had tabled the bill.
B>n Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar’s janata darbar on August 6 has been cancelled because of Assembly session.
B>n Patna: The high court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former RJD MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against him in a 2002 double murder case.
B>n Patna: CPM member Basudeo Singh on Friday raised the issue of a threat call made to former MP Shatrughna Prasad Singh on Thursday in the Legislative Council.
B>n Patna: Members of various students’ bodies on Friday staged a protest at Patna Training College demanding the re-evaluation of BEd and MEd entrance test results that were declared recently.
B>n Chhapra: One hundred more primary schools will be opened in the district, taking the total to 2,700, said district planning officer Ranjit Paswan.
B>n Purnea: Ramlagan Sharma, 32, and his second wife Rukmini Devi were arrested on Thursday evening for allegedly killing Sharma’s mother Phuchia Devi and his first wife Kiran Devi at Sripur village.
B>n Patna: Police found the body of 20-year-old Abhishek, a resident of Kanti Factory Road, with multiple stab wounds late on Thursday night from Agamkuan.
B>n Patna: Monu, the younger brother of Sonu Kumar, the prime accused in the murder of Pappu Yadav, has gone missing from Wednesday. Three persons, including Sonu, were arrested last week.