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Tuesday , March 25 , 2014
 
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Bihar at a Glance

HC turns heat on slaughterhouses

Patna: A Patna High Court division bench on Monday directed the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner and urban development secretary to take action against unauthorised slaughterhouses in the city and take remedial measures to prevent open slaughtering.

The bench of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Vikash Jain directed the officers to appear on April 28, the next date of hearing, if they fail to come out with concrete measures in this regard. The court passed the direction on a public interest litigation filed by Swamy Rakesh seeking direction to the PMC authorities to ban the ongoing slaughter in the open in flagrant violation of the provisions of Patna Municipal Act. The Act not only prohibits slaughtering in the open but also has penal provisions for violations of the Act. PMC had submitted that the corporation was contemplating to shift all the small slaughter units being run on the roadside outside the city.

Order on cowsheds

lpatna: A Patna high court division bench of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Vikash Jain on Monday directed the director-general of police, the urban development department secretary and Patna Municipal Corporation commissioner to come out with a plan of action for removal of khatals and rehabilitation of their owners within a week. The court passed the direction while hearing a PIL seeking direction to shift khatals from outside Patna town.

Child growth

lpatna: Delhi Public School, Gaya, on Monday organised a workshop to discuss the overall development of children.

Arms seizure

lbettiah: Police, acting on a tip-off, seized at least four countrymade pistols and several rounds of live cartridges from Laxman Choudhary, a resident of Dumri village under the jurisdiction of Yogapatti police station in West Champaran district, on Monday. Laxman had surrendered before the police in 2009.

Anti-puff pat

lpatna: The police’s efforts to check smoking in public places has started showing results. A Cancer Awareness Society note on Monday said the performance of Darbhanga and Bhagalpur zones was commendable on this front.

MCI team visit

lpatna: A Medical Council of India team on Monday visited Patna Medical College and Hospital. Sources said the renewal of the permission for 50 additional MBBS seats hinges on it.

Rights talk

lpatna: A discussion on women’s rights took place during the state-level women’s conference organised by the Bihar unit of UCO Bank Officers’ Association.

Mob fury

lmotihari: A mob on Monday torched the Areraj police outpost to protest the death of a tempo driver, damaging the building and documents. A four-wheeler and few bikes on the premises were also burnt.

Bribery arrest

lpatna: A vigilance bureau team arrested Braj Nandan Rai, a clerk in the Jandaha block development office in Vaishali, was arrested on Monday for taking Rs 5,000 as bribe.

Energy fillip

lpatna: The 412MW hydro power project of SJVN Limited in Himachal Pradesh commenced power generation with synchronisation of 68.67MW unit with northern grid.