Kankerbagh resident Deepak Jaiswal donated blood for the first time in 1984 for his father who was suffering from blood cancer. Deepak, who works as a railway contractor has so far donated blood 77 times.
While the government faced criticism from all quarters on marginal dips in fuel prices, the newly revised cooking gas prices by state owned oil companies has choked homemakers. They claim the double blow has made them bebas aam aadmi (helpless common people).
Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) has issued notices to 14 hospitals of Patna for failing to efficiently dispose of bio-medical waste. Directions have also been issued to another eight hospitals to bring improvement in their ways of handling bio-medical waste.
Ranjan Prakash Thakur, the Danapur divisional railway manager under East Central Railway, on Saturday inspected platforms at Patna Junction and the waiting rooms, besides the escalator and other facilities, and instructed officials to keep the premises clean.
Senior administration officials spent a sleepless Friday night on the roads in Nathnagar after a minor problem created by a drunkard triggered a group clash, making a mockery of the government's tall claims about prohibition and its benefits.
Over 30 armed Maoists, comprising women rebels, raided Khalari village around Friday midnight and shot dead farmer Reet Lal Yadav, 65, in Jamui district, about 100km from Munger divisional headquarters.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday welcomed the central government's decision to keep materials used in langar (free community dining facility) run by religious institutions out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) purview and also to return the GST collected from such institutions.