Hindus pray for salvation of their ancestors' spirit in Gaya

Gaya, Sept 25 : Hundreds of Hindus thronged the holy town of Gaya in Bihar on Tuesday to pray for salvation of their ancestors.

On the first day of the 'Shradh Paksha', a 15-day Hindu religious ritual that started today and will continue till September 9, many Hindus perform 'Pind Daan' or 'Shradh,' believing this will relieve their ancestors of all sins and help their souls attain salvation.

Naxalite attack claims three lives in Bihar

Gaya (Bihar), Sep 23 : At least three persons including a policeman were today killed in an attack by Naxalites in Bihar's Gaya District. The banned rebel group have called for a 24-hour shutdown to register their protest against the arrest of their top leader, Tushar Kant Bhattacharya, and his aide Brajmohan Ram.

According to official sources, the naxalites torched 13 trucks and two buses at places under Amas and Barachatti police stations.

Bihar put on high alert following Maoists’ shutdown call

Patna, Sep 23 : The Bihar Government today issued a high alert across the state following a 24-hour shutdown called by CPI-Maoists to register their protest against the arrest of their top leader, Tushar Kant Bhattacharya, and his aide Brajmohan Ram.

Police stations situated in the Naxalite hit districts have been put on maximum alert and patrolling intensified at vital installations like railway stations and government buildings across the state, Home Secretary of Bihar, Afzal Amanullah said

Bihar CM Promises Govt Jobs To Medal-Winning Players

Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish KumarPatna: Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar has assured government jobs for players winning medals while symbolizing the state at national and international events.

Abdul Kalam Agrees To Become NIU Visitor

A P J Abdul KalamPatna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam has responded favorably to the proposal to don the post of visitor at the purposed Nalanda International University.

Mr. Nitish broadened the offer when he met Abdul Kalam in New Delhi on Sunday.

He added that Mr. Kalam has accepted the offer, and ready to guide the administration in setting up the university.

I Have Full Confidence To Win Presidential Election - Pratibha Patil

Pratibha PatilPatna: UPA-Left presidential contender, Pratibha Patil, Tuesday showed assurance about her triumph regardless of the opponent attacks to tarnish her reflection.

While addressing a meeting for her campaigning, she told, “I have faced a number of challanges in the 50 years of my public life. An attempt is being made to besmirch my image, but my commitment to the glorious traditions of democracy and to the people of India remains unshaken.”