Oncologist warns against unusual vaginal bleeding

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PATNA: Women should not ignore unusual vaginal bleeding as it may be a symptom of gynecologic cancer, Dhanbad-based Dr Samir Hazra said on the second day of the annual conference of East Oncology Group-Bihar chapter and Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)-Bihar chapter, on Sunday. “One should recognize the warning signs or symptoms of gynecologic cancer against what is normal for that person. The symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge, pelvic pain or pressure, abdominal back pain and itching or burning of the vulva,” Dr Hazra added. “The…

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17 Japanese Encephalitis, 7 dengue cases so far

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PATNA: Seven patients have so far been tested positive for dengue in the state this year. According to data available on the website of the State Health Society-Bihar, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi and Vaishali have reported one case each and East Champaran district two cases. The state has recorded altogether 17 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases this year – five in Muzaffarpur, four in Sitamarhi, three in Patna and one each in Bhojpur, Gaya, Lakhisarai, Sheohar and Nalanda districts. “We are keeping a close watch on the situation. It has been…

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Patna airport registers 44% growth in flyers

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PATNA: The Jaya Prakash Narayan International (JPNI) airport here registered 44.2% growth in passenger flow in the first quarter of the ongoing fiscal – April to June – when compared to the same period last fiscal. According to figures available with Airports Authority of India (AAI), Patna airport, despite space constraints, handled altogether 10,17,269 passengers between April and June this year against 7,05,491 passengers handled during this period last year. Going by the comparative growth figures of other main airports in the country, Patna stands at 18th position as far…

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Muz home rape case: CBI quizzes ex-min Damodar

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PATNA: A day after the CBI raid and interrogation of former state social welfare minister Manju Verma, the central agency quizzed another former minister, Damodar Rawat, for several hours at his Jamui residence late on Saturday for his alleged close connections with Brajesh Thakur, who is the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur government children home rape case. Within hours of his interrogation, JD(U) suspended Damodar’s son Rajeev Rawat, who was the party’s state youth wing general secretary. Rawat was state social welfare department minister and three times MLA from Jhajha…

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Bihar: Congress flays CM’s ‘7 resolves’ initiative

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PATNA: The Congress on Saturday assailed the Nitish Kumar government for including two programmes in his government’s ‘Saat Nischay (seven resolves)’ initiative, which should otherwise have been implemented by panchayats. Of the two schemes in question, ‘Har ghar nal ka jal (tap water for every household) is now being implemented by the public health and engineering department and ‘Ghar tak pakki gali, naali (Concrete cement street and drain to every household) by the rural development department. According to the Congress, it amounts to weakening the panchayati raj system as the…

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Bihar to send Rs 10 crore assistance to Kerala

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PATNA: Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday extended a financial assistance of Rs 10 crore to flood-ravaged Kerala for relief operations and rehabilitation of the affected people. In a letter addressed to his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan, Nitish wrote, “I am sending a small contribution of Rs 10 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to Kerala. I am deeply distressed and saddened by the tragic loss of lives and large scale damages done to the properties because of heavy floods triggered by continuous rainfall in Kerala. I convey my…

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Brajesh Thakur alleges threat to life

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PATNA: Prime accused in Muzaffarpur children home rape case Brajesh Thakur alleged threat to his life when he was produced before a special court on Saturday. Thakur, who appeared before a special court set up under POCSO Act through video conferencing along with nine other accused in the case, informed judge Rakesh Pati Tiwari that he feared threat to his life as he was kept in a cell along with two Maoists. Earlier, the Muzaffarpur civil court premises had turned into a fortress in view of August 8 incident when…

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Attack on professor: Oppn wants Nitish to act

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PATNA/MOTIHARI: The opposition parties, including left-wing students’ unions, in Bihar have slammed the Nitish Kumar government for the attack on an assistant professor of Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU) at Motihari on Friday. Reports said an abortive bid was also made to burn the professor alive for allegedly making a critical comment about former PM late Atal Bihari Vajpayee on a social networking site. Leader of opposition in the state assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav asked Nitish, “What is going on, Mr CM? The RSS goons under the patronage of RSS-programmed…

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Bihar awaits land for four-lane road

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PATNA: The state road construction department (RCD) is awaiting the railway ministry’s nod for transfer of its land near Danapur railway station for construction of a four-lane semi-elevated road between the proposed Bihta airbase and Danapur railway station. The 18.5km four-lane road is proposed to be developed to provide expressway connectivity to a civil enclave being developed at the airbase of the Indian Air Force at Bihta for commercial flight operations. While National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is proposed to construct the 13.5km elevated four-lane road from Bihta to…

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Shelter home case: Ex-minister’s premises raided

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The CBI on Friday raided over a dozen places in Bihar, including the official and residential premises of former social welfare minister Manju Verma in Patna and at Sripur in Begusarai district, in the Muzaffarpur children’s home mass rape case. Places belonging to Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused, were also raided, yielding a huge quantity of condoms and pornographic materials.

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