How Patna Police Is Working With Women Across Districts To Prevent Violence


To mark the seventh anniversary of Nirbhaya gang rape, the Bihar Police has announced a district-wide programme to prevent violence against women and girls.

December 16, 2019 was the seventh anniversary of the gut-wrenching rape and murder of 23-year-old Nirbhaya, the brutality of which still sends chills down our spines. The outrage that followed the gruesome incident compelled the government to recognise the magnitude of the problem and form a committee to look into reforming anti-rape law. A slew of recommendations was also made for prevention of violence against women and children, one of which was to augment the police force by investing in community policing.

To this end, the Bihar Police started a community initiative in 2016 to collaborate with women and girls in 32 police stations in Patna and 20 police stations in Gaya to prevent violence, abuse, and exploitation. The initiative has already yielded benefits as it has instilled a greater confidence in communities that the Police will partner with them to keep them safe.

To mark the seventh anniversary of Nirbhaya gang rape, the Bihar Police has announced a district-wide programme to prevent violence against women and girls. Assistant Director General Vinay Kumar of the Criminal Investigation Department said, “All the police stations across Patna districts will have ‘Women and Girl Safety Panels’ trained by Mumbai-based NGO Aangan Trust. The groups, comprised of women and children from all the police stations in the district, will actively engage with Bihar Police to identify and address threats to the safety of women and children in the region.” These monthly meetings comprise a significant investment in community policing and using local, real-time data from the ground to inform stronger policing in Patna.

Each chowki (police post) will have designated police personnel specialized to deal with cases of violence against women and children and shall be approachable to the community at all times. Police officials will initiate community meetings along with women volunteers to disseminate information on safety and legal mechanisms. Through regular meetings with the safety groups, the Police will leverage this mechanism to identify cases of child harm across the districts, work with community to co-create solutions to threats to child safety and take meaningful action in preventing harm.

Strengthening community policing systems has been shown to have positive effects on the police’s perception and efficacy, according to the Task Force on 21st Century Policing led by former U.S. President Barack Obama. In particular, trust and legitimacy are indicators that are shown to improve through increased interface with the community, and both of these factors have an impact on the police’s ability to do its job to protect the community. “Change begins with listening,” reads the first section of the 21st Century Policing Handbook. It is with this intention that the Bihar Police has set out to meaningfully engage with community members around child safety.

In 32 police stations of Patna, there are already active groups who engage with the police monthly. Police in these police stations have conducted activities like open houses, meet with adolescent girls who have mapped risks, increased patrolling, or carried out school safety campaigns.

Headquarters Inspector General Mr. Nayyar Khan said of the collaboration, “To tackle the grave issue of gender-based violence, it is crucial to incorporate the valuable perspectives of women and girls. Bihar Police has been collaborating with Aangan Trust to bring police and community together since 2016, and we look forward to continuing this engagement.”

As a result of local community data shared with the Bihar Police by women and girls, the police has taken actions such as increasing patrolling on unsafe routes, spreading awareness of legal systems protecting women and children against violence, conducting school safety campaigns, and organising regular community meetings to have a better understanding of risks at the grassroots level.

Patna stinks as municipal workers on strike

PATNA: With heaps of garbage scattered throughout the city, a condition has prevailed in Patna following the strike of workers of Patna Municipal Corporation continuing from last Monday?

Hundreds of workers have gone on strike in support of their demands and are staging dharna at the Maurya Lok.

In Patna, around 700 tonnes of the garbage is produced everyday which is not being lifted and dumped away from the city

The door to door garbage collection has also been affected with no one of PMC turning in for duty.

“As a result of this strike, almost all crossings and isolated places in the city are flooded with heaps of garbage which have started emanating foul smells”, said Shambhu Tewary at Rajendranagar, which had recently witnessed a devastating waterlogging.

On Monday, PMC workers demonstrated in front of the Corporation and threw garbage in a token of strike.

The waste materials of hotels, restaurants and other food zones are lying unmoved with hundreds of cows and other animals assembled thereupon.

Approximately, 4000 daily wage workers associated with the PMC have gone on strike demanding regularisation of their services and other facilities due to them.

They went on strike as soon as a letter was issued by Urban Development and Housing Department to all urban bodies to stop taking services of daily wage workers from February 1.

Chandra Prakash, president of Patna Nagar Nigam staff union, alleged that the government was misleading the workers just by extending deadline of stopping services of workers.

“We will not call off strike unless and until the services are regularised and letter is issued confirming it”, he said.

Locals said that if the strike continues further, Patna will become a stinking city and breakout of epidemic diseases can’t be ruled out.

Amid coronavirus, Bihar Girl admitted to Patna Medical College and Hospital with fever.

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PATNA/KOLKATA: A 29-year-girl from Bihar’s Chapra district was referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital on Monday with flu-like symptoms. 

Ekta Kumari, who returned from China on January 22, is a student at China’s Tianjin University and had left the country after the coronavirus outbreak.

“She is coherent and not panicking. She wanted to get proper medical care,” said a doctor from Chapra, who did not want to be named.

According to principal health secretary Sanjay Kumar, Ekta reported a mild fever and is suspected to be suffering from the virus, but it hasn’t been confirmed. 

Meanwhile, a researcher from Bengal’s Birbhum district is stranded at a hotel at Wuhan City in Hubei province for four days because of the outbreak. He went to Hubei University on January 21.

“I have been in my hotel room since Friday. I am not allowed to leave. Doctors are visiting me thrice and the hotel authorities are providing food,” said Kazi Arif Islam.

In north Bengal, the state government has set up three checkpoints to scan those who are coming from Nepal.

Coronavirus: High alert in Jharkhand, Bihar; eye on international tourists.

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PATNA/ RANCHI: Bihar and Jharkhand both issued alerts over Coronavirus, Sunday, advising its health surveillance units to keep an eye on suspected cases while issuing standard operating procedures to tackle the same.

Bihar shares over 600 km with Nepal-much of the stretch unguarded.

Officials in the state health secretariat said, there is a worry since there is free-flow of tourists into India and Nepal –mainly on the Buddhist circuit-many of them from China and South-East Asian countries.

With Kathamandu and Kapilvastu in Nepal and Sarnath in UP being starting points for the pilgrim route, Bihar ordered high alert along with the Bihar-Nepal border districts of East and West Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Madhubani, Araria and Kishanganj.

Principal Secretary Health, Bihar, Sanjay Kumar said that preventive measures were being taken after a boy in Nepal was diagnosed with the virus.

A standard operating procedure to be followed has also been notified to doctors, he said.

The state has also issued alert to Patna airport for the screening of foreign guests arriving and created a cell under Dr Ragini Mishra for Coronavirus surveillance.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand notified surveillance units in all districts asking doctors to monitor all suspected cases for at least 28 days, while issuing a reporting format for such cases, to a central facility.

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme units were instructed by Principal Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni to keep a close eye on all entrants.

Bihar teacher impresses Anand Mahindra, Shah Rukh Khan with her multiplication table learning technique.

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Patna: A video of a Bihar school teacher teaching the multiplication table to her students has caught the attention of industrialist Anand Mahindra and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Mahindra who frequently shares videos that he receives on his “WhatsApp wonder box” recently shared a video of a Bihar teacher informing her students about a clever hack to learn the multiplication table of number nine. “Whaaaat? I didn’t know about this clever shortcut. Wish she had been MY math teacher. I probably would have been a lot better at the subject! #whatsappwonderbox,” Mahindra wrote on Twitter.

The video shows the teacher demonstrating how students can learn the multiplication table of nine with the help of their hands.

The teacher in the video is Ruby Kumari who teaches at a school in Bounsi, Banka. The video was initially shared by Ruby on ‘Teachers of Bihar- the changemakers’, a Facebook group of the Bihar education project council.

The video has gone viral across social media platforms. It has been viewed more than 4.67 lakh times on Twitter alone. The video also prompted netizens to share their hacks.

“Can’t tell you how many of my life’s issues this one simple calculation has solved, wow!” Shah Rukh Khan wrote on Twitter.

Soon after the video went viral, Ruby thanked Mahindra and Shah Rukh for sharing the video. She said, “I thank superstar Shahrukh Khan and Anand Mahindraji for liking my video and sharing it. I am very happy that my innovation is being watched by people across India. I am thankful to the ‘Teachers of Bihar-the Changemakers’ for giving me the opportunity by sharing my video on their platform.”

She added that she would like all government school teachers to make learning fun through innovation and activity-based approach without the burden of heavy school bags.

Bihar: A govt school that runs for one student.

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Patna: The low student-teacher ratio has been a problem across the country. But in a village in Bihar’s Gaya there is a government school that has two teachers for one student. There is also a cook who prepares mid-day meals for the lone student.

Officials said it costs the government over Rs 59,000 monthly for the education of the lone student of class one, who studies in a one-storey school building with four classrooms and a kitchen. The government pays about Rs 58,000 to the two teachers and Rs 1,500 to the cook monthly.

Dharmaraj Paswan, the village head, said the people in the area where the school is located are more inclined towards sending their children for quality education to private schools. “…there are many options for private schools for the people. So they do not send their kids to the Mansabigha primary school,” he said.

The lone student, Jhanvi Kumari, said she gets all the attention from the two teachers and the cook, Gyanti Devi.

“Sometimes food for her is even brought from a nearby hotel, as preparing it for a student sometimes becomes a difficult task,” said one of the teachers, Priyanka Kumari.

She added that altogether nine students were enrolled in the school, but just one attends the classes. “She will also leave the school after some time,” she said. When asked about the syllabus and how her exams are conducted, Priyanka Kumari said, “We teach her to our best ability.”

“We will soon launch a drive to sensitize parents to send their kids to the school, which may increase the enrolment,” said district education officer Mustafa Hussain Mansuri

Khizarsarai block development officer Uday Kumar expressed surprise over the condition of the school. “I will inquire why the enrolment in the school is low,” he said.

Anti-CAA protests spread to 11 Bihar districts.

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The ongoing protest at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register has spread to at least 11 districts of Bihar.

Protesters, mostly women and girls, can be seen waving national flag, singing patriotic songs and reciting poems at dharnas in parks and open areas. In Patna alone, such protests are being held at three places for the past several days.

‘No party flags’

Politicians and social activists like Brinda Karat, Kanhaiya Kumar, Yogendra Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Shivanand Tiwari have addressed the protesters, explaining the implications of the CAA. “We don’t allow them to make political speeches here. They come to lend us support, nothing more,” said Omair Khan, who has been leading one such protest at Gaya’s Shanti Bagh.

“Leaders are welcome to lend us support, but no party flags are allowed,” said Mohd. Sarfaraj, who has been sitting on protest at Patna’s Subzibagh.

Phulwarisharif and Mangal Talab are the other two areas in Patna which have been seeing continuous anti-CAA-NRC-NPR protests. Hundreds of women of all ages and even small children can be seen sitting round-the-clock and raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government’s “anti-people” policies. Mothers holding babies in their arms discuss how CAA-NPR-NRC would impact their lives, while the men are mostly engaged in managing the crowd.

“We will not move from here till this law is withdrawn by the Modi government even if it takes months or years,” says a veiled Akbari Khatun, who has been coming to the protest site every day for the last 17 days.

Students at forefront

Similar protests are being held in Kishanganj, Katihar, Bettiah in West Champaran, Begusarai, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Gaya, Darbhanga and Madhubani districts. At some places like Bettiah, girl students from Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Milia Islamia have been leading the protests. “The CAA, NRC and NPR have put a question mark on our identity in our own country. Who are these people to ask us for our identity,” asked a young girl from Darbhanga.

“The day is not far when such protests will spread to all corners of the country and force the government to withdraw this law,” said Nafisa Parveen at Gaya.

Over 4,000 chemists go on three-day strike in Patna from January 22.

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PATNA: Patna’s famous Govind Mitra road and other adjoining areas, which have the maximum number of retail as well as wholesale chemist shops, wore a deserted look on Wednesday with 4,0000 chemists going on a three-day strike from January 22.

The chemists, who are a part of the Bihar Chemists Association, staged a dharna in support of a charter of their demands including an immediate check on unnecessary harassment on the pretext of completing formalities of work.

However, in a humanitarian move, Prasan K Singh, president of the association, said that medicine shops opened in the premises of hospitals were exempted from participating in the strike.

Chandigarh to have direct connectivity to Goa, Chennai and Patna from March.

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Come summer, and Chandigarh will have direct air connectivity to important domestic destinations such as Goa, Patna, Surat and Chennai, taking care of both leisure trips and official business of residents.

The summer flight schedule, which will be enforced at Chandigarh International Airport on March 29, has another good news for travellers — the number of flights are proposed to be doubled from 32 to 65.

However, putting a dampener on this welcome development, the schedule makes no provision for new international flights even as 24×7 operations became a reality at the airport in April last year. Only the two existing flights to the UAE — Sharjah and Dubai — have been listed.

Meanwhile, IndiGo is all set to resume its Dubai flight from February 15. The flight was suspended from December 14 onwards, citing cancellations and delays due to poor visibility.

IndiGo to operate 28 flights

IndiGo is likely to operate 28 of the 65 proposed flights. These include flights to Goa, Chennai, Surat and Patna. The one to Goa will take off past midnight. Even GoAir will operate a flight from Goa to Chandigarh.

Vaneet Sharma, director of a travel agency in Sector 17, said the new destinations will boost pan-India connectivity and also help in boarding international flights from Delhi. “For going to Goa, people first have to go to Delhi, but now it will be easier for them to reach the tourist destination. Moreover, the flight timings are very flexible.”

Sanjeev Vashisht, member of the airport advisory committee, who is also former president of the Mohali Industry Association, said the new destinations, especially Goa and Patna, will boost the tourism sector. “We are hopeful that international flights will start from October this year after installation of the advanced instrument landing system CAT-3,” he said.

Welcoming the direct flight to Patna, Jatinder Pal Singh, senior vice-president, gurdwara coordination committee, Mohali, said: “It was a long-pending demand of residents of our region, as Patna Sahib is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh. Devotees have to travel by train, which takes a long time. Now, they will be able to take a direct flight.”

New domestic destinations

Flight to and from Goa, Surat and Chennai will begin on March 29.

IndiGo flight 6E-6137 will arrive at Chandigarh from Goa at 6:40am and will depart for Ahmedabad from Chandigarh at 8:10am.

GoAir flight G8-814 will arrive at Chandigarh from Goa at 9:45am and will depart for Surat (G8-815) at 10:15am.

IndiGo flight 6E-6147 will arrive at Chandigarh from Bengaluru at 11pm and the same flight (6E-6144) will depart to Goa after midnight at 12:40am.

IndiGo will also provide direct connectivity between Chandigarh and Chennai. Flight 6E-8052/8053 will arrive at Chandigarh at 1:30pm and depart for Chennai at 2pm.

IndiGo is also going to operate two flights between Chandigarh and Patna from March 30.

The first flight (6E-6141) will arrive from Ahmedabad at 11:35am and then depart for Patna (6E-6148) at 12:05pm.

The second flight (6E-6926) will arrive from Patna at 6:35pm and will resume its return journey at 7:05pm.

All these flights will operate six days a week, from Monday to Saturday.

AIIMS Patna Recruitment 2020: Apply Online for 206 Nursing Officer Staff Nurse Grade II at, Check here for more Details.

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The All India Institute of Medical Science AIIMS, Patna (Bihar) has come out with the latest notification regarding the recruitment process for the post of Nursing Officer Staff Nurse Grade II.

Therefore, the candidates who are interested in this recruitment process are advised to read the official notification available on the official website in order to get more information about the post. Also, the candidates will have to fill up the application form on or before 12th February 2020 before 5:00 PM.


Event Date
application process for the AIIMS recruitment 2020 has started11th January 2020
last date to apply for the post12th February 2020
last date for making the online fee payment12th February 2020
AIIMS examination date23rd February 2020

The admit cards release date will be notified soon on the official website. So, the candidates are advised to keep a check on the website for getting more detailed information and recent updates.


There are a total number of 206 vacancies for the post of Nursing Officer Staff Nurse Grade II

  • For the male candidates, there are a total of 21 vacancies
  • For the female candidates, there are a total of 185 vacancies


  • The candidates applying for the Nursing Officer Staff Nurse Grade-II recruitment process should have a Degree in B.Sc. Nursing / Diploma in Nursing with proper registration
  • The candidates should also have a 2 Year Experience in 50 Bedded Hospitals


The candidates should have a minimum age of 21 years, and they should not exceed the age of 30 years


  • For the candidates belonging to the General/OBC category, the application fee is Rs 1500/-
  • For the candidates who belong to SC or ST or EWS category, the application fee is Rs 1200/-
  • For the PWD candidates, there is no application fee

The application fee should be paid online through credit card/ debit card/ net banking


  • Candidates who wish to apply for the available vacancies under ongoing recruitment drive at AIIMS Patna must log-on to the AIIMS Patna website @
  • On reaching the home page, the candidates must locate the link related to the AIIMS Nursing Officer Staff Nurse Grade-II recruitment process
  • They can duly fill-up the application form by providing all the important details
  • The candidates can then upload the scanned photograph and signature
  • After this, they can download the application form and take a printout of it.