Privacy Policy for PatnaDaily.Com

The privacy of our visitors to PatnaDaily.Com is important to us.

At PatnaDaily.Com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. We take our visitors' privacy seriously. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit PatnaDaily.Com, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on PatnaDaily.Com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage. As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google's own privacy policies.

About Google advertising:

What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Controlling Your Privacy

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Contact Information

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PatnaDaily.Com encourages its readers to submit their articles to be published on the web site. Through readers' participation, the Readers Write section of PatnaDaily.Com has become one of its kind when it comes to discussions on a wide variety of topics, particularly those related with Bihar.

If you wish to express your views on the topic of your choice, please submit your article by sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you wish to submit pictures with your article, please ensure they are a minimum of 800 pixel wide and 500 pixel high. We reserve the right to resize the image as needed.

You should type your article in either Microsoft Word format or in plain text format. Also, your article should be between 350 and 600 words. Very long articles are accepted in rare occasions.

While we are very liberal in accepting articles from our visitors, there are certain rules established by PatnaDaily.Com that you must follow.

Note that we cannot accept all submissions. We will edit the contents for clarity, space, and grammatical reasons as needed. We reserve the right to accept or reject any submission without any explanation.

Please try to keep the topic to Bihar, its politics, culture, current events, and social and economic conditions though exceptions are allowed and above all, please be civil. Abuse, derogatory terms to define any ethnic group, and inflammatory articles will automatically result in rejection. Personal attacks will not be allowed.

It's okay to disagree with a writer's view but making personal, snide remarks will be deleted. If you disagree with someone, write your reaction in a civil manner.

Also, while sending your views, please do provide a little information about yourself. This simply adds to your credibility. We are not looking for your entire history or postal address or phone numbers, etc. What you do and the city or country you live in is all we expect from you.

PatnaDaily.Com does not assume any responsibility of the opinions expressed here and does not necessarily agree or disagree with the writer's viewpoints.

We reserve the right to reject any article without having to provide any explanation.

Please note that the article must be exclusively written for PatnaDaily.Com. If you are planning to submit your articles to other web sites, please do not send it to PatnaDaily.Com.

SORRY, NO ANONYMOUS LETTERS! If we cannot verify your e-mail address, your message will not be published, regardless of how brilliant your views are.

By writing to PatnaDaily.Com, you acknowledge that the article is actually yours and has not been plagiarized from other sources. If it is not written by you, you must provide the information about the original author or a web link to the original article. PatnaDaily.Com assumes the article is written by YOU and will not be held responsible if it turns out to be stolen, or plagiarized.

If you must quote from other sources, please don't just copy and paste. Instead, provide a web link or the name/date of the source.

By writing to PatnaDaily.Com, you automatically agree to the above rules and other rules set by PatnaDaily.Com on its FAQ page.

Thanks for visiting PatnaDaily.Com, your exclusive source on the Web for news, facts, and figures relating to Patna and its neighbors.

As we embarked on this project in the year 2000, we found that there was absolutely no exclusive site for information relating to Patna. This need echoed not only in Patna but also around the country. Further, as we all know, people from Patna can be found all over the globe, the need was even more felt, that eventually led to extensive research and fact-findings.

However, after being in business for 20 years, we have come to realize that PD was in need of a new direction and news from Bihar was no more a priority as there are now literally dozens of other sources where you can get your daily fix for news from our state. What we feel is there's more of a need for exchange of ideas instead of discussing the same old, tired tropes like which politician said what and how to win elections based on caste calculations. After careful consideration, we have decided to do away with daily news updates and instead use this platform to foster and exchange ideas. We have always given voice to people from different religion and political persuasion and that will continue to be so. However, we will not allow articles that are blatant propaganda from politicians and their minions and those that foment political, social, or communal tension. Remember, this is a privately-held website and we reserve the ultimate right to publish or to not publish any article submitted to us that we deem inappropriate. Our decision in such matters would be final.

PatnaDaily.Com is not affiliated with any political party or organization thus putting us in an unique position to appraise politicians or political parties, that is, to criticize or praise them as they deserve. Unlike other newspapers or websites, we are neither pro nor against any particular political party or group but we do intend to raise our voice against ill-conceived government policies and corrupt practices irrespective of the name of the party.

Once again, we thank you for your patronage.

Your comments, ideas, and suggestions are quite welcome. Your feedback to us will be highly appreciated and will help us decide the future and shape of this web site.

Sunil Sinha

Editor/Founder PatnaDaily.Com

(Updated Feb. 7, 2021)

1. Do I need to register if I wish to comment on any article on PatnaDaily.Com? What are the rules for participating in discussions?

No, you do not need to register for accessing PatnaDaily.Com. However, if you wish to participate in the comment section of the web site, you must login with your Disqus, Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Yahoo account. Most people already have one of these accounts so you can use them to post comments.

In case you don't have any of these accounts, just sign up with Disqus (go to the commenting section on any news article to sign up) and you are good to go.

Also, please follow the rules of participating in discussion on any article on PatnaDaily.Com. Some common sense rules are:

    • No obscenity allowed. Even one violation will get you banned from posting.
    • You may not create multiple identities under different names. We check your IP address. Multiple addresses would result in immediate termination of your membership from PatnaDaily forums.
    • Passionate discussion is encouraged as long as you keep them civil. Once again, abusive language or threats will result in the termination of your membership.
    • Once you are terminated, you will not be reinstated unless you, in a separate email to PatnaDaily.Com, convince us that unacceptable behavior on your part will not take place again. Reinstatement of your membership is entirely up to us (PatnaDaily.Com) and we will not provide you the reason for our decision to ban you for life.
    • Stay on the topic; off topic comments will be deleted entirely at our descretion and we will, under no circumstances, would be required to provide you an explanation.

If you use abusive language, your comment will either not appear on the site or it will be deleted by one of the moderators so please be civil and respective to each other.

2. Can I send articles to PatnaDaily.Com?

Sure you can! The only requirement we have is that you must provide your real name and e-mail address.

Keep the article simple, short, and precise. Mere ranting and rambling does not make up for a good article. On an average, your article should not be more than 650 words. We do make exceptions in some cases.

We reserve the right to reject any article without having to provide any explanation.

Other things to consider: please don't send articles written in "Hindi" while using English (Roman) letters. It makes it extremely difficult to read and decipher it. Also, please don't use all CAPS. THIS MAKES READING QUITE A TIRING JOB, not to mention it is equivalent to shouting on the Internet.

Read more about rules regarding sending articles to PatnaDaily here.

3. Do we get paid for sending articles?

Unfortunately, no. Only full time PD employees get paid. Our dozen or so guest contributors do so out of their love and passion for their city and the state and do not get paid in any form. 

4. I am interested in getting a job at PatnaDaily.Com. What do I need to do?

Your are free to fill out the contact form expressing your interest in working with PatnaDaily.Com. If and when there is a suitable opening, we will contact you either by e-mail or phone to discuss the matter with you. Please note that PatnaDaily.Com does not send confirmation replies to job seekers.

5. I have sent many articles to you but you have not published them. What gives?

There could be many reasons for that: the article was poorly written; the article suggested communal hatred or violence; the article was written in Hindi using Roman letters; your article was way too long or way too short, name and e-mail address were missing; the article was in all CAPS, or a myriad of other reasons. If you think your article did not fell within one of the above reasons, please give it some more time. It will eventually make it to the Web. However, please don't expect instant result.

6. I want information on Bihar schools/colleges/coaching institutes, their admission requirements, their phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses, government officials' name, addresses, e-mail addresses or phone numbers, info about Sudha Dairy, etc. Can you provide us the information?

Unfortunately due to lack of resources and time, we cannot find information for you. Please do not ask us to find out information that you can find out for yourself if you spent some time on the Search Engines like Google or by calling one of your relatives or friends in Patna. Also, please realize we do not have anything to do with Sudha Dairy. We don't own it or have details about it. If you need information about it, please contact the proper authorities.

7. Can I send pictures of Patna or Bihar to be included on PatnaDaily.Com?

Absolutely! You are more than welcome to send relevant pictures to PatnaDaily.Com. If we publish them, we will give proper credit to you with the pictures. Just make sure the pictures you send are in either BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG or PSD format. Try to keep the file size less than 250k so we could resize them as needed. PatnaDaily.Com, however, retains the right to reject or publish the pictures as it deems proper. Send your pictures at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

8. I have just started a business or Web site and I want you to review it and put comments on PatnaDaily.Com.

Sorry, we don't and can't do that. Unless the link of your Web site is consistent with the overall goal of PatnaDaily.Com or somehow enhances the value of this Web site, we do not include links or free ads of businesses. If you wish, you may contact us for putting an ad of your business on PatnaDaily.Com.

9. I maintain my own blog. Can you provide a link to it?

Sorry, we cannot do so. We get numerous such requests and if we allowed one, we would have to allow others as well.

As a rule, PatnaDaily.Com removes any reference to a personal blog in articles sent to us by our readers. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. PatnaDaily.Com will be the final judge to decide whether a reference to a personal blog should be included in an article or not.