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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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Extortion threats force Bihar doctor couple to leave government service


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) A doctor couple in Bihar's East Champaran district have resigned from their jobs at a government hospital after repeated extortion demands and threats by a gangster. ... Read more...

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Maoists hoist black flags in Bihar


August 15th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Maoists hoisted black flags in eight districts of Bihar Wednesday to protest India's Independence Day, police said.The black flags were seen atop schools and some buildings ... Read more...

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Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Abducted woman untraced, husband still in hospital


July 29th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) An upper caste woman abducted in Bihar 12 days ago allegedly for marrying a Dalit against her family's wishes remains untraced, police said Sunday.The husband, Krishna ... Read more...

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Woman abducted from Bihar station


July 18th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) A woman was abducted early Wednesday near the Motihari railway station in Bihar by criminals who attacked and seriously wounded her husband and flung her crying ... Read more...

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Four fake candidates caught in Jamia


July 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Four candidates, who had hired other people to appear for the written exam for the Bachelor of Technology course at the Jamia Millia Islamia, were ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims five more lives in Bihar, toll 230


June 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna June 24 (IANS) Five more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 230 since May, an official ... Read more...

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Foundation laid for Angkor Wat-replica in Bihar


June 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) The foundation laying ceremony for an Indian replica of Cambodia's world-famous Angkor Wat temple was conducted in Bihar's West Champaran district Thursday, organisers said.Hindu priests from ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills four more in Bihar, toll 204


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Four more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll from the disease to 204 in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar, Uttar Pradesh battle to contain deadly encephalitis outbreak (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has hit Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most populated states, is spreading.More deaths of AES ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims 9 more lives in Bihar, toll now 159


June 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Nine more children have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Patna districts, taking the state's toll from the disease to 159 ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 7 more in Bihar, death toll 150 (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Seven more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Muzaffarpur and Patna districts of Bihar, taking the state's death toll to 150 in the ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 4 more in Bihar, toll mounts to 147


June 15th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Four more children succumbed to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll to 147 in the state in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... Read more...

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Bihar village dreams big for its peacocks!


May 15th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madhopur (Bihar), May 15 (IANS) A wave of excitement has swept Bihar's Madhopur-Gobind village, home to around 500 peacocks. For years, people here have proudly co-existed with the national bird, ... Read more...

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Indian ‘jugaad’ on show: Royal Enfield Bullet as plough and coffee maker!


May 13th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Where have you seen a Royal Enfield Bullet plough a farm? Or used as a pressure cooker to whip up a frothy espresso coffee?Seems impossible? Well, ... Read more...

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Angkor Wat replica to come up in Bihar


May 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The Indian version of Cambodia's world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex will now be built in Bihar's East Champaran district on over 50 acres of land."There is ... Read more...

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Nitish development claims non-existent: CPI-ML


April 29th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 29 (IANS) Hundreds of Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninst (CPI-ML) cadres protested against the visit of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Kaimur district Sunday and rejected his "claims" ... Read more...

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Bihar pledges to preserve Orwell’s birthplace - again


April 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Big brother should have been watching out for it. But legendary British author George Orwell's birthplace in Bihar's Motihari town has been lying neglected for decades ... Read more...

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Nitish shown black flags by parateachers


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 23 (IANS) Protesting against non-payment of their salaries for nearly 11 months, hundreds of parateachers showed black flags to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday and shouted slogans ... Read more...

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Bihar to involve youths to fight kala azar


April 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 10 (IANS) Bihar has decided to involve village youths to help fight kala azar, a disease transmitted by the sand fly that killed over 70 people last year."The ... Read more...

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Court seeks affidavit on Gandhi schools


April 6th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 6 (IANS) The Patna High Court has told the state government to file an affidavit on the status of the 391 Buniyadi Vidyalayas (basic schools) set up to ... Read more...

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KBC winner plans to invest Rs.3.5 crore in real estate


March 16th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, who scripted history by winning the jackpot of Rs.5 crore in the fifth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, says that he plans to ... Read more...

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Bihar student’s kidnappers demand Rs.10 mn ransom


March 1st, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) A ransom of Rs.10 million has been demanded for the release of a school student kidnapped from Bihar's capital, his family members said Thursday even as ... Read more...

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Maoists luring villagers to grow poppy in Bihar


February 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) They indulge in extortion, but Maoists are also luring villagers to take up poppy cultivation over hundreds of acres of land in Bihar to generate funds, ... Read more...

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Compensate rape victim, Bihar told


January 31st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Bihar government to pay Rs.5 lakh as interim relief to a woman raped by a home ... Read more...

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Nitish orders inquiry into fake school admission


January 13th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday ordered an inquiry into incidents of fake admissions in schools for availing benefits such as free uniform, cycle, mid-day meal ... Read more...

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Bihar to conserve tree associated with Mahatma Gandhi


January 5th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 5 (IANS) An old neem tree, associated with Mahatma Gandhi and lying neglected in Bihar's East Champaran, would now be preserved and conserved under the government's plan ... Read more...

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Will get money, channel officials in touch: KBC winner


December 13th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) KBC winner Sushil Kumar Tuesday denied reports that he had complained about not getting his Rs.5 crore prize money, saying Sony officials were constantly ... Read more...

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KBC winner awaits Rs.5 crore, Big B says cheque ready


December 13th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bihar's Sushil Kumar, who made headlines when he became the first contestant to win Rs.5 crore on "Kaun Banega Crorepati 5", hasn't received his prize ... Read more...

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New hope for Mahatma Gandhi’s schools in Bihar


December 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 8 (IANS) There is new hope for an important but forgotten part of Gandhian heritage. After decades of neglect, the 391 Buniyadi Vidyalayas (basic schools) that were set ... Read more...

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KBC winner Sushil Kumar turns down ‘Big Boss’ offer


November 24th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, the first to win Rs.5 crore on "Kaun Banega Crorepati 5", has turned down an offer to enter the reality show "Bigg Boss" ... Read more...

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India’s new social entrepreneurs: making an impact where government fails


November 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Some merely debate on the great Indian urban-rural divide. But there are others who have resolved to do something about it and meeting with success ... Read more...

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Will KBC winner be rural job scheme ambassador?


November 6th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 6 (IANS) Sushil Kumar, the first to win Rs.5 crore on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', has been urged to become the brand ambassador for the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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