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Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DICCI) to start Bihar chapter

    Union Minister of Finance P. Chidambaram with Milind Kamble Patna: according to reports, the Dalit voice in business, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DICCI) will soon start a Bihar chapter to back the businessmen, traders and entrepreneurs from the scheduled castes in Bihar. Even though the number of such entrepreneurs may be low in the state the nine-year-old DICCI hopes that its chapter in Bihar will help small and petty dalit traders and businessmen to prevail against the traditional system of social discrimination. DICCI’s founder chairman Milind Kamble... 

Patna gets go ahead for its metro

    Patna traffic chaos: Metro is the remedy? Patna: Bihar Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary on Tuesday gave the green signal to the much awaited Patna metro train project. Anyone who has travelled in the Delhi or Kolkata metro is well aware of what a metro facility means – apart from serving a very practical need it also raises the levels of hygiene, civility and regard for shared spaces that India otherwise lacks. The contrast between the cleanliness levels of metros and railway or bus stations in India is sufficiently telling. “We have decided to go ahead with the... 

Kejriwal confirmed: Reliance asks govt to double gas prices by May 13

    Gas: price hike in a hurry Confirming Arvind Kejjriwal’s projections, Reliance Industries has asked Oil Ministry to announce a new natural gas price immediately after polling ends on May 12, saying this was necessary to avoid irreparable loss to all parties, including the government. While a new formula for pricing of all domestically produced natural gas was notified on January 10 and published in Gazettee on January 17, the Election Commission last month asked the government to defer its implementation till general elections are completed. The new pricing formula, that almost... 

Amrapali Group starts agro-industry near Katihar: plans expansions to other districts

    Food Processing Unit of Amrapali Group at Chabilapur, Rajgir Patna: In a bid to boost Bihar’s food processing sector, Tariq Anwar, minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries, laid the foundation stone for a unit on Katihar-Purnea Road in Bhasana, set up by the Amrapali Group. “Bihar has a lot of potential in food processing. The Amrapali group is playing a key role in the progress of the sector in the state. I urge more private firms to come forward and invest here,” he said. “In fact, Bihar is the only state that has the capacity to fulfill the entire’s... 

Rajni’s game changer ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ to release in Bhojpuri among seven languages

    Kochadaiiyaan: the game-changer production Chennai: After months of delay, superstar Rajinikanth‘s Tamil period-drama “Kochadaiiyaan” is slated to release worldwide April 11, and its director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin views the film as the next step in Indian cinema. “Following last year’s celebrations of India’s filmmaking centenary, we view the release of ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ as part of the next step of Indian cinema. For the first time a full length feature has been made using performance capture technology in India and I truly hope this creates a whole alternate... 

New Ganga bridge to connect Khagaria with Sultanganj

  Ganga at Sultanganj Patna: CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid the foundation of a four-lane RCC cable-stayed bridge along with approach road across the Ganga at Aguani ghat under Parbatta block in Khagaria district, 42km from the district headquarters. The 3,160-metre-long bridge will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,710.77 crore and connect Khagaria with Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district. It is scheduled to be completed within three years. It would link National Highway (NH) 31 and 107, reducing distance between Sultanganj and Khagaria, Saharsa, Supaul and Madhepura districts. The CM also... 

Yet another power plant in Bihar: in Kajra, Lakhisarai

  Bihar: getting em-powered Patna: The state run NTPC is all set to get another power project in Bihar. This 1.320 MW project would be set up through a joint venture company with the PSU and the state government’s power production company. The project would be situated in Lakhisarai district of the state. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will lay the foundation stone for this project on Saturday. In the joint venture company, the NTPC would own 74 percent, while the rest of the shares will belong to the state government.”We have been trying very long for this project,”... 

Patna to get 20km stretch of free Wi-fi: all the way from NIT to Danapur

    Patna: a Wi-fi hotspot? Patna: according to reports, the long stretch from NIT-Patna on Ashok Rajpath to Danapur, a 20-km distance will have free Wi-Fi facility. On Wednesday, chief minister Kumar unveiled the 20km free Wi-Fi zone, the longest across the globe, at the e-Bihar summit in Patna. Kumar also unveiled a ‘city surveillance and dial 100′ scheme under which at least 100 CCTV cameras installed in different localities of the state capital became operational. A state data centre has also been opened for storing of the ‘data’ collected by these cameras. Speaking... 

Hyderabad firm to automate PDS in Bihar: getting ready for food security

    IT backbone: to smoothen PDS? Patna/ Hyderabad: according to latest reports, Identity management and e-governance solutions company 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd has won a Rs. 10-crore contract from the Bihar Government for automation and monitoring of the public distribution system (PDS). The hope and the plan here is that the automation would make the PDS processes and supply chain more efficient and even more important, more transparent for a vast population. The main components that would be implemented as part of this contract are GPS-based Fleet Tracking for grain transportation,... 

Foundation laid for Sone River bridge in Aurangabad

Sone River: Bihar Patna: while laying the foundation stone of a four-lane bridge over river Sone which will link Daudnagar in Aurangabad with Nasriganj in Rohtas, CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that during the past seven years about 12,000 bridges and culverts have been constructed of which Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam (BRPNNL). Although the Nigam was established in 1975 and in 30 years it could build only 375 bridges. The bridge will shorten the distance as on Daudnagar side it will be linked to NH- 98 and on Nasriganj side with state highway 15 thus linking Magadh to Bhojpur, while vehicles... 
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