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Amir’s Satyamev Jayate: story chosen – Dashrath Manjhi’s /timing chosen – parliamentary elections

    Amir’s audience, Gahlaur, Gaya Gaya: Amir Khan who visited Gaya yesterday to announce the second season of Satyamev Jayate felt very humble when he was greeted by a huge crowd. The actor visited Gehlaur in Gaya, Bihar to begin his journey of Satyamev Jayate 2 from the very spot where Dashrath Manjhi had given 22 years by himself broke a mountain and made a road for the villagers. Amir, who visited Gehlaur in Gaya ­district on Tuesday to pay homage to Dashrath Manjhi (also known as the Mountain Man) said he was truly inspired and moved by Manjhi’s ­achievement. “I... 

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... 

Avoidable culture of violence in Bihar: festivals like Saraswati Pooja turn into riots!

    Saraswati immersion: a gentler moment! Patna: it is becoming increasingly clear that the Bihar urban society has outsourced its festivals to the gangs of delinquent youth. These are often groups in neighbourhood that put up competitive stalls, collect their funds using rough methods and turn the festival atmosphere into all male discos. As if this is not bad enough, the merriment often leads to shows of violence, which are seen as part of the spectacle. Matters like who leads the procession, who gets to immerse the idol first can lead to deadly violence on days when the groups turn... 

Another ancient university uncovered in Nalanda: under Telhara mound

    Tehara excavation I Patna: Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials on Tuesday said. “We have discovered remains of another ancient university at the Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district,” Atul Kumar Verma, director of state archaeology, told the press. Telhara was visited by Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang in the 7th century A.D., and it was mentioned as “Teleadaka” in his account, Verma said. Describing it as a major discovery for Bihar’s history,... 

Bihar gets 68.95 lakh tourists till august, 2013: domestic tourists dominate

  Deedarganj Yakshini: Patna Museum Patna: according to reports, of the total number of 68.95 lakh tourists visiting Bihar in the first eight months of this year, 64.95 lakh comprised domestic tourists, while the number of foreign tourists stood at four lakh, the Principal Secretary (Tourism) B Pradhan stated to reporters. Bihar had received 22.5 lakh tourists last year which more than double the number of footfalls in 2007, he said. In order to woo domestic and foreign tourists, the tourism department has launched a massive publicity campaign about development of infrastructures, the Buddhist,... 

Come rains and storks are back in Danapur Cantonment

  Asian Open Bill Stork ;Ghonghil Patna: The monsoon is in full bloom, with Bihar recording over five per cent surplus rainfall till June 30. While the normal rainfall is 169mm, Bihar has already got 177mm rainfall. Patna Met director A K Sen said, “We now have surplus rain and though the monsoon activity will weaken in the next two days, it will again revive by July 5-6.” He added, “In the next three-four days, the monsoon formation trough will again cross through Jharkhand, central Bihar and eastern UP bringing more rainfall to the state.” The rain has made the... 

Bonding with the many James Bonds: Patna festival schedule

James Bond: it’s the same through the ages! James Bond is a cultural package of a complex kind but with a charm that simply captivates. The playboy, the patriot, the adventurer, the world-saviour, the suave socialite at home in parties, he is also a misfit, ill at home in his own intelligence service. This complex icon lives on without aging, just as he never had a childhood like us mortals. A festival like ‘Bond with Bond’ will allow you to see the many Bonds indeed. Each great actor who succeeded in settling in Bond’s skin gave him a new dimension, and the character is indeed now... 

When will Vikramshila University ruins get due attention?

When will Vikramshila University ruins get due attention?   Vikramshila remains Patna: according to recent reports, the Archaeological Survey of India’s Patna circle has decided to give its long overdue attention to the conservation of the Vikramshila university ruins, located near Antichak village in the Kahalgaon sub-division of Bhagalpur district, about 150 km from Patna. Vikramshila university was set up in the 8th century by the Pala dynasty king Dharmapala and its remains have been lying in a state of neglect for decades. ASI Patna’s superintending archaeologist Sanjay K.... 

भागलपुर:बदलत इब्राहिम खां मकबरा क सूरत

भागलपुर:बदलत  इब्राहिम खां मकबरा क सूरत Ibrahim Khan's tomb: Bhagalpur भागलपुर । पर्यटन विभाग कए धीरे धीरे बिहारक उपेक्षित स्‍थल दिस ध्‍यान जा रहल अछि। एहि क्रम मे उपेक्षित रहल ऐतिहासिक इब्राहिम खां मकबरा क सूरत बदलबाक प्रयास शुरू कैल गेल अछि। एकरा... 

Bihar Tourism making preparations for tourists from Bhutan arriving this winter

Bihar Tourism making preparations for tourists from Bhutan arriving this winter Bihar Tourism:The logo Patna: according to latest reports on news channels, the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has started making preparations for the arrival of tourists from Bhutan this winter with the onset of the tourism season. Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintoo stated that at this point, a six-day and seven-night tour package, including food, accommodation and sight-seeing is being offered to the Bhutanese tourists. This influx of tourists from Bhutan comes in the wake of Bihar CM’s recent... 
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