Tag: Bodh Gaya

Low-floor buses to start plying in Patna, Gaya from August

Low-floor buses to start plying in Patna, Gaya from August

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: State urban development and housing department (UDHD) minister Samrat Choudhary said here on Wednesday more than 200 semi-low floor buses have already been delivered to the state under centrally sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).The minister told TOI the process of selecting operators through tenders was on and the bus service would […]

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Vipassana picking up at Buddha Smriti Park

Vipassana picking up at Buddha Smriti Park

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Vipassana, a meditation technique, is now being held in the meditation centre of the Buddha Smriti Park. The ‘Vipassis’ (those who practise Vipassana) are neither charged any fee nor supposed to pay the entry fee to the park. As of now, about 50 visitors are participating in Vipassana sessions daily.The first session of one […]

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Bihar and Jharkhand to get new airports as air travel increases

Bihar and Jharkhand to get new airports as air travel increases

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has identified Gaya and Raxaul in Bihar for development of airports. The ministry has also selected Jamshedpur and Deoghar for development of airports in view of the growing number of air travellers across the country. Both places in Bihar have immense potential to emerge as viable airports. In fact, Gaya […]

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World Bank Group helps India develop Buddhist circuit

World Bank Group helps India develop Buddhist circuit

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The World Bank Group is supporting India’s Ministry of Tourism and the state tourism departments of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on the government’s priority program to develop the Buddhist Circuit, foster tourism-led growth, expand economic opportunities and create jobs for local communities, offer better facilities to pilgrims and help increase tourist traffic five-fold. IFC, a member […]

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Police probing robberies, loot in running trains

Police probing robberies, loot in running trains

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

During zero hour, WRD minister said the government was worried over the rising incidents of robberies in banks and loot in trains. The police are investigating all the cases of loot and robberies, particularly in the running trains.Leader of opposition Nand Kishore Yadav said a criminal arrested by the STF in connection with the explosions […]

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Power distributor in Gaya struggles to fulfil expectations

Power distributor in Gaya struggles to fulfil expectations

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gaya: Over five weeks after it took over power distribution in Gaya town, Manpur and Bodh Gaya, India Power struggles to fulfill high expectations of the nearly one lakh power users tagged to the company. India Power took over on June 1, 2014 after the failure of nearly half a dozen deadlines beginning January 1, […]

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Budget is disappointing, no mention of provisions for Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Budget is disappointing, no mention of provisions for Bihar: Nitish Kumar

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday described as “disappointing” the maiden general budget of Narendra Modi government as there was nothing for backward states like Bihar to cheer “acche din” (good days). “There is no mention of either special status for Bihar or special package, the promise which was made during Parliamentary election,” Kumar […]

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Buddhist monks mark first anniversary of serial blasts at Mahabodhi Temple

Buddhist monks mark first anniversary of serial blasts at Mahabodhi Temple

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bodh Gaya: Buddhist monks offered special prayers to mark the first anniversaryof serial blasts that rocked the Mahabodhi Temple, last year. A series of explosions in and around Buddhism’s holiest shrine in Bihar injured two persons early on July 7, 2013, in what the government described as a “terror” attack. The Mahabodhi Temple complex is located in Bodh Gaya, […]

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Fear patrols the Mahabodhi

Fear patrols the Mahabodhi

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bodh Gaya: The low-intensity blasts at the Mahabodhi temple, perhaps the holiest of Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the world, and other religious sites here this very day a year ago have served to cause fissures in the fragile balance of harmony, not only among the general population, but also amid those who ostensibly promote peace […]

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Car rally flags off to spread road safety awareness in Bihar

Car rally flags off to spread road safety awareness in Bihar

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: A car rally was flagged off from Patna to Bodh Gaya on Saturday with the participants on a special mission to spread awareness about the issues of road safety and saving fuel. Speaking to mediapersons, the organizer, Sumita Sahay, said that the purpose of the rally was to create awareness on road safety. “The […]

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