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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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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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Billionaires & Millionaires to Dominate RS

Billionaires & Millionaires to Dominate RS

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Democracy is an abundance of riches, as the worth of the new occupants of the Upper House benches is being revealed in the run up to Rajya Sabha 2014. 36 out of 55—over 70 per cent—are crorepatis. Property is one of the major wealth factors listed and many of the new candidates are businessmen who […]

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RBI Governor visits Kasturba school, hails Bihar govt efforts

RBI Governor visits Kasturba school, hails Bihar govt efforts

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jehanabad: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan today visited a model girls school, predominately for weaker section, here and praised Bihar government for the effort. Accompanied by World Bank officials Rajan visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika school here, around 60 km from state capital Patna, to have a first hand view of the noble […]

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Patna

Patna

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. The modern city of Patna lies on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Kosi, Sone and Gandak. The population is 1.8 million people. Patna is approximately 25 km […]

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