Tag: Ganga

Ganga riverfront work cheers up World Bank

Ganga riverfront work cheers up World Bank

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Bank’s happy. The Nitish Kumar government on Friday got a pat from the World Bank for the progress in the ambitious Ganga riverfront development project in Patna. World Bank country director Onno Ruhl on a visit to Patna expressed satisfaction over the progress of the riverfront development project and claimed that work on […]

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Rail projects in Bihar put on fast track with Assembly elections around the corner

Rail projects in Bihar put on fast track with Assembly elections around the corner

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: With Assembly elections in Bihar around the corner, all big railway projects in the state have been put on the fasttrack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally keeping track of the progress of the projects that include two mega-bridges and two locomotive factories. An official in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) told ET […]

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‘Centre should form pilgrimage fair development body’

‘Centre should form pilgrimage fair development body’

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: BJP MP from Buxar Ashwini Kumar Choubey said on Sunday the Centre should constitute a pilgrimage fair development authority (PFDA) for efficient management of monthlong ‘Shrawani fair’ in Bihar and Jharkhand and other such fairs which attract people from across the world.Choubey said during the ‘Shrawani fair’, devotees from several countries visit Sultanganj in […]

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Bihar CM inaugurates famous ‘Shravani Mela’ in Sultanganj

Bihar CM inaugurates famous ‘Shravani Mela’ in Sultanganj

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on July 13 inaugurated the famous Shravani Mela (fair) of Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district. Lakhs of ‘kanwariyas’ or devotes of Lord Shiva collect the holy water of the Ganga from here during the Hindu calendar month of ‘Sawan’ and trek 96 kilometres through three districts of Bihar – Bhagalpur, […]

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Rs 426cr water supply project fails to take off

Rs 426cr water supply project fails to take off

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The Rs 426.29-crore Patna water supply project, which was to be completed by March 28, 2014, has been delayed due to lapses by the selected contractor, Gammons India, urban development minister Samrat Chaudhury informed Bihar assembly on Thursday. He said the contract with Gammons India would be terminated and the company blacklisted. Not even […]

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Centre slammed for poor maintenance of 4321-km NH in Bihar

Centre slammed for poor maintenance of 4321-km NH in Bihar

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Slamming the Centre for poor maintenance of national highways in the state, Bihar Road Construction Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh today demanded refund of Rs 970 crore spent on their upkeep between 2005-06 to 2009-10. Claiming that the maintenance of 4321 km of national highways in the state was the responsibility of the Centre, Singh said that the National Highway Authority […]

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Ex-JD (U) MLA Ramparves Rai passes away

Ex-JD (U) MLA Ramparves Rai passes away

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure late last night and was cremated Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon late last night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar have condoled his death. He represented […]

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232 kg ganja seized in East Champaran

232 kg ganja seized in East Champaran

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sleuths of the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of Bihar Police today seized 232 kilograms of ganja from a truck on the outskirts of the state capital. Truck driver Mannu Kumar Dubey, a resident of Bankatwa village under Paharpur police station in East Champaran district was arrested in this connection, the police said. EOU officers said […]

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Renovation of Patna University heritage buildings starts

Renovation of Patna University heritage buildings starts

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The state government has launched a special drive to protect the old buildings of Patna University (PU) having architectural elegance. The Bihar State Educational Infrastructural Development Corporation (BSEIDC) has started a thorough repair and renovation of all these buildings after discussion with the PU authorities on Tuesday.BSEIDC managing director Sanjeevan Sinha pointed out that […]

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Gun market blazes in Bihar ahead of polls

Gun market blazes in Bihar ahead of polls

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The bazaar for weapons, especially for AK-47 rifles, is thriving as gun and muscle power are actively used in the badlands of Bihar ahead of the general election. The weapons are so easily available to these goons that they are known to dump a firearm or two in rivers during police raids. A series of […]

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