Tag: Mahatma Gandhi

Bihar government to construct 1.21 crore toilets by 2019

Bihar government to construct 1.21 crore toilets by 2019

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.“As many as 40 lakh toilets have been constructed in Bihar […]

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Plan to develop astro-tourism

Plan to develop astro-tourism

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: The state government has formulated an ‘Astro-Tourism Project’ to preserve and develop the historical locations associated with renowned astronomer and mathematician Aryabhata, namely Khagaul, Taregna and Taregna Top, barely 35km from Patna.Replying to a question of Neeraj Kumar (JD-U) and Harendra Prasad Pandey (BJP), science and technology minister Shahid Ali Khan informed the legislative […]

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BJP destroying Gandhiji’s ideology: Sonia

BJP destroying Gandhiji’s ideology: Sonia

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy on his death anniversary, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here on Thursday that the party believed in cherishing the Indian tradition of secular thought and wanted development for all the sections of society. “The Congress has always wanted all the sections to develop. The struggle of Dalits, Adivasis, Backward Classes, minorities […]

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Wet spell to continue – for now

Wet spell to continue – for now

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: People in the city woke up to a foggy morning on Wednesday, and the weatherman said there would be no respite from the fog and haze till February 1 after which it might rain. So dense was the fog in the morning that vehicles plying on the road had their headlights on. A jogger […]

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A plea through film to preserve Orwell’s birthplace in Bihar

A plea through film to preserve Orwell’s birthplace in Bihar

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drawing attention towards a fading Orwellian legacy in Bihar, a new documentary film makes an impassioned plea to preserve the celebrated British author’s birthplace in Motihari. George Orwell was born as Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in the small lake town of Motihari in Bihar’s then undivided Champaran district, the same place from where Mahatma Gandhi kicked off […]

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Anugrah Narayan Sinha

Anugrah Narayan Sinha

| November 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha (18 June 1887 – 5 July 1957), known as Bihar Vibhuti, was an Indian statesman who was the first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of the Indian state of Bihar (1946–1957). He was also a Member of the Constituent Assembly of India, which was elected to write the Constitution of India and served in its first Parliament as an independent nation. He also held a range of […]

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Krishna Sinha

Krishna Sinha

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sri Krishna Sinha (Singh) (Sri Babu) (1887–1961), known as Bihar Kesari, was the first Chief Minister of the Indian state of Bihar (1946–1961). Along with the nationalists Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Dr. Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Sinha is regarded among the Architects of Modern Bihar. Barring the war years(Second World War 1939–1945), Sinha was chief minister of Bihar from the time of the first Congress Ministry in 1937 […]

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Purnia

Purnia

| October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Purnia is a city and a municipality in Purnia district in the Indian state of Bihar. It formerly had a flourishing Jute industry. Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’, a famous Hindi writer was from Purnia. It is the oldest district in the state of Bihar. In 1912, Bihar and Orissa were carved as separate provinces out of […]

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Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur

| October 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

Muzaffarpur is a town in Muzaffarpur district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is headquarters of the district. The town of Muzaffarpur, famous for Leechi, is the largest city of North Bihar. It is situated on the banks of a Himalayan glacier-fed , perennial river Burhi/Budhi Gandak. It has won international encomiums for its […]

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East Champaran

East Champaran

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

East Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Motihari. The district occupies an area of 3969 km² and has a population of 3,933,636 (as of 2001). East Champaran is a part of Tirhut Division. Places of interest Mehsi is an entry point of East […]

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