Bihar:Update

Some interesting action taking place in Bihar this week. As usual we are never short of variety and amusements. I’m sure the job of a journalist is never boring in Bihar.

In an interesting move a small delegation of entrepreneurs from Ukraine met chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday and expressed its interest in civil aviation, telecom and small hydel power projects in Bihar. The members of the delegation will visit certain places to conduct survey and explore possibilities of investment. Their first destination will be Valmikinagar and after survey they will submit their proposals.More here and here

Ranchi also seems to getting a hot destination for foreign investment. A Singapore-based consulting firm is being appointed to improve civic amenities and develop Jharkhand’s rundown capital. Meinhardt, the Singapore-based firm, has been appointed as consultants by the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) at a cost of Rs.214 million ($4.8 million).

In a surprising , amusing ,reliable but effective experiment to clean up the grimiest spots in Patna, pictures of gods and goddesses from different faiths have been stuck to discourage people from dirtying these spots any further. This move seems to have paid off and the administration has decided to extend it to all government offices in Patna. The walls in the government offices are famous for the red paan spit stains. As they say it happens only in Bihar.

In an eco friendly move several students of the city have taken a pledge to shun polythene bags. The pledge was taken at a seminar on solid waste management organised by Patna Women’s College’s Eco Task Force on Tuesday. The seminar was sponsored by National Environment Awareness Campaign, ministry of environment and forests, government of India.

Alarming reports also suggest that LET has its links in Bihar.According to the sources, LeT militants, who had planned to attack vital installations of Danapur army cantonment in 2001, lived for a short while at adjacent Phulwarisharif on the outskirts of Patna. That the police have detected several cases of transaction of fake currency notes in the area also hints at stepped up ISI activities here, the intelligence sources said.

Gosh is Bihar police ready to face this challenge???…Humm
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