Archive | August, 2006

Bihar Diary

Finally after long prolonged ordeal Patna University is finally going to be accorded the Status of a Central University.The Centre has decided to open an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Bihar besides an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). It has also decided to accord Central university status to one of the universities in […]

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Winds of Change in Bihar

So finally Lalu has been applauded as a great Manager by none other than IIM-A Director, Bakul H Dholakia. So does it means this augurs well for Bihar as one of it’s ex chief minister is rated as the best manager and the present Chief Minister has just been voted, second time in row, as […]

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British High Commissioner to Visit Patna

Britain’s High Commissioner to India Michael Arthur will be visiting Bihar on a two-day official trip beginning Wednesday to explore investment opportunities in the state. According to official sources, this is Arthur’s first visit to Bihar after Nitish Kumar took charge as chief minister. The high commissioner will also formally launch the operations of a […]

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The Legend Departs…

Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan finally bid adieu to the world and died of cardiac arrest in the wee hours on Monday. The 91-year-old Bharat Ratna awardee, who had been admitted to Heritage hospital here on August 17 with age- related health problems, passed away at 2:20 am. Bismillah Khan was born on March 21, […]

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Women in Bihar

One of the development parameter which is often considered for evaluating the well being of a state is the empowerment of Women in the society. Although Bihar may figure at the bottom of other parameters but it has surely taken the top slot with regard to the empowerment of women. DNA reports “After occupying 50 […]

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Patna Girl wins International Tennis Tournament

Patna’s 17-year old girl Shilpi Jaiswal from Bihar has won the British Open Deaf Tennis Championship – a first by an Indian. Shilpi Jaiswal won the under-18 championship title on Saturday at Nottingham, Britain. She defeated Sweden’s Fatima Tebibel in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in the final.She is the first Indian girl not only to […]

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Thakur Vikas Sinha:Cool Bihari of the Month

“Be led by your heart and do your own thing” is the credo of our Cool Bihari of the Month. Thakur Vikas Sinha popularly known as TVS in the Cool Bihari group has been a driving force behind the Patna Rice Project. TVS triggered our imagination by his thought provoking and in-depth study on Patna […]

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Reforms in Bihar

Bihar government has got a total of 111 proposals from investors, of which, 25 have been approved, State Industry Minister Gautam Singh said on Tuesday. Replying to a short notice question of RJD’s Bhim Singh, Minister of State for Industries (Independent Charge) Gautam Singh told the legislative council that the state government was receiving an […]

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Madubani Painting

A five-day solo exhibition of paintings by artist Sachindra Nath Jha on Lord Krishna opens at Alliance Francaise in Delhi on August 10. Titled “Raas-Lila”, the series of paintings depicts the blissful divine interaction of Lord Krishna with the Gopis. Sachindra Nath’s subjects with the characteristic Madhubani detailed features come forcefully alive with colour. Showcasing […]

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