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Indigo starts its operations in Bihar

IndiGo Airlines has formally announced its arrival in Patna. Its services would be launched from July 4, connecting Patna with Mumbai and Bangalore as well as Kolkata, Lucknow and Delhi.The absence of direct air connectivity for Bangalore and Mumbai was causing hardship, undue financial stress and discomfort to Bihari professionals and students who desperately needed […]

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Scientific Foresight 2007

Happy Deepawali and Chath to all of us We are in the middle of finalizing sponsors,speakers for Scientific Foresight 2007 . This event that will be used to showcase to the world that Bihar is not just India’s Spiritual Capital. We are not just the heart, mind & soul of India etc. That we are […]

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E-governance in Rural Bihar

Bihar govt. has taken a laudable initiative to initiate the e-governance project in all its 8,479 panchayats at a cost of INR 252 million. The proposal that was approved last week at a state cabinet meeting in Patna aims at setting up a panchayat information centres or panchayat portals called Vasudha Kendras that will enable […]

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Investments flowing in Bihar

The investment climate in Bihar is continously improving and last few days has some multiple new projects being planned in Bihar. World bank to launch 73 million $ project in rural Bihar which aims creating opportunities in six distrcits of rural bihar. Bihar has received proposals for investment worth Rs 400 crore from cement companies […]

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Encouraging News from Bihar

Last week has seen some more positive events in Bihar which augurs really well for the development plans ahead. Technical education in Bihar is set to go global. The University of Edinburgh, UK, and Iowa State University, USA, have offered tie-ups with institutes providing technical education in Bihar. “The tie-ups will not only open the […]

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Bihar and Central Infrastructure (or the Lack of it)

The four ills of casteism, corruption, criminalisation of politics and inequitable land distribution have been repeated ad infinitum as reasons for Bihar’s backwardness and has been accepted as conventional wisdom. But is that the truth? Let’s look at how Bihar fares in some key Centre created infrastructure. Bihar & Jharkhand and the new highways Have […]

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Connecting Population Centers of Bihar & Jharkhand by the new highway projects (First published Sept 2005)

As you are aware, a new highway project has been under construction in India for the last few years. There are two parts to it: The golden quadrilateral which would connect the four metros and the east-west, north-south corridor. Inevitably, good portions of it would pass through Bihar and Jharkhand also. However, sadly, the alignment […]

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