Today, Bihar is one of the fastest growing states in the country. The state has managed to record an annual growth rate of 14.48 percent in 2012-13. The real estate sector has played a pivotal role in this achievement. And Patna witnessed an unbelievable surge in real estate investment. A wily Nitish Kumar underscores the trend and hence this poster boy of development begins pouring money down the drain without any care for the relevance of such projects.

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पोलिंग बूथों पर वोटरों की लंबी कतार की तस्वीरें एक स्वस्थ लोकतंत्र की पहचान है। परंतु बेहतर लोकतंत्र को प्रतिबिंबित करते इन दृश्यों का रोमांच तब काफूर हो जाता है जब यही कतार राशन-किराशन और पानी के टैंकरों के पीछे दूगनी होती दिखती है। एक दिनी रोमांच को पूरे पांच साल तक भुगतती आम अवाम लगातार ठगी गई है। ऐसे में प्रासंगिक है कि विकल्पों को तवज्जो मिले।

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The Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM) and United Christian Democratic Forum (UCDF) have named Church authorities of conspiring to include them in the Scheduled Caste list, which they said is not acceptable to Dalit Christians.

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The Health Department is working towards providing health care “to the last household and to the last person of the state”, .i.e., the Govt. Of Bihar is totally committed to building healthy people by making available quality medicare facilities at the doorstep of every citizen in the remotest corner of the state.

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The Delhi assembly has 70 seats that went to polls. Any party or alliance needed 36 of it to form a majority government. With 32 seats, the BJP alliance became the largest force though still short of four seats. The Aam Aadmi Party's spectacular electoral debut surprisingly won 28 seats. Congress met the historical debacle with just 8 seats. And this is how Delhi delivered a mix mandate.

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The Section 377 (Chapter XVI) of the Indian Penal Code dating back to 1861 criminalizes all sexual activities that are 'unnatural', including homosexual acts. The Supreme Court of India on 11 December 2013 overturned an earlier judgment of the Delhi high court that corroborates the unnatural sex between consenting adults. This apex court decision has left a trail of movement and debate in India over the relevance of such statute.

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Patna remains one of the dirtiest cities in the country despite tall claims of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC). The civic behemoth, which has the primary responsibility of keeping the state capital clean, has miserably failed to live up to its task. Stinking mounds of garbage are a common sight. Even some of the VIP zones are not exception.

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We are celebrating the world toilet week. Earlier this week on Tuesday, Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar attempted to prove that he pioneered the slogan of “Toilet First”. Again on Friday, he blogged underscoring the importance of cleanliness. But beyond messaging and blogging and giving the issue a political turn, the ground reality is quite discouraging. What to speak of rural Bihar, even in the capital city the situation is horrible.

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Golda Meir, the Iron lady of Israel once quoted "I must govern the clock, not be governed by it”.

It was just two years ago when Delhi the city of political-cum-media mainstream got trembled by the millions footfall of common men and women around Anna Hazare from Jantar-Mantar to Ramlila Maidan to Tihar premises. That completely apolitical mass movement drew unprecedented attention and kept the incumbents on toes for weeks.

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Amid the ongoing political debate on the need for elite Special Protection Group (SPG) cover for Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the center made it clear that the SPG Act does not allow this highest security cover to the Chief Minister of any state.

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Nalanda, famous as ancient seat of learning, is located about 88 km southeast of Patna, founded in the 5th century AD. It marks the site of the once famous Buddhist university also known as the Nalanda University.

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