Nalanda

  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • Israel plans to open centres on agri-horticulture in Bihar June 24, 2014

    Israel is planning to open two centres of excellence at Nalanda and Vaishali in Bihar in the field of vegetables and mango respectively to help cultivators increase their productivity. In these centres, Israeli agricultural experts along with local farm scientists would impart knowhow of the latest technology to growers to help...
  • Two examinees killed, one injured after miscreants push them down a hill June 1, 2014

    Two examinees were killed and another injured on Sunday after they were pushed down a hill by miscreants under Sohsarai police station area in Bihar's Nalanda district, police said. The incident took place near the Mahavir temple premises as three students from Purnia district, who had come to Biharsharif to appear in...
  • Unidentified assailants shoot panchayat head dead, injure one in Nalanda May 19, 2014

    The 'mukhiya' (headman) of Neerpur panchayat under Noorsarai police station of Bihar's Nalanda district was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday. Police officials said the incident took place while mukhiya Pradeep Chaudhary was sitting near his house. Three armed miscreants came on a motorcycle and fired indiscriminately at him. "Chaudhary was...
  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar April 16, 2014

    A seat with star power in full play, another which is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's stronghold and a constituency where the richest candidate in the state is contesting will vote along with four others on April 17 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Nitish Kumar, stakes...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe April 14, 2014

    The former coal secretary, PC Parakh, has now demanded that the Prime Minister's role be probed by the CBI. He claimed that the PM's authority was undermined and he allowed it to happen. In his tell-all book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths', to be released on Tuesday, Parakh...
  • Lok Sabha polls: AAP demands EC's immediate intervention April 14, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded Election Commission's "immediate intervention" to ensure free and fair elections after two of its candidates were attacked in two seperate incidents in Jharkhand and Bihar. A statement released by the party said AAP candidate from Nalanda parliamentary constituency in Bihar, Pranav Prakash was allegedly...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Priyanka more charismatic than Rahul as a leader? April 14, 2014

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. However, Priyanka Gandhi told CNN-IBN, "I have always said my focus is on the two seats of Amethi and...
  • AAP, JDU workers clash at Nitish Kumar's rally in Nalanda April 14, 2014

    Patna: There was chaos all over when workers of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Janata Dal United clashed during a public rally of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Nitish was addressing a gathering in Nalanda when the incident happened. It all started when AAP workers showed black flags to Nitish. This...
  • AAP's Nalanda candidate attacked by 25 people, admitted to hospital April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to attacks on the members of the Aam Aadmi Party. AAP's candidate from Nalanda, Pranav Prakash, was allegedly attacked by unknown assailants on Sunday. He has sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to the hospital. Pranav has alleged that the he was...
  • Stones, chappals thrown at Nitish Kumar during election rallies in Nalanda March 31, 2014

    Protesters on Monday threw stones and chappals at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during election rallies in two separate places in Nalanda district. However, none of the potesters could hit their target. The protesters at a JD(U) election rally in the Chief Minister’s home turf of Nalanda pelted stones at him protesting...
  • Bihar: Stones pelted at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Nalanda March 31, 2014

    Nalanda: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was in for a shock when people pelted stones at him during a public meeting in Nalanda on Monday. The protestors who were reportedly angry with Nitish's governance also raised slogans against the CM. They were reportedly upset with tje JDU government for not delivering...
  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub February 23, 2014

    After announcing an IT city, the Bihar government now plans to turn the state into a multi-media hub. "We have decided to take the help of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology and (Americam company) Legend 3D to develop Bihar into a multi-media hub in the next three years," Atul...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar February 19, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government will set up an IT city in the state's Nalanda district that will help create job opportunities. "Bihar government has decided to set up an IT city...," the chief minister said in Patna after inaugurating projects like state data centre, portal...
  • 18 students injured as school bus falls in ditch February 9, 2014

    Eighteen students were injured on Saturday after a bus carrying them lost control and fell in a ditch near Chhoti Pahari locality under Agamkuan police station area in the state capital, police said. Altogether 18 injured students of St. Joseph Convent School were bought at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital...
  • After Nalanda, remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar January 15, 2014

    Archaeologists have traced the remains of another university at Telhara, about 40 km from the ancient Nalanda University, a reference to which was found in the account of Chinese travellers Hiuen Tsang and Ithsing. The remains of the university in Nalanda district were found during the course of an excavation at...
  • Noble laureate Amartya Sen visits excavation site at Telhara's Buddhist monastery January 10, 2014

    Noble laureate Amartya Sen had a first hand view of excavations at the ancient Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district of Bihar which finds mention in Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang's book. Sen, who is the Chancellor of the Nalanda International University, visited the excavation site, 33-km west of the famous...
  • Rajgir declared polythene-free zone, violators to be fined upto Rs 500 December 4, 2013

    Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment. "Rajgir is the first Buddhist historical city to be declared a polythene-free zone from December 2," an official of the tourism department said. Rajgir, nearly...
  • News briefs: Nalanda University to get USD 6 million for library project July 30, 2013

    The Nalanda University (NU) will be getting six million dollars for the proposed mega library project. Singapore’s minister for foreign affairs, who visited Rajgir on Monday, said that three acclaimed academicians had agreed to donate the funds which would be required to shape a world class library. Patna: AISF to organise...
  • Nitish meets Singapore Foreign Minister, discusses issues related to Nalanda Varsity July 30, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday held a meeting with Singapore Foreign minister K Shanmugam and discussed issues related to building of Nalanda International University and ways to promote tourism. They discussed issues related to development of Buddhist circuit and tourism in addition to changes taking place in Bihar, an official statement said. On Singapore minister...
  • Bihar BJP leader wants Modi to contest from Nitish's home district July 28, 2013

    Patna: A senior BJP leader on Sunday requested Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to contest from Nalanda Lok Sabha seat, which falls in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's home district, in the next general elections. "I have requested Modi to contest from Nalanda parliamentary seat in the home district of...
  • Nalanda University project takes major step forward May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising the ambitious Nalanda International University, coming up in Rajgir in Bihar, an international jury has selected the architectural design of an Ahmedabad-based firm for the varsity. The design of Ahmedabad-based company Vastu Shilpa Consultants was selected by a jury that comprised top...
  • Bihar: Prisoner sets himself ablaze in jail, dies May 16, 2013

    Biharsharif: An undertrial prisoner died of his burn injuries after he doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze at a jail in Bihar's Nalanda district on Thursday. The prisoner Ajay Chaudhary, behind bars for two years for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman, poured kerosene on himself and set...
  • JICA extends Rs 1,350 cr loan for highway project in Bihar February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday inked a pact with Government of India for providing Rs 1,350 crore assistance for a highway project in Bihar which falls under the Buddhist circuit. "JICA here today signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of India to...
  • Bihar farmers better than scientists, says Nobel laureate January 15, 2013

    Patna: Nobel laureate Joseph E Stiglitz is impressed by the organic farming practices in Bihar's Nalanda district, terming its practitioners "better than scientists" and calling for their experiences to be researched so that these can be replicated elsewhere. "Indian farmers are better than scientists," Stiglitz said here after visiting organic...
  • Higher education needs to be improved: Pranab Mukherjee December 28, 2012

    Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee on December 28 pitched for improving the standards of higher education by Indian universities and also asked the private players also to contribute their best as there were 'unlimited' demands and 'limited' resources in the sector. "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement....
  • Bihar: Case filed against MNS chief Raj Thackeray September 3, 2012

    Biharsharif: A complaint case was on Monday filed in Nalanda district court against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his comments against the people of Bihar. A social activist Biresh Pandey filed the case in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Krishna Bihari Pandey under several sections of IPC. The petitioner submitted...
  • Two girls gangraped by five students in Bihar July 30, 2012

    Biharsharif: Two girl students were allegedly gangraped by five fellow students at a lodge in Bihar's Nalanda district on Monday, police said in Biharsharif. The victims have been brought to a government hospital for medical check-up, SP Nishant Kumar Tiwary said, adding that a complaint has been lodged in Silao police...
  • Nalanda International University won't be stalled: Nitish Kumar July 20, 2012

    Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday expressed confidence that work of Nalanda International University would not get stalled after constitution of Nalanda monitoring committee by the Centre and appointment of Nobel prize winner and economist Amartya Sen as the Chancellor of the university. With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh specially...