Nalanda

  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar 16-04-2014 05:51 PM

    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,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 14-04-2014 10:39 PM

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  • News 360: Ex-coal secy releases book on Coalgate, wants CBI probe 14-04-2014 08:24 PM

    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 14-04-2014 07:57 PM

    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...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Priyanka more charismatic than Rahul as a leader? 14-04-2014 07:15 PM

    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 14-04-2014 05:07 PM

    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....
  • AAP's Nalanda candidate attacked by 25 people, admitted to hospital 14-04-2014 08:42 AM

    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...
  • Stones, chappals thrown at Nitish Kumar during election rallies in Nalanda 31-03-2014 09:06 PM

    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 Ministers home turf of Nalanda pelted stones at...
  • Bihar: Stones pelted at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Nalanda 31-03-2014 06:11 PM

    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...
  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub 23-02-2014 03:50 PM

    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,"...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar 19-02-2014 06:53 PM

    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,...
  • 18 students injured as school bus falls in ditch 09-02-2014 11:30 AM

    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...
  • After Nalanda, remains of another ancient university unearthed in Bihar 15-01-2014 05:13 PM

    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...
  • Noble laureate Amartya Sen visits excavation site at Telhara's Buddhist monastery 10-01-2014 08:02 PM

    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-kmwest of the...
  • Rajgir declared polythene-free zone, violators to be fined upto Rs 500 04-12-2013 12:29 PM

    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....
  • News briefs: Nalanda University to get USD 6 million for library project 30-07-2013 11:38 PM

    The Nalanda University (NU) will be getting six million dollars for the proposed mega library project. Singapores 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...
  • Nitish meets Singapore Foreign Minister, discusses issues related to Nalanda Varsity 30-07-2013 05:26 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesdayheld a meeting with Singapore Foreign minister KShanmugam and discussed issues related to building of NalandaInternational University and ways to promote tourism. They discussed issues related to development of Buddhistcircuit and tourism in addition to changes taking place inBihar, an official statement said. On...
  • Bihar BJP leader wants Modi to contest from Nitish's home district 28-07-2013 07:06 PM

    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 17-05-2013 04:35 AM

    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 16-05-2013 06:25 PM

    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...
  • Two killed in Bihar earthquake 18-09-2011 10:56 PM

    Patna: Two persons were killed in Bihar's Nalanda and Darbhanga areas after a tremor shook several parts of the state on Sunday evening, officials said. A five-year-old girl died after a wall collapsed on her while she was playing at a house in Nalanda's Sabanhua village, they said. According to...
  • Nitish orders probe into Nalanda lathicharge 15-09-2011 12:16 PM

    Patna: A day after the police lathicharge on locals in Nalanda, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday ordered a probe by the AGP (headquarter) into the incident and immediate suspension of policemen found involved in it. "Legal action must be taken against those found guilty," he ordered and asked...
  • Bihar: 4 cops suspended for beating up women 15-09-2011 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Over a dozen people were injured on Wednesday when policemen rained lathis on them in Bihar's Nalanda district during a protest by locals demanding recovery of a missing woman, official sources said. An FIR has been filed and a probe has been ordered. The DGP has promised to...
  • Nalanda: India's oldest university being revived 05-01-2011 11:09 AM

    Chennai: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday said restoring Bihar's Nalanda University - the world's oldest - was a difficult task, but progress was being made. "The university is being re-started right now, and since I happen to have the diffcult task of chairing its interim governing body, I am finding...
  • Bihar man ostracised, fined for voting 09-05-2009 12:02 PM

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