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Bihar Diwas to get off to a colourful start

Bihar Diwas to get off to a colourful start

PATNA: Both the build-up to, and actual celebration of, the three-day Bihar Diwas in the state is all set to become colourful, as the practice of singing and rendition of the Bihar Geet and Bihar Prarthana would start in right earnest in all the government schools after they receive their copies of the CD concerned this month. Besides, 16 World Cup women’s kabbadi playing teams would also play their matches here in the first week next month.

The three-day Diwas would be celebrated in the state, beginning March 22, to mark 100 years of existence of the state since its formation in 1912, after the region, comprising Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa, was separated from the then Greater Bengal.

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Muthuraman, Chhau guru Dubey, Limba Ram get Padma awards

Muthuraman, Chhau guru Dubey, Limba Ram get Padma awards

RANCHI: Tata Steel vice-chairman B Muthuraman and Chhau guru Pandit Gopal Prasad Dubey from Jharkhand are among the 109 civilians who have been conferred Padma awards on the occasion of 63 Republic Day.

Muthuraman has been conferred with Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of industry in a career spanning over three decades. He holds degrees in bachelor of technology from IIT Madras, and MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He was recently bestowed an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters, Honoris Causa from Loyola University, Chicago.

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Bridging the Ganga

Bridging the Ganga

PATNA: Crossing the Ganga would soon be easier in the state with four bridges coming up at different places and another four being on cards. Already, there are four bridges across the river, spread over 445km in the state.

Among the proposed bridges, one is to be built parallel to the Patna-Hajipur Gandhi Setu which is in a bad shape. “A new four-lane bridge from Kachchi Dargah to Biddupur in Vaishali district has been proposed,” said road construction department (RCD) minister Nand Kishore Yadav. The Gandhi Setu will remain operational but only for light vehicles. The other three existing bridges on the Ganga are at Buxar, Bhagalpur and Mokama.

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Civilization Gate to come up near Gandhi Maidan

Civilization Gate to come up near Gandhi Maidan

PATNA: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has approved the proposal to have a Civilisation Gate here, as proposed by former governor of Assam and Jammu & Kashmir, Lt Gen S K Sinha. It will be on the lines of India Gate in New Delhi and Gateway of India in Mumbai. An architect in Delhi has been selected by the state government to execute this project.

The state building construction department has decided to construct the gate at north of Gandhi Madan near Magadh Mahila College, close to the Ganga at a cost of Rs 2.25 crore. Work on the project is likely to start soon.

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Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘daughter PM’ returns to village in Bihar for an emotional reunion

Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘daughter PM’ returns to village in Bihar for an emotional reunion

BHELUPUR (BUXAR): It was an emotional ‘pilgrimage’ for Trinidad and Tobago prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to her ancestral village Bhelupur. She tried to fight back her tears but failed. As tears rolled down her cheeks, the ‘granddaughter of the soil’ entered her ancestral home and hugged women relatives in this remote and dusty village on Wednesday afternoon.

Looking resplendent in a red sari with floral borders and a matching colour flower tucked in hairs, Kamla, 60, seemed to face no language bar as she made a forceful speech in English, starting with ‘Bhaiyon aur bahno, Pranam’ and told the people how she traced her roots to this village. “Your granddaughter has come here. I can see one hundred thousand people here to greet me. I say ‘dhanyavad’ for this love and hospitality,” she said.

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