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Lack of water hits paddy transplantation in Bihar

Patna, July 14 (IANS) Mustafa Khan and Balram Lal, both farmers, scan the skies every day for signs of rain. And most days they are left disappointed. With the state recording a deficit of more than 50 percent in rainfall so far, Khan and Lal, like hundreds of thousands of farmers in Bihar, have one grave worry: how will they transplant paddy seedlings if there is no water in the fields? ...
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In Bihar eunuchs to be drivers, guards

By Imran Khan-- Patna, July 13 (IANS) They come gaudily dressed and dance at weddings and other auspicious occasions. Next time, don't be surprised if you see the eunuchs also educate people about women and child healthcare. ...
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RJD to fight on Congress seats too in Bihar

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The rift in India's ruling coalition widened Sunday with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) deciding to contest even in the three Lok Sabha seats the Congress won five years ago in Bihar. ...
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Arsenic found in groundwater in 15 Bihar districts: official

Patna, March 22 (IANS) High levels of arsenic have been found in the groundwater of 15 Bihar districts on either side of the Ganges river, posing the threat of cancer among people, an official said Sunday. In view of the situation, the central ministry of water resources plans to take steps to control the spread, U.N. Panjiar, secretary to the water resources ministry, told IANS. ...
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Angry Congress to contest 37 seats in Bihar

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Deciding to go it alone in Bihar, the Congress Saturday said it would contest 37 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The decision comes days after a jolt from its allies Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) which unilaterally decided to stitch up a pre-poll tie-up in Bihar and contest 37 seats between themselves. ...
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JD-U to get tough on rebels in Bihar

Patna, March 19 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is likely to take action against rebels who vandalised the party headquarters and disrupted a press conference to insist that Agriculture Minister Nagmani be given a ticket to contest the parliamentary polls. ...
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Congress unhappy with seat sharing pact in Bihar

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Hours after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) announced their seat sharing arrangement for Bihar, the ...
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UPA united for Lok Sabha polls in Bihar

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) members - Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) - Tuesday announced ...
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Case against 'Slumdog...' makers, Rahul Gandhi by relative of Bihar poet

Patna, March 17 (IANS) When Jamaal, the hero of Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire", is asked who wrote the song "Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori" - he ...
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Holi courtesy call lands Bihar police chief in trouble

Patna, March 16 (IANS) Bihar police chief D.N. Gautam and Additional Director General (headquarters) Neelmani may face action for flouting the pre-election model code of ...
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