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A state of east-central India in the basin of the Ganges River. The Buddha spent his early days in the area, which later (3rd century bc) was the center of the empire of Asoka. Patna is the capital.


(Placename) a state of NE India: consists of part of the Ganges plain; important for rice: lost the S to the new state of Jharkhand in 2000. Capital: Patna. Pop: 82 878 796 (2001). Area: 99 225 sq km (38 301 sq miles)



1. a state in NE India. 86,374,465; 67,164 sq. mi. (173,955 sq. km). Cap.: Patna.
2. a city in the central part of this state. 151,308.
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Noun1.Bihar - a state of northeastern India
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow the Bihar state team to participate in the Ranji Trophy and other Cricket tournaments.
Patna -- In ongoing spell of heavy rains in India, at least 26 people have been killed in lightning striking incidents in different areas of Bihar state.
Summary: Experts believe the ban would cost the Bihar state government a whopping Rs.
An alliance of parties linked to the main opposition Congress party in the Bihar state assembly ran against the BJP.
In a vivid reaction to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks against the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, tens of thousands of people from the Bihar state, sent their DNA samples to the Indian Prime Minister, accusing him of insulting the Biharis.
Quantum Global, the OEM brand that manufactures tablets, smartphones and 2-in-1 notebook PCs, recently partnered with India-Based Beltron Green Energy Telecom Limited to deliver IT products and solutions to the Government of Bihar State, surrounding state governments and public sector organisations in the sub-continent.
The pilgrims were crossing the tracks at the station in Dhamara Ghat, a small town in Bihar state, when they were struck by the Rajya Rani Express train, said Dinesh Chandra Yadav, a local member of parliament.
Bihar state official Abhijit Sinha said another 27 children and the school cook have been hospitalized in Patna, the state capital.
Recently, Bihar State Beverages Corporation Ltd donated ` 11 crore to the CMRF while the Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation Limited presented a cheque of ` 10 crore to Nitish.
About 250,000 refugees were in government and relief agency camps, said Prataya Amrit, a top disaster management official in Bihar state, the scene of the flooding.
AUTHORITIES took control of all private boats in the five flood-hit districts of Bihar state yesterday as desperate villagers hijacked rescue vessels and looted food and other essentials while flooding spread to new areas of northern India along the Nepal border, officials said.