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A city of northeast India on the Ganges River northwest of Kolkata. The capital of Asoka's empire in the 3rd century bc, it is now the capital of the state of Bihar.


(Placename) a city in NE India, capital of Bihar state, on the River Ganges: founded in the 5th century bc; university (1917); centre of a rice-growing region. Pop: 1 376 950 (2001)


(ˈpʌt nə, ˈpæt-, ˈpʌtˈnɑ)

the capital of Bihar state, in NE India, on the Ganges. 917,243.
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The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
Location: Snp section, iit patna, amhara road, bihta, patna
The policeman has been admitted in Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and immediate treatment has been given to him.
Summary: WHO report says Patna remains the second most polluted city in Indian after Delhi
THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency ( NIA) has detained the son of a Bihar government official in connection with the October 27 Patna serial blasts.
The first crude bomb exploded at Patna Railway Station and the rest near and in Gandhi Maidan, where Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi was scheduled to address a rally.
Patna : A bomb exploded in a toilet at Patna railway station today injuring a person while two more bombs were recovered from the area, hours before Narendra Modi's address to a rally in the Bihar capital.
PATNA: The Patna Saheb parliamentary seat will witness a battle of stars with the Congress party pitting "Movers and Shakers" Shekhar Suman against the BJP's "Shotgun" Shatrughan Sinha.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], Dec 26 (ANI): On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara in Bihar's Patna witnessed a heavy rush of devotees, who gathered to celebrate the 351st birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
THE Union home ministry swung into action and dispatched teams of the National Security Guards ( NSG) and the National Investigation Agency ( NIA) to Patna after the blasts while the Jharkhand Police conducted raids at different places in Ranchi after it emerged that the accused in Patna serial bomb blasts were from the state.
Byline: Bihar's capital Patna is all set to become the second metropolitan city of eastern India after Kolkata.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India] Dec 26 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the government had started preparations for 350th Prakash Parv of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 2010.