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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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Tenders are invited for Sinking of bore well to sri Govinda S/O Ganga shetty, Smt Jayamma W/O Jayappa, Puttashetty S/O Yaragana shetty of Pushpapura village , Babbu Nayaka S/O Chatri Nayaka of uielnatta village, Hanur constitunancy Kollegala taluk, Chamarajanagara district.
In ancient times a major settlement called Pushpapura was established in the general area of Peshawar by the Central Asian Kushans.