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University reopens near site of ancient Nalanda

The Nalanda University opened in the state of Bihar in India, near the location of its ancient namesake that faded away in the 12th century.

Op-Ed: Indian farmers smash crop yield records without GMOs or chemicals

In a village in Bihar, India's poorest state, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice. This without any GMOs or artificial chemical fertilizers or herbicides of any kind.

Would-be victim escapes rape by jumping off a moving train

Bihar - As reports of rape in India continue to increase, a mother of twins escaped becoming part of the country's growing gang rape statistic by jumping out from a fast-moving train.

Women in Bihar penalised for using mobile phones

Patna - A village panchayat in Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones and imposed heavy charges if they violate the diktat.

Free radios distributed to India's lowest caste

Officials of Bihar state are distributing radios to Dalits, the "untouchables" of the Hindu caste system, to help them become more informed. Although untouchability is a crime, Dalits continue to face discrimination and injustice.

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Rice cultivation in Bihar state  India
Rice cultivation in Bihar state, India