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2013-03-18 23:01:42

Software development expertise and innovative operations combine for affordable Internet marketing, mobile application development, and SEO services. Patna, Bihar, India (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Bihar-based business partners Saurabh Anand and Rajeev Kumar, announced the launch of Mostech Softwares in India, a new affordable Internet marketing, website design, mobile app development, and search engine optimization (SEO) outsourcing company. The company, with a staff of 12 full-time...

2010-10-25 21:31:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=e3311a49-4652-4557-9a67-1373606e296e# The state of Bihar in India is home to one of the first great universities in recorded history. But in present day Bihar, education is still beyond the reach of millions. It is estimated that about eight million children between six and 14 years old are out of school in the country. Many of these children are hard labourers or...

2010-08-03 15:20:00

REDWOOD CITY, California, August 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NComputing, the world's fast growing desktop virtualization company, today announced it has been selected to provide desktop computer access to 600 government schools as part a computer literacy initiative launched by the Bihar government. The goal of this initiative is to build 600 computer labs throughout the State to make computer access and learning available to school children for the first time. Each of the 600 government...

2010-03-22 08:50:00

NEW DELHI/>, March 22, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- The Modern State of Bihar was carved out of Bengal Presidency on 22 March 1912/>. To commemorate this historical event and promote a sense of pride and belongingness among the people, the government has decided to celebrate the foundation day on 22nd March as "Bihar Divas" every year. Gala functions would be held, starting right from the panchayat levels to State level (Patna) and it is going to make a mark even at the national level (New...

2009-03-04 15:45:15

A remote Indian hamlet known as the village of unmarried people hopes to change its fortunes by building a new road to attract mates, residents say. The village of Barwaan Kala, located in western Bihar state high in the Kaimur Hills, hasn't seen a marriage in 50 years, the BBC reported Wednesday. Residents say that's because the village is so remote, so now more than 100 unmarried villagers are busy building a new, 3.7-mile road. Some 121 villagers aged between 16 and 80 are bachelors, town...

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2008-09-11 13:45:00

In August torrential rains devastated the banks of the Kosi River of eastern India, displacing more than 3 million people. The monsoon rains weren't unprecedented, they occur every few years, which is why experts say the government should have been better prepared for such a scenario. "This is the mother of all floods," said P.V. Unnikrishnan of aid agency ActionAid. The Kosi, which feeds into the Ganges, flooded an area roughly the size of Belgium. The floods changed the course of the...

2008-09-03 21:00:20

By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: Spurred by fears of a measles outbreak in the flood- affected districts of Bihar, the state health department has decided to undertake a massive vaccination drive against the highly contagious viral disease from next week. Speaking to TOI, Bihar's health secretary Deepak Kumar said the drive will mainly cover children in the districts of Supaul, Madhepura, Katihar, Araria, Purnea, Bhagalpur and Saharsa, which have been badly affected. Kumar has written to...


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