- a state in NE India. 38,301 sq. mi. (99,200 sq. km). Capital: Patna.
- a city in the central part of this state.
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The midday meal was cooked and served to the kids at a school near Chapra, in the northern state of Bihar.India’s Most Dangerous Meal: The Poisoned-Lunch Disaster
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He left his home in distant Bihar when he was harassed and beaten by thugs.Shooting Slumdog on the Gritty Streets of Mumbai
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It was in Bihar which was then a part of Bengal, that in 1908, the first bomb was thrown.The Political Future of India
The Foncza cave, in the county of Bihar, has also yielded fossils.
Lock, who had been an indigo planter in Bihar, went down with peritonitis very shortly afterwards.A Kut Prisoner
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In Bihar, I heard that a magistrate actually sent hawkers to sell foreign cloth.The Wheel of Fortune
In Bihar from the eighth century onwards the influence of Tantrism was powerful and disastrous.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)
- 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)
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