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Patna: Capital and largest city of Bihar, India
Patna is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India. It had an estimated city population of 2.39 million in 2011, making it the 19th largest city in India. Covering 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi) and over 2.5 million people, its urban agglomeration is the 18th largest in India. Patna serves as the seat of Patna High Court. One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, Patna was founded in 490 BCE by the king of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Patliputra or Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadh Empire through Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Gupta and Pala dynasties. Pataliputra was a seat of learning and fine arts. It was home to many astronomers and scholars including Aryabhata, Vātsyāyana and Chanakya. During the Maurya period its population was about 400,000. Patna served as the seat of power, political and cultural centre of the Indian subcontinent during the Maurya and Gupta empires. With the fall of the Gupta Empire, Patna lost its glory. It was revived again in the 17th century by the British as a centre of international trade. Following the partition of Bengal presidency in 1912, Patna became the capital of Bihar and Orissa Province.

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Sushil Modi files nomination for RS by-election in Patna

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Anti-encroachment drive begins in Patna

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Watch: Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer prayers to the rising sun [Video]

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Watch: Devotees offer 'argha' to rising sun to conclude Chhath festivities [Video]

Watch: Devotees offer 'argha' to rising sun to conclude Chhath festivities

Devotees flocked to ghats in Patna to offer 'argha' to Sun God on the last day of Chhath puja. It is the four-day long Hindu festival which is mainly observed by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and..

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CM Nitish Kumar celebrates Chhath Puja at his residence [Video]

CM Nitish Kumar celebrates Chhath Puja at his residence

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took part in Chhath Puja celebrations at his residence in Patna. Devotees across country flocked to ghats to offer prayers on 3rd day of Chhath Puja.

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Chhath puja Day 2: Devotees take holy dip in rivers, offer prayers [Video]

Chhath puja Day 2: Devotees take holy dip in rivers, offer prayers

On the second day of Chhath puja, which is also known as Kharna, devotees took a holy dip in rivers. COVID-19 guidelines were adhered to by devotees at Ganga River in Patna. People in Varanasi visited..

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Chhath Puja: Devotees flock to Ganga ghat in Patna on 'Kharna' [Video]

Chhath Puja: Devotees flock to Ganga ghat in Patna on 'Kharna'

On second day of Chhath Puja, devotees offered prayers to sun god on ghats of river Ganga in Patna on November 19. They also took holy dip in the river Ganga. Women were seen applying vermillion to..

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Chhath Puja: Devotees getting Ganga water at doorstep for performing rituals in Patna [Video]

Chhath Puja: Devotees getting Ganga water at doorstep for performing rituals in Patna

The four-day long festival, Chhath Puja has started from November 18 amid COVID-19 scare. Patna administration has taken many steps to prevent the spread of the dreadful virus. Patna administration is..

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Bihar girl burnt alive: Family members stage protest in Patna [Video]

Bihar girl burnt alive: Family members stage protest in Patna

Family members of a girl put her body on road at Kargil Chowk, Patna and protested on November 15 demanding arrest of 2 accused, who allegedly burnt the 20-year-old girl. After assurance of the police,..

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HM Shah to attend swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate Nitish Kumar [Video]

HM Shah to attend swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate Nitish Kumar

Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah arrived at party office in Patna on Nov 16. He will the swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of..

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Nitish Kumar elected as leader of NDA in Bihar: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Nitish Kumar elected as leader of NDA in Bihar: Rajnath Singh

Soon after NDA legislature party meeting held in Patna, BJP leader and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on November 15 informed that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected as the leader of..

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