With the dwindling admissions, the University wanted to shut the department from this academic session, but the plan has been stalled as this is the 150th year of Gandhiji's birth anniversary.
The house where Gandhiji stayed is a heritage structure and was converted into the residence of the Bhagalpur District Magistrate after Deep Narayan Singh donated it to the government post independence.
Kasturba stayed in the village for six months even after Gandhiji moved to other places. She made sure that girls also attended the school. For this she launched a special drive to bring in the girl students from the village.
The unexpected 'heavy to extremely heavy rain' has so far claimed the lives of over 24 people - mostly drowned, across the state, officials of Disaster Management Department said here.
He said Gandhi came on August 4, 1917 during Champaran Satyagrah and looked into the atrocities on farmers cultivating indigo and registered statements of more than thousands of villagers.
Bogies of Saptkranti Express, which runs between Muzaffarpur and Anand Vihar via Champaran, the work place of Mahatama Gandhi, will have on display photographs of events from his life.
Though, maximum people in the affected areas have been shifted to the safe places but at some place that are affected and people are still living there, police are using boat for patrolling and other works, he said.
It was Sinha's idea to set up the NDRC in Patna and a proposal was approved by then Planning Commission Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia during his visit here in mid 2011 and early 2012.
According to the State Disaster Management Department website, 101 deaths have been recorded till 11 a.m. on Friday. Of these, Aurangabad recorded 48 deaths, Gaya 39 and Nawada 14.
Urging the people to support the 'Chowkidar' in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said people's one vote can end terrorism in the country.
The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km. In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors -- east-west and north-south -- will come up in Patna.
At least six people were killed and 38 others injured when 11 coaches of the New Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed before dawn on Sunday in a rural part of Bihar's Vaishali district, authorities said.
At least three persons have been killed by unidentified gunmen over the past 12 hours in three different districts of Bihar, prompting a scathing attack by the opposition on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's governance.
A case was lodged against Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Saturday for insulting Sita by claiming "she was the first test tube baby of India".
By-elections to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araira in Bihar will be held on March 11, the Election Commission announced on Friday.
Upset over lack of development, a group of villagers on Friday stoned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy in Buxar district, injuring nearly a dozen security personnel, an official said.
"Thirteen critical patients died due to lack of treatment after the doctors went on strike on Thursday night, which also hit Emergency and Out Patient Department services," an official said.
Addressing the centenary Celebrations of Patna University here in presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Modi said Indian universities such as Nalanda and Takshashila attracted students from all over the world.
Modi assured "all assistance" to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to the kin of the victims and Rs 50,000 for those injured during the floods.
The NGO allegedly pilfered funds meant for the government's welfare schemes from the bank accounts of the Bhagalpur district administration.
"A resolution that the JD-U will join the BJP-led NDA was unanimously approved in the meeting. Now we have become part of NDA," JD-U General Secretary K.C. Tyagi told reporters.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) accused Nitish Kumar of insulting the mandate of 2015 by joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party and dumping his election allies the RJD and the Congress which made him the Chief Minister.
The Raj Bhavan here echoed with chants of "Nitish Kumar Zindabad" as Acting Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered oath to Nitish Kumar.
Nitish Kumar, whose resignation was immediately accepted by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, is expected to stake claim to form the new government on Thursday.