The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine that was rocked by a string of bombings in July, will be inlaid with gold thanks to an offer made by a pilgrim, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.
When the news spread that there was a gas leak at the main government hospital in Patna, parents rushed out carrying their young children in their arms. Hospital officials later said there was no gas leak and that a wire linked to an air conditioner had caught fire.
Alarming new cases of children being food-poisoned from free mid-day meals were reported today in Bihar. 22 children have been killed in Chhapra from a meal that was served to them yesterday, allegedly contaminated with pesticides. In Madhubani, 50 children complained of nausea and were taken to hospital before being discharged.