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Lord Meghnad Desai

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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen with NK Singh, Nicholas Stern, Montek Singh, Meghnad Dasai, Sharmila Tagore during presentation a copy of the book "The New Bihar - Rekinding Governance & Development" at the Rahtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with Renowned economoist Lord Meghnad Desai at the launch of the book 'Special Category Status: A Case For Bihar' in Patna. Atul Kumar Singh, a senior researcher at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, has accused him of having plagiarised a paper submitted to the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI). The chief minister's office, however, maintains that the JD (U) chief was only endorsing the book brought out by the ADRI and had not authored it.

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