Nalanda: President Pranab Mukherjee, taking part in the first ever convocation of the Nalanda International University (NIU) in Rajgir on Saturday, honored 12 students with graduation certificates including two students who were given gold medals for academic excellence in their fields.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a day-long workshop on the production of 'Neera', or pre-fermented toddy, at the Convention Bhawan in Patna on Saturday, once again slammed his critics saying come what may, he was not going to withdraw his decision on prohibition in Bihar.

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Patna: Faced with widespread criticism of shoddy flood relief work in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday once again conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions and repeated his instructions to the concerned officials to shape up or prepare to face the music.

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Patna: Smitten by the buzzword 'Smart City' despite Patna struggling with basic amenities like clean drinking water, water-logging, traffic gridlocks, and proper garbage disposal, among others, officials are marching forward with their plans to turn the state capital into a 'Smart City' so as to be able to catch up with cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.

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Patna: In a heroic effort that is being lauded by all, members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Patna district on Wednesday helped a woman deliver her baby on a boat while being rescued from the flooded area in Mallikpur village in Raghopur district.

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Patna: Politicians of all colors and stripes in Patna on Wednesday offered their condolences over the death of former Bihar, West Bengal, and Haryana Governor A R Kidwai who passed away at a hospital in New Delhi at the age of 96.

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Patna: With flood situation remaining grim in many districts in Bihar, the Center has dispatched five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist six teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) in combating flood where nearly a lakh people are said to be stranded for days in anticipation of being rescued by the state government.

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