Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday hosted the annual Iftar party at his official residence at 1 Anne Marg that included nearly the entire who's who of the Grand Alliance including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and two sons, and other senior RJD, Congress, and JD-U leaders.

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Patna: A Special Investigative Team (SIT) in Bihar on Saturday arrested Ruby Rai in the 'ToppersGate' scandal after she failed the Class 12 special test given to her to prove she did not cheat her way to the top of the merit list.

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Patna: In what is being hailed as a major boost for the socio-economic structure of Bihar, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday announced its decision to extend a loan of $500 million (US) for a new bridge on the river Ganges connecting the northern parts of the state with the southern parts.

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Patna: In the ongoing drama of the corruption in the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) involving crores of rupees changing hands between the top officials and the education mafia, the sacked chairperson of the BSEB Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, who remains in judicial custody, admitted of taking Rs. 20 lakh to secure top positions for students willing to pony up large sum of cash to them.

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Patna: Irate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Thursday shot back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav daring him to arrest Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia who arrived in the state capital on Wednesday to take part in a VHP convention.

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Patna: After day-long drama in the media of a 21-year old woman having been gang-raped before her female parts being brutally mutilated by her tormentors, Bihar Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar denied the news saying the woman was not raped though an attempt was made to rape her.

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Patna: The disgraced ex-Chairperson of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife and now sacked Janata Dal – U legislator Usha Sinha, after being extradited from Varanasi on Tuesday, was produced before a judge in Patna and sent to 14 days of judicial custody for their involvement in what is now known as 'ToppersGate'.

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Patna: After several days in hiding, the alleged mastermind in the 'ToppersGate' Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife and co-conspirator Usha Singh finally got in the police dragnet when authorities in Varanasi on Monday morning arrested them from a house in Ravindra Puri.

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