Patna: Delivering a major blow to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's top political agenda of imposing nationwide prohibition on the pattern of the alcohol policies in Bihar, the Patna High Court on Friday, in a historic decision, declared the Bihar Excise policy 'unconstitutional' saying the state government had no power to enact its own criminal law outside the purvey of the existing Indian Penal Code.
Patna: All in all, not a good day for the Nitish-led 'Mahagathbandhan' government in Bihar. On one hand, while Patna High Court ordered the government to scrap prohibition in Bihar calling it 'unconstitutional', on the other hand, the Supreme Court cancelled the bail of notorious criminal-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin sending him back to jail.
Patna: The body of the last jawan to die in the recent Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir arrived in Patna on Friday afternoon where he was given full state honors before being taken to his native district of Bhojpur.
Patna: Suspended Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator Raj Ballabh Yadav who had been in jail since last March in connection with the rape of a minor girl in Nalanda district last February was granted bail by the Patna High Court on Friday.
Patna: A fire in the office of the education department located within Patna Secretariat on Friday morning destroyed thousands of files as firefighters battled for hours to keep the flame in control.
Patna: Authorities in Patna on Thursday were investigating the death of a guthka trader whose body was found inside a car found near the Sri Krishna Puri Park under mysterious circumstances.
Patna: A seven-day workshop on acting sponsored by Bihar State Film Development and Finance Corporation kicked off in Patna on Thursday with 35 people participating in it on the opening day.
Patna: Patna District Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal on Thursday held a high-level meeting of district officials to review preparation for Chhath, Bihar's most revered festival that begins on Nov. 1 and ends on Nov. 6 with the morning 'arghya'.
Patna: With his constant foot-in-the mouth disease that has landed him in controversies many times in the past, former Supreme Court justice Markandey Katju, a day after insulting Bihar by calling it worse than Pakistan, refused to back down or issue an apology to millions of Biharis across the globe and instead, fired back at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to say that though he was not the 'mai-baap' of Bihar, he certainly was 'Mama Shakuni' of the state.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function held at the Adhiweshan Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday, launched two ambitious schemes that sound more like election slogans than credible, attainable goal grounded in realities.