4th Convocation of Aryabhatta Knowledge University on Wednesday.

Patna: Bihar Governor/University Chancellor Satya Pal Malik, while addressing the fourth graduation of the Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU) in Patna on Wednesday, praised the university saying it was doing very well and he was willing to do everything possible in his power to continue to support it for further development.

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CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, reacting to the now infamous statement of Tej Pratap Yadav that he would skin Prime Minister Narendra Modi for withdrawing his father's Z+ security, in a tweet on Tuesday mocked his 'bade bhai' Lalu Prasad Yadav saying it took a very 'strong man' to threaten the public while being surrounded by hundreds of security guards provided by the state and central governments.

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Poster of Bhansali's Padmavati (inset Nitish Kumar).

Patna: Bowing to the pressure from several quarters including the Rajputs who have been up in arms over the 'negative' depiction of Rajput queen Padmavati in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's epic drama of the same name, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced a ban on the screening of the film in Bihar until the film-makers made necessary changes in the movie.

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Neeraj Kumar Bablu and his profanity-laden vehicle outside Bihar Assembly on Tuesday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Neeraj Kumar Bablu, incensed by the 'insulting' portrayal of Queen Padmavati, the wife of 16th century Rajput king of Mewar Ratan Singh in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali epic 'Padmavati', came to the state Assembly on Tuesday in a car plastered with objectionable image of Bhansali and Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator in Uttar Pradesh Azam Khan in a sign of protest against the release of the controversial film.

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RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav talking to reporters outside Bihar Assembly on Tuesday.

Patna: Trying to stay above the fray in the backdrop of his elder brother's recent questionable behavior, former Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Tuesday tried to change the focus from his brother to the NDA government saying the Nitish administration had become the epitome of scams as not a single day went by when a new scandal did not surface in Bihar.

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LJP leaders celebrating party's 18th anniversary in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Central Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan, along with his son Chirag Paswan, brothers Pashupati Paras and Ramchandra Paswan, and other party leaders in Patna on Tuesday celebrated the 18th anniversary of the LJP that had the usual overtone of praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the obligatory bashing of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) 'parivar'.

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BJP workers torching the effigy of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in Patna on Tuesday burnt the effigy of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav for making threats to Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav at Bihar Assembly on Monday.

Patna: Despite his earlier denial that he was neither a criminal nor a terrorist, the son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav on Monday, just days after threatening Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, issued threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he would skin him (khaal udherva lenge) if anything happened to his father.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav defended his son Tej Pratap Yadav's statement that if something bad happened to him then his son would 'skin' Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying any son would get angry if he felt threat on his father's life.

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Former JD-U President Sharad Yadav (file photo).

Patna: After several attempts to establish ownership of the Janata Dal – U and its election symbol of arrow, Sharad Yadav, the former party President and disgruntled ex-Nitish ally gave up on his various claims after the Election Commission once again rejected his plea to hand over the 'arrow' to him saying he would soon form a new party of his own to 'teach a lesson' to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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RJD leaders Tej Pratap Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav (inset JD-U leader Sanjay Singh).

Patna: Though a simple 'we're sorry' should suffice, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav instead chose to ridicule Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for changing the venue of his son's wedding following threat of violence issued by his son Tej Pratap Yadav.

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