Durga idol at Bangali Akhara in Patna.

Patna: Durga Puja is in full swing in Patna and other parts of Bihar where the door of the puja pandals opened on Wednesday amidst large crowd of devotees eager to get the first glimpse of the Devi.

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An emotional Ashok Kumar Chowdhary at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: After having been removed unceremoniously from his position as the state President of the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC), Ashok Kumar Chowdhary, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday said he felt "insulted" and blamed senior Congress leader C P Joshi for engineering his ouster.

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The newly-appointed acting president of the BPCC Kaukab Qadri being welcomed at Congress office in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: The newly-appointed working President of the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) Kaukab Qadri on Wednesday assumed charge of the party amid warm welcome by state leaders who pledged to provide him full support in the coming days.

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RJD leader Bhai Virendra (inset Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar)..

Patna: In a display of extreme conceit and political hubris, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Bhai Virendra, known for many of his controversial statements, on Tuesday said that if Nitish Kumar issued a heartfelt apology to his 'bade bhai' (elder brother) and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, he may be allowed to come back to the Grand Alliance fold.

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Former Congress state President Ashok Kr. Chowdhary (file photo).

Patna: As widely expected in the aftermath of the collapse of the rag-tag government otherwise known as the 'Mahagathbandhan' administration forged by Janata Dal – U, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, on Tuesday removed Ashok Kumar Chowdhary from the party's state President post while also dissolving all the committees in Bihar.

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RJD leaders joining JD-U in Patna on Monday.

Patna: With the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ship showing signs in troubled water with the CBI closing in on the party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and a number of his family members, several of the minor cast of characters ditched RJD and joined the Janata Dal – U at a simple function in Patna on Monday.

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RJD spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari (file photo).

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari, on the day when his boss and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav skipped his appearance before a CBI team in Delhi by obtaining a two-week extension to prepare his case involving amassing of properties valued in crores allegedly through illegal means, said that India, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was undergoing the worst economic crisis that the nation had not seen before.

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Shatrughan Sinha with Mauritius High Commissioner and others at AIIMS in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former film star Shatrughan Sinha on Monday inaugurated the sixth foundation day of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna in the presence of Mauritius High Commissioner Jagdishwar Goburdhun, Janata Dal – U leader Shyam Rajak and senior hospital officials.

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Tejaswi Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in his ongoing attempt to delay his appearance before the CBI in connection with a number of corruption cases, failed to keep up his appointment with the nation's topmost investigative agency on Monday saying he needed an additional two weeks to prepare his defense in the hotel-for-land scam.

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RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

Patna: With the threat of losing most of their allegedly ill-gotten properties, not to mention the cloud of going to prison hanging over their head for engaging in corrupt practices and abuse of power, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son and RJD heir-apparent Tejaswi Yadav are scheduled to be grilled by the CBI interrogators in Delhi on Monday.

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Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav with Patna DM Sanjay Agrawal.

Patna: Bihar Road Construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav on Friday said that the Station Road flyover would be open for business by the end of next month ahead of Chhath which would intersect the existing railway Mithapur-Chiraiyantand railway over-bridge.

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