Patna: Determined to make drinking, selling, or keeping alcohol at home a more serious crime than rape or murder in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday circulated his new Excise Amendment Bill that contains rules that are being considered 'too draconian' for even an Islamic nation.

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Patna: Just a day after criminals shot and killed a roadside restaurant owner in Patna, unidentified criminals in the state capital hit again – this time killing the compounder of the Ortho Center Clinic under Beur police station.

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Patna: Three days after the badly mutilated body of a bank Probationary Officer was discovered from a house on Kanti Factory Road, police in Patna on Thursday arrested her husband from Patna Airport where he had arrived shortly from Delhi.

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Patna: Every year around this time the Chief Minister of Bihar embarks on an aerial tour of Bihar to review the flood situation in the state. On Thursday, Nitish Kumar sat at a window seat of a small chopper and saw villages inundated with flood water and the scope of damages caused by the rising river water.

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Patna: The minority cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Wednesday burnt an effigy of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for trying to stir up communal disharmony in India by continuing to support terrorists who harbor hatred against 'peace-loving Indians'.

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