LJP youth leaders taking out a protest march against Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav for failing to bring an end to the ongoing strike by the junior doctors in Bihar hospitals.

Patna: Alarmed by the growing number of deaths at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) and other hospitals in the state in view of the ongoing indefinite strike by the junior doctors, the state government on Wednesday issued tough warning to them directing them to return to duty immediately or face the consequences.

Women line up for Panchayat poll in Khusrupur in Patna district on Wednesday.

Patna: At least one person was killed and nearly 400 arrested during the 7th phase of the ongoing Panchayat elections in Bihar as polls were held on Wednesday at 12,237 booths in 854 panchayats under 57 blocks in 35 districts of the state.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav congratulating the two new members of Bihar Lokayukta at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at Raj Bhawan in Patna administered the oath of office to Retired Justice Mihir Kumar Jha and retired IAS officer Kirti Chandra Saha as the members of the Lokayukta, an independent body designed to keep an independent eye on the government.

Patna Medical College and Hospital remain barren on Tuesday due to junior doctors' strike.

Patna: With Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) junior doctors' strike entering into its third day, at least six persons have been reported dead so far in the lack of medical care as negotiation to end the strike once again proved futile with junior doctors refusing to go back to work until their demands were met without any precondition.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking at the Socialist Unity Convention in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the 'Socialist Unity Convention' at Anjuman Islamia Hall in Patna on Tuesday, denied dreaming about becoming the Prime Minister of India saying he was not a fool to think that he could occupy the nation's highest chair with only 17 MPs in his hand.

JD-U leader Manorama Devi surrenders before police in Gaya on Tuesday.

Gaya: Absconding Janata Dal – U legislator from Gaya Manorama Devi, the mother of accused murderer Rocky Yadav, after remaining nearly a week in hiding, surrendered to the police on Tuesday in a case involving recovery of liquor bottles from her home during the search of her son last week and harboring a fugitive.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing to press questions after his Janata Durbar in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Stung by a barrage of criticism in the wake of the two recent high-profile political murders in the state, a reluctant Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister, on Monday agreed to a CBI probe into the killing of a journalist in Siwan though he ruled out a similar investigation in the murder of a youth in Gaya involving his own party legislator.

Mother of a 15-year old crying after her daughter dies at the PMCH in the lack of medical care due to ongoing junior doctors' strike on Monday.

Patna: At least one child was dead due to lack of medical care at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Monday after junior doctors of the hospital, following a clash with the family members of a patient and the police lathi charge that later ensued, went on an indefinite strike on late Sunday evening.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain holding a press meet in Patna on Monday.

Gaya: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Shahnawaz Hussain on Monday accused the Nitish government of failing to curb crime in Bihar saying Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was more interested in patting his own back after the crime is committed instead of trying to stop crime from being committed in the first place.

BJP leaders burning the effigy of Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

Siwan/Patna: Family members of slain journalist Rajdev Ranjan on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his murder saying they had no trust in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar because of his administration's close proximity with former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Shahabuddin who, many are saying, ordered the killing of the Hindustan bureau chief of Siwan.

Bihar Shramjeevi Patrakar Sangh members taking out protest march in Patna on Saturday following the killing of a journalist in Siwan yesterday.

Patna: Journalists, reporters, and political activists in Patna on Saturday took out a number of rallies and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to protest the killing of Hindustan (Hindi) news bureau chief in Siwan Rajdev Ranjan who was gunned down in Siwan on Friday evening.

Panchayat polling at Bairiya Khanpura village under Sampatchak block on Saturday.

Patna: Nearly 64% of eligible voters cast their ballot in the sixth phase of the ongoing Panchayat elections in Bihar on Saturday that was marred by minor incidents of clashes in an otherwise peaceful day at the polling booths.

Senior Hindustan (Hindi) reporter Rajdev Ranjan.

Siwan: Six days after a Gaya youth was shot dead by the son of a Janata Dal – U legislator, criminals in Siwan, the home turf of incarcerated Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammed Shahabuddin, gunned down a senior journalist on Friday night.

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