Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and senior party leaders at a meeting in Patna on Monday.

Patna: After failing to forge a Bihar-like Grand Alliance in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a meeting of party leaders and workers in Patna on Monday, announced that the Janata Dal – U would go solo in the 2017 Assembly polls in the neighboring state.

The women's wing of the Congress Party sit on a daylong dharna in Patna on Monday.

Patna: The women members of the Congress party in Patna on Monday held a day-long dharna in Gardanibagh to protest the rising prices of vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes and 'daal' accusing the NDA government at the Center for the recent surge in prices of essential food items.

File photo of Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh.

Patna: After several days in hiding, the alleged mastermind in the 'ToppersGate' Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife and co-conspirator Usha Singh finally got in the police dragnet when authorities in Varanasi on Monday morning arrested them from a house in Ravindra Puri.

JNU student union leaders sitting on a daylong dharna in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Patna, being the hotbed of student agitations and protests against the establishment, saw the presence of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union General Secretary Ram Naga and former General Secretary Chintu Kumari on Monday who arrived in Patna to extend solidarity to the students of Patna Arts and Craft College who had been on strike for nearly a month now to press for their demands.

Mother of kidnapped student Rudransh appeal for the release of her kidnapped son.

Patna: Criminals in Patna on Saturday reportedly kidnapped the son of a policeman who was returning to his home in Danapur after attending a coaching institute in the evening.

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha releasing a book on suicide among students in India.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday launched a book on the issue of suicide that has become quite pervasive among students in an ever-increasing competitive nature of the Indian academia.

Heavy rain lashes Patna on Saturday.

Patna: People in Patna and elsewhere in the state heaved a collective sigh of relief with the arrival of monsoon on Saturday as heavy rain lashed the state capital for most of the day while causing major water-logging in many areas.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in Patna.

Patna: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, speaking at a seminar organized by the Techno Herald Institute in Patna on Friday, slammed the Center for 'gutting' education in the nation while also taking potshots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for putting education on the backburner over other social issues facing the state.

Now defunct Vishun Roy College in Vaishali.

Patna: Just hours after Janata Dal – U expelled former MLC Usha Sinha from the party after the police issued a warrant against her for her role in the ToppersGate scam; she was removed from her post as the Principal of Ganga Devi Mahila College in Kankarbagh and was replaced by Shyama Rai.

Rally of domestic workers in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Hundreds of domestic help in Patna on Thursday took out a procession demanding a national policy to advance their causes including better pay, respect, and security under the state's unchartered worker security act.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Jeevika function in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who seems to have finally found his life's calling of becoming a crusader against alcohol drinking over other social issues facing Bihar, continued his victory lap for imposing total prohibition in the state saying he would 'rather die than revoke prohibition' from the state.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to media in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: With education in Bihar, amidst growing scandal involving fake degrees and 'ToppersGate', in tatters, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded criminal case lodged against several 'educationists' alleging massive irregularities in a number of schools and colleges in the state.

Fellow students pulling Nitish Kumar from the ceiling following a botched suicide attempt by him on Monday.

Patna: Clearly inspired by the notoriety of University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula who became an instant icon in the eyes of the Narendra Modi baiters after he committed suicide while leaving a note blaming the university of caste-based discrimination against him, a student of Patna Art College tried to emulate Vemula by attempting suicide only to be saved by other college students.

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