Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greeting Vice President of India Hamid Ansari at Patna Airport on Thursday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave a warm reception to India's Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari at the Patna Airport who arrived in the state capital on a two-day visit during which he will attend a number of events.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind (file photo).

Patna: Five months after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imposed total prohibition in Bihar formulating some of the toughest laws against law-breakers, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday put his stamp of approval to the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 that has been described by many as 'draconian' and 'Talibani' that was patterned after the Islamic Sharia Law.

RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Just days after being dubbed as the future Prime Minister of India by one of his party leaders and a minister in the Nitish government, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday played down the adulation bestowed upon him saying he was too inexperienced to become the PM of India but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was certainly capable of becoming the Prime Minister.

Governor Ram Nath Kovind inaugurating children's film festival on Wednesday.

Patna: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the 3-day children's film festival called 'Film Bonanza' co-sponsored by the World Communication Center and the Children Film Society of India at Patna's Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir.

Two-hour rain in Patna causes water-logging in Digha area on Tuesday.

Patna: Continuing to make a mockery of the claims of good governance of the Nitish administration, the city of Patna once again turned into the city of water-logging following afternoon rain that clearly none of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials wanted in fear of being exposed again.

Image of destruction in Diara area in Patna.

Patna: Hundreds of residents of Nakata Diara in Patna on Tuesday returned to their homes, or what is left of them, after nearly two weeks of living elsewhere due to flooding in the region caused by the overflowing Ganga River.

Liquor bottles (representative photo)

Nalanda: In a setback to the Janata Dal – U leaders and supporters, a court in Biharsharif allowed the bail of Excise Inspector Deepak Kumar who was arrested shortly after arresting a JD-U leader following recovery of 168 bottles of liquor from his home during a raid last week.

Teachers' Day celebrated in Kadam Kuan.

Patna: To mark Teachers' Day on Monday, a seminar on "Quality Education" was held at the Baldev Sahay Bhawan in Kadam Kuan under the auspices of Social Club and Prof. Indira Sinha Educational Foundation.

File photos of BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav and JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for bending his own law by arresting the Excise official in Nalanda district who arrested a Janata Dal – U leader following the recovery of 168 bottles of liquor from his home during a raid last Wednesday.

RJD leaders Abdul Ghafoor and Tejaswi Yadav.

Patna: Bihar Minority Welfare Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Ghafoor on Monday fluttered some feathers in the Janata Dal – U when he said that the current Deputy Chief Minister and RJD rookie politician Tejaswi Yadav was more of a 'PM Material' than a 'CM Material'.

Shatrughan Sinha in Bakhtiarpur.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former film star Shatrughan Sinha, at a function at a high school in Bakhtiarpur on Sunday, praised the Nitish administration for doing an 'outstanding' job in providing relief to the flood victims adding the Center was also doing a fine job helping the state fight the effects of the flood.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's prohibition policy coming back to haunt him following the arrest of party leader in Nalanda.

Patna: It was just a matter of time when the Nitish government would break its own prohibition laws after months of tough talking about sparing no one who either brought, sold, bought, possessed or consumed alcohol in Bihar, authorities in Nalanda on Thursday arrested Nalanda Excise Inspector on charges of 'conspiring' against a Janata Dal – U leader from whose house he recovered 168 bottles of alcohol during a raid on August 30.

Water Resources Minister Lallan Singh with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a recent meeting to review flood relief operation in Bihar.

Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lallan Singh, tried to push back against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi who had earlier demanded the resignations of both him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to provide adequate and timely relief to flood victims in Bihar.

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