The existing Gandhi Setu between Patna and Hajipur.

Patna: In what is being hailed as a major boost for the socio-economic structure of Bihar, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday announced its decision to extend a loan of $500 million (US) for a new bridge on the river Ganges connecting the northern parts of the state with the southern parts.

Former Chairperson of Bihar School Examination Board Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh visiting exam centers in Patna to insure students were not engaging in unfair means (file photo).

Patna: In the ongoing drama of the corruption in the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) involving crores of rupees changing hands between the top officials and the education mafia, the sacked chairperson of the BSEB Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, who remains in judicial custody, admitted of taking Rs. 20 lakh to secure top positions for students willing to pony up large sum of cash to them.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna.

Patna: Irate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Thursday shot back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav daring him to arrest Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia who arrived in the state capital on Wednesday to take part in a VHP convention.

Bihar ADGP Sunil Kumar (file photo).

Patna: After day-long drama in the media of a 21-year old woman having been gang-raped before her female parts being brutally mutilated by her tormentors, Bihar Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Sunil Kumar denied the news saying the woman was not raped though an attempt was made to rape her.

ToppersGate kingpin Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife brought from Varanasi and sent to Beur Jail under judicial custody on Tuesday.

Patna: The disgraced ex-Chairperson of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife and now sacked Janata Dal – U legislator Usha Sinha, after being extradited from Varanasi on Tuesday, was produced before a judge in Patna and sent to 14 days of judicial custody for their involvement in what is now known as 'ToppersGate'.

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.

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