Pasis in Patna protest ban on toddy by drinking toddy.

Patna: It was only a matter of time before someone came out in protest against prohibition in Bihar and surprisingly, the first protest came from the 'toddy' lovers who gathered at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Monday and openly drank toddy in defiance of the new law that turned Bihar into a dry state.

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

Patna: Despite tepid response from the Congress that made it clear on Monday that it had no intention in hanging on to the coattail of Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal – U in other states, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during a press conference in Patna on Monday, reiterated his desire for the obliteration of the Sangh Parivar by forming a national alliance bigger than the grand alliance in Bihar.

RLSP leader and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha offer juice to youth leaders to signify the end of their fast.

Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Monday helped break the fast of his party's youth leaders who had been sitting on a dharna for the last two days to protest against rising crime under Nitish administration.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (left) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right).

Patna: A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called for a 'Sangh-free' India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar and at the Center fired back at the Janata Dal – U leader saying Kumar needed to stay within his limit and stop believing that somehow he controlled entire India or all Indians.

Nitish Kumar speaking at a Bengali function in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: The unofficial 'Prohibition Justification Yatra' of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continued on Sunday when the newly-elected President of the Janata Dal – U took a new approach to rationalize his decision to impose total prohibition in Bihar saying it would in fact improve Bihar's economy in the long run.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurating Advantage Conclave in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function dubbed as 'Advantage Conclave' in Patna on Saturday, called for the final nail in the coffin of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying India had to be made 'Sangh-free' if democracy had to be maintained in the nation.

Gathering of classical musicians in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Classical music aficionados in Patna had one of the best days of their lives when nearly a dozen world-class musical maestros gathered at a function in Patna to present their art in an unique form named 'Panchtatva', depicting the five elements of the universe namely the ether, or sky (akaash), wind (vaayu), agni (fire), jal (water), and prithvi (earth).

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking on prohibition at a daylong seminar on the subject in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Though it was supposed to be the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the event was anything but the celebration of the life of the man widely believed to be the father of the Indian constitution. As always, it was an occasion to self-congratulate and bash those who are not in the same political camp.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav paying tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary on Thursday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, while celebrating the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar at party office in Patna on Thursday, chose to take cheap shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the PM was sworn-in at the dusk time which was clearly bad omen for the nation.

Patna SSP Manu Maharaj holding a press conference following the arrest of three men in the murder of a drug shop owner.

Patna: Police in Patna on Thursday arrested three men in connection with the April 11 murder of local drug store owner Anil Agrawal after a robbery attempt went awry on B.M.Das Road under Pirbahore police station.

Fire in Rajiv Nagar in Patna on Thursday destroys two shops.

Patna: Authorities are searching for the cause of a fire that broke out in a shop in Rajiv Nagar on Thursday afternoon consuming another shop in its flame and causing loss of several lakh rupees in cash and properties.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Araria to pay respect to Phanishwar Nath Renu.

Araria: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to mark the 39th death anniversary of noted writer Phanishwar Nath Renu at his native village of Aurahi Hingna in Araria district on Wednesday, patted his own back for being successful in implementing total prohibition in Bihar.

Patna High Court (file photo).

Patna: In what is being seen as a huge setback to the Nitish regime, the Patna High Court on Wednesday refused to issue a notification of statewide destruction of foreign brands of liquor in Bihar while also instructing the government to pay up the manufacturing companies first for the products it had already bought from them before the prohibition went into effect on April 1.

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