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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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: 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.