Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya on Sunday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday met with Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama who is presently in Bodh Gaya to take part in the ongoing special discourse and sought his blessings for peace in Bihar and prosperity of the state.

Family members gather at Lalu's residence following the death of RJD chief's sister on Sunday.

Patna: The elder and only sister of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, Gangotri Devi, in her late '70s, died on Sunday morning a day after a CBI court in Jharkhand awarded him three and a half years imprisonment in the offshoot of the fodder scam.

NDA leaders react to Lalu's punishment in the fodder scam.

Patna: NDA leaders in Bihar, in almost a unison, hailed the CBI court's decision in Ranchi to give three and a half years imprisonment to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with an offshoot of the fodder scam saying the former Chief Minister deserved it and had it coming for all the crimes he had committed when he and his party was in power in Bihar.

Emergency meeting of the RJD at Rabri Devi's residence in Patna on Saturday after the CBI judge announced punishment for party President Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Patna: Like the seven stages of grief, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders, in the wake of the conviction of party President Lalu Prasad Yadav who was given three and a half years in prison connection with the illegal withdrawal of fund from the Deoghar Treasury, went into a huddle at the Lalu residence in Patna to cope with the bad news and how to figure out how to deal with it in the coming days.

Police displaying recovered bomb fuses in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Patna, working side by side with the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday, recovered five army explosive fuses that were stolen from the Himgiri Express last Wednesday.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad sent to 42 months in prison in connection with the fodder scam.

Ranchi: After deferring the announcement on the quantum of Lalu Prasad Yadav's punishment in the case involving illegal withdrawal of Rs. 84.5 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury, a CBI Special Judge in Ranchi on Saturday awarded 42 months in jail and a fine of Rs. 5 lakh to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief along with 16 other accused, including three former IAS officials.

RJD supporters at party office in Patna await CBI court verdict on Friday.

Ranchi: Once again, for the third day in a row on Friday, a CBI special court in Ranchi deferred its judgment on the quantum of punishment to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav till Saturday when the judge would deliver his verdict in an offshoot of the fodder scam involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 84.5 lakh from the Deoghar treasury.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting a school in Supaul on Friday.

Supaul: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who is on his 'Vikas Sameeksha Yatra' of Bihar to review progress in developmental works and effect of prohibition in the state, inaugurated 198 projects, many for the second or third time under different names, to the tune of Rs. 304 crore in Supaul district.

Police raid a doctor's house in Patna and seize fake drugs.

Patna: Police in Patna on Friday morning raided the house of Dr. Krishna Kumar in Machchua Toli under Kadam Kuan police station and seized thousands of fake medicines bearing brand names, including Oxytocin, a powerful hormone that enhances sexual reproduction and increased milk in cows, to the tune of roughly Rs. 40 lakh.

JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh (file photo).

Patna: Janata Dal – U spokesperson Sanjay Singh, reacting to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Shivanand Tiwari's statement that reservation was required in the judiciary as only a dalit judge could be fair in imparting justice to a backward leader like Lalu Prasad Yadav, said that Tiwari should first try to implement reservation in the RJD itself that is dominated by the Yadavs leaving no room for Mahadalits.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav arriving at the CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday.

Ranchi: For the second day in a row, a CBI special judge in Ranchi deferred the decision on the quantum of punishment to fodder scam convict and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav to Thursday after the former Chief Minister of Bihar asked him to think about the punishment with a cool head.

HAM leader Shahid Ali Khan (file photo).

Patna: Former Bihar Minister and senior Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Shahid Ali Khan died of a massive heart attack on Thursday during his visit to Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan where the 54-year old politician had gone to pay a visit to the tomb of Khwaza Moinuddin Chishti.

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