RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (file photo).

Patna: Much to the frustration of Chief Minister turned anti-alcohol evangelist Nitish Kumar, a senior member of his own alliance challenged the legality of the 'Talibani' liquor laws saying t impose fine and punishment on an entire family because one member of a family broke the prohibition laws was not only 'draconian' but also illegal.

BJP activists protest over the Nitish government's decision to raise taxes on petrol and diesel.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in Patna on Wednesday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his political ally Lalu Prasad Yadav after the state Cabinet approved an increase in the tax of petrol and diesel.

A fire truck parked outside Mona Cinema in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Panic ensued briefly at Patna's Mona Cinema on Wednesday when people saw smoke coming out of the building though in the end everything turned out fine as the fire was detected in the restaurant located in the same building and not inside the movie theater.

CNLU celebrates its 11th anniversary.

Patna: Students of the Chanakya national Law University (CNLU) in Patna on Wednesday celebrated their 11th foundation day at a function at Premchand Rangshala in the presence of chief guest Patna High Court Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi.

Water-logging at JP Roundabout near Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: With the entire district administration including the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) missing in action, Patna turned into a city of sewage following a 14.2 mm rainfall on Tuesday lasting less than 40 minutes.

Congress leaders at the Shaheed Smarak in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Claiming ownership on the Shaheed Smarak just outside the state Assembly, Congress leaders led by Bihar Education Minister and Congress state President Ashok Chowdhary placed party flags in the hands of the seven martyrs who were gunned down by British soldiers on August 11, 1942 while fighting for the independence of India.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav giving a check of Rs. 1 lakh to Priyanka in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, at his residence in Patna on Tuesday, handed a check of Rs. 1 lakh to Priyanka, an international kickboxing star saying she had brought fame to the state by being elected to represent India in international tournaments.

File photo of Chief Nitish Kumar on July 9, 2015 when he promised to impose prohibition in Bihar.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's flagship social policy of total prohibition that was shoved down the throat of Biharis on April 1 this year is now facing serious criticism by the same women who had earlier supported his policy saying the latest Excise Act blurred the line between a mature democracy and a dictatorship.

Speaker Vijay Kumar Chowdhary speaking at the women MLA's seminar on Monday.

Patna: Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chowdhary, speaking at a workshop of women legislators under the banner of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Patna on Monday, stuck to boilerplate rhetoric related to women empowerment saying instead of worrying about every small things, it was imperative to 'move together in the right direction'.

Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi holding a convention at S. K. Memorial Hall in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram did himself no favor on Friday when he said that some 'petty criminals' in Gaya were trying to give bad name to the Naxals and if the police failed to protect the honor of mothers, daughters, and sisters, it was only natural for someone to become a Naxalite.

The old and the new statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Patna's Gandhi Maidan.

Patna: The smaller and the much older statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Patna's Gandhi Maidan is set to get a new home as the district administration directed the authorities to move it to the Rajdhani Vatika, previously known as the 'Eco Park' while leaving the new statue of Bapu at its existing place in the Gandhi Maidan.

Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore surveying proposed park area in Kankarbagh on Friday.

Patna: Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore on Friday visited the area between the auto stand and Yogipur Sewage in Kankarbagh region and directed the officials to clear up the encroachment to make room for the proposed park to be built at the cost of Rs. 5 crore.

Police resort to lathi charge on protesting dalit students in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday resorted to lathi charge on Dalit students who had been protesting against the Nitish government for slashing scholarship for students from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe communities.

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