Passengers climbing down the train after the accident.

Patna: At least three passengers were confirmed dead when a broken high-tension overhead electric cable came in contact with the Patna-Gaya Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train number 63255 causing severe electrical shock thus throwing off careless travelers who were sitting on the roof of the train when the incident occurred.

People move their belongings on 'thelas' from their home in Santosha Apartment.

Patna: Having exhausted all legal recourse to save what had been their homes for the last two and a half decades, the residents of the top three floors of the Santosha Apartments started to move their belongings to other places as the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) geared up to tear down the 6th, 7th, and 8th floor of the building allegedly built illegally against the original plan of the structure.

Nitish Kumar holding the meeting of the Disaster Management department on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday held a meeting of the top brass to review Bihar's preparedness to combat flood in view of the impending rain that is predicted to drench the state in a big way in the next few days.

Sushil Modi holding janata durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to field his party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls saying the Janata Dal – U leader's goal was to split the votes in an attempt to deny the BJP from winning more seats in the state.

Children's Park in S. K. Puri in Patna.

Patna: Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind on Tuesday unveiled a life-size statue of former Chief Minister of Bihar late Satyendra Narayan Sinha at the children's park in Sri Krishna Puri while also officially changing the name of the park from SK Puri Children's Park to Satyendra Narayan Sinha Park.

Demolition crew gather outside Santosha Complex in Bandar Bagicha in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Home owners of the Santosha Apartments in Patna on Friday forced the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to retreat after they formed a human chain outside the building to prevent the demolition of the top three floors that the PMC says were constructed in violation of the original plans.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding meeting with top officials to review Prakash Utsav preparedness.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, taking some time off from his ongoing 'Prohibition Yatra', held a meeting with the senior officials to review the preparedness for the 350th anniversary of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and the centennial celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha to be celebrated next year.

Santosha Apartments residents of 21 flats to be evicted on Friday.

Patna: The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is gearing up to demolish the top three floors of the Santosha Apartment Complex located in Bandar Bagicha that were deemed illegal by the PMC and later upheld by the Supreme Court.

BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Kripal Yadav.

Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, in the latest reshuffle of the Narendra Modi cabinet, has been made the new Law Minister of India. He replaces Sadanand Gowda.

Tej Pratap Yadav admiring the camera of a press photographer on Tuesday.

Patna: In yet another example of political highhandedness in Bihar, Tej Pratap Yadav, the Health Minister and the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, threatened to sue news reporters for slander after one cameraman tried to take a picture of the minister looking at a digital camera of another photographer.

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking to media in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday slammed the Nitish government for ignoring farmers in Bihar saying agriculture did not find even passing mention in the Chief Minister's priority list of seven agendas despite the fact that 80% of Bihar's population depended on agriculture.

JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar speaking in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been camping in Bihar for the last few days, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for gutting education in the state saying he failed to improve the image of the academia by allowing large scale corruption to prevail in the system.

Iftar party at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday kicked off yet another political sandstorm when he lavished praise on his off-again, on-again idol slash nemesis Nitish Kumar saying he owed his political existence to the Janata Dal – U leader.

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