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.

JAP activists protest the death of a government worker in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: The student wing of the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) in Patna on Saturday took out a candle-light protest near Kargil Chowk following the death of a female activist in Samastipur on Friday.

SSP unveils new police vehicle to fight crime in Patna.

Patna: Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj on Friday evening flagged off the ultra-modern police mobile van, a Mahindra Bolero, fully equipped with wireless communication, GPS system, and other amenities to take on criminals in Patna district.

Jitan Ram Manjhi sitting on a dharna in Gardanibagh in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday sat on a dharna demanding the release of Ruby Rai, the fake topper in the botched inter exams, saying it was wrong to put an underage girl in jail while many of those responsible for the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) mess were still roaming free without any consequences.

Sushil Modi holding janata durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, while talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday, tore into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the Janata Dal – U leader was keeping mum over rising cases of rape in Bihar and was hoping things will blow over in a few days so he did not have to respond.

Book of plays written by Anil Mukherjee released at Bihar Art Theatre in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Officials at the Bihar Art Theatre (BAT) in Patna on Tuesday released a book 'Kalam Se Manch Tak' – a compilation of plays written by theatre founder late Anil Kumar Mukherjee.

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