Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sitting in a helicopter before leaving for aerial survey of flood areas in Patna district on Tuesday.

Patna: Following a breach in the Punpun embankment on late Monday night, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar once again conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the situation in Mokama, Mahaurhi, and Dhanarua and directed the officials to expedite relief work in the region.

Rohit Kumar arrested for shooting Patna trader on Monday night.

Patna: Police in Patna on Tuesday arrested one man in connection with the Monday night murder of Ramchandra Jha, a marble trader who was gunned down in Mithila Colony under Beur police station.

Two men arrested for trying to cash fake check in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Quick thinking on the parts of Punjab National Bank employees in Patna, authorities arrested two con men who were trying to cash a fake check of Rs. 50 lakh from the Patanjali Ayurved Limited account owned by yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

RJD leaders Mohammed Shahabuddin (left), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (center), and RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (right).

Patna: After his initial shrug to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ex MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin, the Janata Dal – U leaders in Patna on Monday went in an overdrive demanding from the RJD leadership to control its members who, they said, were trying to undermine the Chief Ministership of Nitish Kumar.

NDA leaders holding a press conference at BJP office in Patna on Monday.

Patna: NDA leaders in Patna led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday met with Governor Ram Nath Kovind and handed over a memo to him demanding imposition of Crime Control Act (CCA) on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) former MP and notorious criminal Mohammed Shahabuddin who was released from the prison after spending over a decade on murder and other charges.

JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar (file photo).

Patna: After taking the high road for a brief period saying he had the mandate of the people and he was not obligated to respond to every negative comment made against him, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday unleashed his attack surrogate on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and convicted criminal Mohammed Shahabuddin warning him to 'remain within his limit' and not do or say anything saying that could land him in jail once again.

RJD former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin (file photo).

Patna: After causing a flutter in the state politics by his statement that he did not consider Janata Dal – U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as his leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammed Shahabuddin, in a media interview on Saturday, said the Nitish government was in no danger and would be able to complete its term without any problem.

Home Secretary Amir Subhani (file photo).

Patna: A day after he asked for an extension in his unscheduled leave from his post, the Nitish government on Sunday removed Excise Principal Secretary K. K. Pathak and replaced him with Amir Subhani until a permanent replacement is found.

Murdered homeopathic doctor Afzal Ali.

Patna: Two days after criminals in Patna gunned down a homeopathic doctor, police on Sunday arrested one man in the case who, they said, had admitted of taking part in the murder of Dr. Afzal Ali in his confessional statement.

Excise Principal Secretary K K Pathak seen behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the announcement of new prohibition laws last April.

Patna: Causing the first dent in the new avatar of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – a man with the solo agenda of wiping off every trace of alcohol from the state – K. K. Pathak, the Excise and Prohibition Principal Secretary who literally formulated the new prohibition policy of Bihar, asked for an extended leave after expressing disappointment at the abuse of the law in the hands of government officials.

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan holding press meet in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, expressed his frustration over the return of Jungle Raj in Bihar that, he said, was confirmed by the release of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin after spending 11 years in prison on murder charges.

Criminal-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin walks out of Bhagalpur Jail on Saturday.

Patna: Just few months after he held an inside-the-prison meeting with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Ghafoor, the Minority Welfare Minister in the Nitish administration, notorious criminal and Siwan terror Mohammed Shahabuddin walked out of the Bhagalpur prison as a free man on Saturday after being granted bail in the 2015 killing of Rajesh Raushan who was a witness in the killing of two brothers in Siwan back in 2004.

BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, blasted the Nitish government saying the release of notorious criminal and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Shahabuddin was the result of the combined effort of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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