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.

Lalu, Nitish surrogates take shot at each other (file photo).

Patna: Mohammed Shahabuddin, the criminal politician who walked out of Bhagalpur Jail on Saturday after getting bail in the Rajesh Raushan murder case, is already causing a political storm in Bihar after he renewed his allegiance to his former boss and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav while undermining the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Son of a prominent news photographer shot in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: A day after a homeopathic doctor was gunned down in Digha area in Patna, criminals in the state capital struck again on Saturday – this time targeting the son of senior journalist who remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Vice President Hamid Ansari at the 90th anniversary celebration of Bihar Chamber of Commerce in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari in Patna on Friday inaugurated the 90th anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce by lighting a lamp at the Sahu Jain Hall in the presence of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a number of industrialists and office bearers.

Family members mourning the death of Dr. Afzal Ali in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Motorcycle-borne criminals in Patna shot and killed a homeopathic doctor near Digha on Friday and escaped before police could arrive at the crime scene.

Water-logging in Khas Mahal in Chiraiyan Tand area in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Though the state administration continues to use the 2017 buzzword 'Smart City' to project itself as a progressive government with an eye on the future, ground realities prove otherwise as many of the neighborhoods in the state capital remain for last several days under water thanks to the crumbling drainage system that have not been repaired or replaced since the British days more than 70 years ago.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Gaya on Thursday.

Patna: Alarmed by water-logging and a piece of mountain shifting due to heavy rain in the area posing major threat to people living below it, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday rushed to Gaya to take stock of the situation first hand.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greeting Vice President of India Hamid Ansari at Patna Airport on Thursday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave a warm reception to India's Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari at the Patna Airport who arrived in the state capital on a two-day visit during which he will attend a number of events.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind (file photo).

Patna: Five months after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imposed total prohibition in Bihar formulating some of the toughest laws against law-breakers, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday put his stamp of approval to the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 that has been described by many as 'draconian' and 'Talibani' that was patterned after the Islamic Sharia Law.

RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Just days after being dubbed as the future Prime Minister of India by one of his party leaders and a minister in the Nitish government, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday played down the adulation bestowed upon him saying he was too inexperienced to become the PM of India but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was certainly capable of becoming the Prime Minister.

Governor Ram Nath Kovind inaugurating children's film festival on Wednesday.

Patna: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the 3-day children's film festival called 'Film Bonanza' co-sponsored by the World Communication Center and the Children Film Society of India at Patna's Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir.

Two-hour rain in Patna causes water-logging in Digha area on Tuesday.

Patna: Continuing to make a mockery of the claims of good governance of the Nitish administration, the city of Patna once again turned into the city of water-logging following afternoon rain that clearly none of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) officials wanted in fear of being exposed again.

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