Four new Patna High Court judges with the Chief Justice.

Patna: Chief Justice A P Shahi on Tuesday sworn-in four new judges for Patna High Court at a simple function held at the historical Marble Hall in the presence of their family members, other judges, and a number of prominent advocates from both Patna and Jharkhand High Court.

Poonam Sinha campaigning for her husband Shatrughan Sinha in Patna during 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

New Delhi: Nearly ten days after her husband and former film star Shatrughan Sinha ditched the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined Congress so he could contest Lok Sabha elections from his old seat of Patna Saheb, Poonam Sinha, for the first time in her life, jumped into the political foray by joining Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday.

BJP women burn effigy of SP leader Azam Khan outside party office in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Just a day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey found himself in hot soup following his sexist comment against former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, the women's wing of the BJP on Monday in Patna burnt the effigy of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan for making derogatory remarks against former film star and newly-inducted BJP leader Jaya Prada saying his remarks were insulting to women all across India.

Two men arrested from Patna City on Monday.

Patna: Police in Patna under Sultanganj police station on Monday arrested two men who had, just hours before, abducted a man and after taking him to an isolated area, beat him up and stole his mobile phone.

Ashwinin Kumar Chaubey (BJP) and Rabri Devi (RJD).

Patna: Reacting strongly on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey rather misogynistic comment that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi should keep herself within the confines of her ‘ghoonghat’ (veil), the former Bihar Chief Minister said that Choubey’s snide remark was an insult to women across the country and he should immediately apologize for his comment.

RJD leader Ali Ashraf Fatmi at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: While Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi was saying there was a crack in the NDA in Bihar, her own party leader and a Lalu loyalist Ali Ashraf Fatmi announced his decision to file his nomination as an independent candidate from Madhubani since his party has thus far ignored him as a viable candidate.

Congress and HAM leaders join BJP in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Former Manjhi loyalist Mahachandra Prasad, after being denied a Lok Sabha ticket, on Saturday, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with former Congress state general secretary and spokesperson Vinod Sharma in the presence of BJP Bihar in-charge of the elections Bhupendra Yadav who flew from Delhi to Patna on a chartered plane just for this event.

Shatrughan Sinha waves at his supporters at Patna Airport on Friday.

Patna: First time since switching party from BJP to Congress, former film star and politician Shatrughan Sinha arrived at Patna Airport on Friday amid warm welcome and chant of ‘Shatrughan Sinha Zindabad’ by his supporters and Congress leaders.

Polling at a booth in Nawada on Thursday.

Patna: With threat of Maoist violence looming over everyone’s head, the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in the four Naxal-hit constituencies in Bihar passed off without any untoward incident though the voters’ turnout was relatively low at 53.06%, officials said.

Devotees offering 'arghya' in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees in Patna and other parts of Bihar on Thursday evening offered the first 'arghya' on the third day of the 4-day Chaiti Chhath at various ghats of the Ganges amidst very tight security.

Poll preparation in Bihar.

Patna: After months of anticipation, high political rhetoric, and mud-slinging that is the hallmark of the Indian elections, the first phase of the seven-phased Parliamentary polls opens in Bihar on Thursday with more than 70 lakh voters deciding the fate of 44 candidates in Aurangabad, Jamui, Gaya, and Nawada constituencies.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Frustrated by the Supreme Court’s decision to reject his bail plea in the fodder scam, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday, in a letter written from his jail cell in Jharkhand to the people of Bihar, wrote that he missed being part of the election process but urged voters to serve a big defeat to the BJP-led NDA in Bihar and other parts of the nation.

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