Patna Zoo among many public places including schools and colleges shut down due to Coronavirus threat.

Patna: In view of the growing cases of Coronavirus across the country, the Nitish government on Friday announced its decision to shut down all schools, colleges, and coaching institutes in Bihar till March 31.

Police gather at the crime scene in Patna City on Friday night.

Patna: Once a hallmark of the infamous Lalu Raj, 'Rangdari Tax', or extortion, is once again showing sign of a comeback in the Nitish Raj as, despite the administration's claim, crime, particularly murder, broad daylight robbery, and extortion continue to rise leaving the Chief Minister in a very awkward situation.

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha file their nomination papers on Friday.

Patna: The three NDA Rajya Sabha candidates in Bihar filed their nomination papers in Patna on Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-U leaders.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan.

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan, just a day after he slammed the Nitish administration on developmental issues during his ongoing 'Bihar First, Bihari First' statewide 'yatra', took a U-turn on Sunday saying his statements were taken out of context and there was no misunderstanding between his party and Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-U.

Police investigating the site of accident in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: A sixteen-year old girl died when a brick wall of the Circuit House in Patna on Sunday morning collapsed crushing her beneath the debris.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

Patna: Apparently irked by his recent populist rhetoric that tends to put the Nitish administration in a not-so flattering light, Janata Dal-U leaders are firing back at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief asking him not to talk trash about his allies that are likely to weaken the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of which both parties are part of.

Crowd outside Yes Bank in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Customers of the beleaguered Yes Bank at two Patna branches had a harrowing day on Saturday as hundreds of people stood in line outside the Exhibition Road and East Boring Canal Road offices to withdraw money in the aftermath of the bank's sudden financial troubles that led the government to put the bank on a 30-day moratorium while putting a limit on withdrawal to Rs. 50,000.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav speaking to reporters outside Bihar Assembly.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday put the blame for Delhi riots squarely on the shoulder of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's Home Minister Amit Shah saying this was typical of Shah to create disturbances in states where the BJP had failed to form the government.

BJP legislator Sachchidanand Rai arrives at the state Assembly wearing a mask in view of the Corovirus threat.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Bihar, in view of the growing cases of Coronavirus in India and elsewhere, cancelled all Holi-related community events in Patna and other parts of Bihar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

Patna: With Assembly elections looming in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar once again dredged up the issue of special economic status that had largely been forgotten since the last Lok Sabha poll that gave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a massive mandate not seen in Indian history before.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan.

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan who is on his statewide 'Bihar First, Bihari First' yatra ahead of the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, slammed the Nitish government on Friday saying there was no denying crime rate in Bihar had skyrocketed and many of the basic amenities that were available in other states were still out of reach of ordinary public in Bihar.

Police investigating the death of a woman in a road accident in Patna on Friday.

Patna: A 45-year old woman died when she was hit by a huge crane near Changar Mor on New Bypass Road under Kankarbagh police station on Friday morning. The victim's 65-year old mother was also hit by the crane but she survived with a broken leg.

Robbery victims in Kankarbagh being questioned by the police.

Patna: Bolstered by Patna police's pyrrhic record in containing crime in the state capital, armed criminals in Rajendra Nagar under Kadam Kuan police station on Thursday forced their entry into the home of a retired couple and escaped with cash, jewelries, and other valuables to the tune of Rs. 5 lakh after taking them hostage at gun points.

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