From L to R - K C Tyagi, Prashant Kishor, Nitish Kumar, and Vashisht Narayan Singh.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, despite him saying on Saturday that party national vice president Prashant Kishor would clarify on Sunday why he chose to become the political strategist of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is a sworn enemy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually gave permission to Kishor to go ahead and work for Banerjee while keeping his position in the Janata Dal – U as its national vice president.

Family members carrying the body of the murdered boy in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Unidentified criminals in Patna on Saturday killed a Class 9 student by repeatedly drowning his head in a sewage on Road Number 3 in Rajiv Nagar under Pataliputra Colony police station.

Nitish Kumar opens membership drive in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: With one election now over, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar changed gear to prepare for the next election, that is, the Bihar State Assembly election to be held in 2020, by launching the membership campaign at a function held at the party office in Patna on Saturday.

BJP MP Giriraj Singh (file photo).

Patna: Known for his incendiary utterances meant to divide the people on religious lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh received a well-deserved lecture from former party president and Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah after Singh made light of Iftar parties saying Hindus should be organizing Navaratri with more zeal instead of participating in 'dramas' like Iftar.

Four arrested in Patna boy's kidnapping case.

Patna: Four days after he was reported abducted from under Didarganj police station, police in Patna on late Monday night recovered 13-year old Rajat Kumar from a Bhagalpur village while arresting four men in the case.

Rescue work at a burning building in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Four girls and an elderly man were rescued by firefighters in Patna when a fire broke out in a five-storied building in Bhikhna Pahari under Kadam Kuan police station Tuesday afternoon.

Congress leaders holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday attributed the stupendous loss of the Grand Alliance in Bihar to failure to 'transfer votes' from one party to another resulting in splitting of votes that resulted in helping the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.

Eight new JD-U leaders given oath of office in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: In what is being seen as a tit for tat against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership for snubbing Janata Dal – U during the formation of the new central government, eight JD-U leaders, at the behest of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, were added in the state cabinet with not one BJP leader in the latest expansion that took place on Sunday.

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

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, for the first time in Patna since being sworn-in in the Narendra Modi 2.0 cabinet, at a press conference on Sunday, insisted that there was no rift in the NDA and despite reports of misunderstandings between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, the coalition was not under any kind of threat.

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha holding a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Trying to remain politically relevant in Bihar despite his party's total destruction in the Lok Sabha elections and his own losses from two different constituencies, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said he would support Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in his demand for special status for Bihar and would do anything to get what is the right of Bihar.

Shakti Singh Gohil resigns from his post on Friday (file photo).

Patna: Congress election in-charge Shakti Singh Gohil became the first casualty of the party debacle in Bihar after he tendered his resignation from the post on Friday in which he assumed full responsibility for the party's humiliating loss in the state.

Tej Pratap Yadav's car involved in a 2-car accident in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday escaped major injuries when his car driven by his driver collided with another car in Patna sending all the occupants of both cars to the hospital.

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