Patna: Patna Mayor Sita Sahu, singed by the avalanche of criticism for failing to protect Patna from epic water-logging and flooding little over a month ago, in an attempt to rebound from the negative publicity in the social media, handed out free connection to LPG to 100 roadside food vendors with the goal to cut pollution in the state capital.
Patna: Tension was running high in Patna on Sunday when police first resorted to lathi charge to deal with Congress protestors during its Jan Vedna March near Hartali Road. Around the same time in another part of the town, another group of law enforcement official was raining batons on the followers of Pappu Yadav, the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader, who have been protesting against the state government with their own set of grievances and demands.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Saturday rejoiced in the aftermath of the political jiujitsu displayed by party national president Amit Shah resulting in the formation of the new government in Maharashtra with the help of rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, the nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar.
Patna: While the NDA leaders remain busy bragging about how the economy continues to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, in Bihar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the driver's seat, hundreds of men and women stood in lines for hours to get their hands on two kilogram of pre-packed onions at the subsidized rate of Rs. 35 per kilogram.
Patna: The Patna High Court on Thursday came down heavily upon the Nitish government slamming it for not thinking the consequences of imposing prohibition in the state saying Bihar courts, as of last July, were burdened with 207,766 cases related to prohibition putting all 37 courts in a very precarious situation.
Patna: While the central government remains preoccupied with issues like National Register of Citizens (NRC) and other non-economic agendas and while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continues to pitch for his 'Jal Jeevan Hariyali' scheme, people in Bihar and elsewhere are struggle to find onion that are selling at a price that is affordable only by those with very deep pockets.