Patna Mayor Sita Sahu handing out gas cylinders to street vendors in Patna on Monday.

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.

Police investigating crime scene in Patna following the murder of a businessman.

Patna: Emboldened criminals in Patna shot and killed a business owner in Jakkanpur on Monday morning once again contradicting the claims of the state government of crime rate going down in the Nitish administration.

Candidates for PU Students' Union canvassing in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Patna University on Sunday released the final list of candidates vying for various positions in the students' union with at least 12 persons in the race for the post of president and nine others as the vice president.

Congress leaders and workers lathi-charged in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: The Congress rally in Patna on Sunday turned violent as protestors threw rocks and other objects on police that retaliated by resorting to lathi charge and firing water cannon leaving many protestors, including many of Bihar's top Congress leaders, injured.

JAP leaders faced with water cannon in Patna on Sunday.

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.

BJP leaders and workers celebrating outside party office in Patna on Saturday.

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.

Upendra Kushwaha holding press conference in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: With only two days left for his highly-publicized 'fast unto death', Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday held a press conference that indicated him having a second thought about his stunt to regain some relevance in the state politics.

Men and women stand in line outside Biscomaun Bhawan in Patna to get their hands on 2kg of onions on Friday.

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 High Court (file photo).

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.

Nitish Kumar looking at the horse made of iron and steel at BMMP ground in Ara on Thursday.

Ara: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday kicked off the two-day 100th anniversary celebration of Bihar Mounted Military Police (BMMP) at the MMP Ground in Ara in the presence of senior police officials and other bureaucrats.

Biscomaun Bhawan in Patna (file photo).

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.

Nitish welcoming Bill Gates at his office in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday when he applauded the state government's initiatives in fighting diseases and poverty.

Pedestrians safely crossing the road at the new traffic signal system on Hartali Mor.

Patna: Patna finally woke up to the idea of crosswalk signals that allow pedestrians to walk across the road safely by pushing a button turning the traffic light red forcing vehicles of all types to stop.

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