Seven criminals arrested in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Police in Patna on Monday nabbed seven criminals who had been running a loot and robbery ring targeting unsuspecting victims and stealing their motorcycles and other personal belongings.

RJD leaders Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav blame Narendra Modi for terrorist attack in Kashmir on Sunday morning.

Patna: Even before the bodies of 17 Indian army jawans could turn cold in the latest attack by Kashmiri separatists with allegiance to Pakistani terror groups, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders and father-son duo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav wasted no time in politicizing the tragedy accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the loss of 17 lives because of his 'poor foreign policy'.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's repeated denial of harboring ambition of becoming the Prime Minister of India one day, the whisper campaign led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav gained traction on Sunday when his son Tejaswi Yadav, agreed with his father and projected Kumar as the 2019 candidate for the nation's top post.

Vishwakarma Puja in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Devotees in Patna on Saturday observed Vishwakarma Puja with fervor and gaiety at industrial houses, carpenter shops, furniture shops, and construction companies where owners and workers took the day off for prayers to the 'God of Artisans', as is believed in the Hindu mythology.

Actor, politician Paresh Rawal.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and well-known Bollywood star Paresh Rawal on Friday weighed in on the ongoing Shahabuddin saga in Bihar saying when the Chief Minister of a state could treat a terrorist like Ishrat Jehan as the 'daughter of Bihar' then it is no surprise that a criminal like Shahabuddin would also be roaming free in the state.

BJP leader Arun Kumar Sinha taking part in a dharna in Kankarbagh in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Four days after Patna was drenched in 133 mm of rain literally plunging more than 75% of the city under knee to waist-deep water, many areas on Friday continued to remain under ankle to knee-deep water due to the failure of the administration to put enough pumps to siphon off stagnated, stinking water to relieve people from the misery.

Noted dancer Sonal Mansingh in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Noted classical dancer and Padma Vibushan award recipient Sonal Mansingh in Patna on Friday slammed today's 'Bollywood dance' saying it was certainly a form of entertainment but it cannot be termed as 'dance'.

Image of Tej Pratap Yadav with alleged sharpshooter Mohammed Kaif (courtesy Facebook).

Patna: The ongoing saga of criminal-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin further thickened on Wednesday when a picture of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son and Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav appeared on social media in which he is shown standing next to the alleged killer of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan.

NDA leaders sitting on a dharna in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: NDA leaders in Patna on Wednesday sat on a day-long dharna in Gardanibagh demanding the imposition of Crime Control Act (CCA) on bailed former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin saying his release from the prison could result in a surge in murder and abduction cases in Bihar.

A closed Sudha Dairy booth in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Still reeling under the historical water-logging in Patna that exposed hollowness of the claims of Nitish administration and Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), Sudha Dairy Plant – literally the milk lifeline for Patna'ites and people living around the state capital – remained shuttered for the third day in a row causing some serious withdrawal symptoms among children, tea-drinkers and sweet lovers.

Son of a prominent photojournalist dies four days after being shot in head (Photo from Sept. 9).

Patna: Four days after he was shot multiple times in head by criminals on Bhootnath Road under Agam Kuan police station, Akaash Dey, the 20-year old son of a photojournalist died of his injuries at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Wednesday.

Congress state President and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Kumar Chowdhary (file photo).

Patna: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Siwan and a professional criminal Mohammed Shahabuddin, three days after being released from the prison on bail, continued to shape the politics of the state with Congress state President Ashok Kumar Chowdhary now piling up on the RJD saying if its leaders did not treat Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the de facto leader of the state then they were free to walk away from the grand alliance.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sitting in a helicopter before leaving for aerial survey of flood areas in Patna district on Tuesday.

Patna: Following a breach in the Punpun embankment on late Monday night, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar once again conducted an aerial survey to take stock of the situation in Mokama, Mahaurhi, and Dhanarua and directed the officials to expedite relief work in the region.

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