Workers line up outside Santosha Complex in Patna to begin demolition work of the top three floors of the building.

Patna: After months of high drama of 'will it or won't it happen', authorities in Patna on Tuesday finally began the demolition work of the Santosha Apartment Complex in Bandar Bagicha nearly four months after the Supreme Court upheld that the 6th, 7th, and 8th floors of the building were constructed in violation of the original blueprint of the structure.

A roadside guthka shop in Patna.

Patna: Just days after the Patna High Court delivered a blow to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his unilateral decision to seize the properties of those from whose homes liquor bottles were recovered, the court, siding with a tobacco product manufacturer, once again excoriated the Nitish administration of making rules that were in violation of the Central Acts.

Development Commissioner Anand Kishore holding meetings with top officials in Patna.

Patna: Alarmed by the growing criticism of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) in the wake of the widespread water-logging in Patna, Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore on Tuesday huddled with top officials on Tuesday to review works going on to rid Patna from rain water accumulation that has made life hellish for most of its residents.

Water-logging in AG Colony in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Like every year in the past two decades, the claims of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) that the state capital was now free from the bane of water-logging during the monsoon season turned out to be yet another lie proving the PMC was a failed entity whose shelf life had long come to an end.

Rising water level in Ganga in Patna.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, taking brief time off from his ongoing campaign to promote prohibition in the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh, on Monday held a meeting with the Water Resources Department to review flood situation in Bihar.

ABVP workers burning Pakistani flag at Kargil Chowk in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: A day after an anti-India group calling itself Popular Front of Bihar (PFB) took out a rally in Patna chanting pro-Pakistan slogans while showing support for known anti-national elements like Asaduddin Owaisi and Zakir Naik, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Patna on Saturday took out a protest rally demanding immediate arrests of the those who participated in yesterday's rally and charges filed against them under sedition laws.

Education Minister honors successful students of private schools in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Despite global criticism and widespread mockery of the Bihar education on the social media in the aftermath of the fake toppers and the involvement of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) in the whole scandal, a defiant Education Minister Ashok Kumar Chowdhary on Saturday in Patna praised the condition of education in Bihar saying a few bad apples were trying to give bad name to the state that has a glorious history of producing world-class graduates in various faculties.

Supporters of Owaisi and Naik take out a rally in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Anti-Indian forces and followers of Asaduddin Owaisi and Zakir Naik in Patna on Friday took out a rally chanting 'Pakistan Zindabad' in full view of the city police and press reporters causing the Nitish government to squirm in the face of the impending criticism of the Chief Minister who is increasingly seen as a supporter of those who intend to do harm to the nation.

Train tragedy near Neema Halt on Thursday night.

Patna: Central Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Kripal Yadav met with the victims of the Thursday night train tragedy at Neema Halt who were admitted at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) for treatment of their injuries.

Patna High Court.

Patna: In a setback to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has, since being re-elected the Chief Minister of Bihar last November, turned into a full-time anti-alcohol crusader, the Patna High Court on Friday said that it was against the existing laws to seize someone's house if bottles of liquor were recovered from the premises.

Passengers climbing down the train after the accident.

Patna: At least three passengers were confirmed dead when a broken high-tension overhead electric cable came in contact with the Patna-Gaya Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train number 63255 causing severe electrical shock thus throwing off careless travelers who were sitting on the roof of the train when the incident occurred.

People move their belongings on 'thelas' from their home in Santosha Apartment.

Patna: Having exhausted all legal recourse to save what had been their homes for the last two and a half decades, the residents of the top three floors of the Santosha Apartments started to move their belongings to other places as the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) geared up to tear down the 6th, 7th, and 8th floor of the building allegedly built illegally against the original plan of the structure.

Nitish Kumar holding the meeting of the Disaster Management department on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday held a meeting of the top brass to review Bihar's preparedness to combat flood in view of the impending rain that is predicted to drench the state in a big way in the next few days.

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