RJD former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin (file photo).

Patna: After causing a flutter in the state politics by his statement that he did not consider Janata Dal – U President and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as his leader, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammed Shahabuddin, in a media interview on Saturday, said the Nitish government was in no danger and would be able to complete its term without any problem.

Home Secretary Amir Subhani (file photo).

Patna: A day after he asked for an extension in his unscheduled leave from his post, the Nitish government on Sunday removed Excise Principal Secretary K. K. Pathak and replaced him with Amir Subhani until a permanent replacement is found.

Murdered homeopathic doctor Afzal Ali.

Patna: Two days after criminals in Patna gunned down a homeopathic doctor, police on Sunday arrested one man in the case who, they said, had admitted of taking part in the murder of Dr. Afzal Ali in his confessional statement.

Excise Principal Secretary K K Pathak seen behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the announcement of new prohibition laws last April.

Patna: Causing the first dent in the new avatar of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – a man with the solo agenda of wiping off every trace of alcohol from the state – K. K. Pathak, the Excise and Prohibition Principal Secretary who literally formulated the new prohibition policy of Bihar, asked for an extended leave after expressing disappointment at the abuse of the law in the hands of government officials.

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

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, expressed his frustration over the return of Jungle Raj in Bihar that, he said, was confirmed by the release of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former MP from Siwan Mohammed Shahabuddin after spending 11 years in prison on murder charges.

Criminal-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin walks out of Bhagalpur Jail on Saturday.

Patna: Just few months after he held an inside-the-prison meeting with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Ghafoor, the Minority Welfare Minister in the Nitish administration, notorious criminal and Siwan terror Mohammed Shahabuddin walked out of the Bhagalpur prison as a free man on Saturday after being granted bail in the 2015 killing of Rajesh Raushan who was a witness in the killing of two brothers in Siwan back in 2004.

BJP leaders Mangal Pandey and Sushil Kumar Modi at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, blasted the Nitish government saying the release of notorious criminal and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammed Shahabuddin was the result of the combined effort of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Lalu, Nitish surrogates take shot at each other (file photo).

Patna: Mohammed Shahabuddin, the criminal politician who walked out of Bhagalpur Jail on Saturday after getting bail in the Rajesh Raushan murder case, is already causing a political storm in Bihar after he renewed his allegiance to his former boss and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav while undermining the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Son of a prominent news photographer shot in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: A day after a homeopathic doctor was gunned down in Digha area in Patna, criminals in the state capital struck again on Saturday – this time targeting the son of senior journalist who remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Vice President Hamid Ansari at the 90th anniversary celebration of Bihar Chamber of Commerce in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari in Patna on Friday inaugurated the 90th anniversary of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce by lighting a lamp at the Sahu Jain Hall in the presence of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a number of industrialists and office bearers.

Family members mourning the death of Dr. Afzal Ali in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Motorcycle-borne criminals in Patna shot and killed a homeopathic doctor near Digha on Friday and escaped before police could arrive at the crime scene.

Water-logging in Khas Mahal in Chiraiyan Tand area in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Though the state administration continues to use the 2017 buzzword 'Smart City' to project itself as a progressive government with an eye on the future, ground realities prove otherwise as many of the neighborhoods in the state capital remain for last several days under water thanks to the crumbling drainage system that have not been repaired or replaced since the British days more than 70 years ago.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Gaya on Thursday.

Patna: Alarmed by water-logging and a piece of mountain shifting due to heavy rain in the area posing major threat to people living below it, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday rushed to Gaya to take stock of the situation first hand.

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