The first Patna-Lucknow train readies to leave from newly-built Pataliputra Station in Patna on Monday.

Patna: The 12530 UP Pataliputra-Lucknow Express on Monday left the newly-opened Pataliputra railway station for its maiden trip to Lucknow with more than 500 passengers taking avail of the new service.

Rain in Patna on Monday.

Patna: The state capital witnessed heavy rain with strong wind on Monday causing some areas to plunge into darkness due to the breakdown in feeders and other technical snags.

Development Commissioner Anand Kishore reviewing condition of remand homes in Patna.

Patna: Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore on Sunday visited the remand homes for boys and girls in Gai Ghat in Patna following complaints of poor upkeep and unsatisfactory working condition by inmates as well as officials.


Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday inaugurated the state's first diamond processing unit at the Pataliputra Industrial Area in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Industry Minister Renu Kushwaha, Labor Minister Janardan Singh Sigriwal and the officials of the leading diamond processing firm Shrenuj & Co.

Bill and Melinda Gates in Danapur on Wednesday.

Patna: At first glance, it appeared to be just another Panchayat meet on a typical day in a typical Bihar village. However, at closer look, it turns out to be one of the richest couples in the world Bill and Melinda Gates, the philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, mingling with villagers in Danapur just a few miles west of Patna.

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