Members of the Indian Army at the recent Independence Day parade at Patna's Gandhi Maidan.

Patna: Protest against prohibition in Bihar took a new turn on Friday when thousands of former Army jawans took out a march from Danapur Cantonment to the Governor's mansion to demand exclusion from alcohol ban saying drinking was their right and Nitish government had no right to infringe on their rights.

Water level recedes at Buddha Ghat in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Despite clear signs of water receding in various rivers in Bihar, the death toll in the flood-ravaged districts went up to 168 following the three new deaths on Thursday.

Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar (file photo).

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who recently advocated scrapping Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) due to delay caused by it in government appointments, on Thursday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss his plan and to strategize on the appointments of personnel in various boards and corporations in Bihar.

Magadh Mahila College (file photo).

Patna: After cracking down on students wearing jeans and skin-tight leggings along with other provocative attire, the Principal of Magadh Mahila College on Thursday ordered the removal of all vendors within the college campus saying the decision was taken in the interest of the safety of the students.

JD-U MLCs Neeraj Kumar and Sanjay Singh (file photo).

Patna: Once again acting like Bihar was the personal property of the ruling party in the state, a legislator belonging to the Janata Dal – U on Wednesday said that he would not allow any Union Minister to 'enter Bihar' unless the Narendra Modi-led Central government provided flood relief package as demanded by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his personal advisor Prashant Kishore during a meeting in Patna (file photo).

New Delhi: Professional poll strategist Prashant Kishore who first helped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win the General Elections in 2014 and later Nitish Kumar to return for the third time as the Chief Minister of Bihar, on Monday threatened to file a lawsuit against senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for casting aspersion on his moral and ethical behavior.

2013 picture of sick children being treated at the PMCH after consuming poisoned mid-day meal in a Saran primary school.

Patna: Three years after the state's worst ever mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar, a civil court in Chhapra on Monday awarded 17 years of imprisonment to Meena Devi, the headmistress of a primary school in Saran district, in the poisoning death of 23 children who perished after eating school lunch.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at a press conference in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday injected himself into the relevance of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) debate saying the BPSC was an useless entity and should be scrapped to speed up appointments in government positions.

President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at the first convocation of NIU in Rajgir on Saturday.

Nalanda: President Pranab Mukherjee, taking part in the first ever convocation of the Nalanda International University (NIU) in Rajgir on Saturday, honored 12 students with graduation certificates including two students who were given gold medals for academic excellence in their fields.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attending a daylong workshop on Neera industry.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while attending a day-long workshop on the production of 'Neera', or pre-fermented toddy, at the Convention Bhawan in Patna on Saturday, once again slammed his critics saying come what may, he was not going to withdraw his decision on prohibition in Bihar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducting aerial survey of flood-hit districts in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Faced with widespread criticism of shoddy flood relief work in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday once again conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions and repeated his instructions to the concerned officials to shape up or prepare to face the music.

Patna Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore holding a meeting on Smart City in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Smitten by the buzzword 'Smart City' despite Patna struggling with basic amenities like clean drinking water, water-logging, traffic gridlocks, and proper garbage disposal, among others, officials are marching forward with their plans to turn the state capital into a 'Smart City' so as to be able to catch up with cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Governor Ram Nath Kovind greet President Pranab Mukherjee at Patna Airport on Friday.

Patna: President of India Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Patna on Friday on a two-day visit to Bihar. He was greeted by Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Cabinet members, and other top officials at the Patna Airport.

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