Shatrughan Sinha with the cast of Pati, Patni aur Main and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former film star Shatrughan Sinha returned to the stage last Friday night to reprise his role in the critically-acclaimed "Pati, Patni Aur Main" play that was performed live before Janata Dal – U leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Yadav's son and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav.

Family members of the hooch tragedy in Gopalganj.

Patna: After four days of playing coy over the death of sixteen people in Gopalganj district, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on late Friday admitted that the tragedy was the result of the consumption of illicit liquor and not food poisoning as previously conjectured by him.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar plant a tree sapling at Rajdhani Vatika in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday celebrated Rakshabandhan by tying Rakhi to a tree at the Rajdhani Vatika, erstwhile known as the Eco Park, where he also inaugurated the 3rd annual Vriksha Suraksha Diwas in the presence of senior party leaders and bureaucrats.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a press conference outside Bihar Assembly after the GST Bill was passed on Tuesday.

Patna: The state House in Bihar on Tuesday approved the Goods and Service Tax (GST) through a voice vote thus becoming the first non-NDA state in the nation to ratify the Constitutional Amendment on GST.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewing preparedness for Champaran Satyagraha centennial celebration.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while reviewing preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha movement in Champaran in Patna on Sunday, came up with an explanation for promoting use of alcohol in the first ten years of his rule in Bihar saying he was only trying to regulate the liquor business during his first two terms and when he thought the situation was well within control, he decided to impose prohibition in the state.

Independence Day parade rehearsal at Patna's Gandhi Maidan.

Patna: Patna: Members of the Armed Forces including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and para-military forces conducted an impressive dress rehearsal on Sunday at Patna's Gandhi Maidan in preparation for the Independence Day celebration that includes the customary speech by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar being honored by the Kushwaha community in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: A day after he was heartily patronized by the Vishwakarma, or Lohar, community, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday was honored by the people of Kushwaha community who thanked him for imposing prohibition in Bihar and wished him full success in its implementation.

People evacuating their homes in Bindi Toli in Digha in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: With water level continuing to rise in the Ganges due to moderate to heavy rain in the last few days, flood water entered into Bind Toli in Kurji area in Patna on Saturday forcing people to abandon their homes and belongings to seek shelter in higher areas.

BJP leader Prem Kumar slams Nitish Kumar on prohibition.

Patna: The leader of the opposition in Bihar Assembly Dr. Prem Kumar on Friday mocked the 'born-again prohibition evangelist' Nitish Kumar saying where was the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi when as the Chief Minister of Bihar, Kumar was opening liquor shops at each nook and cranny of the state between 2005 and 2015.

Magadh Mahila College (file photo).

Patna: Slow but steady 'Talibization' of the state and enhanced moral policing continued in Bihar on Friday as the Principal of Magadh Mahila College, Patna's premier women's college, issued a new diktat defining a new dress code for students warning them of serious consequences if anyone was found in the violation of the new rules.

Early morning raid at Patna's Beur Jail.

Patna: A team of over 150 policemen in Patna led by a number of senior police officers on Friday carried out an early morning raid of the Beur Jail and recovered several prohibited items though the recovery was nowhere close to what the law enforcement officials had anticipated.

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (file photo).

Patna: Much to the frustration of Chief Minister turned anti-alcohol evangelist Nitish Kumar, a senior member of his own alliance challenged the legality of the 'Talibani' liquor laws saying t impose fine and punishment on an entire family because one member of a family broke the prohibition laws was not only 'draconian' but also illegal.

BJP activists protest over the Nitish government's decision to raise taxes on petrol and diesel.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in Patna on Wednesday burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his political ally Lalu Prasad Yadav after the state Cabinet approved an increase in the tax of petrol and diesel.

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