BJP leaders take out a protest in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Friday took out a march against the ruling Janata Dal – U, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Congress Party for insulting Shaheed Bhagat Singh after they compared Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and his cohorts to the martyr and freedom fighter icon.

Nitish, Lalu playing dry Holi at the CM's residence in Patna.

Patna: Holi in Patna passed away peacefully on Thursday as people of all ages, particularly the younger crowd, observed the festival with much fervor a day after it was celebrated in other parts of the nation.

Christians in Patna re-enact crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ.

Patna: Christians in Patna on Friday participated in church mass and prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, also known as the Good Friday.

Movie playback singer Alka Yagnik performing on the opening day of Bihar Diwas at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday kicked off the three-day Bihar Diwas to mark the formation of Bihar state by asking people to help him make prohibition successful in the state.

JD-U state President Vashisht Narayan Singh (file photo).

Patna: Having enough of the nonsense being spewed by two of its legislators who had embarrassed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar one too many time, Janata Dal - U on Tuesday suspended two of its party legislators for continuing to make controversial statements certain to hurt the image of the party.

Gandhi Maidan all decked for Bihar Diwas that opens in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Artists in Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Monday were working hard to give the finishing touch to the arrangement for the 3-day Bihar Diwas celebration that kicks off on Tuesday following the inaugural address by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Bihar Assembly.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, annoyed by the latest controversy related to the dubious practice of the government departments showering legislators with lavish gifts to 'show their appreciation', called for a ban on the tradition saying the custom should be stopped as it sent wrong signal to the people of Bihar.

Former Bihar CM and HAM leader Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said neither he nor his family members will take advantage of the reservation benefits in the next Assembly and Parliamentary elections.

Bihar MLAs carrying their gifts of microwave oven, swanky luggage, and cell phones at Bihar Assembly on Friday.

Patna: Christmas came nine months earlier for Bihar legislators who are being showered with gifts by the state government that, besides not paying the teachers their salary for months, continually blames the central government for conspiring against Bihar when it comes to funding various development projects.

Stars and luminaries gather at the launch of Shatrughan Sinha's autobiography in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Patna High Court Acting Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari were among many who were present at the release of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former film star Shatrughan Sinha's autobiography 'Anything But Khamosh' at a function at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

Fire in Chandni Chowk near Patna Junction on Friday.

Patna: Properties worth several lakh rupees were destroyed after a fire broke out in the Chandni Market near Patna Junction that houses dozens of electronic and electrical shops in the state capital.

BJP leaders protesting outside Bihar Assembly on Friday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Friday once again protested against the ruling Grand Alliance outside the Assembly building demanding immediate check on rising crime in the state and arrest of criminals being protected by a number of Janata Dal – U and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders.

Animal crematorium opens in Patna.

Patna: Urban Development and Housing Minister Maheshwar Hazari in Patna on Thursday inaugurated the newly-built animal crematorium at Ramachak Bairiya to deal with animal carcasses that are frequently found on the streets of Patna and other parts of the state.

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