Patna: On the last day of the Vasant Utsav 2016 that opened at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna two weeks ago, it was the singer Malini Awasthi who regaled the audience with her range of vocal cords that included folk songs, chaitis, and even 'sohars' – a form of song primarily used in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh mostly during weddings.
Patna: Continuing to come up with innovative ways to increase its revenue in the aftermath of alcohol prohibition that goes into effect in Bihar in less than two weeks on April 1, the Nitish cabinet on Thursday passed a new excise policy that imposes a fine between Rs. 1 and 5 lakh and 10 years in prison if a person was found consuming alcohol in public places.
Patna: Honors students of Hindi Department at Patna University on Wednesday mounted a scathing protest against department head and the self-styled 'Love Guru' Prof. Matuknath Chowdhary for failing to add their internship hours in regular attendance that could essentially make them ineligible for the final exams.
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.
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.