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.

Police control the mob near Raja Bazaar following the murder of an youth on Thursday morning.

Patna: Protesters in Samanpura near Raja Bazaar in Patna on Thursday went on a rampage following the murder of a 19-year old youth who succumbed to his injuries after being brutally beaten by rival gang members on Wednesday night.

PMC ward councilors get laptops on Thursday.

Patna: Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC), a failed entity by all accounts, on Thursday passed a budget of Rs. 741.71 crore, a surplus of Rs. 215.64 crore, for the fiscal year 2016-17.

Singer Malini Awasthi performing at Vasant Utsav in Patna on Thursday.

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.

Nitish cabinet passes new excise policy to deal with prohibition violators.

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.

BSEB official Anil Kumar Singh being hauled to the police station after he was caught taking bribe.

Patna: While the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwhar Prasad Singh was busy telling matriculation candidates not to cheat in their ongoing exams, a BSEB official was caught taking bribe at his home in Patna on Wednesday.

PU Hindi Department students protesting against Prof. Matuknath Chowdhary on Wednesday.

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.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Road Construction Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi on Tuesday.

New Delhi: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met with Central Road and Transportation Minister Nitin Gadkari and asked him to compensate Bihar farmers at a new rate for giving up their lands for the construction of National Highways passing through the state.

Students from other states participating in youth festival in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Students from ten states on Tuesday participated in a road show between Frazer Road and Kargil Chowk in Patna to promote communal harmony, universal brotherhood, and peace in general in view of the current dangerous situation prevailing in the global geopolitical arena.

BSEB chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad visiting schools in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: On the fourth day of the ongoing matriculation exams in Bihar, 116 students were caught cheating while 51 'Munna Bhais' were also taken into custody for taking exams on behalf of other students.

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