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.

The first Patna-Lucknow train readies to leave from newly-built Pataliputra Station in Patna on Monday.

Patna: The 12530 UP Pataliputra-Lucknow Express on Monday left the newly-opened Pataliputra railway station for its maiden trip to Lucknow with more than 500 passengers taking avail of the new service.

Rain in Patna on Monday.

Patna: The state capital witnessed heavy rain with strong wind on Monday causing some areas to plunge into darkness due to the breakdown in feeders and other technical snags.

Development Commissioner Anand Kishore reviewing condition of remand homes in Patna.

Patna: Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore on Sunday visited the remand homes for boys and girls in Gai Ghat in Patna following complaints of poor upkeep and unsatisfactory working condition by inmates as well as officials.


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.

Bill and Melinda Gates in Danapur on Wednesday.

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.

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