Cleaning-up of Ganga ghats in Patna ahead of Chhath festival.

Patna: District Magistrate Kumar Ravi and other top officials in Patna on Monday held a meeting of concerned officials to review preparation for Chhath, one of the biggest religious Hindu festival in Bihar, that begins with 'Nahai-Khai' on October 31 and ends with the 'arghya' to the rising sun on November 3.

Vendor selling soops and daura in Patna on Monday.

Patna: With the festival of Diwali already in the rearview mirror, Patna’ites are now gearing up for Bihar’s most revered festival Chhath that begins on October 31 with Nahai-Khai.

Firefighters battling flames at a drug store in Patna on Monday morning.ouse flame

Patna: A day after Diwali, two drug stores near Laxmi Market on Govind Mitra Road on Monday morning sustained serious damages after a fire broke out at around 4:00 am, police in Patna said.

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi and others looking at clay models of his dream project in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Apparently having bounced back from the severe backlash caused by epic water-logging in Patna just a few weeks ago and the embarrassment caused by his party’s drubbing in the just-concluded Assembly by-polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday laid the foundation stones of 32,781 new projects in Bihar with a price tag of over Rs. 1,359.27 crore.

CM Nitish Kumar reviewing Chhath preparation from a boat in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Like his annual aerial pilgrimage of flooded districts in Bihar each monsoon season, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday conducted his annual survey of Patna ghats to review preparation for the upcoming 4-day Chhath festival that begins on October 31.

BJP leader Giriraj Singh (file photo).

Patna: Known for his over-the-top rhetoric, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh on Friday described the victory of Kamarul Hoda, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) candidate who stunned his nearest rival and lone BJP candidate in the race Sweety Singh from Kishanganj constituency by a margin of over 10,000 votes, as a dangerous sign for the country.

Bihar Assembly Bhawan in Patna.

Patna: The myth that the NDA was indestructable in Bihar with Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi ‘double engine’ doing its magic in the state came crashing down on Thursday when three of the four Janata Dal - U candidates and one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the Assembly by-elections lost their bids by convincing margins.

Pappu Yadav spraying chemical with a fogging machine to check mosquito growth in Patna.

Patna: Putting all elected leaders from Bihar to shame, former Member of Parliament from Madhepura Pappu Yadav on Tuesday took the matter in his own hand and took part in the fogging process to end the menace of mosquitoes in the state capital in the aftermath of epic flooding of the city due to a failed underground drainage system.

RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari (file photo).

Patna: After serving as a loyal lackey of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for nearly three decades, senior party leader Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday announced his retirement from politics stating personal reasons for his decision to quit.

Government bank employees on strike in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Hundreds of thousands of government bank employees on Tuesday took part in a day-long strike jointly called by the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) disrupting financial transaction across the state causing an estimated loss in transaction to the tune of Rs. 10,000 crore.

Nitish Kumar and other NDA leaders flagging off 'Rabi Rath' from Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a hard-core proponent of 'Rath Yatras', a form of state-sponsored publicity machinery, on Sunday flagged off 'Rabi Rath Yatra' to spread awareness about the government's various schemes intended to improve agriculture in the state and consequently, raise profit for the farming community.

CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) president and leader of the Communist Party of India Kanhaiya Kumar, during a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that he had no problem accepting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav as the face of the Grand Alliance in Bihar in the run up of the state Assembly elections to be held in 2020.

JD-U MP RCP Singh speaking at the Lohar convention in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: With state Assembly elections just a few months away, caste-based politics is once again rearing its ugly head as was evident on Sunday when senior Janata Dal – U leader R C P Singh, speaking at the statewide convention of the Lohar caste at Vidyapati Bhawan in Patna, pledged to get Scheduled Caste status for the Lohar community – a promise made countless times by politicians of all shades and colors.

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