Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with BJP national president Amit Shah (file photo).

Patna: Putting an end to speculations whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would dump Janata Dal – U ahead of the next year's Assembly elections, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, declared that the BJP would continue to remain a partner of Nitish Kumar in Bihar and the state elections will be contested under the leadership of the JD-U leader.

Karwa Chauth being celebrated by Punjabi women in Patna.

Patna: The women of Punjabi Biradari in Patna on Thursday celebrated Karwa Chauth on a grand scale at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan to pray for the long life of their husbands.

BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey hit by ink thrown by an irate Patna'ite.

Patna: Fed up with inaction by the state government on the issue of recent flooding of Patna, two men splashed ink on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey during his visit to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) where he had gone to check on the dengue patients on Tuesday morning.

Nitish Kumar holding meeting to review cause of Patna flood.

Patna: Searching desperately to find a sacrificial lamb for the historical flooding of Patna the effect of which continues to linger even two weeks after water first began receding, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following a four-hour-long marathon meeting in Patna on Monday, ordered punitive actions against nearly five dozen employees of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCO) for failing to diligently perform their duties.

Nitish Kumar inaugurating two-day international convention on crop residue.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, during a two-day convention of the Crop Residue Management at Gyan Bhawan in Patna on Monday, said that farmers who do not properly manage the crop leftover, or the residue, will have to forego assistance of any sort from the government.

Protest march outside Sushil Modi's house in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Angered by the administration's failure to remove water from their neighborhood even a week after the stagnant water began showing first sign of recession, dozens of people in Patna on Sunday staged a protest outside the home of Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Rajendra Nagar while demanding his immediate resignation from his post.

Historical Patna water-logging.

Patna: In a clear attempt to shift the blame for the recent flooding in Patna to a sacrificial lamb and remove any accountability of the government, the Urban Development and Housing Department (UDHD) Minister Suresh Kumar Sharma on Thursday ordered a special investigative team to identify the causes of the epic water-logging in the state capital and those responsible for it.

Patna High Court (representative photo).

Patna: His obsession to remain in media spotlight by filing hundreds of frivolous lawsuits against celebrities, politicians, and even world leaders appears to be the beginning of the downfall of Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a failed lawyer from Muzaffarpur whose beef against big names include Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, social activist Anna Hazare, and even Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Governor Fagu Chauhan paying respect to JP in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Politicians in Patna across party line offered tribute to the architect of the 'Total Revolution' Jaya Prakash Narayan to mark his 117th birth anniversary on Friday by placing flowers at his two statues in the state capital and visiting the veteran socialist's historical home in Kadam Kuan.

Bollywood star Preity Zinta in Patna to Inaugurate a Jewelry Shop on Friday.

Patna: Bollywood star Preity Zinta on Friday took part in the opening of the Sri Hari Jewelers on Jagdeo Path by cutting the ceremonial ribbon and smashing the coconut in the presence of hundreds of her fans and other star-struck folks in the area.

Ravan Vadh at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday.

Patna: Dussehra in Patna this year was anything but spirited largely due to the historic flooding of the city caused by incessant rain and a failed underground drainage system but also because of apparent crack in the NDA with no member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) showing up for the Ramlila event held as always at Patna's historical Gandhi Maidan.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad visiting PMCH on Wednesday.

Patna: With flood water receding from the streets of Patna and number of patients suffering from dengue and other disease caused by water-borne bacteria on rise, Patna Saheb MP and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on late Wednesday visited the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to enquire about the welfare of dengue patients.

Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood mega star.

Patna: While big Bollywood stars from Patna like Shatrughan Sinha and Shekhar Suman were missing in action when Patna'ites where struggling with a flood unlike any time in the past, or were reluctant to pull out their checkbooks to donate to the Chief Minister Flood Relief Fund, Hindi film industry's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan, donated Rs. 51 lakh to Bihar by writing a personal check to the flood relief fund.

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