Heat wave in Bihar claims over 200 lives.

Patna: As of late Monday evening, nearly 210 people have died in Bihar due to extreme heat wave that has gripped the state forcing the administration to close all the schools and limiting office hours to 10:00 am after which, officials maintain, is not safe to be out in the sun.

Nitish Kumar with other NDA leaders at the laying of the foundation stone of a new hospital in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 500-bed hospital to be built within the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) premise in Patna at the cost of Rs.284 crore.

Police investigating murder-suicide case in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: In what appeared to be a case of murder-suicide, a Patna businessman on Monday night shot his wife, two sons, and a daughter to death before pulling the trigger on himself at his home in Kidwaipuri area and Kotwali police station.

Prof. P L Joshi at award event in Kolkata.

Kolkata: In a colorful function held at Kala Mandir, Kolkata, Bharat Nirman Award Committee honored Dr. Prem Lal Joshi in Education Training field for his outstanding contribution in raising the prestige and position of society and the nation.

From L to R - K C Tyagi, Prashant Kishor, Nitish Kumar, and Vashisht Narayan Singh.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, despite him saying on Saturday that party national vice president Prashant Kishor would clarify on Sunday why he chose to become the political strategist of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is a sworn enemy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually gave permission to Kishor to go ahead and work for Banerjee while keeping his position in the Janata Dal – U as its national vice president.

Family members carrying the body of the murdered boy in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Unidentified criminals in Patna on Saturday killed a Class 9 student by repeatedly drowning his head in a sewage on Road Number 3 in Rajiv Nagar under Pataliputra Colony police station.

Nitish Kumar opens membership drive in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: With one election now over, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar changed gear to prepare for the next election, that is, the Bihar State Assembly election to be held in 2020, by launching the membership campaign at a function held at the party office in Patna on Saturday.

BJP MP Giriraj Singh (file photo).

Patna: Known for his incendiary utterances meant to divide the people on religious lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh received a well-deserved lecture from former party president and Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah after Singh made light of Iftar parties saying Hindus should be organizing Navaratri with more zeal instead of participating in 'dramas' like Iftar.

Four arrested in Patna boy's kidnapping case.

Patna: Four days after he was reported abducted from under Didarganj police station, police in Patna on late Monday night recovered 13-year old Rajat Kumar from a Bhagalpur village while arresting four men in the case.

Rescue work at a burning building in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Four girls and an elderly man were rescued by firefighters in Patna when a fire broke out in a five-storied building in Bhikhna Pahari under Kadam Kuan police station Tuesday afternoon.

Congress leaders holding a press conference in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday attributed the stupendous loss of the Grand Alliance in Bihar to failure to 'transfer votes' from one party to another resulting in splitting of votes that resulted in helping the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.

Eight new JD-U leaders given oath of office in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: In what is being seen as a tit for tat against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership for snubbing Janata Dal – U during the formation of the new central government, eight JD-U leaders, at the behest of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, were added in the state cabinet with not one BJP leader in the latest expansion that took place on Sunday.

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