Frequent washing of hand suggested to fight Coronavirus.

The COVID-19 threat is one of the most serious threat of the 21st century. It has made life vulnerable in many ways. India is the second most populous country in the world after China. The health infrastructure of our country is not up to mark to deal with pandemic of this proportion.

Congress leader Premchand Mishra (file photo).

Patna: Congress legislator Premchand Mishra, at a press conference at Sadaqat Ashram in Patna on Tuesday, accused the Nitish government of massive financial irregularities in the 'Superstructure Construction' of the Gandhi Setu that connects the state capital to Hajipur across the Ganges on the north side.

Scene at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna (file photo).

Patna: In what is being seen as the government-sponsored price gouging, the Danapur Division of the East-Central Railways on Tuesday announced its decision to raise the price of platform tickets from the existing Rs. 10 per person to Rs. 50 at a dozen railways stations under its jurisdiction.

HAM leader Jitan Ram Manjhi (file photo).

Patna: Known for overselling his influence on Bihar politics, former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar behind closed door giving rise to speculations of him once again getting ready to change his political allegiance.

In late 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified a novel Coronavirus initially known as 2019-n CoV and later renamed to COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. A group of people showed pneumonia-like symptoms and they were associated with a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan.

Patna Zoo among many public places including schools and colleges shut down due to Coronavirus threat.

Patna: In view of the growing cases of Coronavirus across the country, the Nitish government on Friday announced its decision to shut down all schools, colleges, and coaching institutes in Bihar till March 31.

Police gather at the crime scene in Patna City on Friday night.

Patna: Once a hallmark of the infamous Lalu Raj, 'Rangdari Tax', or extortion, is once again showing sign of a comeback in the Nitish Raj as, despite the administration's claim, crime, particularly murder, broad daylight robbery, and extortion continue to rise leaving the Chief Minister in a very awkward situation.

BJP candidates for Rajya Sabha file their nomination papers on Friday.

Patna: The three NDA Rajya Sabha candidates in Bihar filed their nomination papers in Patna on Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-U leaders.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan.

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan, just a day after he slammed the Nitish administration on developmental issues during his ongoing 'Bihar First, Bihari First' statewide 'yatra', took a U-turn on Sunday saying his statements were taken out of context and there was no misunderstanding between his party and Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-U.

Police investigating the site of accident in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: A sixteen-year old girl died when a brick wall of the Circuit House in Patna on Sunday morning collapsed crushing her beneath the debris.

LJP leader Chirag Paswan with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).

Patna: Apparently irked by his recent populist rhetoric that tends to put the Nitish administration in a not-so flattering light, Janata Dal-U leaders are firing back at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief asking him not to talk trash about his allies that are likely to weaken the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of which both parties are part of.

Crowd outside Yes Bank in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Customers of the beleaguered Yes Bank at two Patna branches had a harrowing day on Saturday as hundreds of people stood in line outside the Exhibition Road and East Boring Canal Road offices to withdraw money in the aftermath of the bank's sudden financial troubles that led the government to put the bank on a 30-day moratorium while putting a limit on withdrawal to Rs. 50,000.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav speaking to reporters outside Bihar Assembly.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday put the blame for Delhi riots squarely on the shoulder of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's Home Minister Amit Shah saying this was typical of Shah to create disturbances in states where the BJP had failed to form the government.

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