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.

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.

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