Family members of the victim at the S K Puri police station.

Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday were investigating the death of a 24-year old youth who apparently fell from a five-storied building in Anandpuri while partying with his friends on the New Year's Eve.

An auto-rickshaw burns after an angry mob torches it following a deadly accident.

Patna: While most people in Patna district were busy celebrating the arrival of 2019, an angry mob on Bihta-Khagaul Road in Patna on Tuesday set an auto-rickshaw on fire after a speeding truck mowed over a man on bike killing him on the spot.

Top 10 most read news items from 2018 on PatnaDaily.

As PatnaDaily wishes you a very happy new year, the following are the top 10 news items that were read more than any other news articles on this website in 2018. This list is based purely on the number of hits they received during the year.

Zoo workers spraying chemical around bird cages to contain bird flu from spreading.

Patna: With Patna Zoo still under chain and lock due to an outbreak of bird flu that claimed lives of six peacocks in the last ten days, one more white peacock died while being in the quarantine cage on late Friday night along with another one on Saturday morning causing a sense of panic among the zoo official.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Kakolat Waterfall in Nawada district on Sunday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday paid a visit to the Kakolat waterfall in Nawada district where he announced an investment of Rs. 200 crore for the development of the region to boost tourism in the area.

Five women arrested on charge of running a sex shop in Patna.

Patna: Police in Patna, acting on a tip-off, raided a house near Congress Maidan under Kadam Kuan police station on Sunday night and arrested five women running a sex shop under everyone's nose while also arresting two of the 'johns' in compromising position.

Patna's Eco Park.

Patna: Still struggling to stop the financial bleeding caused by the imposition of prohibition in Bihar that depleted the state exchequer by roughly Rs. 5,000 crore annually, the district administration has found another way to recover some of the losses – this time by imposing entrance fees at all public parks come January 1.

CM Nitish Kumar paying respect to BJP leader Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who passed away on late Friday night in Patna.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday visited the home of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who passed away late Friday night following a massive heart attack.

Pappu Yadav protesting in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: The man known for sitting on dharnas and taking out protest rallies on a routine basis that invariably morph into full-scale riot leaving many cops and many of his supporters injured, Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Pappu Yadav, while sitting on a day-long fast in Patna on Saturday, said the 'Jungle Raj' was back in Bihar where no one was safe anymore.

Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha of RLSP joins JD-U on Friday.

Patna: In a jolt to an already shaky Upendra Kushwaha who broke away from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA in Bihar after the BJP snubbed his demand for more seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) national vice president Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha on Friday quit his party and joined Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U in the state.

Film star Shah Rukh Khan outside Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Hundreds of thousands of fans of Bollywood mega-star Shah Rukh Khan gathered outside the Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Thursday where he enthralled the large audience with his trademark dance and songs from his hit films while also charming them with some interesting anecdotes about his personal life.

Former BJP leader Kirti Azad holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Darbhanga Kirti Azad, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday, took shots at his former party and also at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the two had cheated the voters in the name of development.

Bihar Ranji players Ashutosh Aman and Mangal Mehrur.

Patna: Continuing its amazing winning streak, Bihar, despite a shaky start in the first inning, crushed Nagaland by 273 runs on the fourth and final day of the ongoing Ranji Trophy match played at Patna's Moinul Haque ground.

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