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.

BJP MP from Begusarai Giriraj Singh (file photo).

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh, better known for his outrageous antics involving hard-core Hindutva while being barely known for his work as a minister, after days of lashing out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar blaming him for the epic flooding in Patna, went mum after senior party leaders reportedly told him to shut his mouth and stop causing further embarrassment to the party.

Water-logging in Rajendra Nagar in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Six days after streets of Patna were deluged with three to five feet of water thanks to a failed underground drainage system in a city whose basic infrastructure has failed despite claims of progress by the current administration, a large majority of the state capital continued to remain several feet under water as politicians began finger-pointing at each other for this year's epic flood in the state.

BJP MP from Begusarai Giriraj Singh (file photo).

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar that is now looking at the option to show the door to its partner Janata Dal – U and its leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to seize complete control of the state, on Thursday blamed its own administration for failing to prevent the state capital from flooding despite warnings by the weather officials.

Health department workers spraying chemical to stop water-borne diseases from spreading.

Patna: Alarmed by the growing concerns of epidemic caused by water-borne bacteria and the frightening breeding of mosquitoes due to stationary water across the city, authorities on Thursday sounded red alert to deal with the impending health disaster in the state capital that is only expected to get worse in the coming days.

Gandhi Maidan area flooded due to heavy rain in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Relentless rain on Friday and Saturday has turned Patna into a floating city as life came to a grinding halt on Saturday morning with more than three-fourth of the state capital under 6" to 4 feet of water forcing the district administration to issue red alert and summon the services of boats used by Disaster Relief force.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghela in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel who was in Patna on Thursday to attend the party's 'Social Justice Convention' organized by the youth wing of the party, slammed the NDA government at the Center saying the voters across the nation were having a second thought about giving a second term to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh speaking in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: With news of visible cracks in the Grand Alliance in Bihar making headlines, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) senior leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, said that the only way to defeat the NDA was to merge all non-NDA parties in the state into the RJD.

Nitish Kumar inaugurating new health care schemes in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Repeating the pledge that he had been making for the past 14 years, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function at the Adhiveshan Bhawan in Patna on Thursday, said that soon people of will not have to go out of state to seek quality medical treatment as he had instructed the health department to do everything to set up world-class healthcare facilities in Bihar.

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