Birth anniversary of Anil Kumar Mukherjee observed in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Eminent writers, authors, dramatists, litterateurs, and teachers from various states gathered at Patna's Sahitya Sammelan on Monday to mark the 100th birth anniversary of late Anil Kumar Mukherjee, dramatist, director, and the founder of Bihar Art Theatre and Kalidas Rangalaya in Patna.

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Kite-flying organized at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Patna'ites on Sunday celebrated Makar Sankranti, or Til Sankranti as it is more popularly known in Bihar, by taking early shower or taking a dip in the freezing water of the Ganges, performing puja, eating dahi-chura, tilkuts, and 'laduas', and flying kites at Gandhi Maidan and other open areas of the state capital.

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Nitish Kumar (center) enjoying Dahi-Chura at Vashisht Narayan Singh's residence in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Like Iftar parties that, besides providing ample opportunities to politicians of all colors and hues to show-off their secular credentials, also allows them to offer a glimpse into the next 'big thing in political alliance', Makar Sankranti gives politicians a second chance to confirm their commitment to secularism while also leaving everyone else wondering about the future of certain politicians who are usually termed as 'disgruntled' in the political parlays.

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BJP leaders observing late Thakur Prasad's birth anniversary in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and party workers in Patna on Sunday observed the 98th birth anniversary of late Thakur Prasad, Jan Sangh leader and the Industry Minister in the first Janata Party government in Bihar, at a function held at the community hall named after him in Kidwaipuri.

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A security official is injured during an attack on Nitish's caravan in Buxar district on Friday.

Buxar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's so-called 'Vikas Sameeksha Yatra' ran into a literal roadblock in Buxar on Friday when dozens of villagers pelted bricks, stones, and other objects on his motorcade injuring at least seven policemen though the Chief Minister himself remained unharmed.

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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking in Buxar during his Vikas Sameeksha Yatra on Friday.

Buxar: Despite an assault on his motorcade by angry villagers in Buxar district that left more than half-a-dozen policemen and security officials injured, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday, during his ongoing 'Vikash Sameeksha Yatra', launched 168 social and developmental schemes to the tune of Rs. 272 crore.

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Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav talking to press reporters in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav, speaking at a press conference in Patna on Friday, said he was very much frustrated by the attitude of the Nitish government, so much so that he was considering resigning from the Lok Sabha.

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Army jawans rehearsing for Republic Day at Gandhi Maidan.

Patna: Members of the Indian Armed Forces on Friday participated in a full dress-rehearsal at Patna's Gandhi Maidan to prepare for the Republic Day celebration where Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik is scheduled to deliver his first January 26 address to the people of Bihar.

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Nitish Kumar and President Ramnath Kovind inaugurating the 4th International Dhamma-Dharma Conference at the International Convention Center in Rajgir on Thursday.

Patna: Chief minister Nitish Kumar, while inaugurating the 4th International Dhamma-Dharma Conference at the International Convention Centre in Rajgir on Thursday, expressed his frustration with the Archaeological Society of India (ASI) saying they just don't listen or do what they are required to do.

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Tejaswi Yadav holding a meeting with party workers in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Tejaswi Yadav, while meeting with the party leaders from Saran district in Patna on Thursday, mocked his former boss and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the whole exercise of creating a state-wide human chain to spread awareness about the ills of child marriage and dowry was nothing but a 'self-congratulatory' drill intended to feel good about himself.

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Lalu Prasad Yadav arriving at the Ranchi Court (file photo).

Patna: Known for his political jugglery and uncanny ability to manipulate system to his advantage, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, realizing he was certain to be sent to jail in connection with the fodder scam, allegedly made arrangements in advance to have his 'peons' to be in the same jail so they could serve their master as the former Chief Minister of Bihar begins serving three and a half years behind bars in the Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi.

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