Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, annoyed by the latest controversy related to the dubious practice of the government departments showering legislators with lavish gifts to 'show their appreciation', called for a ban on the tradition saying the custom should be stopped as it sent wrong signal to the people of Bihar.

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Patna: Christmas came nine months earlier for Bihar legislators who are being showered with gifts by the state government that, besides not paying the teachers their salary for months, continually blames the central government for conspiring against Bihar when it comes to funding various development projects.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Patna High Court Acting Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari were among many who were present at the release of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former film star Shatrughan Sinha's autobiography 'Anything But Khamosh' at a function at Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Friday once again protested against the ruling Grand Alliance outside the Assembly building demanding immediate check on rising crime in the state and arrest of criminals being protected by a number of Janata Dal – U and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders.

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Patna: Urban Development and Housing Minister Maheshwar Hazari in Patna on Thursday inaugurated the newly-built animal crematorium at Ramachak Bairiya to deal with animal carcasses that are frequently found on the streets of Patna and other parts of the state.

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Patna: On the last day of the Vasant Utsav 2016 that opened at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna two weeks ago, it was the singer Malini Awasthi who regaled the audience with her range of vocal cords that included folk songs, chaitis, and even 'sohars' – a form of song primarily used in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh mostly during weddings.

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Patna: Continuing to come up with innovative ways to increase its revenue in the aftermath of alcohol prohibition that goes into effect in Bihar in less than two weeks on April 1, the Nitish cabinet on Thursday passed a new excise policy that imposes a fine between Rs. 1 and 5 lakh and 10 years in prison if a person was found consuming alcohol in public places.

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Patna: While the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwhar Prasad Singh was busy telling matriculation candidates not to cheat in their ongoing exams, a BSEB official was caught taking bribe at his home in Patna on Wednesday.

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