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Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

India on Sunday reported roughly 8,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 1.9 lakh. The death toll also rose to 5,403.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Migrants' crisis: Video captures toddler trying to wake dead mother

27 May 2020

Migrants' crisis: Video captures toddler trying to wake dead mother

At a train station in Bihar, a toddler was seen playing with the shroud covering his mother's body in a video that has now gone viral.

Migrant workers serve notice to IIM-Ahmedabad over wages, institute responds

22 May 2020

Migrant workers serve notice to IIM-Ahmedabad over wages, institute responds

IIM-Ahmedabad was served a legal notice by migrant workers over non-payment of dues, a charge the top business school of India has denied, saying the money was paid.

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

20 May 2020

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

19 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

India on Monday reported over 4,600 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally past 1 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 3,165.

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.

UP: Bus runs over migrant workers, six die, two injured

14 May 2020

UP: Bus runs over migrant workers, six die, two injured

In a tragic piece of news, six workers died and two were injured after being run over by an over-speeding state transport bus in Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night.

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

11 May 2020

'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.

Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

08 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

India has reported over 56,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,888, as per data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Thursday.

With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21

01 May 2020

With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21

A paper by Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy has claimed India might make considerable gains in the next couple of weeks in the battle against coronavirus, and could potentially put a lid on new cases by May 21.

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

22 Apr 2020

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

An officer in Bihar was suspended after he issued a pass to a BJP MLA to bring his daughter home from Kota, an incident which left Chief Minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed and invited criticism from the opposition.

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

Lakhs of migrant workers who are being ferried to their homes in spite of a nationwide lockdown will face a mandatory quarantine in their native states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, a report stated.

Coronavirus Outbreak: How are states preparing for tomorrow's Janata Curfew?

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: How are states preparing for tomorrow's Janata Curfew?

To reduce transmission of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indians should follow the Janata Curfew on Sunday, March 22, between 7 am and 9 pm.

What are coronavirus isolation wards like? Here are first-hand experiences

16 Mar 2020

What are coronavirus isolation wards like? Here are first-hand experiences

Quarantine, isolation wards, and coronavirus are perhaps the three most searched words in recent days. While the last one is the real monster, having killed more than 6,000 people globally, isolation wards aren't that nasty and neither is it bad to quarantine oneself.

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

09 Mar 2020

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai

12 Feb 2020

'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai

Bollywood director Aanand L Rai's next film, Atrangi Re, starring Sara Ali Khan, Tamil actor Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar, will be filmed in Bihar and Madurai.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

11 Feb 2020

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur gets life imprisonment

On Tuesday, Brajesh Thakur, the owner of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home where minors were raped, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

29 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

27 Jan 2020

Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

Amid a global coronavirus scare, a doctor in Rajasthan has been placed under medical supervision after showing symptoms of an infection.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

08 Jan 2020

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

05 Jan 2020

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

02 Jan 2020

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who fancies being called a loyal worker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made it to headlines due to his statements, yet again.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

Jharkhand elections 2019: Counting begins; will BJP retain the state?

23 Dec 2019

Jharkhand elections 2019: Counting begins; will BJP retain the state?

Counting of votes for the 81-seated Jharkhand assembly began at 8 am today.

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

20 Dec 2019

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' to have a Hollywood remake?

17 Dec 2019

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' to have a Hollywood remake?

Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 may soon become the first-ever Bollywood film to be remade in Hollywood.

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

14 Dec 2019

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

JD(U)'s vice-president Prashant Kishor is angry after his party supported the Citizenship Act and he has been continuously slamming his boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

Maulana rapes 15-year-old, pregnant survivor told to sell her baby

11 Nov 2019

Maulana rapes 15-year-old, pregnant survivor told to sell her baby

In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar held a pregnant 15-year-old girl responsible for her rape.

Can't silence us: Fresh letter condemns sedition case against celebrities

09 Oct 2019

Can't silence us: Fresh letter condemns sedition case against celebrities

Three months ago, 49 celebrities wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the rise in mob lynching incidents, but they were slapped with sedition charges. They were accused of ruining India's "image".

Muzaffarpur bank robbed; masked men escape with Rs. 8 lakh

06 Oct 2019

Muzaffarpur bank robbed; masked men escape with Rs. 8 lakh

In a shocking incident, six people robbed a private bank in Muzaffarpur in broad daylight on Saturday, getting away with a Rs. 8 lakh loot.

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

06 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

04 Oct 2019

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.

Why Patna suffered acute crisis? Blame the old drainage system

02 Oct 2019

Why Patna suffered acute crisis? Blame the old drainage system

The visuals from Bihar's capital Patna have been worrisome, to say the least. Millions of residents were stranded on rooftops, without food, water, and electricity, as their houses remained submerged.

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

02 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.

People from Bihar avail free treatment in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

30 Sep 2019

People from Bihar avail free treatment in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is "proud" of what his government achieved in the national capital, as far as healthcare and education are concerned.

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

30 Sep 2019

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.

Denied food, tortured by Misa: Lalu's daughter-in-law makes shocking claims

30 Sep 2019

Denied food, tortured by Misa: Lalu's daughter-in-law makes shocking claims

At a time when rains have ravaged Bihar and taken several lives, the state's capital Patna remained in news for an entirely different reason.