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Don't be misled: PM Modi's message to farmers amid criticism

18 Sep 2020

Don't be misled: PM Modi's message to farmers amid criticism

With three agriculture Bills taking the shape of a new controversy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged farmers to not be misled and assured that they would not be treated unfairly.

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

13 Sep 2020

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

13 Sep 2020

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

11 Sep 2020

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.

Sushant had been unwell since 2013, sisters told Mumbai Police

02 Sep 2020

Sushant had been unwell since 2013, sisters told Mumbai Police

At least three members of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family — two of his sisters and one brother-in-law — acknowledged his mental health problems in statements given to Mumbai Police, after he died in June, reports IE.

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

28 Aug 2020

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea that sought to postpone Bihar polls, scheduled for October-November, saying that the raging coronavirus crisis is not a valid reason to put off elections.

'Slandered' Rhea questions Sushant's family; mentions mother's 'illness,' his drug-addiction

28 Aug 2020

'Slandered' Rhea questions Sushant's family; mentions mother's 'illness,' his drug-addiction

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who is at the center of the most sensational and followed news story in India currently — the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, revealed her side of the story on Thursday, in a series of TV interviews, but unwittingly ended up commenting disparaging things about him.

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

24 Aug 2020

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

23 Aug 2020

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

22 Aug 2020

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

ED confirms withdrawal of Rs. 15 crore from Sushant's account

14 Aug 2020

ED confirms withdrawal of Rs. 15 crore from Sushant's account

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confirmed that around Rs. 15 crore were withdrawn from one of the bank accounts of late Sushant Singh Rajput.

Coronavirus: India reports 60,000+ new cases; total reaches 23.28 lakh

12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 60,000+ new cases; total reaches 23.28 lakh

On Tuesday, India reported a spike of over 61,000 coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has risen to 23.28 lakh while over 46,000 patients have died of the viral disease.

Sushant Singh Rajput's death: Centre accepts recommendation for CBI probe

05 Aug 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput's death: Centre accepts recommendation for CBI probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will reportedly probe the apparent suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 17.5 lakh with 55,000 new cases

02 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 17.5 lakh with 55,000 new cases

India reported roughly 55,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday. The nationwide tally reached 17.5 lakh while the death toll crossed 37,000.

Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

28 Jul 2020

Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.

CarryMinati's YouTube channel hacked, hackers asked for Bitcoin donations

25 Jul 2020

CarryMinati's YouTube channel hacked, hackers asked for Bitcoin donations

Just days after the notorious Twitter hack, wherein the micro-blogging accounts of some of the world's leaders were compromised, the YouTube channel of Indian social media celebrity CarryMinati has been hacked.

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

20 Jul 2020

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.

Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses

16 Jul 2020

Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses

29 days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a bridge in Gopalganj. On Wednesday, a part of the structure, built after spending Rs. 264 crore, collapsed due to heavy rains, laying bare the terrible state of affairs in the country.

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

16 Jul 2020

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.

Bihar: 75 BJP leaders, HQ staff test positive for COVID-19

14 Jul 2020

Bihar: 75 BJP leaders, HQ staff test positive for COVID-19

In a shocking development, the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Bihar's Patna emerged as the latest COVID-19 hotspot after as many as 75 leaders and office staff members reportedly tested coronavirus positive.

Road named after Sushant Singh Rajput in Bihar's Purnea

11 Jul 2020

Road named after Sushant Singh Rajput in Bihar's Purnea

A road and intersection have been renamed after late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput in his hometown of Purnea in Bihar.

Sushant's suicide: Bihar court dismisses petition against Karan Johar, others

09 Jul 2020

Sushant's suicide: Bihar court dismisses petition against Karan Johar, others

A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against Bollywood bigwigs like Karan Johar, for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Lockdown in Patna from Friday; here's what will remain closed

08 Jul 2020

Lockdown in Patna from Friday; here's what will remain closed

In light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Bihar's Patna, the district administration has decided to impose a week-long lockdown starting Thursday.

Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

06 Jul 2020

Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

The lockdown, imposed to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading, had dire consequences — employees had to take pay cuts, laborers went out of work, businesses were shut, and uncertainty took over.

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

03 Jul 2020

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

A few days ago, a wedding in Bihar turned into a funeral as the groom allegedly died of coronavirus, two days after he tied the knot. And now, in a recent development, the groom's father Ambika Chaudhary has been named in an FIR registered by Patna district administration.

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

01 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

A lavish wedding ceremony in Rajasthan's Bhilwara has given sleepless nights to officials, who are toiling day in and out to keep coronavirus cases to a minimum.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 5.5L; Bengal, Karnataka see record spikes

India on Sunday reported over 19,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases to 5.49 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 16,490 with nearly 400 more fatalities.

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

23 Jun 2020

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.

SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

22 Jun 2020

SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

A complaint has been filed against actor Rhea Chakraborty at a court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Devastated by Sushant's death, his sister-in-law passes away

16 Jun 2020

Devastated by Sushant's death, his sister-in-law passes away

Devastated by actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden death, his sister-in-law passed away at their native city of Purnia in Bihar, according to reports.

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

12 Jun 2020

Firing at Indo-Nepal border kills one Indian, two injured

Amid deterioration of Indo-Nepal diplomatic relations, one Indian died and two others were injured on Friday when Nepal border police fired inside their territory after an altercation.

Coronavirus: Over 8,100 dead in India; Maharashtra records biggest spike

11 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 8,100 dead in India; Maharashtra records biggest spike

India on Wednesday reported over 10,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.87 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 8,108.

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.