All stories by M I Khan
Why Bihar is conducting so few Covid-19 testsRediff.com3 Jul 2020
What worries health experts is that Bihar's testing rate per million is less than one-third of the national average of 6,622 tests per million, reports M I Khan.
Why I left my wealth to my elephantsRediff.com13 Jun 2020
'My elephants saved my life.' 'They love me more than my family members who only love my property.'
The Hungarian who is Bihar's unwanted guestRediff.com2 Jun 2020
When Viktor Zicho left Hungary 11 months ago to cycle to Darjeeling in India, he did not dream that he would be quarantined for two months in Bihar.
Meet the Brave Bicycle Girl of BiharRediff.com27 May 2020
'There were times when my courage and confidence would fail and I was close to giving up,' says Jyoti Kumari who wanted to bring her father home safely. So she began the cycle ride of her life.
50% of COVID-19 cases in Bihar are now returning migrantsRediff.com23 May 2020
What worries state officials is that Bihar expects to receive more than 1 million migrant workers by the end of May.
'I won't go back, I will stay in my village to survive'Rediff.com22 May 2020
'Unlike Andhra Pradesh or Tamil Nadu, there is no opportunity for workers to earn a livelihood in Bihar.'
Bihar's great ghar wapsi: Is the state prepared?Rediff.com9 May 2020
Official figures say 1.8 lakh workers have returned home to Bihar. Unofficially, however, that figure is said to have crossed 3 lakhs. Can Bihar cope?
Jeevika Didis: Bihar's brave COVID-19 fightersRediff.com19 Apr 2020
Away from limelight, Jeevika Didis are silently fighting the coronavirus in rural Bihar.
Lockdown: Buddhist tourists unable to leave Bodh GayaRediff.com2 Apr 2020
'There are 36 foreign tourists from China, Italy, USA, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand and other countries.'
Modiji, we are going to die: A Bihar nurse's terrified pleaRediff.com30 Mar 2020
A staff nurse from a Bihar hospital begs the prime minister for her life as the state's medical staff continues to treat suspected COVID-19 patients without protective safety kits.
Kanhaiya's yatra against CAA-NRC attacked for 2nd timeRediff.com6 Feb 2020
The convoy of Communist Party of India leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on a tour of Bihar -- campaigning against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Population Register and National Register of Citizens -- was attacked in Supaul district on Wednesday evening. The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president escaped unhurt in the attack by a group of youths who were shouting pro-CAA/NRC slogans.
Tejashwi surfaces after a month, explains his absenceRediff.com29 Jun 2019
The RJD leader said he was being treated for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during the past month.
4 of Modi's mantris are facing a tough battle in BiharRediff.com18 May 2019
Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib, Ram Kripal Yadav in Pataliputra, R K Singh in Arrah and Ashwani Choubey in Buxar are all having a tough time.
Now, Nitish seeks votes in Modi's name, not his ownRediff.com12 May 2019
'In his election speeches, Nitish has been parroting Modi, praising him like never before.'
Lalu's estranged sons campaign for 'Didi'Rediff.com10 May 2019
Lalu Prasad Yadav's sons have set aside their differences and doing all they can to ensure sister Misa's victory from Pataliputra.
'The fight is Modi versus We the People'Rediff.com29 Apr 2019
'Caste and religion are part of old politics. People are realising it now.'
Rattled RJD wants Kanhaiya to opt outRediff.com26 Apr 2019
The CPI says its candidate Kanhaiya Kumar is getting 'excellent' support from all segments of society in Begusarai.
Desperately Seeking LaluRediff.com23 Apr 2019
RJD leaders and workers miss Lalu's rustic charm and unique campaigning style.
How will RJD quash Tej Pratap's revolt?Rediff.com20 Apr 2019
'Yes, I am a rebel, I am the son of Laluji and his blood is in me,' Tej Pratap is reported to have told supporters.
A dozen candidates named Ram...Rediff.com16 Apr 2019
In some Bihar constituencies, candidates named Ram are fighting each other.
What Bihar's netas are addicted toRediff.com12 Apr 2019
Despite its harmful effects, leaders and party workers consume khaini to keep them going during the election campaign.
3 km-long march as Kanhaiya files nomination from BegusaraiRediff.com9 Apr 2019
Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and student activists Shehla Rashid and Gurmehar Kaur accompanied the former JNUSU president.
Nitish Kumar's party disagrees with BJP on Ram mandir, Art 370Rediff.com9 Apr 2019
The Janata Dal-United said that it disagrees with its ally BJP's stand on the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A -- which pertains to special rights given to Jammu-Kashmir -- as well as the construction of Ram temple and instant talaq.
In Bihar, few bahubalis in poll fray this timeRediff.com6 Apr 2019
Many bahubalis have fielded their wives and relatives as proxies.
Prashant backs Nitish, attacks LaluRediff.com5 Apr 2019
Did Nitish Kumar want to return to the Mahagathbandhan 6 months after aligning with the BJP?
Hindutva, vikas, nationalism no match for caste in BiharRediff.com31 Mar 2019
'Everyone relies on caste to win elections in Bihar.'
Lalu may be in jail, but he's still the boss!Rediff.com29 Mar 2019
Lalu's word is final in the RJD when even when he is serving a long jail sentence after being convicted in fodder scam cases.
Kanhaiya collects Rs 4 mn in crowdfunding for pollRediff.com28 Mar 2019
'Like one-one drop of water fills earthen pots and one-one brick helps to construct a house, donation of Rs 1 to my campaign fund will help me fight to take the voices of marginalised and exploited people to Parliament.'
'Amit Shah addressed my pain'Rediff.com28 Mar 2019
'I was not angry. I was only hurt.'
Union minister rebels, refuses to contest pollRediff.com25 Mar 2019
'Giriraj Singh has told the central leadership that he is being made a target by some BJP leaders and some JD-U in a conspiracy to defeat him in the polls.'
Paswan retires, but no worries his family is in the frayRediff.com25 Mar 2019
'The sapling that I planted has turned into a fully grown tree and is now giving flowers and fruits for us.'
Ravi Shankar Prasad replaces Shatrughan Sinha from Patna SahibRediff.com23 Mar 2019
The actor-turned-politician whose criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grown progressively sharper, didn't figure on the BJP's list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls.
Grand Alliance announces seat-sharing in Bihar, not to back KanhaiyaRediff.com22 Mar 2019
The RJD will give one seat to the CPI-ML from its quota and former JD-U president Sharad Yadav will contest on RJD symbol.
Shatrughan Sinha may contest LS poll on Congress ticketRediff.com20 Mar 2019
'Shatrughan Sinha's name is in the Congress's probable candidates list.'
'No ifs, no buts, Kanhaiya Kumar will contest from Begusarai'Rediff.com19 Mar 2019
'The Congress agreed to it, but the RJD has some problem with Kanhaiya.'
Revealed: How the Ayodhya dispute was almost solvedRediff.com14 Mar 2019
'Chandra Shekhar used to say that some people may oppose such a decision from their mouth, but all will accept it from their heart as the best solution to the dispute.'
'Hindu Kush Himalaya region is hotspot for climate change'Rediff.com4 Feb 2019
'Glaciers are melting all across the region.'
Who is killing Bihar's businessmen?Rediff.com22 Dec 2018
'There is no law and order in Bihar.' 'Criminals do as per their will.'
Minister to meet Rahul before quittingRediff.com6 Dec 2018
By targeting the BJP's Ram temple agenda, Upendra Kushwaha has hinted that his days within the NDA are all but over.
Union minister may leave NDA todayRediff.com6 Dec 2018
RLSP leaders feel insulted after getting no response from the BJP on their demand for a 'respectful seat sharing formula' for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.