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Why Bihar is conducting so few Covid-19 tests

Why Bihar is conducting so few Covid-19 tests

Rediff.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 elephants

Why I left my wealth to my elephants

Rediff.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 guest

The Hungarian who is Bihar's unwanted guest

Rediff.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 Bihar

Meet the Brave Bicycle Girl of Bihar

Rediff.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 migrants

50% of COVID-19 cases in Bihar are now returning migrants

Rediff.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'

'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?

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 fighters

Jeevika Didis: Bihar's brave COVID-19 fighters

Rediff.com19 Apr 2020

Away from limelight, Jeevika Didis are silently fighting the coronavirus in rural Bihar.

Lockdown: Buddhist tourists unable to leave Bodh Gaya

Lockdown: Buddhist tourists unable to leave Bodh Gaya

Rediff.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 plea

Modiji, we are going to die: A Bihar nurse's terrified plea

Rediff.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 time

Kanhaiya's yatra against CAA-NRC attacked for 2nd time

Rediff.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 absence

Tejashwi surfaces after a month, explains his absence

Rediff.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 Bihar

4 of Modi's mantris are facing a tough battle in Bihar

Rediff.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 own

Now, Nitish seeks votes in Modi's name, not his own

Rediff.com12 May 2019

'In his election speeches, Nitish has been parroting Modi, praising him like never before.'

Lalu's estranged sons campaign for 'Didi'

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'

'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 out

Rattled RJD wants Kanhaiya to opt out

Rediff.com26 Apr 2019

The CPI says its candidate Kanhaiya Kumar is getting 'excellent' support from all segments of society in Begusarai.

Desperately Seeking Lalu

Desperately Seeking Lalu

Rediff.com23 Apr 2019

RJD leaders and workers miss Lalu's rustic charm and unique campaigning style.

How will RJD quash Tej Pratap's revolt?

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...

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 to

What Bihar's netas are addicted to

Rediff.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 Begusarai

3 km-long march as Kanhaiya files nomination from Begusarai

Rediff.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 370

Nitish Kumar's party disagrees with BJP on Ram mandir, Art 370

Rediff.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 time

In Bihar, few bahubalis in poll fray this time

Rediff.com6 Apr 2019

Many bahubalis have fielded their wives and relatives as proxies.

Prashant backs Nitish, attacks Lalu

Prashant backs Nitish, attacks Lalu

Rediff.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 Bihar

Hindutva, vikas, nationalism no match for caste in Bihar

Rediff.com31 Mar 2019

'Everyone relies on caste to win elections in Bihar.'

Lalu may be in jail, but he's still the boss!

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 poll

Kanhaiya collects Rs 4 mn in crowdfunding for poll

Rediff.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'

'Amit Shah addressed my pain'

Rediff.com28 Mar 2019

'I was not angry. I was only hurt.'

Union minister rebels, refuses to contest poll

Union minister rebels, refuses to contest poll

Rediff.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 fray

Paswan retires, but no worries his family is in the fray

Rediff.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 Sahib

Ravi Shankar Prasad replaces Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib

Rediff.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 Kanhaiya

Grand Alliance announces seat-sharing in Bihar, not to back Kanhaiya

Rediff.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 ticket

Shatrughan Sinha may contest LS poll on Congress ticket

Rediff.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'

'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 solved

Revealed: How the Ayodhya dispute was almost solved

Rediff.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'

'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?

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 quitting

Minister to meet Rahul before quitting

Rediff.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 today

Union minister may leave NDA today

Rediff.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.

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