M I Khan

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Bihari 'jugaad': Cheaper Indian petrol smuggled in from Nepal

Bihari 'jugaad': Cheaper Indian petrol smuggled in from Nepal

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

Soaring fuel prices give birth to a jugaad system in Bihar's border towns abutting Nepal with residents smuggling in India-supplied cheaper petrol and diesel from the mountain kingdom.

How Life has CHANGED for Bihar's Bicycle Girl

How Life has CHANGED for Bihar's Bicycle Girl

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

'Thanks to monetary help from several people, we are comfortable and living with dignity.'

'Kanhaiya is not going anywhere'

'Kanhaiya is not going anywhere'

Rediff.com16 Feb 2021

'He will continue to fight against the BJP, Modi and RSS.'

''Glacier burst' is unknown to scientists'

''Glacier burst' is unknown to scientists'

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

'Events like the one we saw on Sunday are complex geological processes which can be impacted by weather and climatic conditions.' 'It is difficult to attribute something like this to just one factor or to a particular time period, especially when we have still not understood the exact cause.'

'The real killer is being protected'

'The real killer is being protected'

Rediff.com4 Feb 2021

Was road rage behind the murder that shocked Bihar?

'Nitish Kumar has never compromised on crime'

'Nitish Kumar has never compromised on crime'

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

'Unlike past governments, we never protect or save criminals.'

Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?

Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

According to state government data, the first 10 months of last year -- January to October 2020 -- witnessed 2,649 murders in Bihar, an average of nearly nine murders a day.

'China has been active in Nepal for a decade'

'China has been active in Nepal for a decade'

Rediff.com31 Dec 2020

'Keeping its financial interests in mind, China wants no enmity with the Nepalese government.'

'Tejashwi wanted to end my political career'

'Tejashwi wanted to end my political career'

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

'The NDA has provided me a healing touch to survive'

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.

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