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Sukhlal Sahni and his wife, who had four children, lost their twin daughters to the disease at the end of April, in Roshanpur, Muzaffarpur district, UP | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Bihar is staring at another health crisis as encephalitis cases begin amid Covid outbreak

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or ‘chamki bukhar’, which primarily affects children, had caused 176 deaths in Bihar last year. Govt says it’s better prepared this time.
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Family members take care of children admitted to a special ward due to the symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur . | ANI Photos

Encephalitis death toll rises to 152 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

Two more children succumbed to Encephalitis at the SK Medical College & Hospital where 431 of them have been admitted since June 1, according to authorities.

Human skeletons found near Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur

Skeletons were found strewn on the ground or stuffed into sacks in the forest area near the government-run hospital, which is grappling with cases from the encephalitis outbreak.
Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Why Modi’s Ayushman Bharat failed in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar as encephalitis killed over 120 kids

Bihar is poor and lacks a network of good private hospitals. This is a severe disadvantage in the books of Ayushman Bharat.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.