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Mothers hold their infants, who are being treated for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur. | ANI Photos

Why Bihar saw over 150 encephalitis deaths – 57% shortage of doctors, 71% nurses

Bihar govt's disclosure was made in response to a notice issued by the SC on measures taken by it to combat deaths of children due to encephalitis.
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.
Bihar

Why 100 deaths from encephalitis have prompted Bihar to issue a lychee advisory

As authorities look to rein in the encephalitis toll, ThePrint looks at the outbreak in Bihar, the nature of the disease, its correlation with hypoglycemia and how to treat it.

Gorakhpur: Lapse in encephalitis vaccine programme could be the missing link

ICMR study points to low immunisation rate due to factors such as superstitions and lack of awareness among health officials.

On Camera

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.

Defence

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.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.