Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Bihar

Train set on fire in Bihar’s Gaya during protest over Railways exam

Bhabhua-Patna Inter-City Express was set on fire at the Gaya station Wednesday. The unrest was over alleged anomalies in the tests conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board.

‘Bullets fired, land grabbed, liquor’ — no end to controversies for Nitish govt

Some allege CM Nitish Kumar’s reaction to controversies has been subdued of late, especially since BJP emerged as senior alliance partner. But JD(U) defends CM.

SC separating quotas from merit is timely. It should settle the reservation debate for now

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Bihar health dept to probe man’s claim of getting Covid jabs 11 times

Brahmdeo Mandal, 84, listed the dates he took the jabs and claimed the latest shot was given to him on 4 January, adding he hasn't fallen ill since he started getting inoculated.

Covid R value in India shoots up to 1.96, highest since the beginning of the pandemic

This R value is higher than numbers seen in early 2020, when Covid prevention protocols were not in place, mask mandates had not been implemented, and the population was unvaccinated.

Message to BJP? As Bihar appoints Muslim chief secretary, JD(U) says Nitish ‘doesn’t divide’

Amir Subhani is the only Muslim civil servant serving as chief secretary right now. BJP has said chief secretary's appointment is the chief minister’s 'prerogative'.

Awareness, not prohibition is the solution to consumption of spurious liquor in Bihar

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Seven-term Rajya Sabha MP from JD(U) Mahendra Prasad passes away at 81

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said Prasad's, founder of Aristo Pharmaceuticals, demise was a big loss to the society and politics.

Tarkeshwari Prasad Sinha, fiery freedom fighter from Bihar who rose to top echelons of power

Sinha’s public life started to take shape during the 1942 Quit India Movement, when she was just 16. She eventually rose to be a Union minister and a four-time MP.

Nitish govt writes to NITI Aayog over decade-old demand, seeks special status for Bihar

In a letter to NITI Aayog vice-chairman, the state minister for planning & implementation Bijendra Yadav asserted that Bihar 'fulfilled' the criteria set for grant of special status.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
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Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.