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Modi is facing a backlash from within his party for insisting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should stay. | Photo: PTI

Arvind Kejriwal confused migrants to trigger exodus from Delhi: Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi

In an interview, Sushil Kumar Modi defended the Bihar govt on charges of poor infrastructure, delayed decisions, and absence of Nitish Kumar from public eye.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

‘Nitish dumped Bihari workers’ — allies, opposition slam Bihar CM over coronavirus response

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar accused of being slow in his response to coronavirus crisis — be it helping migrant workers or improving healthcare infra. 
Screening for COVID-19 at Danapur railway station in Bihar (representational image) | Photo: ANI

‘No one wants to go near them’ — returning migrant workers in Bihar face social boycott

Bihar is dealing with the issue of social stigmatisation amid Covid-19 scare as not just migrant workers, but even doctors treating patients are being shunned.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Bihar government to bear expenses of stranded migrant workers: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar chief minister also said Rs 100 crore has been released from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for setting up shelters for rickshaw pullers and daily-wage earners.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces free ration for cardholders during coronavirus lockdown

Nitish Kumar also said that scholarship to students of class I to 12 will be transferred in their accounts by 31 March.
Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav offers official bungalow as quarantine camp

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav also offered to donate a month's salary to the chief minister's relief fund to help those in need in the wake of coronavirus crisis.
Medical workers attend to a suspected coronavirus patient as he is shifted to the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital, in Hyderabad

Bihar reports first coronavirus death as 38-year-old man succumbs at AIIMS Patna

Munger resident Saif Ali, with travel history to Qatar, was admitted to hospital with kidney ailment Friday and tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday.
Businessman Amarendra Dhari Singh

Who is Amarendra Dhari Singh? RJD’s Rajya Sabha pick that has raised eyebrows even in party

Most RJD leaders were surprised when Singh’s name was announced for the Rajya Sabha elections. They said they have never met him.
A file photo Pushpam Priya Choudhary. | Photo: Twitter/@pushpampc13

Bihar like Europe by 2030? London-returned CM ‘candidate’ promises, but no one’s buying it

Pushpam Priya Choudhary, a London-educated woman from a political family in Darbhanga, has left Bihar stunned with her 2020 'candidature' announcement.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Bihar on NRC: Is Nitish Kumar asserting himself successfully or is this BJP’s retreat?

The Bihar assembly Tuesday passed a resolution against the NRC, making it the first NDA-ruled state to oppose the contentious exercise.

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The Narendra Modi government has set up 11 empowered groups to plan, implement and communicate in the face of the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India’s response to coronavirus can’t be based on existing epidemiological models

Lack of accurate models to gauge Covid-19 spread should not become an excuse for policy paralysis. There exists a framework to make policy decisions under uncertainty.

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.