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Nal Se Jal

Bihar has provided over 4 lakh ‘Nal Se Jal’ connections in April-June period of election year

Despite lockdown, Bihar has provided the second highest number of functional tap water connections to rural households, behind Telangana.
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Bihar poll officer suggests toothpicks for voting, khadi gloves in booths in state elections

Bihar Chief Electoral Officer R. Srinivasa says his office has sent several proposals to Election Commission to ensure voters adhere to Covid safety norms during polls due this year.
File image of Chirag Paswan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Chirag Paswan, Nitish-Ram Vilas history, seats — why JD(U)-LJP rift is only growing

Senior LJP leader Chirag Paswan rattles alliance saying his party is only an ally of the BJP and not JD(U), prompting JD(U) leaders to say they are better off without the LJP.
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha searches for relevance in Bihar, looks to make Third Front ahead of polls

Yashwant Sinha lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at a press meet and stressed the need for change in Bihar. A JD(U) leader called his supporters a ‘team of losers’.
Lightning. Representational image. | Photo: Pixabay

Lightning killed over 100 people in a day in Bihar & UP. This is how the phenomenon occurs

Bihar and UP are prone to thunderstorms and deaths by lightning this time of the year, but 2020’s intensity of such strikes has been more severe than normal.

26 dead in lightning strikes in 5 Bihar districts, Gopalganj worst-hit

Gopalganj district recorded 13 deaths, followed by five in Darbhanga, four in Siwan and two each in Madhubani and West Champaran districts.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Bihar election is more crucial for Modi than Nitish. So NDA is leaving nothing to chance

The BJP election machinery is in full-swing in Bihar, and for now, it’s advantage NDA.
A file photo of Bihar Regiment soldiers. | By special arrangement | ThePrint

1857 Indian uprising to Galwan clash: How Army’s Bihar Regiment demolished ‘non martial’ tag

Bihar regiment was born out of Bengal Native Infantry, which was raised by East India Company in 1750s. It comprises two groups — colloquially knows as North Biharis and South Biharis.
Sushant Singh Rajput | Twitter

Why Bihar politicians are scrambling to get justice for late actor Sushant Singh Rajput

Several political parties have sought CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death, a demand backed by the state’s Rajputs who have even taken to the streets.
Migrants from Tamil Nadu at Danapur station board a train to reach their destination, in Patna on 11 May 2020

Bihar, Rajasthan among states with steep rise in unemployment in 2018-19, youth hardest hit

The periodic labour force data for the year ending June 2019 shows the challenges faced by states like Bihar and Rajasthan, which are now seeing an inflow of migrants.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.