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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.
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Tejashwi Yadav finally surfaces in Patna but still can’t make it to Bihar assembly

Nitish govt gets walkover in assembly over encephalitis deaths as opposition tries to censure it but is left embarrassed by absence of its leader Tejashwi.
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at a hospital in Muzaffarpur | Photo: PTI

Bihar deaths an example for Indian media on how not to report on disease outbreaks

It is easy for the media to sensationalise the Bihar tragedy and feel good about itself. But that won’t save lives.
People take part in a march to protest AES deaths in Muzaffarpur | PTI

Bihar encephalitis to lynchings to #MeToo – why Indians don’t take issues to the finish line

By rapidly jumping from one issue to another, outrage cycles make sustained advocacy extremely difficult. That is the challenge.
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Encephalitis deaths: Supreme Court seeks response from Centre, Bihar & UP

The Supreme Court directed the Bihar government to file an affidavit on the adequacy of medical facilities, nutrition and sanitation in the state.
Children dying in Bihar because of Encephalitis

Home truths of Bihar encephalitis deaths — 1 doctor for 28,392 people, over 40% malnutrition

Muzaffarpur, the epicentre of the encephalitis outbreak in Bihar, has one of the most overburdened healthcare systems in the state.
A file image of PM Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at the centenary celebrations of the Patna University | Getty Images

BJP wants to attack Nitish Kumar over Bihar encephalitis deaths, but just can’t do it

BJP has no one to blame for Bihar's encephalitis deaths because state health minister Mangal Pandey is a party leader.
Children showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) undergoing treatment at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), in Muzaffarpur

Yogi’s UP govt has some tips for Nitish Kumar on tackling encephalitis

UP health minister Sidharth Nath Singh says AES fatality rate is down to 4%, and only one case of Japanese Encephalitis has led to a death so far this year.
Mothers hold their infants, who are being treated for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur. | ANI Photos

Litchis aren’t giving encephalitis to Bihar’s kids, it’s malnourishment

Doctors say it's the poor living conditions, low immunity and undernourishment that are the significant factors behind onset of encephalitis.
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at a hospital in Muzaffarpur | Photo: PTI

Indian TV reporters who were supporting doctors in Bengal are now harassing them in Bihar

Every reporter worth the microphone s/he carried like a visiting card, wandered through the Muzaffarpur hospital, as if on a stroll in a park.

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Congress blaming UPA for poll losses because it needs scapegoats to save Rahul from blame

In episode 538 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the latest mess in Congress where leaders are blaming UPA govts for poll losses to pave Rahul Gandhi's comeback.
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Decline of shopping mecca Orchard Road shows just how badly Covid has hit Singapore

With global travel restrictions robbing Singapore of around $20 billion in tourism receipts, the glitzy shopping hub is tracing the country’s economic decline.

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Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.