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Children dying in Bihar because of Encephalitis

Bihar’s snoozing govt, clueless doctors blame heat and litchis as encephalitis kills 110

Nearly 110 children have died in Bihar this year due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, compared to 33 between 2015 and 2018.

Encephalitis deaths: Political opportunism trumping governance in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar?

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Muzaffarpur Tuesday, as the number of children dying from encephalitis rose to 127.
Children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur

Death toll of children in Muzaffarpur encephalitis case touches 103 after 6 more die

While doctors have maintained that the deaths occurred due to AES, state officials claimed that most of the victims have fallen prey to hypoglycemia.
Yogi Adityanath

Drastic decline in encephalitis cases in UP due to govt’s efforts, says CM Adityanath

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh registered the lowest number of encephalitis cases for the month of August for the first time in 40 years.
A woman looks after her child at the encephalitis ward of the the Baba Raghav Das Hospital, Gorakhpur

Faulty vaccination, late diagnosis, ‘fudged data’ – demons that still haunt Gorakhpur kids

Encephalitis immunisation is not handled by experts, rendering it useless. Doctors also say patients reach them too late, resulting in hundreds of deaths.

Yogi government likely to train ‘quacks’ to check encephalitis deaths

Steps are also being taken to ensure adequate human resources and improved diagnostic facilities are available at primary health centres.

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Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
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This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.


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IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.