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Enraged over Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide? Students dying in Kota’s IIT, IAS factories too

Even a Rohith Vemula is not enough for India to acknowledge the scale of misery its students face in a country that places high premium on excelling at all cost.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (right) and Deputy CM Sushil Modi (back, centre) in Monday's video conference with PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

How Nitish put onus of solving Bihar’s problem of stranded migrants, students on Modi govt

Bihar minister Sanjay Jha says lockdown guidelines forbid inter-state travel, and other states’ moves signify different rules for different states.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in a fix after Adityanath’s move to bring back students from Kota

While Bihar Chief Minister has strongly objected to the UP government’s decision, the opposition is calling Nitish Kumar helpless.
Students queue up to take the buses sent by the UP govt to get them home | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP’s decision to evacuate students from Kota irks Bihar while MP, Chhattisgarh follow suit

Uttar Pradesh sent 300 buses to Rajasthan’s coaching hub to evacuate students, but Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who refused to take back students, has cried foul.
Sachin Pilot at the JK Lon hospital in Kota on 4 January

Sachin Pilot says Rajasthan govt could have been ‘more sensitive’ to Kota infant deaths

Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot also said that pointing fingers at the previous BJP govt would not serve any purpose, and the Congress govt needed to fix accountability.
Family members of children admitted in the JK Lon Hospital, waiting in a queue for food. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Kota infant death toll rises to 107, central team reaches JK Lon Hospital

The National Human Rights Commission has asked the chief secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report on the steps being taken to address the issue within 4 weeks.

BJP’s blame game, Modi’s ‘katti’ diplomacy and his obsession with Pakistan

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Modi needs to repair ‘Neighbourhood Policy’ before China moves in as new regional protector

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A newborn at the JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan's Kota. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

At Kota hospital, 100 deaths in a month not a first — 1,100 kids died every year since 2014

Families accuse doctors of negligence, but Kota's JK Lon Hospital blames the large number of referral cases it gets — "all patients reached us in a very critical situation".
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9 infants dead in 2 days, death toll of children in Kota hospital rises to 100

Hospital authority said the deaths were due to low birth weight. On 23-24 Dec, 10 children had died in the govt-run hospital in 48 hours, triggering criticism.

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Boycotting Pakistan in sports didn’t alter its state behaviour. India can try policy shift

India-Pakistan sport is cultural carnage. Mushtaq Mohammad termed a test series win over India in 1978 a ‘victory of Muslims all over the world over the Hindus’.
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India’s gold imports rebound in July after 79% fall in first half of 2020

The rise showed the first year-on-year increase in first half of the year. However, gold demand is forecast to slide to record low as virus-related restrictions left million jobless.

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Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
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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.