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Sukhlal Sahni and his wife, who had four children, lost their twin daughters to the disease at the end of April, in Roshanpur, Muzaffarpur district, UP | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Bihar is staring at another health crisis as encephalitis cases begin amid Covid outbreak

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or ‘chamki bukhar’, which primarily affects children, had caused 176 deaths in Bihar last year. Govt says it’s better prepared this time.
Main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, Brajesh Thakur being taken to a special POCSO court, in Muzaffarpur

Delhi court convicts ex-Bihar MLA Brajesh Thakur, 18 others in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

Thakur and the 18 others have been convicted under the POCSO Act for raping and sexually abusing girls at the shelter home run by the former MLA.
CBI logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No evidence of children murdered in Muzaffarpur shelter: CBI tells Supreme Court

Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, said children, who were allegedly murdered, were later traced and found alive.
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CBI tells SC charge sheet in 13 of 17 Bihar shelter home sexual abuse cases filed

All 17 cases had come to light in 2018. In an affidavit filed before Supreme Court, CBI says it found no evidence in four cases.
Encephalitis deaths

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.
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.

‘Noise prevails’ in Lok Sabha, and Amit Shah finds his ‘right-hand man’

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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.
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.

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Jaspreet Kaur, who scored 99.5 per cent in her Class XII board exam | Photo by special arrangement

Punjab Dalit topper’s real struggle will be at DU. Village roots vs Netflix culture

Jaspreet Kaur says she hadn’t heard of Miranda House in Delhi University, one of the colleges the Punjab Boards topper has applied to.
A customer uses an automated teller machine (ATM) at a State Bank of India Ltd. (SBI) branch. | Photographer: Karen Dias | Bloomberg

SBI-led bank lenders rush to be included in $19 billion recovery case of past dues from telecos

In a plea to SC, lenders said any move to ban bankrupt companies such as Aircel & RCom from selling airwaves, leased from govt, will sink their insolvency resolution process.

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The Kirti Chakra has been awarded to Head Constable Abdul Rashid Kalas of the J&K Police | Photo: Wikipedia

Police & paramilitary personnel bag more ‘Chakra’ gallantry awards than the military

The ongoing India-China stand-off in Ladakh hasn’t been considered for gallantry awards yet, but could be for the next round, ahead of Republic Day 2021.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s our economy, not her genes, that’ll influence Kamala Harris’ view of India

While watching videos of Joe Biden’s running mate making masala dosa, we should remember American politicians aren’t pro- or anti-India, they are pro-America.