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Covid-19 India: Bihar revises coronavirus death toll after underreporting nearly half of its total tally

India reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 — 6,148 deaths – after an eastern state sharply raised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its total COVID-related death toll on Wednesday […]

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More than 110 suspected Covid-19 bodies float in Indian river, authorities install nets to catch them

At least 110 bodies, many of them decomposed and bloated, were found floating in India’s Ganga river over the past couple of days. While 71 of the bodies have been fished out in Bihar’s Buxar district, at least 45 bodies were found in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state. Authorities are yet to confirm if the bodies […]

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Dozens of suspected Covid-19 corpses wash up on the banks of river Ganges

At least 40 human corpses have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials say. The bodies were discovered in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Some sections of the media have estimated as many as 100 bodies floating. The condition in which they have been found suggests that […]

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Modi’s coalition retains power in Bihar, India’s third-most populous state.

The coalition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi retained power in the state of Bihar, results showed on Wednesday. Modi’s coalition won a fourth straight term in Bihar, the third-most populous state and one of the poorest in India. The alliance led by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly, […]

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Millions vote in India’s Bihar amid coronavirus shadow

One of India’s most populous states, Bihar faced the nation’s first state assembly election being held since the novel coronavirus epidemic began, despite calls to postpone it. The world’s biggest democracy has one of its worst outbreaks of the coronavirus, with nearly 8 million infections, and voters lining up on the first day of a […]

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Modi’s party promises free coronavirus vaccine shots to residents of Bihar if VOTED to power

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if his party wins the state elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic. While releasing a the party manifesto for elections in Bihar, Modi’s cabinet minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Everyone in […]

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India to hold elections in densely packed Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases

Indian officials announced elections involving millions of voters in a densely packed state of Bihar even as India reported 86,052 new infections of coronavirus on Friday. At this rate India is set to overtake United States by next month as the world’s most-affected nation. Bihar with a population roughly the size of Japan, will kick […]

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India’s Supreme Court orders central agency to takeover Sushant Singh Rajput death probe

The Indian Supreme Court directed a central investigative agency to probe the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput was found dead in his flat in Mumbai on 14 June. Police said he had killed himself. Two months since the death, the Indian media have been putting out unverified details about his career, financial […]

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10 dead, 1.5 million people affected by floods in India’s Bihar

At least 10 people have died and about 1.5 million people were affected by floods in India’s eastern state of Bihar. 11 of the total 38 districts in Bihar are under water. The 5th largest city of Bihar, Darbhanga is the worst-affected district as 536,000 people have either been displaced or are trapped inside their […]

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Coronavirus forces couple to get married on video call

A clip of a nikah taking place via video calling has gone viral. Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, people have been asked to avoid large public gatherings and not to leave their homes. Even during the lockdown in Bihar, this couple found an innovative way to get married. The video of their wedding ceremony was […]

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Thousands of poor migrants head back to villages as coronavirus takes a toll on the economy

Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry the virus to the countryside. About one-fifth of India’s positive coronavirus cases have been reported from Maharashtra — home to Mumbai, the country’s largest city and economic […]

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UK-Woman declares herself chief ministerial candidate for upcoming Bihar elections

Pushpam Priya Choudhary, the daughter of Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Binod Choudhary, on Sunday declared herself as a chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar. The London-based Choudhary announced the formation of a political party ‘Plurals’ through full-page advertisements published in almost all newspapers in the state. The ad described the […]