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India: Six arrested for running fake police station out of hotel for eight months

An Indian gang operated a fake police station from a hotel for eight months where they dressed up as officers and are believed to have extorted money from hundreds of people, an official has said. Incidents of fraudsters pretending to be police or soldiers are common in India, where there is widespread fear of and […]

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Lightning strikes in India’s Bihar state within 24 hours kills at least 20 people

Lightning strikes have killed 20 people across eight districts of the eastern Indian state of Bihar in just 24 hours. More thunderstorm with lightning has been forecast in northern parts of the state for Wednesday and Thursday. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked people to closely follow the advice by the state’s disaster management […]

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India: 12 killed, several injured in series of explosions in Bihar’s Bhagalpur

A series of explosions rocked the town of Bhagalpur in the Indian state of Bihar on Thursday night around 11:30 pm in which 12 people have died and several have been injured. The explosion occurred in the house in Kajwali Chak village. The explosion was so intense that four houses collapsed and the sound was […]

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India: Railway job aspirants set fire to train carriages in protests over unfair process

Angry mobs in eastern India have set fire to train carriages in protests over access to railway jobs that have seen police violently disperse crowds with tear gas and baton charges. Bihar state has been on edge since the start of the week over claims by young job applicants that an entrance exam for the […]

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Indian man takes 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, gets caught while going for 12th

A man in India claimed to have been inoculated with 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and was caught while going for his 12th. According to reports, the man was identified as 89-year-old Brahmadev Mandal, a resident of Orai village of Puraini in Bihar state. Madhepura district Civil Surgeon Amarendra Pratap Shahi said that an inquiry […]

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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 […]