Bihar AES strain is far deadlier than Japanese encephalitis, experts say

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome has climbed to 126 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and the cause for the outbreak is unidentified. Read More
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In Bihar, encephalitis death toll rises to 126; SC agrees for urgent hearing

Nitish Kumar visited Muzzaffarpur district for the first time since an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome 17 days ago and was met by a crowd of angry parents and protesters chanting “wapas jao (go back)”. Read More
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Bihar encephalitis toll rises, at least 100 children dead

The death toll is steadily rising in Bihar’s encephalitis outbreak with as many as 100 children losing their lives after falling prey to the disease, so far. Hundreds more have been admitted in various hospitals in the state’s Muzaffarpur district with acute encephalitis syndrome. Read More
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43 Bihar kids dead in encephalitis outbreak, state govt in denial

Over 43 children died at two hospitals in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district this month after being admitted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Read More
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After refusing ‘token’ seat in Modi govt, Nitish offers BJP 1 Bihar seat

Three days after BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U) refused to accept a “token” seat in the Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expanded his own cabinet in Bihar and offered the BJP just one seat. However, the BJP is yet to accept the offer. Read More
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In Bihar, BJP clubs LS seat-sharing deal with JD(U) and LJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party along with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party – the other two partners in the Bihar National Democratic Alliance – named the Lok Sabha constituencies in the state from which they will contest. Read More
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In Bihar, ally Kushwaha claims Nitish Kumar wants to step down

In a startling claim, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, doesn’t want to continue in office beyond the year 2020. Read More
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2019 Lok Sabha election: Parties enter alliance, seat-sharing talks

Political parties have started manoeuvring as the country prepares to enter election mode to elect the 17th Lok Sabha in about seven months from now. Some are planning to forge new alliances and some alliances are witnessing bargaining and wrangling for seats. Read More
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