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Bhagalpur Unlockdown


Forsaken after Covid, Bhagalpur says, ‘This is no time for elections’

July 26, 2020 10:57 am

In Bhagalpur, there is a steeply rising coronavirus curve, complicated by high poverty indicators in its 1,500 villages, thousands of migrants who have returned and are now unemployed, and the spectre of floods.

Inside Bhagalpur’s Covid ICU: Staff crunch, fearful families, stressed doctors

July 20, 2020 11:34 am

Bhagalpur battling a case spike, lack of manpower and complaints of negligence, the 800-bed hospital in Mayaganj, one of Bihar’s four dedicated Covid facilities covering several eastern districts, is under severe strain.

Coaching moves online, Bhagalpur fears losing out to big city students

July 18, 2020 10:15 am

Nathu Kumar squints into his smartphone, as a teacher at his coaching centre explains medical concepts over a Zoom call. The teacher often mentions a writing board, but on the tiny screen, the board is even tinier.

Under lockdown again, Bhagalpur caught between fear of disease, economic impact

July 10, 2020 10:42 am

Over the past month, the district has seen 541 cases, with more than 63 in the past 24 hours. The number of dead has gone up from 1 to 8.

Bihar: After NHRC, HC prod, work begins to bring mid-day meals to kids

July 08, 2020 10:55 am

The order came even as the Patna High Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognisance of The Indian Express report.

After NHRC, Patna HC takes suo motu notice of Express report on school children turning to rag-picking

July 08, 2020 12:23 am

On Monday, The Indian Express reported that children of the Musahari tola of Badbilla village were turning to rag-picking after the mid-day meal scheme was discontinued with the lockdown coming into effect.

Hours after Express report, Bihar orders food, cash to make up for school meals

July 07, 2020 12:54 pm

The order states that children in classes 1-5 will get 8 kg of ration and Rs 358 via DBT, calculated on a daily rate of 100g and Rs 4.48 for 80 days.

School shut, no mid-day meal, children in Bihar village back to work selling scrap

July 07, 2020 12:53 pm

With the government extending the closure of schools at least till July 31, Keshav Desiraju, former Union Health Secretary, points to “serious questions that must be answered on education and malnutrition”.

In China Market: ‘Want to sell Indian goods but where are they?’

July 07, 2020 12:51 pm

With 60,000 returning migrants, and a Covid count touching 500, the district is also the focus of a month-long assignment by The Indian Express to track how lives and livelihoods in smalltown India are coping with the unlockdown.

Bihar: In Bhagalpur, tale of 4 health centres — Crowded rooms, staff and patients without masks, gloves

July 07, 2020 12:49 pm

The Indian Express visited four rural health centres in Bhagalpur in the span of a day. And this is what emerged.