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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.