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Bihar tightens norms, ID card must for Covid tests

February 17, 2021 6:05 pm

The move comes after an investigation by The Indian Express found several gaps in Covid testing data compiled by Primary Health Centres and other facilities in at least four districts, including alleged large-scale fudging of contact details essential for tracing the entries.

Bhagalpur is latest on testing radar: 1,400 entries with gaping holes, string of zeroes

February 18, 2021 9:20 am

Data compiled by four Primary Health Centres and two government hospitals in Bhagalpur show 1,438 entries for RT-PCR tests with 10 zeroes listed as their numbers and incomplete addresses, making it virtually impossible to trace them.

Testing gaps: Bihar to probe, Jharkhand calls for data check

February 12, 2021 11:55 am

Health Minister Mangal Pandey said "legal action will be taken against those found responsible for the anomalies".

0000000000 is also the cellphone number of those tested for Covid in Bihar

February 17, 2021 6:05 pm

Data entry staff at the district headquarters blame PHC staff at the ground level, claiming that they “have to enter 10 zeroes to upload and validate the data in the system in cases where PHCs do not fill in mobile numbers”.

False phone numbers, fake names: How Bihar Covid testing data got infected

February 11, 2021 2:09 pm

The Indian Express travels across Jamui, Sheikhpura and Patna districts and tracks down nearly 600 entries shown as tested to find glaring gaps between what’s on paper — and what’s on the ground.

Tracking India's Toppers: Fewer women move abroad, many cite family as factor in career — High up ladder, gender still matters

December 29, 2020 6:50 pm

More girl toppers from metros than small towns where odds for boys better; gap narrowing but still sharp in Science/Tech.

School toppers (1996-2015): Who's who — and where

January 12, 2021 10:35 am

Amid soaring cut-off marks based on Class 12 Board exams, as the government, in tune with its new National Education Policy, sets up a panel to explore a national test to rejig the college admission process, the findings from the investigation are pointers to the challenges ahead.

20 years on, where are the Board toppers? Over half are abroad, most in science and technology

March 23, 2021 9:46 am

Gender gap; students increasingly from outside metros; US most favoured destination, IIT popular route; minorities, SC/STs invisible: 86 CBSE, ICSE, ISC toppers 1996-2015 tell stories of change — and point to challenges as the new National Education Policy rolls out.

The scholarship scam: To stem fraud, Centre sends list of dos, don'ts

November 25, 2020 9:05 pm

It asks states to "thoroughly investigate the matter and furnish a report to this Ministry” and says that “further longer term measures are also proposed to be taken in due course”.

Child rescue roadmap: keeping track of trafficking routes, school dropouts

October 14, 2020 7:38 am

Experts now warn that the next few months are crucial, and effective action could spell the difference between mitigation and a full-blown crisis.


How Johnson & Johnson pushed another 'faulty' hip implant in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

What slipped under the radar is a story of how Johnson & Johnson used a loophole in US laws to push the product into the Indian market.

Implant files: Delhi's back alleys turn into operation theatres for breast implant surgeries

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

No one is checking the implants for safety; technicians often double up as surgeons; shame and stigma prevent patients from reporting the gruesome aftermath of what has gone wrong, an investigation by The Indian Express has found.

The Indian Express with ICIJ | Implant files: Faulty implants and basement surgeries

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Implant files: An Indian Express investigation with ICIJ reveals how faulty implants and basement surgeries are putting lives at risk.