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Pandemic fallout, onion prices dominate Indian election

Patna - Social distancing has been abandoned in frantic campaigning to form a government in the Indian state of Bihar, in the world's biggest election since the coronavirus pandemic erupted.

Fear and anger as India's Bihar locks down again

Patna - Thousands of Indians ignored social distancing rules to throng markets in Patna on Wednesday, desperate to stock up on essentials before midnight when Bihar state's 125 million inhabitants go into coronavirus lockdown.

India's arsenic-polluted drinking water causing cancers (Part 1)

Patna - In Bihar, India, literally millions of people are showing signs of arsenic poisoning, which can be linked to cancer, due to continually drinking contaminated water.

Modi to push on with reforms despite crushing poll loss

New Delhi - India's finance minister vowed Monday to push ahead with much-needed reforms after his party's drubbing at a key weekend state poll hiked fears of a slowdown in the government's promised agenda.

Modi concedes defeat in key India state election

Patna - Narendra Modi conceded defeat on Sunday in a key election in Bihar, one of India's poorest and largest states, in a major blow for the prime minister who fronted a no-holds barred campaign.

India's Modi seeks to cement power as key state votes

Samastipur - India's poorest state, Bihar, began voting Monday in a high-stakes election that premier Narendra Modi hopes will help his government push through a faltering reform drive.

India PM's reform push faces crunch test in Bihar vote

Patna - Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a crucial test on Monday when Bihar, one of India's largest and poorest states, begins voting in polls that could have major consequences for his troubled reform drive.

India PM promises billions to Bihar as elections loom

Patna - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took his political campaign to the impoverished state of Bihar, promising billions of dollars for infrastructure projects as he seeks to win support ahead of crucial elections there.

University reopens near site of ancient Nalanda

The Nalanda University opened in the state of Bihar in India, near the location of its ancient namesake that faded away in the 12th century.

Op-Ed: Indian farmers smash crop yield records without GMOs or chemicals

In a village in Bihar, India's poorest state, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice. This without any GMOs or artificial chemical fertilizers or herbicides of any kind.

Would-be victim escapes rape by jumping off a moving train

Bihar - As reports of rape in India continue to increase, a mother of twins escaped becoming part of the country's growing gang rape statistic by jumping out from a fast-moving train.

Women in Bihar penalised for using mobile phones

Patna - A village panchayat in Bihar has banned women from using mobile phones and imposed heavy charges if they violate the diktat.

Free radios distributed to India's lowest caste

Officials of Bihar state are distributing radios to Dalits, the "untouchables" of the Hindu caste system, to help them become more informed. Although untouchability is a crime, Dalits continue to face discrimination and injustice.

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Obra Town in the state of Bihar  India.
Obra Town in the state of Bihar, India.
Parents and friends of class 10 students who are taking the Bihar board exams are clambering over sc...
Parents and friends of class 10 students who are taking the Bihar board exams are clambering over school building walls to pass chits and assist the student with the annual test.
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Rice cultivation in Bihar state, India

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