Patna: The three musketeers of Bihar politics – Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha, and Mukesh Sahni – with relaxation in the Coronavirus lockdown rules, came out of their hideouts on Tuesday and held a joint meeting to work out a strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Patna: Unhappy with his own administration's handling of the Coronavirus epidemic, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish on Tuesday directed the officials to raise the number of people being tested to 10,000 saying the current rate of less than 4,000 was just not enough to tame the deadly pandemic that has so far taken about 2300 lives nationwide and eight deaths in the state.
Patna: After remaining in lockdown for 45 days as part of a directive issued by the Center to flatten the curve of Coronavirus pandemic, the district administration in Patna on Friday ordered the reopening of a number of businesses though not without conditions that aims to keep the numbers of COVID-19 victims to a minimum.
After nearly two months in the bunker cutting off all social contacts, we are told 3,506,924 people (at the time of writing) got infected with coronavirus worldwide. This has claimed the lives of 247,473 including those of 65,000 in the USA alone. Nearly 1,125,255 patients (32%) recovered, but the pandemic has taken a huge toll on all aspects of people’s lives.
In a recent unthinkable move, Trump Administration halted the funding to World Health Organization (WHO) while a review is being conducted to assess its role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus and for failing to adequately obtain, vet, and share information in timely and transparent fashion.
भारत में बोद्ध-धर्म के प्रभाव के कम हो जाने के कारण पर प्रकाश डालते हुए डॉ. भीमराव अम्बेडकर कहते हैं - ‘जब मुस्लिम शासक बख्तियार खिलजी ने बिहार पर आक्रमण किया, तब उसने पांच हजार से अधिक बोद्ध भिक्षुओं का क़त्ल किया. बचे हुए बोद्ध-धर्मी चीन, नेपाल व तिब्बत भाग गए. बोद्ध-धर्म के पुनर्जीवन के लिए हिंदुस्तान के बोद्धधर्मियों ने नए धर्मपीठ खड़े करने का प्रयत्न किया, परन्तु तब तक ९० प्रतिशत बोद्ध फिर से हिन्दू धर्म में चले गए थे, इस कारण ये प्रयत्न बिफल हो गया.’ [डॉ. अम्बेडकर और सामाजिक क्रांति की यात्रा; पृष्ठ- ३२१]