Matric topper Himanshu Raj of Rohtas tops matric exam in Bihar.

Patna: Bihar Education Minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma on Tuesday released the results of matric exams held earlier this year while giving full marks to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying it was only due to his able leadership, Bihar could become the first state in the nation to declare results despite all the hurdles posed by an early teacher's strike and the coronavirus that forced the nation to go under lockdown over two months ago.

Passengers coming out of Patna Airport on Monday.

Patna: Sixty-three days after the last flight took off or landed at the Patna Airport, the first plane, following some relaxation in Coronavirus lockdown rules a few days ago, landed at the Jaya Prakash International Airport in the state capital at 7:40 am carrying 166 passengers from New Delhi.

Manjhi, Sahni, and Kushwaha holding a meeting in Patna on Tuesday.

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.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a meeting on Tuesday to assess education status amid Coronavirus pandemic.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday held a meeting of top officials via videoconferencing to discuss the state of education in Bihar in the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic that forced state's schools and colleges to remain shuttered for the past two months.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holding a high-level meeting to review Coronavirus preparedness in Bihar.

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.

Passengers line up outside Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Fifty-one days after the last train left Rajendra Nagar Railways Terminal in Patna, Patna-Delhi Rajdhani Express special train left for the nation's capital at 7:20 pm on Tuesday carrying 350 passengers.

Police busts gang of interstate robbers.

Patna: Police in Patna on Monday night busted an interstate gang of criminals with the arrest of eight men, including the kingpin Santosh Kumar, who had been wanted in several murder and armed robbery cases in Patna district.

Computer shops among many others allowed to open in Patna on Friday.

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.

Train from Gujarat arrives at Danapur station on Friday.

Patna: About 1200 Bihari migrant labors returned to their home state by a special train from Gujarat arriving at Danapur station on Friday evening.

Health Minister Mangal Pandey flagging off ambulances in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on Saturday flagged off 28 ambulances to tackle Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in seven districts in the state.

Wuhan, China

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.

Jinnah and Gandhi

Ever since 15 Dec 2019 when a peaceful protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that turned into disruption and arson around the Delhi Jamia Millia Islamia campus, posters or placards featuring Gandhi were widely displayed.

The ‘Covid-19’ is one of the newly coined words that have come into fashion. For some months there’s hardly been any day when this word does not pop up when watching TV or reading news or reports on health.

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