98 year old survives Covid-19

He’s 98, ‘ survived imprisonment and hardship for being a Catholic and now he’s China’s ‘rock-star Corona Virus Survivor ‘. Bishop Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang, China, is 98 years old. He fell ill with pneumonia from Covid-19 (the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China) on February 3. On February 12 he tested negative, and […]

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

CoVID-19 brings down Bihar’s Buddhist circuit

The ongoing corona virus scare and the new measures of closing schools, parks, and banning gatherings will only deepen Bodh Gaya’s economic problems. The Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar is the latest victim of the deadly novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the magazine Down to Earth. The Air India international weekly flight from Yangon […]

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna Archbishop: Church cannot be silent in the face of discrimination

Patna, Bihar: The Catholic archbishop of Patna has finally broken his silence, and in a pastoral letter to Catholics in Patna Archdiocese has made it clear that the Church stands for the fundamental principles of the Constitution and a non-discriminatory and humane policy towards refugees. Preparations are underway for a stand -in and candlelight demonstration […]

C-virus:1.20 lakh screened in Bihar, Bengal reports one death, more…

C-virus:1.20 lakh screened in Bihar, Bengal reports one death, more…

PATNA: The state health department in Bihar claimed on Sunday (March 8) to have screened a record number of 1.20 lakh passengers at different transit points along the Indo-Nepal border since January 15 this year after the outbreak of coronavirus. An official statement issued on Sunday said that a total number of 1,20,955 passengers were […]

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

‘Don’t leave us out’ : People with HIV to Prime Minister

Some 500 people living with HIV/AIDS , supported by the Chairman of the Global Alliance of Human rights, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include them in the Centre’s flagship health protection scheme — Ayushman Bharat.  As of now, people living with HIV (PLHA) still face rejection and denial of health services from […]

‘Ayushman’ for 51 lakh Biharis, a milestone!

‘Ayushman’ for 51 lakh Biharis, a milestone!

The Central Government health insurance scheme, ‘Ayushman Bharat’ is being implemented diligently in Bihar, according to media reports, with 51 lakh cards being issued in the state. The scheme is the world’s largest public funded health assurance programme, say reports. Implementation of Ayushman Bharat in Bihar has crossed a major milestone with 51 lakh beneficiary […]

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

Europe in turmoil, US Alarmed, Covid 19 spreads

The Italian government’s shock decision to quarantine a quarter of its population with a bevy of drastic new restrictions to slow coronavirus contagion threw the country’s north into chaos Sunday (March 8). Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree early Sunday morning, while most of the nation slept, enacting quarantine measures that will affect […]

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

108 placed under ‘Coronavirus House Arrest’ in Bihar

PATNA:  While local news channels are occupied with political news, Bihar  braces itself for the corona virus challenge .’Transit points’ in  districts near the Nepal border are being monitored. As many as 108 passengers, who returned from coronavirus-affected countries after January 15 have been placed under home quarantine till date, says an official press release. […]

बिहार का नया कागज़-हीन ख़ज़ाना!

बिहार का नया कागज़-हीन ख़ज़ाना!

पटना : अगले महिना, यानि 1 अप्रैल को, नए वित्तीय वर्ष 2020-21 के पहले दिन से बिहार  राज्य के ट्रेजरी पेपरलेस हो जाएगा। राज्य सरकार ने नया ट्रेजरी कोड लागू करने का निर्णय लिया है। नई व्यवस्था में सामान्यतः ट्रेजरी में बिल जमा नहीं होगा। सभी बिल और प्रक्रियाएं ऑनलाइन होगी। उम्मीद है कि इससे […]

Gandhi’s ‘vision’ celebrated at Jesuit College

Gandhi’s ‘vision’ celebrated at Jesuit College

PATNA: “Gandhi’s India” – the reference is to the ‘Mahatma’ and not ‘The Family’ – was the theme of the evening as St Xavier’s College of Management and Technology (SXCMT) celebrated its annual day zest here on Sunday, March1, 2020.   At the annual occasion of celebration, felicitation, and festivity, students put up a variety […]