No COVID-19 cases, but Bihar has an Epidemic!

No COVID-19 cases, but Bihar has an Epidemic!

Even though Bihar hasn’t reported a single case of confirmed COVID-19 infection, Bihar is under the British era ‘Epidemic Act’. So now, government health officials can storm into your house and take you for forcible screening. Any geographical area can be sealed off and isolated. You can be punished for hiding symptoms. You can be […]

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

Meghalaya HC to restrict activities till March 27

In Shillong, as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus, the Meghalaya High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters. According to a Meghalaya High Court circular issued by the registrar general on Monday, the restriction will remain effective up to March 27, 2020. The circular said: “Considering the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus […]

Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

Churches in Mizoram suspend services till April 15

A section of Mizoram churches, including Mizoram Presbyterian Church and the Salvation Army on Tuesday temporarily suspended important religious activities in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, Catholic Bishops have not made any announcements. Some government departments also suspended important activities. In its circular issued to its local churches on Tuesday, Mizoram Synod, […]

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 […]