Nitish Kumar’s prohibition claim on shaky ground in Bihar election

Sharaab-bandi or prohibition has been one of the main poll planks for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as he seeks re-election of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the upcoming Bihar Assembly election 2020. Nitish Kumar has claimed prohibition as one of his major achievements. However, in this video-report by thelallantop.com, a sister digital … Read more

Bihar now has electricity, days of lantern over: Narendra Modi

GAYA (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a stinging attack on the RJD-led opposition in poll-bound Bihar, blaming the “anarchy and bad governance of the 1990s” for most of the ills that plagued the state even now. Addressing an election rally here, Modi said the “Mahagathbandhan” (Grand Alliance) was a “pitara” (basket) comprising … Read more

Scientists identify 1,000 stars from where ‘aliens’ can get a good look at life on Earth

As the researchers have scrambled to search for alien life, scientists have identified more than 1,000 nearby stars that, they say, are positioned to get a good view of Earth. The study lead, Lisa Kaltenegger, has said that if the researchers (or aliens) were out there searching for life in the universe, they would see … Read more

Coronavirus update: Latest world news for October 23

Bottles of pills sit on shelves at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20. George Frey/AFP/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic is causing “unacceptable” shortages of US drug supplies in the United States, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. The report … Read more

A picturesque hilltop village in Italy will pay you to move and work there

The village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Abruzzo region of Italy has launched an initiative to attract new younger residents. Atlantide Phototravel | Getty Images The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is hoping to attract new younger residents by offering them grants totaling as much as 44,000 euros ($52,022).  The picturesque … Read more

Ramnagar ki Ramlila: The unchanged 200-year-old Ramlila and its significance

The Ramnagar ki Ramlila is the country’s largest moving theatre performance. (Representative image) Ramnagar ki Ramlila: The month before Dussehra in pre-COVID times was usually lined with local productions of Ramlila being staged in every locality. As technology developed, the productions of Ramlila also started relying on it to make their renditions bigger and better. … Read more

What we know and don’t about Hunter Biden and a laptop

President Donald Trump’s allies have long promoted claims of corruption about Joe Biden’s son Hunter in a bid to damage Biden’s presidential campaign. The accusations intensified in recent days when some of Trump’s associates, including his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, provided material for a New York Post article detailing some of the allegations. The Post … Read more