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Nov 17, 2020 08:45 AM IST Daybreak

31 Seats Behind the BJP, a Diminished Nitish Faces the Biggest Test of His Leadership Yet

Almost 20 years after he first took oath as the chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the 23rd CM of the state. If he finishes his fourth straight term, Kumar could go down in history as the longest-serving chief minister of Bihar.  At 69, Kumar fought a bitter political campaign, and managed to hold on to his chief minister's chair with a slender majority.

Tarkishore Prasad, One of Nitish's Deputy, Won Muslim-dominated Seemanchal for BJP

Tarkishore Prasad is BJP's senior leader from the Seemanchal area, a region with substantial Muslim population, located in eastern Bihar which went to polls in the last phase and tilted the balance firmly in favour of the NDA. One of the reasons that Prasad has been made the BJP's legislature party leader, is said to be because of his contribution in turning around his party's fortunes in a region considered to be the stronghold of the RJD.

At 2,535, Maharashtra Logs Lowest Daily Count in Over 5 Months

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 17,49,777 with the addition of 2,535 fresh cases, the lowest daily count in more than five months, the state health department and officials said. With 60 new deaths, the state's fatality count rose to 46,034. The fresh tally of 2,535 cases was the lowest single-day spike since June first week.

Moderna's Covid-19 Vaccine Found to be 94.5% Effective, Suggests Early Data

Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, the second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide.

'Kashmir Could Resemble Gorakhpur Soon': Mehbooba Slams Centre 

Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has hit out at the government for razing hill hutments of a nomadic tribe in Pahalgam in the “guise of clearing encroachments”.She accused the government of implementing sinister agendas of displacing the Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes under the garb of new land laws. Mufti said the current dispensation was hounding the depressed communities of Jammu and Kashmir.

Egyptian Scuba Diver Sets World Record after Spending 6 Days Underwater in Red Sea

Here is a new world record in the underwater extreme sport this month after an Egyptian scuba diver spent six full days underwater. Saddam Al-Kilany went underwater in the Red Sea for 145 hours and 30 minutes. Doing so, the 29-year-old overcame the record of 142 hours and 47 minutes held by Cem Karabay, a Turkish diver, in 2016.

Dhanush and Sai Pallavi's 'Rowdy Baby' Becomes 1st South Indian Song to Get 1 Billion Views

Tamil star Dhanush is thrilled as his song Rowdy baby has become the first south Indian song to get one billion views on YouTube. The song featured in Dhanush's Tamil film 'Maari 2', which had released in 2018. It was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja for the soundtrack of the 2018 action-comedy, and sung by Dhanush and Dhee.