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Top 10 news of the day: BJP releases Bihar manifesto; Sushil Modi tests positive for Covid-19 & more

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The BJP has released its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Election and the focus seems to be on jobs, healthcare and the education sector. The manifesto was released by Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman and senior leaders Bhupender Yadav, Nityanand Rai, Ashwini...

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