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Bihar flood toll reaches 156, twins born on boat

With three more deaths reported on Sunday the toll in Bihar rose to 156 as there was no let up in the flood situation in the state while in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh the Ganga continues to flow above the danger level.

Bihar floods kill eight more; water recedes in UP but still in red
Bihar floods kill eight more; water recedes in UP but still in red

There was no let up in flood fury in Bihar with eight fresh deaths reported on Thursday.

Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, eases in Madhya Pradesh
Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, eases in Madhya Pradesh

The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Thursday, though the river Ganga and its tributaries started showing sign of receding but hundreds of thousands of affected people have been still strggling for survival, officials said. The situation, however, was easing in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

No scientific evidence proves Farakka Dam caused Bihar floods: Sushil

The BJP on Wednesday claimed there is no scientific evidence to prove that floods occurred in Bihar due to Farakka Dam and alleged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is raising the barrage issue and silt management policy to hide lacunae in providing relief to the marooned people.

No scientific evidence proves Farakka Dam caused Bihar floods: Sushil Kumar Modi

Farakka Dam was constructed in 1975 to divert water in the Hooghly river through a 38-km-long feeder canal to ensure smooth traffic of Kolkata Port.

Bihar flood victims protest over inadequate relief

Protests by flood victims continued across Bihar for the third day on Wednesday against inadequate assistance provided to them by the state government.

Earthquake: What happened when  tremors were felt in Patna - SEE PICS
Earthquake: What happened when tremors were felt in Patna - SEE PICS

Panic broke out on Wednesday in Patna as people started evacuating their houses after earthquake tremors were felt in the Bihar capital.

22 persons killed, over 23 lakh affected in Bihar floods

At least 22 persons have been killed while 23.71 lakh people affected in the Bihar floods with many areas, especially the riverine belt of 12 districts badly reeling under water in the state.

Floods in Bihar: One killed as boat carrying 25 persons capsizes in Aurangabad, 18 still missing
Floods in Bihar: One killed as boat carrying 25 persons capsizes in Aurangabad, 18 still missing

At least one person was killed after a boat carrying 25 people including school children capsized in Punpun river in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Tuesday. 

Lalu Prasad Yadav meets flood victims in Bihar, says 'they are lucky to have got Gangajal in their houses'
Lalu Prasad Yadav meets flood victims in Bihar, says 'they are lucky to have got Gangajal in their houses'

Ganga and other major rivers have submerged vast swathes of Bihar, forcing thousands from their homes. 

Nitish Kumar seeks PM Modi's help to desilt Ganga, says feel like crying at river's condition in Bihar
Nitish Kumar seeks PM Modi's help to desilt Ganga, says feel like crying at river's condition in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought Centre's intervention as he insisted that desilting river Ganga is the only solution to avoid the almost annual occurrence of floods in the state during Monsoon. 

Bihar CM calls on PM Narendra Modi, apprise him on flood situation in Bihar
Bihar CM calls on PM Narendra Modi, apprise him on flood situation in Bihar

With the flood situation in Bihar continues to be grim, Chief Minister of Nitish Kumar on Tuesday called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the unprecedented flood situation the state is facing.

No respite from flood situation in UP, Bihar; schools closed in Allahabad, Varanasi
No respite from flood situation in UP, Bihar; schools closed in Allahabad, Varanasi

Flood situation in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has worsened and schools were closed for the next few days in Allahabad and Balia, officials said on Tuesday.

Flood situation in Bihar under control: CM Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the flood situation in Bihar is under control, adding he has urged the Centre to deploy experts who can analyze the situation and come up with measures to avoid such calamities and damages in future.

Bus falls into ditch in Bihar's Nawada, 28 injured

Twenty-eight persons were injured when their bus met with an accident in the wee hours in Bihar's Nawada district on Monday.

Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark
Flood situation remains grim in UP, MP and Bihar; Ganga flowing above danger mark

Flood situation in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh continues to remain grim with major rivers flowing above danger mark in these states.

Rivers in spate, flood situation grim in Bihar

With the rise in level of the Ganga, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday expressed apprehension of further rise in water level by tomorrow in view of release of water from Bansagar dam as flood-like situation prevailed in state.

Remove Farakka barrage to save Bihar from floods, says Nitish
Remove Farakka barrage to save Bihar from floods, says Nitish

Nitish Kumar made the demand a day after the overflowing waters of the Ganga river entered Patna city and created fear among residents living in localities near its banks.

BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's car meets with an accident
BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's car meets with an accident

BJP leader and Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday suffered minor injured following a car accident. 

Rivers in spate, many areas inundated in Bihar

The rising water level of Ganga affected all the districts situated along the banks of the river in Bihar with riverbank areas of the districts facing the brunt.

550 litres of country liquor unearthed in search in Bihar's Gopalganj

More than 550 litres of country liquor, which was buried under the earth, was recovered during a search operation launched in Khajurwani ward of Gopalganj town where 16 persons died in a suspected hooch incident early this week.

Jungle raj? RJD leader Vinod Yadav shot dead in Bihar's Bhagalpur
Jungle raj? RJD leader Vinod Yadav shot dead in Bihar's Bhagalpur

A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Saturday morning, reports said.

Drink 'Tadi' to avoid spurious liquor – Lalu Yadav's advice to Biharis
Drink 'Tadi' to avoid spurious liquor – Lalu Yadav's advice to Biharis

Lalu Prasad, whose RJD is a major ally of the ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar, has advised habitual drinkers to consume "toddy", locally called "tadi", to avoid incidents like the hooch tragedy that has killed 16 people.

Bihar hooch tragedy: 25 police officials suspended, FIR against 14 people

The illegal liquor unit was running at Khajurwani village under the jurisdiction of Town Police Station.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks tough on punishing hooch tragedy culprits; toll 16
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks tough on punishing hooch tragedy culprits; toll 16

As the death toll in the hooch tragedy in Bihar's Gopalganj district rose to 16, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday promised to punish the culprits under the stringent new excise law, which provides for death sentence and life imprisonment.

Hooch tragedy: BJP asks Bihar CM Nitish to take responsibility for 13 lives

Attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his "Tuglaqi" diktat, BJP on Wednesday demanded he take responsibility for the death of 12 persons due to suspected consumption of spurious liquor.

SHOCKING! Jungle raj? BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal shot dead in Bihar's Danapur
SHOCKING! Jungle raj? BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal shot dead in Bihar's Danapur

There seems to be no end in sight to murders in Bihar.

Flood situation eases in Bihar, five rivers in spate

The flood situation in Bihar eased with no district remaining under water, but the Ganga and four other rivers are flowing above the danger mark in some places today.

Bihar's topper scam: Hindustani Awam Morcha president arrested with blank answer sheets

The special investigation team probing the intermediate toppers scam in Bihar on Wednesday arrested district unit president of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)-Secular Ajay Kumar Singh along with 19 blank answer sheets.

Hooch kills 13 in Bihar; cops arrest four, seize huge quantity of country-made liquor
Hooch kills 13 in Bihar; cops arrest four, seize huge quantity of country-made liquor

Bihar Police on Wednesday detained at least four persons from Gopalganj area and seized huge quantity of country-made liquor from their possession.