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.
There was no let up in flood fury in Bihar with eight fresh deaths reported on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Protests by flood victims continued across Bihar for the third day on Wednesday against inadequate assistance provided to them by the state government.
Panic broke out on Wednesday in Patna as people started evacuating their houses after earthquake tremors were felt in the Bihar capital.
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.
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.
Ganga and other major rivers have submerged vast swathes of Bihar, forcing thousands from their homes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh continues to remain grim with major rivers flowing above danger mark in these states.
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.
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 and Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday suffered minor injured following a car accident.
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.
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.
A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Bhagalpur district of Bihar on Saturday morning, reports said.
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.
The illegal liquor unit was running at Khajurwani village under the jurisdiction of Town Police Station.
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.
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.
There seems to be no end in sight to murders in Bihar.
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.
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.
Bihar Police on Wednesday detained at least four persons from Gopalganj area and seized huge quantity of country-made liquor from their possession.
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