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Bihar: Woman jumps on husband's funeral pyre

A woman in Saharsa district of Bihar committed suicide by jumping on the funeral pyre of her husband, reports stated on Sunday.

Woman revives 'Sati Pratha', jumps on husband's funeral pyre
Woman revives 'Sati Pratha', jumps on husband's funeral pyre

In what could take us back to the dark days of India when social evils were rife, a woman in Saharsa district of Bihar committed suicide by jumping on the funeral pyre of her husband, reports stated on Sunday.

Over 100 Bihar villages flooded, rivers rising

Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said Friday.

Most people return to villages from relief camps in Bihar

Most of the people who had taken shelter in the relief camps in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar on Thursday returned to their villages.

Kosi floods: SSB alerts border posts along Nepal in Bihar

Government has put on alert troops of border guarding Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in view of the impending Kosi floods in Bihar even as the paramilitary force has moved its critical equipment and ammunition to interior areas from the frontier.

Kosi floods: No change in flow of water in Bihar, Centre sends essential supplies

Kosi floods — As the situation in Bihar worsens due to floods in the river Kosi Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and put on standby several aircrafts to deal with any emergency.

Narendra Modi to address rally in Bihar`s Saharsa today

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a rally in Bihar`s Saharsa on Monday.

Contractor among two hacked to death in Saharsa

Two persons, including a contractor, were hacked to death allegedly by unknown persons at Bengaha village in Saharsa district, police said on Saturday.

Nurse gang-raped in Saharsa, three held

A nurse, returning home from the market was gang-raped allegedly by three men in Bihar`s Saharsa district, police said.

Court grants relief to runaway Bihar-based couple

A local court on Friday granted bail to a youth, facing prosecution in Bihar for allegedly restraining a girl, after she said she had willingly tied the knot with him.

Simians make a monkey out of elections in Saharsa

It`s all about monkeys in Bihar`s Saharsa constituency where many who voted in the first round of the assembly elections Thursday admitted candidly that the candidate who promised to trap the simians would also catch their votes.