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Dengue scare in Bihar after devastating floods; 1,923 cases reported so far, 1,410 alone in Patna

Dengue scare in Bihar after devastating floods; 1,923 cases reported so far, 1,410 alone in Patna

With some places in Patna inundated following the floods, the threat of a dengue epidemic looms large over the region. In the state capital, which was worst-affected by the heavy downpour, at least 1

Oct 16, 2019, 09:07 AM IST
Dengue patient's relative throws ink at Union Minister Ashwini Choubey outside Patna hospital

Dengue patient's relative throws ink at Union Minister Ashwini Choubey outside Patna hospital

Ashwini Choubey was inspecting the hospital where several dengue patients have been admitted after the recent floods which battered Bihar. 

Oct 15, 2019, 12:44 PM IST
Bihar floods aftermath: Dengue outbreak hits Patna, Nitish Kumar calls for high-level meeting

Bihar floods aftermath: Dengue outbreak hits Patna, Nitish Kumar calls for high-level meeting

As per a statement by the state health department, as many as 900 dengue cases have been registered in Patna since September, when the heavy rains began, news agency ANI reported. 

Oct 15, 2019, 08:31 AM IST
Bihar woman given triple talaq for not becoming modern, drinking liquor

Bihar woman given triple talaq for not becoming modern, drinking liquor

A woman named Noori Fatma said she was asked to leave her husband's house and was given instant triple talaq for not adopting the 'modern lifestyle'.

Oct 13, 2019, 09:22 AM IST
Bihar police drops sedition charge against 49 celebrities, to book complainant

Bihar police drops sedition charge against 49 celebrities, to book complainant

Manoj Kumar, Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police, said that the FIR lodged against the celebrities was found `maliciously false` and recommended action against petitioner Sudhir Ojha.

Oct 09, 2019, 22:05 PM IST
BJP leaders skip Dussehra event attended by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

BJP leaders skip Dussehra event attended by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

The official release from the state government said that assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, senior bureaucrats, Patna District Magistrate and other officials were present during the celebrations

Oct 08, 2019, 22:09 PM IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav slams Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over Patna floods, seeks his resignation

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav slams Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over Patna floods, seeks his resignation

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav remarked that the severe waterlogging in Patna is not a natural calamity and chief minister Nitish Kumar should take responsibility for the ongoing crisis and resign.

Oct 06, 2019, 17:55 PM IST
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar re-elected as JD(U) president unopposed

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar re-elected as JD(U) president unopposed

The certificate for re-election as JDU president for Nitish Kumar was handed over to his representative Sanjay Kumar Singh, who is an MLC from Bihar, by Hedge at the party office in the national

Oct 06, 2019, 17:30 PM IST
Giriraj Singh should apologise for doing nothing for Bihar people: JDU

Giriraj Singh should apologise for doing nothing for Bihar people: JDU

Union Minister Giriraj Singh should apologise to the people of Bihar for not working for them ever despite being a Central minister, Janta Dal (United) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said on Sunday.

Oct 06, 2019, 16:52 PM IST
No indication of outbreak of vector-borne disease in Patna: Bihar government

No indication of outbreak of vector-borne disease in Patna: Bihar government

Bihar Principal Secretary Health, Sanjay Kumar added that experts have also said that vector density of mosquitoes is increasing and 24 teams have been constituted to spray 'Temefos' in Patna to kill

Oct 06, 2019, 15:32 PM IST
Nitish Kumar performs aarti, offers prayers to Goddess Durga at Patna's Badi Patan Devi temple

Nitish Kumar performs aarti, offers prayers to Goddess Durga at Patna's Badi Patan Devi temple

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday visited Badi Patan Devi temple here on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami.

Oct 06, 2019, 13:16 PM IST
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to file nomination for Janata Dal-United national president's post today

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to file nomination for Janata Dal-United national president's post today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will on Friday nomination for Janata Dal-United (JDU) president's post. 

Oct 04, 2019, 09:12 AM IST
Amid heavy rainfall warning, central team to visit floods-hit Bihar to review situation

Amid heavy rainfall warning, central team to visit floods-hit Bihar to review situation

A central government team is likely to visit Bihar on Friday to review floods situation across the state amid heavy rainfall warning by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). According to

Oct 04, 2019, 08:25 AM IST
Bihar: 73 dead, 17.09 lakh affected due to floods, heavy rain warning for next 48 hours

Bihar: 73 dead, 17.09 lakh affected due to floods, heavy rain warning for next 48 hours

The Central Water Commission, meanwhile, released a statement that said that many rivers in Bihar and other parts of India are flowing in a severe situation. There are 15 flood warning alerts in

Oct 03, 2019, 09:04 AM IST
Bihar: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav's boat capsizes during visit to flood-hit areas

Bihar: BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav's boat capsizes during visit to flood-hit areas

BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav said that state administration is only focusing on Patna and no one in paying attention towards the rural areas where thousands of people are facing the brunt of floods.

Oct 02, 2019, 22:33 PM IST
Death toll in Bihar floods jumps to 73, situation remains grim in Patna

Death toll in Bihar floods jumps to 73, situation remains grim in Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that all pumping sets in Patna are operational now and the water will soon be drained out.

Oct 02, 2019, 18:22 PM IST
IMD predicts more rainfall in Bihar in next 48 hours, orange alert issued in four districts

IMD predicts more rainfall in Bihar in next 48 hours, orange alert issued in four districts

An orange alert has been issued in Patna, Vaishali, Begusarai and Khagaria districts of Bihar for October 3 and 4.

Oct 02, 2019, 16:13 PM IST
Nitish Kumar loses cool when questioned on Bihar floods, asks 'what happened in Mumbai, America?'

Nitish Kumar loses cool when questioned on Bihar floods, asks 'what happened in Mumbai, America?'

"I am asking in how many parts of the country and across the world, have there been floods? Is water in some parts of Patna the only problem we have? What happened in America? "What about Mumbai?"

Oct 02, 2019, 07:43 AM IST
All relief efforts being made for people affected by Patna floods: CM Nitish Kumar

All relief efforts being made for people affected by Patna floods: CM Nitish Kumar

"We are extending every possible relief effort to the people affected by the floods in the city. We are doing everything we can. No one is sitting idle. This is a natural calamity which was magnified

Oct 02, 2019, 00:06 AM IST
Ganga, Kosi flow above danger mark in Bihar, floods in 16 districts cripple life

Ganga, Kosi flow above danger mark in Bihar, floods in 16 districts cripple life

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other Central agencies are carrying out rescue operations across Bihar. Twenty teams of the NDRF have been deployed in the Bihar of which six have been

Oct 01, 2019, 13:36 PM IST