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Bihar floods

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 1,410 patients have been tested positive for dengue. 

Oct 16, 2019, 09:07 AM IST

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

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

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 mosquitoes.

Oct 06, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Rise in water levels of Punpun river in Patna

The water level in the Punpun river flowing above the danger mark in Bihar.

Oct 06, 2019, 07:08 AM IST

Centre releases additional Rs 1,813.75 crore for flood relief works in Karnataka, Bihar

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday released the Rs 1,813.75 crore additional package for flood-hit Karnataka and Bihar. The Centre on Friday had approved the additional aid for the two states, which battered floods in August and September, respectively. 

Oct 05, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

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 reports, the inter-ministerial team of the central government is being led by G Ramesh Kumar, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry.

Oct 04, 2019, 08:25 AM IST

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 Bihar and 21 across India.

Oct 03, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

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

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

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 gets angry with media on questions on Bihar Floods

Nitish Kumar gets angry with media on questions on Bihar Floods. To know more watch the video

Oct 02, 2019, 07:52 AM IST

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?" Nitish Kumar said.

Oct 02, 2019, 07:43 AM IST

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 located in Patna, which is worst-hit. 

Oct 01, 2019, 13:36 PM IST

40 dead, 9 injured as floods wreak havoc in Bihar; PM Narendra Modi dials CM Nitish Kumar

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss the flood situation in Bihar and said that the central government will provide all possible assistance.

Oct 01, 2019, 08:09 AM IST

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi rescued 3 days after being stranded at Patna's flooded house

Sushil Modi and his family members were stranded at their residence at Rajendra Nagar in Patna for the last few days due to incessant rains in the city.

Sep 30, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

29 dead as heavy rains lash Bihar; red alert in 13 districts, government seeks IAF help

Sources told Zee Media that 32 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been pressed into service to help in the relief and rescue operations.

Sep 30, 2019, 13:25 PM IST

Bihar govt releases emergency helpline numbers as heavy rains disrupts normal life in Patna

Heavy rainfall has disrupted normal life out in Bihar's Patna since last few days as the city and its nearby areas has been witnessing a flood-like situation. 

Sep 30, 2019, 12:26 PM IST

Heavy rains cripple Bihar, several trains cancelled

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday reviewed the situation and then sought help from Centre as floods The Bihar government has also sought help from the Indian Air Force in evacuating people trapped in Patna and other parts of the state. 

Sep 30, 2019, 08:39 AM IST

Floods situation remains grim in Bihar; several trains cancelled, CM Nitish Kumar seeks IAF help

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday sought Centre's help as floods situation worsened after heavy rains continued to lash the state for the third consecutive day on Sunday. 

Sep 30, 2019, 07:29 AM IST