Kosi Floods

  • Bihar Government to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods July 22, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly. The announcement was made...
  • Kosi floods: WB grants $ 220 mn loan to Bihar January 12, 2011

    Patna: The World Bank on Wednesday granted a loan of $220 million for the rehabilitation of those hit by the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar. The money will be used for building 1 lakh houses, 90 bridges and 290 kilometers of road apart from setting up disaster management cells. Over three million...
  • World Bank chairman on two-day visit to Bihar January 11, 2011

    Patna: World Bank chairman Robert B Zoellick would be on a two-day visit to Bihar from Wednesday on the occasion of signing of an agreement with Bihar government for a Rs 1000 crore soft loan for rebuilding areas affected by the 2008 Kosi floods. Chief Minister Nitish...
  • BJP, JD-U love affair hits rough patch June 21, 2010

    Patna: The BJP and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) may be heading towards ending their alliance in Bihar. JD-U leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday returned the flood relief money given by the Gujarat government two years ago. The BJP says it won't tolerate the snub. ...
  • Parties condemn Nitish move to return aid June 19, 2010

    Patna: Sending another strong political signal just before the Bihar assembly elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned the Rs 5 crore aid for the Kosi flood relief fund to Gujarat government, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP and other parties like Congress, RJD and LJP. Kumar, who was angry after local...
  • Nitish snubs Modi, returns flood relief money June 19, 2010

    Patna: The spat between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi turned ugly on Saturday. The Bihar government on Saturday returned Rs 5 crore, which was given by Gujarat for Kosi flood relief, just a few days after Nitish cancelled a dinner in hounour of Bharatiya...
  • Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, BJP in a fix June 12, 2010

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party is not only dealing with infighting but is also having trouble with its ally Janata Dal (United) in Bihar following a tiff between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The party's National Executive Meet in Patna was organised as a show...
  • Nitish returns Modi's aid, calls it 'peanuts' June 12, 2010

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has declared that his government would be returning the aid received for flood relief from the Gujarat government. The announcement by Nitish Kumar comes in the backdrop of an advertisement published by the BJP in which it claimed that Narendra Modi's government had helped...
  • Bihar CM Nitish in the dock over Kosi flood report March 27, 2010

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is under attack from the Opposition after his government was blamed for the mismanagement during the Kosi floods that took place last year. But Nitish has denied the allegations of mismanagement during the floods. "I met the Prime Minister for the rehabilitation and development of areas...
  • PM phones Nitish over flood relief funds May 13, 2009

    New Delhi/Patna: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, but the two did not discuss politics but use of funds for flood relief, an official said. "Yes, the prime minister called up the Bihar chief minister and it was a talk on the relief measures...
  • Holi low-key affair for politicians due to 26/11, Bihar floods March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: The mother of all Holi celebrations will not happen this year. Call it political compulsion in an election year or otherwise Lalu Yadav is in no mood to celebrate his famous kapra faar (tearing clothes) Holi. Nor will Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan...