KOSI FLOODS

  • Nitish's native place, 13 districts of Bihar affected by floods August 18, 2014

    Four more districts including Belchi in Nalanda, the ancestral village of exChief Minister Nitish Kumar, were under the grip of flood which has affected 5.8 lakh people in 13 districts of Bihar, officials said. In view of growing magnitude of floods in Bihar, four more battalions of NDRF (National Disaster Response...
  • Most victims return to villages from relief camps after Kosi flood alert withdrawal August 6, 2014

    Most of the people who had taken shelter in the relief camps in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar on Wednesday returned to their villages following the withdrawal of flash flood alert in the Kosi river by the state government on Tuesday. "The 1.14 lakh people stationed in relief camps...
  • Evacuation stops in three districts as Kosi flood threat abates August 5, 2014

    In view of easing of flood threat, following assurance from Nepal that accumulated water in Bhote Kosi will be released in a regulated manner, Bihar Tuesday decided to halt evacuation process in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa but the alert remained in force. The state government also asked 1.14 lakh people who...
  • Kosi flood threat: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 5, 2014

    One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha told PTI that in the 2530 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi river,...
  • Bihar gets 24 hour respite from Kosi flood threat August 4, 2014

    There was 24 hour respite in the flood threat in nine Bihar districts as Nepal did not conduct any blast on Monday to open the mouth of the blocked Bhote Kosi, a tributary of Kosi River. "We have received information from Nepal through the central government that Nepal will not conduct...
  • Centre says there is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river August 3, 2014

    As fear of massive floods is looming large over Bihar, the Centre on Sunday night said there was no significant change in flow of water in river Kosi so far and it has shared all technical inputs with the state government and Nepal on the emerging situation. Chief Secretary of Bihar...
  • Kosi flood threat: Centres rushes in assistance, assures of all help to Bihar August 3, 2014

    The Centre on Sunday rushed in essential supplies, relief teams and other assistance to Bihar to deal with Kosi flood situation and put on standby several aircraft to deal with any emergency. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth chaired three emergency meetings of National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) in this regard while an...
  • Fear of 2008like flood fuels panic in Bihar August 3, 2014

    Thousands of people in Bihar on Sunday were panicky, fearing a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after a drastic rise in the water level of the Kosi river. The water level started rising due to Saturday's landslide that killed eight people in Nepal. Mud and...
  • 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 twoday visit to Bihar January 11, 2011

    Patna: World Bank chairman Robert B Zoellick would be on a twoday 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, JDU love affair hits rough patch June 21, 2010

    Patna: The BJP and the Janata DalUnited (JDU) may be heading towards ending their alliance in Bihar. JDU 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 January 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 12, 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 lowkey 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...