Bihar Floods

  • Central team visits drought-hit areas of the state 18-11-2013 10:13 PM

    A central team on Monday began a visit of drought-hit Bihar to assess the situation, an official said. Bihar in September declared 33 of its 38 districts drought-hit on account of poor rains. The state was 25% deficit in its annual rainfall. "The 12 member-team held a meeting with top...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc post Phailin; Bhojpur, Siwan, Patna worst affected 15-10-2013 03:22 PM

    Cyclone Phailin triggered heavy rains in Bihar in the last two days averaging 125.3 mm with Bhojpur, Siwan and Patna bearing the brunt of the continuous downpour. However, there was a let up in rainfall since Tuesday morning. According to Met office report, the rain bearing clouds have moved to...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks Rs 12,000 crore from Centre to tackle drought 19-09-2013 03:00 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday demanded Central assistance of Rs 12,000 crore to tide over the drought situation in 33 of the total 38 districts of the state. Kumar, who is in New Delhi on a two-day visit, made the demand during his meeting with Finance Minister P...
  • Bihar floods: Death toll mounts to 201, light rains expected in several districts 09-09-2013 08:30 AM

    Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in Bihar due to spate in various rivers. Altogether 201 people have died since June 15 and 6.9 million others have been displaced as over 20 districts in the state were hit by flood, Disaster...
  • Bihar floods: Water level of Ganga recedes, embankments safe, says DMD 09-09-2013 08:26 AM

    Patna: Water levels in flood-affected Bihar have started to recede even as thousands remain displaced. The Disaster Management Department (DMD) stated that the embankments are now safe. Over 200 people have died and 6.9 million displaced as the flood situation remained grim in the state due to spate in various...
  • Bihar floods: With devastated homes, lakhs worried about the future 07-09-2013 08:51 AM

    Patna: The flood situation in Bihar has worsened with more than 180 people dead and over a lakh affected across 15 districts in the state. Lining up for food, fighting for every morsel and braving the sun with polythene sheets, it's a day by day struggle for more than 2...
  • Bihar floods receding, situation improving, says Nitish Kumar 06-09-2013 04:48 PM

    Patna: The flood waters are receding in all major rivers of Bihar, and the situation in the state is improving, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Friday. Officials have been asked to speed up relief and rescue operations, he added. "Water level of the Ganga is receding and likely to recede...
  • Bihar: Flood situation worsens, over 180 people dead 06-09-2013 01:01 PM

    Patna: The flood situation in Bihar has worsened as more than 180 people have died and over 1 lakh affected across 15 districts in the state. Bindeshwar and Jaishankar Rai are struggling to survive for the past 10 days. With their homes submerged under 10-feet of flood water, the brothers...
  • Send Central team to Bihar to assess flood damage: RJD MP 05-09-2013 01:28 PM

    A Central team should immediately be sent to Bihar to assess the damage caused by floods in 20 districts of the state, an RJD member demanded in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Raising the issue in Zero Hour, Ram Kripal Yadav (RJD) said 54 lakh people have been affected by floods...
  • Be prepared, cloudburst may hit Bihar soon: Met department to state govt 05-09-2013 12:43 PM

    It's bad news for millions of flood-affected people in Bihar. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains and near cloud burst-like situation in the next few days that may create more devastation. Nearly six million people have been affected by floods in 20 districts of the state....
  • Bihar: Thousands of flood victims observe Ramzan fast 15-07-2013 06:08 PM

    Patna: Thousands of Muslims in Bihar are observing the Ramzan fast despite struggling to survive amid inadequate relief in the flood-hit districts of Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar. "It is difficult to observe fast when there is no arrangement for iftar at sunset to break the day-long fast and vail...
  • Bihar's twin horrors: Flood and drought 04-08-2009 10:05 AM

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  • Scores deluged by flood phobia in Bihar 12-11-2008 07:07 PM

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  • Images: SRK, Saif Rock On for a cause 01-11-2008 10:46 PM

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  • Couple ties knot in flood relief camp 22-10-2008 11:24 PM

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