BIHAR FLOODS

  • Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 10 as rivers begin to recede August 19, 2014

    One more person died in floods in Patna district, taking the toll due to inundation in Bihar to 10 even as major rivers on Tuesday showed receding trend. One person drowned in the flood water in the Ghoswari block of rural Patna last night, Joint Secretary in Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to...
  • Central team visits droughthit areas of the state November 18, 2013

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

    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 neighbouring...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks Rs 12,000 crore from Centre to tackle drought September 19, 2013

    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 September 9, 2013

    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 September 9, 2013

    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 September 7, 2013

    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 September 6, 2013

    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 more...
  • Bihar: Flood situation worsens, over 180 people dead September 6, 2013

    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 have...
  • Send Central team to Bihar to assess flood damage: RJD MP September 5, 2013

    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 in...
  • Be prepared, cloudburst may hit Bihar soon: Met department to state govt September 5, 2013

    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. At...
  • Bihar: Thousands of flood victims observe Ramzan fast July 15, 2013

    Patna: Thousands of Muslims in Bihar are observing the Ramzan fast despite struggling to survive amid inadequate relief in the floodhit 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 daylong fast and vail...
  • Police hunt doctors who abandoned victims during Bihar floods March 5, 2013

    PATNA: Police in Bihar are searching for eight doctors charged with dereliction of duty following complaints they abandoned survivors who needed medical assistance during devastating floods more than four years ago, police said. Over three million lives were disrupted and around 500 people were killed in Bihar in August 2008, when...
  • Nitish seeks PM's aid to tackle Bihar drought August 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought an immediate financial assistance of over Rs 5000 crore from the Centre to tackle the drought situation in Bihar. In Bihar, 28 districts have been declared as faminehit. After the meeting, Kumar told reporters that the...
  • Bihar's twin horrors: Flood and drought August 4, 2009

    Patna: The twin horrors of flooding and drought are plaguing Bihar. River Bagmati has breached its embankment flooding about 100 villages in Sitamarhi district and displacing more than 1 lakh people. More villages are likely to be inundated in the next couple of days as the flood waters enter new areas. "We...
  • Nitish surveys floodaffected areas of Bihar August 3, 2009

    Sitamarhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday carried out an aerial survey of floodhit areas near TilakTajpur in Sitamarhi district where swollen Bagmati river breached its embankment affecting about 1 lakh people. Kumar also held a highlevel review meeting with the Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary of disaster management, the...
  • Lalu milks ministry, gives Rs 40 cr for Bihar floods February 27, 2009

    Patna: Railway Minister Lalu Prasad on Friday gave Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Rs 40 crore (Rs.400 million) for the assistance of the Kosi flood victims in the state. Apart from Rs 386 million from the Railway Minister's Relief Fund (RMRF), Lalu Prasad, who heads the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD),...
  • IAS officer, called a hero and then scamster, dies January 6, 2009

    Patna: Senior bureaucrat Gautam Goswami, who was Time magazines Asian Hero in 2004 but later was booked for corruption, died of pancreatic cancer in Patna on Tuesday. He was 41. Goswami, a 1991 batch IAS officer, has been battling for life for the past several months and his end came at...
  • 5 months later, Bihar's flood victims fight cold December 21, 2008

    New Delhi/Patna: It is five months since their homes and belongings were swept away in the worst floods in Bihar in the last 50 years. Now for the hundreds of thousands huddled together in relief camps or along roads with just a plastic sheet as roofing, the winter cold...
  • Bihar floods: Water recedes, but marriages put on hold December 12, 2008

    Bihar: The Kosi flood situation is over in Bihar but its devastation is still a cause of worry for people there. Marriage proposals have seen a huge dip in the areas badly affected. Usha was to get married to a boy working in Delhi but then the Kosi floods washed away...
  • Tihar to Bihar: Pappu Yadav gives Rs 4 crore for floods November 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Guess which MP delved deepest into his pockets to help Bihar recover from the devastating floods? The unlikely answer is the jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav who shelled out Rs 4 crore from his parliamentarian fund when others like BJP's L K Advani and Congress'...
  • Scores deluged by flood phobia in Bihar November 12, 2008

    Patna: More than three months after the Kosi flood, Sudha is still living the nightmare. The scenes of the dead bodies floating in the flood water keeps playing in her mind. She's now been undergoing psychiatric treatment. Her husband, Pranay Saha says, "The doctors said that the trauma caused by...
  • Aritists put work on auction to help Bihar flood victims November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Art, Bihar and charity are three words which are not usually heard together. But the victims of the Bihar floods have found good Samaritans in 31 artists from across the country. Contemporary artist Subodh Gupta, in association with Saffron Art and Trident, has organised an art auction to...
  • Bihar flood victims name babies after 'Kosi' river November 8, 2008

    Purnia: After all the devastation and havoc that the Kosi river caused in Bihar, the flood victims are now naming their newly born babies by the rivers name in a hope to placate it. One of the flood victims, Manju Devi has been blessed with a baby girl and she...
  • Images: SRK, Saif Rock On for a cause November 1, 2008

    Bollywood's Alist stars united, musically, in Mumbai for a cause. The cast of Farhan Akhtar's musical Rock On Arjun Rampal and Farhan himself, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan came out to perform at a rock concert organised to raise funds for the victims of the...
  • No divide for Marathi doctor at Bihar flood relief camp October 30, 2008

    Pune: The tragic incident of some Marathispeaking youths beating a young man from Uttar Pradesh to death aboard a Mumbai local and attacks on North Indian candidates for a railway recruitment examination centres in Mumbai are pulling Maharashtra and North Indian states in opposite directions. However, Dr Manasee Palshikar, a Marathispeaking...
  • Couple ties knot in flood relief camp October 22, 2008

    Saharsa: There is a special story which is warming many hearts in flood hit Bihar. Though thousands have lost their homes and possessions to the water, a young couple has decided to join hearts and get married in a relief camp. The baraat was not taken from one home to...
  • Rock On concert to raise funds for Bihar flood victims October 19, 2008

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and actor Arjun Rampal are joining hands with some of India's best known rock bands at a concert to raise funds for flood victims in Bihar. The 'Rock On for Humanity' concert will be held in Mumbai on October 31. It's an initiative by Akhtar and...
  • Rock bands, Bollywood stars to raise money for Bihar October 18, 2008

    Mumbai: Twelve rock bands from across the country will be joined on stage by Bollywood stars to raise funds for a pediatric medical camp in Bihar. The concert, 'Rock On For Humanity' to be held October 31 at the MMRDA Ground at BandraKurla is an initiative of Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal...