Kosi

  • 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 ex-Chief 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...
  • Bihar: Flood alert issued in 9 districts as water level rises in river Kosi August 17, 2014

    Supaul (Bihar): Flood alert has been issued in nine districts in Bihar after the rising water levels of the Kosi river continued to trigger panic, flooding villages along its course. More than four lakh people in eastern India are likely to be affected. The National Disaster Response Force teams has...
  • 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...
  • 156 dead in Nepal landslide; search called off August 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupal chowk...
  • 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...
  • Army boat capsizes in Kosi river, 15 rescued by NDRF August 5, 2014

    Fifteen armymen and officials had a lucky escape on Tuesday after a boat carrying them capsized on the swollen Kosi river near Maraut village in Bihar's Madhepura district, an official said. The additional district magistrate (ADM) Vinay Kumar Singh said that an army boat carrying 15 jawans and officials on inspection...
  • 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 25-30 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi river,...
  • Bihar flood alert: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 4, 2014

    Supual (Bihar): 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 said that in the 25-30 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi...
  • 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...
  • Bihar flood alert: Thousands moved to relief camps, C17 aircraft deployed August 4, 2014

    Patna: An alert has been sounded in eight districts of Bihar after the rise of the Kosi river. The rise came after a landslide in neighbouring Nepal. Water levels of the Kosi river rose after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to clear landslide debris which released a huge...
  • Centre says there is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river August 4, 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...
  • Nearly 200 missing after massive landslide in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nearly 200 people were missing after a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that blocked Sunkoshi river, turning it into a huge lake and putting dozens of villages both in Nepal and India at risk of flash floods. A huge hill had suddenly collapsed on Saturday morning burying 100 homes before...
  • 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...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Fear of 2008-like 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: NDRF deployed in areas where Kosi is crossing the danger mark, says Rajnath Singh August 3, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manhji has been on an aerial survey of the river Kosi area where Flood warnings have been sent out to people living near embarkments of the river on Saturday. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Manjhi on Sunday. Manjhi apprised Rajnath...
  • Water level increases in Kosi following blast in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Water level of Kosi River in Bihar increased on Sunday after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to remove the landslide debris from a river in Nepal to free the huge quantity of water accumulated there. "The Nepal Army has not been entirely successful in removing the landslide debris that...
  • Bihar evacuates thousands after Nepal landslide sparks fears of flash flood in Kosi August 3, 2014

    Patna/Kathmandu: Authorities on Saturday began evacuating thousands of villagers after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighbouring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods downstream, government officials said. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, killed at least nine people and buried dozens of homes. More than 100...
  • State government seeks Army's help over Kosi flood threat August 3, 2014

    With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, the state government has put its personnel on alert, ordered evacuation of people inhabiting the embankment area and also sought help from the Army. Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD) Principal Secretary Vyasji said the state government has...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • 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...
  • Election Yatra: Determining the mood of voters in riot-hit Kosi Kalan April 18, 2014

    On the election special, we take a look at Kosi Kalan in Mathura, the site where one of the many communal riots took place soon after the SP government was sworn in leading to a loss of 9 lives. Here is a look at what is on the minds of...
  • Drunk priest axed to death by saint in Mathura January 16, 2014

    The priest of a temple in Shahpur village in Mathura was allegedly axed to death by a sadhu, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday evening. "The accused, Baba Lal Giri, has been arrested and an axe along with a lathi (baton) used for the killing has been...
  • UP govt bans VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas' on Ram Temple issue October 14, 2013

    Lucknow: After clamping down on its yatra on the Ayodhya issue, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday banned VHP's proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' stir on October 18 to press for a parliamentary legislation on building Ram Temple, fearing a communal flare-up. The decision was taken in view of security concerns, especially after...
  • VHP's 'panch kosi yatra' begins today amid tight security September 23, 2013

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) sponsored 'panch kosi yatra', a religious march, began on Monday amid tight security, police officials said. Security forces have been put on high alert around the temple town of Ayodhya and section 144, which prohibits unlawful assembly, is in place, said officials who added only seers...
  • Ayodhya: 75 arrested as VHP's 84-Kosi Parikrama yatra march concludes today September 13, 2013

    At least 75 people were arrested and four dozens detained on Friday in Uttar Pradesh as the VHP's Ayodhya march concluded, officials said. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists said despite the state government's ban, the "84 kosi parikrama yatra" of the Hindu saints, launched on Aug 25, continued over the last...
  • 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...
  • 50 VHP activists arrested for trying to perform banned 84-Kosi parikrama August 30, 2013

    Faizabad district officials on Thursday arrested about 50 VHP activists in the Gosaiganj and Akbarpur police station areas of the neighbouring Ambedkarnagar district as they tried to perform the 84-Kosi parikrama. The arrests on Thursday came on the fifth day since the banned yatra was scheduled have kicked off. "We are alert and keeping a...
  • AMU academicians condemn UP govt's ban on VHP's yatra August 26, 2013

    An organisation of Muslim academicians of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday condemned the Samajwadi Party government's ban on VHP's 84 kosi yatra and demanded release of those arrested in its connection. Forum of Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) passed a resolution to demand the release of the VHP leaders arrested on...
  • VHP yatra 'politically motivated': Ayodhya chief priest August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: Acharya Satendra Das, the chief priest of the makeshift temple at the dispute site in Ayodhya, on Sunday alleged that VHP's yatra from Ayodhya was politically motivated and not religious and that saints were being used for "vested interests". Das also accused the VHP of going against established Hindu traditions while deciding...