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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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Ganges should be saved: Bansal


May 12th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 12 (IANS) There is an urgent need to save the Ganges, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said here Saturday after undertaking an aerial survey of the river ... Read more...

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Here are some facts on the river Ganga


March 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Here are some facts on the river GangaSize of the river: 2,525 sq kmSource: Gaumukh (Gangotri glacier) at 4,100 metres above sea levelGanga basin: More than one million square km (1,060,000 ... Read more...

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Endangered Garuda takes wing in Bihar


November 16th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The mythical Garuda is staging a comeback - only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and ... Read more...

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Bihar’s popular Chhath festival begins


October 30th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) The four day Chhath festival, one of the most popular and biggest in Bihar, began early Sunday as hundreds of thousands of devotees, mainly married women, ... Read more...

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Flood situation grim in Bihar


September 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remained grim Tuesday with the Lakhandei river breaching its embankment at three places, affecting thousands, officials said.Lakhandei, swelled by the ... Read more...

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Disaster control teams deployed in flood-hit Bihar


August 19th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in five flood-hit districts of Bihar for rescue and relief operations, officials said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

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Over half a million hit by Bihar floods


July 6th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 6 (IANS) Over half a million people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with thousands forced to flee their homes, reviving fears of the 2008 devastation, officials ... Read more...

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Joint efforts needed to tackle natural disasters: Official


July 1st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) There is a need to tackle natural disasters, which affect everyone, - poor or rich - in a collective manner, an official of India's disaster ... Read more...

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Bihar poll-second phase: Caste arithmetic to play decisive role (Curtain Raiser)


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 23 (IANS) While the first phase had development as the main election plank, Bihar's second phase of assembly poll Sunday will see caste arithmetic and the minority ... Read more...

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BJP confident of good show in Bihar polls


October 13th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday said he was confident that the party and its ally Janata Dal-United would put up a good show in ... Read more...

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Puja and polls: Nitish’s family prays, Lalu helps Rabri with rituals


October 13th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) They need all the help they can get and Durga Puja has come just in time! Bihar politicians and their families are busy invoking the ... Read more...

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Political war gets personal in poll-bound Bihar


October 10th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 10 (IANS) The knives are out. As the Bihar elections approach, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad are launching ... Read more...

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Notification issued for first phase of Bihar polls


September 27th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) Bihar Governor Devanand Konwar Monday issued notification for the first of the six phases of the state asembly elections, an official said. In the first phase due Oct 21, ... Read more...

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Flood situation grim in Bihar, thousands affected


September 20th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) The flood situation continued to remain grim in Bihar's Gopalganj, Siwan and Saran districts Monday after the Gandak river overflowed its banks, affecting thousands of people. More than five ... Read more...

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10 Bihar villages flooded as Gandak river overflows


September 19th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) More than 10 villages in Bihar's Gopalganj district were flooded early Sunday after the Gandak river overflowed its banks due to release of water from Nepal following heavy ... Read more...

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Bihar will make centre pay back dues, says Nitish


August 21st, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said the central government will have to repay Rs.1,000 crore that his government spent to repair and maintain national highways in ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U widening rift threatens Bihar alliance (Roundup)


June 20th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar widened Sunday after his deputy boycotted a joint march in rural Patna ... Read more...

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‘Old’ BJP-JD (U) alliance will continue, says Sharad Yadav


June 20th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20(ANI): Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said that the party's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was intact and will continue further.Question marks were ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss Bihar developments tomorrow


June 20th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leaders are expected to meet on Monday to discuss the emerging political situation in Bihar following State Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ... Read more...

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Sushil Modi calls off ‘Vishwas Yatra’ with Nitish Kumar


June 20th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Modi has called off his tour with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the latter returned the Gujarat ... Read more...

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BJP hits back at Nitish for returning five crore rupees


June 19th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for returning Rs five crore to Gujarat and said the money ... Read more...

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Modi praises Bihar government, ignores Nitish (Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) A day after he was snubbed, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday ignored Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar even as he praised the state government for its ... Read more...

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Nitish not allowed to visit Nepal


April 1st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was denied permission by the central government to visit Nepal to attend the post-death rites of former Nepal prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, ... Read more...

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19 Durga Puja revellers drown in Bihar boat accidents (Second Lead)


September 29th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 29 (IANS) Durga Puja festivities turned tragic for some families in Bihar when two overloaded boats carrying revellers capsized in the Bagmati and Kosi rivers respectively, drowning 19 people. ... Read more...

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Flood situation remains grim in UP, Bihar


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow/Patna, Aug 22 (ANI): The flood situation remains grim in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as all rivers in both states are flowing above the danger mark.Bihar recorded eleven deaths, while sixteen people ... Read more...

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Opposition blames Bihar government for embankment breach


August 2nd, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) A day after a breach in the embankment of Bagmati river in Bihar's Sitamarhi district flooded nearly 200 villages and left nearly 100,000 people homeless, the political blame ... Read more...

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Nearly 200 villages flooded in Bihar as river breaches embankment (Lead)


August 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) At least one woman was drowned as nearly 200 villages were flooded in Bihar's Sitamarhi district after the Bagmati river breached its embankment early Saturday, officials said. Many ... Read more...

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Over 100 villages flooded in Bihar as river breaches embankment


August 1st, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) At least one woman was drowned as more than 100 villages were flooded in Bihar's Sitamarhi district after the Bagmati river breached its embankment early Saturday, officials said. ... Read more...

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100 residents file complaint against conman


June 6th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) As many as 100 residents of different localities in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district Saturday registered a complaint against alleged conman Ashok Jadeja for duping them of over Rs.5.5 ... Read more...

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Three trains set on fire, railway station ransacked in Bihar


June 1st, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 1 (ANI): Three trains came under attack of hundreds of agitated people about 32 kilometre from Patna on Monday morning over Railways' decision to withdraw halt of various trains at ... Read more...

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Pappu Yadav invites PM to contest from Bihar


March 28th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been invited to contest the Lok Sabha election from Bihar by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Pappu Yadav. "I invite Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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Railways to introduce Bullet train for Delhi-Patna route


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Jan 22, (ANI): Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said that the Indian Railways have commenced the process for a Bullet train that will run between Delhi and Patna. ... Read more...

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Women celebrate Chhath in Bihar


November 2nd, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, especially women, across Bihar took a dip in the holy waters of Ganga and Kosi rivers offering prayers to the Sun God to ... Read more...

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