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Rising Kosi floods dozens of Bihar villages


July 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar's Saharsa and Supaul districts were forced to abandon their homes as dozens of villages were flooded after heavy discharge into the ... Read more...

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2008 Bihar floods caused by faulty construction: Nepali ex-minister


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The 2008 floods in Bihar were not due to an increase in the volume of water in the Kosi river but faulty construction by corrupt ... Read more...

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1.5 million affected in Bihar floods


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Floods in Bihar have affected nearly 1.5 million people in 12 districts, with thousands struggling to survive under open skies, according to Special Secretary Sunil Kumar ... Read more...

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Floods render thousands homeless in Bihar


August 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by floods in Bihar, with many forced to flee their homes and struggling to survival under the open ... Read more...

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Flood waters enter over 1,000 Bihar villages


August 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Flood waters have entered over 1,000 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, even as rising water levels of most rivers posed a threat ... Read more...

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Bihar government officials to be fined for tardy work


July 28th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Come Independence Day, August 15, and government officials who do not perform the common man's jobs within a stipulated timeframe will face a fine that can ... Read more...

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Bihar flood situation grim as all rivers rise


July 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) All major rivers in northern Bihar were flowing above the danger mark Thursday, with flood-waters spreading to many areas and affecting more than three lakh people, ... 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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More embankments to control floods in Bihar


July 5th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Bihar plans to construct more embankments to control floods and protect millions of people from being uprooted, a minister said Tuesday."Construction of embankments is the only ... Read more...

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Nearly 100 Bihar villages flooded, rivers rising


July 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Hundreds of people in Bihar have been forced to abandon their homes as flood waters entered nearly 100 villages and rising levels of most rivers threatened ... Read more...

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Fear of floods back in Bihar


July 1st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) After two consecutive years of drought, the fear of floods is back in Bihar with incessant rains and heavy water discharge into the Kosi river from ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves comprehensive mission document of national water mission


April 6th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the comprehensive mission document of the national water mission.The national water mission is one of the eight national missions, which ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Water Mission charter (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) In an effort to conserve water and ensure its optimum utilisation in the country, the union cabinet Wednesday approved a comprehensive charter for the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya mulls water policy for groundwater conservation


March 11th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 11 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday proposed framing a water policy to tackle the depleting groundwater table in the state.Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who termed the matter as ... Read more...

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Interlinking of rivers would increase India’s arable land


September 21st, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Interlinking of rivers has the potential to increase India's arable land by 35 million hectares (mha), Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H. Pala said Tuesday. Harvesting flood ... Read more...

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Fear of floods haunts Bihar


July 13th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 13 (IANS) With water entering dozens of villages and water levels rising in several rivers, the fear of floods is back in Bihar where people have started fleeing their homes ... Read more...

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Centre identifies 30 rivers for linking


December 17th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Water Resources Ministry, based on the report of the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) has identified 30 River links which includes 16 under Peninsular Component and ... Read more...

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Flood fears return to haunt Bihar


July 28th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 28 (IANS) A record water discharge into the Kosi river from Nepal has revived fears of a repeat of last year's devastating floods in Bihar. The state government has sounded ... Read more...

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Bihar asks Nepal to secure Kosi embankments


July 10th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) Fearing a repeat of last year's devastating floods, the Bihar government has requested Nepal to deploy armed security forces on embankments of the Kosi river to ensure that ... Read more...

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Major rivers in spate in Bihar


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Major rivers in north Bihar, especially the Kosi, Gandak, Budhi and Bagmati, are in spate following heavy rains in their catchment areas and are posing a threat of ... Read more...

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Bihar fears repeat of devastating floods


July 1st, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) The fear of a repeat of last year's devastating floods is haunting thousands of people in Bihar following a record water discharge into the Kosi river from Nepal ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves plan for ”Investigation of Water Resources Development Schemes”


January 15th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today gave its approval for continuation of a plan for ''Investigation of Water Resources Development Schemes'' during the XI ... Read more...

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Case against Bihar minister for Kosi floods


December 20th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 20 (IANS) A court in Bihar will Monday hear a case against state Water Resources Development Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav which holds him and some officials of his department responsible ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar asks for more relief from Centre


September 2nd, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Sep 2 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on today asked for more central assistance for providing relief and rescue operations to the victims of devastating flood in the state. ... Read more...

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Flood situation grim in Bihar, more areas affected


August 31st, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Saharsa, Aug 31 (IANS) The surging waters of the Kosi river continued to rise in Bihar, inundating fresh areas as hundreds of villages remained under water on the 14th day of the ... Read more...

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Nepal leaders blame both India and Nepal governments for Sunsari flood disaster


August 22nd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (ANI): Political leaders and experts in Nepal have blamed the Nepal Governments negligence and the Indian Governments bullying tactics for the breach of the Saptakoshi embankment. Water resources ... Read more...

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Flood situation worsens in Patna, Punjab


August 20th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Danapur/Moga, Aug 20 (ANI): The flood situation has worsened in many parts of India with major rivers in spate. Most rivers in Bihar, including Ganga, Punpun, Ghaghra, Burhigandak, Bagmati, Kosi and ... Read more...

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Bihar fears repeat of last year’s floods


August 19th, 2008 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Hundreds of villages across Bihar feared a repeat of last year's devastating floods following breaches in barrages and embankments, official sources said Tuesday.A breach developed Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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Bihar on red alert following breach of Kosi barrage


August 19th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 19 (ANI): Following a breach in the Kosi barrage in Nepal, a red alert has been sounded in Supaul, Madhepura and Araria districts of Bihar. A 12 km stream ... Read more...

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Water, water everywhere in Kerala, but very little to drink


July 13th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Boasting of sufficient rainfall, 44 rivers, thousands of streams and a number of lakes, Kerala ironically has less water available per person than drought-hit states ... Read more...

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‘India-Nepal cooperation in water resources to strengthen ties’


April 26th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
Patna, April 26 (IANS) India and Nepal should join hands to improve management of shared water resources for strengthening people-to-people relations, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said here Saturday. The two countries ... Read more...

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Vice President to inaugurate World Water Day Function today


March 20th, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the plenary session of the World Water Day Function here today.The event is being organised by the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Vice President to inaugurate World Water Day Function


March 19th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the plenary session of the World Water Day Function here today. The event is being organised by the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Cambodian Prime Minister for strengthening bilateral trade ties with India


December 8th, 2007 - 10:57 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen today stressed on enhancing bilateral trade with India and invited businessmen to Cambodia to deliberate on business feasibility. Addressing a 'Business ... Read more...

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