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Bihar Floods


In Photos: Flood in Ganga river inundates several villages in Patna district

August 18, 2021 9:53 am

Flood in the Ganga river has inundated various parts of Patna district. A total of 2.74 lakh people have been affected, according to local administration quoted by news agency PTI.

Bihar elections: Kishanganj — Who is talking about the floods?

October 20, 2020 8:49 am

Every year, the waters wreak destruction in Seemanchal; this year, the govt was accused of being ill-prepared. But, “elections are fought on other issues”

‘Registered’ party moves SC, wants Bihar polls postponed to March 2021

September 08, 2020 1:32 am

The court observed that the plea was premature, as the notification for the polls had still not been issued.

Nepal not cooperating in flood control: Bihar officials to House panel

August 18, 2020 1:32 am

The issue was flagged during a meeting of the standing committee on water resources, which is deliberating on flood management in the country.

To minimise effect of floods, Bihar begins using AI, early warning system

August 15, 2020 8:25 am

During a recent meeting with chief ministers of six flood-ravaged states, including Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stressed on the need to use AI and the early warning system to be able to take preventive steps.

Rain, rain, go away

August 09, 2020 3:52 pm

Assam and Bihar are synonymous with annual floods. An uncounted tragedy of it are the children, more susceptible to the waters and fighting for the attention of a system now grappling with Covid-19. The Indian Express spoke to two such children from Guwahati and Saran, on living with the floods, and living with loss.

Bihar Water Resources Minister: These are not ordinary times, even for flood work

August 01, 2020 7:56 am

Bihar Water Resources Minister and national general secretary of JD(U) Sanjay Kumar Jha speaks to The Indian Express on efforts to deal with the pandemic as well as the flood situation, and the upcoming Assembly elections.

Bihar: Approach road to Gandak bridge in Gopalganj breached, several areas flooded

July 24, 2020 7:17 am

The bridge and approach road on either side were constructed by Hyderabad-based Vashistha Constructions Private Limited at a cost of Rs 548 crore. It was opened by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on March 13, 2016.

Month after Patna went under water, civic bodies begin drive to clear drains

November 14, 2019 3:33 am

On Day One, 11 pucca houses, built over Badshahi Nala running between the city and suburban Naubat town, were demolished.

Ink thrown at Union minister over Patna water-logging, spike in dengue cases

October 16, 2019 3:30 am

The incident comes two days after Deputy CM Modi’s house was gheraoed by people affected by water-logging in the city.


Bihar floods: Heavy rains claim 40 lives, Patna worst affected

October 02, 2019 9:07 am

Officials say the state capital has not witnessed such waterlogging since the 1975 floods. The Bihar government has also asked two helicopters from Air Force for lifting and airdropping food packets and medicines.

Bihar, UP floods: Villages submerged, death toll reaches 72

August 17, 2017 2:01 pm

Bihar: Floods have wreaked havoc in Bihar with the death toll having gone up to 72. It has affected the lives of more than 73 lakh people spread over 14 districts across the state. More than 2.7 lakh people have been shifted to safer ground. Over one lakh people have been put up in relief camps.