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Monday, August 03, 2020

Bihar Floods


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.

Patna flood: Showcause notices to 11 officials, six suspended

October 15, 2019 4:56 am

Heavy rain had caused widespread flooding and a breakdown of basic services in the state capital last week.

Patna Corporation admitted it failed, told HC before rains: ‘Functioning in primitive way’

October 14, 2019 6:53 am

From September 28 to October 1, Patna received about 400 mm of rainfall. With all 39 sump houses remaining non-functional till October 1, at least 60 per cent of Patna faced water-logging.

In waterlogged Patna, Pappu Yadav lends a helping hand

October 11, 2019 7:18 am

Yadav, a five-time MP, was seen holding two medical camps in Kankerbagh and Rajendra Nagar along with a team of private doctors, and giving first-aid kits and screening patients for dengue.

Fear of dengue outbreak in Patna after floods, health dept takes measures

October 07, 2019 4:16 pm

As per the state health department, around 250 dengue cases have been registered in Patna since September 27, when the downpour began and continued for the next couple of days.

Weather today HIGHLIGHTS: Thunderstorm warning in parts of Maharashtra, snowfall in Himachal

October 08, 2019 8:26 am

Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The monsoon is also likely to begin its retreat from October 10, a delay of more than a month, the IMD said. This is the longest delayed withdrawal of monsoon as usually monsoon starts withdrawing from September 1.

Why Dy CM Sushil Modi, Patna colony went under: Broken pump, no drain maps

October 07, 2019 11:49 am

The Deputy CM was among an estimated 62,000 people rescued from Rajendra Nagar and the other most-affected colony, Kankerbagh. They included patients who were evacuated after water entered several hospitals.


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.