Bihar floods

  • Flood situation in Bihar remains grave
    Patna, August 6 (IANS) The flood situation in Bihar remains grave as the waters have entered 1,165 panchayat areas in 16 districts of the state. Though the water level in some rivers has gone down, the Ganga is still witnessing an upsurge. The water in the Ganga river has crossed the danger mark near Kahalgaon. Nineteen people have died in 121 blocks in 16 districts across the state so far. The Bihar Disaster Management Department has claimed that relief and rescue operations are
  • Bihar flood victims left stranded on railway platforms
    GOPALGANJ, August 5 (IANS): A resident of Devpur village in Gopalganj district, Mukesh Kumar is homeless after his makeshift house collapsed in the surging waters of the Gandak river. His family has now taken shelter on a platform at Ratansarai railway station. It was not only the kuccha houses but old pucca houses, too, which could not withstand the raging waters of the Gandak river this year. A portion of the house of Manoj Giri, a Thana road resident, has also given way. Manoj
  • Bihar floods worsen, 38 lakh people affected in 12 districts
    Patna, July 30 (IANS) The flood havoc in Bihar is continuously worsening as people in 12 districts are bearing the brunt of floods due to overflow in almost all major rivers and tributaries in the state. Over 38 lakh people of the state are affected by the floods, while 11 people have died so far in various incidents. Meanwhile, the government is claiming relief and rescue work is on. The report of the Department of Water Resources states that Kosi has a trend of increasing the w
  • Bihar floods worsen, 38 lakh people affected in 12 districts
    PATNA, JULY 30 (IANS): The flood havoc in Bihar is continuously worsening as people in 12 districts are bearing the brunt of floods due to overflow in almost all major rivers and tributaries in the state. Over 38 lakh people of the state are affected by the floods, while 11 people have died so far in various incidents. Meanwhile, the government is claiming relief and rescue work is on. The report of the Department of Water Resources states that Kosi has a trend of increasing the
  • 11 districts in Bihar inundated, 15 lakh people affected
    Patna, July 27 (IANS) The surging floods in Bihar have spread to 11 districts, affecting nearly 15 lakh people in the state. Relief and rescue operations by the state government have not proved adequate. Major rivers in the state are in spate and flowing above the danger mark. The water resources department report said the water level of Kosi, near Veerpur barrage, rose from 1.55 lakh cusec at 6 am on Monday to 1.62 lakh cusec at 8 am. The Gandak river was flowing at 1.89 lakh cusec
  • Bihar floods: 10 dead in deluge, over 10 lakh affected; 22 NDRF teams deployed
    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI):  As many as 10 people lost their lives in the Bihar floods as heavy rains lash the state. Over 10 Lakh people have been affected in ten districts across the state, and nearly 16,000 others have been shifted to shelter homes. Now, floodwater has entered Darbhanga-Samastipur main road connecting both districts near Dilahi village here creating traffic issues on the stretch. According to the department, 22 teams of the National Disaster Response For