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Flood toll touches 55; PM to survey affected areas
Over 25 lakh people have been hit by the worst floods in recent public memory with victims from the four districts making up 19.78 lakh.
India rejects blame as Nepal floods affect 50,000
As a breach in a river barrage turned over 50,000 people homeless in southern Nepal and threatened thousands more in neighbouring India, the Indian government rejected allegations that its negligence had caused the disaster.
Military working to rescue people in flood-hit Bihar
Relief and rescue operations were intensified in flood-hit Bihar, with hundreds of defence personnel joining the administration in evacuating millions of marooned people.
Flood situation in Bihar worsens as fresh areas go under water
With the water of river Kosi engulfing fresh areas in Bihar's North Eastern 16 districts, the flood situation in the state worsened today affecting more than 30 lakh people.
Lalu visits flood hit Bihar districts, assures help
Railways Minister Lalu Prasad has assured all possible help to flood ravaged Bihar during his visit to Saharsa and Madhepura, two worst affected districts where hundreds of thousands are still trapped.
PM briefs president on Bihar floods, Orissa violence
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appraised President Pratibha Patil about communal violence in Orissa, the flood ravage in Bihar and unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kosi breaches Jankinagar canal in Purnia
Spelling further trouble for lakhs of people already devastated by the floods in Bihar, the Kosi breached the Jankinagar Branch Canal embankment in Purnia district.
Having lost all to floods, woman waits for missing family
Meena Devi lost everything she had in the floods caused by the turbulent Kosi river in Bihar and she has been surviving on water. But all this seems immaterial to her as she prays day and night for the safety of her missing family.
Bihar floods: Centre flays Nitish Kumar govt
A blame game after the unprecedented floods in Bihar came to the fore with the state government being accused by the Centre of not sending a scheme for works to be executed on the damaged dams on the Nepal section of the Kosi river.
Military working to rescue people in flood-hit Bihar
Relief and rescue operations were intensified in flood-hit Bihar on Monday, with hundreds of defence personnel joining the administration in evacuating millions of marooned people, officials said.
Marooned people will be rescued in 48 hours: Bihar CM
While the Kosi flood fury continues to ravage the north-east Bihar, Monday brought some hope for lakhs of marooned people for survival because the rescue operation in the Kosi-ravaged regions would end within 48 hours. This was announced by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday.
Punjab to give 1200 tonnes of free fodder to Bihar
The Punjab government will make available 1200 tonnes of free fodder to flood-hit Bihar facing one of the worst deluges in several years.
All assistance being provided to flood-hit Bihar: Home Ministry
The Home Ministry has said that all possible help, including food, medicines and military support was being provided to Bihar which is in the grip of unprecedented floods.
Bihar flood death toll at 2,000: NGO
The Bihar government has said that the official death toll in floods after the Kosi river changed course is 12, but international NGO ActionAid whose workers are on the ground says "it is likely that 2,000 people have died".
UN to assist in relief operations in flood-hit Bihar
The United Nations has said that it has rushed its agencies to aid the government and independent bodies working to provide relief to the victims of floods in River Kosi on both Indian and Nepalese sides.
All-party panel formed for relief work in Bihar
An all-party meeting has decided to undertake relief and rescue operations in five flood ravaged districts of Bihar on a war footing under the supervision of a panel consisting of representatives of all political parties.
US pledges aid for Bihar's flood-hit
The US has announced an assistance of $100,000 (about Rs.4 million) for over two million people in Bihar who have been displaced by devastating floods.
1.2 lakh saved from Bihar floodwaters
Nearly 1.2 lakh persons marooned in Bihar after the Kosi river changed its course due to heavy rains have been rescued to safer areas, as authorities braced for one of the world's biggest evacuations ever.
Mass migration in Bihar to escape fury of flooded Kosi
Hundreds of thousands of people in flood-ravaged Bihar trudged or took a ride on any means of transport to escape the waters of the turbulent Kosi river as government agencies and the army evacuated more than 300,000 marooned people.
India, Nepal to work together to tackle floods: Yadav
With a breach in an embankment in Kosi river wreaking havoc in Bihar, India and Nepal agreed to work together to ensure that such a situation does not recur.
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