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A woman with two children rows a small boat in a flooded field in Bhagalpur district of Bihar, July 28, 2020.(REUTERS)

11 dead, 40 lakh affected as flood situation worsens in Bihar

By Bishnu K Jha and Ajay Kr Pandey | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga / Muzaffarpur
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Most of the rivers are flowing above danger marks at several places while others are showing a rising trend, an official of the water resource department of north Bihar said on Thursday.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have donated for the cause of Assam and Bihar floods.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have donated for the cause of Assam and Bihar floods.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli pledge to help those affected by Bihar and Assam floods

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Anushka Sharma and cricketer husband Virat Kohli have donated an undisclosed amount to three organizations working for the relief and rehabilitation work in Bihar and Assam where thousands of families have been affected by the recent floods.
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The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)
The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)

BJP workers told to scale up Covid relief, efforts on flood in Bihar

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:31 AM IST
The elections are crucial for the BJP, which is in alliance with the Janata Dal United (JDU) in Bihar, since it lost power in Maharashtra and Jharkhand last year.
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Sonu Sood has said he will get the buffaloes delivered by Tuesday evening.
Sonu Sood has said he will get the buffaloes delivered by Tuesday evening.

Sonu Sood promises immediate delivery of buffaloes to family affected by Bihar floods

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Sonu Sood has reacted to the plight of a poor family in Bihar who lost their son and 2 buffaloes in floods.
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An aerial view of the flood-affected areas of Assam.(ANI)
An aerial view of the flood-affected areas of Assam.(ANI)

No respite for Assam, Bihar as floods worsen

By HT Correspondents | Guwahati/Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 01:39 AM IST
The death toll in Assam has risen to 103 after another person died from drowning on Monday. Meanwhile in Bihar, a total of 2.4 million people have been hit by flood across 11 of 38 districts in Bihar, with Darbhanga being the worst-affected.
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An aerial view of flooded Bind Toli area along the banks of River Ganga following heavy rain, in Patna on Saturday.(ANI)
An aerial view of flooded Bind Toli area along the banks of River Ganga following heavy rain, in Patna on Saturday.(ANI)

IAF choppers pressed to carry out relief, as flood situation in Bihar deteriorates

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 11:49 PM IST
The floodwater from Gandak has engulfed dozens of more villages of Baikunthpur block of Gopalganj after it breached the western embankment near Dewapur on wee hours of Friday.
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A view of flood affected village in Madhubani, Bihar.(HT photo)
A view of flood affected village in Madhubani, Bihar.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Several villages inundated as floods hit Bihar’s Chamaparan; 2000 rescued and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.(AP file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.(AP file photo)

Putin extends condolences to PM Modi over loss of lives in floods in various parts of India

By Asian News International Posted by Shivani Kumar | Moscow, Russia
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:00 AM IST
“Russia shares the grief of those who lost their loved ones to the rampant elements, and hopes for a speedy recovery of all those injured,” Putin said in the message.
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“My thoughts and prayers with all those families affected by the Assam and Bihar floods...,” Sachin Pilot tweeted.(PTI)
“My thoughts and prayers with all those families affected by the Assam and Bihar floods...,” Sachin Pilot tweeted.(PTI)

Help families affected by Assam, Bihar floods: Sachin Pilot

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Pilot’s tweet has come amid the ongoing political drama in Rajasthan, in which the ruling Congress has accused the BJP of horse-trading in an attempt to topple the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot government.
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A total of 13 teams of 9th Corps NDRF are being deployed in Bihar(Pardeep Pandit / Hindustan Times)
A total of 13 teams of 9th Corps NDRF are being deployed in Bihar(Pardeep Pandit / Hindustan Times)

NDRF teams deployed in Bihar districts in view of floods during monsoon

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 01:26 PM IST
All teams are equipped with state-of-the-art flood rescue equipment, cutting tools and equipment, communication equipment, medical first responder kits, deep diving sets, inflatable lighting towers.
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People walking on a street in Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar, October 3, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)
People walking on a street in Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar, October 3, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)

Govt plans special cell to detect outbreaks in flood-affected Bihar

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The move is aimed detecting early signs of disease outbreaks. Nearly 200 dengue patients have been receiving treatment in various hospitals since September 28 when heavy rain pounded the state.
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Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh has been criticising the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for its handling of floods in the state.(ANI Photo)
Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh has been criticising the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for its handling of floods in the state.(ANI Photo)

Giriraj Singh apologises on NDA’s behalf to people affected by Bihar floods, JD (U) livid

By Anil Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 09:27 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who has targeted Bihar’s Nitish Kumar-led government for people’s misery. ‘sought forgiveness’ from those who have not been able to celebrate Durga Puja due to floods.
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speaks to Hindustan Times on the challenges before his team in Bihar.(HT photo)
speaks to Hindustan Times on the challenges before his team in Bihar.(HT photo)

‘Current pattern of floods in Bihar has us on our toes for last 3 months’

By B Vijay Murty | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:06 PM IST
As the officers and jawans were dusting their shoes from floods, another catastrophe hit Bihar, leaving several cities, including its capital Patna, completely submerged in a deluge for at least four days
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets with flood-affected residents in Patna.(PTI photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets with flood-affected residents in Patna.(PTI photo)

‘What happened in America?’: Nitish Kumar counters critics on Bihar floods

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:04 PM IST
At least 40 people have died due to heavy rain in Bihar with state capital Patna among the worst-affected.
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Rescue operations in Rajender Nagar, Patna.(A P Dube/HT Photo)
Rescue operations in Rajender Nagar, Patna.(A P Dube/HT Photo)

Bihar floods: Defunct sump houses made things ugly in Patna

By Arun Kumar and Subhash Pathak | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:35 PM IST
The main sump house of NBCC and the 38 sump houses in the Patna municipal area were not in a position take the sudden load of severe water logging.
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A man, carrying children from school, wades through flood-water in Rajendra Nagar area of Patna.(Photo: PTI)
A man, carrying children from school, wades through flood-water in Rajendra Nagar area of Patna.(Photo: PTI)

In India’s heaviest monsoon season for 25 years, more than 1,600 die

By Reuters | New Delhi/Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:31 PM IST
The extended rains have wreaked havoc, with northern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states the worst hit in the latest spell of intense downpours, killing 144 people since last Friday, two officials said.
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Flooded-affected areas in Patna due to overflowing of River Ganga following heavy monsoon rainfall on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Flooded-affected areas in Patna due to overflowing of River Ganga following heavy monsoon rainfall on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Ready to provide all possible assistance,’ tweets PM Modi after speaking with Nitish Kumar over Bihar floods

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 08:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed concern about the severe floods in Bihar and assured all possible help from the Centre for the flood-hit state.
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Railway tracks were flooded at several places in Bihar leading to cancellation and delays in train services. Passengers were left complaining(HT Photo/File/Representative)
Railway tracks were flooded at several places in Bihar leading to cancellation and delays in train services. Passengers were left complaining(HT Photo/File/Representative)

Trains cancellations, delays add to Bihar flooding woes, passengers inconvenienced

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Delays and cancellations inconvenienced lakhs of daily and long distance commuters. Several long distance trains were reported running late by four to ten hours and the passengers said timely and correct information on delays was not forthcoming from the railways.
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A ward being submerged after heavy rain, at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), in Patna on Saturday.(ANi photo)
A ward being submerged after heavy rain, at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), in Patna on Saturday.(ANi photo)

Hospitals flooded in Patna after downpour, schools closed till Tuesday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Patna had witnessed a heavy downpour on Saturday, causing traffic jams and water-logging in several parts of the city.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar with Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.(Pihoto: @DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar with Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.(Pihoto: @DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)

Bihar pins hope on foreign minister Jaishankar’s Nepal visit for relief from flood woes

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 11:23 PM IST
External affairs minister S Jaishankar is on a two-day visit to Nepal to participate in the fifth Nepal-India joint commission meeting, which will involve detailed discussions on key issues, including flood management and forecasting on both sides.
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People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)
People cross a flooded street following incessant monsoon rainfall, at Aurai Block, of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.(Lokesh Bihari / Hindustan Times)

A cry for help from this Bihar’s city on the brink

By B Vijay Murty | Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 07:28 AM IST
Floods are an almost annual phenomenon in Muzaffarpur, which lies in the way of five Himalayan rivers that come down from Nepal.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a flood relief camp at Sitamarhi on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a flood relief camp at Sitamarhi on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visits flood-hit areas as death toll reaches 100

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Darbhanga
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 02:54 PM IST
The chief minister, who inspected relief camps at Runi Saidpur in Siatmarhi and at Mirzapur in Darbhanga, took stock of the flood situation in the state and reviewed the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work
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The low-lying areas in Muzaffarpur have become vulnerable to flood, owing to discharge of water in Gandak from the Valmiki barrage.(ANI)
The low-lying areas in Muzaffarpur have become vulnerable to flood, owing to discharge of water in Gandak from the Valmiki barrage.(ANI)

More rain predicted in Bihar as death toll due to floods touches 78

By Rakesh Singh | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 03:51 PM IST
More than 55 lakh people in Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Katihar and Purnia districts remain affected as the Bihar government continued with its relief efforts.
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People from some villages in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, took shelter in the local Nawda Primary School as water level in the Bagmati river rose.(HT Photo)
People from some villages in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, took shelter in the local Nawda Primary School as water level in the Bagmati river rose.(HT Photo)

A school that saved lives in flood-ravaged Muzaffarpur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur, Muzaffarpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Though water has started receding, there is still knee deep water and people are unable to return to their homes. The district authorities have set up a community kitchen at the primary school serving them meals at least twice a day.
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People wade through flood waters in Araria, Bihar, on Sunday, July 14, 2019.(HT Photo)
People wade through flood waters in Araria, Bihar, on Sunday, July 14, 2019.(HT Photo)

NDRF deploys 19 teams in Bihar to tackle flood fury

By Sandeep Bhaskar | Hindustan Times, Bettiah, Bettiah
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Comprising 35 to 40 members, each NDRF team is equipped with a minimum of four boats and about half-a-dozen deep divers, besides pharmacists.
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A school building submerged in flood waters in Araria, Bihar.(HT Photo)
A school building submerged in flood waters in Araria, Bihar.(HT Photo)

Kosi floods in early July take officials, residents by surprise

By Aditya Nath Jha | Hindustan Times, Saharsa / Araria, Saharsa/araria
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 02:36 PM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar conducted an aerial survey of Kosi and Seemanchal areas and held talks with officials at Chunapur airport in Purnia.
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