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

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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)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 01:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bihar flood: Gandak river breaches embankment in Champaran, several villages inundated; 2000 rescued

Water from the river also submerged the state highway close to the embankment, said officials. Those rescued have been shifted to the safer place.
NDRF personnel rescuing people in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Friday after the Gandak river breached an embankment.(HT Photo)
NDRF personnel rescuing people in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Friday after the Gandak river breached an embankment.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bettiah | BySandeep Bhaskar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

The Gandhian who brought the charkha to Nepal

Shrestha was born in Kathmandu in 1896. From an early age, he showed signs of being a social reformer. He became one of the leaders of the Satyacharan Malami Guthi that worked to end outdated death related rites and rituals in Nepal.
Tulsi Mehar Shrestha with Jawaharlal Nehru, Nepal.(by special arrangement)
Tulsi Mehar Shrestha with Jawaharlal Nehru, Nepal.(by special arrangement)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManjeev Singh Puri

Champaran: India’s first Satyagraha

Gandhi’s swaraj meant self-sufficiency at the village level, dependent largely on agriculture. Today’s information age, however, offers new avenues and aspirations. Champaran and its surroundings remains a labour sink for the country and beyond.
An outside view of Bapudham Motihari Railway station, a historical place for the start of Satyagraha movement by Mahatma Gandhi, at Motihari, Bihar.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
An outside view of Bapudham Motihari Railway station, a historical place for the start of Satyagraha movement by Mahatma Gandhi, at Motihari, Bihar.(Photo by Sanchit Khanna / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 09:58 PM IST
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ByNeyaz Farooquee

Gandhi’s Bhitiharwa Ashram in Champaran lies in ruins

The Bhitiharwa Ashram was devastated in 2017 by the floods from Pandui river, originating from bordering Nepal.
The historic Bhitiharwa Ashram is facing threat of destruction.(HT Photo)
The historic Bhitiharwa Ashram is facing threat of destruction.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Review: The Struggle of my Life; Autobiography of Swami Sahajanand SaraswatiTranslated and Edited by Ramchandra Pradhan

A new English edition of the autobiography of Swami Sahajananad Saraswati introduces the monk, freedom fighter and leader of the peasant movement to a wider readership
A member of The All-India Kisan Sabha, founded by Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. The All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) presented a charter of demands to the Union Agriculture Minister seeking an effective contingency plan to meet the drought-like situation in parts of the country in August 2018.(Getty Images)
A member of The All-India Kisan Sabha, founded by Swami Sahajanand Saraswati. The All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) presented a charter of demands to the Union Agriculture Minister seeking an effective contingency plan to meet the drought-like situation in parts of the country in August 2018.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKC Tyagi

‘Schools, not temples’: Kushwaha’s double-barrelled attack on BJP, JD(U)

Upendra Kushwaha criticised the ruling BJP at the Centre and said that political parties should not be building temples, instead they should be building schools to help educate the people of the state.
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 06:46 PM IST
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Six die of asphyxiation in a septic tank in Bihar’s east Champaran

Police said Mohan Mahato fell unconscious after entering the septic tank to inspect the construction work. When he did not return, four of his family members and two villagers jumped into the tank one by one to save him. All of them died after falling unconscious.
Police said the incident took place at Jeetpur village in Jitna police station area of Bihar’s east Champaran district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said the incident took place at Jeetpur village in Jitna police station area of Bihar’s east Champaran district.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 10, 2018 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySandeep Bhaskar, Bettiah
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