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Bihar: State in Eastern India
Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east. Three main regions converge in the state: Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur.

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Nitish Kumar's visit to opponent RJD leader's home creates ripples in Bihar's political circles


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Floods continue to ravage Bihar, Assam; death toll mounts to 166

Around 1.11 crore people continue to reel under the deluge in the two eastern states.
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Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives [Video]Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon following uproar over Karnataka issue

While Congress members gave notice under Rule 267 seeking setting aside of the business of the day to take up the issue of Constitutional crisis in Karnataka, TMC members sent a similar notice over..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha adjourns till 2 pm

Speaker Om Birla led the House in expressing condolence over the passing away of Paswan and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Paswan, a Lok Janshakti Party member, was a member from Samastipur..
IndiaTimes - Published

Five Bihar cops held on corruption charges

These cops have been accused of taking a bribe to release criminals who were recently apprehended in Naubatpur with stolen coins worth Rs 18 lakh
DNA - Published

Bihar floods sweep villages away, people take refuge in self constructed tents

The death toll has risen to 97 so far with the highest number of casualties occurring in Sitamarhi district i.e. 27 followed by 18 in Madhubani district
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Ruling NDA alliance in Bihar at odds, again

State government's order on RSS may have caused the dent
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Five more die in Bihar floods, death toll crosses 100


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Will see the results: JD(U)'s Pavan Varma after BJP leader claims party has strength to contest Bihar elections alone

Expressing his discontent, the JDU leader went on to say, "You cannot adopt such a kind of behaviour in an alliance government."
DNA - Published

Bihar: Veteran Leftist, three-time Lok Sabha member AK Roy passes away

Veteran Leftist leader, former Lok Sabha MP and founder of the Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC) AK Roy passed away at a hospital in Dhanbad on Sunday.
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Lok Sabha member Ramchandra Paswan dead

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader passed away around 10.30 a.m. He was admitted to the hospital a week ago. A four-time MP, Ramchandra Paswan represented Bihar's Samstipur in the Lok Sabha. He is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar floods toll close to 100; Sitamarhi worst affected with 27 deaths

With five more deaths on Saturday, the death toll in Bihar floods reached 97, the state's disaster management department said.
DNA - Published

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar to visit Sitamarhi today to take stock of rescue, relief ops


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No. of girls migrating for education rising much faster than boys’

Girls went from being over a third the number of boys who migrated out of their state for education in 1992-2001 to almost half the number of boys by the 2011 census, which recorded a total of 5.4..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two guvs transferred, fresh appointment in some states

Former interlocutor on Naga talks R N Ravi has been appointed as Nagaland governor, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. Noted lawyer and former Janata Dal MP Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Muslims who stayed in Indian on promises of Azad, Nehru and Bapu now being punished: Azam Khan on mob lynchings

Speaking on the mob lynching of three men in Bihar's Saran district over alleged attempt to steal cattle, Rampur MP Azam Khan said it is the "punishment" Muslims are getting after 1947
DNA - Published

Floods continue to wreak havoc in Bihar as 11 killed in 24 hours

16 teams of NDRF, seven of SDRF pressed into service, nearly 1.25 lakh people rescued
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5.6 crore Indians lived outside their state of birth in 2011

More than 56 million Indians lived in states other than the ones they were born in, newly released census data for 2011 shows. While UP, Bihar, Rajasthan and MP had the highest ‘out-migration’,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Death toll in Assam, Bihar floods nears 150, over 1.15 crore affected

The flood situation in Bihar and northeast India showed little improvement on Friday as over 1.15 crore people remained affected while the death toll due to flood and rain-related incidents neared 150...
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Death toll in flood-hit Bihar climbs to 92; CM Nitish launches DBT scheme for assistance


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Mob in India kills three on suspicion of cattle theft, three arrested

A mob on Friday beat to death three men suspected of trying to steal cattle in India's eastern state of Bihar, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks that have provoked alarm among religious..
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Bihar: Three men beaten to death over dispute

"The three were beaten up by the villagers in a fit of rage," the police said.
DNA - Published

Death toll in Bihar floods touches 78

The recent floods here have adversely affected the normal life in as many as 12 districts of Bihar with Sitamarhi being the most hit by the incessant rains
DNA - Published

Bihar BJP minister Vinod Singh says police letter on RSS surveillance 'fake'

The ensuing response from the BJP-RSS quarters ruffled feathers in the NDA coalition after which the JD(U) was seen getting into damage control mode
DNA - Published

Flood toll in Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya crosses 100; red alert in 3 Kerala districts for heavy rains

Of Assam's 33 districts, 28 remained under the grip of floods that has displaced nearly 54 lakh people and killed 36 people.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Sushil Modi draws flak for watching movie amid floods in Bihar


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NHAI eyes Rs 4,995 cr from monetisation of 3rd bundle of highways under TOT model

There are nine highway stretches of 566.27 km in TOT Bundle-3 in states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu
DNA - Published

Bihar facing problems one after another; govt unable to manage: SC


IndiaTimes - Published

No plan to restore special category status to states: Government

There is no plan to restore special category status -- which has been scrapped by think- tank Niti Aayog -- to any state in the country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Many states..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar flood victims get to eat rice filled with insects

The DM has instructed all government personnel or doctors present in the community kitchen centre to first eat the food themselves and then serve the flood victims
DNA - Published

Bihar govt red-faced as cops seek info on RSS functionaries

Sangh office bearers accuse CM Nitish Kumar of spying on the organisation
DNA - Published

Political storm brewing in Bihar over police letter seeking info on functionaries of RSS, affiliates


IndiaTimes - Published

'Sangh activists are transparent not secretive': BJP on Bihar police being asked to snoop on RSS functionaries

State BJP leaders expressed surprise over the police move with BJP MLC Sachchidanand Rai saying the party must be careful of the intentions of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who holds the home portfolio..
DNA - Published

Congress slams govt over handling of flood situation in Assam, Bihar

Gourav Gogoi of the Congress asked the Centre to declare floods in Assam a national disaster and said 15 persons have been killed and over 43 lakh displaced by the natural calamity.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

PMO asks Bhagalpur officials to launch probe after boy seeks permission to end life

The teenager with roots in Bihar currently resides in Jharkhand, where his father is a government official. His mother works at a bank in Patna. According to Bhagalpur district administration..
IndiaTimes - Published

Flood victims eat rats as Bihar netas bicker

Tell-Tail: Oppn slams JD(U)-BJP coalition govt for 'total failure', BJP hits back
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Gather info on RSS netas, Nitish Kumar tells Bihar intel


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Toll in Bihar flash floods rises to 33, over 25 lakh people affected

The maximum number of 11 casualties have been reported from Sitamarhi district where 12 lakh people have been hit by the deluge.
DNA - Published

Flood situation worsens in Assam, Bihar; red alert sounded in Kerala


IndiaTimes - Published

Flash floods claim 31 in Bihar

Over 20 lakh affected due to the floods which has wreaked havoc in 12 districts, say officials
DNA - Published

Nearly 70 lakh affected in floods in Bihar, northeast India; toll mounts to 44

The flood situation remained grim in parts of northeast and Bihar as the death toll mounted to 44 on Monday, with nearly 70 lakh people affected, even as north India witnessed widespread rainfall.
IndiaTimes - Published

Person who set 'Is Governor a mere puppet?' question in Bihar civil service exam blacklisted: BPSC

Responding on the matter, BPSC said, "the person who put the question on a Constitutional post in BPSC Mains exam, has been asked for an explanation, and has been barred from setting a question paper..
DNA - Published

Toll in flood-related deaths in Bihar rises to 24


IndiaTimes - Published

Opposition attacks Nitish Kumar government over flood situation in Bihar

Opposition RJD on Monday alleged that the JD(U) government has failed to tackle the flood situation in Bihar, even as state minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav asserted that the government was taking..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar floods: At least 13 dead, heavy rains expected in next four days

Situation remains grim in Bihar.
DNA - Published

18 lakh affected as flood condition worsens in Bihar


IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar floods: 4 dead, 18 lakh hit as situation turns grim


IndiaTimes - Published

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviews preparedness to tackle floods

India Metrological Department (IMD) officers informed the minister that in the last 3-4 days, Assam and Bihar have received extremely heavy downpour.
DNA - Published

As Chennai remains parched, floods wreak havoc in the east

TN sweats it out to procure water, while Assam and Bihar struggle with the problem of plenty
DNA - Published

Rains claim 10 lives in Northeast, over 8.5 lakh hit in Assam

While the Indian Meteorological Department predicted heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Bihar, the flood situation in Assam continues to worsen
DNA - Published

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