Seven more children have succumbed to encephalitis in Bihar, taking the total deaths in the state since early May to 18, officials said Thursday.

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The prevailing intense cold wave has claimed 11 more lives in Bihar, taking the total number of deaths in the state due to inclement weather to 18, an official said Thursday.

The Centre has sanctioned 2,389 projects under the Integrated Action Plan for construction of 9,070 km of roads at an estimated cost of Rs 3,387 crore in rural Bihar to mitigate the impact of Naxal

The Centre has sanctioned 2,389 projects under the Integrated Action Plan for the construction of 9,070 km of road at an estimated cost of Rs 3,387 crore in rural Bihar to mitigate the impact of na

Encephalitis toll in Bihar has risen to 221 since May this year following death of 12 more patients on Wednesday, official sources said.

Altogether 153 children have died due to symptoms of encephalitis in the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and Kejriwal Charitable Hospital in Muzaffarpur, while 52 children have died in the Patna Medical College and Hospital, Additional Secretary (Health) R. P. Ojha told reporters here.

The Bihar government confirmed on Tuesday that 100 children aged below 13 have died because of suspected encephalitis this season, mostly in Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Motihari, Sitamarhi and also in perip

Bird flu or avian influenza is threatening Bihar's poultry industry and an SOS has been sent to the central government on tackling the deadly H5N1 virus as the state lacks the resources to do so, a Bihar minister said.

The SOS was sent after the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) attributed the deaths of a number of crows across the state to the H5N1 virus, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh said.

New Delhi: Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not benefited from the government’s financial package for weavers announced in December 2011.

“All the money sanctioned by the government has gone to cooperative societies. The poor weaver still makes less than Rs.200 ($4) a day and does not have enough assets for loan guarantee,” Ali told IANS at an event here.

The Patna High Court has asked the state government to submit a detailed report on measures taken to treat and control encephalitis cases, especially in Magadh region.

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