The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday approved Rs 393.09 crore for the construction of parallel roads in four bordering districts of the state.

The meeting of the Programme Approval Board Mid-Day Meal to consider the Annual Work Plan & Budget 2013-14 in respect of state of Bihar was held on 23.04.2013 at New Delhi.

A six-member joint team of Indian and Nepali officials was on Saturday constituted to look into encroachment of land to be used for construction of a new road on Indo-Nepal border.

Shoumojit Banerjee

A sudden, violent tropical storm mauled east Bihar late on Tuesday night, killing 77 people, besides rendering thousands homeless.

A Freak storm preceded by hurricane-force winds killed nearly a hundred people in four blocks of North Dinajpur district in West Bengal and Araria, Purnea and Kishanganj districts of Bihar around midnight on Tuesday. While 31 people were killed and more than 50 injured in West Bengal, the toll was around 65 in Bihar.

Following a modest beginning in the early 90s, tea plantation has made a quantum jump in Kishanganj, the only district in the state where tea is grown and has thus put Bihar on the tea map of the country.

Thousands of people affected by swirling river waters in Uttar Pradesh and Assam also

Inundated: People wading through water-logged streets in Patna after heavy rain lashed the city.

Patna: The flood situation in seven northern districts of Bihar further worsened on Monday with swollen river waters inundating fresh areas, even as the death toll mounted to 14.