Patna: The eastern Kosi embankment was safe and there was no need to panic, Bihar Water Resources Development Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said on Friday.

There has been a lot of panic following the reported breach of three coffer dams at Kusaha on May 26, resulting into heavy discharge of water into the Kosi river from Nepal.

Patna: Nine months after a massive breach in the Kosi embankment triggered catastrophic floods in north Bihar, there is a danger of history repeating itself.

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to expedite infrastructure and social sector projects needed to develop the State.
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Bihar

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Minutes after polling was over in the Kosi belt, the Bihar government received a letter from the disaster management division of the Ministry of Home Affairs addressed to the Chief Secretary of Bihar R J M Pillai.The state government was asked to refund Rs 1,000 crore provided to it for relief work in flood-affected Kosi region.

J P YADAV & SANTOSH SINGH

NEW DELHI, PATNA: A day after he took a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar over his handshake with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today telephoned Kumar to

NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has promised to provide a grant assistance of $25.6 million to help restore economic activity in parts of Nepal devastated by last year's monsoon floods.

More than 300,000 people living in the eastern and far western region of the country were seriously affected by the August floods, and the landslides that followed.

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