The Union Cabinet will meet on Thursday to discuss a proposal, moved by the Home Ministry, to sanction additional financial assistance to Bihar for Kosi flood relief

THE large-scale destruction unleashed by the Kosi river last year is still fresh in the minds of the people and, not surprisingly, when the river Bagmati breached its embankment at Runisaidpur in Sitamarhi district on Saturday, it created a scare which many felt would only compound the problems of the state already reeling under the severe drought-like conditions.

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Embankment security still not sorted out BIHAR might see a repeat of last year

Dinesh Kumar Mishra looks back at the history of floods in North Bihar and wonders what this year has in store Had the Kosi river not breached its eastern embankment at Kusaha last year, 2008 would have gone down as a drought year in North Bihar. The rains were scanty and there was virtual drought after the breach occurred. That is why the Kosi hit only 3.3 million people across five

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KATHMANDU: Nepal and India have agreed to conduct round-the-clock patrolling of the embankments of the Koshi river during the flood season so that any repair needed is provided on time.

July 7: The Lok Sabha was adjourned when members of the BJD and JD(U) raised voices to express concern on the Centre allegedly asking back for relief funds given to Orissa and Bihar governments last year as flood relief grant.

Reacting over the Union Budget, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed it as

New Delhi: The Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar, on Sunday slammed the Centre saying the State is yet to receive money for rehabilitation of last year

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