Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Mahanoy River Safety Society Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 11/01/2018 regarding construction on the Mahanoy river, Munger, Bihar. The Court directed the State to look into the matter as neither the river nor its banks can be used for any activity leave alone construction of permanent structures. The District Magistrate, Munger, is directed to make enquiry by visiting the spot.

Patna: With five more deaths reported from Samastipur district on Wednesday, the toll in the Ganga floods in 12 affected districts has mounted to 28.

There was no let up in the fury of floods in over a dozen Bihar districts Sunday with major swollen rivers, including the Ganga, affecting more than five million people, officials said.

State urban development and housing minister Prem Kumar said here on Monday that the state government has sanctioned a mega plan for constructing sewerage in areas under Munger municipal corporatio

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

The residents of 15 villages have boycotted the polio vaccination to protest alleged lack of proper nutrition and other facilities to the children by the state-run Anganwadi Centres in Munger district, official sources said on Wednesday.

Parents did not allow health workers to vaccinate their wards during the ongoing polio vaccination campaign to protest against alleged indifferent attitude of the Anganwadi workers to the children enrolled there for pre-primary education, the sources said.

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.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday cleared the decks for a huge fund outlay which is set to bolster Bihar's rural infrastructure.

Speaking to journalists here, Mr. Ramesh said the Union Rural Ministry would pump in Rs. 2,500 crore for laying of over 6,500 km of rural roads across the State for fiscal 2011-12.

While mass predilections in Bihar are still veering towards the male child, the Nitish Kumar government will be pleased with the provisional Census 2011 data for the State, which has indicated a 20 per cent jump in the State's female literacy rate.

As per the report, literacy rates for women in Bihar have soared from 33.12 per cent in 2001 to 53.33 per cent this census year.

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Alto gether 18 children were born blind in the arsenic affected blocks of Bhojpur district during the past three months, Bihar health minis- ter Nand Kishore Yadav confirmed on Wednesday.

The cause of the blindness was not yet known, but health department officials were in touch with ophthal- mologists, he said.

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