PATNA: Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said he would press for the inclusion of three Bihar cities – Patna, Muzaffarpur and Gaya – under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) of the Centre

Dreaded Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) that has taken toll of 25 children in the last fortnight in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur continue to baffle the experts who have for the first time noticed absence

The state government has decided to build almost 27,000 flats in three cities of Bihar, including Patna. These flats will be constructed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and will be available at less than market rates.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting on Tuesday presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. As a part of this decision, the state government has decided to construct 12,696 flats in Gaya, whereas almost 11,000 flats will be constructed in Patna. Meanwhile, 1,496 flats will be constructed in Muzaffarpur.

TARDY PROGRESS Inquiry committee of road ministry finds World Bank Institutional Integrity Unit report on Lucknow-Muzaffarpur highway project true

With water level rising in rivers including the Kosi, the fear of floods has begun to haunt the people living in north Bihar yet again.

"All the rivers are in full spate following heavy rains. Some rivers may cross the red mark late Wednesday or Thursday," officials of the Central Water Commission warned.

This study reveals detailed geochemical investigation of inorganic constituents including heavy metals in the ground water surrounding the dumpsite area at Muzaffarpur. The pH was found to be increased in some cases. Few water samples showed the total hardness and alkalinity value beyond the standard limit. COD value was found to be maximum in nearest points to dump sites.