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Bihar floods: Dinesh Kumar Mishra on the flawed strategies that have turned state into watery grave
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Bihar floods: Dinesh Kumar Mishra on the flawed strategies that have turned state into watery grave

The engineering solutions put in place to tackle the issue of floods has created more problems than solutions in Bihar, says former IIT professor and doyen of water experts Dinesh Mishra

Atal Setu, a new bridge in Bihar over troubled Kosi, raises risk of higher flood surges
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Atal Setu, a new bridge in Bihar over troubled Kosi, raises risk of higher flood surges

Engineers have channelled the Kosi over a long distance before building the Atal Setu in Bihar, raising the risk of higher flood surges

A dammed history of the Kosi
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A dammed history of the Kosi

A decade after the catastrophic Kosi embankment breach, a look at the history of embankments in Nepal and northern India

Floods in Bihar: Death toll climbs to 198 even as Ganga water recedes
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Floods in Bihar: Death toll climbs to 198 even as Ganga water recedes

With 19 more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Saturday went upto 198, even as the water levels of swollen Ganga started receding at many places in the state, except in Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district where the river is flowing above danger mark.

Modi-Nitish thaw: How Kosi floods set them apart but a raging Ganga broke the ice
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Modi-Nitish thaw: How Kosi floods set them apart but a raging Ganga broke the ice

The ravaging flood waters of the Ganga forced Nitish to meet Modi and seek help but perhaps in a much friendlier manner than before.

Bihar floods force people along Kosi to eat rats
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Bihar floods force people along Kosi to eat rats

At 9 in the morning Gauri Devi is waiting for her 15-year-old son to bring rats. That's the only food the family now depends on, being surrounded by flood water.

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar takes aerial survey as toll reaches 22
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Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar takes aerial survey as toll reaches 22

Flooding in Bihar is mainly due to heavy rainfall in Nepal's catchment areas. Around 17.85 lakh people have been hit in 10 districts while 22 have died.

Flood alert sounded for north Bihar districts bordering Nepal
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Flood alert sounded for north Bihar districts bordering Nepal

Major rivers in Bihar, especially the Kosi, Gandak, Bagmati and the Ganga, are in spate following heavy rains in their upstream areas, posing a threat of floods, officials said on Monday.

Kosi: People who took shelter because of flood threat return home
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Kosi: People who took shelter because of flood threat return home

Most of the people who had taken shelter in the relief camps in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa district of Bihar today returned to their villages following the withdrawal of flash flood alert in the Kosi river by the state government yesterday.

Looming threat of flood in Kosi river has been controlled: Govt to Lok Sabha
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Looming threat of flood in Kosi river has been controlled: Govt to Lok Sabha

The looming threat of flood in river Kosi has been controlled because of joint efforts of disaster management authorities of India and Nepal, Government told Lok Sabha.

Kosi flood: Bihar govt stops evacuations as threat abates
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Kosi flood: Bihar govt stops evacuations as threat abates

The Bihar government Tuesday stopped forcible evacuation of people after the flood threat in the state abated, an official said Tuesday.

Kosi flood threat: People would rather swim holding tails of buffaloes than evacuate
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Kosi flood threat: People would rather swim holding tails of buffaloes than evacuate

One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out.

No danger of Kosi flooding, 70,000 people still evacuated for safety
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No danger of Kosi flooding, 70,000 people still evacuated for safety

Government today said so far there is no rise in the water level of river Kosi and there is no imminent danger but all precautionary measures are in place to deal with any eventuality.

Kosi: No threat of flood for the next 24 hours
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Kosi: No threat of flood for the next 24 hours

There was 24 hour respite in the flood threat in nine Bihar districts as Nepal did not conduct any blast today to open the mouth of the blocked Bhote Kosi, a tributary of Kosi River.

Kosi flood threat: Over 65,000 evacuated in Bihar after alert
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Kosi flood threat: Over 65,000 evacuated in Bihar after alert

Over 65,000 people were evacuated in Bihar on Monday amid a flood alert, following a rise in the water level of Kosi river.

Kosi alert: Thousands flee from their homes in Bihar fearing 2008-like flood
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Kosi alert: Thousands flee from their homes in Bihar fearing 2008-like flood

Thousands of people have fled their homes fearing the worst after government issued an alert over likely floods in Supaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, Purnea, Khagaria and Madhepura districts of the Kosi region, according to reports reaching here.

Kosi flood: Cabinet secretary holds meeting after alert in Bihar
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Kosi flood: Cabinet secretary holds meeting after alert in Bihar

Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth Sunday chaired a National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting following a flood alert in Bihar.

Nepal releases Kosi water, floods Bihar villages
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Nepal releases Kosi water, floods Bihar villages

Bihar Water Resources Development Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary said all embankments were safe and there was no need to panic.