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At Marpah… facing starvation… where to turn?

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At Marpah… facing starvation… where to turn?

Saji Thengumpallil sent out this from Marpa, near Hajipur Marpa flood update as on 18 Aug: Unfortunately the road towards Marpa Tahir is broken under water pressure and an young married boy drowned. The Body is missing, probably  inside the Mann Pond. I visited some families around and found they had no dry clothes, except […]

Bihar CM:  videocon on impending disaster

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Bihar CM: videocon on impending disaster

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a meeting with officials here (June 30) and told them to be ready with relief and rehabilitation plans. The chief minister held the review meeting on the probability of flood and drought in different parts of the state, interacting with senior officials at division and district level […]

Rivers continue to threaten lives

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Rivers continue to threaten lives

The tension is palpable. Nervous citizens watch anxiously the rising levels of the rivers. They water slowly creeps upwards and enters the low-lying areas of the towns, as it advances foot by foot, the people have to start moving away… leaving their homes…. The Ganga and five other rivers Sone, Punpun, Burhi Gandak, Ghaghra and […]

Floods douse funeral pyres across North India

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Floods douse funeral pyres across North India

Holy Smoke! They’re turning rooftops into funeral pyres in the Holy City of Benaras. They’re setting funeral pyres alight in the bye-lanes of Allahabad, while in Bihar they’re crying for dry firewood to cremate their dear departed. The Monsoon floods that are ravaging the cities, have added to the tears of an already dispossessed people… […]