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Bihar: State in Eastern India
Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the third-largest state by population and twelfth-largest by territory, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). It is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, and with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east. Three main cultural regions converge in the state: Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur. Bihar is also the world's third-most populous subnational entity.

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People use boats to commute after floodwater enters in parts of Bihar's Darbhanga [Video]

People use boats to commute after floodwater enters in parts of Bihar's Darbhanga

People use boats as floodwater entered in some areas of Bihar's Darbhanga district. The floodwater entered following heavy rainfall in the area. Locals have been alerted by the authorities as the..

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Construction work done along embankment swept away in Bihar's Sheohar [Video]

Construction work done along embankment swept away in Bihar's Sheohar

Construction which was being done along the embankment on Bagmati River in Bihar's Sheohar district was damaged on July 12 due to heavy water pressure. While speaking to media, the District Magistrate..

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Heavy rainfall leads to flood in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, lives of villagers severely affected [Video]

Heavy rainfall leads to flood in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, lives of villagers severely affected

The annual flood in Bihar has again forced poor people out of their homes. Several areas submerged in the flood water. The water level has increased in Bagmati River due to heavy rain. The villagers..

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Bihar Health Minister denies Tejashwi's allegations regarding mishandling of bodies in Patna hospital [Video]

Bihar Health Minister denies Tejashwi's allegations regarding mishandling of bodies in Patna hospital

While speaking to media in Patna on July 09, the Health Minister of Bihar, Mangal Pandey spoke on video posted by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav alleging mishandling of bodies in..

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Stop hero-worshipping Vikas Dubey, he is no Bhagat Singh: Bihar DGP slams 'culture of crime' [Video]

Stop hero-worshipping Vikas Dubey, he is no Bhagat Singh: Bihar DGP slams 'culture of crime'

The Director General of Police of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, commented on Kanpur shootout and appealed to the people to not encourage the "culture of crime" and "hero-worshipping" of criminals. "Should..

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COVID-19: Schools shut, mid-day meals become thing of the past in Muzaffarpur [Video]

COVID-19: Schools shut, mid-day meals become thing of the past in Muzaffarpur

As all government and private schools remain closed since the COVID-19 lockdown, it's having a devastating effect on the poor children in parts of Bihar. With schools closed and mid-day meal supply..

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Tejashwi Yadav lashes out at Bihar govt, says 'CM residence turned into hospital while poor are suffering' [Video]

Tejashwi Yadav lashes out at Bihar govt, says 'CM residence turned into hospital while poor are suffering'

Patna Medical College issued an order to deploy six doctors, three nurses, and a ventilator at the official residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after Secretary of the Health Department..

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Demand of cycles surging with growing fitness awareness: Hero Cycles CMD [Video]

Demand of cycles surging with growing fitness awareness: Hero Cycles CMD

Hero Cycles CMD Pankaj Munjal said that there has been increase in sales in parts of Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha after return of migrant workers during coronavirus-induced..

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'Seva Hi Sangathan': PM Modi congratulates Bihar workers in Bhojpuri [Video]

'Seva Hi Sangathan': PM Modi congratulates Bihar workers in Bhojpuri

On July 04, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed relief works done by BJP workers during the lockdown. In a virtual meet, he said, "Workers of Bihar BJP and the people deserve congratulations. Many..

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Heavy rainfall leads to waterlogging in Bihar's Patna [Video]

Heavy rainfall leads to waterlogging in Bihar's Patna

Waterlogging has been reported in various parts of Bihar's Patna city due to heavy rainfall. Water also entered Bihar Minister Prem Kumar's residence. Rainfall is expected to continue in Patna,..

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Bihar LJP vice president takes a dig at Congress, says 'there's no one left to help them' [Video]

Bihar LJP vice president takes a dig at Congress, says 'there's no one left to help them'

Bihar Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) vice president Hula Pandey on July 04 took a dig at the Congress and said that there is no one left to help the party. Pandey said that may be the Congress is thinking..

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Amritsar farmers face problems in sowing season due to labour shortage [Video]

Amritsar farmers face problems in sowing season due to labour shortage

Farmers in Punjab are facing problems in sowing crops as majority of the labourers have returned to their hometowns due to COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers are now involving their family members to carry out..

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Unlock 2.0: Migrant workers return to workplaces in Ahmedabad [Video]

Unlock 2.0: Migrant workers return to workplaces in Ahmedabad

Many Mmgrant workers who had returned to their native places due to COVID-19 lockdown returned to their workplaces. Lockdown has impacted businesses across the country. A migrant worker said, "I am..

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Over 70 test COVID positive after attending wedding in Bihar's Paliganj, groom dies [Video]

Over 70 test COVID positive after attending wedding in Bihar's Paliganj, groom dies

More than 70 people have found corona positive after they attended a wedding ceremony in Bihar's Paliganj. The groom was a software engineer in Delhi and he died two days after his marriage. Speaking..

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Instead of COVID, Bihar govt concerned about assembly elections: Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Instead of COVID, Bihar govt concerned about assembly elections: Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav on June 30 slammed Nitish Kumar government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent address to the nation. Taking..

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Hyderabad, Dehradun get pleasant rains, Bihar and WB brave heavy showers [Video]

Hyderabad, Dehradun get pleasant rains, Bihar and WB brave heavy showers

Monsoon has knocked over most of the states of the country. Parts of Hyderabad received pleasant rain on June 29. Rains also lashed Uttarakhand's Dehradun. India Meteorological Department has predicted..

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Patna Congress workers ride bicycles, bullock carts to protest against fuel price hike [Video]

Patna Congress workers ride bicycles, bullock carts to protest against fuel price hike

Congress workers rode bicycles and bullock carts in Bihar's Patna on June 29. They also rode horse cart as a mark of protest against the increased fuel prices. The prices of petrol and diesel are..

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No heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR for next 5 days: IMD scientist [Video]

No heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR for next 5 days: IMD scientist

IMD senior scientist Naresh Kumar on June 28 briefed about weather forecast of Bihar and northern states for upcoming two days. He said that Bihar and northeastern states will receive heavy rainfall..

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Bihar: Four Naxals killed in encounter in West Champaran

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Complete lockdown in Patna for a week from July 10: Here is what will be allowed

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Bihar surged to 13,000 on Wednesday, the Patna district administration decided to impose complete lockdown in the city for a week from Friday.
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Climate change 'fuelling deadly India lightning strikes'

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Lalu Prasad seeks bail ahead of Bihar assembly elections

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'Very inspiring!': PM Modi praises BJP workers for welfare measures during COVID-19 lockdown

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Bihar polls: Tejashwi Yadav apologises for 'mistakes' during RJD's 15-year tenure

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday apologised for committing any mistakes during RJD's 15 years in power in Bihar but also said that nobody can deny that party supremo Lalu..
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Kanwariyas barred from entering Haridwar; 14 days quarantine on arrival

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Sacrifice of every martyr's family is worth worshipping: PM Narendra Modi

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India: Lightning kills 83 villagers in Bihar in single day

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