The Centre and states have been able to work as a team in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
More than 74.20 lakh people of 16 districts in Bihar have been affected by the calamity, Nitish Kumar told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Darbhanga reported the highest number of flood-related deaths at 10, followed by Muzaffarpur at six, West Champaran at four and two each in Saran and Siwan, the bulletin said.
The prime minister made these remarks at a virtual meeting with the chief ministers and representatives of six states to review the flood situation in various parts of the country.
Darbhanga reported the highest number of flood-related fatalities at nine, followed by six in Muzaffarpur, four in West Champaran and two each in Saran and Siwan districts.
Upon his return to Patna late Friday night, Tiwari, who is posted as the SP City (East), however, declined to spill the beans on the findings of the investigation carried out by his team asserting that doing so would be "inappropriate".
"Bihar DGP (Gupteshwar Pandey) had a talk with the late actors father K K Singh today. DGP has informed me that the father has asked for a CBI probe into the case," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.
The Bihar Police last week lodged an FIR against Chakraborty for allegedly abetting Rajput's suicide. The complaint was filed by Sushant Singh Rajput's father K K Singh against Chakraborty and other members of her family.
He also said that multiple steps are being taken to promote economic growth and create employment opportunities in Bihar.
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The caveats were filed by the state government and Krishna Kishore Singh, father of the late actor, a day after Chakraborty, the rumoured girlfriend of Rajput, had moved the top court seeking transfer of the FIR lodged at Patna to Mumbai for the offence of abetment of suicide.
"The requirement of a lockdown is inevitable and urgent to contain the further spread of COVID-19 in the state," the government order stated.
Several rivers except the Ganges continued to flow above the danger mark and flood waters have hit nearly 4 lakh people in eight districts, a disaster management department bulletin said.
During a meeting with state officials, delegates of the Central team reportedly said that there is a need for hospitals to implement a strict policy to control the transmission of infection.
Yadav, the leader of opposition in the state legislative assembly, said the government was testing around 10,000 samples per day against the required 30,000-35,000 tests a day given the size and population of Bihar.
In its one-page letter, the poll body sought their replies by July 31 and said that bypolls in some states and the Bihar assembly elections are due this year.
According to scientists, including Rajib Acharya from the Population Council, New Delhi, vulnerability in the research means the risk of consequences of infection, including spread, morbidity, mortality, and social and economic effects of the pandemic.
In October last year, the Law Ministry amended the Conduct of Election Rules to allow people with disabilities and those who are 80 years of age or above to opt for postal ballot during the Lok Sabha and assembly elections.
This includes making sure that each bed has an oxygen cylinder and adequate space between each other
Except for the essential services, markets, offices and other commercial activities will be prohibited during the lockdown period in the state capital, the order said.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Mukesh Kumar dismissed the petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, pointing out that the matter lay outside the court's jurisdiction.
According to the sources, one of the 15 staffers in the Chief Minister's Office who had undergone the test was found positive for the infection.
Besides the chief minister, samples of 15 staffers of the Chief Minister's Office have been collected for COVID-19 test, the sources said, adding results are expected Sunday.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of the 22 people who lost their lives due to lightning strikes on July 2
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), announced as part of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to help those affected due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, was earlier valid for a three-month period from April to June. The same has been extended for five months till November.