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NEW DELHI: Natural calamities can blur political lines, providing at least briefly, a respite from relentless rivalries. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's flight to Bihar on Thursday to assess the Kosi disaster looked like a UPA delegation.
The death toll from flood waters in the east Indian state of Bihar continues to rise. Emergency officials say at least 65 people have died because of rising flood waters from a burst dam on the Kosi River. That's 10 more victims than reported earlier this week.
PATNA: Taking note of the health hazard caused due to impure drinking water in the flood-affected areas, the health department has come up with an innovative idea to ensure the purification of drinking water sources in theaffected areas.
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