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2008-08-30 09:01:03

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 flight's passenger manifest did not have any non-UPA representation despite Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar having met the PM on Wednesday and having asked Singh about his plans to visit the state. The CM remained overnight in the Capital and...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

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. The dam burst earlier this month in neighboring Nepal and flowed into Bihar, smashing villages and ruining crop land, Press Trust of India reported Friday. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and have little to...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.