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Jharkhand CM calls for ‘Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar’

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Raghuvar Das

By NewsGram Staff Writer

Targeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally RJD leader Lalu Prasad, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday urged the people to vote for a “Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar”.

“After Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured freedom from the corrupt Congress, it is now time to free Bihar of the jungle raj of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad,” the BJP leader said at a meeting here.

He said “a Nitish-Lalu mukt [free] Bihar” was a must if the state had to develop.

Das described Nitish Kumar as an arrogant chief minister. “People have voted him for development of Bihar but he has turned arrogant,” he said.

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Lightning Forecast System to be Set-up in Bihar

Bihar to set up a lightning alert system to save lives

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Bihar saw a rising number of deaths due to lightning strikes. Pixabay

Alarmed over the rising number of deaths due to lightning strikes, the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA) has signed an agreement with Bangaluru-based Earth Networks to set up a lightning forecast system in the state.

Earth Networks monitors and collects data on lightning strikes around the world.
Its system will inform the BSDMA, District Collectors, Municipal Officers and other public representatives about an impending lightning strike 30 minutes before its occurrence.

“The authorities will then send alerts on a mobile application, which will help save lives in the state. No mobile service provider has been selected so far to send the alerts,” a BSDMA official said.

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Earth Networks monitors and collects data on lightning strikes around the world. Pixabay

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More than 172 people have died in lightning strikes in Bihar so far this year, Chief Secretary Amrit Pratyay told IANS. Thunderbolt last year killed 139 people, 180 in 2017 and 107 in 2016 in the state, he added. (IANS))

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