Nepal radio plays saviour in Bihar floods

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- (Credit: SHYAMAL)A Nepalese community radio station has become the only source of news for flood-hit villagers in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Radio Janakpur is a popular station for people in Bihar's Darbhanga and Sitamarhi districts, even in normal times. But with people not getting newspapers, and with the local radio station submerged in water, the Nepalese fm station is their only source of information."Our transmission is closed, as the transmitter is submerged underwater,'' P K Thakur, station engineer, All India Radio, Darbhanga informed the news channel ndtv.

"The news we are listening to is coming from the Nepal radio station," says Bablu Paswan.

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