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Out of 2,803 new cases, as many as 1,021 cases were reported on July 24 while the remaining 1,782 cases were detected on July 23, said the health department.

"The Chief Minister's report is declared within two hours. Is there a special arrangement for him and no arrangements for the common man?" he asked.

Except essential services all government offices, public corporations and educational institutions will remain closed. Private and commercial establishments are also closed.

The bridge, constructed at a cost of Rs 263.48 crore, aimed to reduce road distance between different towns of East Champaran to Gopalganj, Siwan and Saran districts.

Follow the suggestions issued from time to time by the Department of Disaster Management. Stay indoors in bad weather and be safe," Kumar tweeted.

26 people died due to lightning strikes in the state - six in Patna, four in East Champaran, seven in Samastipur, three in Katihar, two each in Shivhar and Madhepura and one each in Purnia and West Champaran districts.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Rs 4 lakhs each for the families of deceased. Authorities have appealed to people to stay indoors during rains and not stand beneath the trees.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, one of the founding members of the opposition party and also its national vice president, resigned from the post citing displeasure over the functioning of the party.

Public works undertaken under this campaign will have a resource envelope of Rs 50,000 crore with the objective to provide livelihood opportunity to workers who have returned to their native places and other affected people residing in villages.

The Home Minister lauded the contribution of the State's workers in building the nation's most developed regions and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at the Centre is focused on developing the eastern region including Bihar of the country.