17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: India has taken initiative for the paradigm shift in disaster management from relief centric to a holistic one and drawing the best practices around the world to improve its system and processes for disaster management, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
09 Nov 2015
New Delhi: The government today approved Rs 1,100 crore funds under the National Disaster Relief Fund for Karnataka and Gujarat, which recently faced drought and floods respectively.
03 Oct 2015
Washington: President Barack Obama has said that Russia's Syrian strategy is a recipe for disaster as President Vladimir Putin failed to differentiate between Islamic State militants and moderate groups who oppose the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.
30 Sep 2015
Jakarta: Indonesia criticised Saudi Arabia yesterday for its slow response to the haj pilgrimage disaster in Mina, saying its diplomats only received full access to the dead and injured days after the crush.
05 May 2014
Dehradun: Sacred portals of the Kedarnath temple were reopened to devotees amid elaborate rituals early on Sunday morning, about a year after the Himalayan shrine was marred by flash floods that had left hundreds of people dead and many others stranded.
05 Nov 2013
Dehradun: Chants of Vedic hymns reverberated in the air amid light snowfall as the sacred portals of the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath, which bore the brunt of the June calamity in Uttarakhand, were closed on Tuesday for winter.
20 Oct 2015
Dubai: The crush and stampede that struck the haj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new tally showed yesterday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tragedy.
25 Sep 2015
Mina: At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed yesterday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. At least 863 others were injured.
22 Jun 2013
As if the natural disaster and consequent mayhem was not enough, the pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath, were in for another shock, this time from the Nepali hoodlums from the adjoining forests. The Nepalis decamped with their money and belongings, they did not spare the women either.
02 Oct 2015
Tehran: The death toll in the Saudi haj disaster rose sharply as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.