02 May 2016
New Delhi: Latest satellite imageries of Uttarakhand have reported that the forest fire has gone out in over 70 percent of the affected areas, even as the NDRF has deployed over 130 personnel to tackle the massive blaze.
30 Apr 2016
Dehradun: Major forest fires raged today across Uttarakhand even as three teams of NDRF were deployed in Almora, Gauchar and Pauri and one team of SDRF in Nainital to extinguish the flames.
27 Apr 2016
Warrington: The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury concluded yesterday, finding Britain's worst sporting tragedy was partly down to police errors.
31 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Terming the collapse of an under construction flyover in Kolkata as a 'disaster', the Centre today assured the West Bengal government all help in rescuing trapped people from the debris and said a report from the state will give a clear picture on how the tragedy had happened.
12 Mar 2016
Washington: Social networks such as Twitter may be used for monitoring, assessing and even predicting damage caused by natural disasters in just a few hours, a new study has found.
31 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed the NDRF to engage all its resources for rescue of those trapped under the debris of an under-construction bridge which collapsed in Kolkata.
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.
12 Mar 2016
Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than any other storm in US history, with an economic impact in the region of USD 50,000 million. Hundreds of millions of geo-located tweets making reference to this topic were collected from 50 metropolitan areas in the US.
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.
06 Feb 2016
Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe yesterday declared a 'state of disaster' in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.