30 Oct 2014
Patna: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) averted a major tragedy on the occasion of Chhath at the famous Konhara Ghat near Hajipur in Vaishali district of Bihar, after its personnel caught a snake that ventured into a crowd of thousands of devotees present there, a senior NDRF official said on Thursday.
29 Oct 2014
New Delhi: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 14 rescue and relief teams with boats and other flood rescue equipment as proactive measure to mitigate the situation during cyclonic storm Nilofar which is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Friday.
28 Oct 2014
Washington: Researchers have developed a new algorithm that allows robots to differentiate between humans and debris while carrying out search and rescue operations following a natural disaster.
25 Oct 2014
Dehradun: The sacred portals of Kedarnath and Yamunotri shrines in Garhwal Himalayas were closed on Saturday for winters after elaborate rituals held amid chanting of vedic hymns. Gates of Kedarnath, the most important of the four Himalayan shrines located in Uttarakhand were closed at 6 am for the season, the first after a devastating deluge ravaged large parts of Kedar Valley last year.
18 Oct 2014
Dehradun: The much-talked about meeting of Uttarakhand cabinet in Kedarnath will now be held at the Himalayan shrine on October 20 instead of October 21 as scheduled earlier.
18 Oct 2014
Badrinath: Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to rid the country of litter and rubbish, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Saturday cleaned the Badrinath and Kedarnath temple premises and area around it to spread the message of 'Swachh Bharat'.
17 Oct 2014
Washington: Facebook has unveiled a 'safety check' tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system developed after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
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.
21 Oct 2014
New Delhi: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kashmir on Diwali and spend time with flood-hit people there.
06 Oct 2014
Dehradun: Drawing lessons from 2013 calamity at Kedarnath which caught thousands of pilgrims offguard, the state government has completed the digital mapping of Rudraprayag district which will help pilgrims heading for the Himalayan shrine to get weather updates on their mobile phone.