01 Sep 2014
Tokyo:Around 2.35 million people on Monday took part in a government disaster drill in Japan, hoping to prevent a catastrophe when the quake-prone country is hit by another natural disaster.
01 Sep 2014
Beijing: Eleven coal miners went missing after a rain-triggered landslide hit a county in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Monday. The landslide occurred when employees with the Yongfa coal mine in Yunyang County, were transferring from their dormitory to a safe location after torrential rains lashed the area.
27 Aug 2014
United Nations: Adopting a critical tone, India has told the UN Security Council that ‘imposing solutions’ from outside on nations for conflict prevention is a ‘recipe for instant disaster’ and an ‘interventionist trend’ can exacerbate conflict between and within countries.
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 Aug 2014
Dehradun: The weather was clear in most parts of Uttarakhand except light to moderate rain at isolated places, allowing 'Char Dham' pilgrims to leave for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.
20 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, on Wednesday emphasised on the strengthening of civil defence organisation in an effort to avert any natural disaster in future.
17 Aug 2014
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has allocated Rs 2.5 crore each for the development of infrastructural facilities in disaster-hit districts of the state.
20 Aug 2014
Guwahati: A man and a child were killed even as over four lakh people continued to reel under floods caused by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries in Assam, an official said on Tuesday.
11 Aug 2014
Beijing: To prevent natural disasters and to monitor crops, China on Sunday launched remote sensing satellite Yaogon XX.
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.