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.
21 Jan 2016
New York: Leveraging publicly available tweets or other social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, says a new study.
09 Jan 2016
Patna: Bihar is the first state to draw a disaster risk reduction and management roadmap for 15 years to meet the challenges of natural calamities, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said yesterday.
28 Dec 2015
Patna: Bihar government has decided to set up a super emergency operation centre armed with latest equipment and resources here and emergency operation centres in other districts of the state.
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.
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.
02 Dec 2015
Tokyo: Japan today displayed a pair of two- legged humanoid robots that can operate in harsh conditions as the country prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions prepares for the next catastrophe.
30 Dec 2015
New Delhi: The Center yesterday sanctioned Rs 5,083 crore to Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as central assistance for coping with the drought faced by them.
02 Dec 2015
New Delhi: Popularly known as the 'Black Friday', Bhopal gas tragedy left the world shocked with over 5000 deaths and thousands injured permanently and partially. Considered to be the dreadliest industrial disaster, Bhopal gas tragedy came as a lesson for the world and especially for India to keep a tab on the safety standards of the chemical factories.