31 Jul 2015
Dhaka: A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later on yesterday already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.
31 Jul 2015
Kathmandu: At least 33 people, including 13 women, were killed yesterday and over 20 others reported missing after landslides triggered by torrential rains swept away houses across Nepal, already devastated due to a massive temblor in April and the subsequent aftershocks.
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.
26 Jun 2015
Lucknow/Dehradun: Following heavy rain across the state, the annual 'Chaar Dhaam Yatra' -- a pilgrimage that takes devotees to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri -- in Uttarakhand was disrupted yesterday.
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.
23 Apr 2015
Dehradun: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Thursday to begin on Friday his trek to the revered and ancient Kedarnath shrine in the lower Himalayas.
02 Jul 2015
London: A Saudi Arabian billionaire is planning to give his entire USD 32-billion (Rs 2.03 lakh crore) fortune to charity, media reported. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, said he wanted to donate to groups that promote health and help with disaster relief, it said.
21 May 2015
Washington: US has praised India for its "remarkable" response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, describing the country's disaster management capabilities as sophisticated and advanced.
29 Jun 2015
Srinagar: The Defence Ministry has raised a bill of Rs 500 crore for its assistance to Jammu and Kashmir government for carrying out relief and rescue operations during the floods that battered the valley last year.