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Severe cold leaves 24 people dead in <strong>Uttarakhand</strong>

Severe cold leaves 24 people dead in Uttarakhand

18 Dec 2014

Lucknow/Dehradun:  Intense cold wave conditions accompanied by snowfall have left 24 people dead in Uttarakhand, officials said on  Thursday. Officials in the hill state of Uttarakhand said two persons have died in Haldwani, three in Nainital, six in Bhimtal and Bageshwar areas, while nearly 13 died due to the inclement weather in the Kumaon region since Tuesday.

Severe cold,   Cold,   Uttarakhand,   People dead,   Bhimtal,   Bageshwar,  Nainital,  
Researchers to scan social media use during <strong>disasters</strong>

Researchers to scan social media use during disasters

15 Dec 2014

New York: The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Ohio-based Kent State University USD 300,000 grant to study public responses to disaster warnings and alerts across social media.

Researchers,   Disasters,   NSF,   US,   Xinyue Ye,   Social media ,  
<strong>Uttarakhand</strong> government should quit over law and order 'failure': BJP

Uttarakhand government should quit over law and order 'failure': BJP

16 Dec 2014

Dehradun: BJP on Tuesday demanded immediate resignation of the Uttrakhand government on moral grounds for the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

Uttarakhand,   Uttarakhand government,   Chief Minister,   Harish Rawat BJP,   Law and Order,   Ajay Bhatt,  
Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

15 Dec 2014

New Delhi: India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said.

Disaster management,   Government agencies,   Union Minister,   Kiren Rijiju,   Natural calamities ,  
Committee to be constituted for preparing DPR: Harish Rawat

Committee to be constituted for preparing DPR: Harish Rawat

13 Dec 2014

Dehradhun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has announced that a state-level committee will be constituted to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on different projects of the state related to Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

Dehradun,   Harish Rawat,   Uttarakhand Chief Minister ,  
States fearful about losing Planning Commission: <strong>Uttarakhand</strong> CM

States fearful about losing Planning Commission: Uttarakhand CM

13 Dec 2014

New Delhi: There is a strong sense of apprehension and uncertainty among states like Uttarakhand following the Union Government's proposal to wind up the Planning Commission, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Saturday.

Harish Rawat,   Uttarakhand,   Devendra Fadnavis ,   Planning Commission,   Prime Minister Narendra Modi,   ,  
Toxic nectar affects behaviour of insect pollinators

Toxic nectar affects behaviour of insect pollinators

13 Dec 2014

London:  Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have found.

Toxic nectar ,  insect pollinators,   Natural toxins,   bumble bees,   reproductive success,   rhododendron nectar ,  
Typhoon Hagupit: Toll rises to three; 890,000 people evacuated in Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit: Toll rises to three; 890,000 people evacuated in Philippines

08 Dec 2014

Manila: The massive Typhoon Hagupit has led to the death of at least three people and over 890,000 people being evacuated in the Philippines, with the wind speed touching 170 kmph, media reported on Sunday.

Typhoon Hagupit,   Typhoon,   Typhoon in Philippines,   natural calamity,   ,  
Oil Ministry to cut subsidy burden of ONGC, adjust its cess payment

Oil Ministry to cut subsidy burden of ONGC, adjust its cess payment

08 Dec 2014

New Delhi: In a big boost to ONGC, the Oil Ministry is reworking the fuel subsidy sharing formula to cut its payout by a quarter through adjustment of statutory oil cess against its share.

ONGC,   Oil Ministry,   Oil and Natural Gas Corp,   Oil India Ltd ,  
Education makes people less vulnerable to <strong>natural</strong> calamities

Education makes people less vulnerable to natural calamities

29 Nov 2014

London: Education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change, says a new study.

Education,   natural calamities,   floods,   landslides,   storms,   International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),   World Population Programme,   ,  

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