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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,  
<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,  
<strong>Disaster</strong> 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 ,  
PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Minister

PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Minister

15 Dec 2014

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to have professionals as its members and this central body should not been seen as a "parking lot" for retired politicians, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said.

Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   National Disaster Management Authority,   NDMA,   Politicians,   Union Minister,   Kiren Rijiju,  
Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

14 Dec 2014

Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 24 people, officials said, with scores still missing.

Indonesia landslide,   Jemblung village,   Banjarnegara district of central Java,   Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,   National Disaster Mitigation Agency ,  
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,   ,  
NDRF to raise two more battalions soon: O P Singh

NDRF to raise two more battalions soon: O P Singh

11 Dec 2014

Patna: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will raise two more battalions to strengthen its cadre in view of enormity of the task, its Director General O P Singh said on Thursday.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),   O P Singh,   CRPF,   CISF,   Jammu and Kashmir disaster ,  
Indonesia landslide kills eighteen, leaves ninety missing

Indonesia landslide kills eighteen, leaves ninety missing

13 Dec 2014

Banjarnegara (Indonesia): A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and leaving 90 others missing, officials said on Saturday.

Indonesia landslide,   Indonesia torrential downpour,   Jemblung village,   Java island,   Indonesia landslide toll,   national disaster agency,  
<strong>Uttarakhand</strong>: New community radio goes on air in Rudraprayag

Uttarakhand: New community radio goes on air in Rudraprayag

22 Sep 2014

Dehradun: A new community radio went on air in Uttarakhand to disseminate information to two lakh people in 200 remote villages in the disaster–prone Rudraprayag district.

Uttarakhand,   Rudraprayag,   Uttarakhand disaster,   community radio,   community radio in Uttarakhand,  

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