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NDRF constable catches snake, averts stampede during Chhath

NDRF constable catches snake, averts stampede during Chhath

30 Oct 2014

Patna: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) averted a major tragedy on the occasion of Chhath at the famous Konhara Ghat near Hajipur in Vaishali district of Bihar, after its personnel caught a snake that ventured into a crowd of thousands of devotees present there, a senior NDRF official said on Thursday.

National Disaster Response Force,   snake in Chhath,   Chhath,   Konhara Ghat,   Hajipur,   Vaishali,   Bihar,   NDRF,   Sandhya Arghya,  
Opposition BJP slams <strong>Uttarakhand</strong> CM for frequent visits to Delhi

Opposition BJP slams Uttarakhand CM for frequent visits to Delhi

30 Oct 2014

Dehradun: Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Thursday advised Chief Minister Harish Rawat to stop his frequent visits to Delhi and address the problems being faced by people in the calamity-hit areas of the state.

BJP,   Uttarakhand CM,   Harish Rawat,   Ajay Bhatt,   Congress,   Vijay Bahuguna,  
Cyclone Nilofar: NDRF deploys 14 rescue teams in Gujarat

Cyclone Nilofar: NDRF deploys 14 rescue teams in Gujarat

29 Oct 2014

New Delhi: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 14 rescue and relief teams with boats and other flood rescue equipment as proactive measure to mitigate the situation during cyclonic storm Nilofar which is expected to hit the Gujarat coast on Friday.

National Disaster Response Force,   NDRF,   cyclonic storm Nilofar,   Gujarat coast,  
<strong>Disaster</strong> response robots to discern between humans and rubble

Disaster response robots to discern between humans and rubble

28 Oct 2014

Washington: Researchers have developed a new algorithm that allows robots to differentiate between humans and debris while carrying out search and rescue operations following a natural disaster.

Disaster,   robots,   rubble,   algorithm,   rescue operations,   natural disaster,  
BHEL bags Rs 422 crore order for <strong>Uttarakhand</strong> hydel project

BHEL bags Rs 422 crore order for Uttarakhand hydel project

28 Oct 2014

New Delhi: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received a contract worth Rs 422 crore related to 444 MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydel power project in Uttarakhand.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd,   BHEL,   Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydel power project,   Uttarakhand power project,   Thermal power,  
<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,  
Avoid construction of houses on river beds, says Hamid Ansari

Avoid construction of houses on river beds, says Hamid Ansari

04 Sep 2014

Dehradun: Attributing the magnitude of last year's calamity in Uttarakhand to indiscriminate construction on glacial bed, Vice President Hamid Ansari advised foresters to keep in mind the interest of posterity and that of the society as a whole while implementing forest laws.

Hamid Ansari,   Uttarakhand,   Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy,   2013 Uttarakhand disaster,   Vice President ,  
Government allocates Rs 2.5 crore to each <strong>disaster</strong>-hit district of <strong>Uttarakhand</strong>

Government allocates Rs 2.5 crore to each disaster-hit district of Uttarakhand

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.

Uttarakhand government,   Uttarakhand disaster,   disaster-hit districts,   Natural calamity in Uttarakhand,   Harish Rawat,   Pauri,  
Gangotri dham closes for winters

Gangotri dham closes for winters

24 Oct 2014

Dehradun: The sacred portals of Gangotri dham, one of the four major Himalayan shrines located in Uttarakhand, were closed for winters on Friday amid chanting of vedic hymns.

Gangotri dham,   Uttarakhand,   four major Himalayan shrines,   Makar Lagna,   Uttarakhand dham,  
Facebook unveils 'safety check' for <strong>disaster</strong> efforts

Facebook unveils 'safety check' for disaster efforts

17 Oct 2014

Washington: Facebook has unveiled a 'safety check' tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system developed after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Facebook,   2011 Japan earthquake,   Social Networking sites,   Twitter,   facebook setting,  

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