30 Jul 2014
Pune: The death toll in the landslide at a village in Maharashtra's Pune district on Wednesday has gone up to eight with three more bodies being extricated from the rubble.
28 Jul 2014
Dehradun: Three-newly elected Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Harish Rawat, were sworn-in today as members of the state assembly by Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal.
26 Jul 2014
Bamako: Investigators were due on the site of the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali on Saturday to try and determine why the jetliner came down with such force that it completely disintegrated.
19 Jul 2014
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said resumption of the char dham yatra was a calculated risk which he took deliberately to revive the state's economy much of which depends on religious tourism.
16 Jul 2014
Dehradun: The annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham that takes devotees to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines was halted on Wednesday following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, officials said.
11 Jul 2014
Kolkata: The institutional framework for disaster management in West Bengal is weak because of deficient functioning of the State Disaster Management Authority, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has noted.
15 Jul 2014
Chennai: The December 2004 tsunami sparked a debate in the Tamil Nadu Assembly with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa asserting she had extended aid and succour to the affected, while DMK chief Karunanidhi had not even visited his constituency, which was also hit by the disaster.
25 Jun 2013
Madhu Pandey of Faridabad, one of the pilgrims who had gone to Kedarnath with her husband Mathura Prasad, brother-in-law Vinod and his wife Vimla, shares the nightmare she had to live through in the Uttarakhand devastation. Though she returned safe and sound, she still shivers thinking about the entire Uttarakhand deluge.
11 Jul 2014
New Delhi: India has inked a loan agreement with World Bank for an assistance of USD 153 million (about Rs 920 crore) for the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project
22 Jun 2013
As if the natural disaster and consequent mayhem was not enough, the pilgrims stuck in Kedarnath, were in for another shock, this time from the Nepali hoodlums from the adjoining forests. The Nepalis decamped with their money and belongings, they did not spare the women either.