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.
04 May 2015
Dehradun: A woman IFS officer and her team were allegedly attacked for trying to stop illegal mining in Rampur area of Nainital district, police said on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06 Jun 2015
Jianli: The death toll in the Chinese cruise ship that capsized in the mighty Yangtze river today jumped to nearly 400 as hundreds more bodies were found by disaster teams, making it China's deadliest boat disaster in 70 years.
25 Jun 2013
Nature's fury has devastated the serene region of Uttarakhand encompassing the majestic Kedarnath temple, which has got submerged in about 10 feet of debris, turning the area into a ghost town. Interestingly, both the sanctum sanctorum and the shrine bell are safe.