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Zimbabwe declares 'state of <strong>disaster</strong>' over drought

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

06 Feb 2016

Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe yesterday declared a 'state of disaster' in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.

Zimbabwe,   Zimbabwe drought,   Drought conditions in Zimbabwe,   Latest World News,  
Tweets may help quicken <strong>disaster</strong> response, suggests study

Tweets may help quicken disaster response, suggests study

21 Jan 2016

New York: Leveraging publicly available tweets or other social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, says a new study.

Tweets help quicken disaster response,   disaster response agencies,   tweets in disaster response,   Twitter,   Latest Tech News,  
Bihar draws <strong>disaster</strong> risk reduction roadmap for 15 years: Nitish Kumar

Bihar draws disaster risk reduction roadmap for 15 years: Nitish Kumar

09 Jan 2016

Patna: Bihar is the first state to draw a disaster risk reduction and management roadmap for 15 years to meet the challenges of natural calamities, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said yesterday.

Nitish Kumar,   CM Nitish Kumar on disaster management,   Disaster management plan for Bihar,   Disaster risk reduction roadmap,   Latest States News,  
Bihar government to set up super-emergency operation centre for <strong>disaster</strong> management

Bihar government to set up super-emergency operation centre for disaster management

28 Dec 2015

Patna: Bihar government has decided to set up a super emergency operation centre armed with latest equipment and resources here and emergency operation centres in other districts of the state.

Bihar government,   Disaster management,   Bihar on Disaster Management,   latest states news ,  
Government pursuing paradigm shift in <strong>disaster</strong> management: Rajnath Singh

Government pursuing paradigm shift in disaster management: Rajnath Singh

17 Nov 2015

New Delhi: India has taken initiative for the paradigm shift in disaster management from relief centric to a holistic one and drawing the best practices around the world to improve its system and processes for disaster management, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

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We had lost all hopes of returning home, says a pilgrim

We had lost all hopes of returning home, says a pilgrim

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.

Uttrakhand disaster,   Kedarnath,   Gauri Kunth,   Sonprayag,   Uttrakhand mishap,  
Japan shows off <strong>disaster</strong>-response robots at android fair

Japan shows off disaster-response robots at android fair

02 Dec 2015

Tokyo: Japan today displayed a pair of two- legged humanoid robots that can operate in harsh conditions as the country prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions prepares for the next catastrophe.

Japan android fair,   Robots in Japan,   Disaster-relief,   Humanoid robots,   Humanoid robots in China,   Android fair in China,   Latest technology news,  
Bhopal gas tragedy: A flashback to the world's worst industrial <strong>disaster</strong>

Bhopal gas tragedy: A flashback to the world's worst industrial disaster

02 Dec 2015

New Delhi: Popularly known as the 'Black Friday', Bhopal gas tragedy left the world shocked with over 5000 deaths and thousands injured permanently and partially. Considered to be the dreadliest industrial disaster, Bhopal gas tragedy came as a lesson for the world and especially for India to keep a tab on the safety standards of the chemical factories.

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Centre approves Rs 5,083 crore for drought-hit Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh

Centre approves Rs 5,083 crore for drought-hit Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh

30 Dec 2015

New Delhi: The Center yesterday sanctioned Rs 5,083 crore to Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra as central assistance for coping with the drought faced by them.

Government drought assistance,   National Disaster Relief Fund,   Drought in Maharashtra,   Drought in Madhya Pradesh,   Latest nation news ,  
Dev Bhoomi’s shame: Women molested, some go missing

Dev Bhoomi’s shame: Women molested, some go missing

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.

Uttrakhand disaster,   kedarnath disaster,   landslides in Uttrakhand,   Uttrakhand landslides,   pilgrims stuck in landslides,  

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