28 Nov 2014
Bhopal: The toxic waste after the Bhopal Gas tragedy lying at the Union Carbide plant here is still awaiting disposal, even after 29 years of the world's worst industrial disaster, amid concerns of air and water pollution.
27 Nov 2014
Rome: ArcelorMittal has teamed up with Italy's Marcegaglia to bid for Ilva, a loss-making Italian steel plant at the centre of a major environmental scandal, the target company confirmed on Wednesday. The Ilva site at Taranto in the Puglia region of southern Italy employs 16,000 workers and has the biggest output capacity of any plant in Europe.
19 Nov 2014
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a "disaster response medal" for the forces involved in disaster management in India.
10 Nov 2014
Dehradun: On the 14th anniversary of Uttarakhand's formation, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said while the state has achieved a lot in all these years, several sectors, including education, are showing a declining trend.
04 Nov 2014
Los Angeles: A prematurely deployed slowing device could "well be" behind the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash, Virgin's boss Richard Branson said while hitting out at "hurtful" critics and "self-proclaimed experts."
18 Nov 2014
New Delhi: The Supreme Court made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it cannot force the Centre to take quick decisions on its demand for Rs 44,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims.
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.
07 Nov 2014
Washington: Researchers have developed cyborg cockroaches that pick up sounds with small microphones and the biobots may help rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster.
18 Oct 2014
Dehradun: Calling for concerted efforts to check incidence of cancer, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has said governments should bear the expenses for treatment of poor affected by the dreaded disease.
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.