30 Apr 2016
Dehradun: Major forest fires raged today across Uttarakhand even as three teams of NDRF were deployed in Almora, Gauchar and Pauri and one team of SDRF in Nainital to extinguish the flames.
27 Apr 2016
Warrington: The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury concluded yesterday, finding Britain's worst sporting tragedy was partly down to police errors.
06 Apr 2016
Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court today rejected Centre's plea for deferring the hearing on former Chief Minister Harish Rawat's petition challenging the imposition of President's rule in the state.
31 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Terming the collapse of an under construction flyover in Kolkata as a 'disaster', the Centre today assured the West Bengal government all help in rescuing trapped people from the debris and said a report from the state will give a clear picture on how the tragedy had happened.
31 Mar 2016
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed the NDRF to engage all its resources for rescue of those trapped under the debris of an under-construction bridge which collapsed in Kolkata.
12 Mar 2016
Washington: Social networks such as Twitter may be used for monitoring, assessing and even predicting damage caused by natural disasters in just a few hours, a new study has found.
12 Mar 2016
Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than any other storm in US history, with an economic impact in the region of USD 50,000 million. Hundreds of millions of geo-located tweets making reference to this topic were collected from 50 metropolitan areas in the US.
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.
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.
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.