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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.