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Hopes fade for 150 feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

Hopes fade for 150 feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

19 May 2016

Aranayaka, Sri Lanka: Hopes faded today for the survival of about 150 people trapped under the mud and rubble of two landslides in Sri Lanka, as heavy rain hampered rescue operations and the death toll from the disaster rose to 41.

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More than 150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides: Rescue officials

More than 150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides: Rescue officials

18 May 2016

Colombo: More than 150 people are feared dead after they were buried under two landslides triggered by more than three days of heavy rain in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on Wednesday as rescuers raced to find survivors and recover the dead.

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Uttarakhand forest fire: <strong>Disaster</strong> management teams deployed across region

Uttarakhand forest fire: Disaster management teams deployed across region

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.

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India's single emergency number '112' to be active from 1st January

India's single emergency number '112' to be active from 1st January

09 May 2016

New Delhi: The single emergency number '112' will be operational throughout India from January 1 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department.

Emergency number,   Single emergency number,   Ravi Shankar Prasad,   Telecom Ministry,   Emergency Disaster Management,   India news,  
Hillsborough football <strong>disaster</strong>: Fans killed unlawfully, jury concludes

Hillsborough football disaster: Fans killed unlawfully, jury concludes

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.

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President rule in <strong>Uttrakhand</strong>: High Court rejects Centre's plea

President rule in Uttrakhand: High Court rejects Centre's plea

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.

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Government releases Rs 9,367 crore under MGNREGA to drought hit states

Government releases Rs 9,367 crore under MGNREGA to drought hit states

06 May 2016

New Delhi: The Centre has released Rs 9,367 crore to drought-hit states under MGNREGA in 2016-17, Parliament was informed today.

Drought in India,   MGNREGA,   Government of India,   Maharashtra,   Gujarat,  National Disaster Response Fund,   India news ,  
Uttarakhand fire: Affected areas down by over 70 percent, says NDRF

Uttarakhand fire: Affected areas down by over 70 percent, says NDRF

02 May 2016

New Delhi: Latest satellite imageries of Uttarakhand have reported that the forest fire has gone out in over 70 percent of the affected areas, even as the NDRF has deployed over 130 personnel to tackle the massive blaze.

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Kiren Rijiju terms flyover collapse as '<strong>disaster</strong>'; assures all help

Kiren Rijiju terms flyover collapse as 'disaster'; assures all help

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.

Kiren Rijiju,   Kolkata Bridge tragedy,   Mamata Banerjee,   CPM,   Rijiju on Bridge fall,   Latest India news,  
Twitter may help monitor <strong>disaster</strong> damage in real time

Twitter may help monitor disaster damage in real time

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.

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