15 Dec 2014
New Delhi: India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said.
15 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to have professionals as its members and this central body should not been seen as a "parking lot" for retired politicians, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said.
14 Dec 2014
Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday used heavy-lifting equipment for the first time to clear roads leading to the site of a landslide that destroyed a village and killed at least 24 people, officials said, with scores still missing.
05 Dec 2014
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited Namik, the remotest village in the border district of Pithoragarh, and assured people of making all out efforts to connect them to the mainstream of development.
11 Dec 2014
Patna: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will raise two more battalions to strengthen its cadre in view of enormity of the task, its Director General O P Singh said on Thursday.
13 Dec 2014
Banjarnegara (Indonesia): A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and leaving 90 others missing, officials said on Saturday.
12 Dec 2014
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh government has sought Rs 750 crore from the Centre for modernisation of its fire department and state disaster relief force, a senior official said.
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.
03 Dec 2014
Bhopal: Protest rallies and all-religion prayer meetings marked the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy on Wednesday that killed over 5,000 people as justice and adequate compensation was demanded for tens of thousands of suffering survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster.