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<strong>Disaster</strong> management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

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.

Disaster management,   Government agencies,   Union Minister,   Kiren Rijiju,   Natural calamities ,  
PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Minister

PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Minister

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.

Prime Minister,   Narendra Modi,   National Disaster Management Authority,   NDMA,   Politicians,   Union Minister,   Kiren Rijiju,  
Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

Indonesia rescuers use earth-movers in landslide rescue as toll rises to 24

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.

Indonesia landslide,   Jemblung village,   Banjarnegara district of central Java,   Sutopo Purwo Nugroho,   National Disaster Mitigation Agency ,  
CM assures all round development to Uttrakhand's remotest village

CM assures all round development to Uttrakhand's remotest village

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.

Uttrakhand CM,   Uttrakhand development,   Uttrakhand's remotest village,   Harish Rawat,   development,  
NDRF to raise two more battalions soon: O P Singh

NDRF to raise two more battalions soon: O P Singh

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.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),   O P Singh,   CRPF,   CISF,   Jammu and Kashmir disaster ,  
Indonesia landslide kills eighteen, leaves ninety missing

Indonesia landslide kills eighteen, leaves ninety missing

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.

Indonesia landslide,   Indonesia torrential downpour,   Jemblung village,   Java island,   Indonesia landslide toll,   national disaster agency,  
Andhra Pradesh government seeks Rs 750 crore from Centre for modernisation of fire department

Andhra Pradesh government seeks Rs 750 crore from Centre for modernisation of fire department

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.

Andhra Pradesh government,   N Sambasiva Rao,   modernisation of fire department,   state disaster relief force,   Chandrababu Naidu,   ,  
Mittal bids for 'environmental <strong>disaster</strong>' Italian steel plant

Mittal bids for 'environmental disaster' Italian steel plant

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.

ArcelorMittal,   Italian steel plant,   Italian company,   Marcegaglia,   Mittal,   Ilva,  
Rajnath announces medal for <strong>disaster</strong> response forces

Rajnath announces medal for disaster response forces

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.

Rajnath Singh,   medal for disaster response forces,   disaster management,   Home Minister,   BJP,   security forces,  
Protest rallies on 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, call for justice

Protest rallies on 30th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, call for justice

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.

Bhopal,   Protest,   Rallies,   Anniversary,   Bhopal gas tragedy,   Bhopal survivors,   Industrial disaster,  

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