In a sign of Indians having a good understanding of natural calamities, especially the threats posed by the seas, thousands of years ago, scientists have found that ancient Indians not only understood tsunamis but also
PM Modi’s 10-point agenda to reduce disaster risks
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today outlined 10-point agenda for renewing efforts towards disaster risk reduction.
The World Risk Index 2016, that ranks 171 countries on their exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods and storms, has placed India at the 77th position. The ranking for India is places
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), which is aimed at making the country disaster resilient and significantly reduce the losses of lives and assets during such
The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week
The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death in overcrowded sections at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were "unlawfully killed" in a disaster caused by police actions, a jury concluded Tuesday.
Kuala Lumpur:Malaysia Airlines is out of intensive care. Now it's working on long-term rehabilitation.Two years ago this week, disaster struck when Flight 370 vanished, leaving the company reeling from a crisis magnified months later by
Patna: It's an area prone to annual devastating floods but little empirical data about it was available to anticipate potential disasters and maintain resilient livelihoods for the millions of people inhabiting the area. Now a
New Delhi: India will host a first-ever joint disaster management exercise with SAARC nations later this month to learn best practices and skills in urban search and rescue operations.About 80 disaster managers and personnel from
New Delhi: Delhi government today activated its disaster management teams soon after strong tremors jolted the national capital making people scurry for cover and bringing the metro to a halt."Please stay calm & do not
New Delhi: The capital witnessed 66 cases of roof or building collapse in the past five months which left 14 people dead and 110 others injured.Most of the cases were reported during the rainy season,which
Srinagar: Few Kashmiris can forget the night of September 6, 2014 and the horror that continued for nearly a month after unprecedented floods hit Jammu and Kashmir this day last year. Summer capital Srinagar bore
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam turned grim today following incessant rains here in the past few days which have affected nearly two lakh people in over 280 villages in the state.Almost two lakh people
Jaipur: Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today said Rajasthan should have pro-active policing for peace, harmony, and for a better coordination and unified approach in the state.For peace and harmony, a better coordination and unified approach
Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam turned grim over the past 24 hours due to incessant rains with over 65,000 people being affected in 125 villages across the state.Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said