disaster management

33 people rescued from flash floods in Kashmir


September 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 9 (IANS) Thirty-three people caught in flash floods were rescued after a seven-hour operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district Sunday, an official said.Aamir Ali, incharge of the ... Read more...

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Two dead, six missing as bus falls in river in Bengal (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Two people died and at least six were missing after a bus fell into a river in West Bengal's Bankura district Thursday."So far, we have ... Read more...

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Roof collapse in northern Pakistan kills 5, injures 3


September 5th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The roof of a residential building collapsed in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing a couple and three of their children, local media ... Read more...

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Heavy monsoon rains in northern Pakistan kill 26


August 25th, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains that triggered flooding in northern Pakistan has killed at least 26 people and destroyed more than 100 houses, according to a preliminary assessment released ... Read more...

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10 die in Jaipur of rain-triggered disasters (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Rains continued to create havoc as the death toll rose to eight in this Rajasthan capital in incidents of wall collapses and electrocution, an official ... Read more...

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Six dead as heavy rains lash Jaipur


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) At least six people died in a wall collapse and due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed the Rajasthan capital overnight, officials said Wednesday.The rains created ... Read more...

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Two drown off Mumbai’s Juhu beach


August 20th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Two men Monday drowned off Juhu beach after they went for a swim in the sea, police said here."Two men were found drowning at the beach ... Read more...

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Torrential rains, floods hit life in Chhattisgarh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) Torrential rains for the past 50 hours affected life in Chhattisgarh, specially in Bastar division, as water from the swollen Doodh river entered shops and houses ... Read more...

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Kolkata to have loudspeakers to address disaster, riots


August 20th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Taking a clue from the recent violence in Assam, the West Bengal government has decided to install loudspeakers at important places in Kolkata to address mobs ... Read more...

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Four years later, Kosi flood victims fight for survival


August 20th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Four years after Bihar's Kosi region was ravaged by floods, an ambitious programme to rebuild a new-look Kosi region with World Bank help is yet to ... Read more...

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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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Two dead in Mumbai protests against Myanmar killings (Fourth Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 50, including 41 policemen, injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims ... Read more...

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Two dead in Mumbai protest against Myanmar violence (Third Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 40 injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and the ... Read more...

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Two dead as Mumbai protest against Myanmar killings turns violent (Second Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and over 40 injured as a protest by several Muslim organisations to condemn the alleged attacks on Muslims in Myanmar and the ... Read more...

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Tremor rocks Ladakh area, no casualties


August 7th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) A light intensity earthquake rocked Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, said an official. No loss of life or property was reported from anywhere in ... Read more...

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2,000 flood-hit people rescued in Odisha


August 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 2,000 people were taken to safer places after the Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district overflowed Sunday due to heavy rainfall during the ... Read more...

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12 killed, 40 missing as rains pound Uttarakhand, Jammu (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun/Jammu/New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Twelve poeple have died, nearly 40 are missing and hundreds are trapped after torrential rain led to flash floods, cloud bursts and landslides in sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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Rain kills six in Uttarakhand, pilgrimage halted


August 4th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and thousands of pilgrims doing the annual Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand were stranded as unrelenting rains lashed the sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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Green revolution to come from rain-fed areas: Rawat


August 1st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid reports of drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajsthan, India's second green revolution would come only from rain-fed regions, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Power failure, rains hit Delhi traffic, commuters (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi residents had a harrowing time Tuesday as the city's traffic signals and the Delhi Metro ceased to function for several hours following the failure ... Read more...

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Traffic tangles in Delhi after power failure, rains


July 31st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Traffic in the national capital was severely affected Tuesday after signals stopped functioning following a failure in the Northern Power Grid.Traffic flow, already slow since ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro mock drill hits commuters (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters had a harrowing time Saturday with train services remaining disrupted for nearly an hour due to mock drills at 11 stations."The drill ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro mock drills hit commuters


July 28th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Delhi Metro passengers had a harrowing time Saturday with the train services remaining disrupted for nearly an hour due to mock drill at 11 stations."The ... Read more...

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Mock drills at 11 Delhi Metro stations Saturday


July 27th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Delhi Disaster Management Authority will Saturday conduct mock drills at 11 Delhi Metro stations to check if the staff are ready to deal with ... Read more...

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Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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Asian coast guard chiefs to discuss piracy, security


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chiefs of coast guard agencies of 17 Asian nations will meet here in October this year when they are expected to discuss issues ranging from ... Read more...

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Mock drill in Gurgaon July 20 to test quake preparedness


July 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 14 (IANS) A mock drill will be conducted here July 20 by the Haryana state and district administration in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to ... Read more...

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Lightning kills 14 in Bihar villages


July 12th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 12 (IANS) At least 14 people, including four women, have been killed after being struck by lightning across Bihar since Wednesday, officials said Thursday.The deaths took place in villages ... Read more...

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Ready to face monsoon test: Delhi Traffic Police


July 11th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With its traffic signals serviced and enough personnel on the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow, the Delhi Traffic Police claims it is geared up ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief in Nepal to strengthen military bond


July 10th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh, left Tuesday on a four-day visit to Nepal during which he will also be conferred the honorary ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage


July 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state's 27 districts.The first wave of floods and ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Cambodia for three regional meets


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In keeping with the importance India attaches to its Look East policy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna would be travelling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to ... Read more...

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Assam’s flood, landslide toll rises to 124


July 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) The flood situation is improving in Assam but at least 13 districts are still under flood waters, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said Sunday.The death ... Read more...

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Fire in Kolkata’s Burrabazar market


July 8th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) A fire broke out in Kolkat's Burrabazar, one of the largest wholesale markets in India, Saturday night, police said. There were no reports of any casualty ... Read more...

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No NDMA policy on safety drills near nuclear sites, finds RTI plea


July 7th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) India's apex disaster management authority has not framed any policy on training people in safety drills or other such exercises in an area, before commissioning a ... Read more...

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