disaster prevention

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...

Posted in South Asia |

25,000 affected by snowfall in China


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) Over 650 people have been injured and more than 25,000 are facing food shortage and a lack of warm clothing due heavy snowfall in China's southwest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India getting aircraft to track cyclones


February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones, National Disaster Management Authority vice chairman Shashidhar Reddy said here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Thai flood toll reaches 600


November 20th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 20 (IANS) Some 600 people have died in the worst floods in over 50 years in Thailand, Xinhua reported.Eighteen provinces are still reeling under floods, while 46 other ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood toll crosses 500


November 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Thailand's worst floods have left 506 people dead, authorities said Sunday.Flooding has receded in some upstream provinces but still prevails in 25 regions in northeastern and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai flood toll rises to 381


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead in Thailand's worst floods that have inundated many provinces since July, the government said Sunday.The Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Thai flood toll reaches 269


October 11th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS) A total of 269 people have died and four people were missing in the floods that have inundated the upper region of the country for almost ... Read more...

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Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252


October 7th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thai flood death toll reaches 244


October 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy monsoon rains across the Asian country of Thailand have left at least 244 people killed in recent months, according to the latest reports released on Friday.Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Japanese scientists claim to have built the world’s fastest supercomputer


June 20th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Japan, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Monday Japanese scientists announced that they have developed a supercomputer that they say is three times more powerful than the previous record holder. The supercomputer ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

IAF develops software for predicting air crashes


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Plagued by nearly a dozen crashes annually, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has developed an indigenous software for predicting accidents involving its aircraft fleet, aiming ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Highway death toll rises to 229 during Thailand’s Songkran festival


April 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- A total of 229 people were killed and scores of people were injured in road accidents during the first six days of the Thai traditional Songkran Festival ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

188 killed during Songkran festival in Thailand


April 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 16 (IANS) At least 188 people have been killed and 2,786 others injured in road accidents during an ongoing Thai festival, Xinhua reported.The deaths have occurred during the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hundreds of stranded tourists rescued in flood-hit Thailand


April 1st, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of stranded tourists were evacuated by the Thai navy on Thursday as the death toll rose to at least 20 in the flood-hit southern Thailand provinces. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism |

Millions facing water shortage in China


January 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jinan (China), Jan.29 (ANI): Over 2.2 million people and 2.7 million livestock are facing a water shortage in many parts of China.According to the China Daily, some of the wheat-growing regions, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China announces 410mn-dollar assistance for Pakistan flood victims


December 18th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): China has announced a ten-million-dollar grant for the citizens compensation programme for Pakistan flood victims, and a 400-million-dollar concession loan to help meet their needs.Speaking at the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Uttarakhand Govt. starts disaster management training program


December 12th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
Haldwani (Uttarakhand), Dec.12 (ANI): The Uttarakhand government with disaster management committee has started a disaster management-training program to combat natural calamities in the state.Around 10,000 people including home guards, police and rapid ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Artificial tornadoes developed to test Japanese homes


December 4th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): In an effort to understand how extreme weather causes structural damage, some Japanese companies have developed artificial tornadoes.Four organisations- the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shanghai residents ill-prepared for fire, shows survey


November 18th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 18 (IANS) Around half of Shanghai residents couldn't locate fire-fighting equipment in buildings where they work or live, revealed a survey that was undertaken after a fire in a high-rise ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dikshit to travel to Tokyo for Asian cities’ summit


November 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be in Tokyo on a four-day visit from Saturday to attend a summit on development of major Asian cities, including the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China, Russia vow to deepen ties


September 27th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev Monday agreed to strengthen their strategic cooperation in international and regional affairs and signed several bilateral pacts. "China and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Typhoon Conson hits China


July 16th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) Typhoon Conson with wind speeds of up to 126 km per hour hit China's southern Hainan province Friday. The storm made landfall at 7.50 p.m. in Yalong Bay in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Colombia mine explosion kills 5, traps 70


June 17th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by BNO News
AMAGA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least five miners were killed and 70 others remain trapped after a large gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in northwest Colombia on Thursday, officials ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

International Disaster Prevention Program organised in Gujarat


April 23rd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Apr 23 (ANI): Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, a social and cultural organisation, organised a two-day workshop called International Disaster Prevention Program in Ahmedabad's Gujarat city on Friday.The two-day workshop will ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Earth’s tides may help predict planet’s most violent earthquakes


January 6th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that Earth's tides may help predict some of the most violent earthquakes on the planet.As tectonic stresses build along a fault, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cabinet approves national policy on disaster management


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) which will provide the framework for handling disasters in a holistic manner. "The ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves national policy on disaster management


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM). Which will provide the framework/roadmap for handling disasters in a holistic manner.The National Policy ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bihar minister inspects Kosi embankment repair in Nepal


June 11th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 11 (IANS) The Bihar government Thursday sent its Minister of Water Resources Bijendra Prasad Yadav to southern Nepal to inspect the repair of the breached embankment of Himalayan river Kosi ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal and India to inspect Koshi repair works


June 11th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 11 (ANI): The Government teams of Nepal and India are to carry out joint inspection of the repair works at the damaged Koshi embankment on Thursday.Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Minister of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

China to launch sixth remote-sensing satellite


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Taiyuan (China), Apr.22 (ANI): China is scheduled to launch a new remote-sensing satellite into the space Wednesday, a spokesman with the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north Shanxi Province said.Both the satellite, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China launches Yaogan V remote-sensing satellite


December 15th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taiyuan, Dec 15 (Xinhua) China Monday launched remote-sensing satellite Yaogan V from the Taiyuan launch centre in the northern province of Shanxi. The satellite was launched with a Long March-4B carrier rocket ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mudslides kill four in Colombia, higher toll feared


November 17th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 17 (IANS) At least four people were killed in two mudslides in the aftermath of heavy rain in western Colombia, EFE reported Monday quoting officials who said the toll might ... Read more...

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