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Seven Assam districts affected by floods, two killed


September 21st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) At least seven districts of Assam have been affected as flash floods have hit the state again, affecting lakhs of people and killing two youth in ... 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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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief


August 25th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... 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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11 die in Philippines storm


August 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and over a million displaced as torrential rains caused flooding in large parts of Manila and nine provinces in northern and central ... 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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Typhoon Saola claims 41 lives in Philippines


August 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) Typhoon Saola that hit the Philippines earlier in the week has killed at least 41 people, Xinhua reported Saturday.As many as 35 people were injured while ... 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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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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Alert in ten Assam districts after clashes


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) An alert has been sounded in ten districts of Assam following communal violence in the Bodoland area, officials said Monday. The situation was still tense in ... Read more...

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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and the ... Read more...

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40,000 affected as north Bengal rivers in spate


July 17th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) As many as 40,000 people were affected as large parts of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts of north Bengal remain submerged with all the rivers overflowing in ... Read more...

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Mines safety agency to help rescue Meghalaya miners


July 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) A team from the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) will now oversee the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in ... Read more...

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Hope runs out for Meghalaya’s trapped ‘rat-hole’ miners


July 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 13 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Friday called off the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July ... Read more...

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Special forces step up rescue in Meghalaya mines


July 12th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 12 (IANS) A special disaster response force Thursday stepped up efforts to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit since July 6 in Meghalaya, an official ... Read more...

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15 miners trapped in coal pit in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are in Meghalaya to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal pit in South Garo Hills since ... 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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Focus on people friendly policing: New Odisha police chief (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Prakash Mishra, who took charge as Odisha's new Director General of Police Friday, said that people-friendly policing would be his focus area."Besides, I will also put ... Read more...

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Odisha’s new police chief assumes charge


July 6th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Prakash Mishra, a 1977 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Friday took over as Odisha's new director general of police, an official said.Mishra, who has served ... Read more...

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Prakash Mishra appointed new Odisha police chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday appointed senior police officer Prakash Mishra as the state's new Director General of Police, shifting incumbent Manmohan Praharaj to the department of ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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Flood situation improves in Assam, Sonia to visit Monday


June 30th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will visit the flood-affected areas of Assam Monday, a senior party leader said Saturday."Sonia Gandhi will reach the state Monday with ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Assam floods: Gogoi orders rescue of marooned


June 26th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 26 (IANS) With floods continuing to wreak havoc in many districts in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday asked state officials to rescue the marooned people on ... Read more...

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Pawar lauds rescue operations during Mantralaya fire


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) NCP chief and union minister Sharad Pawar Friday praised the city disaster management, rescue teams and fire brigade for their efficient handling of Thursday's Mantralaya fire ... Read more...

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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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NDMA to conduct mock earthquake drill next year


June 6th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock earthquake exercise in February 2013 in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali, Shimla and adjoining areas, a senior official ... Read more...

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Death toll in Philippine jeepney accident reaches 11


May 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after an overloaded jeepney plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines on Sunday afternoon has risen to eleven, emergency officials said on Monday. ... Read more...

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Hailstorms kill six in China


May 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Hailstorms have killed six people and left one missing in central China's Hunan province, according to statistics released by the ministry of civil affairs Sunday.China's National ... Read more...

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Moscow set to curb drinking, have less liquor stores


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a country known for its hard drinking habits that President Dmitry Medvedev once termed a "national disaster", there is a move now to curb ... Read more...

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“Absence of quick response team led to high toll in Assam ferry tragedy’


May 4th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Lack of any quick response team (QRT) in lower Assam's Dhubri district as well absence of any life-saving equipment on the vessel led to a high ... Read more...

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Poor training and regulation caused Assam boat accident: Global body


May 4th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A global workers association has blamed poor training, dangerous working practices and inadequate regulation for the deadly ferry accident in Assam. Seventy-one bodies were recovered so ... Read more...

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Assam ferry tragedy: More bodies recovered


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) Eight more bodies, including of a woman and four children, were fished out from the Brahmaputra river Thursday, taking the number of bodies recovered in Monday's ... Read more...

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Assam puts ferry tragedy toll at 63 (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam authorities Wednesday put the death toll in the ferry tragedy at 63 but furious locals insisted that not less than 200 perished in the ... Read more...

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