natural disaster

Ravi Shankar in Argentina to promote world peace


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrived in Argentina late Tuesday to spread the message of universal peace and educate people on giving up ... 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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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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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Four kids among 171 dead in Russian floods


July 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) While floods in Russia's Krasnodar region have killed at least 171 people, the toll includes four children aged between one to 12 in the Krymsk town, ... Read more...

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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PM recognises Assam soil erosion as natural disaster


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam's erosion problem will be included in the list of the country's natural disasters, a move that will enable ... Read more...

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6.4 Earthquake hits off Japan’s east coast


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sendai, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude has jolted the sea area off Japan’s east coast. Despite the high magnitude of this seism, which has affected Honshu, the main ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bullock to be honoured for charity


May 10th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 10 (IANS) Actress Sandra Bullock is being honoured for her charity work.The actress has been selected to be admitted into 2012 Warren Easton Hall of Fame ... Read more...

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Nepalese government evacuates hundreds of squatters from Kathmandu


May 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) The Nepalese government Tuesday ordered the evacuation of hundreds of squatters from the Bagmati riverside of capital Kathmandu.More than 500 police personnel from Nepal Police, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal gets a new cabinet


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) A new cabinet comprising 11 ministers belonging to different political parties has sworn in Nepal, Xinhua reported Sunday.The new government has been formed after dissolving the ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an ... Read more...

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Harappan relics found in Haryana village


April 12th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Relics believed to be associated with the ancient Harappan civilisation have been dug out from a village in Haryana by archaeological experts from Cambridge and the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Landslide destroys power lines in central Fiji


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Suva, April 2 (IANS) Fiji witnessed destruction of power lines Monday due to landslides, the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) said, adding its only electricity provider will ration power supply.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tripura’s increases readiness for disasters


March 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Tripura has readied five helipads in each district to deal with an emergency arising out of a possible natural disaster, including a quake, a minister said ... Read more...

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Antony condoles soldiers’ deaths in Kashmir avalanche


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday expressed "profound grief" at the loss of "precious" lives of army personnel in two separate avalanches that hit Sonamarg and ... Read more...

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US donates vehicles, tents to Pakistan


February 15th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The US embassy Wednesday donated ambulances, vans, buses and motorbikes to the Islamabad Women's Police Station and 800 tents to the National Disaster Management Authority for ... Read more...

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Drought reduces Mexico’s agricultural production


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) The severe drought affecting 22 of Mexico's 32 states has caused a 40 percent drop in agricultural production, opening the way for food shortages over ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan avalanche


February 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six injured after an avalanche hit some villages in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Xinhua reported Sunday.The incident occurred Saturday in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Smartphone can save lives in natural disasters


January 9th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) A smartphone software could quickly and accurately locate missing people, identify victims of malnutrition and effectively head people towards safe zones.The smartphone system developed by Gavin ... Read more...

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West Bengal to launch SMS-based alert service


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government would soon launch an SMS-based alert service providing information, including weather and natural disaster warnings, to the people in the state."We will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bits of adversity toughen you up like steel


December 18th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Going through adversities might seem like a bitter pill to swallow, but such experiences often help people develop resilience. "Of course, everybody's heard the aphorism: 'Whatever ... Read more...

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Storms bring down 1,500 houses in China


November 8th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) Gales and hailstorms have brought down around 1,500 houses in a Chinese province, affecting over 33,000 people, officials said.Though there was no report of casualties, residents ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

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Pakistan seeks UN help for early weather warning system


October 6th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday sought UN help for provision of early weather warning system for his country to pre-empt damage in any ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US relief supplies arrive in North Korea


September 4th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A cargo plane carrying emergency relief supplies from the US has arrived in North Korean capital Pyongyang to help people in flood-hit areas of the country, ... Read more...

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Japan urges end of nuclear industry


August 1st, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first meeting of the Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs began in Fukushima city with a plea for an end to the nuclear ... Read more...

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Fukushima cleanup will take decades : Japan


July 10th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Decommissioning of Fukushima nuclear power plant, crippled by the March 2011 quake and tsunami, will take decades, said Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Saturday.It was ... Read more...

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Treat hail-caused crop loss as natural disaster, says Himachal


July 2nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has asked the central government to include the losses to the fruit and vegetable crops in the state due to vagaries of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

RTI activist complains against mining company


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) A criminal complaint has been filed against the owner and officials of a mining company after three workers were killed in an accident at the mining ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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Goa mining accident: Bodies still untraced (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Three people were feared killed while seven others were rescued in a mining accident near Sanvordem town in Goa, officials said Saturday. The victims' bodies are ... Read more...

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One killed in cloudburst in Himachal village


June 1st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) One person was buried alive and two others were injured in a cloudburst in a Himachal Pradesh village in Chamba district, police said Wednesday. Half a ... Read more...

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Orphaned by Leh floods, sisters adopted by army get back life


May 31st, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Two teenaged girls orphaned during the devastating cloudburst and floods in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir last August have got a new lease ... Read more...

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Legal sword hangs over Nepal government


May 26th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) With just two days left for Nepal's constitution, parliament and government to lose their validity, beleaguered communist Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal faced a fresh legal ... Read more...

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