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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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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...

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‘India has long way to go in nuclear disaster safety’


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Notwithstanding the "enviable" record in handling safety concerns over nuclear plants, India has a long way to go in addressing the problem of nuclear ... Read more...

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Delhi to have its own disaster response force soon


February 17th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi will soon have its own disaster response force, created on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force.The decision was taken at a meeting ... 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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Metro commuters hit by mock drill


February 15th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Delhi Metro conducted a drill Wednesday morning in six busy Metro stations to check the response time in the event of an earthquake and to ... Read more...

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An earthquake in Delhi? No, just a drill


February 15th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) AIIMS Metro Station, 11.30 a.m. Wednesday. An ear-piercing siren shatters the morning buzz at the busy south Delhi station and many people fall to the ... Read more...

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Delhi readies for mass drill to test disaster preparedness


February 15th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) How will the capital react in the event of a high intensity earthquake? The test would be on in hundreds of locations across Delhi Wednesday ... Read more...

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Mock drills at six Metro stations


February 13th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Delhi Metro will conduct a drill at six busy stations Wednesday to check if its staff is ready to deal with disasters. Passengers have been ... Read more...

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Central team to assess Cyclone Thane’s impact


January 6th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted an inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of last month's Cyclone ... Read more...

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Team for Mullaperiyar Dam contingency plan on hold


December 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has put on hold the setting up of a team to formulate a contingency response plan for the Mullaperiyar ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa takes on disaster authority over Mullaperiyar


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday accused the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of succumbing to the subterfuge of Kerala by constituting a team ... Read more...

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Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India's apex agency for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines to cover fire and other emergency hazards in hospitals and a core group would be ... Read more...

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Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety


December 17th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India's apex body for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines for hospitals that will cover fire and other emergency hazards, after a major tragedy struck ... Read more...

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India seeks IAEA help for safety of N-plants


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The government has sought assistance from the Operational Safety Review Team of the International Atomic Energy Agency for the safety reviews and audit of its ... Read more...

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India loses nearly $18 bn to disasters: Expert


November 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) India is paying a high price for its lack of disaster management practices -- Rs.86,000 crore ($17.5 billion) every year to be precise, says a UN ... Read more...

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Disaster management authority hails new tsunami warning system


September 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Wednesday praised the ministries of science and technology and earth sciences for their new tsunami warning system called 'INCOIS'.Speaking ... Read more...

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Eight mn fake tablets detected in Pakistan


September 27th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Eight million water purification tablets sent to flood-hit Sindh province were counterfeit, a firm has informed Pakistan.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven million people ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: Toll rises to 412


September 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have left at least 412 people dead besides affecting over 8.2 million, the National Disaster Management Authority ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants more flood money as Rs.5 bn lies unutilised


September 19th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan has appealed for international assistance following floods in Sindh province even as Rs.5 billion that it collected for flood victims last year lies unutilised, a ... Read more...

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PM orders meeting of disaster authority


September 18th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called an emergency meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern India. The prime minister ... Read more...

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Over 300 killed, 6 million affected in Pakistan floods


September 18th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures ... Read more...

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209 dead in floods in Pakistan’s Sindh


September 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A total of 209 people have been killed in the recent floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said Monday.The NDMA ... Read more...

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Quake-prone Delhi lacks safety measures: Expert


September 8th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) With Wednesday night's earthquake still haunting many in north India, a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official said the temblor was just a reminder ... Read more...

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88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

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India to begin nuclear safety, emergency response drill Friday


June 9th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India will Friday begin a nuclear safety audit by carrying out a two-day mock drill of its emergency preparedness at the Tarapur atomic plant ... Read more...

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PM takes stock of nuclear safety


June 1st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday took stock of India's nuclear disaster preparedness in the backdrop of Japan's nuclear plant leak following an earthquake and ... Read more...

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Public awareness key to disaster management, says minister


May 5th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Agra, May 4 (IANS) The impact of natural disasters could be minimised by spreading adequate information, creating public awareness and coordinating action, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay ... Read more...

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International quake convention begins in Agra


May 4th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 4 (IANS) Experts from 40 countries Wednesday assembled here to begin deliberations on earthquakes at the Asia-Pacific Earthquake Response Exercise.The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with ... Read more...

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India to host Asia-pacific earthquake response exercise next month


April 26th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with International Search and Advisory Group (INSARAG) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) will ... Read more...

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Indians need be more prepared for natural calamities: Experts


April 19th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Within a month after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan, India experienced two moderate tremors. Were these warnings for something bigger? If experts are to ... Read more...

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India faces manpower crunch in post-disaster situations


April 7th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) India is least prepared to deal with psycho-social and mental health problems that arise in the aftermath of a natural disaster because of manpower shortage, ... Read more...

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NDRF team to leave for quake-hit Japan


March 25th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): A 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will leave for Tokyo tonight by an Air India flight.The team would be deployed in the ... Read more...

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Shelters handed over to Ladakh cloudburst survivors


December 24th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The government has handed over 16 prefabricated shelters, built with aid from the prime minister's relief fund, to be used for educational institutions in Ladakh that ... Read more...

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Pakistan owes $53 bn foreign debt


December 24th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan is under the burden of more than $53 billion foreign debt despite the repayment of over $6 billion in the last three years.The country has paid $2.3 ... Read more...

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