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Hyderabad rains: 15 killed as heavy downpour lashes city; govt declares two-day holiday for all offices
India

Hyderabad rains: 15 killed as heavy downpour lashes city; govt declares two-day holiday for all offices

As per the IMD, heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana, including Hyderabad on Wednesday and Thursday

Anxiety in times of COVID-19, domestic violence and cyber crime: Helplines in Assam haven't stopped ringing since lockdown
India

Anxiety in times of COVID-19, domestic violence and cyber crime: Helplines in Assam haven't stopped ringing since lockdown

COVID-19 outbreak: The team of over a 100 callers — made up of health advisory officers, counselors and medical officers, have reached out to 20,656 people quarantined in Assam and attended to over 132,690 calls as of 10 March, with over 80 percent of these calls related to COVID-19 cases.

PK Mishra takes charge as principal secretary, replaces Narendra Modi’s top bureaucratic aide Nripendra Misra
India

PK Mishra takes charge as principal secretary, replaces Narendra Modi’s top bureaucratic aide Nripendra Misra

Former additional principal secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra was on Wednesday appointed as the principal secretary to Narendra Modi

Five more die in Bihar floods as toll rises to 97; Deputy CM Sushil Modi to take stock of relief, rehabilitation work
India

Five more die in Bihar floods as toll rises to 97; Deputy CM Sushil Modi to take stock of relief, rehabilitation work

With five more deaths, the death toll in Bihar floods reached 97 on Saturday, the state's disaster management department said.

Two children die in Kishanganj after rain wreaks havoc in Bihar; six districts severely affected, relief work underway
India

Two children die in Kishanganj after rain wreaks havoc in Bihar; six districts severely affected, relief work underway

As heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in Bihar, two children have lost their lives in Kishanganj.

Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat updates: As storm skirts Saurashtra coast, Skymet Weather predicts Pakistan to also escape cyclone's fury
India

Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat updates: As storm skirts Saurashtra coast, Skymet Weather predicts Pakistan to also escape cyclone's fury

Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat LIVE updates: Skymet Weather has predicted that after Gujarat, Pakistan will, too, escape the fury of Cyclone Vayu which is presently over northeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea.

Punjab govt orders closure of all open borewells across state after two-year-old dies in Sangrur mishap
India

Punjab govt orders closure of all open borewells across state after two-year-old dies in Sangrur mishap

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday directed all deputy commissioners to ensure that no open borewells exist in the state after a two-year-old child could not be pulled out alive after he fell in a 150-foot-deep borewell in Sangrur district

Cyclone Vayu: NDRF on high alert, mobilises 36 teams for pre-positioning in Gujarat, Daman and Diu
India

Cyclone Vayu: NDRF on high alert, mobilises 36 teams for pre-positioning in Gujarat, Daman and Diu

In a statement, the NDRF said that it is closely monitoring the development of the cyclonic storm Vayu currently formed over the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep

As Naveen Patnaik govt's relief efforts during Cyclone Fani win plaudits, a look at how Congress paid for mishandling 1999 disaster
Politics

As Naveen Patnaik govt's relief efforts during Cyclone Fani win plaudits, a look at how Congress paid for mishandling 1999 disaster

'When the people desperately needed succour, the government was in suspended animation,' a senior journalist in Odisha recalled.

ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission successfully launches Indian radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B into 'perfect' orbit
India

ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission successfully launches Indian radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B into 'perfect' orbit

ISRO's PSLV carried the RISAT-2B satellite to orbit in the shortest time of any Indian rocket in the past.

Highlights of ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission today: After a perfect liftoff, PSLV successfully releases RISAT-2B in orbit
India

Highlights of ISRO's PSLV-C46 mission today: After a perfect liftoff, PSLV successfully releases RISAT-2B in orbit

Once operational, the RISAT-2B satellite will be capable of monitoring weather day & night, in any weather.

Cylone Fani aftermath: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousands, as Bhubaneswar limps back to normalcy
India

Cylone Fani aftermath: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousands, as Bhubaneswar limps back to normalcy

Students from different industrial training institutes are repairing and rebuilding homes affected by Cyclone Fani

Odisha govt's pre-Fani measures commendable, but post-cyclone response raises questions about disaster preparedness
India

Odisha govt's pre-Fani measures commendable, but post-cyclone response raises questions about disaster preparedness

The Odisha government received accolades from the UN and international media for the massive evacuation of over 13 lakh people before Cyclone Fani struck.

Climate change is here already, and we’re not ready
India

Climate change is here already, and we’re not ready

We cannot control weather and climate events, but we need to put more effort into disaster-risk management

One killed and nearly 6,000 left homeless after Nor'wester hits Tripura; more rain expected over next 24 hours
India

One killed and nearly 6,000 left homeless after Nor'wester hits Tripura; more rain expected over next 24 hours

A woman was killed and nearly 6,000 people were rendered homeless in Tripura after a nor'wester ripped through the state for two consecutive days

Kerala Floods: Amicus curae tells HC poor dam management aggravated disaster, recommends judicial probe
India

Kerala Floods: Amicus curae tells HC poor dam management aggravated disaster, recommends judicial probe

A High Court-appointed amicus curiae has pointed out that lapses in dam management had aggravated the impact of Kerala floods which had claimed over 400 lives

Three back-to-back fires in Delhi a grim reminder of lack of focus on prevention, modernisation
India

Three back-to-back fires in Delhi a grim reminder of lack of focus on prevention, modernisation

The three back-to-back fires in Delhi may have had vastly different causes, but the country's unpreparedness has the same foundation — lack of funds to modernise the fire services and lack of political will to execute that modernisation.

Tropical storm Pabuk causes floods, blackouts in southern Thailand but tourist islands spared
World

Tropical storm Pabuk causes floods, blackouts in southern Thailand but tourist islands spared

Floods and blackouts caused by tropical storm Pabuk drove 30,000 people into evacuation shelters in southern Thailand while tourist islands were spared.

For fire-free Kumbh Mela, tent city administration in Allahabad gears up with firefighting bikes, hydrants and a hi-tech hospital
India

For fire-free Kumbh Mela, tent city administration in Allahabad gears up with firefighting bikes, hydrants and a hi-tech hospital

The Kumbh Mela administration has a fleet of 55 Motorbike Fire Fighting System, which can reach the corners of the massive tent city faster than a fire tending vehicle.

IIT Kharagpur to develop city level maps to avoid damage in earthquake prone areas
science

IIT Kharagpur to develop city level maps to avoid damage in earthquake prone areas

Seismic micro-zoning is a technique that involves mapping the different factors such as plate tectonics, soil quality, ground motion equations, topography, type of buildings, etc.