Central to disaster relief efforts in Pakistan's mountain villages, women scale heights with rescue teams
Dedicated teams of women volunteers are an important part of working with communities in effective ways during disaster relief operations.
Storm in Nepal's Bara, Parsa districts claims 29 lives, injures 600 others; army, police carry out rescue operations
A storm battered several places in Southern Nepal, killing 29 people and injuring 600 others as high speed winds tore down houses, flipped vehicles and toppled trees
At a high-level meeting held Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the release of second installment of the central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) amounting to Rs 353.70 crore for the year 2018-19, a Home Ministry statement said.
Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry govt seeks Rs 187-crore aid from Centre to rebuild Karaikal; work underway to restore electricity in region
The Puducherry government has prepared a report on the havoc wrought by cyclone Gaja on Karaikal and would send the report to the Centre on Wednesday with a request for Rs 187 crore as relief to rebuild the enclave.
Narendra Modi announces national award in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's name for exceptional disaster relief workers
A national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do excellent work in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday.
Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt asks Centre for Rs 1,000 cr as interim assistance, claims flood caused losses worth Rs 2,765 cr
The Odisha government asked the Centre on Thursday to release an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief-and-restoration work in 17 districts as last week's Cyclone Titli and the subsequent flood caused a loss of about Rs 2,765 crore and affected 60.11 lakh people.
Cyclone Titli: Toll rises to 52; financial losses estimated at Rs 2,200 crore; Odisha govt says relief work underway
95 percent of the roads damaged by Cyclone Titli in Odisha have been repaired. Almost all thoroughfares have been repaired and power and drinking water supply restored in the urban areas. In rural areas, work is still in progress.
Hurricane Michael toll rises to 16; Florida governor Rick Scott says Mexico Beach 'devastated' due to storm
Dozens of structures in Mexico Beach — homes, shops and restaurants — were lifted off their foundations by Hurricane Michael, and moved hundreds of feet inland or smashed to bits.
Cyclone DAYE in Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh: NDMA issues PSA, cites safety and evacuation guidelines during cyclonic storm
Cyclonic storm DAYE crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha early Friday, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high-velocity wind in several parts of the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning on Thursday for southern Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Cyclonic storm DAYE makes landfall in Odisha, triggers heavy downpour in several parts of state; IMD predicts damage to roads, crops
The cyclonic storm DAYE over the northwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward with a speed of about 23 kilometres per hour and crossed south Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast close to Gopalpur in the early hours of Friday, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said.
Kerala, After The Floods: Denying aid to disaster-struck state is cruelty; India should see flaws in govt policy
If national pride is indeed the reason behind rejecting foreign aid for Kerala, it should be the person and the community that is affected by the disastrous floods that should determine whether or not their honour is dented in accepting assistance
The spokesperson for Indonesia's disaster management agency said that troops have been sent to hard-to-reach villages in Lombok, where aid is provided on foot.
Centre says Rs 600cr provided to flood-hit Kerala till now only 'advance assistance', further funds subject to damage-assessment
On Wednesday, Kerala Congress leader Oomnen Chandy had termed the Centre's financial assistance to flood-ravaged Kerala as "disappointing."
Will Kerala accept UAE's Rs 700 crore contribution for floods? Centre will decide, KJ Alphons tells Firstpost
The minister's comment came hours after the UAE, Maldives and Qatar pledged assistance to India for relief and rehabilitation measures in Kerala.
Kerala floods: What state is demanding is official transfer of money assigned for relief, and not charity
Kerala received only 1.62 percent of the total money allocated by the Centre for the year 2018-19 at the national level
Kerala floods claim 174 lives, displace over 3 lakh: red alert in 12 of 14 districts as army, navy NDRF scale up response
In Kerala, waters from the Periyar river and its tributaries kept many towns in Ernakulam and Thrissur districts submerged. The worst affected include Paravur, Kalady, Chalakudy, Perumbavoor and Muvatupuzha.
Kerala floods updates: Narendra Modi reaches Thiruvananthapuram, will take aerial survey of state tomorrow
Kerala floods latest updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. He will stay overnight at the Kerala Raj Bhawan and will conduct an aerial survey of the flood-hit state on Saturday morning.
HD Kumaraswamy calls Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss rain situation, rushes relief materials worth Rs 10 crore to flood-hit state
On Kerala's request, the state government has also agreed to release 75,000 cusecs of water from Kabini reservoir in Mysuru districts to tackle the flood.
IBM will invest in technologies that will predict natural disasters in India as part of a $30 mn global program
IBM will invest in technologies that will predict natural disasters like cyclones and floods taking place in India.
Pinarayi Vijayan defends use of Kerala disaster relief fund for chopper ride, says 'nothing wrong about it'
Facing Opposition heat over an order for payment of his helicopter ride from disaster relief fund, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday sought to play down the controversy, saying there was nothing wrong or unusual about it.