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Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: With 61,621 inmates over 50 years lodged in 1,399 prisons, huge challenge for India to insulate jails from pandemic

The court should also proactively provide bail to undertrials unless it is necessary to send the person to judicial custody.

Pakistan declares national emergency to battle locusts destroying crops on large scale in Punjab province
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Pakistan declares national emergency to battle locusts destroying crops on large scale in Punjab province

The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday

Seventy-four killed in avalanche in PoK; 12-year-old girl found alive after being buried under snow for 18 hours
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Seventy-four killed in avalanche in PoK; 12-year-old girl found alive after being buried under snow for 18 hours

A 12-year-old girl was found alive on Tuesday after being buried for 18 hours when an avalanche in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) engulfed the family house, her mother said on Wednesday

Mumbai-Surat AC ferry service likely to begin weekly operations from November; cruise ship to ply between Hazira port and Bandra
India

Mumbai-Surat AC ferry service likely to begin weekly operations from November; cruise ship to ply between Hazira port and Bandra

Approval has been given for a ferry service between Mumbai and Surat and operations are likely to begin in November this year, the Gujarat government said.

36 died due to heat-related ailments this year, responsibility of heat wave management rests with state: Ashwini Choubey
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36 died due to heat-related ailments this year, responsibility of heat wave management rests with state: Ashwini Choubey

Thirty-six people have died due to heat-related ailments in the country this year till 9 June, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey told the Lok Sabha.

Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority
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Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority

Fifteen days have passed since the miners were trapped in a mine in Meghalaya and everyone is still horsing around. At this late stage, there is no data to indicate the condition of the miners let alone have a blueprint of how to reach them.

Family of five missing after vehicle falls into Assam's Dikhow river; search operation enters day 2
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Family of five missing after vehicle falls into Assam's Dikhow river; search operation enters day 2

Sarbananda Sonowal has spoken to the Prime Minister's office and the Union Home Ministry regarding the search and rescue operation of the missing family in Assam

Kerala, After The Flood: Tendency to back development despite warning from ecologists creates ground for future disasters
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Kerala, After The Flood: Tendency to back development despite warning from ecologists creates ground for future disasters

What is important is that ecologists and environmentalists have to work in tandem with the government departments to achieve success on the ground.

Kerala, After The Flood: India needs to go beyond leaning on its military for relief and rescue to deal with disasters
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Kerala, After The Flood: India needs to go beyond leaning on its military for relief and rescue to deal with disasters

Flooding from the torrential rains from this year’s monsoon maybe our immediate concern, but, we have to be equally aware that India is highly vulnerable to other natural disasters like cyclones, tsunamis, landslides, avalanches and earthquakes.

Facebook donates Rs 1.75 crore towards relief efforts for flood-stricken Kerala
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Facebook donates Rs 1.75 crore towards relief efforts for flood-stricken Kerala

The "Help and the Crisis Donate Button" has garnered over 1,300 posts from the affected areas.

Kerala floods: Twitterati slam national media for ignoring ravaged state, ask why is it not a 'national calamity' yet
India

Kerala floods: Twitterati slam national media for ignoring ravaged state, ask why is it not a 'national calamity' yet

With at least 164 persons losing their lives in Kerala since 8 August the state's citizens are outraged at how the national media isn't treating the situation with the gravity it deserves

Coimbatore student dies during 'NDMA' drill: Tamil Nadu college fell for imposter's bluff, reveals probe
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Coimbatore student dies during 'NDMA' drill: Tamil Nadu college fell for imposter's bluff, reveals probe

The college was led to believe that NDMA was conducting the fire drill. Which is why on 11 July, it sent out a letter to both Tamil and English newspapers to publish news about the drill by the NDMA training officer, Arumugam from 9:30 am.

Coimbatore: Girl dies after trainer pushes her off college building during disaster preparedness drill; accused arrested
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Coimbatore: Girl dies after trainer pushes her off college building during disaster preparedness drill; accused arrested

A 19-year-old student died during a disaster preparedness drill in her college in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Toll rises to 15 as heavy rain continues to lash Lahore; electrocution and building collapses main causes of deaths
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Toll rises to 15 as heavy rain continues to lash Lahore; electrocution and building collapses main causes of deaths

Most of the deaths have occurred due to electrocution and building collapse caused by the heavy downpour, according to the officials.

Cyclone Ockhi: NDMA warns Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu fishermen against venturing into sea
India

Cyclone Ockhi: NDMA warns Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu fishermen against venturing into sea

The NDMA asked fishermen in both eastern and western coasts not to venture out in the sea for the next three days as heavy rainfall is expected in many areas due to Cyclone Ockhi

Facebook partners with NDMA and SEEDS to offer 'Disaster Maps' in India; to help respond effectively during natural disasters
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Facebook partners with NDMA and SEEDS to offer 'Disaster Maps' in India; to help respond effectively during natural disasters

The US-based firm will offer disaster maps data that illustrate aspects like peoples movement and concentration of Facebook users in the given area before and after a calamity.

NDMA is mulling over the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for disaster management
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NDMA is mulling over the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for disaster management

As per the NDMA, in a post-disaster situation, UAVs can be used to map affected areas in high resolution within a short time, allowing a quicker response.

Chennai to get comprehensive flood warning system after several instances of urban flooding
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Chennai to get comprehensive flood warning system after several instances of urban flooding

The initiative of a flood warning system was taken by the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor after the devastating floods the city experienced on 2015.

Rajnath Singh calls for diplomatic efforts to manage disasters caused by floods
India

Rajnath Singh calls for diplomatic efforts to manage disasters caused by floods

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed the requirement of diplomatic efforts in managing disasters arising out of floods

Supreme Court slams Centre for not coming up with safety guidelines for schools
India

Supreme Court slams Centre for not coming up with safety guidelines for schools

The Supreme Court pulled up the Union government for not coming up with safety guidelines on disaster management to make schools safer