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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Most of the deaths have occurred due to electrocution and building collapse caused by the heavy downpour, according to the officials.
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
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.
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.
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.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed the requirement of diplomatic efforts in managing disasters arising out of floods
The Supreme Court pulled up the Union government for not coming up with safety guidelines on disaster management to make schools safer