Odisha estimates Rs 9,336-cr loss due to Cyclone Fani, seeks assistance of Rs 5,227 crore from Centre
The cyclone Fani affected 14 districts of Odisha are Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.
Cyclone Fani makes landfall: What are hurricanes, typhoons, hurricanes and tornadoes; are they similar to tropical cyclones?
The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon is the location where the storm occurs. They are categorised under the same weather phenomenon, but different names are used to describe these storms in different places. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. Whereas, the same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a “typhoon” and “cyclones” occur in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
In the blizzard-hit apple orchards of Kashmir, farmers are anguished at inadequate government compensation
Government records reveal the average annual apple production in Kashmir is 17 lakh metric tons.
Cuba hit by strongest tornado in eight decades; three dead, hundreds injured in three Havana neighbourhoods
Residents of the three relatively-poor boroughs in Cuba hit by the tornado were bracing for further calamity once the tropical sun started to dry sodden buildings, which can often lead to structures shifting and collapsing.
The RSS is mulling training its cadres on rescue and rehabilitation operations after natural calamities, a senior functionary of the organisation said on Wednesday.
Tsunami hits Sulawesi island, mows down buildings in Palu after 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia
A video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp spiral in Palu in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, showed a churning wall of whitewater mow down several buildings and inundate a large mosque.
Kerala floods: Pinarayi Vijayan govt submits memorandum seeking Rs 4,700cr from Centre as compensation for damage
At least 488 people have died in Kerala due to the rains and floods this monsoon, which hit 14 districts of the state. The Kerala government has sent a memorandum to the Home Ministry giving details about the loss of human life, properties, infrastructure and crops and sought about Rs 4,700 crore as compensation, a senior government official said.
Uttar Pradesh was hit by another deadly dust storm that claimed 15 lives and left nine persons injured on Friday.
A former BJP MLA on Monday asked farmers in Madhya Pradesh to recite Hanuman Chalisa to protect their crops from natural calamities like hailstorm.
As the Texas residents were still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, two weeks later on Sunday, Irma made landfall on America’s southeastern state of Florida causing widespread damage to property, businesses, and crops taking the lives of atleast four people.
Incessant heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal has led to flooding of several low lying areas, even as the Met department warned of similar weather till Tuesday
Organisations working closely with Facebook are UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Programme.
Typhoon Nock Ten batters Philippines on Christmas day.
A doctor's initiative in harnessing technology has produced an application which can help locate a person trapped in debris in an earthquake or other disasters when communications fail.
India is sending at least 40 tonnes of medicines, food and tents by an Indian Air Force plane to cyclone-hit Fiji as the archipelago nation reached out for foreign help.
A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan on Monday and another man has been found alive trapped inside more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck, officials said.
No electricity, no food, no transportation, no drinking water and a drowning city, this is what residents of Chennai woke up to on Wednesday as life in the Tamil Nadu capital was crippled as fresh downpour worsened an already disastrous flood situation, posing danger to thousands of people in low-lying areas.
As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government today urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.
Two powerful cyclones roared ashore in Australia on Friday leaving a trail of destruction with buildings severely damaged, trees uprooted and power lines downed.
The death toll in the severe cyclonic storm Hudhud which battered north coastal Andhra last Sunday climbed to 40, officials said on Saturday.