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.
Karnataka rains updates: Kodagu district receives 51.5 mm rainfall; South West Monsoon to set in coastal towns today
Three persons have lost their lives in floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Karnataka's Mangaluru and Udupi. Mangaluru City Corporation launches 24x7 Monsoon Helpline Centre. Locals can contact officials on 0824-2220306 to register the complaints.
Heatwave conditions to prevail in Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan till Sunday, says IMD; relief likely after 29 May
The maximum temperature in the national capital shot up to 45 degree Celsius as Delhi continues to reel under a heatwave, which is to continue till 27 May.
IMD reported that most of north India can expect an intense heat wave this summer, with average mean temperatures remaining more than a degree above normal.
After dumping rains in Mumbai, Cyclone Ockhi moved closer to Gujarat on Tuesday and the landfall was likely near Surat, as several top leaders were forced to cancel their rallies in the poll-bound state which experienced showers.
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
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.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed the requirement of diplomatic efforts in managing disasters arising out of floods
Government has taken all precautions for the safety of Kalpakkam nuclear power plant as Tamil Nadu faces a severe cyclonic storm Vardah on Monday.
Severe cyclonic storm Vardah over the Bay of Bengal will make landfall near Chennai on Monday, the weather office said on Sunday, as the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh brace to deal with it.
Cloudburst in Uttarakhand on 1 July led to the deaths of at least 20 people, with as many as 12 people still missing in Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts.
At least five persons were killed and over 50 injured as a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake with epicentre in Manipur on Monday hit the northeastern region, causing damage to many buildings and spreading panic.
PMK member Anbumani Ramadoss on Thursday triggered strong protests in the Lok Sabha from AIADMK members when he alleged mismanagement in handling of the situation caused by the torrential rains in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu in which a few hundred people were killed.
Here are a few things to keep in mind in order to beat the heat wave, according to the National Disaster Management Authority website.
A natural disaster nobody gives a damn about: Heat wave kills over 1,000 in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
The heatwave that is killing people in droves across India, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has reached disastrous proportions; but neither the central government nor the state governments have relief plans in place.
Adequate funds are available for all states to deal with possible disaster, said the government.
A surveillance and tracking system similar to that in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free by WHO, has been put in place in India, Harsh Vardhan said.
As army troops along with Navy, air force and disaster response agency battled to rescue the stranded, guess who was missing in action? The NDMA.
The clean up task is led by the MHA and will expand to other ministries where a number of UPA appointees, retired bureaucrats and Congress leaders of various hues enjoy ministerial rank perks.
BJP justified NDA government's move to seek the ouster of heads and members of NDMA and said they should quit with the change of guard at the Centre.