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Cyclone Yaas: 52 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, 45 in West Bengal
India

Cyclone Yaas: 52 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, 45 in West Bengal

The NDRF has committed a total of 112 teams for deployment in five states and Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are expected to be affected by the cyclone

Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, moves towards Gujarat coast; storm won't affect Mumbai, says IMD
India

Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, moves towards Gujarat coast; storm won't affect Mumbai, says IMD

The storm is likely to intensify further into a 'very severe cyclonic storm' by late Saturday night, and will cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya on 18 May

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITBP
India

Uttarakhand floods: Toll rises to 31; huge boulders in debris hindering search for trapped, says ITBP

The State Emergency Operation Centre said five bodies were found in the morning, and estimated that 175 people are still missing

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood express solidarity, laud rescue efforts
Entertainment

Uttarakhand glacier burst: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Sonu Sood express solidarity, laud rescue efforts

Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu, and Ajay Devgn also extended their solidarity with the bereaved families

Forest fire in Nagaland's Dzukou valley increasing its magnitude, says NDRF
India

Forest fire in Nagaland's Dzukou valley increasing its magnitude, says NDRF

NDRF said it has deployed seven teams in the affected areas of Kohima district in Nagaland and Senapati district of Manipur to assist firefighters in extinguishing the forest fire

Twenty-three dead after roof collapses at cremation ground in Uttar Pradesh's Muradnagar
India

Twenty-three dead after roof collapses at cremation ground in Uttar Pradesh's Muradnagar

An NDRF team has been rushed to the spot. Yogi Adityanath has announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased

Cyclone Burevi to make landfall in Sri Lanka later today; India issues red alert, bans fishing till Friday
World

Cyclone Burevi to make landfall in Sri Lanka later today; India issues red alert, bans fishing till Friday

The cyclonic storm will pack gusts of up to 100 kms an hour when it makes landfall late in Sri Lanka before moving west and hitting India around 24 hours later, forecasters said

Centre approves Rs 4,382 cr for six states to cover damages caused by cyclone, floods, and landslides
India

Centre approves Rs 4,382 cr for six states to cover damages caused by cyclone, floods, and landslides

The calamity assistance will be granted to West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Sikkim from the National Disaster Response Fund

Karnataka floods: Army joins rescue ops in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Raichur districts; 20,269 evacuated so far
India

Karnataka floods: Army joins rescue ops in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Raichur districts; 20,269 evacuated so far

BS Yediyurappa said many villages in Kalaburagi, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Raichur districts were either completely or partially submerged, and that he will conduct an aerial survey on 21 October

Hyderabad rains: Heavy downpour causes traffic jams, waterlogging in several areas
India

Hyderabad rains: Heavy downpour causes traffic jams, waterlogging in several areas

As per reports, for Sunday, the IMD has said Hyderabad will see a partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers

NDRF evacuates 600 people in flood-hit Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; 200 rescued in Maharashtra's Solapur
India

NDRF evacuates 600 people in flood-hit Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; 200 rescued in Maharashtra's Solapur

A NDRF press release said rescue and evacuation operations continued on Friday in the flood-hit cities of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra as many areas are still inundated

Centre allows states to spend up to 50% of disaster response funds to fight COVID-19
India

Centre allows states to spend up to 50% of disaster response funds to fight COVID-19

The money from SDRF can be used to boost health infrastructure such as quarantine facilities, labs and oxygen generation plants, and to purchase ventilators and PPE kits, said the MHA

Bhiwandi building collapse: Toll climbs to 17, including eight children; two civic officials suspended
India

Bhiwandi building collapse: Toll climbs to 17, including eight children; two civic officials suspended

Police said at least 23 people have been rescued from the rubble of the building located at Narpoli's Patel Compound area

Heavy rain causes flood-like situation in parts of Gujarat; 2,000 people shifted from Narmada river bank
India

Heavy rain causes flood-like situation in parts of Gujarat; 2,000 people shifted from Narmada river bank

The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy showers at isolated places in many districts till Tuesday

Raigad building collapse: Toll rises to 15, rescue operation ends after 33 hours
India

Raigad building collapse: Toll rises to 15, rescue operation ends after 33 hours

The authorities in Raigad district of Maharashtra called off the rescue operation at 11.30 am on Wednesday after all the missing persons were traced

Plea seeking transfer of PM CARES funds to NDRF also sought creation of National Plan, questioned audit mechanism
India

Plea seeking transfer of PM CARES funds to NDRF also sought creation of National Plan, questioned audit mechanism

The plea pointed out that the latest National Plan is from 2019 and it does not deal comprehensively with the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak

SC judgment on PM-CARES fund is 'body blow to transparency and accountability', says Congress
Politics

SC judgment on PM-CARES fund is 'body blow to transparency and accountability', says Congress

The court let go of an opportunity to bring in transparency, and thereby deviated from the belief that 'sunlight is the best disinfectant', Randeep Surjewala said

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking transfer of public contributions from PM-CARES to NDRF
India

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking transfer of public contributions from PM-CARES to NDRF

The Centre told the court that PM CARES is a voluntary fund, while the budgetary allocations for NDRF and SDRF remain unchanged

Idukki landslide toll rises to 28 as authorities recover 2 more bodies; sniffer dogs deployed to trace missing
India

Idukki landslide toll rises to 28 as authorities recover 2 more bodies; sniffer dogs deployed to trace missing

According to government officials, 12 of the 78 people staying in the houses of tea workers in Pettimudi were rescued