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Disaster Management
News  /  Published 28.09.21

Agencies prepare for another wet spell in Kolkata

The Met office has warned of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. The last bout of heavy rain left various parts of Kolkata flooded for days last week. The Telegraph takes stock of what the various ag...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 23.09.21

Covid: Govt offers Rs 50,000 ex gratia

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the family of each Covid dead would be awarded an ex gratia of Rs 50,000 and that the states would pay the money from the state disaster relief fund...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.09.21

Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to Covid victims' kin: Govt

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recommended that Rs 50,000 be given to the kin of those who died of Covid-19, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It said that ex...

World  /  Published 13.09.21

Wildfire empties Spanish towns

People fled their homes in six more Andalusian towns and villages on Sunday as Spain sent in a military unit to help tackle blazes raging close to a Costa del Sol resort. A wildfire fanned by strong ...
By Reuters in Estepona

India  /  Published 08.09.21

Delhi opts quiet Ganesh puja

 The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has said that Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places will not be allowed in the national capital in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. In an o...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

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India  /  Published 03.09.21

Nine fresh deaths in Bihar floods

At least nine persons perished in the floods in Bihar on Thursday, taking the deluge toll to 53 since Wednesday as the situation worsened due to heavy rain in the state and neighbouring Nepal. At pre...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 01.09.21

As schools reopen, call not to rush examinations

Several states have reopened schools, some only for the higher classes, and many others like Delhi are poised to do so from September. Reports, however, say that attendance has so far been poor in se...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.08.21

Steel city: Covid field hospital

The steel city will soon have a field hospital made with inflatable structures and ergonomically designed beds with facilities to admit 100 patients as a backup measure to tackle a possible third wave...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 26.08.21

Delhi parents divided on school reopening

Amid concerns of a possible third wave of Covid-19 in coming months, parents are divided over the plan to reopen schools in the national capital. An expert committee set up by the Delhi Disaster Mana...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 16.08.21

Haiti earthquake leaves over 300 dead

The quake sent tremors travelling as far as Jamaica and Cuba. Countries in the region quickly offered help to Haiti. “I am saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in Saint-Louis d...
By Reuters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti


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