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West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.20

Bengal: flood fight hit by virus

A team of 26 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), stationed at Hooghly’s Arambagh in anticipation of floods, were isolated after two members tested Covid-19 positive on Thur...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.07.20

Finally, some action to fight disasters

Jharkhand hopes to raise its own force to respond to exigencies of all kinds with the state government notifying afresh a State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) only recently, although it is 15 ye...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 28.06.20

Flood hits Assam, heavy rains forecast

As many as 21 districts and a population of over 4.6 lakh have been affected in the ongoing flood in Assam with water entering Dibrugarh town and coming threateningly close to entering the capital cit...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

India  /  Published 03.06.20

Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Alibaug

Cyclone Nisarga has made landfall near Alibaug on the Maharashtra coast and the 'process' will be completed by about 4pm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.The landfall proce...
By PTI in Mumbai

Calcutta  /  Published 01.06.20

NDRF drains water from Mahestala pocket

A team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday drained out water from a Mahestala area, which was waterlogged after Cyclone Amphan had struck the city on May 21.After draining out t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.20

40 NDRF teams deployed in Bengal, Odisha

All 20 units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) stationed in Odisha have been deployed in the state, while as many units have been pressed into service in West Bengal for relief and rescue...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.20

Post-lockdown leak kills 11

A gas leak in the dead of night at a chemical plant that was emerging from the Covid-19 lockdown killed at least 11 people and left hundreds in hospitals in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.Terrifying accoun...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.19

Rainy Sunday in Calcutta on Met radar

A low-pressure belt over coastal Odisha is tipped to keep Sunday wet for Calcutta. The sky will remain overcast till Tuesday and light to moderate rain is expected over the next two days, the Met offi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

Cyclone Fani: Preparedness saved many lives

Sir — Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in several cities and districts of Odisha, especially in Puri, leaving people dead and bringing down power and communication links (“Town cut off as power and phon...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.19

Lessons from the Mumbai bridge collapse

The troubled water has deepened, especially after portions of a foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people and injuring more than 30 others. ...
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