National Disaster Response Force Ndrf
North East  /  Published 19.12.18

2 more miners may be in flooded Meghalaya mine

Two more names have been reported to the Meghalaya police in East Jaiñtia Hills to the list of those trapped in the coal mine at Ksan under Saipung police station.They are Abdul Kalam Sheikh from Mag...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 22.06.19

More ferries for Umananda

The inland water transport department started plying two special ferries from Lachit ghat in Machkhowa here to Umananda temple on Saturday for devotees during Ambubachi Mela. An official in the IWT de...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati

India  /  Published 12.06.19

Cyclone Vayu: People from Gujarat coast to be evacuated

The Gujarat administration is on high alert to deal with cyclone 'Vayu', which is likely to hit the state coast near Veraval on Thursday, officials said. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said pe...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

The secret support for illegal mining must be addressed

Laws fail only when people in power want them to. The tragedy of the miners trapped since December 13 in a suddenly flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya is the terrible ou...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Meghalaya mine rescue efforts get a boost

A multi-agency search and rescue operation will be undertaken from Saturday to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since December 13.Personnel of the National D...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong


Jharkhand  /  Published 05.05.19

NDRF chief prods state for own disaster combat unit

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will write to state chief secretary D.K. Tiwari recommending forming a state disaster response force in Jharkhand as soon as possible.Satya Narayan Pradhan, a 1...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 15.09.19

Tour boat tragedy in swollen Godavari

At least eight people drowned and around 25 were missing after a boat carrying them to a tourist spot capsized in the swollen Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, police said.The boat was carry...
By PTI in Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

North East  /  Published 14.12.18

Coal mine rescue operations draw a blank

Search and rescue personnel engaged to retrieve at least 13 coal miners trapped in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since Thursday have not been able to yield any result.Over 100 personnel have been p...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 22.04.20

NDRF distributes ‘dignity kits’

The 1st Battalion of the National Disaster Response Force, Guwahati, handed over 600 “dignity kits” to Kamrup (metro) deputy commissioner Bhaskar Pegu, while carrying out an awareness and sanitisa...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.20

Isolation prep to stay battle-ready

Isolation and testing facilities, hygiene protocol and proper use of masks are some of the precautions being taken by the health department and private health-care units in the city to fight coronavi...
By Subhajoy Roy and Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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