Natural Disaster
West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.21

Ganga gulps health centre and homes

The rising Ganga gobbled up 40 houses in Malda district, including a concrete two-storey sub-health centre at Bhimagram in Kaliachak-III block on Friday night. Many families could salvage nothing but...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 24.11.20

Cyclone Nivar may become 'very severe'

Cyclone Nivar is likely to become a 'very severe cyclonic storm' and hit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram on November 25 during late evening, India Meteorolog...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Chennai

India  /  Published 13.11.20

Centre’s help to six nature-affected states

The Centre during a high-level committee meeting, chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah, has approved for releasing  nearly Rs 4,382 crore to six states as part of central assistance for the natural...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.07.20

Let’s shout: We’re least noisy in lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting worldwide lockdowns triggered the longest and most pronounced drop in human-made noise in recorded history, an international team of scientists said on Thurs...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.06.20

Storm ahead? Get yourself covered

The nature and severity of natural and man-made disasters have been increasing globally. Natural calamities are now occurring at an unnatural frequency wherein cyclones, floods, earthquakes, which use...
By T.A. Ramalingam


World  /  Published 25.12.18

Drones and dogs in Indonesia tsunami search

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are e...
By Reuters in Labuan (Indonesia)

World  /  Published 24.12.18

Indonesia's tsunami toll jumps to 373

Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in the aftermath of a tsunami that was apparently tri...
By AP in Tanjung Lesung (Indonesia)

India  /  Published 09.11.18

Comeback trail to Kedarnath

Pilgrim town Kedarnath has drawn more than seven lakh tourists this year, more than one a half times the number who visited in 2017, indicating that fears over the weather and memories of a natural ca...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

World  /  Published 04.09.19

Bahamas struggles to rescue Dorian's victims

Desperate residents stranded on rooftops amid swirling currents. Rescue efforts stalled by flooded vehicles and roads turned to rivers. Communications in ruins and basic infrastructure — including s...
By Rachel Knowles, Frances Robles and Elisabeth Malkin/ New York Times News Service in Bahamas

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Disaster response: How we can raise the bar

Cyclone Fani has passed, leaving behind a trail of devastation. The early warning system, effective disaster response plans, investments in disaster shelters and systematic deployment of volunteers on...
By Pinaki Roy


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