Natural Disaster
World  /  Published 19.01.22

‘Alarming’ snaps reveal Tonga damage

All the homes on one of Tonga’s small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its...
By Reuters in Wellington

World  /  Published 19.12.21

Philippine storm toll 31

The feared death toll from a typhoon that battered the Philippines has risen to 31, officials said on Saturday, nearly triple the previous day’s number as rescue teams reach damaged areas and co...
By Reuters in Manila

World  /  Published 06.12.21

Volcano ash grave for 14

The eruption of Indonesia’s Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens, the disaster mitigation agency BNPB said on Sunday, as search teams looked for victims in a landscape...
By Reuters in Sumberwuluh (Indonesia)

World  /  Published 05.12.21

Indonesia: Volcano traps residents

The Semeru volcano on the Indonesian island of Java erupted on Saturday, killing one person, injuring at least 35 and trapping some people in buildings as it spewed out huge clouds of smoke and ash, o...
By Reuters in Jakarta

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Bodies of 5 more trekkers reach Kolkata from Uttarakhand

The bodies of five trekkers from Bengal who died on a trekking expedition in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand arrived in Kolkata on Thursday. The bodies of Sagar Dey, 27, Sarit Sekhar Das, 37, and C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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


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