Natural Disaster
World  /  Published 16.04.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.19

Cyclone Bulbul disrupts life in Bengal

Cyclone 'Bulbul', which made landfall between the Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with strong winds till early Sunday, affecting normal life in several parts of th...
By PTI in Calcutta

World  /  Published 13.10.19

Typhoon, cyclone, hurricane: What's in a name

When a tropical storm pummelled Japan on Saturday with gusts of up to 135 mph, forcing millions to evacuate their homes, it was called Typhoon Hagibis. But the storm that carved a path of destruction ...
By Mariel Padilla and Jennifer Jett / New York Times News Service in

Books  /  Published 16.05.19

Death by apathy

In the course of evolution, the human race has confronted countless natural calamities, some causing irrevocable tragedy. The environment is, thus, an unfading condition dictating the reflexes of soci...
By Jhuma Sanyal in

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 in

Odisha  /  Published 09.05.19

Met forecasts cyclone in Odisha, Andhra

A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on the night of September 20 and is expected to hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur shortly, the India Meteorological Departme...
By PTI in Bhubaneshwar

World  /  Published 01.04.19

Dozens dead in Nepal after devastating storm

A strong rainstorm has swept through southern Nepal, destroying homes, felling trees and leaving at least 28 people dead and hundreds more injured, the authorities said.Many of those killed were aslee...
By Bhadra Sharma/NYTNS in Kathmandu

World  /  Published 18.03.19

Indonesia flood, earthquake toll touches 79

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens o...
By AP in Jayapura (Indonesia)

India  /  Published 03.01.19

Army jawan dies in J&K avalanche

A soldier died and another was injured when an avalanche hit an army post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, police said.The avalanche struck the post of Ras...
By PTI in Jammu

World  /  Published 26.12.18

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)


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