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Wildfires
North East  /  Published 07.01.21

Winds worsen Dzukou wildfire

Kohima deputy commissioner Mohammed Ali Shihab A. on Wednesday deployed three officers to assist the Jakhama subdivisional officer (civil) for fighting the wildfire and shall be stationed at the base ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 06.01.21

ASI in fire-fight team dies

The Nagaland government on Tuesday evening moved the ministry of home affairs seeking additional NDRF teams to join the ongoing fight to control the Dzukou Valley wildfire after an aerial survey durin...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 05.01.21

Strong winds hamper fire fight

“Tomorrow, I will be making an aerial survey of the latest forest fire situation at Dzukou valley that is spreading across Nagaland and Manipur. There has been a joint effort to tackle the situa...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 04.01.21

Base camps to cut fire-fighting trek time

In the ongoing effort to douse the wildfire, the Indian Army and Assam Rifles are providing all possible assistance to the NDRF teams in terms of accomodation, tentage and logistics resources so that ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 03.01.21

Wildfire engulfs 200 acres in Manipur

Ruangmei said IAF choppers lifted the water from Dimapur for spraying in the valley and made six sorties during the day. IAF official Ratnakar Singh said the “Bambi bucket” or spraying wat...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

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North East  /  Published 02.01.21

IAF, NDRF teams battle NE wildfire

The Centre has thrown its weight behind the Nagaland and Manipur governments’ efforts to douse the wildfire that has been raging for the past few days in Dzukou Valley, a popular tourist and tre...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 17.09.20

West Coast’s caustic haze

The billowing wildfire smoke that has blanketed much of the West Coast with a caustic haze also began settling into the atmosphere thousands of miles away on Tuesday. While more favourable weather ha...
By Mike Baker in Seattle

World  /  Published 14.09.20

800km apart, same fiery grave

They lived more than 800km from each other — one in the wooded foothills of the Sierra Nevada, northeast of California’s capital Sacramento, the other in a thickly forested canyon east of ...
By Thomas Fuller, Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio in San Francisco

World  /  Published 14.09.20

Worst air quality on planet in West Coast

Exhausted fire crews worked on Sunday to beat back raging wildfires that have scorched millions of acres across three western US states, all while an anguished search goes on for the dozens of people ...
By New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 13.09.20

17 killed in Oregon wildfires

A 36-mile-wide line of flames edged into the towns around Portland, Oregon, and cities along the West Coast were smothered in acrid smoke and ash on Friday as history-making wildfires remained uncheck...
By New York Times News Service in Saleem, Oregon


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