natural disaster

Prakasam administration ready to tackle calamities, says collector

 District collector P Bhaskar has said that the district machinery is ready to tackle natural calamities, such as cyclones, floods and other disasters.

published on : 31st August 2019

Death toll mounts to 61 in Karnataka floods, more than three lakh lodged in camps

In the 22 flood battered districts, the maximum deaths have occurred in Belagavi, where 15 were killed.

published on : 15th August 2019

Raising awareness on tackling natural disasters

The events, launched in Thiruvananthapuram last month, focus on sharing US and Indian expertise on disaster preparedness, management, and resilience.

published on : 23rd July 2019

Flood waters maroon 29 districts in Assam, death toll rises to 27

Over 1.50 lakh people in Assam have been displaced from their homes and taken shelter in 427 relief camps.

published on : 17th July 2019

Assam floods: Death toll rises to 11, 26 lakh people affected in 28 districts

Over 10.42 lakh animals are affected, while flood waters have also entered 87,607 hectares of farmland.

published on : 14th July 2019

Frequent calamities, industrialisation leading to depletion of forest cover in Odisha

He said during cyclone Fani, only casuarinas were damaged. However, mangrove forests were spared by the storm.   

published on : 20th May 2019

Bengaluru residents get showers of relief, finally

The Natural Disaster Management Centre said that the rain would continue for another three-four days.

published on : 9th April 2019

Expect showers of respite today, Bengaluru likely to remain wet till weekend

The Karnataka Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said that moisture formation in the atmosphere is set to reduce the humidity.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

The magnitude 7.5 quake and subsequent deluge razed swathes of the coastal town on Sulawesi island last September, killing more than 4,300 people, according to Indonesia's national disaster agency.

published on : 26th March 2019

MHA approves Rs 7,000 crore help to six states to deal with natural disasters

From the sanctioned amount, Rs 4,714.28 crore will be given to Maharashtra  for drought relief, Rs 949.49 crore to Karnataka (drought), Rs 900.4 crore to Andhra Pradesh (drought)

published on : 30th January 2019

Odisha school kids to be taught about lightning and thunderstorms as 460 fall prey to it in state

Lightning claims more lives in Odisha then any other calamity. The death toll due to lightning has increased significantly in recent years.

published on : 21st January 2019

Expect early summer in Bengaluru, and it will be harsh

Scientists believe that global warming has resulted in the maximum temperature reaching 39 degrees Celsius from 30 degrees Celsius in the recent years.

published on : 6th January 2019

‘Training should start at school level to deal with natural disasters’

We should be aware of the measures to be adopted during such emergencies, he said. 

published on : 6th January 2019

A Sea change

The second part of this series post the recent devastating floods in Kerala explores the danger of an ecological apocalypse waiting to sweep across India and the world.

published on : 26th August 2018

Letter from Houston: Mumbai, we have a solution

Harvey may have been the worst storm in 12 years, but good civic systems eased the ordeal of citizens.

published on : 30th August 2017