Natural Disaster

Over 8.96 million people in China affected due to natural disasters in October

China reported three cases of heavy rainfall in October, bringing the national precipitation to 51 millimeters, 44 per cent more than normal in the same period, as per report.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Kerala rains: Plans to release water from dams cause flood concerns, alerts issued at Idukki, Idamalayar

In 2018, intense rainfall had filled up the dams and a fresh spell of torrential rainfall led to the simultaneous opening of all major dams, leading to flooding of coastal areas.

published on : 18th October 2021

Kerala rains: PM Modi speaks with CM Vijayan to discuss situation

The death toll due to the heavy rains and landslides in Kerala mounted to 21, according to the State's Information and Public Relations Department on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

published on : 17th October 2021

Centre will provide all help to Kerala; continuously monitoring floods situation: Amit Shah

The National Disaster Response Force has deployed 11 teams for search, rescue and relief operations in the state where the death toll from heavy rains and landslide rose to eight on October 17.

published on : 17th October 2021

20 killed, hundreds injured as quake rattles southern Pakistan

"There are reports that some 15 coal miners are trapped in a mine on the outskirts of the town due to the quake," officials said.

published on : 7th October 2021

Low intensity earthquake hits Karnataka's Bagalkot, Vijayapura

An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred at Kolhapur district of neighbouring Maharashtra and low-magnitude tremors were felt in Vijayapura, officials said.

published on : 5th September 2021

Counting on goodwill

In 2015, when Chennai was awash in an unprecedented flood, five IT industry professionals and college mates came together for a philanthropic mission.

published on : 7th June 2021

Centre asks states to augment disaster management preparedness

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla emphasized on the need of building up capacities and response reflexes to ensure round the clock preparedness.

published on : 21st May 2021

Bengal, Odisha, six other eastern states highly vulnerable to climate change: Report

The vulnerable states are Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, and West Bengal. 

published on : 17th April 2021

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