national disaster

Three killed in Gurugram building collapse after heavy downpour

Sources said the bodies of Pradeep Sharma and Tiny Bhardwaj were pulled out of the debris after 19 hours of rescue operation.

published on : 20th July 2021

Three NDRF teams rushed to flash flood-affected regions of Himachal Pradesh

The teams were sent after heavy rains hit many parts of the district and several people were reported stranded near Boh and Tatwani villages, an official spokesperson said.

published on : 12th July 2021

Driver and nurse held in Mangaluru for transporting 50 women in bus at night

The accused claimed the women were on their way to get vaccinated, despite suspicions of them being hired as fake patients for an inspection.

published on : 30th June 2021

Centre opposes in SC pleas for ex-gratia compensation to families of Covid victims, says using resources rationally

It said the guidelines, meant for 2015 to 2020, recommended expenditure for providing financial relief against 12 specific identified disasters on the national level.

published on : 26th June 2021

Ex-gratia plea for COVID patient's death due to negligence: HC seeks Delhi government, NDMA reply

The family sought an appropriate compensation for the loss of life of deceased due to complete mismanagement and criminal negligence of the authorities.

published on : 25th May 2021

Cyclone Yaas: With 112 teams, NDRF earmarks highest-ever number of personnel ahead of impending storm

A senior official said the number of NDRF teams earmarked for these two states during past cyclones have never been this high.

published on : 25th May 2021

Priority is to keep 'alive' oxygen plants, linked roads in Odisha, Bengal during Cyclone Yaas: NDRF

S N Pradhan said the force has earmarked a total of 149 teams for undertaking evacuation and rescue operations, of which 99 will be deployed on the ground.

published on : 24th May 2021

HC notice to the Centre on pleas challenging 'discriminatory vaccination policy'

According to the petitioner, numerous states, including Kerala, are up in arms objecting to the mechanism.

published on : 27th April 2021

'Enforcing COVID norms is responsibility of state authorities': EC day after Madras HC rapping

The commission also asserted that it has continuously directed state and district authorities to enforce instructions of the NDMA to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

published on : 27th April 2021

Under construction roof of factory collapses in Ludhiana, one dead

As per official information, 36 of 40 people trapped under the roof have been rescued, while four people are still suspected to be trapped.

published on : 5th April 2021

130 people still missing in Uttarakhand glacial burst: Govt in Lok Sabha

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the government of Uttarakhand has also constituted a committee to review the glacial natural lakes and their effects.

published on : 23rd March 2021

IAF battles odds to douse Dzukou Valley fire

The operation involves complex calculations and skilled flying for the pilots. The fire is raging at different pockets of Nagaland and Manipur despite efforts being made by multiple agencies.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Cyclone Burevi: Eight NDRF teams deployed in coastal, hill districts of Kerala

The cyclone is expected to make landfall on the South Tamil Nadu coast on the morning of Friday between Kanyakumari and Pampan as a cyclonic storm.

published on : 2nd December 2020

Karnataka to receive Rs 577.84 crore fund from NDRF for flood relief work

The Rs 577.84 crore approved for Karnataka is towards relief for floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon.

published on : 14th November 2020

NDRF deploys victim locating cameras for rescue operations at building collapse site in Hyderabad

Kuldeep, deputy commandant, NDRF told Express that they breach the wall and insert victim locating camera which relays images to screen in hand.

published on : 9th December 2016