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We need to learn right lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy: PM

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:16

Underlining the need to learn "right lessons" from the Uttarakhand tragedy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has to equip itself in a better way to prevent disasters and check their fall out.

SC issues notice over enforcing Disaster Management Act

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:26

The Supreme Court issued notice to the central government, disaster relief agencies, the meteorological department and some states on a PIL seeking implementation of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 in "letter and spirit".

Bihar flood toll rises to 201

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:52

The toll in the devastating floods in Bihar rose to 201 Monday, said an official of the state disaster management department.

Pakistan floods: 178 killed, over 1.5 million affected

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 21:13

At least 178 people have been killed and more than 1.5 million affected due to floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan, officials said on Sunday.

SC notice to Centre, States on disaster management

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 16:52

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Uttarakhand and six other states for their alleged failure in implementing Disaster Management Act in order to handle natural catastrophe.

Debris in Kedarnath not cleared yet: NDMA

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 17:19

Kedarnath, one of the revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus, is situated at an altitude of 3,586 mt near the head of Mandakini river in Himalayas.

Strict action against laxity in distribution of flood relief: Uttarakhand minister

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 14:16

Uttarakhand Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya said he received complaints of mismanagement of relief material by officials and warned strict action would be taken if allegations were true.

Uttarakhand tragedy: SC asks NDMA to give status of rescue operations

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 14:05

Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to apprise it within two weeks about the status of rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Badal for strengthening disaster management authority

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 21:04

Punjab government would equip its Disaster Management Authority to face future challenges and eventualities arising out of natural calamity.

Be more proactive on disaster management: NDMA to states

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 15:45

The National Disaster Management Authority on Monday asked states to be more proactive on disaster management and appoint full-time chiefs for disaster management authorities.

Kerala to strengthen disaster management system

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 19:10

Kerala will strengthen its disaster management system to tackle crisis arising from natural calamities and outbreak of epidemics, taking the cue from havoc wrought by cloudburst in Uttarakhand.

Omar for resourceful, capable NDMA

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 20:54

Omar Abdullah said there is need for a resourceful, capable and pragmatic National Disaster Management Agency to tackle natural calamities.