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CAG slams NDMA functioning, calls it `ineffective`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 18:45

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has drawn flak from the CAG which said the apex planning and supervising body in handling calamity has been found to be ineffective in most of the key areas.

NDMA organising mega drill on earthquake

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 00:31

National Disaster Management Authority is organising a series of drills to generate greater public awareness about the vulnerability to disasters with specific emphasis on earthquakes.

`Delhi hospitals needs to give more attention to HICS`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 22:41

Hospitals in Delhi should give more attention to strengthening Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and impart training for capacity building of emergency medical professionals, as per mock drill.

Pakistan floods: 422 killed, over 3,000 injured

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 09:14

At least 422 people have been reportedly killed and over 3,000 have been injured in the floods that has affected around 5 million people in Pakistan.

DDMA pressed into service during outage

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 21:54

Delhi government on Tuesday pressed its disaster management mechanism into service.

Assam floods: Central team starts to assess damage

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 19:11

A central team arrived in Assam Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the floods in the state`s 27 districts.

Upgrade disaster management team: RTI activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 15:54

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) should upgrade its Disaster Management team by appointing qualified and experienced staff, in the aftermath of the Mantralaya blaze which claimed five lives, an RTI activist has said.

WHO calls for investment in disaster management

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 16:16

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.

Tripura to launch disaster mgmt project in schools

Last Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 14:26

Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state`s preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an official said here Monday.

Fresh avalanche warning in Gurez sector of J-K

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 22:49

Authorities here on Tuesday issued a fresh avalanche warning for snow-bound areas in Gurez sector of Bandipora district of Kashmir.

US donates vehicles, tents to Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 22:39

The donation was part of a US government programme to assist women police across Pakistan.

Biggest ever drill to check Delhi’s preparedness

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 08:45

Delhi is witnessing one of the biggest coordinated mockdrills on Wednesday through which preparedness of various agencies will be checked.