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Declare U’khand tragedy a national calamity: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 20:31

The BJP on Saturday asked the government to declare the Uttarakhand flood tragedy as a national calamity or at least as "rarest of the rare" calamity.

Shatrughan Sinha to donate Rs 50 lakh for U’khand victims

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 19:38

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday volunteered to donate Rs 50 lakh for the rehabilitation of flood-affected people of Uttarakhand.

NDRF to assist relief work in rain-hit coastal areas

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 12:47

A special unit from the Arakkonam-based battalion of the National Disaster Response Force will arrive to help and tackle the crisis situation caused by the strong monsoon rains in the coastal areas of Kerala`s capital.

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.

Storm rocks Bengal; 2 dead, 30 injured in Asansol

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 09:27

A strong storm that rocked West Bengal on Saturday left two dead and over 30 injured in the Asansol sub division of Burdwan district.

J&K Disaster Rescue Force trashes media reports

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 23:38

Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Rescue Force on Thursday trashed reports published in a section of media, which purportedly projected an "alarming situation in the state".

Philippine Prez declares state of national calamity

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 18:19

Philippine President Benigno S Aquino III has declared a state of national calamity following the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo) in Southern Philippines.

Declare Assam flood a national calamity: AIUDF

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 17:41

AIUDF asked Centre to declare flood in the state, a national calamity and also sought a financial package of Rs 10,000 crore for the affected people.

Declare Assam flood as national calamity: BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 01, 2012, 23:02

BJP on Subday asked the union government to declare the Assam floods as a national calamity.

`Not enough being done to tackle drought`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:22

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.

Kashmir must ban construction in marshes: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 14:00

Geophysicist Roger Bilham predicting a mega temblor in the Kashmir Himalayas says quake preparedness is a must.

Declare national calamity on crop loss: CPI to Centre

Last Updated: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 18:42

The CPI asked the Centre to declare as national calamity the unseasonal rain that washed out the crops of farmers in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.