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European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals

Last Updated: Thursday, October 07, 2010, 12:30

Volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals.

Declare Uttarakhand calamity-hit state: Assembly resolution

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 01:29

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly today passed a resolution calling on the Centre to declare the state as calamity-affected in the wake of havoc wrought by incessant rains.

Eleven killed as late monsoon wreaks havoc in Nepal

Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2010, 14:57

At least 11 people were killed as a late monsoon brought misery in Nepal, triggering landslides and fears about a possible breach in the Kosi barrage that two years ago wreaked havoc in Nepal and India.

DMs to distribute natural calamity within 24 hrs: UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 14:26

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed all the District Magistrates to distribute the ex-gratia to the kin of a person killed in a natural calamity within 24 hours.

Centre urged to treat sunstroke death as natural calamity

Last Updated: Monday, May 31, 2010, 14:28

In view of rising number of deaths due to sunstroke in the state, the Orissa Government has again moved the Centre to declare these deaths as natural calamity so that higher compensation could be paid.

Orissa asks Centre to put heat wave in CRF list

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 22:35

With an average of 72 persons succumbing to sunstroke annually since 1999 in Orissa, the state government had asked the Centre to include heatwave in the list of CRF in order to help the victims` families.

Orissa seeks information from Goa on calamity deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 19:50

Orissa government on Wednesday contacted its counterpart in Goa, following reports of the death of eight migrant labourers from the state in last week`s cyclonic storm.

Orissa seeks information from Goa on calamity deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 19:50

Orissa government on Wednesday contacted its counterpart in Goa, following reports of the death of eight migrant labourers from the state in last week`s cyclonic storm.

CPI (M) wants floods be declared a national calamity

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009, 15:18

The politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded that the floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka be declared a national calamity.

BJP appeals PM to declare AP floods as national calamity

Last Updated: Thursday, October 08, 2009, 22:37

The Andhra Pradesh BJP on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare recent floods, which caused widespread destruction in the state, as a "national calamity".

Declare floods in AP, Karnataka as national calamity: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 21:13

BJP on Tuesday asked the Centre to declare the floods, that wreaked havoc in some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, as a "national calamity" and demanded the relief package of Rs 5,000-crore each to these states.

Food-starved Guatemala declares public calamity

Last Updated: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 00:24

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom declared "a state of public calamity" late Tuesday to help mobilize funds and resources to confront a food shortage that will affect thousands of families.