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Calamity threat: Departments asked to prepare contingency plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:25

With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.

When Rajendra Prasad`s pension went to govt`s calamity fund!

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:54

The pension of India`s first President Rajendra Prasad and salary of late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri were sent to the government`s calamity fund as they refused to accept these, while Lord Mountbatten received a princely Rs 64,000 as TA/DA for returning home.

More than 10,000 Rajasthan villages declared scarcity-hit

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:30

More than 10,000 villages in 17 districts of Rajasthan have been declared scarcity-hit on the basis of the assessment of their kharif crops.

2013 - the worst-ever year for Uttarakhand in history

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 11:30

2013 will remain embedded in the memory of the nation as the year which saw Uttarakhand suffer the worst natural calamity in its history - a deluge which left over a thousand dead and thousands missing and washed away countless villages, roads and bridges dealing a fatal blow to tourism, the mainstay of the hill state`s economy.

102 claims related to calamity settled by New India Insurance

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:46

New India Insurance Company has so far settled 102 claims out of a total of 217 related to Uttarakhand calamity by disbursing Rs 2.90 crore to beneficiaries.

Cuttack relief loot case: RDC, DM initiates joint probe

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 21:32

Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Division RDC Arvind Padhee and Cuttack District Magistrate Girish S N today began a joint enquiry into the `relief loot` allegations against some ruling BJD corporators of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

CPI(M) demands cyclone Phailin be declared a national calamity

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 18:31

With Odisha incurring huge loss due to cyclone Phailin and floods, CPI(M) demanded declaration of the situation as a national calamity besides waiver of agricultural loan for the year 2013-14.

Uttarakhand govt refutes cheque bounce charge

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 20:48

The Uttarakhand government refuted reports that cheques distributed as compensation to flood victims in the state had bounced, saying no such case has surfaced so far.

92 foreign nationals among 4,120 missing in U`khand calamity

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:37

The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand`s catastrophic flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state government releasing a final list of 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the calamity.

Final lists of missing received from all states barring UP: CM

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 18:03

Uttarakhand government on Tuesday said it has received the final lists of people from various states except Uttar Pradesh, who went missing in the mid-June calamity, and will soon sent compensation to their families.

Declare Uttarakhand flood disaster a national calamity: BJP

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 23:01

BJP`s Uma Bharti after visiting flood-affected Uttarakhand suggested that tragedy be declared national calamity and President`s Rule imposed in state as government "failed" to deal with the crisis.

Green approach to development can minimise human tragedy: Expert

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 09:54

A "green approach" to development, including replanting of trees at least 100 metres away from river banks could minimise the human tragedy of the kind that hit Uttarakhand, an environmental expert says.