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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal directs releasing of funds to help the storm affected

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the revenue and disaster management department to release funds for providing relief to people affected by the recent storm that hit several districts in the state.

Fire destroys cashew, mango, coconut plantation in Sindudurg

Cashew, mango and coconut plantation over 500 acres was gutted after dry hay caught fire at a village in Sindhudurg district, disaster management officials said on Thursday.

600,000 people in Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in a decade

At least 600,000 people in Sri Lanka have been hit by the worst drought since 2006 in nearly 13 of the 25 districts, disaster management officials said today.

Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit

Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit

Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand, affecting normal life and disrupting pilgrimage to Badrinath.

Government brought drastic changes in disaster management: Rajnath

The Narendra Modi government brought a drastic change in its approach to disaster management from a relief-centric to a holistic and integrated coverage, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

Private sector must play role in disaster management: Rijiju

The private sector must play its role in disaster management in the country, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Navigation satellite to be launched on January 20

India will launch its fifth regional navigation satellite on January 20, a top official of the country's space agency said on Monday.

UP home guards being trained for disaster management

Home guards in Uttar Pradesh will soon assist in disaster management and relief operations, an official said on Wednesday.

Govt pursuing a paradigm shift in disaster management: Rajnath

India has taken initiative for the paradigm shift in disaster management from relief centric to a holistic one, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

New Zealand braces for overnight tsunamis

Tsunami waves of up to a metre high are expected to batter the east of New Zealand over Thursday night after the 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile.

Targets to tackle climate change will remain a dream without affordable technology: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the targets of reducing greenhouse gases will remain difficult dreams in the absence of affordable technology and adequate finance as he made a strong pitch for concrete and effective outcome at the upcoming global conference on climate change.

FIPIC summit: PM Modi announces plan to open space station in Pacific Islands nation

Pushing for deeper cooperation with 14 nations of strategically-located Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a number of initiatives, including setting up of a space station in any of the countries and developing capacities in disaster management.

NDRF showcases safety measures to handle disasters

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday organised "Community Capacity Building Programme" at two places in the national capital to make people aware of the safety measures to be adopted in times of disasters.

World Bank aided disaster management programme for tsunami-hit villages

A World Bank-funded disaster management and awareness programme was launched on Saturday in 50 coastal villages of Nagapattinam district, which were the worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami.

Punjab to launch disaster management plan for power supply

 Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd (PSTCL) are all set to launch a disaster management plan to deal with any kind of natural calamities, sabotage or grid failures.

India's disaster management capabilities quite advanced: US

 The US has praised India for its "remarkable" response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, describing the country's disaster management capabilities as sophisticated and advanced.

Assam govt constitutes special disaster management team

Assam Government has constituted a special disaster management team for extending services to the quake-hit people from the state in Nepal.

Plea in SC for disaster management plan for affected farmers

A plea, highlighting plight of farmers whose crops have been hit by calamities and extreme weather conditions, has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management.

Nepal earthquake 2015 worst ever in 81 years

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday. The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal.

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