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​Bihar govt's bizarre order: No cooking, yagna between 9 am and 6 pm to avoid fire

​Bihar govt's bizarre order: No cooking, yagna between 9 am and 6 pm to avoid fire

Bihar is reeling under a different calamity this year: fire.

Alert! Planetary disaster to strike earth in next 68 days? - Watch video

Alert! Planetary disaster to strike earth in next 68 days? - Watch video

The year 2016, worldwide, saw many natural calamities. But when will these sufferings end?

Tweets can quicken disaster response

Tweets can quicken disaster response

By analysing the September 2013 floods in Colorado, US, the researchers showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify flooded areas.

Manipur earthquake: IIT experts to study building performance

Manipur earthquake: IIT experts to study building performance

A team of experts from IIT-Kanpur hosted National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) will be leaving for quake-hit Manipur to study the performance of built environment in the disaster, an official said.

Now, Japanese robots can build infrastructure, save human lives during disasters

Japan has developed robots to help rescue victims during any disaster. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) recently displayed these robots and the work that they do.

New tool to guide recovery from disasters

Indian-origin researchers have developed a computerised tool for guiding stake-holders in the recovery of large-scale infrastructure systems in the aftermath of a disaster.

Iran calls Saudi unfit to manage Hajj after disaster

Shiite Muslim Iran, furious that 131 of its people died in the stampede at this year`s Hajj, blames Sunni rival Saudi Arabia and says it is unfit to manage the pilgrimage.

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.

Gecko-inspired technology for 'climbing' space robots

MIT researchers have designed a human-machine interface that allows an exoskeleton-wearing human operator to control the movements and balance of a bipedal robot.

Bihar declares all districts disaster-hit

The Bihar government on Saturday declared all the 38 districts in the state as disaster-hit in the aftermath of the heavy damage to standing crops caused by thunderstorms, unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the past two months, officials said.

'Weak monsoon in Nepal does not mean no risk of disaster'

Nepal will witness a weak monsoon this year and that too will be delayed by a week, the country`s department of hydrology and meteorology said on Wednesday.

Death toll in Ghana petrol station fire rises to at least 90: Police

More than 70 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana`s capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, the police and Red Cross said Thursday.

Nepal sets up post-quake camps for sexual minorities

When transgender woman Maya K.C. sought help at a relief camp in the ruins of Nepal`s capital after a devastating earthquake, she was quickly made to feel as though she did not belong.

Japan vigilant for `Big One` after powerful quake

Seismologists Sunday warned Japan to stay vigilant for the next "Big One" after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the quake-prone nation, injuring a dozen people.

UN warns of coming hunger in North Korea

A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview.

President Obama signs disaster declaration over deadly Texas storms

 US President Barack Obama on Friday signed a disaster declaration for areas in Texas hit by storms and flooding that killed at least 21 people this week and and prompted evacuations.

4 mild tremors rock Nepal

 Tremors continued to rock Nepal following last month's devastating earthquake as four aftershocks of over 4 magnitude were felt today in central and northern parts of the country.

China contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drills

China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defence Ministry said today.

Flooding kills at least 15 in southern, central China

At least 15 people have been killed and thousands more forced from their homes by flooding in southern and central China, with more rain forecast in coming days.

Seven days after deadly earthquake struck Nepal- Part III

It's been seven days that disaster struck Nepal but the millions of quake-stricken Nepalese are yet to come to terms with what happened to their normal lives.