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Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 38: Official

At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo that struck Madagascar this week.

Toll in Sri Lanka boat capsize rises to Thirteen

The deaths in a boat capsize in Sri Lanka has risen to 13 after rescuers on Wednesday recovered two more bodies.

​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.

Japan promises $4 billion in aid to combat disasters over four years

Japan will provide assistance amounting to USD 4 billion in the coming four years to reduce the number of disaster victims and their suffering around the world, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.