Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Uttarakhand situation may worsen: NDRF
The already grave situation in Uttarakhand may worsen with more landslides as the hillsides have bec...
Uttarakhand gets Rs 39 cr for disaster management
Uttarakhand government has released Rs 39 crore for disaster management in view of the state`s extre...
Disaster management mock drills conducted in Jaipur
Drill was conducted jointly by disaster management department, police and district administration at...
Fukushima nuke disaster: 27 minors suspected with thyroid cancer
A study on the impact of radiation after the Fukushima atomic power plant disaster has found 12 mino...
Fukushima nuclear disaster poses no immediate health risks: UN expert
The Fukushima nuclear disaster has not caused any immediate health risks, UN experts reported in Vie...
Thousands of Taiwanese protest N-power project
About 10,000 Taiwanese took to the streets to protest against further development of nuclear power o...
Aizwal landslide: All bodies recovered, clearing work on at site
With the last remaining body being recovered from under the debris, the workers were now busy cleari...
Government sanctions two new NDRF battalions
Two new battalions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), to be based in Haridwar and Mysore, h...
J&K yet to finalise a Disaster Management Plan: NDMA
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday said the earthquake-hit Doda district of J...
AP govt plans to set up three Disaster Response Force units
Andhra Pradesh government is planning to set up a State Disaster Response Force on the lines of the ...
CAG slams NDMA functioning, calls it `ineffective`
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has drawn flak from the CAG which said the apex pl...
Cruise ship disaster pre-trial hearings begin in Italy
Indictment hearings against six suspects in the Costa Concordia luxury liner disaster began in Italy...
Cruise ship disaster pre-trial hearings due in Italy
The deadly Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster returns to court in Italy with the start of a long s...
North Korean conflict could be worse than Chernobyl, says Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that any military conflict on the Korean peninsula...
Fresh radioactive water leakage at Japan`s nuclear plant
Radioactive water may have leaked again into the ground from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushim...
Fukushima fuel cooling system stops again: TEPCO
One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed,...
Japan utility scraps plan for new nuke plant
A Japanese utility has scrapped plans to build a nuclear plant near the site of a nuclear disaster t...
Karnataka to raise disaster response force to meet calamities
Karnataka Cabinet on Saturday decided to raise a state disaster response force comprising four compa...
China to raise nuke power capacity by 20 per cent
China on Tuesday announced plans to raise its installed nuclear power generation capacity by 20 per ...
Stress emerges as major health issue in Fukushima
Experts say that mental distress could be one of the biggest health problems to emerge from the nucl...
Victoria Beckham`s lip ring voted fashion disaster of the century
Victoria Beckham may be a well regarded fashionista now but a lip ring that she wore during a perfor...
Kalpana Chawla remembered on 10th death anniversary
The life and times of NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla were recounted Friday as her school remembered i...
NDMA organising mega drill on earthquake
National Disaster Management Authority is organising a series of drills to generate greater public a...
US court approves BP’s record $4bn criminal penalty
In November, BP said it would pay 4 billion dollars to the US Department of Justice and agreed to pl...
J&K Disaster Rescue Force trashes media reports
Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Rescue Force on Thursday trashed reports published in a section of media,...
Japanese nuclear regulators present new safety measures
Japan`s nuclear regulators on Monday presented a draft outline of new safety measures to prevent or ...
`Japan to replace N-plant with world`s largest wind farm`
The project is part of Fukushima`s plan to become completely energy self-sufficient by 2040, using r...
Taylor Swift no longer upset with Michael J Fox
Michael J Fox has reached out to country star Taylor Swift after poking fun at her dating disasters ...
Sanovi completes DRM solution implementation for Essar
IT firm Sanovi Technologies Tuesday said it has completed implementation of disaster recovery soluti...
US to get $1.4 bn over Gulf of Mexico disaster
Swiss-based Transocean, which owned a rig that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, has agre...
Japan to review plans to abandon nuclear power
The new government in Japan has announced it will review planned nuclear power phase-out proposed by...
China mulls Tsunami warning system in South China Sea
Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China said it is leading a plan to set...
People flee Japan nuke disaster to faraway Okinawa
Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Mi...
2012 - A year when Sikkim left behind disaster memories
2012 saw Sikkim leaving behind memories of the devastation caused by last year`s earthquake as rehab...
Japan, US carry out joint nuclear disaster drill
The drill was conducted on the assumption that radiation monitoring posts had stopped functioning af...
`Delhi hospitals needs to give more attention to HICS`
Hospitals in Delhi should give more attention to strengthening Hospital Incident Command System (HIC...
Now, four-legged robot to help in nuclear disasters
The new 65 kg robot is battery-powered and integrates a camera and dosimeter and can investigate the...
Tank collapse: NGO demands case against mayor, civic chief of MP
The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangthan on Tuesday demanded a case be filed against the city may...
China permits construction of `small number` of new N plants
The construction of new nuclear power stations will be resumed in coast areas but only in a small nu...
China tacitly permits resumption of new N plants` construction
The Chinese government has tacitly begun granting permissions for the resumption of construction of ...
China: 855 million disaster victims helped by govt
Around 855 million people affected by natural disasters in China have received assistance from the g...
Japan utility agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable
The utility behind Japan`s nuclear disaster acknowledged for the first time that it could have avoid...
Obama campaign tears into Romney’s ‘disaster’ foreign policy
President Barack Obama’s campaign has rebutted Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney’s foreign p...
S Korea marks ‘disaster’ zone around chemical leak area
The South Korean government on Monday said it has decided to designate areas affected by a toxic che...
Pakistan floods: 422 killed, over 3,000 injured
At least 422 people have been reportedly killed and over 3,000 have been injured in the floods that ...
Puffball skirts named `biggest fashion disaster`
Puffball skirts– otherwise known as “bubble skirts” – have been named in a poll as the biggest fashi...
U’khand increases land compensation to disaster victims
With a series of disasters striking Uttarakhand in the recent past, the government on Tuesday announ...
Russia`s first natural disaster drill begins in Kamchatka
For the first time, a large-scale exercise in the prevention and elimination of the aftermaths of em...
Sanovi Tech launches DRM application for banks
The company hopes to increase the share of banking in total revenues to up to 65 percent this year f...
Major disaster averted at Mumbai airport
In what could have led to a major disaster, an Air India plane aborted landing at the Mumbai airport...
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