disaster

In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

In Mexico, frantic rescuers keep up search for quake survivors

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroyed 52 buildings in the sprawling Mexican capital early afternoon on Tuesday, leaving thousands homeless and close to 300 people dead nationwide. 

Sep 23, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been deployed across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, where authorities say a total of 1,009 bodies have been recovered since August 10 when intense rainfall started falling.

 

Aug 24, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 38: Official

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

Mar 11, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

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.

Feb 22, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
​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.

Apr 28, 2016, 09:25 AM IST
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?

Apr 18, 2016, 20:47 PM IST
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.

Jan 21, 2016, 16:45 PM IST
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.

Jan 07, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

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.

Dec 29, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

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.

Nov 16, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

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.

Aug 17, 2015, 16:19 PM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2015, 23:38 PM IST

'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.

Jun 10, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

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.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

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.

Jun 01, 2015, 09:22 AM IST

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.

May 31, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

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.

May 30, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

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.

May 30, 2015, 10:55 AM IST