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South Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon`s body

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 17:04

South Korea`s police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.

Ukraine welcomes UN resolution on MH17 disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:28

The Ukrainian foreign ministry Tuesday welcomed the UN resolution on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster, demanding ceasefire at the crash site and independent investigation into the incident which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 people.

Managing of PM Relief Fund to be modelled on Gujarat scheme

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:07

Major changes are in the offing in the way the PM`s National Relief Fund is managed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed that the Gujarat model should be emulated in selection of beneficiaries.

Char Dham Yatra halted: Country’s disaster management totters on the edge!

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:02

More than 50 million people are affected by natural disasters annually, but despite this the second most populous country in the world suffers from serious lack of disaster preparedness.

Five killed as helicopter crashes in South Korean city

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:06

A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster crashed Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.

Framework for Disaster Management in Bengal weak: CAG

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 11:04

The institutional framework for disaster management in West Bengal is weak because of deficient functioning of the State Disaster Management Authority, the Comptroller and Auditor General has noted.

Relatives weep and jeer at S. Korea ferry disaster trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:07

Relatives of the victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court Tuesday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew. <br><br> The video, taken from coastguard boats and helicopters, showed the last moments of the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry as it listed and then capsized on April 16 with the loss of around 300 lives.

Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh; Darma, Johar valleys on alert

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:57

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Ritcher scale, the second in a week`s time, hit Darma valley of the district on Sunday evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said on Monday.

Rob Lowe opens up about recent vacation disaster in France

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:16

`Parks and Recreation` star Rob Lowe has revealed that he and his family were rescued from their vacation home in Grasse, France after floods hit the area following heavy rain earlier this week.

BP seeks to recoup ''windfall'' Gulf spill payments

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 09:33

BP said the uncapped settlement could cost USD9.2 billion, higher than its original USD7.8 billion estimate, and that this amount could grow.

Water-logging wreaks havoc in Guwahati, 8 killed, 1 missing

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:57

Eight people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains here as National Disaster Response Force was called in to rescue marooned people in the city, whose most parts are inundated.

Water-logging wreaks havoc in Guwahati, 8 killed, 1 missing

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:17

Eight people were killed due to electrocution and landslides triggered by incessant rains here as National Disaster Response Force was called in to rescue marooned people in the city, whose most parts are inundated.