Afghan avalanche toll rises to 250

At least 250 people were killed and an unknown number remained missing after avalanches hit Afghanistan over the past couple of days, an official said Saturday.

NDA Government reconstitutes National Disaster Management Authority

The central government Monday reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a home ministry notification said.

Govt approves appointment of 3 experts as NDMA members

The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.

NDMA formulates draft national school safety policy guidelines

The draft national school safety policy guidelines have been formulated by the National Disaster Management Authority, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Rijiju

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to have professionals as its members and this central body should not been seen as a "parking lot" for retired politicians, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Monday.

Opposition slams govt strategy to deal with natural calamities

Opposition members in Lok Sabha on Tuesday picked holes in government's strategy to deal with natural calamities, deriding the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Executive Committee "toothless and headless".

NDRF to demonstrate earthquake preparedness

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the country`s specialist disaster response unit, will hold a demonstration Tuesday on quick response in a hypothetical earthquake situation at the ongoing trade fair here.

NDMA conducts mock disaster management drill in Tripura

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with the State Disaster Management Authorities of Tripura conducted a multi-stage mega mock drill for a hypothetical earthquake and fire incident on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Monday.

Top news headlines at 10 am

Watch the top news headlines at 10 am

Heavy rainfall alert in North East

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.

Heavy rainfall alert in North East

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.

Pakistan floods destroy about 2,000 schools in Punjab

 Nearly 2,000 schools were destroyed in unprecedented rain and floods in Pakistan's worst hit province of Punjab where 241 were killed, authorities said today.

Nearly 260 dead in rains, floods in Pak; over one million affected

Nearly 260 people have been killed and more than one million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan with authorities racing against both time and tide to limit destruction, officials said on Wednesday.

160 killed in torrential rains in Pakistan

At least 160 people have been killed and 148 others injured in torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan that have wreaked havoc across the country as troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas.

NDMA should not be a parking place for the retired: BJP MP

NDMA should not be made a parking place for retired officials and should be turned into a competent outfit to tackle natural calamities as more than 17 major disasters hit the nation 2010 onwards, a BJP member said in Rajya Sabha.

NDMA Vice-Chairman, five members resign

After some Governors, it was the turn of Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government asked them to quit their posts.

Ties with India should move forward holistically: Pakistan

Pakistan said consensus is being built here among all stakeholders to strike deal on liberalised trade with India, saying bilateral ties should move forward "holistically and not in bits and pieces".

Pakistan postpones NDMA status to India in view of LS polls: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan postponed decision to grant Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) status to India to avoid favour to a particular Indian political party ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif said.

NDMA draws guidelines to deal with calamities

In the backdrop of massive calamity caused by heavy rain and flood in Uttarakhand, the National Disaster Management Authority has formulated guidelines to deal with natural as well as man-made disasters.

No MFN now, it will be NDMA with Pakistan

In order to enhance bilateral trade, India and Pakistan on Saturday agreed on a non-discriminatory market access (NDMA) programme in place of the MFN regime, besides opening up Wagah-Attari border round the clock.