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Ties with India should move forward holistically: Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 23:02

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:14

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

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 18:20

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 23:09

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.

Cyclone Helen hits AP coast; 2 dead, crops damaged

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 08:55

Cyclonic storm Helen hit Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam on Friday, triggering heavy rains and strong gales, which killed at least seven people and caused massive damage to the crops in the coastal region.

Steps to deal with natural disasters

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 22:00

Government Monday took a series of steps, including strengthening of forecasting capabilities, advance information on quakes and landslides, maintaining road and telecommunication networks, to deal with natural disasters and reduce causalities.

PM for improvement of disaster management capabilities

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 21:36

Citing the recent natural disasters in Uttarakhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday pressed for urgent steps to strengthen early warning systems and improve disaster management capabilities to save lives.

Tackling Cyclone Phailin - preparations were on for past five years

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 15:51

The fiery Cyclone Phailin left in its wake devastation in the coastal areas of Odisha, but India managed to successfully avert much loss to human lives and destruction as meticulous preparation to meet such an eventuality was going on for the past five years.

IMD`s accurate forecast minimised casualty: NDMA

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 20:52

NDMA on Tuesday credited the Meteorological department for its accurate forecast which it said helped in minimising casualty as Cyclone Phailin ripped through the eastern coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

NDMA study on guidelines to avoid stampede, human casualties

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 19:46

A study commissioned by the NDMA on crowd management at places of mass gathering has suggested generic safety, security and fire guidelines to avoid stampede and human casualties.

Children worst affected in Uttarakhand disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:02

Children were affected most during the Uttarakhand flood disaster and many of the kids continue to have trauma and afraid of rains, the NDMA said.

We need to learn right lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy: PM

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:16

Underlining the need to learn "right lessons" from the Uttarakhand tragedy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has to equip itself in a better way to prevent disasters and check their fall out.