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Tamil Nadu: Central team arrives in Chennai to assess drought impact

A team of central government officials arrived here on Saturday to assess the drought situation in Tamil Nadu following a plea by the state government.

Over 115 killed as 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express derail

Over 115 killed as 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express derail

With several passengers feared trapped, rescue personnel employed cold cutters to break open the compartments as gas cutters produced excessive heat and suffocation hampering their efforts.

Train derailment tragic, trying to keep casualties at minimum: CM Akhilesh Yadav

Five search and rescue teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been mobilised to Kanpur.

Patna-Indore Express tragedy 'unfortunate' says Chhattisgarh CM

At least 153 people have been injured so far after the train derailed at the Hanshi-Kanpur intersection in Uttar Pradesh at 3.20 a.m.

Centre ignoring country's 'life line' Railways, says TMC leader Mukul Roy

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and former railway minister, Mukul Roy, on Sunday, termed the derailment of Indore-Patna express as unfortunate and alleged that the Centre is ignoring the Railways. 

Indore-Patna Express derailment: Two children pulled out alive from mangled bogie

Two children were pulled out alive from an overturned bogie of the Indore-Patna Express here, offering a glimmer of hope to rescuers looking for survivors among the heaps of metal and scattered baggage.

Around 400 NDRF personnel deployed for Chhath

Around 400 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force have been deployed at different ghats of Ganga here for protection of devotees on the occasion of Chhath that started today.

CISF, NSG, NDRF get new Directors General

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved new Directors General (DGs) for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), says a government release.

NDRF deployed in rain-affected areas of Telengana, Andhra, Karnataka

NDRF deployed in rain-affected areas of Telengana, Andhra, Karnataka

The teams are in touch with the local administration and monitoring the situation round the clock, NDRF said.

Heavy rains continue to pound Telangana, Andhra Pradesh; death toll rises to 9

Heavy rains continue to pound Telangana, Andhra Pradesh; death toll rises to 9

Authorities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have sought help of Army for possible rescue operations as heavy rains continued to lash the two states for a second consecutive day on Friday, claiming at least eight innocent lives.

Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, Army help sought

Authorities in Hyderabad have sought help of Army for possible rescue operations as heavy rains continued to lash the city and outskirts for a second consecutive day Thursday.

Bihar flood toll reaches 156, twins born on boat

With three more deaths reported on Sunday the toll in Bihar rose to 156 as there was no let up in the flood situation in the state while in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh the Ganga continues to flow above the danger level.

Floods: NDRF rescues over 53,000 from Bihar, UP

Floods: NDRF rescues over 53,000 from Bihar, UP

NDRF has deployed 75 rescue and relief teams to help the people hit by heavy rains in these states and has also tasked officers in Bihar and UP for monitoring the situation round-the-clock.

Mahad bridge collapse: Indian Navy locates another car with bodies trapped inside

Mahad bridge collapse: Indian Navy locates another car with bodies trapped inside

Indian Navy divers on Sunday recovered two more bodies from Savitri river in Raigad district after a British-era bridge in Mahad collapsed due to floods.

One dead, four rescued after car falls in overflowing drain in MP

In a tragic incident, one person was killed after a car fell into an overflowing drain in Madhya Pradesh`s Damoh district last night.

Over ten thousand rescued from flood-hit areas: NDRF

Over ten thousand rescued from flood-hit areas: NDRF

Over ten thousand people have been rescued from flood-affected parts of the country, including Assam and Bihar, the NDRF today said.

Flood wrecks havoc in Bihar, Assam; more than 40 dead, lakhs affected

Flood wrecks havoc in Bihar, Assam; more than 40 dead, lakhs affected

Lakhs have been affected due to floods in both Bihar and Assam.

Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar

Flood alert: Situation remains grim in Assam, Arunachal, railways affected in Bihar

Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal reviewed the situation yesterday as over six lakh people are reeling under the fury of flood in Assam.

Chennai braces up for 'emergency' as city witnesses record rains in last 48 hours

Chennai braces up for 'emergency' as city witnesses record rains in last 48 hours

The MeT Department has issued a cyclone alert for north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh, predicting heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours.

Two more days to put out forest fire in Uttarakhand, says Prakash Javadekar

Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, on Monday, said the fire which destroyed around 2,000 hectares of forest land in Uttarakhand would be put out in the next two days.