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95% households in India vulnerable to earthquakes: BMPTC

95% households in India vulnerable to earthquakes: BMPTC

As many as 95 percent households in the country are vulnerable to earthquakes in different degrees, BMPTC said.

Experts for central epidemiological database to deal with bio-terrorism

Experts on Thursday emphasised on a strong and well-integrated programme in sync with the different governmental arms to deal with bioterrorism, as diseases like Ebola and Zika could emerge as possible threats.

Country has less than 3,000 fire stations against 8,500 needed

Indian cities and rural areas are facing shortage of fire stations as little less than 3,000 such units are operating against the requirement of over 8,500, the Lok Sabh​a was informed on Tuesday.

Jat stir violence: Haryana seeks Rs 1,000 crore aid for 'man-made disaster'

The Haryana government has demanded Rs 1,000 crore assistance from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for the losses suffered by the public and government during the "man-made disaster" of violence during the Jat agitation for quotas in February, an official said.

31 killed in rain-triggered incidents in Pakistan

At least 31 people were killed and 47 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan in the last three days, the authorities said on Sunday.

Chennai rain: NDRF sends 20 more teams; rescues 10,000

The NDRF on Friday intensified its relief and rescue operations in the rain and flood-battered Chennai and its adjoining areas as it added 20 more teams for the job and rescued over 10,000 people till now.

Death toll in Pak quake rises to 272

The death toll in Pakistan's 7.5 magnitude quake on Thursday rose to 272.

Flood warning in UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam

Flood warning in UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam

A flood warning has been issued to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam and West Bengal due to possibility of heavy rainfall in the foothills of Himalayas over the next four days.

'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'

'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'

Nearly 700 people have died in a severe three-day heatwave in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

NDA govt gradually weakening NDMA: M Shashidhar Reddy

The NDA government is gradually weakening the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by taking away its proactive role in disaster prevention and then in relief work, its former vice chairman M Shashidhar Reddy said here on Monday.

Amarnath Yatra: Mock drill to enhance disaster preparedness

In a bid to enhance preparedness for disaster management among government officials involved in management of the annual Amarnath Yatra starting July 2, National Disaster Management Authority has planed to conduct a three-day mock drill.

PM Modi has been humane enough in extending assistance to Nepal: NCP

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Tuesday praised the steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to assist earthquake-hit Nepal where the death toll has climbed to over 4,300.

Don't pay heed to rumours on quake: Govt urges people

As the death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake mounted, government on Monday urged people not to pay heed to rumours being spread on social media as members in Rajya Sabha asked government to prepare disaster management plan.

Don't believe in rumours about possible earthquake: Govt to people

Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday night appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance.

Nepal earthquake: Maximum people from Maharashtra are safe, tweets Fadnavis

Maximum people from Maharashtra who were stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

States have adequate funds to deal with disasters: Rijiju

Adequate funds are available for all states to deal with possible disasters and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has not abandoned any project mid-way, government said on Tuesday.

1,445 J&K flood victims to get compensation in bank accounts

Jammu and Kashmir flood victims will get compensation directly into their bank accounts after clearance from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), state government said on Friday.

NDMA team to inspect Phutkal river blockade in J&K

A team of National Disaster Management Authority will reach Ladakh to formulate an action plan to respond to landslides and clear blockage of river Phuktal in Zanskar sub-division of Kargil.

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.