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Heatwave in India: IMD trains states as temperatures soar above normal

Heatwave in India: IMD trains states as temperatures soar above normal

Currently, some states across India are reeling under sweltering heat, with some cities recording temperatures above normal during this time of the year.

NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, has shared some useful tips on what you can do during natural disasters like cyclones and cold waves. 

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.

NDMA vice chairman resigns

NDMA vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy Thursday resigned from his post, an official said.