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.

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.

NDRF to demonstrate earthquake preparedness today

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

Indian Army continues mountain rescue exercise in Shimla

The Indian Army on Tuesday continued to conduct a rescue and relief exercise at Shimla's Annandale ground.

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.

NDMA will be revamped: Rajnath Singh

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) would be restructured and revamped to meet new challenges, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday.

Two NDRF battalions to be raised: Rajnath Singh

With the NDRF playing an important role in rescue of disaster-hit people, government has decided to raise two new battalions of the disaster response force.

Govt downgrades posts of NDMA Vice-Chairman, members

The government has downgraded the posts of the Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from the rank of Union Cabinet Minister to the Cabinet Secretary.

Reddy asks PM to reconstitute NDMA

Former vice-chairman of National Disaster Management Authority M Shashidhar Reddy on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconstitute the calamity relief body saying keeping it dormant for long would not be good for the country.

Torrential monsoon rains kill nearly 70 in Pakistan: Officials

Two days of torrential monsoon rains have killed nearly 70 people in Pakistan, officials said on Friday, as authorities ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around a major river.

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.

Eight lakh people may die if 8 magnitude quake hits: NDMA VC

More than eight lakh people may die if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority`s Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy Thursday warned.

Steps to deal with natural disasters

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.