Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent
Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent

Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.

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DNA: Nepal quake impact could exceed 20% of GDP

This terrifying video shows the moment an avalanche of snow hit climbers at Everset base camp after the Nepal earthquake.

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Nepal earthquake: Zee Media's Pawan Nara report from Bhaktapur

Zee Media's Pawan Nara report from Bhaktapur near Kathmandu

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Quick safety tips during an earthquake!
Quick safety tips during an earthquake!

A major earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Nepal on Tuesday, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake.

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Centre assures help to Bihar to meet damage due to storm

 The Centre on Thursday assured all possible assistance to Bihar amid demands in the Lok Sabha for a special package to deal with the losses due to the heavy storm and rainfall in three districts that left scores dead and a trail of devastation last night.

Odisha to include eight state specific disasters under SDRF

 With lightning strikes claiming more lives than major calamities like floods and cyclones, the Odisha government has decided to include eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund and directed authorities to prepare disaster management plans for the current fiscal.

Agricultural input subsidy to natural calamity hit farmers in Bihar

Crops in an area of about 14 lakh hectares were damaged due to cold wave, unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Bihar in February-March this year, which also took 20 lives, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday.

Andhra govt to form panel over power restoration during calamities

Andhra Pradesh Government on Monday decided to constitute a technical committee to study the possible ways for restoring power connectivity in shortest period during natural calamities.

Meghalaya floods: Death toll reaches 52, waters recede a week after calamity

Flash floods and landslides claimed the lives of at least 52 person in Meghalaya as properties worth several crore of rupees were damaged, Deputy Chief Minister Roytre C Laloo said on Monday.

BJP criticises Manjhi govt over rescue and relief work

BJP lashed out at Bihar government for "failure" to carry out rescue and relief works as well to take preventive measures to minimise the impact of natural calamity afflicting the state every year.

Congress demands special package for drought, flood-hit farmers

Congress today asked the government to announce a special package for farmers affected by drought and floods saying the country would not survive if their condition continued to be precarious.

2013 - the worst-ever year for Uttarakhand in history

2013 will remain embedded in the memory of the nation as the year which saw Uttarakhand suffer the worst natural calamity in its history - a deluge which left over a thousand dead and thousands missing and washed away countless villages, roads and bridges dealing a fatal blow to tourism, the mainstay of the hill state`s economy.

Cuttack relief loot case: RDC, DM initiates joint probe

Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Division RDC Arvind Padhee and Cuttack District Magistrate Girish S N today began a joint enquiry into the `relief loot` allegations against some ruling BJD corporators of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Green approach to development can minimise human tragedy: Expert

A "green approach" to development, including replanting of trees at least 100 metres away from river banks could minimise the human tragedy of the kind that hit Uttarakhand, an environmental expert says.

Storm rocks Bengal; 2 dead, 30 injured in Asansol

A strong storm that rocked West Bengal on Saturday left two dead and over 30 injured in the Asansol sub division of Burdwan district.

`Not enough being done to tackle drought`

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.

P`cherry declared `natural calamity affected area`

The Department of Revenue and Disaster Management notification issued on Jan 3 and published in the State
Gazette said the entire region has been declared a natural
calamity affected area.