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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.

Kashmir must ban construction in marshes: Experts

Geophysicist Roger Bilham predicting a mega temblor in the Kashmir Himalayas says quake preparedness is a must.

European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals

Volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals.

DMs to distribute natural calamity within 24 hrs: UP

The Uttar Pradesh government has
directed all the District Magistrates to distribute the
ex-gratia to the kin of a person killed in a natural calamity
within 24 hours.

Centre urged to treat sunstroke death as natural calamity

In view of rising number of deaths due to sunstroke in the state, the Orissa Government has again moved the Centre to declare these deaths as natural
calamity so that higher compensation could be paid.