Darjeeling landslide: Army deployed in rescue work

The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on Thursday.

Darjeeling landslide due to poor roads: Expert

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures in hilly areas like in Darjeeling in West Bengal cause landslides in India, an expert said on Thursday.

Pressure mounts on Greece for rescue deal by June 18

Greece on Friday said it needed to clinch a deal with its EU-IMF creditors by June 18 to avert a default on its debt, as pressure mounts on Athens to give in to tough reform demands.

Japan orders 5,000 to evacuate after heavy rain

Almost 5,000 people have been told to evacuate after torrential rain triggered landslides and flooding in Southern Japan.

Chinese couple saves 67 neighbours before building topples

A Chinese couple is being hailed for saving 67 neighbours, moments before a seven-storey building collapsed this week in the country's southwest.

Volcano erupts on remote Japanese island, residents flee by boat

A volcano erupted on a remote Japanese island on Friday, blasting black smoke thousands of metres into the sky and forcing residents to flee by boat and an airline to re-route flights.

Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500).

British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday.

Indian forces continue rescue, relief work in Nepal

 

New Delhi: Rescue and relief operations by the Indian forces in quake- hit Nepal continued on Friday, with Indian Air Force (IAF) planes carrying out 38 sorties and transporting nearly 20 tonnes of relief material on Friday.

The IAF evacuated 85 people on Friday.

Be ready for rescue, relief: PM Modi after Nepal quake

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he has directed authorities to be on alert for rescue and relief operations after another major earthquake struck Nepal.

Forest officials rescue month-and-a-half old leopard cub

A month-and-a-half old leopard cub which seems to have got separated from its mother was rescued by forest officials near compartment 2,266 of the Pipertola Nimba forest on Thursday, official sources said here on Friday.

Would like India to help us restore the glory of Nepal: Envoy

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) came in for a special praise from Nepalese Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay for their rescue operations in his country following the killer quake last month, who also sought assistance from India in rebuilding the quake-ravaged country.

Rescue, relief operation in full swing in Nepal: Government

Relief and rescue work in quake-hit Nepal was in full swing with many Indian agencies, including the army, working hand-in-hand with the Nepali authorities to bring succour to the trapped and affected people, the government said on Tuesday.

Nepal earthquake: PM Modi pushes for streamlining relief, rescue efforts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night took stock of the rescue and relief efforts in quake-hit areas at home and in Nepal and pushed for streamlining the operations and greater coordination among the stake-holders.

Nepal earthquake: Indian Army takes rescue mission to quake epicentre; clears road to Kathmandu

Widening 'Operation Maitri', Indian Army on Monday moved its rescue mission outside Nepal's capital into the epicentre of the devastating earthquake at Barpak village in Gorkha district, while its engineers opened up the road to Kathmandu from India.

Quake: Nepal Ambassador thanks Indian Govt for rescue help

Ambassador-designate of Nepal here Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Sunday expressed gratitude to India for its quick response in helping its quake-hit neighbour as round-the-clock rescue work began there.

Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief
Sports ministry deputes NYKS, NSS volunteers for earthquake relief

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday directed the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and the National Service Scheme (NSS) to depute their volunteers in the quake hit areas of the country for relief and rescue work, a central government release said.

US man rescued after 66 days missing at sea: Coast Guard

A US man missing at sea for more than two months was celebrating a miraculous rescue on Thursday after being picked up by a passing ship and airlifted to dry land, the US Coast Guard said.

PDP cadres asked to come to the rescue of the needy: Mehbooba

Expressing shock and grief over the loss of human lives due to landslides and floods, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today asked the party cadres to come to the rescue of the needy in the state.

PM Modi seeks Saudi help to rescue Indians from Yemen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Saudi Arabia`s new king for his support in efforts to evacuate some 4,000 stranded Indians from war-torn Yemen.