Calamity threat: Departments asked to prepare contingency plan

With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.

Uttarakhand govt refutes cheque bounce charge

The Uttarakhand government refuted reports that cheques distributed as compensation to flood victims in the state had bounced, saying no such case has surfaced so far.

92 foreign nationals among 4,120 missing in U`khand calamity

The uncertainty over the number of people gone missing in Uttarakhand`s catastrophic flashfloods has at last come to an end with the state government releasing a final list of 4,120 persons, including 92 foreign nationals who went traceless after the calamity.

Final lists of missing received from all states barring UP: CM

Uttarakhand government on Tuesday said it has received the final lists of people from various states except Uttar Pradesh, who went missing in the mid-June calamity, and will soon sent compensation to their families.

NDRF to assist relief work in rain-hit coastal areas

A special unit from the Arakkonam-based battalion of the National Disaster Response Force will arrive to help and tackle the crisis situation caused by the strong monsoon rains in the coastal areas of Kerala`s capital.

CAG slams NDMA functioning, calls it `ineffective`

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has drawn flak from the CAG which said the apex planning and supervising body in handling calamity has been found to be ineffective in most of the key areas.

J&K Disaster Rescue Force trashes media reports

Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Rescue Force on Thursday trashed reports published in a section of media, which purportedly projected an "alarming situation in the state".

Declare Uttarakhand calamity-hit state: Assembly resolution

The Uttarakhand Legislative
Assembly today passed a resolution calling on the Centre to
declare the state as calamity-affected in the wake of havoc
wrought by incessant rains.

Eleven killed as late monsoon wreaks havoc in Nepal

At least 11 people were killed as a late monsoon brought misery in Nepal, triggering landslides and fears about a possible breach in the Kosi barrage that two years ago wreaked havoc in Nepal and India.

Orissa asks Centre to put heat wave in CRF list

With an average of 72 persons
succumbing to sunstroke annually since 1999 in Orissa, the
state government had asked the Centre to include heatwave in
the list of CRF in order to help the
victims` families.

CPI (M) wants floods be declared a national calamity

The politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded that the floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka be declared a national calamity.