Be ready to tackle floods, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's message to administration

Be ready to tackle floods, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's message to administration

With the weather department predicting surplus rainfall this year, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the administration to be fully prepared to tackle floods.

Jun 29, 2016, 18:12 PM IST
​Bihar govt's bizarre order: No cooking, yagna between 9 am and 6 pm to avoid fire

​Bihar govt's bizarre order: No cooking, yagna between 9 am and 6 pm to avoid fire

Bihar is reeling under a different calamity this year: fire.

Apr 28, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

Massive cyclone will be `calamity`: Australia

A powerful cyclone roaring towards a heavily-populated area of Australia will be a "calamity", officials said Friday while warning residents to prepare for "a harrowing and terrifying experience".

Feb 20, 2015, 03:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 25, 2014, 18:25 PM IST

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.

Sep 24, 2013, 20:48 PM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2013, 14:37 PM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2013, 18:03 PM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2013, 12:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 23, 2013, 18:45 PM IST

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".

Jan 24, 2013, 23:38 PM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2010, 01:29 AM IST

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.

Jul 12, 2010, 14:57 PM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2010, 22:35 PM IST

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.

Oct 12, 2009, 15:18 PM IST

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