New Zealand braces for overnight tsunamis

Tsunami waves of up to a metre high are expected to batter the east of New Zealand over Thursday night after the 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile.

Targets to tackle climate change will remain a dream without affordable technology: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the targets of reducing greenhouse gases will remain difficult dreams in the absence of affordable technology and adequate finance as he made a strong pitch for concrete and effective outcome at the upcoming global conference on climate change.

FIPIC summit: PM Modi announces plan to open space station in Pacific Islands nation

Pushing for deeper cooperation with 14 nations of strategically-located Pacific region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced a number of initiatives, including setting up of a space station in any of the countries and developing capacities in disaster management.

NDRF showcases safety measures to handle disasters

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday organised "Community Capacity Building Programme" at two places in the national capital to make people aware of the safety measures to be adopted in times of disasters.

World Bank aided disaster management programme for tsunami-hit villages

A World Bank-funded disaster management and awareness programme was launched on Saturday in 50 coastal villages of Nagapattinam district, which were the worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami.

Punjab to launch disaster management plan for power supply

 Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Ltd (PSTCL) are all set to launch a disaster management plan to deal with any kind of natural calamities, sabotage or grid failures.

India's disaster management capabilities quite advanced: US

 The US has praised India for its "remarkable" response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, describing the country's disaster management capabilities as sophisticated and advanced.

Assam govt constitutes special disaster management team

Assam Government has constituted a special disaster management team for extending services to the quake-hit people from the state in Nepal.

Plea in SC for disaster management plan for affected farmers

A plea, highlighting plight of farmers whose crops have been hit by calamities and extreme weather conditions, has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management.

Nepal earthquake 2015 worst ever in 81 years

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday. The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage has been reported from Nepal.

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Proposal send to ADB to fund project to track char dham yatra pilgrims: Govt

Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal to the Asian Development Bank requesting it to fund a project introducing radio frequency identification technology to track pilgrims in case of a crisis on char dham yatra route.

India extends support to world disaster management efforts

India on Sunday said it is committed to offer all support to the international efforts in disaster management and achieving substenstive outcome in this direction.

UN lauds India's improved disaster risk management

Lauding India's improved disaster risk management and accuracy of its meteorological department, the UN has said timely warnings on cyclones have helped "dramatically" reduce mortality during natural calamities.

International conference on climate change in Kerala capital

A three-day international conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management aiming to address related technical and policy matters would be held here from February 26.

India, Nepal army officials talk disaster response management

 India and Nepal have discussed mutual cooperation in regional disaster response management during a visit by Indian Army officials.

Disaster management the priority of state govt: Manjhi

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said disaster management was the priority of the state government and promised all assistance to the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA).

Kerala seeks Centre's support to tackle sea erosion

The Kerala government has urged the Centre to make suitable amendments to rules to bring sea erosion under disaster management, a state minister said Friday.

Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Govt announces national medal for men in counter-disaster operations

Government Tuesday announced institution of a new national service medal for the personnel of country's lead disaster mitigation force NDRF and other such units who risk their lives to help the common man struck in calamities.