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Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal directs releasing of funds to help the storm affected

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed the revenue and disaster management department to release funds for providing relief to people affected by the recent storm that hit several districts in the state.

Fire destroys cashew, mango, coconut plantation in Sindudurg

Cashew, mango and coconut plantation over 500 acres was gutted after dry hay caught fire at a village in Sindhudurg district, disaster management officials said on Thursday.

600,000 people in Sri Lanka hit by worst drought in a decade

At least 600,000 people in Sri Lanka have been hit by the worst drought since 2006 in nearly 13 of the 25 districts, disaster management officials said today.

Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit

Heavy rains lash most parts of Uttarakhand, normal life hit

Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand, affecting normal life and disrupting pilgrimage to Badrinath.

Government brought drastic changes in disaster management: Rajnath

The Narendra Modi government brought a drastic change in its approach to disaster management from a relief-centric to a holistic and integrated coverage, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday.

Private sector must play role in disaster management: Rijiju

The private sector must play its role in disaster management in the country, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Navigation satellite to be launched on January 20

India will launch its fifth regional navigation satellite on January 20, a top official of the country's space agency said on Monday.

UP home guards being trained for disaster management

Home guards in Uttar Pradesh will soon assist in disaster management and relief operations, an official said on Wednesday.

Govt pursuing a paradigm shift in disaster management: Rajnath

India has taken initiative for the paradigm shift in disaster management from relief centric to a holistic one, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

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.

Disaster management techniques grab eyeballs at IIT Techfest

Disaster mgt techniques displayed by NDMA and an opportunity to experience a virtual earthquake, are among main attractions at `Techfest 2010`.