Govt downgrades posts of NDMA Vice-Chairman, members

The government has downgraded the posts of the Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from the rank of Union Cabinet Minister to the Cabinet Secretary.

Reddy asks PM to reconstitute NDMA

Former vice-chairman of National Disaster Management Authority M Shashidhar Reddy on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconstitute the calamity relief body saying keeping it dormant for long would not be good for the country.

Shashidhar Reddy objects to statements by Telangana leaders

NDMA vice-chairman and Congress MLA in Andhra Pradesh M Shashidhar Reddy on Tuesday termed as highly provocative the reported statements of some Telangana leaders who said all `illegal employees` in Hyderabad would be thrown out of the city when the new state is created.

Early warning system for flood mooted for Assam

With a view to prevent any major
loss from recurring floods which frequently engulf Assam, the Centre is working on an early warning system to give the state adequate time to prepare for any eventuality.