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Five recent cloudbursts that shook the nation

Five recent cloudbursts that shook the nation

On a day, when some 30 people have perished in Uttarakhand in a devastating cloudburst, it is pertinent to list some of the recent calamities that shook the nation.

Meet this 'cyborg artist' who feels earthquake anywhere around the planet!

Meet this 'cyborg artist' who feels earthquake anywhere around the planet!

An artist named Moon Ribas from Spain can feel every earthquake that occurs in any part of the world in real time.

Govt to cap Airfares during crises, natural calamities?

Govt to cap Airfares during crises, natural calamities?

The government is contemplating to reign in exorbitant price in air fares during natural calamities or unpredictable situations.

Natural disasters since 1900 'have cost $7 trillion'

Natural disasters have caused more than USD 7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the total, researchers said today.

Britain, US facing threat of natural disasters

The two big economies of the world are suffering due to the natural calamities. Britain is facing severe floods and the US is facing heavy snowfall and fire.

Natural calamities took two lives every hour in India in 2014

At least two people died every hour in India due to natural calamities while 36 deaths occurred due to accidents every hour in 2014, official data revealed.

Maharashtra to give priority to farmer's children for bus driver jobs

In a bid to help distressed rural families reeling under severe financial constrains due to natural calamities, the Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to give priority to children of farmers while providing jobs of bus drivers in the state.

Opposition slams govt strategy to deal with natural calamities

Opposition members in Lok Sabha on Tuesday picked holes in government's strategy to deal with natural calamities, deriding the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Executive Committee "toothless and headless".

At least eight dead in `historic` US snowstorm

A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, cancelling flights and killing at least eight people in the north-eastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Over 150 killed

Relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir were stepped up on Monday with Indian Air Force (IAF) using choppers and planes to rescue those stranded in the most hit areas even as the death toll crossed 160.

MP CM, Cabinet to stage sit-in at Bhopal on Thursday

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on Wednesday during the statewide shut down call given by BJP.

Prototype robot that can find victims trapped under debris developed

With earthquakes and other natural calamities posing as major threats to the world, a city-based non-profit organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot that can help in finding victims trapped under debris after disasters.

Uttarakhand has learnt lessons from June calamity: Bahuguna

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Friday said several measures are in the offing to give a boost to medical facilities in the state including construction of seven trauma centres and one mobile ambulance in each district.

Special force to tackle natural calamities in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government today gave the go-ahead for raising a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to deal quickly with natural calamities in the hill state.

Omar for resourceful, capable NDMA

Omar Abdullah said there is need for a resourceful, capable and pragmatic National Disaster Management Agency to tackle natural calamities.

Women worst affected in crisis situation: Swaraj

Women are the most vulnerable lot - be it in natural calamities or economic crisis or growing corruption, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said in the national capital on Thursday.

Landslides `10 times deadlier` than other global hazards

Landslides kill ten times more people across the world as compared to any other disaster, a new study has revealed.

Tsunami alert: ‘Govt ready to meet any situation`

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
said her government is prepared to handle any situation
arising out of natural calamities.

Nuclear plants need to be hardened: Scientist

Nuclear plants across the globe need to be hardened and re-evaluated beyond the design basis to withstand natural calamities and hazards.

AP requests PM to enhance relief for calamity-hit farmers

The calamities that struck AP in the last two months
had caused an damage to public infrastructure to the tune of
Rs 1,207.72 crore.