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".
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.
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 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.
At least eight people died on Saturday after the outbreak of diarrhoea in several districts of western Nepal raising the death toll to 16 over the weekend due to the outbreak of disease and natural calamities in the area.