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2013 - the worst-ever year for Uttarakhand in history

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 11:30

2013 will remain embedded in the memory of the nation as the year which saw Uttarakhand suffer the worst natural calamity in its history - a deluge which left over a thousand dead and thousands missing and washed away countless villages, roads and bridges dealing a fatal blow to tourism, the mainstay of the hill state`s economy.

Cuttack relief loot case: RDC, DM initiates joint probe

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 21:32

Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Division RDC Arvind Padhee and Cuttack District Magistrate Girish S N today began a joint enquiry into the `relief loot` allegations against some ruling BJD corporators of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Green approach to development can minimise human tragedy: Expert

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 09:54

A "green approach" to development, including replanting of trees at least 100 metres away from river banks could minimise the human tragedy of the kind that hit Uttarakhand, an environmental expert says.

Storm rocks Bengal; 2 dead, 30 injured in Asansol

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 09:27

A strong storm that rocked West Bengal on Saturday left two dead and over 30 injured in the Asansol sub division of Burdwan district.

`Not enough being done to tackle drought`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:22

With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal with the situation arising out of scanty rainfall.

Kashmir must ban construction in marshes: Experts

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 14:00

Geophysicist Roger Bilham predicting a mega temblor in the Kashmir Himalayas says quake preparedness is a must.

European volcanoes wiped off Neanderthals

Last Updated: Thursday, October 07, 2010, 12:30

Volcanic eruptions in Europe could have wiped out local bands of Neanderthals.

DMs to distribute natural calamity within 24 hrs: UP

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 14:26

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed all the District Magistrates to distribute the ex-gratia to the kin of a person killed in a natural calamity within 24 hours.

Centre urged to treat sunstroke death as natural calamity

Last Updated: Monday, May 31, 2010, 14:28

In view of rising number of deaths due to sunstroke in the state, the Orissa Government has again moved the Centre to declare these deaths as natural calamity so that higher compensation could be paid.