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More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:10

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

Calamity threat: Departments asked to prepare contingency plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:25

With IMD predicting deficient rainfall due to El-Nino factor during this monsoon, Odisha government on Wednesday asked all the departments to prepare a contingency plan within a week in order to meet the eventuality.

Five killed in Tajikistan mudslides

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 22:47

Mudslides have killed five people including three children in Tajikistan as torrential rains lashed the former Soviet republic, the emergency ministry said on Saturday.

Five months post disaster, Uttarakhand still lacks disaster plan

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 19:09

Nearly five months after devastating floods ravaged the hill state, Uttarakhand is yet to formulate a disaster management plan to meet any future calamity.

Work to curb effects of climate change: Prince Charles to NGOs

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 21:14

Prince Charles Thursday advised NGOs engaged in rehabilitation efforts in Uttarakhand to work on minimising the effects of climate change and preventing a natural disaster of the scale that hit the state in June.

We need to learn right lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy: PM

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:16

Underlining the need to learn "right lessons" from the Uttarakhand tragedy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the country has to equip itself in a better way to prevent disasters and check their fall out.

Satellites provide view of sinking Venice

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 22:09

Modern satellites are helping scientists monitor how quickly Venice - the "floating city" of romance - is sinking with an unprecedented level of resolution.

China mulls Tsunami warning system in South China Sea

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 18:25

Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China said it is leading a plan to set up a Tsunami and other natural disaster warning systems in the area.

Russia`s first natural disaster drill begins in Kamchatka

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 17:31

For the first time, a large-scale exercise in the prevention and elimination of the aftermaths of emergency situations and natural calamities has begun in Russia`s Kamchatka territory.

'India at greater financial risk from natural disasters'

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 18:24

Emerging economies in Asia, including India and the Philippines are among the top ten countries which face the greatest financial risk from natural disasters, a new study has claimed.

Declare a calamity severe in 3 days: Parl Panel

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 13:58

A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a Parliamentary panel has said.

Assam soil erosion recognised as natural disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 16:05

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Assam`s erosion problem will be included in the list of the country`s natural disasters.