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Cyclone Vardah: Airlines take steps for passenger safety, succour

Various domestic airlines on Monday said they have initiated steps to minimise customer inconvenience and ensure safety of and provide succour to passengers travelling from or to Chennai in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah.

Ten dead, thousands evacuated as cyclone Vardah hits Tamil Nadu; normal life out of gear in Chennai

Ten dead, thousands evacuated as cyclone Vardah hits Tamil Nadu; normal life out of gear in Chennai

Cyclone Vardah crossed the Chennai coast and ripped through the city leaving a trail of destruction on Monday.

Cyclone Vardah: Centre, NDMA working closely with local administration, Army, says PM Modi

Very severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades, claimed four lives, flattened homes, snapped power, communication lines and threw into disarry rail, road and air traffic on Monday.

NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

NDMA shares useful tips to keep in mind during cyclone and cold wave

 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, has shared some useful tips on what you can do during natural disasters like cyclones and cold waves. 

Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 22, many severely affected

At least 19 more people were killed in Pakistan due to floods triggered by monsoon rains, taking the death toll to 22, officials said on Friday.

'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'

'Pakistan heatwave deaths close to 700'

Nearly 700 people have died in a severe three-day heatwave in Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

Pak should grant NDMA status to India: Assocham

Ahead of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Pakistan on tommorow, industry body Assocham today pitched for easing of visa restrictions and greater market access to facilitate bilateral trade.

Afghan avalanche toll rises to 250

At least 250 people were killed and an unknown number remained missing after avalanches hit Afghanistan over the past couple of days, an official said Saturday.

NDA Government reconstitutes National Disaster Management Authority

The central government Monday reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a home ministry notification said.

Govt approves appointment of 3 experts as NDMA members

The government on Sunday approved appointment of a scientist, an armyman and a UN expert on disaster reduction as members of the revamped NDMA, which had previously seen mostly politicians and retired bureaucrats with no background of disaster management holding office.

NDMA formulates draft national school safety policy guidelines

The draft national school safety policy guidelines have been formulated by the National Disaster Management Authority, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

PM wants efficient NDMA, not parking lot for politicians: Rijiju

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to have professionals as its members and this central body should not been seen as a "parking lot" for retired politicians, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said here on Monday.

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".

NDRF to demonstrate earthquake preparedness

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the country`s specialist disaster response unit, will hold a demonstration Tuesday on quick response in a hypothetical earthquake situation at the ongoing trade fair here.

NDMA conducts mock disaster management drill in Tripura

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with the State Disaster Management Authorities of Tripura conducted a multi-stage mega mock drill for a hypothetical earthquake and fire incident on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction on Monday.

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Heavy rainfall alert in North East

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Friday sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.

Heavy rainfall alert in North East

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today sounded an alert in Meghalaya and neighbouring states in the northeastern region that heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places in these states.

Pakistan floods destroy about 2,000 schools in Punjab

 Nearly 2,000 schools were destroyed in unprecedented rain and floods in Pakistan's worst hit province of Punjab where 241 were killed, authorities said today.

Nearly 260 dead in rains, floods in Pak; over one million affected

Nearly 260 people have been killed and more than one million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan with authorities racing against both time and tide to limit destruction, officials said on Wednesday.