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National Disaster Response Force

Mumbai Building collapse: Why 100-Year-Old Building isn't dangerous?

12 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris after a four-storey building collapsed in south Mumbai's crowded Dongri neighbourhood around 11:40 am today. Five have been rescued.

Jul 16, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

12 Dead In Building Collapse In Mumbai's Dongri

12 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris after a four-storey building collapsed in south Mumbai's crowded Dongri neighbourhood around 11:40 am today. Five have been rescued.

Three large teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are at the site, looking for survivors. The area, full of dilapidated buildings on narrow lanes, was also flooded in heavy rain in the past weeks.

Jul 16, 2019, 14:18 PM IST

Amit Shah asks NDRF to strive to make India number one in disaster response

Shah said the nation came a long way over the last two decades in its response to disasters and improved its capabilities in minimising loss of human lives and damage to economy.

Jun 29, 2019, 15:35 PM IST

Better machines, manpower need of the hour in disaster-prone Odisha

Presiding over the Executive Council of Disaster Management (ECDM) meeting on Thursday, Chief Secretary AP Padhi said that Odisha's disaster management should be more effective in future.

May 17, 2019, 15:49 PM IST

Cyclone Fani: NDRF's warriors ready for mighty challenge

Heroes of National Disaster Response Force are once again staring at a cyclone in the eye, quite literally.

May 02, 2019, 13:42 PM IST

Cyclone Titli: Centre deploys 21 NDRF teams in Odisha, Andhra and West Bengal

The NDRF teams are equipped with necessary rescue equipment and are on alert for any emergency-like situation.

Oct 10, 2018, 22:53 PM IST

Kerala floods: Waters recede, people return home, relief ops continue - 10 developments

Train services resumed as government agencies scramble to prevent disease outbreaks.

Aug 21, 2018, 23:45 PM IST

NDRF deploys over 3000 responders in 71 vulnerable flood prone locations

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed a total 96 rescue and relief teams comprising of over 3000 responders across 71 locations across the country. 

Jul 11, 2018, 23:13 PM IST

Many feared drowned as boat capsizes in river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh

Several persons were feared drowned when a boat, on its way to Rajamahendravaram from Kondamodalu, capsized in river Godavari on Tuesday.

May 15, 2018, 21:53 PM IST

Stranded in borewell, two-year-old dies despite rescue efforts

Local officials, cops and NDRF personnel worked hard to rescue the child but were eventually unsuccessful.

Apr 03, 2018, 06:50 AM IST

Bengaluru records highest rainfall in 115 years; death toll mounts to 10

As the city reels under an incessant downpour, the Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday recorded the highest rainfall in at least 115 years with the death toll mounting to 10.

Oct 15, 2017, 20:12 PM IST

Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 24

Thirtyfour people were pulled out of the massive stone-and-twisted-steel debris of whom 21 were either declared brought dead at the state-run J J Hospital or succumbed during treatment. 

Aug 31, 2017, 21:45 PM IST

Bihar flood toll touches 440, Assam, West Bengal situation improves

A total of 28 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 1,152 personnel with 118 boats are taking part in rescue and relief operations.

Aug 26, 2017, 21:48 PM IST

Third child born on NDRF rescue boat in flood-hit Bihar

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has made provision to pay a sum of Rs 15,000 on birth of a girl child either while rescuig a pregnant woman to a relief camp or in the camp and Rs 10,00 for a boy child in similar condition.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

Death toll in Bihar floods reaches 341, situation still grim

A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 146.19 lakh persons in 19 districts have been affected by the floods.


Aug 22, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Aamir Khan urges countrymen to help Bihar flood victims

Bollywood star Aamir Khan has appealed to the people to help Bihar flood victims by contributing to the government's relief fund.

Aug 21, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

Himachal Govt, local Congress must provide full assistance: Rahul Gandhi on Mandi landslide

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who visited the site, said that rescue operations are underway and relief announcement will be done by the Government soon.

Aug 13, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Toll in Rajasthan boat tragedy mounts to 8

The toll in the boat tragedy in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district rose to eight after seven more bodies were recovered by rescue teams this morning, an official said.

Aug 10, 2017, 16:49 PM IST

Cloudburst kills five in Uttarakhand

The torrential downpour also lead to leaking of current in the Refugee Colony leading to short-circuit at some places.


Aug 04, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Flood-like situation in parts of Saurashtra in Gujarat, 3 dead

Incessant rains in some districts of Saurashtra in Gujarat have led to a flood-like situation in the region, leaving three persons dead, the state government said on Saturday.

Jul 22, 2017, 21:33 PM IST