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Natural calamities claimed lives of 58 soldiers in three years: MoS Defence Subhash Bhamre

Between 2014 and 2016, 58 soldiers died in natural calamities, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 21, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

Earthquake: Better communication key to reducing death toll, says study

Researchers suggest clear, timely and controlled information to public about risks posed by an earthquake, and conveying actions needed to protect themselves can help reduce death toll.

Feb 27, 2017, 17:40 PM IST

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Jan 28, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Five recent cloudbursts that shook the nation

On a day, when some 30 people have perished in Uttarakhand in a devastating cloudburst, it is pertinent to list some of the recent calamities that shook the nation.

Jul 01, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

Meet this 'cyborg artist' who feels earthquake anywhere around the planet!

An artist named Moon Ribas from Spain can feel every earthquake that occurs in any part of the world in real time.

May 20, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

Govt to cap Airfares during crises, natural calamities?

The government is contemplating to reign in exorbitant price in air fares during natural calamities or unpredictable situations.

May 04, 2016, 09:24 AM IST

Natural disasters since 1900 'have cost $7 trillion'

Natural disasters have caused more than USD 7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 per cent of the total, researchers said today.

Apr 19, 2016, 01:50 AM IST

Britain, US facing threat of natural disasters

The two big economies of the world are suffering due to the natural calamities. Britain is facing severe floods and the US is facing heavy snowfall and fire.

Dec 29, 2015, 11:53 AM IST

Natural calamities took two lives every hour in India in 2014

At least two people died every hour in India due to natural calamities while 36 deaths occurred due to accidents every hour in 2014, official data revealed.

Jul 18, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Maharashtra to give priority to farmer's children for bus driver jobs

In a bid to help distressed rural families reeling under severe financial constrains due to natural calamities, the Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to give priority to children of farmers while providing jobs of bus drivers in the state.

Jun 04, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

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".

Dec 02, 2014, 19:12 PM IST

At least eight dead in `historic` US snowstorm

A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, cancelling flights and killing at least eight people in the north-eastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

Nov 20, 2014, 02:37 AM IST

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Over 150 killed

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 are

Sep 08, 2014, 22:18 PM IST

MP CM, Cabinet to stage sit-in at Bhopal on Thursday

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on Wednesday during the statewide shut down call given by BJP.

Mar 05, 2014, 23:15 PM IST

Prototype robot that can find victims trapped under debris developed

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.

Feb 10, 2014, 20:20 PM IST

Uttarakhand has learnt lessons from June calamity: Bahuguna

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.

Nov 15, 2013, 21:39 PM IST

Special force to tackle natural calamities in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government today gave the go-ahead for raising a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to deal quickly with natural calamities in the hill state.

Jul 21, 2013, 21:21 PM IST

Omar for resourceful, capable NDMA

Omar Abdullah said there is need for a resourceful, capable and pragmatic National Disaster Management Agency to tackle natural calamities.

Jul 03, 2013, 20:54 PM IST

Women worst affected in crisis situation: Swaraj

Women are the most vulnerable lot - be it in natural calamities or economic crisis or growing corruption, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said in the national capital on Thursday.

Jun 27, 2013, 17:15 PM IST

Landslides `10 times deadlier` than other global hazards

Landslides kill ten times more people across the world as compared to any other disaster, a new study has revealed.

Aug 16, 2012, 12:54 PM IST