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NDMA Vice-Chairman, five members resign

After some Governors, it was the turn of Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government asked them to quit their posts.

Jun 19, 2014, 13:34 PM IST

Ties with India should move forward holistically: Pakistan

Pakistan said consensus is being built here among all stakeholders to strike deal on liberalised trade with India, saying bilateral ties should move forward "holistically and not in bits and pieces".

Mar 27, 2014, 23:02 PM IST

Pakistan postpones NDMA status to India in view of LS polls: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan postponed decision to grant Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) status to India to avoid favour to a particular Indian political party ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif said.

Mar 25, 2014, 00:14 AM IST

NDMA draws guidelines to deal with calamities

In the backdrop of massive calamity caused by heavy rain and flood in Uttarakhand, the National Disaster Management Authority has formulated guidelines to deal with natural as well as man-made disasters.

Jan 19, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

No MFN now, it will be NDMA with Pakistan

In order to enhance bilateral trade, India and Pakistan on Saturday agreed on a non-discriminatory market access (NDMA) programme in place of the MFN regime, besides opening up Wagah-Attari border round the clock.

Jan 18, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

Cyclone Helen hits AP coast; 2 dead, crops damaged

Cyclonic storm Helen hit Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam on Friday, triggering heavy rains and strong gales, which killed at least seven people and caused massive damage to the crops in the coastal region.

Nov 22, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Eight lakh people may die if 8 magnitude quake hits: NDMA VC

More than eight lakh people may die if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority`s Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy Thursday warned.

Nov 14, 2013, 22:08 PM IST

Eight lakh people may die if 8-magnitude quake hits: NDMA VC

More than eight lakh people may die if an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically-active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority`s Vice Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy warned on Thursday.

Nov 14, 2013, 20:10 PM IST

Steps to deal with natural disasters

Government Monday took a series of steps, including strengthening of forecasting capabilities, advance information on quakes and landslides, maintaining road and telecommunication networks, to deal with natural disasters and reduce causalities.

Oct 28, 2013, 22:00 PM IST

PM for improvement of disaster management capabilities

Citing the recent natural disasters in Uttarakhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday pressed for urgent steps to strengthen early warning systems and improve disaster management capabilities to save lives.

Oct 28, 2013, 21:36 PM IST

Tackling Cyclone Phailin - preparations were on for past five years

The fiery Cyclone Phailin left in its wake devastation in the coastal areas of Odisha, but India managed to successfully avert much loss to human lives and destruction as meticulous preparation to meet such an eventuality was going on for the past five years.

Oct 27, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

IMD`s accurate forecast minimised casualty: NDMA

NDMA on Tuesday credited the Meteorological department for its accurate forecast which it said helped in minimising casualty as Cyclone Phailin ripped through the eastern coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Oct 15, 2013, 20:52 PM IST

NDMA study on guidelines to avoid stampede, human casualties

A study commissioned by the NDMA on crowd management at places of mass gathering has suggested generic safety, security and fire guidelines to avoid stampede and human casualties.

Oct 15, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

Cyclone Phailin aftermath: Very heavy rains likely in next 48 hrs, says NDMA

Very heavy rains are expected over north Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim in next 48 hours, with cyclonic storm `Phailin` now closer to Chhattisgarh-Odisha.

Oct 13, 2013, 22:27 PM IST

Cyclone Phailin: 2,000 NDRF personnel deployed in AP, Odisha, WB, says NDMA

Bracing for cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the east coast this evening, NDMA on Saturday said it has deployed nearly 2,000 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

Oct 12, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

Children worst affected in Uttarakhand disaster

Children were affected most during the Uttarakhand flood disaster and many of the kids continue to have trauma and afraid of rains, the NDMA said.

Oct 09, 2013, 21:02 PM IST

We need to learn right lessons from Uttarakhand tragedy: PM

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.

Oct 04, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

Only 15 states have set up Disaster Response Force: NDMA

Only 15 states have so far set up their own respective State Disaster Response Force following direction from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) earlier this year.

Sep 12, 2013, 15:12 PM IST

Half of judicial energy is spent on waking up government, says National Green Tribunal

Half of judicial energy is spent on waking up the govt, the National Green Tribunal said slamming the Centre for not setting up committees for examining environmental impact of hydroelectric projects in U`khand.

Sep 09, 2013, 17:48 PM IST

Floods affect over 1.3 million in Pakistan

More than 1.3 million have been affected by floods triggered by annual monsoon rains in Pakistan, an official disaster control body said today.

Aug 22, 2013, 20:47 PM IST