Disaster Management Act: News

05 Oct 2023


Sikkim flash floods: 14 dead, 22 armymen among 102 missing

Flash floods in Sikkim have claimed 14 civilian lives so far, while 102 people are missing, including 22 Army personnel.

COVID-19 death compensation: SC fixes timelines for filing of claims

The Centre announced on Monday the Supreme Court has set certain timelines for the submission of claims for the ex gratia compensation of COVID-19 deaths by affected families.

20 Jul 2021


Two Delhi markets closed till Wednesday over COVID-19 norm violation

The Kolhapur Road market and the Inner Circle market, both in the Kamla Nagar area in Delhi, will remain closed till Wednesday for not adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behavior and violating guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), according to an official order.

Coronavirus killed 382 doctors, angry IMA slams Modi government's apathy

Upset that Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan didn't mention the death of healthcare workers due to coronavirus in his parliamentary address, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) published a list of 382 doctors, who lost their lives to the highly-contagious disease.

22 Aug 2020


Centre asks states not to stop inter-state movement of persons/goods

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Saturday wrote to the governments of all states and union territories, reminding them that there shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and persons.

31 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Centre to ensure healthcare workers, leading the battle against coronavirus, are paid salaries on time, something which it had ordered earlier as well.

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that migrant workers, stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, must be identified and sent home within 15 days.

Nationwide lockdown extended till May 31; here are the guidelines

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday directed the central and state governments to extend the nationwide lockdown till May 31.

28 Apr 2020


Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

In Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a huge controversy started after some fruit sellers put up posters declaring their shops as "Hindu ones".

07 Apr 2020

COVID-19 India

How effectively India is managing the whole COVID-19 situation?

The growing number of COVID-19 cases in India has got people worried about their lives, their jobs, and everything in between.

29 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Centre asks states to seal borders, prevent migration of workers

The Centre on Sunday issued fresh directives asking all states to prevent the migration of workers amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

29 Aug 2019


Here's how you can prepare your pets for disasters

Disaster could strike in more ways than one. And the first thing you want is to be prepared.

21 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Beware of fake messages, rumors doing rounds on WhatsApp

Following the incessant rains in Mumbai, fake messages, traffic-alerts, and rumors of cyclone have been doing the rounds on WhatsApp, spreading panic among people.