National Disaster Management Authority: News
10 Jan 2023National Disaster Response Force
Joshimath: Authorities to demolish 2 hotels, mark 200 houses unsafe
The Chamoli district administration in Uttarakhand is set to demolish two hotels in Joshimath amid the subsidence crisis in the Himalayan town, which forced hundreds out of their homes after it developed deep cracks.
15 Aug 2022Madhya Pradesh
MP: Villagers returns home after alternate channel prevents dam collapse
Following a warning of a dam collapse, villagers in Madhya Pradesh (MP) were relocated to shelter camps.
22 May 2022Assam
Assam floods: 4 more deaths take toll to 18
As the floodwater entered new areas in Assam, four more deaths were reported on Saturday, taking the total death toll to 18.
15 May 2022Tamil Nadu
TN: 4 workers trapped in stone quarry, rescue operation underway
At least four workers have been trapped in a quarry in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district since Saturday night, reported NDTV.
28 Apr 2022India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Heatwave: Experts suggest COVID-like surveillance for old, vulnerable people
An early heatwave that has engulfed India has spurred leading experts to call for COVID-like surveillance of the old and vulnerable.
11 Apr 2022Supreme Court Of India
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.
21 Jul 2021Supreme Court Of India
Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has sought an extension of four more weeks to frame guidelines for financial compensation to the kin of those who died of COVID-19.
20 Jul 2021India
Lightning strikes jump by 34%; experts point to climate change
India saw 18.5 million lightning strikes between April 2020 and March 2021, marking a significant jump of 34% from the 13.8 million strikes that occurred over the corresponding period in the previous year.
23 Nov 2020India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here
South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.
30 Jun 2020Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam: Gas leak at pharma plant claims two lives
In a terrible piece of news, two workers died and four were hospitalized after harmful gas leaked from a factory in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam around midnight on Monday. The incident was reported from the Sainor Life Sciences pharmaceutical company.
26 May 2020Andhra Pradesh
Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row
After spending two months at his Jubilee Hills residence, Hyderabad, in neighboring Telangana, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu returned to the state on Monday, only to spark a major controversy.
17 May 2020Disaster Management Act
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.
10 May 2020Vizag
After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday issued guidelines for the reopening of industries after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
26 Sep 2019India
GSK recalls popular antacid Zinetac amid concerns over cancer-causing substance
Amid an ongoing probe into Ranitidine's reported cancer-causing impurities, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) has recalled Ranitidine-based antacid Zinetac (150mg and 300mg) in India and other markets.
21 Aug 2018Kerala
Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides
Rains, floods, and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.
20 Aug 2018India
"Floods may kill more than 16,000 in next 10 years"
Just as Kerala is reeling from the worst floods it faced in 80 years, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has predicted that 16,000 may lose their lives in floods in the next ten years. Further, it said property worth Rs. 47,000 crore will be lost.
13 Jul 2018Tamil Nadu
TN: Disaster management drill goes wrong, student falls to death
In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old BBA student in Coimbatore died when she was pushed from the second floor during a disaster preparedness drill yesterday.
29 Aug 2017Mumbai
"Typhoon-like" rains lash Mumbai, heaviest downpour in years expected
Mumbai has been inundated due to continuous downpour since yesterday morning which has only gotten worse.
22 Sep 2016India
59% areas in India vulnerable to moderate to severe earthquakes
Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Venkaiah Naidu released a seismic zone map developed by the National Disaster Management Authority and the Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council.