National Disaster Management Authority: News

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 2022

Madhya 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 2022


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 2022

Tamil 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.

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.

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.

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 2021


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.

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 2020

Andhra 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 2020

Andhra 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.

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 2020


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 2019


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 2018


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 2018


"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 2018

Tamil 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 2017


"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 2016


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.