National Disaster Response Force
10 Feb 2021
Days after Uttarakhand disaster, rescue personnel enter Tapovan tunnel
Late last night, nearly 60 hours after a flash flood shook Chamoli district in Uttarakhand, rescue teams managed to enter the 2.5-km-long Tapovan tunnel, where 25-35 people are still trapped.
25 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled
Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.
25 Nov 2020
Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai
Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, is approaching Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight.
23 Nov 2020
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.
16 Oct 2020
Rains fury continues: 20,000 evacuated in Maharashtra; Karnataka's situation grim
Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in several states on Thursday, and the condition is unlikely to improve today.
14 Oct 2020
Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, streets flooded, residents pray for relief
Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana reeled under heavy rainfall, triggered by a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal. The IT city's streets were flooded, cars floated in the water, and at least 15 people died in downpour-related incidents.
21 Sep 2020
Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; eight dead, rescue operations underway
A three-story building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi, early this morning, taking the lives of at least eight people. As per the latest reports, a child was among those who have been rescued.
18 Aug 2020
RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.
10 Aug 2020
Kerala: Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 43, many missing
The landslide that occurred in Kerala on Friday, August 7, has claimed 43 lives so far, multiple reports said.
08 Aug 2020
'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror
A day after the tragic crash of an Air India Express flight in Kerala's Kozhikode, survivors recalled what happened moments before the aircraft overshot the runway and fell into a valley.
07 Aug 2020
Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped
Nearly 80 tea estate workers are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide was triggered by heavy torrential rains in Kerala on Friday. Five people have reportedly died.
06 Aug 2020
Mumbai gets slight relief after record-breaking rainfall batters city
Maharashtra's capital Mumbai got a little respite from the downpour on Thursday, as the intensity of rainfall reduced and floodwaters receded in some areas.
28 Jul 2020
Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely
The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.
23 Jul 2020
Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead
The floods in Assam have claimed the lives of at least 91 people, according to the latest reports. The state has been facing devastating floods the past few weeks which have affected nearly 2.7 million people across 25 districts.
16 Jul 2020
Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon
Assam has been suffering due to floods for days now. Houses are destroyed, lives have been lost and the state's battle against coronavirus is also derailed.
11 Jul 2020
BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund
The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.
03 Jun 2020
With Cyclone Nisarga's landfall, destruction begins too: Details here
The landfall process of Cyclone Nisarga started at 12:30 pm and climaxed after over three hours, throwing normal life out of gear along the Western coast, particularly in Maharashtra's Raigad, Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and some parts of Gujarat.
02 Jun 2020
Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed
Less than two weeks after India's eastern coast was blown by Cyclone Amphan, the Western coast is prepping to deal with a fast-approaching storm that could amplify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.
21 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced
A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.
20 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan: Landfall began at 2:30 pm, says IMD
The landfall of cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm, started at 2:30 pm and will go on for four hours, the director of IMD Bhubaneswar said.
19 May 2020
Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan
At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.
18 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert
After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.
17 May 2020
NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams to Odisha and West Bengal as the approaching Cyclone Amphan threatens the two states.
19 Apr 2020
Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
12 Apr 2020
Mild earthquake strikes Delhi; Kejriwal tweets, 'Hope everyone is safe'
A mild earthquake struck the national capital of Delhi on Sunday evening. The earthquake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.
20 Jan 2020
Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know
Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.
04 Nov 2019
5-year-old dies after falling into borewell. BJP MLA blames parents
Another day, another innocent life lost due to killer borewell.
29 Oct 2019
Tamil Nadu: 2-year-old, stuck in borewell for days, dies
A two-year-old, who fell into an abandoned borewell in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchirappalli last week, has died, authorities said on Tuesday morning.
27 Oct 2019
Efforts on to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson stuck in borewell
All efforts are on to rescue a two-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Nadukattupatti, near Manapparai, Tamil Nadu, on Friday.
02 Oct 2019
Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar
For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.
30 Sep 2019
Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support
In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.
29 Sep 2019
Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads
At least 17 people have died in Bihar, including 4 in Patna, after three days of incessant downpour threw normal life out of gear in the state. Moreover, homes and hospitals have been flooded.
29 Sep 2019
Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80
Over 80 have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
26 Sep 2019
Pune: 11 dead after heavy rains; schools and colleges shut
Incessant rainfall since Wednesday night has thrown normal life out of gear in Pune, with at least eleven people losing their lives in rain-related incidents.
15 Sep 2019
Andhra Pradesh: 12 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari
In a tragic incident, a tourist boat carrying over 60 people including 11 crew members capsized in the Godavari river near Kacchuluru in Devipatnam Mandal, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon.
31 Aug 2019
Maharashtra: Explosion in chemical factory kills 12, injures 50
In a shocking piece of news, 12 people died in Maharashtra on Saturday due to an explosion in a chemical factory in Dhule district.
10 Aug 2019
Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit
Massive rains have led to a critical flood situation in several states across India.
09 Aug 2019
RaGa seeks Modi's aid as Kerala floods claim 32 lives
Amid the devastating floods in the southern state of Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a phone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his aid in the situation.
08 Aug 2019
Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead
As heavy rains continue to hit several parts of the country, flooding in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts seems to have worsened.
01 Aug 2019
#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat
Four persons were killed and over 5,000 were evacuated in the city of Vadodara and surrounding areas in Central Gujarat, as heavy rains disrupted life in the state in the last two days.