Articles about National Disaster Response Force

Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

21 May 2022

India
Assam: Floods compel 500 families to live on railway tracks

Floods in Assam have forced more than 500 families to live on the railway tracks with not much support from the government.

Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

07 May 2022

India
Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

Army rescues Kerala trekker trapped on hill for two days

09 Feb 2022

India
Army rescues Kerala trekker trapped on hill for two days

The Indian Army on Wednesday rescued a trekker stuck for nearly two days on a hill between rocks in the Malampuzha district of Palakkad, Kerala.

Kerala: 21 dead, several missing due to excess rains

17 Oct 2021

India
Kerala: 21 dead, several missing due to excess rains

At least 21 people died, and several others went missing in Kerala after heavy rains lashed the southern and central parts of the state, triggering flash floods and landslides.

Building collapses in North Delhi; several feared trapped, including kids

13 Sep 2021

India
Building collapses in North Delhi; several feared trapped, including kids

A building collapsed in the Sabzi Mandi area of North Delhi on Monday. Several people, including children, are feared to be trapped under the rubble.

11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

11 Aug 2021

India
11 dead, 50 feared trapped in Himachal Pradesh landslide

Eleven people have died and 50-60 others are feared trapped after a massive landslide in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district this afternoon.

Days after Uttarakhand disaster, rescue personnel  enter Tapovan tunnel

10 Feb 2021

India
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.

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

25 Nov 2020

India
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.

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

25 Nov 2020

India
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.

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

23 Nov 2020

India
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.

Rains fury continues: 20,000 evacuated in Maharashtra; Karnataka's situation grim

16 Oct 2020

India
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.

Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, streets flooded, residents pray for relief

14 Oct 2020

India
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.

Maharashtra: Building collapses in Bhiwandi; eight dead, rescue operations underway

21 Sep 2020

India
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.

RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister

18 Aug 2020

Politics
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.

Kerala: Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 43, many missing

10 Aug 2020

India
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.

'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror

08 Aug 2020

India
'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.

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

07 Aug 2020

India
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.

Mumbai gets slight relief after record-breaking rainfall batters city

06 Aug 2020

India
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.

Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

28 Jul 2020

India
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.

Assam floods: 2.7 million affected in 25 districts; 91 dead

23 Jul 2020

India
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.

Assam floods: Lakhs affected, over 60 dead, relief unlikely soon

16 Jul 2020

India
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.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

Politics
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.

With Cyclone Nisarga's landfall, destruction begins too: Details here

03 Jun 2020

India
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.

Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

02 Jun 2020

India
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.

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

21 May 2020

India
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.

Cyclone Amphan: Landfall began at 2:30 pm, says IMD

20 May 2020

India
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.

Worst cyclone since 1999: IMD on fast-approaching Cyclone Amphan

19 May 2020

India
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.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

India
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.

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

17 May 2020

India
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.

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

19 Apr 2020

India
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.

Mild earthquake strikes Delhi; Kejriwal tweets, 'Hope everyone is safe'

12 Apr 2020

India
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.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

India
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.

5-year-old dies after falling into borewell. BJP MLA blames parents

04 Nov 2019

India
5-year-old dies after falling into borewell. BJP MLA blames parents

Another day, another innocent life lost due to killer borewell.

Tamil Nadu: 2-year-old, stuck in borewell for days, dies

29 Oct 2019

India
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.

Efforts on to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson stuck in borewell

27 Oct 2019

India
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.

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

02 Oct 2019

India
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.

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

30 Sep 2019

India
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.

Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads

29 Sep 2019

India
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.

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

29 Sep 2019

India
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.

Pune: 11 dead after heavy rains; schools and colleges shut

26 Sep 2019

India
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.

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