National Disaster Response Force: News

23 Sep 2023


Maharashtra: Flood-like situation in Nagpur city after heavy rains

Heavy rainfall in Nagpur city of Maharashtra for the past 24 hours has resulted in severe waterlogging in low-lying areas, PTI reported.

18 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Monsoon menace: Death toll climbs to 74 in Himachal

The death toll from rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh rose to 74 on Thursday, with two deaths in the Chamba district.

15 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Monsoon fury: Landslides kill 50+ in Himachal, 3 in Uttarakhand

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, causing landslides and destroying homes, killing over 50 people.

23 Jul 2023


Bihar: 3-year-old who fell into 40ft borewell in Nalanda rescued

A three-year-old boy who fell into a 40-foot open borewell in Nalanda, Bihar, on Sunday has reportedly been rescued after an over five-hour operation by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

IMD forecast heavy rains in Mumbai; Yamuna River breaches again

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red and orange alerts in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and its adjoining suburbs, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall on Wednesday.

15 Jul 2023


Badrinath, Yamunotri highways blocked as rains trigger landslides

Amid incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand, the Badrinath National Highway was closed due to a landslide near Pagal Nala in the Pipalkoti village of Chamoli district on Saturday.

11 Jul 2023


Monsoon mayhem: 40 dead as heavy rains wreck North India

The monsoon continues to rage across North India, with floods becoming prevalent in several states.

09 Jul 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Portion of national highway washes away amid rains

As heavy rains continued to lash Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, a portion of the National Highway (NH) 3 along the Beas River in Kullu was washed away, reported ANI.

02 Jul 2023


Weather update: 9 dead as Gujarat faces flood-like situation

Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Gujarat on Saturday and submerged low-lying areas, reportedly creating a flood-like situation, an official said.

24 Jun 2023


Assam floods: 4.88 lakh people, 1,538 villages affected

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Saturday as over 4.88 lakh people have been affected so far, reported PTI.

22 Jun 2023


Assam floods: 1.2 lakh people affected in 20 districts

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday morning as heavy rainfall continued to lash several parts of the state.

16 Jun 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police allegedly assaults journalist during Priyanka Gandhi Camp demolition

Newsreel Asia, an Over The Top (OTT) news media platform, has alleged that one of its journalists was physically assaulted by the Delhi Police on Friday morning.

Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues red alert, flood warning in Gujarat 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a red alert warning in Gujarat, saying Cyclone Biparjoy might cause a "gigantic storm" before making landfall on Thursday.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha: Nearly 290 dead in India's worst train accident

At least 288 individuals died, and 900 others were injured after three trains collided in Odisha on Friday night in one of the worst train accidents in recent history.

15 May 2023

West Bengal

Cyclone Mocha: Coastal areas in West Bengal on alert

With Cyclone Mocha making its much-anticipated landfall along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday, West Bengal has also been on alert, where Disaster Management Force personnel have been deployed in several parts.

30 Apr 2023


Punjab: Giaspura factory gas leak kills 11, including 2 kids

A gas leak at a factory in Punjab's Ludhiana on Sunday resulted in the death of 11 people, including two children and five women, while many are feared trapped inside the factory. The incident was reported from Giaspura in Ludhiana.

09 Feb 2023


India's 6th flight reaches Turkey: What is Operation Dost

India has launched Operation Dost, under which it's sending humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. The sixth flight from India carrying relief supplies and rescue personnel arrived in Turkey on Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.

07 Feb 2023


Death toll crosses 4,300 after 3 earthquakes in Turkey, Syria

Three consecutive earthquakes on Monday wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria, with the death toll reportedly crossing the 4,300 mark on Tuesday.

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.

09 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Mandous nears Tamil Nadu; Chennai airport cancels all flights

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Tamil Nadu is expected to receive heavy rainfall with the arrival of the severe cyclonic storm "Mandous" at around Friday midnight.

07 Dec 2022


Cyclone Mandous: NDRF, navy on alert in TN, Andhra, Puducherry

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry (Union Territory), and Tamil Nadu are currently on high alert, with a cyclone picking up pace in the Bay of Bengal.

06 Oct 2022

West Bengal

Bengal: 8 die in flash flood during Durga idol immersion

At least eight persons drowned and several others went missing after a flash flood hit Mal river in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal when hundreds of people had gathered at the river bank for Durga idol immersion on Wednesday night.

04 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: 10 mountaineers killed in avalanche; 8 rescued, many missing

In an unfortunate incident, 28 mountaineers were trapped under an avalanche at the Draupadi Ka Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, officials said.

09 Sep 2022


Delhi: Three dead, several trapped as Azad Market building collapses

A four-story building under construction at Azad Market in Delhi collapsed on Friday morning reportedly killing at least three people while five others were rescued.

23 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh

9 lakh affected in flood-hit Odisha, 32 dead in Himachal

Incessant monsoon rains continued wreaking havoc in several parts of the country, with cloudbursts triggering landslides and flash floods in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, which left 38 dead.

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.

12 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu, 3 days after cloudburst

The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from Jammu's Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp after a three-day gap following flash floods allegedly caused by a cloudburst at the cave shrine.

08 Jul 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra suspended after cloudburst; 10 dead, 40 feared missing

At least 10 people died and around 40 others were reported missing on Friday following a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

06 Jul 2022


Heavy rains lash Mumbai; traffic snarls across city

Severe waterlogging was witnessed in several parts of Mumbai as heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Himachal: Schoolchildren among 16 dead as bus falls into gorge

At least 16 passengers, including school children, died on Monday after a bus plummeted down a gorge in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, NDTV reported.

15 Jun 2022

Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh: 11-year-old rescued from borewell in 104-hour 'longest ever' operation

An 11-year-old boy, who fell down a borewell in Chhattisgarh's Janjgir Champa district on Tuesday night, was rescued following a 104-hour rescue effort.

21 May 2022


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.

09 Feb 2022


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.

17 Oct 2021


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.

13 Sep 2021


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 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

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

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

Tamil Nadu

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.

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.

18 Aug 2020

Rahul Gandhi

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

12 Apr 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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.