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Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal as Cyclone Amphan approaches

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.

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

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.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Maharashtra: Explosion in chemical factory kills 12, injures 50

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.

Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

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.

#VadodaraRains: Four dead; 5,000 evacuated as heavy rains hit Gujarat

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.

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

17 Jul 2019

Assam floods: 20 dead, 52 lakh affected; Centre releases funds

Assam battered due to floods, found no respite on Tuesday with the death toll reaching 20. The number of people who have been affected by incessant rains touched 52 lakh, while only 1.5 lakh have been taken to relief centers.

Mumbai: 100-year-old building collapses in Dongri; 12 dead, 40 trapped

16 Jul 2019

Mumbai: 100-year-old building collapses in Dongri; 12 dead, 40 trapped

In a distressing incident, a four-story building collapsed in Mumbai's Dongri area on Tuesday. The structure, called Kesarbai building, is situated on Tandel Street.

Mumbai rains: 16 killed, public holiday declared, flights diverted

02 Jul 2019

Mumbai rains: 16 killed, public holiday declared, flights diverted

Normal life has come to a standstill in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai and its nearby areas due to incessant rains, forcing the government to declare a public holiday on Tuesday.

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

11 Jun 2019

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

A two-year-old boy from Punjab, who fell into a 150-feet deep borewell and remained stuck there for 109 hours, died on Tuesday morning.

Tripura: Thunderstorms, heavy rains wreak havoc; over 700 become homeless

26 May 2019

Tripura: Thunderstorms, heavy rains wreak havoc; over 700 become homeless

Since Friday, heavy rains and thunderstorms have wreaked havoc in the northeastern state of Tripura, forcing 739 people to leave their homes and take shelter in relief camps.

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

03 May 2019

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

20 Apr 2019

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

On Saturday, twelve coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed and thirteen people have been injured so far, claimed reports.

Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway

24 Jan 2019

Gurugram building collapse: Six bodies recovered, rescue operations underway

In a recent development, six bodies have been recovered from Gurugram's Ullwas area where an under-construction building collapsed in the early hours of Thursday.

7 dead as LPG blast triggers building collapse in West-Delhi

04 Jan 2019

7 dead as LPG blast triggers building collapse in West-Delhi

Seven people were killed after an LPG cylinder blast triggered a collapse bringing a portion of a building down in West Delhi's Sudarshan Park.

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

27 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

17 Dec 2018

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

A month after Cyclone Gaja hit the eastern coast wreaking havoc, Andhra Pradesh is bracing for yet another severe cyclonic storm - Cyclone Phethai.

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

16 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

A couple of days after it was reported that 13 miners had been trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya, the owner of the illegal mine has been arrested by the police.

PM announces national award in Netaji's name for disaster-relief workers

21 Oct 2018

PM announces national award in Netaji's name for disaster-relief workers

A national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do excellent work in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disaster, PM Narendra Modi announced.

Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

26 Aug 2018

Amarnath Yatra concludes, over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offer prayers

The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded today with over 2.85 lakh pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-Shivlingam.

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

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.

Rains, floods claim 868 lives in 7 states: Home Ministry

17 Aug 2018

Rains, floods claim 868 lives in 7 states: Home Ministry

As many as 868 people have died, 247 of them in Kerala, due to rains, floods and landslides in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said today.

#MonsoonAlert: 465 dead in 5 states due to rains, floods

28 Jul 2018

#MonsoonAlert: 465 dead in 5 states due to rains, floods

As many as 465 people have lost their lives due to floods and rains in five states during the current monsoon season so far.

Chennai: Scaffolding collapses at under-construction building; 1 killed, 32 injured

22 Jul 2018

Chennai: Scaffolding collapses at under-construction building; 1 killed, 32 injured

One person was killed and 32 others injured when an overloaded scaffolding of an under-construction building collapsed in Chennai, police said.

Rescue ops enter day 3 at Greater Noida twin-building collapse

20 Jul 2018

Rescue ops enter day 3 at Greater Noida twin-building collapse

The rescue operations at the Greater Noida twin-building collapse entered the third day today with the rescuers continuing to remove the debris.

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

17 Jul 2018

Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

Two persons, including a schoolboy, drowned as incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and southern regions.

Mumbai: Prank calls, asking for 'jalebis', make officials' life miserable

06 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Prank calls, asking for 'jalebis', make officials' life miserable

The Disaster Management Cell that is based out of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s headquarters in Fort, Mumbai, is finding it difficult to help those in need.

45 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

01 Jul 2018

45 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Forty-five people were killed when the bus they were traveling in rolled down a 60m gorge in Pauri Garhwal district this morning, the Uttarakhand Disaster Response Force confirmed.

Maharashtra: BMC takes precautions to prevent monsoon-related disasters over weekend

07 Jun 2018

Maharashtra: BMC takes precautions to prevent monsoon-related disasters over weekend

With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting extremely heavy rainfall along Maharashtra coast over the weekend, the Mumbai civic body BMC is preparing to tackle monsoon-related disasters.