Rescue operation involves the saving of life or prevention of injury during an incident or dangerous situation. It requires a high degree of training and is performed by rescue squads. They are either independent or part of larger organizations such as fire, police, military, first aid, or ambulance services.
10 Feb 2021
Over 2,400 missing girls from MP rescued in Jan 2021
Madhya Pradesh Police rescued 2,444 minor girls last month under a campaign to trace missing and abducted girls, an official said on Wednesday.
01 Apr 2019
Rainstorm kills 25, injures 400 in Nepal, army deployed
At least 25 people were killed and 400 others injured as a massive rainstorm hit several villages in southern Nepal, officials said today.
24 Mar 2019
Indian Navy rescued over 192 people in cyclone-hit Mozambique: MEA
As part of its relief operations in cyclone-hit Mozambique, the Indian Navy rescued more than 192 people and provided assistance to 1,381 people in medical camps set up by it, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said.
06 Feb 2019
Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why
Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, has nominated the fishermen of Kerala for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
29 Jan 2019
Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it
It has been three days since rescue forces detected the body of a second miner inside the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners got trapped in early December.
26 Jan 2019
Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine
On Saturday, an Indian Navy diving team found the body of another miner 280ft inside the flooded rat hole coal mine near Ksan village in Meghalaya.
17 Jan 2019
Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days
More than a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, one of them has been found dead.
10 Jan 2019
Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army
The Indian Army has rescued 150 tourists stranded in north Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, an official said today.
07 Jan 2019
Meghalaya mine rescue: Operations halted as water pumps develop glitches
Rescue operations for the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya mine hit a roadblock yesterday, as the two high-powered pumps engaged in de-watering did not operate the whole day after developing technical glitches.
31 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped
On Monday, Indian Navy divers again entered the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners are trapped, and have said that a search would only be feasible if the water level in the mine can be brought down to 30m.
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.
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.
14 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine
In an unfortunate incident, at least 13 coal miners are feared dead, after they got trapped in an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills.
08 Dec 2018
#GoldenGlobeRace: British sailor rescued in Pacific day after yacht dismasted
British Golden Globe Race sailor Susie Goodall was plucked from the stormy Southern Ocean by a Chinese ship yesterday, a day after her yacht was dismasted, said Chile's Maritime Rescue Services.
15 Nov 2018
This start-up's remote-controlled drone can rescue drowning people
Rescues on high seas are dangerous operations and pose significant threats to those involved.
01 Oct 2018
Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue
Injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, rescued in a multi-nation operation from the Indian Ocean near Australia, is set to return home.
30 Sep 2018
RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued more than 30 children per day between January 2017 and August 2018, compared to less than 20 a day in three immediate years before 2017.
25 Sep 2018
Himachal Pradesh rains: 120 people stranded, 35 IIT students missing
Over the past few days, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been pounded by torrential rains, leading to the death of at least eight people.
07 Sep 2018
Japan: Quake toll reaches 16 as hopes fade for survivors
Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Thursday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 16.
01 Sep 2018
As 4-meter-long rod pierces through body, man plays with phone
In China, the surprisingly calm demeanor of a man, having a 4-meter-long rod pierced through his body has made it to global news.
31 Aug 2018
IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official
The Indian Air Force (IAF) today rescued 19 people stranded in an island amid the swelling Siang River in East Siang district of partially flood-hit Arunachal Pradesh, an official said.
27 Aug 2018
Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods
The Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 people caught in gushing waters in flood-ravaged Kerala, a Defense spokesperson said today.
24 Aug 2018
#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes
The nation was amazed by what Naval Commander Vijay Varma and his team pulled in rain-ravaged Kerala.
23 Aug 2018
#KeralaReliefFund: 4-year-old girl donates Rs. 14,800 of piggy bank savings
A four-year-old girl from South Kolkata yesterday donated her piggy bank savings to the Kerala relief fund set up by the CPI(M).
20 Aug 2018
Kerala floods: 90% of rescue operations completed
In what can be seen as a silver lining in an otherwise bleak situation, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced a while back that 90% of rescue operations in the state had been completed.
17 Aug 2018
Yamuna continues to swell: Delhi government restarts evacuation, rescues 600
As water level in Yamuna touched 205.72m crossing the 'danger mark' at 204.83m, Delhi government had to start evacuating people again on Wednesday.
01 Aug 2018
Bihar: Rescue mission on as 3-year-old falls into borewell shaft
Rescue operations are in full swing in Munger town of Bihar for a three-year-old girl who slipped and fell into a borewell shaft, which is over 100ft deep, last evening.
24 Jul 2018
Thai cave: Nine Australian rescuers get bravery awards
Nine Australians involved in the rescue of Thai youth soccer team, 'Wild Boars', from the treacherous Tham Luang cave have been awarded medals for bravery in their home country.
23 Jul 2018
Eight rescued from Ghaziabad building collapse, one dead
Eight people have been rescued alive but injured after an under-construction building at Akash Nagar in Ghaziabad collapsed yesterday.
18 Jul 2018
Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur
Elon Musk has apologized to British caver Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from Tham Luang cave in Thailand, after calling him a "pedo" on Twitter.
16 Jul 2018
Thai cave: Insecure Elon Musk calls British diver a "pedo"
In what can only be called an infantile and bitter reaction to criticism, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has lashed out at veteran British cave diver Vern Unsworth after the latter called Musk's efforts to aid the Thai cave rescue a "PR stunt".
15 Jul 2018
Thai cave rescuer: Elon Musk's submarine was a 'PR stunt'
Confirming what many suspected, British national and veteran cave diver Vern Unsworth, who is credited with kick-starting the rescue of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, has called Elon Musk's attempts to aid the rescue a publicity stunt.
12 Jul 2018
Thailand: Tham Luang cave rescue site to become a museum
The cave in Northern Thailand where a young Thai football team was trapped for over two weeks is set to become a museum.
12 Jul 2018
36 hours after Thai cave rescue: Movies, museums and cheer!
Much has happened in the 36 hours since the 13 boys trapped inside a Thai cave were safely rescued.
10 Jul 2018
17 days later, all Thai boys out of the cave
Bringing cheer to everyone watching, rescuers fighting to get out 12 minor boys and their football coach trapped in a Thailand cave have successfully extracted all of them on the third day.
10 Jul 2018
Thai-cave: 25-year-old coach, who helped boys survive, is a hero
Ekkapol Chantawong is just 25 and the only adult to be stuck with 12 schoolboys trapped inside a dreadful Thailand cave. The rescue operations are now in their final stages.
10 Jul 2018
Thai cave: Rescued boys in good mental state, say officials
The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave are in good mental and physical health and are asking for chocolate, officials said today, although two were on antibiotics after being tested for pneumonia.
10 Jul 2018
Thai cave: Elon Musk visits Thailand with prototype mini-sub
After promising help from SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for rescuing members of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, it seems Elon Musk has kept his word.
08 Jul 2018
Thai cave: Four boys rescued so far, rescue operations ongoing
Finally, four members of the youth football team, who have been trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand for two weeks, have been rescued.
08 Jul 2018
Mission to rescue football-team trapped inside flooded Thai cave underway
Rescue efforts have begun for 12 boys and their football coach who've been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for over two weeks, the head of the mission said.