Rescue Operation: News

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.

28 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: All 41 trapped workers successfully pulled out

After 17 days of excruciating rescue operations, all 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi were finally pulled out to safety.

28 Nov 2023


Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Everything to know about rat-hole mining 

Authorities in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, have resorted to the outlawed practice of rat-hole mining in their desperate attempt to save 41 workers trapped inside the collapsed Silkyara tunnel for 17 days.

30 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 229 Indians reach home as Sudan conflict rages

India brought back home 229 citizens stranded in strife-torn Sudan on Saturday under Operation Kaveri as the army-paramilitary conflict entered its third week.

29 Apr 2023


Sudan: IAF pilots use night vision goggles for rescue operation

In an absolutely daring rescue operation, pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly landed their aircraft on a small airstrip in war-hit Sudan to rescue 121 people on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

18 Aug 2022


Monsoon fury: Nearly 5 lakh affected as rains inundate Odisha

Nearly five lakh people have been affected in 10 districts of Odisha as rain induced floods have inundated the state.

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.

09 Aug 2021

West Bengal

Bengal flood situation improves with decrease in rainfall

The flood situation in seven districts of West Bengal improved slightly with a decrease in rainfall and water receding from the inundated areas, a state government official said on Sunday.

22 Jul 2021


Twelve crew members of distressed merchant vessel rescued near Gujarat

Twelve crew members of a distressed merchant vessel were rescued by another merchant's vessel near the Umargam coast in Gujarat with the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) coordinating the entire operation, according to an official statement on Thursday.

07 Apr 2021


Indonesia landslides: Death toll rises to 126, dozens missing

The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 126 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as the rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.

11 Mar 2021


Indonesia: Bus plunges into ravine killing 27 pilgrims

A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others.

Chamoli disaster: Quicken rescue operations, missing man's kin urge government

The family of a Jammu & Kashmir man, working with a private firm executing a power project on Alaknanda river in the Chamoli district and gone missing since the glacier burst, has appealed to the government to speed up the rescue operation and locate his body.

10 Feb 2021

Madhya Pradesh

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

South Africa

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.

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

Indian Army

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

Golden Globe Awards

#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

Railway Police

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

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

Indian Air Force

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.

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 River

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.

07 Jul 2018


Kailash-Mansarovar: Last-batch of stranded Indian-pilgrims airlifted to safety from Nepal

All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions today.

07 Jul 2018


Elon Musk sending SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk has offered to help rescue the football team which is currently trapped in a Thailand cave.

06 Jul 2018


Bengaluru students create spider-like robot for rescue operations

Four students of the Sapthagiri College of Engineering in Bengaluru have developed a six-legged, spider-shaped robot.

05 Jul 2018


Thai cave rescue: Authorities, Navy SEALs installing Internet-cable, reducing water-level

Thai authorities are working with Navy SEALs to run an Internet cable into a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 young soccer players and their coach are trapped.

03 Jul 2018


Missing Thai-boys found safe in cave; rescue may take months

Ten days after a group of young boys and their soccer coach vanished in a Thai cave, rescuers finally made contact with them yesterday, bringing cheer to a wide audience that has devotedly followed the story.

03 Apr 2018


13-year-old boy rescued from Los Angeles sewer after 12 hours

In a miraculous incident, a 13-year-old boy was rescued on Monday, 12 hours after he fell into Los Angeles' underground sewage system.

05 Jan 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

9 people missing after avalanche hits Kashmir's Kupwara district

Nine people went missing after an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday evening.

18 Apr 2017


UP: Dozens of missing girls rescued overnight in Shahjahnpur

In a surprising turn of events, police in Shahjahanpur rescued 27 missing girls in just 72 hours, after a stern warning by Shahjahanpur Superintendent of Police, KB Singh.