Rescue Operation

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.

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Rainstorm kills 25, injures 400 in Nepal, army deployed

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.

Indian Navy rescued over 192 people in cyclone-hit Mozambique: MEA

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.

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

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.

Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it

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.

Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine

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.

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

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.

Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army

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.

Meghalaya mine rescue: Operations halted as water pumps develop glitches

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.

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

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.

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.

Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine

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.

#GoldenGlobeRace: British sailor rescued in Pacific day after yacht dismasted

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.

This start-up's remote-controlled drone can rescue drowning people

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.

Injured sailor Abhilash Tomy set to return home after rescue

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.

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

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.

Himachal Pradesh rains: 120 people stranded, 35 IIT students missing

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.

Japan: Quake toll reaches 16 as hopes fade for survivors

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.

As 4-meter-long rod pierces through body, man plays with phone

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.

IAF rescues 19 people from Arunachal island: Official

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.

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

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.

#KeralaFloods: Naval commander, who airlifted pregnant-woman, talks about toughest 30-minutes

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.

#KeralaReliefFund: 4-year-old girl donates Rs. 14,800 of piggy bank savings

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).

Kerala floods: 90% of rescue operations completed

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.

Yamuna continues to swell: Delhi government restarts evacuation, rescues 600

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.

Bihar: Rescue mission on as 3-year-old falls into borewell shaft

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.

Thai cave: Nine Australian rescuers get bravery awards

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.

Eight rescued from Ghaziabad building collapse, one dead

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.

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for 'pedo' slur

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.

Thai cave: Insecure Elon Musk calls British diver a "pedo"

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".

Thai cave rescuer: Elon Musk's submarine was 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.

Thailand: Tham Luang cave rescue site to become a museum

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.

36 hours after Thai cave rescue: Movies, museums and cheer!

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.

17 days later, all Thai boys out of the cave

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.

Thai-cave: 25-year-old coach, who helped boys survive, is a hero

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.

Thai cave: Rescued boys in good mental state, say officials

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.

Thai cave: Elon Musk visits Thailand with prototype mini-sub

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.

Thai cave: Four boys rescued so far, rescue operations ongoing

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.

Mission to rescue football-team trapped inside flooded Thai cave underway

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.

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

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.