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Amarnath Yatra: NDRF plans mock drill to enhance disaster preparedness

In a bid to enhance preparedness for disaster management among government officials involved in management of the annual Amarnath Yatra starting July 2, National Disaster Management Authority has......

Rajya Sabha OKs Disaster Management Bill

Rajya Sabha on Monday passed a bill that will help set up institutional mechanism at national, state and district levels for responding to natural disasters and implementation of management......

SHOCKING: In Odisha, only 3 of 500 hospitals are fire ready

Recent statistics show that the situation is no different across the country with several hospitals lacking the infrastructure to manage a breakout of a blaze. Dillip Satpathy & Nirmalya Behera......

Are Bihar floods a man-made disaster?

Year after year, floods cause mayhem in Bihar but the government is not paying adequate attention to water management, reports Satyavrat Mishra. IMAGE: A village inundated by flood water near......

'The drought is a policy induced disaster'

'Drought in the 1990s was essentially the drought of a poor India.''This 2016 drought is of a richer and more water-guzzling India.''The severity and intensity of the drought is not about lack of......

A tale of crumbling infrastructure in India's IT cities

Can the country afford to have problems of such magnitude in the cities of Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad, which not only are the major growth drivers but are also the biggest revenue......

Visakhapatnam dreams to become India's San Francisco

In the third of a five-part series, B Dashrath Reddy/Business Standard reports how Visakhapatnam aims to be like San Francisco, with plenty of inputs from the US. Part 1: How Surat will get a......

Give up 'ostrich-like' attitude in drought handling: SC tells states

  In a strong indictment of Centre and states’ handling of the drought situation, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said if state governments maintain an “ostrich-like......

Disaster risks grow, as India's cities flounder

Poor land-use planning, indiscriminate approvals of building plans and the absence of disaster-risk assessment in urban design have resulted in what experts term concentrated concretization,......

The man who cost Greece billions

Once again Alexis Tsipras (see left) was struggling to make a decision. For hours on July 13, the Greek prime minister and Europe's leaders had been trying to thrash out a new deal to bail out......
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28 of 148 Bokaro hospital have NOCs

BOKARO: The district, which saw a fire tragedy in one of the biggest hospitals K M Memorial Hospital four years ago, has not taken any measures to... ...
Sum hospital chief gives in

Supporters of Manoj Ranjan Nayak demand his release in front of Khandagiri police station in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Picture by Sanjib Mukherjee... ...
babus caught napping

Major Jamshedpur industrial units that can potentially cause gas leaks have their disaster management plans in place, but the district... ...
Hope for Afghanistan lies with its growing civil societ

By Francis Matthew After 15 years of Nato and other international intervention in Afghanistan, the people in the country see much more hope for... ...
In support of the traumatised

A kind word, a shoulder to lean on and someone to wipe your tears and say everything will be alright-- that's all people who have gone through an... ...

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