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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......

UPA appointed NDMA vice-chairman resigns

After some Governors, it was the turn of Vice-Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority M Shashidhar Reddy and five of its members to resign after the new government asked them to quit......

Phailin aftermath in Bengal: Nine killed in floods

Nine persons have lost their lives in the recent floods in five districts of West Bengal, state disaster management department sources said on Thursday. Floods in West and East Midnapore, Howrah,......

Taming Phailin: India's best show in disaster management

Lesson from 1999 cyclone helped in tackling Saturday's storm. With better preparedness and efficient planning and execution, the toll is restricted to a low level. The hours preceding the strike......

Mega mock drill held in Delhi to check disaster awareness

Delhi witnessed one of the biggest coordinated mock drills on Wednesday, when disaster management agencies checked the alertness and preparedness of various other agencies. The drills were......

Why India, China must ensure social security for farmers

Image: A woman removes stalks from chillies at a farm in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters Farmers in India like to adorn their rusty ploughs with chillies and limes. Hanging by......

India looks to sway Americans with nuclear power insurance plan

Under a 2010 nuclear liability law, nuclear equipment suppliers are liable for damages from an accident, which companies say is a sharp deviation from international norms India is offering to set......

Despite big talks, India is miles away from digitisation

It's unlikely we'll achieve ubiquitous digital access with our current approach. There are too many problems and too few synergies, requiring radical changes in direction, says Shyam Ponappa.......

How India can escape the dry spell doom

Since 2000, India has had three serious droughts. The World Bank has estimated that the 2012 drought reduced the country's gross domestic product by half a percentage point, even though it was not......

WB, ADB assure Odisha of $313-million aid for cyclone

International funding agencies, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, have assured a financial assistance of $313 million to Odisha government for restoration and rehabilitation activities......

Ranji round-up: Mumbai in trouble after Shardul restricts Railways

A summary of the day's play in the Ranji Trophy matches played across the country.  Mumbai in trouble after Shardul restricts Railways   Seamer Shardul Thakur had career-best figures in a......

'India's batting and fielding was a complete disaster in England'

‘I think we never learnt any lessons from our failures in 2011. We were playing five Tests matches against a top team, but there was hardly any preparation for such an important tour.’......

Ranji Trophy: Sehwag fails again as Delhi struggle against Karnataka

Virender Sehwag's poor run with the bat continue as Delhi were shot out for a paltry 202 in their first innings against table toppers Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy Group A match at the Feroz Shah......
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MLA Mendhar tours cloudburst hit areas

Excelsior Correspondent MLA Javed Rana touring cloudburst hit areas of Mendhar. POONCH, July 27: To take stock of the situation arisen due to... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/mla-mendhar-tours-cloudburst-hit-areas/
Flood like situation in West Bengal

Following heavy rains in the last two days a flood-like situation has arisen in several districts of West Bengal and the situation may worsen as... ...

http://echoofindia.com/kolkata-flood-situation-west-bengal-90568
Central team to visit drought-hit north Karnataka districts

Two Union Agriculture department officials are in Karnataka to assess the drought and crop condition in some districts of north Karnataka. The... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/491881/central-team-visit-drought-hit.html
Six-yr-old, three others killed by Santacruz tree collapse

MUMBAI: Four people, including a family of three, died in Vakola after a tree crashed on a wall, bringing it down on an adjacent hutment. Around... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Six-yr-old-three-others-killed-by-Santacruz-tree-collapse/articleshow/48244153.cms
Saurashtra receives 54 percent season's rainfall

RAJKOT: The incessant rainfall across the Saurashtra and Kutch regions has revived the good monsoon hope among the people especially farmers and... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/Saurashtra-receives-54-percent-seasons-rainfall/articleshow/48242513.cms

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