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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,......

Rains expose Gujarat's poor disaster management

"The Gujarat State Disaster management Authority is a cruel joke played on the five crore people of Gujarat," says Alpa Unadkat, municipal councillor from Junagadh in Saurashtra, Gujarat.It's still......

'Police is not in the disaster management plan'

The Maharashtra police is not part of the state's disaster management plan, Maharashtra Director General of Police Dr P S Pasricha told rediff.com.So as a lesson from Mumbai's flood disaster, the......

Relief with an iron hand

The tsunami has conclusively proved that the management of a natural disaster is up to the state government. How quickly relief reaches the wounded, how swiftly rehabilitation plans are put in......

Bihar flood situation worsens, toll rises to 153

With four more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Saturday increased to 153, while 12 more panchayat areas were inundated affecting a total population of 34.69 lakh in twelve districts. The four......

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......

How Met department plans to fight city floods

By 2017 monsoon, IMD would have a model to warn civic authorities about rain over a specific area to prevent disasters, reports Sanjeeb Mukherjee India Meteorological Department is planning to......

Peak tourism season in Uttarakhand hit by forest fire

Tourism to Corbett and Almora could be particularly hit as a result of the fire, which has destroyed 2,200 hectares of forest. The forest fires in Uttarakhand, not unexpectedly, are affecting......

How a postman can bring cheer to farmers

A postman is well-versed within the area he is allocated and is still a vital link in many rural parts.     If all goes well, a postman can visit fields, take a snapshot of the crop......

Chennai floods, a wake-up call for Mumbai

Some work has been done on disaster management after the 2005 floods but, it is woefully inadequate for the country’s business capital On June 20 this year, when Mumbai got 283 mm of rain in......
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Bihar flood toll reaches 156; rescue team helps woman deliver twins on boat

People on boat move during flooded river in Didarganj area in Patna. (Photo: PTI) This is the third time when babies were delivered on an NDRF boat... ...

http://www.asianage.com/india/bihar-flood-toll-reaches-156-rescue-team-helps-woman-deliver-twins-boat-632
BJP calls on Centre, Bihar to join hands to resolve flood-linked crisis

[India], Aug. 29 (ANI): Floods in Bihar have claimed 156 lives so far, and affected the lives of lakhs of people in 12 districts. Given the extent... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/bjp-calls-on-centre-bihar-to-join-hands-to-resolve-flood-linked-crisis-news-national-qi3jJFdjjghje.html
Climate change takes central stage at Mountain Echoes Litfest

Thimphu, Aug 27 (IANS) It may be wrong to say that the first day of the Mountain Echoes Literature Festival here began on a "positive note" as... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/climate-change-takes-central-stage-at-mountain-echoes-litfest-news-international-qi1qamcgiddcd.html
Bihar may be flooded, but caste bias stays afloat

  Even in times of disaster and distress, caste tensions continue to stay afloat at relief camps for flood victims in Bihar with reports coming in... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/bihar-may-be-flooded-but-caste-bias-stays-afloat/20160824.htm
Nearly 10 lakh people affected as Ganga rises above danger mark

Five teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and six teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed to tackle... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/bihar-floods-nearly-10-lakh-people-affected-as-ganga-rises-above-danger-mark-1471853667.html

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