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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......

Rescue operations in Darjeeling district, fresh landslide

Rescue operations were underway in three subdivisions of Darjeeling district where multiple landslides have claimed 38 lives besides washing away highways and damaging homes. An image of the......

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......
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Floods affect 2.4 lakh people, 282 villages

Bhubaneswar: At least two persons were killed, 2.4 lakh people affected and thousands of acres of agricultural land inundated as the depression... ...

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/orissa-floods-affect-2-4-lakh-people-282-villages-1027542.html
Ways to deal with climate change discussed

GUWAHATI, July 29 - A consultation was organised by the Centre for Environment, Social and Policy Research (CESPR) and the Indian Network for... ...

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West Bengal Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee held a video conference with the District Magistrates of several South Bengal districts to discuss... ...

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Alert sounded in south Bengal, Met forecasts heavy rainfall

Kolkata, Jul 29 (PTI) West Bengal Government has sounded a 'high alert' in south Bengal following forecast of strong wind tomorrow coupled with... ...

http://www.ptinews.com/news/6315225_Alert-sounded-in-south-Bengal--Met-forecasts-heavy-rainfall-.html
DoT mandates telcos to share networks during disasters

Pic Courtesy: - New Delhi: To improve communication network during disasters, the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked telcos to share network... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/technology/dot-mandates-telcos-to-share-networks-during-disasters_132553.html

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