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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......

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......

He is paying the price for rice @ Re 1

The current crisis Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is facing is a cumulative effect of inattention to water management and the fiscal burden of populist promises, says Aditi Phadnis.......

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......
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Most flood-prone state Bihar aided by new satellite mapping

New satellite mapping of flood-prone areas should transform disaster response by equipping authorities with near real-time information about... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/most-flood-prone-state-bihar-aided-by-new-satellite-mapping/397643/
Govt. seeks time for panel on disasters

Court had directed State on September 7 to constitute body within 15 days The State government on Wednesday sought two months time to constitute... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/govt-seeks-time-for-panel-on-disasters/article9160444.ece
Govt. seeks 2 months time to form panel

The State government on Wednesday sought two months time to constitute an advisory committee under the Disaster Management Act as per the... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/disaster-management-govt-seeks-2-months-time-to-form-panel/article9160520.ece
KMC to form committee to frame stricter building rules

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will bring in stringent provisions in the building rules to penalise owners of illegal constructions, mayor... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/bengal/kmc-to-form-committee-to-frame-stricter-building-rules/167894.html
Launching New Public-Private Partnership and Announcing Joint Declaration on Leveraging Open Data for Climate Resilience

Even as the United States and the international community act to curb the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, citizens and communities... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/fact-sheet-launching-new-public-private-partnership-and-announcing-joint-declaration-leveraging-open

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