DISASTER

  • India loses $9.8 billion every year due to disasters Yesterday

    New Delhi: India loses USD 9.8 billion every year due to multi-hazard disasters as its 58.6 per cent land is prone to earthquake and 8.5 per cent area is vulnerable to cyclone. As per the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNISDR) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show From Ground Zero Yesterday

    This Citizen Journalist Show brings you survivors' accounts and ground reports of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake that shook Nepal on 25th April 2015. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @mihirz ...
  • Ground Reports from Nepal Yesterday

    Ashutosh Neupane turns a Citizen Journalist and gives us a first hand account of the disaster that struck Nepal on 25thApril 2015. He brings to us the scenes of destruction when the earthquake first hit Nepal. ...
  • Amidst the Disaster Yesterday

    While the disaster was still unfolding, Citizen Journalist Jonathan Khoo, a stranded tourist spoke with CNN-IBN's Megha Mamgain giving details about the tragedy. ...
  • Send Help To Nepal Yesterday

    Meenakshi from Goonj turns Citizen Journalist to tell you how you can help Nepal. Vandana Anand reports. ...
  • Lend a Helping Hand Yesterday

    Citizen ournalist Sachin Mehta along with other fellow Mumbaikars are collecting relief material to help Nepal Earthquake survivors and are urging all of you to come out and support Nepal. Mihir Trivedi reports. ...
  • Survivors Recount Horror Yesterday

    Tarun and Ritu turn Citizen Journalists to narrate the ordeal that they had to go through soon after the earthquake hit Nepal. Akansha Pradeep reports. ...
  • Over 2,50,000 buildings damaged in Nepal earthquake 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Around 1.4 lakh buildings have been completely destroyed in Nepal due to the powerful temblor that flattened houses and uprooted electric poles and trees besides killing over 6,300 people. The 7.9-magnitude Saturday earthquake, the country's worst in over eight decades, completely damaged 1,38,182 houses across Nepal and partially damaged 1,22,694...
  • Nepal earthquake toll passes 6,100, $2 billion needed for reconstruction 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,100 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes. Disposal of the hundreds of bodies still being found six days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated...
  • India rushes over 8 thousand tents to quake-hit Nepal 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With incessant rains and the hot sun adding to the miseries of quake victims in Nepal, India on Thursday rushed 8,450 tents to its disaster-struck eastern neighbour. According to a statement issued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the tents have been obtained from various paramilitary forces and out...
  • Uttarakhand: Landslides stall Badrinath Yatra 6 days ago

    Gopeshwar: The annual Badrinath Yatra was stalled on Wednesday after landslides triggered by rains blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway at Chamoli district. The road between Joshimath and Govindghat was blocked by big boulders, due to landslides caused by rains on Tuesday, Chamoli's Disaster Management official Nand Kishore Joshi said. Following the incident,...
  • India emerges as a lead nation in disaster-response: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that India has emerged as a leading nation in disaster response, after having very swiftly directed its rescue and relief efforts in quake-struck Nepal. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that Indian planes were already on their way to Nepal in less...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 27, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Devastating earthquake claims over 4,000 lives, leaves Nepal traumatised April 27, 2015

    Nepal on Saturday was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving 4000 people dead in flattened houses and buildings including the iconic Dharhara tower and renowned Darbar Square in the heart of the capital. CNN-IBN brings you the complete story. ...
  • Nepal scrambles to organise earthquake relief, death toll rises to 4000 April 27, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. The death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake climbed to 4000, and...
  • What to do during an earthquake? April 27, 2015

    Crisis loomed over quake-hit Nepal on Monday following shortage of food, water, electricity and medicines as fear drove tens of thousands of people out into the open and the death toll soared to 4,000. ...
  • SpiceJet cuts fare, to operate 2 more flights to Kathmandu April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: No frills carrier SpiceJet on Monday cut down base fare for its evening flights to Kathmandu to Re 1 for two days starting today, and announced that it will mount two more special planes to aid evacuation of travellers stranded in earthquake-devastated Nepal. "We plan to operate two additional...
  • Terror-stricken people from Nepal reach Delhi April 27, 2015

    Hundreds of Indian nationals and foreigners have been rescued and brought to Delhi on Indian Air Force aircraft. "We went to temple and were standing in a queue. Suddenly we felt tremors," one of the stranded Indian said. ...
  • Nepal earthquake: Pashupatinath Temple unharmed April 27, 2015

    The famous 5th century Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu has survived the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that flattened several World sites like iconic Dharhara tower and Darbar Square in Nepal. ...
  • Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible, but pricey April 27, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal's record of earthquakes dates to at least the 13th century, with significant temblors striking every 75 years or so. And through all that time, in Nepal as in most seismically active areas, there has been one constant: people in the path of destruction have had no idea...
  • Nepal earthquake destroys several temples and monuments April 27, 2015

    Nepal on Saturday was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 3,700 dead. CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhosle visited heritage city Bhaktapur where several temples and monuments have been damaged due to the quake. ...
  • Refugees complain of lack of drinking water, poor sanitation in quake-hit Nepal April 27, 2015

    Earthquake in Nepal has caused mass destruction. Along with death of thousands, houses have been destroyed bringing people literally on the streets. Most of the people here are living in make shift camps. ...
  • Delhi in high-risk earthquake zone, disaster management authorities on their toes April 27, 2015

    The District Management incharge of the disaster management authority in East Delhi are on their toes on how to be prepared for an earthquake. They urge people not to panic but to stay alert as Delhi falls in the high risk category of a level 4 seismic zone. ...
  • Hospitals in Nepal forced to turn away wounded due to lack of medical services April 27, 2015

    The situation in Nepal remains grim. Hospitals are stretched to the limit and have been forced to turn many wounded people away. There is an acute shortage of drinking water and power lines are down hampering connectivity. ...
  • Survivors recount nightmare of shaking buildings, devastation April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Shaken and traumatised by their homes turning into a rubble by the powerful earthquake in Nepal that also flattened buildings and iconic monuments, survivors were struggling to come to terms with the calamity and the loss of lives of their dear ones. Even as the toll from the quake crossed...
  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But...
  • Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,000 and big aftershock hits April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing at least 2,000 and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a...
  • Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat...
  • Devastated Nepal wakes up to a gloomy morning, India rescues 546 people, earthquake death toll 1,800 April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal ramped up efforts on Sunday to rescue people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,800, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. The Nepal government urged nations to send aid and braced for the toll...