Evacuation

  • 850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq: IOM 21 hours 0 minutes ago

    Geneva: The Islamic State militants advancements have forcibly displaced 8,50,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said on Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • Bihar: Flood alert issued in 9 districts as water level rises in river Kosi August 17, 2014

    Supaul (Bihar): Flood alert has been issued in nine districts in Bihar after the rising water levels of the Kosi river continued to trigger panic, flooding villages along its course. More than four lakh people in eastern India are likely to be affected. The National Disaster Response Force teams has...
  • India helps in evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Libya August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has facilitated evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Sirte area of strife-torn Libya. The assistance by India came after the Nepalese embassy in Cairo sent a note verbale to its mission in Tripoli seeking assistance for evacuation of the Nepalese nationals, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • Taiwan city evacuates residents from fatal gas blast site August 8, 2014

    Taipei: Authorities in Taiwan's second largest city on Friday temporarily sealed off two streets and evacuated residents over reports of a fresh leak at the site of last week's fatal gas explosions. The massive blasts in the southern city of Kaohsiung last Thursday left 30 dead and more than 300 injured...
  • Evacuation stops in three districts as Kosi flood threat abates August 5, 2014

    In view of easing of flood threat, following assurance from Nepal that accumulated water in Bhote Kosi will be released in a regulated manner, Bihar Tuesday decided to halt evacuation process in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa but the alert remained in force. The state government also asked 1.14 lakh people who...
  • Kosi flood threat: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 5, 2014

    One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha told PTI that in the 25-30 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi river,...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Bihar evacuates thousands after Nepal landslide sparks fears of flash flood in Kosi August 3, 2014

    Patna/Kathmandu: Authorities on Saturday began evacuating thousands of villagers after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighbouring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods downstream, government officials said. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, killed at least nine people and buried dozens of homes. More than 100...
  • Threat call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard University July 6, 2014

    Cambridge: A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said. The Ivy League school...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in war-torn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strife-hit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • Iraq crisis: Indians evacuated from conflict zones moved out of country June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The 17 Indians who were evacuated from conflict zones in Iraq have been safely moved out of the war-torn country, said Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday. In addition to the 17 Indians, two more nurses were on Wednesday shifted to Karbala from sensitive areas. However, while the 46 nurses...
  • Iraq crisis: 17 more Indians evacuated from conflict zone, says MEA June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that 17 more Indian nationals have been evacuated from the conflict zone of Iraq with the help of local authorities and are now in Baghdad. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "The safety of Indians in Iraq remains the matter of...
  • Have identified the group which has held Indians hostage in Iraq: MEA June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that the 39 Indians held in hostage in Iraq's Mosul are safe and that the government has identified the group which has kept them in captivity. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "Thanks. We got in touch with the company. Officials 2...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high level review meeting on safety of Indian nationals in Iraq. The government has maintained that the situation in Iraq is a priority for the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs asserted that...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said on Friday. Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violence-hit country, the external affairs ministry said. "Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far," ministry spokesman...
  • India prepares evacuation plan to rescue Indians from Iraq June 19, 2014

    Around 18,000 Indians have been stranded in different parts of Iraq. Areas like Mosul and Tikrit are under attack by terrorists while Karbala and Najaf are the areas on target by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist group. India has prepared an evacuation plan to rescue Indians and...
  • Thousands flee Southern California wildfires, university evacuated May 15, 2014

    Wildfires roared out of control in Southern California, forcing authorities in San Diego county on Wednesday to order thousands of people to abandon their homes, including students at a state university, though no major injuries were reported. Television images showed several homes in flames, with thick black smoke filling the sky...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea March 25, 2014

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to surrender,...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Leave the relief camps, Shamli authorities tell victims January 3, 2014

    Shamli district authorities have started taking steps to evacuate people from relief camps in the wake of the cold wave gripping the north. According to District Magistrate K P Singh, 267 families have left for safer places and efforts are being made by the district authorities to evacuate more families. The families that left the camps...
  • 'Evacuation' is secret of Odisha government's success: Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Terming mass evacuation of people from coastal areas ahead of Cyclone Phailin's landfall as the secret of Odisha government's handling of the disaster, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said the state plans to integrate youths in disaster management. "Our preparedness for Cyclone Phailin was fail proof. Successful evacuation of about...
  • Prepared to tackle the severity of cyclone Phailin, say officials October 12, 2013

    The administration working to tackle cyclone Phailin which is approaching the Andhra and Odisha coast has assured that all measures have been taken to limit the loss of life and property to the maximum extent. Damage prone areas have been identified and evacuation process is underway. ...
  • People flee before cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast October 12, 2013

    Carrying their baggage, thousands of people are leaving the port town of Paradip to escape the wrath of the severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin' which is expected to make landfall in Odisha in less than 24 hours. The people, most of them workers of different industries including Oil Refinery of Indian Oil...
  • Odisha to evacuate 2 lakh people as cyclone Phailin approaches coastline October 11, 2013

    With cyclone Phailin expected to make landfall in Odisha on Saturday, the state government mounted a massive operation to evacuate two lakh people from six coastal districts on Friday night. The cyclone is 400 km southeast of Gopalpur in Ganjam district where it is expected to make landfall at 6 pm...
  • How prepared are we to deal with Cyclone Phailin? October 11, 2013

    The Cyclone Phailin is moving towards the coastal states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It is expected to leave behind a trail of destruction. IBN Network's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to experts on the gravity of the situation. ...
  • Up to 100,000 face evacuation in Russia's flood-hit far east August 18, 2013

    As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia's border with China if the region's biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday. The floods, caused by a month of unusually heavy rain, are not expected to start receding until early September, the...
  • US Consulate in Milan evacuated after bomb threat August 7, 2013

    A building housing the US Consulate in Milan and other offices has been temporarily evacuated after the diplomatic mission received a letter containing a bomb threat, police said. An officer in Italy's anti-terrorism squad said the letter carried a symbol frequently used in the past by Italian anarchists. In Washington, US...
  • East Godavari administration issues warning in the wake of flood situation July 21, 2013

    Rajahmundry: East Godavari district administration on Saturday issued the second warning in the wake of flood situation and alarming rise in the water levels of Godavari river at Dowleswaram. Collector Neetu Kumari Prasad said that all necessary steps have been taken in view of the rising water levels and rescue...
  • Young pilots proved their metal in Uttarakhand: Air Cdre Rajesh Isser July 3, 2013

    Air Commodore Rajesh Isser was the overall head of Operation Rahat, the largest heliborne evacuation and rescue operation in the history of the world. Talk to the man about how the IAF and its flyboys went about the mammoth task and the challenges they faced on the way. Air Commodore...
  • All pilgrims evacuated from Badrinath July 2, 2013

    The air force on Tuesday completed the last sortie to clear the pilgrims from Badrinath. ...