NDRF

  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 04-07-2014 11:41 AM

    Chennai: Six days on, the death toll in the Chennai building collapse has now climbed to 61. Rescue operations are now winding down as no survivors have been pulled out in two days. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by a former judge...
  • Hi-tech equipment drives NDRF's rescue work: Chennai 02-07-2014 07:21 PM

    Chennai: Several hi-tech gadgets and equipment like Advanced Life Detector used by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel has proved to be very successful in locating and rescuing victims from under the piles of debris at the building collapse site. "Our Advanced Life Detector sends out Electromagnetic waves and...
  • Chennai building collapse: 11 dead, 41 still trapped 29-06-2014 09:57 PM

    At least 11 people have died so far after an under construction building collapsed in Chennai on Saturday. Rescue operations are still underway. "It will take two or three days to remove all the debris", SP Selvan, DIG, NDRF said. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who visited the site...
  • Manali dam tragedy: May take 5 more days to complete the rescue operations, says NDRF 10-06-2014 03:59 PM

    Search operations are on in Manali to look for the 19 missing engineering students and one tour operator who were washed away after water was suddenly released from a dam on the River Beas. Hopes of finding anyone are fading given that more than 36 hours have passed since the...
  • Protesters turn restive over delay in finding bodies of 4 labourers 29-05-2014 03:40 PM

    Angered by delay in finding the bodies of four labourers feared killed after an under construction bridge over river Kareh collapsed, a mob torched a JCB machine and other equipment on Thursday at Akraha village in Bihar's Darbhanga district. Local people gathered near the river since morning suddenly turned restive...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops 31-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF 13-02-2014 08:04 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday ordered appointment of "well trained" police personnel in the State Disaster Response Force constituted on the lines of NDRF in the wake of 2013 calamity. At a meeting with senior officials, including DGP BS Sidhu, Rawat said selection of personnel for appointment to...
  • NDRF pulls out 3 bodies from Ganga after boat in Buxar capsizes 29-01-2014 01:04 PM

    Three bodies were on Wednesday fished out from the river Ganga by the National Disaster Reserve Force (NDRF) in Buxar district of Bihar, a day after a boat carrying over 20 people had capsized, the police said. The victims were identified as Chanda Devi (40), Pushpa Kumari (19) and Shukhwalia...
  • Goa building collapse: Deputy Town planner Prakash Bandodkar arrested 06-01-2014 11:11 PM

    Panaji: Police have arrested Deputy Town planner Prakash Bandodkar over the collapse of an under construction building that left 17 people dead. Bandodkar and two municipal engineers have been suspended following the incident. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that the disaster could have been averted had the officials acted...
  • Goa building collapse: CM suspends 3 officials; death toll at 17 06-01-2014 06:45 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has suspended Deputy Town planner and two municipal engineers over the collapse of an under construction building that left 17 people dead. They are likely to be arrested soon. Parrikar admitted that the disaster could have been averted had the officials acted swiftly at...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work halted, adjacent building tilting 06-01-2014 02:11 PM

    Panaji: Rescue operations of the under construction building that had collapsed in Goa have been halted after the adjacent building were seen tilting. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sources have said that there is a possibility that the adjacent building might be collapsed anytime soon. The site has been declared...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue operations on, sources say 16 dead 06-01-2014 09:50 AM

    Canacona: Two days after an under construction building collapsed in Canacona in Goa, the rescue operation is still on. According to NDRF sources, at least 17 people have lost their lives and many are feared trapped. Sources also added that two other buildings adjacent to the collapse site have been...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue operations on, 14 die, 21 rescued 05-01-2014 09:42 PM

    After an under-construction building called Ruby Residency collapsed at Canacona in Goa on Saturday, 21 people have been rescued so far, but several are still trapped underneath the debris. 150 army personnel are at the site aiding rescue efforts and the National Disaster Response Force has also been called in....
  • Goa building collapse: Army helps in rescue efforts, NDRF called in as toll reaches 14 05-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Panaji: Fourteen people have been killed and many more are still feared trapped in the under-construction building collapse in Canacona, Goa. So far, 21 people have been rescued by the authorities. According to reports, 150 Army personnel are aiding rescue efforts at the site. Authorities have also sought the help...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' 27-11-2013 03:48 PM

    As cyclone 'Lehar' approaches eastern coastline, the Centre has assured all help to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to deal with the situation and sent National Disaster Response Force personnel to help the local authorities. Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami reviewed the situation arising out of the approaching cyclone with National...
  • AP: No end to the weather woes, cyclone Lehar to hit state tomorrow 27-11-2013 08:47 AM

    Hyderabad: No end to the weather woes in Andhra Pradesh, after cyclone Phailin and cyclone Helen, the state now braces for cyclone Lehar which will make landfall on Thursday. Costal Odisha has also been put on high alert. According to weather officials, Leher is about 700-800 kms from the coast...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought four helicopters and 15 additional NDRF teams from the central government besides alerting the army and the navy as it faces a second cyclone threat in less than a week. With the cyclone Lehar threatening to hit the Andhra coast on Thursday, the state government...
  • The Last Word: Is Phailin a benchmark for how the govt should work? 14-10-2013 11:37 PM

    The government was able to control the massive destruction that could have happened due to cyclone Phailin which hit the coast of Odisha on Saturday night. It was the co-ordination among various agencies and correct prediction by IMD that averted the tragedy. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt delivers promise as there was a minimum damage 14-10-2013 07:38 PM

    Sikakulam: Huge relief for the people of Odisha and Andhra Pardesh as cyclone Phailin, which hit the coast on Saturday night was not as devastating as it was thought. The credit for the minimum damage goes to the authorities for their rescue preparations and to Met department for flagging the...
  • Flooding a major concern after cyclone Phailin's fury wanes 14-10-2013 08:57 AM

    Bhubaneswar/Gopalpur/Srikakulam: Hours after Cyclone Phailin hit the coast of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, its fury has waned but the fear of flooding has come to front. Flooding has been reported in three rivers including Subarnarekha, Bedanya in Odisha. Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts in the state have been hit...
  • How did the administration manage to limit the damage? 13-10-2013 11:49 PM

    As the government was prepared and the correct prediction of Met department helped in reducing the number of casualties in cyclone Phailin. The close co-ordination between various government agencies helped in averting the tragedy. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt's preparedness reduced number of casualties 13-10-2013 11:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was the preparation of various government agencies that reduced the number of casualties in what was the biggest cyclone since 1999. What worked was mass evacuation, an accurate prediction of Indian Meterlogical Department and perfect coordination between state forces and the centrally deployed NDMA, NDRF, Army was...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 1,000 villagers evacuated in East Singhbhum district 13-10-2013 08:28 PM

    With the forecast of heavy to very heavy rains, over 1,000 villagers were evacuated on Sunday from Ghatsila subdivision in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, while low-lying areas were inundated by heavy downpour. The Swarnarekha and Kharkhai rivers were flowing above danger mark of 119 metre and 129 metre following rains...
  • Started rescue work even before cyclone Phailin hit AP coast: NDRF 13-10-2013 07:20 PM

    After the Srikakulam coast in Andhra Pradesh was hit by cyclone Phailin on Saturday night, the NDRF teams reached the spot and started the rescue work. The teams had, however, started the rescue operations much before the cyclone hit the coast. A NDRF official said, "The situation was very serious,...
  • Relief operations going on in full swing, says Srikakulam collector 13-10-2013 06:25 PM

    The relief and rescue works are going on in full swing in the "Phailin"-hit Srikakulam district and the situation is expected to become normal by Monday, district collector Saurabh Gaur said on Sunday. According to him, an old woman died in a wall collapse in Ichapuram mandal on Saturday night,...
  • Odisha govt defeats cyclone Phailin, averts massive tragedy, wins praise 13-10-2013 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Cyclone Phailin is now behind us. The deadly cyclone, which created a national panic, seems to have failed to leave behind a trail of massive death and destruction. The people are heaving a sigh of relief and the life is slowly returning to normal across the coastal...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Rainfall expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, Andhra 13-10-2013 03:10 PM

    Cyclone Phailin is 50kms south of Sambalpur. It is now moving northwards, wind speed is still around 100kmph. Rainfall is expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt doing best to complete the rehabilitation work, says Patnaik 13-10-2013 02:06 PM

    Bhubaneshwar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said that there has been a severe loss of property in the cyclone Phailin. The Chief Minister assured the people saying, that the administration is doing its best to complete the rehabilitation work as soon as possible. Naveen Patnaik called the rehabilitation...
  • Cyclone Phailin: NDRF, highway authorities carry rescue operation in Srikakulam 13-10-2013 01:38 PM

    NDRF and highway authorities are working together in Srikakulam to clear the debris. Cranes and JCBs have been deployed here on the highways; uprooted trees have been pushed to the sides to allow traffic to flow. Nine NDRF teams are on ground in Srikakulam. ...
  • Watch: The aftermath of cyclone Phailin 13-10-2013 01:30 PM

    Cyclone Phailin hit India's coast between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday near Gopalpur in Odisha with wind speeds reaching 220 km per hour. ...