NDRF

  • Pune landslide: Biggest challenge to remove mud to further rescue operations, say NDRF 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    National Disaster Relief Force personnel confessed on Thursday that the biggest challenge facing them is the removal of the slush and mud in the absence of sophisticated instrument. Talking to CNN-IBN, one official said that 30 per cent of the removal of slush has been done, and they will start...
  • Pune landslide: 3-month-old, mother 'miraculously' pulled out from debris 58 minutes ago

    Pune: Miracles do happen! Amidst the chaos of the disastrous landslide which wiped out Malin village off the map, a three-month-old Rudra asserted his right to life, by crying and beckoning rescuers, for more than eight hours, while clutching his mother fainting under the suffocating debris. Eventually, it was Rudra's full...
  • Pune landslide: 23 dead, rescue work continues as 158 still feared trapped 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    Ambegaon: The rescue operations are still on in Ambegaon, hit by a landslide, in Pune district. Nearly 158 people are still feared trapped after heavy rains triggered a landslide on Wednesday. Twenty-three people have lost their lives while eight others have been rescued. More than 40 houses have been swept away...
  • Pune landslide: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan visits the site Yesterday

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited the site of landslide at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district on Wednesday evening and reviewed the rescue operation undertaken by NDRF and other agencies. Chavan, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, inquired about the treatment being given to the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 15 dead in Pune landslide tragedy, NDRF rescues 7 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    Fifteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. Seven NDRF teams including State Disaster team are on the site for rescue and relief operation. State administration sources said that 40 houses with 150 to 200 people are...
  • Pune: 18 killed, over 150 trapped in landslide at Ambegaon, rescue operations on Yesterday

    Pune: Eighteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. According to NDRF Control Room, 18 people have died and eight injured in the tragedy. The injured were pulled out of the rubble and admitted to a primary...
  • Landslide in Pune's Ambegaon, 5 dead, 5 rescued, over 100 trapped Yesterday

    Pune: At least five people have been killed and five others have been rescued following a landslide in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune on Wednesday. State administration sources said that 40 houses with 150 to 200 people are believed to be trapped under the debris. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Chennai building collap: Death toll up to 61 July 4, 2014

    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 July 2, 2014

    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 it...
  • Chennai building collapse: 11 dead, 41 still trapped June 29, 2014

    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 June 10, 2014

    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 May 29, 2014

    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 and...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops March 31, 2014

    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 crore...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF February 13, 2014

    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 the...
  • NDRF pulls out 3 bodies from Ganga after boat in Buxar capsizes January 29, 2014

    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 Devi...
  • Goa building collapse: Deputy Town planner Prakash Bandodkar arrested January 6, 2014

    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 January 7, 2014

    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...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work halted, adjacent building tilting January 6, 2014

    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 January 6, 2014

    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 January 5, 2014

    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 January 5, 2014

    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 of...
  • Centre assures all help to Andhra, Odisha for cyclone 'Lehar' November 27, 2013

    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 Disaster...
  • AP: No end to the weather woes, cyclone Lehar to hit state tomorrow November 27, 2013

    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...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams November 26, 2013

    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 swung...
  • The Last Word: Is Phailin a benchmark for how the govt should work? October 14, 2013

    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 October 16, 2013

    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 October 14, 2013

    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? October 13, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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...