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  • Shock turns into anger in quake-hit Nepal as people wait for assistance; foreign aid pours in 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun to arrive in the Himalayan nation of 28...
  • Dogs from India, France assisting in rescue operations in Nepal Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Rescue teams on Monday deployed specially trained dogs from India, France and Spain for locating victims buried under tonnes of debris following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. A team of 15 personnel and six dogs were brought in Nepal from France and Spain to assist in the rescue operations. "These dogs...
  • NDRF teams begin full operations in Kathmandu Yesterday

    NDRF teams have begun full-fledged relief and rescue operations on the third day of the disaster in earthquake-hit Nepal. ...
  • India steps up relief operations in Nepal, names it 'Operation Maitri' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Scaling up relief and rescue efforts in quake-hit Nepal that was named 'Operation Maitri', India on Sunday deployed two dozen military aircraft and choppers and was also undertaking a "big evacuation" through the road route. As a top Indian official described the...
  • 8 IAF helicopters sent to Nepal for relief work 2 days ago

    NDRF Director General (DG) OP Singh said that three teams have been sent to Kathmandu for the relief work. ...
  • NDRF personnel, relief material rushed to Nepal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force's C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft in Saturday took off from the Hindon airbase here carrying NDRF personnel and relief material to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has hit the Himalayan country. Defence sources said a C-17 Globemaster is being prepared for takeoff...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • Two teams of NDRF personnel stationed at Jammu and Kashmir valley March 31, 2015

    The danger level mark which is 18 feet at Rammunshibagh Gate, just behind the zero bridge and the old zero bridge clearly shows that water level has not gone down since Tuesday morning. Although the weather had improved considerably, cloudy weather still persists. ...
  • J&K hit by floods after incessant rains; armed forces, NDRF launch rescue operation March 30, 2015

    Srinagar/Jammu: Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a century, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. The state is in panic as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu are flooded following incessant rains in the last couple of days. Till now...
  • 100 NDRF personnel rushed to Kashmir; 4 teams on standby March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Two NDRF teams comprising 100 personnel have been rushed as part of contingency measures in Jammu and Kashmir, where Jhelum river on Monday crossed the danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir following heavy rains. The two National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, comprising about 50...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Delhi Police to use DRDO Netra for street surveillance December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Netra, the light weight UAV fitted with night vision cameras, will be used by Delhi Police to patrol the streets of the national capital. The device has already been used by security agencies like BSF, CRPF for counter-insurgency activities while NDRF used it to search for survivors during...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Casualty mounts to two in Odisha due to storm October 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Casualty in cyclone Hudhud rose to two in Odisha with a fresh death reported from Puri on Sunday. The deceased fisherman, who is yet to be identified, was caught in the sea current amid a tidal surge while he was trying to save his fishing boat anchored in the coast...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Communication lines have been down, says a Visakhapatnam resident October 12, 2014

    Visakhapatnam on high alert as cyclone Hudhud makes landfall in Visakhapatnam. "Communication lines have been down since Saturday night. Electricity and water supply has also been turned off," said a local resident. ...
  • Cyclone Hudhud threatens east coast; PM Modi holds emergency meeting, rescue & relief teams ready October 11, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: As clouds loom dangerously over Visakhapatnam, and cyclone Hudhud less than 24 hours from making landfall, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an emergency high-level meeting to review preparedness to combat the cyclone. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, Principal Secretary to the PM Nripendra Mishra, Additional Principal...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Over 1.5 lakh evacuated in 5 districts of Andhra Pradesh October 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: More than 1.5 lakh people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas of five coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh which are expected to be hit by a rainfall of up to 45 cm in the next two days under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' that is due...
  • 'Hudhud': NDRF airlifts large cutters, increases teams to 44 October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Disaster Relief Force is airlifting a number of large metal and wood cutters from here to Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, the states expected to be hit by Cyclone 'Hudhud', and has increased the strength of its relief teams on standby from 39 to 44. "We have...
  • Cyclone Hudhud less than 250 kms from eastern coast; Army, Navy and NDRF on standby October 11, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: With cyclone Hudhud less than 250 kms from the eastern coast, the Army and the Navy, along with the National Disaster Response Force are readying themselves to face all eventualities. Cyclone Hudhud, which has strengthened into a severe cyclonic storm, will make landfall between Madhurawada and Bimli, 30 kms...
  • Authorities put on high alert as cyclone Hudhud nears Visakhapatnam October 11, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud has now strengthened into a very severe cyclonic storm and is fast approaching the eastern coast. The cyclone will make landfall along the Andhra and Odisha coasts by Sunday. Both the state governments are on high alert and working round the clock to prevent loss of life and...
  • Cyclone Hudhud turns into a severe storm; Andhra Pradesh, Odisha on high alert, many trains cancelled October 11, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar/Hyderabad: Cyclone Hudhud has now strengthened into a very severe cyclonic storm and is fast approaching the eastern coast of India. The cyclone will make landfall near Vishakhapatnam coast in the Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon while Odisha coast will also be affected. Both the state governments are on high...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • Cyclone Hudhud to hit Visakhapatnam on October 12, NDRF gears up for emergencies October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyclone Hudhud is likely to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district by Sunday, October 12, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Wednesday. "As per the current assessment, the cyclone will cross Visakhapatnam by October 12. It is likely to cross the east coast between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur in...
  • Kashmir lest we forget October 8, 2014

    It's been a month since floods lashed Jammu and Kashmir. Some areas in Srinagar are still waterlogged with water levels as high as 3 to 5 feet. ...
  • Nearly 4 lakh still hit, flood crisis remains grim: Assam government October 4, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in flood-hit Assam remains grim with nearly four lakh people still affected even though water levels were receding at most places in the state. According to the daily flood report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3.74 lakh people across three districts are still grappling with...
  • NDRF says 85 people killed by floods in Assam and Meghalaya September 27, 2014

    Guwahati: A total of 85 people have been killed due to heavy floods and inundation in Assam and Meghalaya, the NDRF on Saturday said. After combating the floods and water logging tragedy for over a week in the two states, the lead mitigation force has now shifted its operations from...
  • The government's priority was to rescue stranded people: Omar Abdullah September 18, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah emphasized that the government didn't have any priorities as far as the rescue operations were concerned. Abdullah said that priority was given to people in distress and that the priority was to rescue stranded people. Abdullah also pointed out the Army and NDRF...
  • J&K floods: In this Pulwama village, epidemic fears loom large as authorities look away September 16, 2014

    The JammuSrinagar Highway has finally reopened after the devastating floods. Authorities continue to distribute relief material. The big priority is food, drinking water and essential medical supplies, but sanitation and hygiene remains a big problem. Mufti Islah sends us a ground report from a village in Pulwama. ...
  • J&K floods: What do victims need? September 16, 2014

    Over two lakh people have been rescued in the floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. ...