NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE

  • Light rain hampered rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir: NDRF September 14, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, National Disaster Response Force Deputy Inspector General JKS Rawat said, "We have established 5 medical camps. Hope to finish rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 23 days." ...
  • J&K: Will ensure flood victims do not suffer further in winter, says government September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the floodaffected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said. "We are aware of the approaching winter. We will take all...
  • Woman gives birth to boy aboard NDRF boat in flood rescue August 16, 2014

    A woman on Saturday gave birth to a child while being rescued from flood by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in Uttar Pradesh's Baharaich district. Thirtyfiveyearold Minakshi Shukla gave birth to a baby boy on the NDRF motor boat, a release from 9 battalion of NDRF headquartered at Bihta in...
  • Fear of 2008like flood fuels panic in Bihar August 3, 2014

    Thousands of people in Bihar on Sunday were panicky, fearing a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after a drastic rise in the water level of the Kosi river. The water level started rising due to Saturday's landslide that killed eight people in Nepal. Mud and...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 2, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12yearold girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainagecumrainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...
  • 5 persons missing as boat capsizes in Ganga April 25, 2014

    Five persons went missing on Friday as a boat capsized in river Ganga at Salempur ghat in Bihar's Bhojpur district, a police officer said. The mishap took place as the boat ferrying 60 people toppled due to overcrowding and began sinking, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kim said. While five persons...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Rainfall expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, Andhra October 13, 2013

    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: NDRF, highway authorities carry rescue operation in Srikakulam October 13, 2013

    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. ...
  • Ganjam and Srikakulum could be the worst affected districts: NDRF October 13, 2013

    NDRF has said that a lot of houses have been damaged due to the cyclone Phailin. "We have no confirmation about casualty during the day. A large number of trees, electric poles and telephone poles have fallen," it said. ...
  • Gujarat: Continuous rains push Vishwamitri river above danger mark September 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat continues to battle with floods as the water level of Vishwamitri river has been pushed above the danger mark due to continuous rains. Ahmedabad is one of the worst affected region with the floods and more than 40,000 people have been evacuated so far. The flooding has caused...
  • Vadodara: Death toll rises to 7 in twin building collapse; Narendra Modi orders probe August 28, 2013

    At least seven persons were killed and 40 feared to be trapped under the debris as two multi-storey buildings collapsed in Madhavnagar locality in Vadodara in the wee hours on Wednesday. The twin multi-storey buildings collapsed behind Atladara area around 4:30 am, catching the sleeping occupants unaware, H J Tapariya,...
  • Centre yet to appoint NDRF chief while Uttarakhand reels under floods June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as nature's fury is causing multitude of disasters in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the Centre is yet to appoint head of the specialised 10,000personnel strong NDRF, the mainstay for disaster mitigation and rescue operations in the country. The post of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General...
  • Assam faces worst floods in a decade June 30, 2012

    Guwahati: Torrential rains for one week have led to flash floods in Assam's capital in what may be easily described as the worst floods the state has witnessed in eight years. Almost 23 of its 27 districts are under water. Nearly four lakh people in 2,000 villages are said to...
  • Indonesia quake: 12 NDRF teams kept on standby April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been kept in readiness at Chennai and an equal number moved to Hindon airport to deal with any eventuality in the wake of Wednesday's massive temblors off the western coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia. A Home Ministry spokesperson...
  • 4.9 earthquake rocks DelhiNCR, 5 injured March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Minor tremors measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale shook New DelhiNCR on Monday afternoon. The tremors were also felt in several areas of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. The epicentre of the quake was Bahadurgarh near DelhiHaryana border. Office buildings in Gurgaon in Haryana were reportedly told...
  • Japan: NDRF memebers recall tales of horror April 15, 2011

    New Delhi: On March 11, 2011 Japan witnessed one of the worst tragedies known to mankind an earthquake of the magnitude of 9, followed by a tsunami and then the threat of nuclear radiation. But these are also times that unite the world. Within a fortnight, a 46member team...
  • Japan quake: Indian relief team helping locals April 3, 2011

    Onagawa: On its first mission overseas, a 46member Indian rescue and relief team has taken charge of the search for people still missing in this northeastern Japanese town after the March 11 mega quake and tsunami, as well as recovery of bodies and clearing of debris. ...
  • Fire drill exercises to prepare the children January 22, 2011

    National Disaster Response Force organized fire drills in schools across India. ...
  • Centre sends response team to W states for cyclone November 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The Centre has alerted Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and two Union Territories of Cyclonic storm Phyan and is sending National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for their help. A team of NDRF has also been sent to Kottagiri in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu where a school has been marooned...