Rescue

  • Avalanche hits north Kashmir, 75 rescued 04-03-2014 12:49 PM

    Seventy-five people were rescued in north Kashmir's Kupwara district while efforts are on to rescue another 25 after an avalanche hit a mountain pass, police said on Tuesday. A senior police officer said an avalanche hit the Sadna Pass area on Kupwara-Tangdhar road in north Kashmir on Monday. "Nearly 100...
  • 25 minor captive labourers rescued from embroidery unit 11-02-2014 07:27 PM

    As many as 25 boys aged below 10 years were rescued on Tuesday from a bangle manufacturing and embroidery unit in the city's Bhatta Basti area. The children, hailing from Bihar, were forced to labour in the unit, police said, adding that six persons involved in the business had also...
  • Odisha: 12 drown, 10 missing as boat capsizes in Hirakud reservoir 09-02-2014 09:42 PM

    Sambalpur(Odisha): At least 12 persons drowned and 10 others were missing after a boat carrying over 90 persons capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district, official sources said on Sunday. "Ten bodies have so far been fished out and the number of casualty may rise," Special Relief Commissioner...
  • 4 persons killed as under-construction house collapses in Beawar 22-01-2014 12:48 PM

    Four persons, including three labourers, were killed and three others got injured when a portion of an under-construction house collapsed at Beawar in Ajmer district, the police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when under-construction portion of a renovated building suddenly came down on Tuesday in Teja Chowk area, they...
  • Guddu, India's longest surviving tiger dies at 26 at Kanpur Zoo 16-01-2014 02:41 PM

    The oldest tiger living in a captive environment, 26-year-old Guddu, died at the Kanpur zoo in Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday night, officials said. The death of the royal Bengal tiger came as a shock to the Kanpur zoo management, which was planning to seek Guddu's entry in the Guinness World...
  • Goa building collapse: Rescue work resumes, CM says survivors unlikely 07-01-2014 04:46 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said the rescue operations have resumed but there were no chances of any survivors. An unconstructed building collapsed on Saturday in Canacona that left 18 people dead. Around 21 people have been rescued but many were feared to be trapped. Parrikar said,...
  • AP: Major fire in chemical factory, no casualty 06-01-2014 04:42 PM

    Nalgonda: A huge fire gutted a chemical factory in Bibinagar area of Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh on Monday but no one was hurt, police said. There were no injuries or casualty in the mishap, they said. The blaze started in the agro-chemical factory at around 11.15 am and the flames...
  • Goa building collapse: NDRF called in as toll reaches 16 05-01-2014 10:36 PM

    Panaji: An under-construction building collapsed in Canancona, Goa, in which 16 people were killed and many were feared to be trapped in the debris. So far, 21 people have been rescued by the authorities. A day after the building came crashing down, rescue operations are still on. After struggling to...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice 03-01-2014 04:09 PM

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small...
  • 2013 in images: The bravery of rescue teams during Uttarakhand floods 31-12-2013 10:43 AM

    Before stepping into the new year, here is a look at the the defining moments of 2013. The one image that will always resonate is that of rescue teams reaching out the the victims of the Uttarakhand tragedy. ...
  • Disaster management officers deserve salary hike for their good work, says Vijay Bahuguna 19-12-2013 04:02 PM

    District disaster management officers in Uttarakhand, which was hit by a major natural disaster in June this year, will now be paid better and have better resources at their disposal. This was announced by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna while presiding over a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority in...
  • London: Freedom Charity rescues 3 women from decades of captivity 25-11-2013 11:53 AM

    In the UK, three women were rescued from decades of captivity in a South London neighbhourhood last week. Among the two held for that crime is a person of Indian origin. The case is being described as the biggest case of modern slavery in Britain. Aneeta Prem of the Freedom...
  • Three bodies extricated from BCCL coal mine, efforts on to trace others 12-11-2013 02:33 PM

    Bodies of two miners trapped inside a BCCL coal mine in Dhanbad were extricated on Tuesday, taking the toll to three while efforts are on to locate another trapped mine official. "The bodies of Sitaram Majhi and Litu Saha were extricated on Tuesday with the help of professional well diggers....
  • Dhanbad: 4 miners feared dead, 6 trapped inside BCCL colliery 11-11-2013 05:25 PM

    At least four people are feared to have died in Dhanbad, Jharkhand after being trapped inside a colliery of Bharat Cooking Coal Limited (BCCL) on Monday. Six other miners are believed to be still inside the Bharat Coking coal colliery. Rescue operations are on and 164 miners have been rescued...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year 08-11-2013 08:03 PM

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will...
  • Delhi: Police rescue minor maid, case filed against employer 29-10-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday rescued a minor maid from Netaji Nagar Area of South Delhi. The employer used to beat the girl and locked her when she went abroad. The girl managed to escape from the roof and made a PCR call. The employer is an air hostess...
  • Miraculous survival in the sea, 18 fishermen caught in cyclone Phailin swim to coast 15-10-2013 10:12 AM

    Paradip/Paradip: Amid the tales of devastation caused by cyclone Phailin is a story of a miraculous survival. 18 fishermen who were stranded in deep sea off the coast of Paradeep when cyclone Phailin struck swam their way against the tide and survived. These fishermen had gone to the high seas...
  • 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,...
  • Cyclone Phailin tracker: Worst is over, wind speed reducing by the hour 13-10-2013 12:50 PM

    The very severe cyclonic storm, Phailin over Odisha moved north-northwestwards during past 6 hours with a speed of 20 kmph and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of October 13, 2013 over Odisha near latitude 21.00 N and longitude 84.00 E, about 50 km south of Sampalpur. The system would...
  • Cyclone Phailin impact: Coastal districts in Odisha plunged into darkness 13-10-2013 04:43 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Power was switched off in a dozen towns in coastal districts of Odisha since morning in view of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall near Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Since the supply at most places was through overhead wires which were vulnerable, power distribution companies SouthCo, CESU and NorthCo disconnected...
  • Army mobilises columns for for post Phailin salvage operations 12-10-2013 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army today mobilised an Engineering column comprising medical and signal entities from Bhubaneswar to Gopalpur in Ganjam District, forecast to be the landfall area where the cyclone is expected to strike landmass in Odisha later tonight. Additional Engineering columns and Signal columns are also expected to...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Relief teams are ready for action, says Odisha CM 11-10-2013 08:12 PM

    Armed forces have been put on high alert as Odisha braces for cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coasts of the state by Saturday evening. The memory of the 1999 super cyclone is still a haunting one in Odisha. This as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik pleaded with people...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready 09-10-2013 09:25 AM

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Longer army operations could have saved many lives, says Pokhariyal 08-10-2013 07:47 PM

    Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank on Tuesday said hundreds of lives could have been saved if the rescue operation by the army in disaster-hit areas of the state had been allowed to continue for longer. "There was no need to wind up the army's rescue operations in Kedarnath so...
  • Delhi: Teenage girl who was abused by employer rescued 01-10-2013 03:14 PM

    A 15-year-old girl was rescued from Vasant Kunj in south Delhi by a joint team of an NGO and police. A 50-year-old woman, Vandana Dheer, has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly brutally abusing her teenaged domestic worker. ...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quake-hit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi 28-09-2013 02:16 PM

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck...
  • Mumbai: Onlookers cheer as rescue team pulls out 5-year-old girl alive from debris 28-09-2013 08:49 AM

    It was a proud moment for fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, after they pulled out a five-year-old girl alive from the debris of the ill-fated BMC building which collapsed in Mumbai on Friday. Even though Bhagyashree Kamble, came out weeping at around 1 pm, six hours...
  • Watch: Woman airlifted as she was stranded on a rock amid rising water level 25-09-2013 12:35 PM

    A woman was rescued from a water body in Silvasa, Daman, where she was stranded on a rock with the water level rising gradually. The locals informed the authorities after which a coast guard helicopter airlifted her out of the water. ...
  • Cambodia's Hun Sen pushes on with forming government 24-09-2013 02:28 PM

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pushed ahead with forming a new government on Tuesday and said he had rejected a demand from the main opposition party, which says it won July's general election, to be given senior positions in Parliament. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which...
  • Goa police rescues two girls who were forced into prostitution 19-09-2013 07:17 PM

    Panaji: The Goa police has rescued two girls hailing from Punjab and West Bengal, who were forced into prostitution, a senior police official said. Both the girls were rescued in a raid conducted here Wednesday, but three people who allegedly masterminded the racket are on the run, the police said....