RESCUE

  • 'Demons on the mountain'; survivors recall avalanche terror 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on...
  • Pakistan sends 2 planes with relief goods, field hospital to Nepal 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday sent two planes with relief goods, a field hospital and several paramedics and rescue workers to earthquake-hit Nepal. "Two C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force carrying more than 50,000 lbs of relief goods arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu," Foreign Office said. The relief goods included ready...
  • Rescue team from West Bengal rushing to Nepal: Mamata Banerjee 20 hours 19 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Nepal government has sought assistance from the West Bengal government following the devastating earthquake and Bengal is rushing a rescue team to the Himalayan kingdom, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Banerjee, who was on way to North Bengal told reporters at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport before...
  • Tourists from Karnataka safe in Nepal 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mangaluru: A nine-member group of tourists from different parts of Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka, on a visit to Pokhara in Nepal, is safe after the massive earthquake that shook the region. The travel agency here which had arranged the trip said that it had received a call from the...
  • India will wipe tears of every Nepali, says PM Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' Yesterday

    New Delhi: India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake which claimed over 1,800 lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. "We will wipe the tears of every Nepali, hold their hands and...
  • Nepal earthquake: China sends search and rescue teams Yesterday

    Beijing: A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 am on Sunday at Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. With six sniffer dogs and relevant rescue and medical equipment, the team is expected to arrive in Kathmandu midday on Sunday...
  • US sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal: John Kerry Yesterday

    Washington: The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed thousands in the mountainous Asian nation, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. "We are working closely with the government of Nepal...
  • Uttar Pradesh government offers help for earthquake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has assured all possible help to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake and will send water, food packets and medicines to the Himalayan country. The decision was taken by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to send 10 trucks of mineral water, 10 trucks...
  • Andhra Pradesh opens control rooms for Telugus stranded in Nepal Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday opened control rooms to provide information about Telugu people stranded in quake-hit Nepal. The control rooms have been opened in Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh secretariat. The round-the-clock helpline number in Delhi is 011-23782388 while the control room number in Hyderabad...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal earthquake Yesterday

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today...
  • Dog rescued, recovering after falling 230 feet down Oregon cliff April 12, 2015

    An 80-pound dog was recovering on Thursday after falling down a steep cliff while hiking with his owner in Oregon, requiring a rescue by a team of volunteers who specialize in plucking pets out of harrowing situations, the Oregon Humane Society said. Ranger, an 80-pound Great Dane and mastiff mix, suffered...
  • Yemen rescue operation one of India's biggest achievements: Arun jaitley April 9, 2015

    Bhopal: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed India's exercise to rescue stranded people from war-ravaged Yemen as country's "one of the biggest achievements so far". "Whatever has happened in Yemen, I think it is India's one of the biggest achievements so far. Besides Indians, we have rescued people of 32...
  • 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...
  • Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in the cold in Alaska March 1, 2015

    Alaska - A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped to 40 degrees below zero. Her owner, Ed Davis, said he didn't...
  • Toll rises to over 120 in Afghanistan avalanches February 26, 2015

    Kabul: The toll has risen to more than 120 while several others were still missing in avalanches that struck villages in eastern Afghan province of Panjshir overnight on Tuesday and early on Wednesday, police said. "The latest figures showed that 120 people died and two dozen of others wounded as a...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler January 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • Philippines: Manila braces for storm, as Hagupit leaves 27 dead December 9, 2014

    Dolores: Typhoon Hagupit weakened to a tropical storm as it churned close to the Philippine capital on Monday, after killing 27 people on the eastern island of Samar island where it flattened homes, toppled trees and cut power and communications. Manila shut down as Hagupit, which means "lash" in Filipino, took...
  • Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast November 23, 2014

    Nicosia, Cyprus: About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said on Sunday. Hasan Tacoy, transport minister of the Turkish Cypriot breakaway state in Cyprus' north, told The Associated Press that the migrants,...
  • Ahmedabad: Three-year-old girl rescued from borewell November 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A three-year-old girl, who fell into a 45-feet-deep abandoned borewell in Ghodasar area in the city on Saturday, was rescued by a team of firemen in a swift operation, officials said. "Jahnvi Hirenbhai Param, aged about three years, was today rescued from an abandoned bore-well in New Aarti society in...
  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • Maharashtra: Police turns Good Samaritan, rushes mishap victim to hospital November 1, 2014

    Palghar: Swift action by a police official in Maharashtra's Palghar district saved the life of a woman who was knocked down by a motorcyclist. Palghar Deputy Superintendent of Police Suvez Haque was travelling in the Pan Batti area on Thursday night when a 40-year-old woman, identified as Gulab Shankar Wagath of...
  • Pune: 7-storey building collapses, 1 person feared trapped October 31, 2014

    Pune: A 7-storey residential building collapsed in Narhe Ambegaon in Pune. Eight families were residing in the building which is close to the Mumbai-Pune highway. Three people including a child are likely to be trapped in the debris. Rescue operations are on. Fire brigade, ambulances and police teams are at the...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha arrive in Visakhapatnam October 15, 2014

    More than 500 people are working to restore power and clear roadblocks in Vizag. Hundreds of rescue workers from Odisha have come to Visakhapatnam. "We are helping Andhra Pradesh just like they helped us in 1999," said a rescue worker. ...
  • Navy keeps relief teams, ships ready for cyclone 'Hudhud' October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy has kept teams of personnel ready for relief and rescue operations as cyclone 'Hudhud' approaches the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, a navy official said on Friday. The naval base at Vishakhapatnam has kept on stand-by 30 diving teams of 10 personnel each ready with inflatable...
  • J&K government to award people, organisations for flood rescue work October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to award Rs one lakh each to individuals, organisations and NGOs who displayed "exemplary courage" in rescuing people marooned in the flood-ravaged areas of the state, an official said on Thursday. "The government has decided to award 100 such individuals, organisations, stakeholders and...
  • Bangalore: Rescue operations to locate girl washed away in drain shifts to Madiwala lake October 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Search for the nine-year-old girl who slipped into an uncovered drain in Bangalore on Monday has reached Madiwala lake where the storm water drain ultimately culminates. An eight-member team of Natural Disaster Response Force will look for the girl in the lake. Massive rescue operations have been on...
  • 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...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir, rescue operations September 23, 2014

    We bring you stories of survival and struggle as the state of Jammu and Kashmir struggles to come back to normalcy. ...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues 8 crew of a fishing boat September 20, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least eight persons in an ill fated fishing boat that stopped operation in sea off the Devi river mouth near Puri district. The fishing boat 'Mangala maa' carrying eight crew members had gone to the mid sea for fishing and developed technical...