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NDRF personnel along with their sniffer dogs carry out a rescue operation.(PTI)

India to get UN tag of international disaster response force for NDRF

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 03:23 PM IST
It will be a matter of great prestige for India that its force is known as an international response force, NDRF director general S N Pradhan said.
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Assistant Sub-Inspector Binoy Meetei was part of a NDRF team to fight the Dzukou Valley wildfire.(HT PHOTO)
Assistant Sub-Inspector Binoy Meetei was part of a NDRF team to fight the Dzukou Valley wildfire.(HT PHOTO)

NDRF personnel deployed in firefighting operation at Dzukou Valley found dead

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Manipur Police said the cause of death is not yet known.
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Smoke rises during a forest fire that broke out in the Dzukou Valley of Kohima district.(PTI)
Smoke rises during a forest fire that broke out in the Dzukou Valley of Kohima district.(PTI)

NDRF expresses concern over increasing magnitude of Nagaland’s Dzukou valley fire

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kohima
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:46 PM IST
The federal contingency force said it has deployed seven teams in the affected areas of Kohima district in Nagaland and Senapati district of Manipur to assist firefighters in extinguishing the forest fire.
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Rescue work at the collapse site (HT Photos)
Rescue work at the collapse site (HT Photos)

Muradnagar roof collapse: 3 arrested, 2-member probe committee formed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:55 PM IST
A junior engineer is among those arrested. A total of 24 people have lost their lives while 17-18 others have been injured, the police said.
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The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)

Special divers could be only hope for 2 Jharkhand miners trapped for 2 days

By Subhash Mishra | Hindustan Times, Dhanbad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The two miners have been missing since water flooded part of the coal mine in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery area early Tuesday morning.
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File photo of a part of the plot of land allotted to NDRF.(Photo: Sourced)
File photo of a part of the plot of land allotted to NDRF.(Photo: Sourced)

Controversy over land allotment to NDRF near Amchang wildlife sanctuary in Assam

By Utpal Parashar | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:27 PM IST
A military station close to the sanctuary has reported problems due to wild elephants and forest officials believe the NDRF’s construction next to it for one of its battalions will lead to more human-elephant conflict
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Chennai airport shuts ops from 7 pm tonight till 7 am on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT file photo. Representative image)
Chennai airport shuts ops from 7 pm tonight till 7 am on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT file photo. Representative image)

Chennai airport shuts operations as Cyclone Nivar nears

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:49 PM IST
“Due to #CycloneNivar aircraft operations at #AAI #Chennaiairport will remain suspended from 1900hrs of 25.11.2020 (today) to 0700hrs of 26.11.2020 (tmrw). The decision has been taken considering the safety aspect of passengers and the severity of approaching Cyclone,” the airport said in its Twitter handle.
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People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(PTI photo)
People stand near a shore during strong winds ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Nivar, in Kovalam, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.(PTI photo)

‘Preparing for worst’, says NDRF chief as Cyclone Nivar nears

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:48 PM IST
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has said that they are preparing for worst as ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm Nivar is hurtling towards the Tamil Nadu coast.
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The NCMC on Tuesday took stock of the status of the “very severe cyclonic storm” ‘Nivar’ that is expected to hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry on Wednesday(PTI)
The NCMC on Tuesday took stock of the status of the “very severe cyclonic storm” ‘Nivar’ that is expected to hit coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry on Wednesday(PTI)

NCMC reviews preparedness for very severe cyclone Nivar; assures help to Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Puducherry

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The NCMC reviewed the status of impending cyclone Nivar at a meeting held through video conferencing with the chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry
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Dark Clouds hover over the city as Cyclone Nivar to cross the state, in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Dark Clouds hover over the city as Cyclone Nivar to cross the state, in Chennai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: 1200 rescue troopers deployed, 800 on standby, says NDRF chief

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:54 PM IST
NDRF chief S N Pradhan also said they are prepared for a “high level of intensity and the worst form” of the cyclonic storm as it surges from the Bay of Bengal towards the southern coastline.
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Due to well-marked low pressure over the southwest Bay of Bengal, a cyclonic storm is expected on the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast in the next 24 hours, the IMD had informed earlier today.(ANI/Twitter)
Due to well-marked low pressure over the southwest Bay of Bengal, a cyclonic storm is expected on the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast in the next 24 hours, the IMD had informed earlier today.(ANI/Twitter)

6 NDRF teams deployed in parts of Tamil Nadu ahead of cyclonic storm warning

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cuddalore
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:35 AM IST
On Sunday, the IMD had said the “very severe” cyclonic storm “GATI” over the southwest Arabian Sea has moved westwards.
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There was extensive damage to road networks, rural water supply schemes, irrigation tanks and drainage systems in urban local bodies. (Photo@AndhraPradeshCM)
There was extensive damage to road networks, rural water supply schemes, irrigation tanks and drainage systems in urban local bodies. (Photo@AndhraPradeshCM)

Flood, rain losses over Rs 6,300 crore, Andhra Pradesh seeks Centre’s help

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh has requested that the Centre to release an amount of Rs 5,279.11 crore towards flood relief and restoration of damaged infrastructure.
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Blaze and Tiger have separate facilities such as kennel, training area and handlers from the German Shepherds and Labradors until they become friends with the rest of the pack.(Photo courtesy:Sakib Ali)
Blaze and Tiger have separate facilities such as kennel, training area and handlers from the German Shepherds and Labradors until they become friends with the rest of the pack.(Photo courtesy:Sakib Ali)

NDRF trains first lot of stray dogs as search, rescue specialists

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 12:43 PM IST
The battalion has four such strays which were adopted from its Govindpuram campus in Ghaziabad
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People are seen in a flooded residential area after heavy rainfall in Hyderabad on October 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
People are seen in a flooded residential area after heavy rainfall in Hyderabad on October 14, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

30 killed as heavy rain triggers flashfloods in Andhra and Telangana

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:45 AM IST
Seventeen people were killed in Hyderabad, the Telangana capital, and its suburbs, caused a lake in the middle of the city to overflow onto the roads, and three died in a house collapse in Nagarkurnool district.
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Wilson Madki after he was rescued from a river by the NDRF in Jharkhand’s Simdega district.(Sourced)
Wilson Madki after he was rescued from a river by the NDRF in Jharkhand’s Simdega district.(Sourced)

NDRF rescues man stranded mid-river on a rock overnight in Jharkhand

By Sanjoy Dey | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Wilson Madki was marooned on a large rock in the middle of a river for almost 20 hours before being rescued by the NDRF.
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After carrying out rescue operations for over 30 hours, the NDRF along with other teams used machinery from both sides of the site to clear large portions of debris on the first floor of the building.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
After carrying out rescue operations for over 30 hours, the NDRF along with other teams used machinery from both sides of the site to clear large portions of debris on the first floor of the building.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 39, rescue ops on

By Sajana Nambiar| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Meanwhile, 40 families living in three neighbouring buildings were evacuated by the Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation. The civic body also disconnected the power and water supply to these buildings.
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Damaged rooms of a building are seen after a portion of a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Damaged rooms of a building are seen after a portion of a three-storey residential building collapsed in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai.(REUTERS)

13 die in building collapse

By Sajana Nambiar | Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Though the cause of the accident was immediately not clear, however, Bhiwandi Nizampur City Municipal Corporation (BNCMC) commissioner Pankaj Ashiya said the Jilani building in Dhamankar Naka was illegal and notices had been sent to residents to vacate.
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While 25 people have been rescued, around 20-25 are still feared trapped in the rubble.(ANI (screengrab))
While 25 people have been rescued, around 20-25 are still feared trapped in the rubble.(ANI (screengrab))

Bhiwandi building collapse: Child pulled out alive from rubble

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:20 AM IST
A three-storey building collapsed in Patel Compound area of Bhiwandi on Monday morning.
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Meeting PM Modi, the CM made a plea to revise the items and norms of assistance from NDRF for the current year itself to ensure timely and adequate assistance to those affected by floods in the state. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)
Meeting PM Modi, the CM made a plea to revise the items and norms of assistance from NDRF for the current year itself to ensure timely and adequate assistance to those affected by floods in the state. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)

In Delhi, Yediyurappa says Karnataka cabinet expansion after nod from party

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:00 PM IST
The Karnataka cabinet currently has 28 members and six berths are still vacant.
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Four teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are being airlifted from Pune to Nagpur in wake of the flood situation in the districts of Vidarbha division on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Four teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are being airlifted from Pune to Nagpur in wake of the flood situation in the districts of Vidarbha division on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: 4 NDRF teams airlifted to Nagpur from Pune amid evolving flood situation and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The teams will be deployed in Nagpur and Chandrapur district tentatively.
The teams will be deployed in Nagpur and Chandrapur district tentatively.

Amid evolving flood situation, 4 NDRF teams airlifted to Nagpur from Pune

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 04:12 PM IST
The teams will join the NDRF team that was positioned in Nagpur district last week.
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Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue 6 people, including a newborn baby, from a flooded village in Jajpur on Aug 28, 2020.(ANI)
Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue 6 people, including a newborn baby, from a flooded village in Jajpur on Aug 28, 2020.(ANI)

Odisha faces flood-like situation, NDRF and Rapid Action Force on standby

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Odisha special relief commissioner Pradeep Jena said 39 units of National Disaster Response Force, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Fire Services have been stationed in 11 districts.
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People are seen inside of their flooded house following heavy rainfall in the area.(ANI photo)
People are seen inside of their flooded house following heavy rainfall in the area.(ANI photo)

7 dead, 2 missing due to flood triggered by persistent rainfall in Odisha

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:45 AM IST
People have been evacuated from low lying areas and are being provided with food.
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The family that raised Koovi died in Rajamala landslide earlier this month.(ANI Photo)
The family that raised Koovi died in Rajamala landslide earlier this month.(ANI Photo)

Dog who helped in Kerala landslide rescue ops finds new home

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 09:30 AM IST
Koovi had assisted the NDRF team deployed at the Rajamala landslide site in recovering the body of a 2-year-old.
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Nine employees of Telangana state power generation corporation (TSGenco) are trapped inside the under-tunnel Srisailam Left Bank Power Station(SOURCED)
Nine employees of Telangana state power generation corporation (TSGenco) are trapped inside the under-tunnel Srisailam Left Bank Power Station(SOURCED)

9 Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited employees trapped as fire breaks out in Srisailam power station

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:06 AM IST
Nine Telangana state power department employees trapped as fire breaks out in Srisailam power station.
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The calamity has affected 81,79,257 people in 1,317 panchayats of 130 blocks till Thursday against 81,67,671 sufferers till Wednesday evening, it said.(ANI Photo)
The calamity has affected 81,79,257 people in 1,317 panchayats of 130 blocks till Thursday against 81,67,671 sufferers till Wednesday evening, it said.(ANI Photo)

Bihar flood fury: Toll goes up to 27, over 81.79 lakh affected in 16 districts

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Patna
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 08:21 PM IST
Of the 27 deaths, Darbhanga district reported 11, followed by six in Muzaffarpur, four in West Champaran and two each in Saran, Siwan and Khagaria.
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A total of 81,67,671 people have been affected by flood waters in 1,317 panchayats of 130 blocks, official reports said.(ANI file photo)
A total of 81,67,671 people have been affected by flood waters in 1,317 panchayats of 130 blocks, official reports said.(ANI file photo)

Bihar flood situation remains grim; 81.67 lakh people affected

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Patna
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 08:28 PM IST
About 5.50 lakh people have been evacuated so far by 27 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
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The court’s verdict was welcomed by the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party and criticised by the Congress(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The court’s verdict was welcomed by the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party and criticised by the Congress(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court turns down PM Cares transfer to disaster fund

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:26 AM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan held that the establishment of PM Cares Fund was necessitated by the emergent situation borne out of Covid-19 and requirement of financial resources to deal with the pandemic
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The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

SC rejects plea seeking fund transfer from PM Cares to NDRF

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:24 PM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan held that the two funds can exist separately and individuals and organisations are free to contribute to NDRF but funds from PM Cares need not be transferred to NDRF.
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While disposing of the petition, the Supreme Court said that there is no need for fresh national disaster relief plan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
While disposing of the petition, the Supreme Court said that there is no need for fresh national disaster relief plan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Supreme Court refuses to direct transfer of contributions made to PM CARES to disaster fund

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The PM CARES Fund was set up by the central government on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
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