[

disaster management

]
Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)

Extreme weather testing Biden's disaster management skills

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Part of the job of being president is responding to the destruction left behind by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, or events like deadly mass shootings, or even acts of terrorism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the eighth convocation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on November 21.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the eighth convocation of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on November 21.(PTI)

At review meet, PM asked about emergency authorisation process of vaccines: Officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The PM was informed about the trial results and what could be expected in the coming weeks and regulatory approvals. The progress of talks with other countries and foreign vaccine manufacturers were also discussed.
Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai, students were briefed about the ShakeOut drill during class assemblies.(Handout)
Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai, students were briefed about the ShakeOut drill during class assemblies.(Handout)

Mumbai school events: A virtual lesson to prepare students for natural disasters

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:53 PM IST
ShakeOut drills were conducted across all Aga Khan Development Network institutions on the same day. The school has been conducting these drills twice every year for the past decade.
Trains in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been allowed so far only for workforce from essential/emergency sectors, differently able people and cancer patients.(PTI)
Trains in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been allowed so far only for workforce from essential/emergency sectors, differently able people and cancer patients.(PTI)

Women allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains from tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Trains in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been allowed so far only for workforce from essential/emergency sectors, differently able people and cancer patients.
Building capacities through training and joint exercises and coordinating comparative advantages for collective action will help India leverage goodwill among its neighbours through its disaster relief programmes(PTI)
Building capacities through training and joint exercises and coordinating comparative advantages for collective action will help India leverage goodwill among its neighbours through its disaster relief programmes(PTI)

India needs to invest in regional disaster relief mechanisms | Opinion

By Saneet Chakradeo
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 07:13 PM IST
With climate uncertainty, humanitarian emergencies in the region are poised to grow. India must invest in regional frameworks for disaster management and take the lead in setting up a road map for greater cooperation
Namal Rajapaksa (left) hands over documents to Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (right) after taking oath.
Namal Rajapaksa (left) hands over documents to Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (right) after taking oath.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa family dominates Sri Lanka govt with 3 in cabinet

Colombo | By HT Correspondent, Colombo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:54 AM IST
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 71, became president in November last year and named Mahinda, a 74-year-old former president, as prime minister.
The curbs were relaxed in the city for over a month.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The curbs were relaxed in the city for over a month.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Week-long lockdown in Patna from July 10

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 01:23 AM IST
Patna district magistrate, Kumar Ravi, issued an order on Wednesday in this regard under The Bihar Epidemic Diseases, Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, after the crisis management group of state government authorised the district officials to impose restrictions after assessing the local situation.
Amit Singh Negi, health secretary, Uttarakhand, said that pre-emptive action would be taken in light of a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)
Amit Singh Negi, health secretary, Uttarakhand, said that pre-emptive action would be taken in light of a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)

Uttarakhand forms committee to improve response in dealing with spike in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Uttarakhand has reported over 300 Covid-19 positive cases in the past five days, which prompted the state government to form the expert panel and working groups.
A prominent State role, pools of funds, planning, policy, and preparedness are essential in coping with disasters(REUTERS)
A prominent State role, pools of funds, planning, policy, and preparedness are essential in coping with disasters(REUTERS)

The five Ps of disaster management, writes Abhishek Singhvi

By Abhishek Singhvi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 05:46 AM IST
Amphan has wreaked destruction. India needs a focused approach to cyclical natural disasters.
Film industry insiders criticise Shatrughan Sinha for his remarks on Akshay Kumar’s donation.
Film industry insiders criticise Shatrughan Sinha for his remarks on Akshay Kumar’s donation.

Ignore Shatrughan Sinha’s jibe on Akshay Kumar’s Rs 25 crore donation, say industry experts

Hindustan Times | By HTC
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Calling the whole debate about whether or not one should reveal the amount they donate for a cause, industry insiders feel that rather than making such comments on others, one should focus on what your contribution is in this crisis.
HT Image
HT Image

HP SDMA forms govt-NGO coordination platform for disaster response

By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The platform will function both during and after disaster and normalcy, especially disaster preparedness, special secretary revenue-cum-director disaster management DC Rana said.
HT Image
HT Image

Coronavirus: Will ensure smooth supply of essentials, says Jai Ram

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Control rooms in the state are monitoring the movement of vehicles round the clock to ensure that there was no shortage of essentials in the state.
The inconvenient truth is that the world, including India, is not prepared for a coronavirus epidemic and draconian public health measures need to be taken. An epidemic can easily overwhelm India’s already overburdened health system(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The inconvenient truth is that the world, including India, is not prepared for a coronavirus epidemic and draconian public health measures need to be taken. An epidemic can easily overwhelm India’s already overburdened health system(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

The battle against Covid-19

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The government’s tough and proactive steps are welcome
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Rajasthan’s Barmer.(HT Photo)
Crops getting damaged in locust attack in Rajasthan’s Barmer.(HT Photo)

4 Rajasthan districts hit by biggest locust attack, says report

Hindustan Times, Barmer/Jaipur/ Jodhpur | By Mukesh Mathrani and Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 02:59 AM IST
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot directed the state’s disaster management and relief department to start payment of compensation to affected farmers in two days.
HT Image
HT Image

646 schools in city not complying with fire safety norms: BMC audit

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 12:14 AM IST
Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing two people, injuring scores and damaging homes but prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over. (Photo Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing two people, injuring scores and damaging homes but prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over. (Photo Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Bulbul lashes Bangladesh, killing fisherman and homemaker

Dhaka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:47 AM IST
No major damage was reported in camps in southeast Bangladesh where hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are living.
A view of the damage and relief work after landslides and flash floods, Kavalapara, Kerala, August 13, 2019(HT PHOTO)
A view of the damage and relief work after landslides and flash floods, Kavalapara, Kerala, August 13, 2019(HT PHOTO)

What women need in post-disaster situations

Hindustan Times | By Lalita Panicker
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 02:42 PM IST
Studies show that natural disasters tend to lower life expectancy more in women than in men.
Fire brigade out side Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser's plant in the Chembur after a complains of gas leakage various parts in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Fire brigade out side Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser's plant in the Chembur after a complains of gas leakage various parts in Mumbai.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Mysterious gas leak: BMC to meet chemical firms and agencies today

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Citizens from several areas across Mumbai complained of the smell of gas and lodged complaints with civic authorities. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to figure out the source of the gas leak, but is investigating the incident.
The source of the suspected gas-leak like smell that alarmed Mumbai residents on Thursday night couldn’t be identified till Friday(HT Photos)
The source of the suspected gas-leak like smell that alarmed Mumbai residents on Thursday night couldn’t be identified till Friday(HT Photos)

Mumbai ‘Gas-leak’: Foul smell gone, mystery lingers on, BMC clueless so far

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sagar Pillai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:34 PM IST
BMC’s disaster management officials will meet chemical and gas related agencies in order to locate the source of the suspected gas leak
The firm’s long-term work with the BMC will include conducting geotechnical surveys to check feasibility of underground holding tanks; studying topography and natural gradient of the city to suggest locations for the tanks(HT FILE)
The firm’s long-term work with the BMC will include conducting geotechnical surveys to check feasibility of underground holding tanks; studying topography and natural gradient of the city to suggest locations for the tanks(HT FILE)

BMC to tie up with 2 Tokyo experts to tackle flooding

Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:50 AM IST
Over the course of next week, the experts — Takeshi Katayama, the technical manager of disaster management and port development section and Yoshitaka Toyosu, general manager —will visit flood-prone spots, rivers that cause flooding such as Mithi.
Fire rises out of a burning chemical factory after a cylinder explosion in Dhule, Saturday, Aug 31, 2019(PTI Photo)
Fire rises out of a burning chemical factory after a cylinder explosion in Dhule, Saturday, Aug 31, 2019(PTI Photo)

Thirteen dead in Dhule factory fire: Maharashtra government orders probe

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin to the dead
The DC has directed all officers concerned with disaster management not to leave their stations till the situation returns to normal. Tehsildars have been ordered to make public announcements.(HT image)
The DC has directed all officers concerned with disaster management not to leave their stations till the situation returns to normal. Tehsildars have been ordered to make public announcements.(HT image)

Flood alert sounded in Panchkula

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 09:38 AM IST
The water level had reached 476.2m at the time of filing this report around 9pm. The full reservoir level is 478m.
Central and Western Railways (CR, WR) have decided to procure boats and life jackets to be used in rescue operations on the suburban railway tracks.(AFP)
Central and Western Railways (CR, WR) have decided to procure boats and life jackets to be used in rescue operations on the suburban railway tracks.(AFP)

Coming soon: Life jackets, boats to help WR, CR in rescue ops

Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 02:27 AM IST
According to railway sources, CR will procure 10 boats at the cost of 1.7 lakh. Meanwhile, WR has already procured one and will get seven more boats.
According to the corporation’s plan, the scheme will not cover encroachment on government land, height violations (above 17.5 metres) and plots that do not have structural safety certificate, as required under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.(HT FILE)
According to the corporation’s plan, the scheme will not cover encroachment on government land, height violations (above 17.5 metres) and plots that do not have structural safety certificate, as required under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.(HT FILE)

Experts say NDMC legalisation move is dangerous

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 06:45 AM IST
The proposal has come at a time when the SC-appointed monitoring committee is taking steps against illegal constructions in the city and has sealed a large number of commercial units not complying with norms.

Greenfields students attend D’dun camp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:46 AM IST
A group of four students of Greenfields Public School, Dilshad Garden, attended the Indus Quality Foundation residential camp at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Dehradun.
Representative(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Representative(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Student Police Cadets: Students to volunteer in regulating traffic on Rajasthan streets

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 09:21 AM IST
During the two-year programme, 22 students of classes 8 and 9 from each school will be trained in food safety, traffic awareness, disaster management, tolerance, team spirit, fight against corruption and safety of women and children among others.
An expert gave a demonstration of the dos and don’ts during a disaster(HT)
An expert gave a demonstration of the dos and don’ts during a disaster(HT)

Disaster management in focus at Masonic Public School

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Important or interesting events that took place in Delhi-NCR schools recently
Flooding also forced 3,000 people in the western Rakhine state to relocate.(AFP Photo)
Flooding also forced 3,000 people in the western Rakhine state to relocate.(AFP Photo)

Monsoon flooding in Myanmar forces thousands from their homes

Yangon | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of being inundated as the rivers rose, the Department of Disaster Management said.
Experts blamed the lack of advanced planning, concretization of Badshahpur drain and a misdirected approach towards solving the problem as the reasons for waterlogging becoming an inherent issue.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Experts blamed the lack of advanced planning, concretization of Badshahpur drain and a misdirected approach towards solving the problem as the reasons for waterlogging becoming an inherent issue.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Reasons why city floods every monsoon

Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:51 AM IST
Sewa Ram, an urban transport systems design expert and a faculty member at the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), said that the existing civic plans have been designed to deal with a “crisis” rather than finding a “solution”.
Patnaik said that the budget has fulfilled two of the major poll promises — one to expand the Kalia scheme to include all eligible farmers, landless labourers, and the second to provide up to ₹1 million health cover to women.((Shutterstock photo))
Patnaik said that the budget has fulfilled two of the major poll promises — one to expand the Kalia scheme to include all eligible farmers, landless labourers, and the second to provide up to ₹1 million health cover to women.((Shutterstock photo))

Odisha to give 10L health cover to women

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government on Friday presented what it called was a pro-women, pro-farmer and a growth-oriented budget of 1.39 trillion for the year 2019-20.
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved