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PK Mishra delivered an online keynote address at the inaugural ceremony of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference jointly hosted by the UNDP, World Bank, Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and the government of Indonesia in Bali.
ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi
On Tuesday, Union home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to the chief secretaries of all states and Union territories to discontinue the orders and guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act (DMA).
ByUtkarsh Anand, New Delhi
The most expensive disaster in 2021 was hurricane Ida, which lashed the eastern United States and caused around $65 billion in damages. After crashing into Louisiana at the end of August, it made its way northward and caused extensive flooding in New York City and the surrounding area.
The Kerala government had earlier moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu to not release a huge quantity of water in the wee hours from the spillway shutters of the century-old dam, saying it causes heavy damage to people living downstream.
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Karnataka sounded a red alert on Friday night in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, and Kodagu, in view of heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in these parts over the next 24 hours.
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi