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India needs a national safety authority

The article has been authored by Dileep Mavalankar, director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.

 Now it is time for India to create a National Safety Authority to lay down standards for safety on roads, and other places.
Now it is time for India to create a National Safety Authority to lay down standards for safety on roads, and other places.
Published on Nov 13, 2022 01:27 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Six killed in blast at chemical factory in Andhra Pradesh

Pharmaceutical intermediaries and specialty chemicals are manufactured at the plant, according to police.

A reactor at the pharma unit of Porus Laboratories Pvt Ltd in Akkireddygudem village exploded at around 11:45 pm on Wednesday and set off a fire in the plant, say police. (PTI)
A reactor at the pharma unit of Porus Laboratories Pvt Ltd in Akkireddygudem village exploded at around 11:45 pm on Wednesday and set off a fire in the plant, say police. (PTI)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 12:12 AM IST

10 injured as cable cars in Jharkhand ropeway collide, many stuck

As per eyewitnesses, 50 people are still stuck in at least 12 cabins in the ropeway and a rescue operation is underway.

A couple was seriously injured after they tried to jump from a cable car following the incident.(ANI)
A couple was seriously injured after they tried to jump from a cable car following the incident.(ANI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2022 09:53 AM IST
PTI | , Deoghar

Govt: Over 2,000 people lost lives in natural disasters in 2021-22

Maharashtra accounted for the highest number of deaths at 489, followed by 162 each in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Representative image (AFP)
Representative image (AFP)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 06:56 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Cyclone Jawad: IMD asks people to stay indoors, Jharkhand to be impacted too

Cyclone Jawad is expected to cross the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by the morning of December 4. Red alert has already been issued by the IMD for four districts in Odisha and orange for seven.

An IMD projection of Cyclone Jawad's path.
An IMD projection of Cyclone Jawad's path.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 04:50 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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