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Rescue operation carried out by NDRF personnel. (representational image)(PTI)

India’s first all-female team gets deployed for disaster combat

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:51 PM IST
An all-female team of freshly trained National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel was recently deployed for contingency duties on the banks of the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh’s Garh Mukteshwar town.
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The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)
The forest fire that has been raging in the picturesque Dzukou Valley on the Nagaland-Manipur order since Tuesday.(https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh)

Dzukou valley wildfire spreads to Manipur, Amit Shah assures all help

By Sobhapati Samom | Hindustan Times, Imphal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The Manipur government has requested the National Disaster Response Force to provide assistance in containing the situation and had also requisitioned the Army and the Assam Rifles to assist firefighters in extinguishing the wildfire.
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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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Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Kanyakumari on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force personnel prepare themselves ahead of Cyclone Burevi, in Kanyakumari on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Burevi just 40 km away from Mannar, IMD issues red alert for 4 districts of Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:05 AM IST
In total, 26 relief teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and one team is in reserve in Puducherry, the NDRF said. Nearly 700 people from 175 families have been shifted to relief camps.
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People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)
People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry on November 26, 2020.(AFP photo)

Cyclone Nivar uproots trees, floods streets in southern India

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Parts of India’s southern coast were flooded Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines.
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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Chennai as Cyclone Nivar crossed the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts.(ANI Photo)

Cyclone Nivar: 3 killed in Tamil Nadu as storm weakens into severe cyclonic storm

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured them of all possible help from the Centre after Cyclone Nivar hurtled into the region.
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A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
A woman walks under an umbrella during heavy rains in Chennai on Tuesday as Cyclone Nivar approaches the southeastern coast. The Indian Meteorological Department has said Cyclone Nivar is set to cross the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a “very severe cyclonic storm” late on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)

Heavy rains lash Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Cyclone Nivar is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal late on Wednesday with a wind speed of up to 145kmph, according to IMD.
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Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conduct a mock drill in Chennai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conduct a mock drill in Chennai in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

Trains and buses cancelled, NDRF teams on alert: Here’s how Tamil Nadu is bracing for Cyclone Nivar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Time, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:45 AM IST
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami, during a review meeting, asked his cabinet colleagues and officials to remain fully alert and take appropriate precautionary measures ahead of Cyclone Nivar.
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Teams of police, army, State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force held rescue operation for the boy.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Teams of police, army, State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force held rescue operation for the boy.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Four-year-old boy found dead after 88-hour rescue operation

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 01:46 PM IST
The boy, Prahlad Kushwaha of Saitpura village of Niwari district, fell in a 200 feet deep borewell on November 4 while playing near his farm
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Several parts of Karnataka have been severely affected by incessant rain in the last week.(ANI)
Several parts of Karnataka have been severely affected by incessant rain in the last week.(ANI)

Centre, Karnataka government making efforts to provide relief to flood-affected families: PM Modi

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Prime Minister asserted that the University of Mysore was an amalgamation of the rich education system of ancient India and the aspirations of the future.
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GHMC personnel carry an infant during an operation to move flood-affected people to a safer place, at Hafiz Baba Nagar in Hyderabad.(PTI)
GHMC personnel carry an infant during an operation to move flood-affected people to a safer place, at Hafiz Baba Nagar in Hyderabad.(PTI)

3 dead after fresh rain batters Hyderabad; Karnataka braces for floods

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 02:51 AM IST
A total of 37,409 families were affected in various localities that were inundated in the city due to the recent floods and ration kits and blankets were being distributed among them, a release from GHMC said.
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People wade through a waterlogged street at Parel area, after heavy monsoon rain, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.(PTI photo)
People wade through a waterlogged street at Parel area, after heavy monsoon rain, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.(PTI photo)

Mumbai to receive more rainfall in next 6 hours; NDRF teams on standby

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:29 PM IST
The MeT department on Wednesday warned of more rains in next six hours with light to moderate showers and occasional downpour over several parts of Mumbai.
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NDRF teams conducting rescue operations at the collapse site after after 3 storey Jilani building collapsed at Patel compound , Bhiwandi ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo )
NDRF teams conducting rescue operations at the collapse site after after 3 storey Jilani building collapsed at Patel compound , Bhiwandi ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo )

Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 18

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Bhiwandi, Maharashtra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 08:10 AM IST
A total of 20 people have been rescued thus far, the NDRF said. The incident took place around 3:40am on Monday.
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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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NDRF teams conducting rescue operations at the collapse site after three-storey Jilani building collapsed at Patel compound , Bhiwandi.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
NDRF teams conducting rescue operations at the collapse site after three-storey Jilani building collapsed at Patel compound , Bhiwandi.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

13 dead in building collapse in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, 20 rescued

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Thane
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:03 PM IST
A portion of the building collapsed and many occupants were trapped in the debris, a Thane Municipal Corporation official said.
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A child was pulled alive by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts.(Praful Gangurde/ HT photo)
A child was pulled alive by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which is carrying out rescue efforts.(Praful Gangurde/ HT photo)

10 killed, 19 rescued as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST
As per initial information, 20 people have been rescued by locals after the building collapsed in the Patel compound area of the city.
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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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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim, at Mahad in Raigad district on August 25.(PTI)
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim, at Mahad in Raigad district on August 25.(PTI)

Raigad building collapse toll rises to 16; final search on

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:42 PM IST
NDRF carrying out a final search to ensure that no body is buried although the administration said all missing people have been traced
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NDRF personnel rescue people from the debris after a five-storey building collapsed in Mahad, in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.(Reuters Photo)
NDRF personnel rescue people from the debris after a five-storey building collapsed in Mahad, in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.(Reuters Photo)

Maharashtra govt announces ex-gratia for people killed, injured in Raigad building collapse

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:28 PM IST
The 10-year-old building collapsed on Monday evening and around 25 people were initially trapped. Police on Tuesday registered an offence against five people in connection with collapse.
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Rescue workers search for survivors in the debris after a five-storey building collapsed in Raigad district of Maharashtra.(REUTERS)
Rescue workers search for survivors in the debris after a five-storey building collapsed in Raigad district of Maharashtra.(REUTERS)

Raigad building collapse: 2 dead, 16 still feared trapped

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Mahad (Raigad)
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel along with district authorities are sifting through the rubble for the missing people.
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Rescue personnel sift through the rubble in search of survivors at the site where a five-storey building collapsed in Mahad town of Maharashtra’s Raigad district.(PTI Photo)
Rescue personnel sift through the rubble in search of survivors at the site where a five-storey building collapsed in Mahad town of Maharashtra’s Raigad district.(PTI Photo)

At least 11 dead after Raigad building collapse, rescue op continues

By hindustantimes. com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The Tariq Garden building collapsed at around 7pm on Monday, according to local residents. The 10-year-old multi-storey building housed more than 40 apartments.
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People living near the banks of Krishna River carry household things as they move towards a safer place after flood-like situation in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Monday.(ANI Photo)
People living near the banks of Krishna River carry household things as they move towards a safer place after flood-like situation in Maharashtra’s Sangli district on Monday.(ANI Photo)

7 dead in Rajasthan, over 80 lakh affected in Bihar as heavy rain triggers flood-like situation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:58 AM IST
The Central Water Commission has issued a flood advisory for several states, warning some hill districts in the north of likely flashfloods and landslides.
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The Godavari has wreaked havoc in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.(ANI)
The Godavari has wreaked havoc in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.(ANI)

With Godavari in spate 200 villages in Andhra Pradesh reel in flood

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Both West Godavari and East Godavari districts have been badly affected by the floods triggered by heavy rain.
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NDRF personnel rescuing people from flood-affected Darbhanga in Bihar on Wednesday.(Twitter/NDRFHQ)
NDRF personnel rescuing people from flood-affected Darbhanga in Bihar on Wednesday.(Twitter/NDRFHQ)

Flood situation deteriorates in Bihar, nearly 5.5 lakh evacuated; slight improvement in Assam

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 09:02 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department’s regional office at Patna has forecast light to moderate rain in the catchment areas of all rivers in Bihar on Thursday.
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Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)
Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)

Kerala landslide death count climbs to 27, more than 40 still missing

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:55 PM IST
State power minister MM Mani, who is camping at the accident site, admitted that there is little hope for any survivors now.
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The NDRF team in Kerala’s Idukki where a landslide triggered by torrential rain killed 12 people.(ANI Photo)
The NDRF team in Kerala’s Idukki where a landslide triggered by torrential rain killed 12 people.(ANI Photo)

15 killed, 53 feared trapped in Kerala landslide; massive rescue operation on

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Since the landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district took place in the early hours on Friday, many of those affected were in deep slumber due to which they couldn’t escape, said locals.
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The area in Kerala which was affected by landslide on Friday morning.
The area in Kerala which was affected by landslide on Friday morning.

5 dead in Kerala landslide, state govt seeks Air Force help to evacuate people

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:38 PM IST
At least 80 tea estate workers were reportedly staying in the area, local authorities said. The region has been experiencing rains for the last three days.
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NDRF personnel rescue passengers from a local train stranded between Masjid Bunder and Byculla stations on the Central line, during heavy rain in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
NDRF personnel rescue passengers from a local train stranded between Masjid Bunder and Byculla stations on the Central line, during heavy rain in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Mumbai rain latest updates: Stadium damaged, nearly 300 people rescued from local trains

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured all possible support to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the situation prevailing in Mumbai and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall.
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People caught in rain at Mulund in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
People caught in rain at Mulund in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Wet spell begins in Mumbai: Red alert for August 4 and 5

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 06:22 AM IST
The Santacruz weather observatory, representative of the suburbs, recorded 17.6mm (moderate) rain between 8.30am and 8.30pm on Monday, while Colaba weather station, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 38.2mm (moderate) rain during the same time.
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Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy rain, in Gopalganj district of Bihar on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Houses are seen submerged in flood waters following heavy rain, in Gopalganj district of Bihar on Monday.(PTI Photo)

A million more affected by floods in Bihar, heavy rain forecast in northern districts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
Seven rivers (small and tributaries) are already flowing above the danger mark at 24 spots in 15 districts Bihar. The embankments are under pressure in these areas.
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