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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.
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Published on Dec 20, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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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
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: Building being lifted using jacks collapses in Sangam Vihar

Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that the fire control room received a call at 1.05pm regarding a building collapse near the gurdwara in Sangam Vihar. No casualty was reported till late evening, the officials said
The two-storey building collapsed in Sangam Vihar. It was being lifted using jacks, officials said. Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said no casualty has been reported in the incident. (HT Photo)
The two-storey building collapsed in Sangam Vihar. It was being lifted using jacks, officials said. Delhi Fire Services chief Atul Garg said no casualty has been reported in the incident. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 01:12 AM IST
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Over 1,000 people evacuated in Uttarakhand so far amid incessant rain: NDRF DIG

NDRF deputy inspector general said that Almora, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar, and Nainital are the most affected districts in the state.
As many as 17 NDRF teams have been deployed in Uttarakhand in view of the natural calamity.
As many as 17 NDRF teams have been deployed in Uttarakhand in view of the natural calamity.
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rain fury in Maharashtra: At least 17 dead, 560 people rescued

Parts of Mumbai also received heavy rainfall on Tuesday; the forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted “extremely heavy rainfall” over Marathwada, Mumbai, and the coastal Konkan region over the next 24 hours.
Commuters take shelter under a bridge amid heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Commuters take shelter under a bridge amid heavy rainfall, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2021 09:09 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cyclone Gulab: Cabinet secretary holds meeting, 18 NDRF teams being deployed

Rescue and relief teams of the Army and Navy along with ships and aircraft have also been deployed near Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts. The weather department has issued a yellow alert for area around Kalingapatnam - Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur - from where the cyclone is expected to cross.
When cyclone Gulab crosses the Odisha coast on Sunday, very heavy rain is expected there and over Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, a weather expert said.(PTI Photo)
When cyclone Gulab crosses the Odisha coast on Sunday, very heavy rain is expected there and over Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, a weather expert said.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 06:10 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kishtwar cloudburst: NDRF joins Indian Army, state agencies in relief operations

Kishtwar cloudburst in Jammu and Kashmir: The Indian Army has made provisions for meals and rations for the disaster-stricken village of Honzar.
Kishtwar cloudburst: Police, army personnel, and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were involved in rescue operations after the flash floods. Now, an NDRF team from Punjab has also been rushed in. (File Photo)
Kishtwar cloudburst: Police, army personnel, and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were involved in rescue operations after the flash floods. Now, an NDRF team from Punjab has also been rushed in. (File Photo)
Published on Jul 29, 2021 06:56 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

NDRF personnel rescue dog from Maharashtra’s flood-ravaged Shiroli area

The recording opens to the NDRF personnel carefully picking up the stray dog stuck on the roof of a hotel and taking it to a safe place.
The image shows NDRF personnel rescuing the dog from the flood-hit Shiroli area in Maharashtra.(Twitter/@ANI)
The image shows NDRF personnel rescuing the dog from the flood-hit Shiroli area in Maharashtra.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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Watch: Himachal villager, trapped in flash flood, rescued by NDRF

In the video, the NDRF team can be seen carrying out the floodwater rescue operation by hauling in the survivor with the help of strong cables. The victim was trapped between two seasonal drains which saw rising water levels due to the flash floods, the disaster response agency said.
NDRF personnel conducts a search and rescue operation search in the wake of the Himachal Pradesh flash flood, on Monday. (ANI Photo)
NDRF personnel conducts a search and rescue operation search in the wake of the Himachal Pradesh flash flood, on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 13, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy

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

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.
Rescue operation carried out by NDRF personnel. (representational image)(PTI)
Rescue operation carried out by NDRF personnel. (representational image)(PTI)
Published on Jan 05, 2021 09:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 01:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal | BySobhapati Samom

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

The two miners have been missing since water flooded part of the coal mine in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery area early Tuesday morning.
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)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | BySubhash Mishra

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Cyclone Nivar uproots trees, floods streets in southern India

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Heavy rains lash Chennai ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

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

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.
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)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Time, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

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

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
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)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 01:46 PM IST
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Centre, Karnataka government making efforts to provide relief to flood-affected families: PM Modi

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.
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)
Published on Oct 19, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 02:51 AM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh

Bhiwandi building collapse: Death toll rises to 18

A total of 20 people have been rescued thus far, the NDRF said. The incident took place around 3:40am on Monday.
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 )
Published on Sep 22, 2020 08:10 AM IST
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Bhiwandi, Maharashtra | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

13 die in building collapse

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.
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)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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13 dead in building collapse in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, 20 rescued

A portion of the building collapsed and many occupants were trapped in the debris, a Thane Municipal Corporation official said.
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)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 09:03 PM IST
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Thane | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

As per initial information, 20 people have been rescued by locals after the building collapsed in the Patel compound area of the city.
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)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Raigad building collapse toll rises to 16; final search on

NDRF carrying out a final search to ensure that no body is buried although the administration said all missing people have been traced
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)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 12:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNadeem Inamdar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Raigad building collapse: 2 dead, 16 still feared trapped

Three teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel along with district authorities are sifting through the rubble for the missing people.
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)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mahad (Raigad) | ByNadeem Inamdar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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