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The golden jackal is native to the Indian subcontinent and protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.(HT image)

Jackal pup rescued from 40-feet well

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 01:51 AM IST
The NGO dispatched a three-member team to the location. One of the rescuers climbed down the well with the help of a ladder provided by the fire brigade.
Thane, India - August.04,2019:Thane Municipal Corporation arrange medical Camp for jugaon People in School , in Around 50 people airlifted from Jugaon near Khadavli in Kalyan Taluka are given shelter in VPS school in balkum Thane ,India, on Sunday, August 04, 2019. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Thane, India - August.04,2019:Thane Municipal Corporation arrange medical Camp for jugaon People in School , in Around 50 people airlifted from Jugaon near Khadavli in Kalyan Taluka are given shelter in VPS school in balkum Thane ,India, on Sunday, August 04, 2019. ( Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Army, Thane civic body to the rescue of 8.5K in Diva

Thane | By Megha Pol
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 12:44 AM IST
In the 15-hour operation, residents were rescued using boats and ropes and shifted to higher areas such as civic schools and residential buildings.
NDRF and fire brigade personnel during rescue work at Kurar village in Malad, Mumbai, after a wall collapsed there .(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)
NDRF and fire brigade personnel during rescue work at Kurar village in Malad, Mumbai, after a wall collapsed there .(Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

‘Mujhe bahar nikalo’: Teen found after 12 hours, dies on way to hospital

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar and Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Bodies of the parents and the three-year-old were found in the morning, while Deepa’s body was found around 2pm. The rescue operations, which started around 2am, got tough as it kept raining through the night. The teams kept Sanchita engaged in a conversation.
The state also raised 20 units of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), comprising highly trained personnel with multi-disaster tackling capabilities.(HT Photo)
The state also raised 20 units of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), comprising highly trained personnel with multi-disaster tackling capabilities.(HT Photo)

In emergency plans, Odisha better than most

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Odisha currently has about 50 local well-trained volunteers attached to each of the 879 multipurpose cyclone shelters who can render assistance during times natural disaster. On June 19 every year, Odisha holds mock exercises on flood and cyclone management to test the preparedness.
This undated file handout photo from the National Disaster Response Force released to AFP on December 17, 2018, shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district(AFP)
This undated file handout photo from the National Disaster Response Force released to AFP on December 17, 2018, shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district(AFP)

Meghalaya rat-hole mining tragedy: Politicians have a lot to answer for

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:33 PM IST
There were enough warnings against this primitive form of extraction but private profiteering took precedence over ecology, public health and human cost.
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