Disasters

India participates in major Indian Ocean wide tsunami mock drill

As India grooves and drools under heavy rainfall and cyclonic condition, India along with 23 nations would be participating in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on September 4 and 5. This mock drill will involve evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas in over half a dozen states...

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Welcoming Chinese General Wei Fenghe, India and China aim to implement a fortifying military relation asserted during Wuhan Summit

As India welcomes the State Councilor and Defense Minister, General Wei Fenghe, India and China aim to implement the consent discussed at the Wuhan Informal Summit. The visit by the Chinese counterpart intends to strengthen inclusive cooperation, deepen military exchanges and maintain peace & tranquility in the border areas...

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Maharashtra CM appeals for helping Kerala flood victims, State extends Rs 20 cr

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis Saturday announced Rs 20 crore as urgent help to Kerala flood victims. ..

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Just have a look at the kind of service RSS is doing in #KeralaFloodRelief

RSS Swayamsevaks are working day and night to rescue the flood-affected people in Kerala with huge supplies of rice, pulses, sugar & medicines continue in several districts of Kerala. Trucks with food material on their way to relief camps in flood-affected districts of Kerala. ..

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Additional assistance of Rs 400 crores approved for calamity affected areas of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

In a win-win situation, the Central government has approved to provide financial assistance of Rs 400 crore to the calamity affected areas of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland...

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Lightning and thunderstorm create havoc rising the death toll across the country

Long lasting thunderstorm and dust winds wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and New Delhi, killing at least 41 people and leaving behind a trail of destruction. ..

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IMD issues warning of severe dust storm in Rajasthan; state authorities on alert

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of another dust storm in some parts of Rajasthan in the next 36 hours. The alert from IMD comes a day after a powerful dust storm swept in different parts of Rajasthan due to which at least 45 people were killed while more than 100 others were injured...

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Powerful dust storm brings disaster in Rajasthan; so far 31 killed and more than 100 others injured

A powerful dust storm swept in different parts of Rajasthan on Wednesday night due to which at least 31 people were killed while more than 100 others were injured. However, on Thursday morning Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje expressed grief over the calamity and said that the authorities concerned in districts have been directed to ensure all possible help to victims. "Condolence for families who lost their loved ones," she said on Twitter...

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Intimating high waves, Disaster Management Authority issues advisory for people to stay away from coast

Expecting to experience high energy swell waves from tomorrow till Sunday, the National Disaster Management Authority has issued an advisory advising people to stay away from coast. ..

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Kerala on High Alert as depression in Arabian Sea intensifies

Situation in Kerala has intensified as authorities have been placed on alert and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea after IMD reports on the formation of a depression over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining area moving slightly north-westwards...

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Preparations on in full swing across Haryana for mock earthquake drill

The more climate change effects are overwhelming the earth, natural disasters are also coming in more dangerous form. Haryana will host an earthquake mock exercise for better preparedness on December 21. With 3 days left for the exercise, preparations are in full swing. This is the first State-level Mock Exercise on earthquake covering all districts of the State...

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Haryana to host mock earthquake drill for better preparedness

With the change in climate, the rise in global warming natural disasters are also becoming more powerful. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is also taking more actions for better preparedness. Now NDMA will hold the first State-level Mock Exercise on the earthquake in Haryana for better response mechanism...

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Chandrababu Naidu orders probe in Vijayawada tragedy

Taking a serious cognizance of the tragic river accident that took place at Pavitrasangamam in river Krishna, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has constituted a probe panel to investigate the horrifying mishap where 20 people have lost their life...

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Heavy rains caused stampede on Mumbai bridge: Rly probe panel

An inquiry conducted by the Western Railway probe panel blamed the heavy rainfall on September 29 that caused the stampede on the narrow Elphinstone Bridge in Mumbai that took the toll of 23 lives...

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Rail traffic interrupted in eastern Bihar due to heavy rain

Due to the heavy rains from Tuesday night, the Rail traffic in Bihar has been interrupted in the eastern parts of the state. Kajra Station’s rail track has been flooded with the rainwater which led to the rail services disrupt in Bihar...

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‘Pralay Sahayam’ conducted to tackle urban flooding scenarios

The final event of Pralay Sahayam was conducted on the banks of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad on Saturday. A multi-agency exercise, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the Armed Forces towards jointly tackled an urban flooding scenario...

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Flood situation in Bihar showing gradual improvement, displaced flood victims returning to home

After a long period of misery, the flood situation in Bihar has started to show the positive signs of improvement. As per a report from State’s Disaster Management department report no casualty in the flood affected areas is reported. In several places, water is also receding...

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Monsoon Mayhem & Media Madness

On 29th August 2017 people were suffering the Monsoon Mayhem out in the open. But, those who were lucky enough to escape the floods reached home to suffer from Media Madness. This gave me a glimpse of what is wrong with news channels in India, particularly English. Motto seems to be - Spread negativity even when citizens are suffering from nature’s wrath. They feel it gives them TRP...

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Flood victims from Bihar to receive one month’s free ration from state govt

Bihar flood situation is badly affecting the daily life of citizens from the flood-affected areas. The death toll due to floods has risen to 361.To help the people in misery Bihar state government has announced to provide a month's ration and other necessary material will be provided to flood victims soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of the state on Saturday...

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Nitish Kumar meets officials in North Bihar, conducts aerial survey in flood-affected area

Flood situation in Bihar remains grim. The death toll has risen to 56 and the number of flood affected people reached almost 70 lakhs. According to the latest report, 98 blocks and 1,070 panchayats in the state have been engulfed by the flood. In Wednesday morning, Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has reached Northern Bihar to conduct the survey. Four more teams of NDRF are have been airlifted from Bhatinda to Patna...

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Ministry of Water Resources warns of rapid rise in water levels of rivers in some states

When the rain entered this year, it brought misfortune for a large part of the country due to heavy rains. Already a large part of North East, Gujarat, Bengal is facing the flood-like situation. In such context, India Meteorological Department released a rainfall forecast warning heavy to heavy rains in East Madhya Pradesh, North Chhattisgarh, East Rajasthan and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places in West Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, north Madhya Maharashtra, Gujarat on July 28 and 29. This ..

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Flood-like situation badly hits agriculture in Bengal

The situation aroused by flood in Bengal is not only causing death but also harming agriculture sector badly. According to local media reports, 20lakh people have been affected already. A large area of Birbhum, Hooghly, Burdwan, Medinipur districts are already under water. With the decline in the flood-like situation, the agricultural sector is facing increased loss...

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Get Earthquake Alerts! Science Dept comes up with smart ways like ‘Quake’ and ‘Sagar Vani’ apps

New mobile applications ‘Quake’ and ‘Sagar Vani’ that will alert people regarding future calamities in land and water. Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan launched these applications which will provide information regarding timing, the intensity of an earthquake...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews flood situation in Gujarat, assures all possible aid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired the high-level review meeting on the sidelines of massive floods in the state of Gujarat. He took the stock of various issues in the flood hit area of Banaskantha district...

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Swift action by IAF, NDRF, State police gives lease of life to thousands affected in Gujarat flood

More than 30 thousand people shifted to safer places following heavy Rain and flood in Gujarat. Incessant rains in some districts of Saurashthra and Surendranagar since Friday evening in Gujarat have been wreaking havoc that has left hundreds stranded...

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Underwater Robot captures image of melted fuel inside nuclear-disaster hit Fukushima reactor

The 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima is World’s second largest disaster after Chebril. After six years of the disaster, the underwater robot which is probing the no.3 reactor of Fukushima power plant has spotted fuel wreckage for the first time. Images captured by the robot have shown massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of the damaged reactor...

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Want to know ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ before or during flood havocs, read here!

Concerning about the flood situation in various part of India, National Disaster Management Authority had come up with various safety measures to inform and educate people about the does and don’ts before or during the flood...

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Unfortunate! 30 killed, 9 others injured after bus falls into deep gorge in Shimla

As many as 30 people were killed and 9 others injured in an unfortunate accident that took place in Shimla district on Thursday morning. Notably, a private bus met with an accident while it was traveling to Solan from Recong Peo fell into a deep gorge in Shimla district. The incident took place 125 km away from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh...

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The flood hit Southwestern Japan starts constructing temporary homes

Japan always makes history when it comes to recovery. The nation which was badly affected in World War II turned out to be one of the largest economies of World in less than 50 years. In the same manner, the southwestern Japan which was hit by a massive flood in last week has started construction of temporary homes. The flood killed 34 and injured several...

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Unfortunate! 47 Amarnath pilgrims died due to terror attacks, accidents and health reasons in 18 days

Due to terror attacks, several accidents and health reasons at least 47 Amarnath pilgrims lost their lives in just a time period of 18 days. However, till Tuesday, Amarnath Shrine board had spent Rs14,66,975 on transportation and Rs1,34,75,000 towards ex-Gratia payments...

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Army rushed to flood affected areas of Odisha, provided relief material

Not only Northeastern states but also Odisha is suffering from the heavy rain that triggered flash floods in parts of Rayagada and Kalahandi districts in Odisha on Sunday. Now the flood situation in these districts has improved slightly this morning as river Kalyani and Nagavali start receding...

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Torrential rain, floods like situation in Gujarat claims 15 precious lives, 6 others missing  

At least 15 persons have lost their lives while six others are still missing in just 3 days due to torrential rain and flood like situation in several parts of Gujarat. Notably, Gujarat’s Jamnagar district, Saurashtra, Kutch has been affected most by heavy rains. Major rail networks and dozens of highways in the State have been interrupted by flood waters. Electricity to more than 120 villages has been cut in badly-hit areas...

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Wall collapse at Senegal football stadium takes away 8 lives injuring several others

A football match in weekend turned out a big tragic accident in Senegal. A wall collapsed onto clashing supporters at Demba Diop Stadium. After the game between local teams, Ouakam and Stade de Mbour people were leaving the stadium. Then the wall collapse created panic and triggered a stampede. 8 people have been killed during the match. ..

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Over 12 Lakh people are suffering from Assam floods; death troll reached 59

Assam is suffering from heavy rain and flood issues. As on Saturday, the Assam recorded that at least 12 Lakh people in 24 districts of Assam continued to reel under floods and the death toll reached to 59. The flood situation is slightly improved in the state but officials claim that over half of Kaziranga National Park was submerged and over 70 animals have died...

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Centre asks ISRO to help identify flood-hit regions in Northeast

To assess the damages caused by floods or landslides in Northeast, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Dr Jitendra Singh chaired a review meeting on Thursday. He noted that the Central Government is committed to provide all kind of support to the State Governments in rescue and relief operations...

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Massive fire in windowless house claims life of 10 Indians in Saudi Arabia

At least ten Indians are killed and six others injured after a windowless house caught into the massive fire in Najran which is 900kms from Saudi Arabia’s capital Jeddah on Thursday. However, one Bangladeshi national also died in the fire...

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Japan PM Abe cuts down time from European tour, visits flood-hit southwest Japan

The heavy pouring torrential rain has devastated the southwestern Japan with a massive flood. At least 25 lives have been taken away with the overflowing river. As 20 people are still missing, the rescue action is in progress. Since the disaster has started, Japan PM Shinzo Abe had his first visit to the area on Wednesday...

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National Forum on Crowd Management was kicked off to develop strategies for preventing stampedes

To mark World Population Day, two-day National level Conference on Crowd Management kicked off in Kerala which discussed the best practices and use of technology and media; also to develop crowd management strategies and prevent stampedes that lead to heavy loss of life. ..

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18 lives lost, 27 missing in flood-hit Japan; rescue operation continues

Tokyo, July 9: A massive flood has devastated the normal life of southwestern Japan’s main island of Kyushu. Started from early part of this week, the heavy rain continues till now. The death toll has risen to 18. The rescue team is continuing their search for survivors. The torrential rain and the overflowing rivers have caused heavy amount of damage. People have been evacuated from residential areas. Victims have taken shelter in school gyms and public buildings. But many of them are stranded. ..

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Assam flood situation grim, 19 killed, thousands marooned

State Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonwal reviewed the flood situation, granted ex-gratia payment within 48 hrs to kin of deceased. Steps up relief and rescue operations...

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Assam yet to get relief; around 39, 000 people left homeless due to flood

Almost 39,753 people of Assam have been affected and fourteen districts of the state are in water due to the grip of floods. The recent scenario has forced the state government to open 128 relief camps with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal taking stock of the situation...

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Massive flood hits Japan increasing the possibility of once-in-decades disaster

Technology has advanced a lot with time but natural calamity cannot be prevented with any technology. With the heavy torrential rain, the southwestern Japan is devastated by a massive flood. Followed by the flood, mudslides have been caused by the rain. According to local people, at least 11 people are missing. The number may be increased with the time as search and rescue operations. The Japanese government dispatched about 7,500 personnel, consisting of police officers, firefighters, and Self-Defense ..

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Pema Khandu releases ‘Red Alert’ against landslides in Arunachal

Concerning about continuous heavy rainfall in the Arunachal Pradesh which led to landslides in the past one week, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has issued a red alert in the state. In the wake of the incessant rain in the state, Khandu appealed the citizens to stay alert and remain prepared. The landslides have been creating havoc in most of the districts in the state...

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Assamese say “Rain, Rain Go Away” as almost 2 lakh people got trapped in flood

Monsoon has started showing its effect at many parts of the country. In Northeast, Assam state is facing hazardous effect of rain as more than two lakh people are reeling under the impact of floods in eight districts. The swirling flood waters have overrun several villages. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) released a report which says that over 2.68 lakh people have been affected in Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Karimganj, Cachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong and Biswanath districts of ..

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9 dead, 28 missing as tourist boat sinks in Colombia

At least nine people were dead and 28 others went missing in a tragic incident in northwest Colombia. A boat carrying as many as 170 tourists capsized in a El Penol reservoir near Medellin on Sunday. The reason for the mishap is not yet known...

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Death toll in Bahawalpur oil tanker fire rises to 153

The death toll in Bahawalpur oil tanker fire accident has risen to 153 according to latest reports. ..

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Deadly forest fire in Spain forces 1,500 people to flee the neighbourhood

A major forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from homes, campsites and hotels. The blaze broke out on Saturday night near Huelva in the Andalusia region. Emergency services had deployed 11 planes, 10 helicopters and dozens of land vehicles against the flames in a joint military-civilian operation. About 750 people are being housed temporarily in sports centres. ..

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Oil tanker fire takes toll of 123 lives in Pakistan, 100 injured shifted to hospital

123 people were killed and another 100 were injured after oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan. They were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities. ..

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Over 100 people, 40 houses feared buried alive in China landslide

More than 100 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in S Western China. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village, Maoxian County, after the side of a mountain collapsed. A rescue operation is currently underway to try to locate and rescue the missing...

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NE still severe under ‘heavy’ rainfall: Indian Army rescued 200 civilians in Arunachal Pradesh

On Monday over 200 civilians including 50 children were rescued by the Indian Army who were stranded due to massive landslides that caused due to heavy incessant rainfall in North East regions. Indian Army rescued the people who were stranded in West Kameng district. ..

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London fire death toll might rise up to 80; PM Theresa May to give out $6.4mn to survivors

Grenfell tower fire is one of the worst fire outbreaks that Britain has ever seen. The building is so charred that the fire officials say that it might collapse. This also indicates that if there were people trapped inside the building then finding a body will be way difficult. A list of those missing based on accounts of friends and survivors reached around 80 people, including 30 confirmed dead...

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US Navy Ship met accident off Japan coast; 7 sailors still missing

Fitzgerald, U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer met an accident off the coast of Japan. Seven U.S. Navy sailors are missing due to the accident. The ship collided with a Filipino container vessel off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Approximate time of the accident is 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17. Three of the crew members are injured. This accident has caused damage and flooding. ..

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Bus accident takes away two lives and injures several on Howrah Bridge; overtaking trait needs an end

Today did not go well for busy Calcutta people. A bus accident on Howrah Bridge took way two lives. Overtaking is an evil disease of bus drivers in Kolkata. Every year so many passengers become the victim of an accident due to overtaking. Today the bus overturned and hit a road divider while it was trying to overtake another bus...

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British PM May orders full inquiry related to London Tower Fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire that engulfed a west London block of flats, killing at least 17 people. The Prime Minister said people deserve answers as to why the fire spread so rapidly. ..

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Home Ministry is constantly monitoring Northeast’s heavy flood situations: Kiren Rijiju

North East has been affected very badly this year due to heavy rainfall. People along with their homes have been drowned in the floods. Over this the Centre is severely monitoring the flood situation in the northeastern states and is ready to offer all necessary help...

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10 pilgrims killed, 50 others wounded after private bus falls into deep gorge in Himachal’s Kangra

At least ten pilgrims were killed and fifty others wounded after a private bus fell down into a deep gorge near Dhaliara, some 60 km from Dharamshala town in Kangra district on Thursday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has expressed his condolences and assured help to the victims...

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12 dead and 18 critical in Grenfell Tower blaze

In Britain, at least 12 people died after a huge fire, which engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in West London on Wednesday. More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fought for hours to try to control the blaze, London's deadliest for a generation. ..

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Over 400 houses submerged, 8 killed while several others missing in disastrous Mizoram floods

As monsoon has been hitting hard this year, North East has become the victim of it. In a tragic incident, over 400 houses have been submerged due to incessant rains throughout the Northeast. Till now at least eight people have been killed and six are missing after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Tlabung in Mizoram’s Lunglei district...

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Flames engulf Grenfell Tower in London; police look for suspected ISIS links

London seems to be deep trouble with back-to-back terrorist attacks and now, this fire break out. A huge fire has raged in Grenfell Tower, West London. 200 firefighters are trying to soothe down the fire but everything goes in vain. The tower block is 24 storeys high and contains 200 flats which are all blazed away. Speculations are that the building had started burning from tenth floor...

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Landslides in Bangladesh claim 130 lives; PM Modi says ‘India stands shoulder to shoulder’

Heavy rains and landslides in south-east Bangladesh have killed 130 people, most of them buried under landslides. The victims include at least 39 women and 22 children. The number of casualties is expected to increase as relief workers reach remote parts of the affected area. Many of the dead were from the tribal communities in the district of Rangamati, close to the Indian border...

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Aegean earthquake shakes buildings in Greece and Turkey; one dead and several injured

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude shook the Western Turkey and Greece. At least 10 people were injured and one was declared dead in the natural calamity. The epicenter of the quake was about 84 km (52 miles) northwest of the Turkish coastal city of Izmir and 15 km south of Lesbos. The National Observatory of Athens put it slightly lower at 6.1...

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Badrinath Chopper Crash kills engineer by rotors; 2 pilots injured

1 person was killed and 7 others injured when an eight-seater chopper crashed near the Badrinath shrine in Uttarakhand on Saturday morning, police said. The Mumbai-based aviation company's chopper was carrying a pilgrim family back to Haridwar from the shrine after their 'darshan' when the accident took place...

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Unpredictable Nature brings rain to drought affected capital of S Africa through #capestorm

Before some days, Cape Town was experiencing a severe drought. The capital of South Africa was waiting for the rain to recover from the drought. The usable water in the dams of the city is now at 9.6%.But unfortunately, the long –awaited rain came with a storm with the speed of 70 km per hour. Forecasters predicted this will be the worst storm to hit the city in three decades...

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States should implement best practices of other states to tackle natural disasters: Rajnath Singh

With intelligence, power, science, technology the human race can control anything but nature. Natural calamities, disasters can appear anywhere anytime without giving a single hint. Hence effective system for disaster management is very important. National Disaster Response Force( NDRF) has organized a two-day conference on “Capacity Building of SDRFs-2017”. Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the conference. It is for the first time in the last few years that, such a national level conference ..

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Sri Lanka toll rises to 164; Cyclone heads towards Bangladesh

Sri Lanka has been battling with heavy rainfall, floods and landslides over the past few days. The death toll due to this natural calamity has risen to 164 by early Monday morning, and is expected to rise over the next couple of days...

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BIG ALERT! Cyclonic storm ‘MORA’ to hit India soon

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned that a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal is turning into a tropical cyclone. The storm ‘MORA’ could hit anytime within next 24 hours. The IMD further said that depression could further the advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of southeast Arabian Sea, southwest Bay of Bengal and east central Bay of Bengal. ..

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Maharashtra CM safe after chopper met with an accident at Latur

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who was on Maharashtra tour had crash-landed his chopper while returning from Latur. Fadnavis and his team are safe even after chopper met with an accident...

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CMs of Uttarakhand and M.P release money for the deceased kin in Uttarkashi bus accident

Uttarakhand is a well-known tourist spot and a perfect pilgrimage destination. Approximately, pilgrims in the number of lakhs visit Uttarakhand’s famous temples and shrines. However, a few pilgrims had something else written in their fate. 22 people died in a bus accident while travelling from Gangotri to Haridwar...

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58-year-old Indian dies in US Immigration Custody at Atlanta Airport, 8th person to die under ICE this year

A 58-year-old Indian man named Atul Kumar Babubhai Patel died in the custody of US Immigration officials at a hospital in Atlanta. Patel was detained last week for allegedly not possessing necessary important documents while entering the country, as a result of which he was held for two days at Atlanta City Detention Center...

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When ‘Angry Mother Earth’ burned humans to ashes! Read about top 5 deadliest volcanoes

Molten lava, heating waves, dark smog… Can anyone escape from this phenomenon of nature? Volcanoes are the ‘angry side’ of our Mother Earth which burns everything to ashes. These volcanpoes have swept the human species earlier in 20th centuries. Let us read about top five deadliest volcanic eruptions that still send the chills down the spines. ..

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Death toll rises to 42 in Iran coal mine explosion

At least 42 people are killed in last week’s week's explosion in a coal mine in northern Iran’s Golestan. Notably, when this massive blast took place in a coal mine it was reported of killings of only two peoples but as search crews moved forward they found more 40 bodies which took the death toll to 42. ..

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8 killed, 26 injured after a bus-jeep collision in Jharkhand

An average of 400 people die every day on Indian roads. While in Jharkhand, the numbers of road accidents is increasing day by day. Recently, 8 people of a marriage party have been killed and 26 others have been injured in an accident between a bus and jeep in Jharkhand yesterday...

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Fire in kerosene shop kills 14 in Chhindwara district of MP

In a shocking incident the fire broke out in a kerosene distribution centre where at least 14 people were burnt alive at Bargi village of Chhindwara district...

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Aurangabad-Hyderabad train derails; no casualties

In a series of train derailments happening across the country, yet another derailment occurred near Khalgapur railway station in Karnataka. The Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed between Khalgapur and Bhalki station...

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At least 44 passengers killed after private bus fell into Tons river in Himachal

At least 44 people were killed in a major accident that occurred when a private bus lost its balance and fell into the Tons river in Nerva area of Shimla district on Wednesday. However, the rescue operation is on and the death toll may increase...

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Italian town Amatrice suffers earthquake, Mayor declares war on tourists taking selfies

The beautiful country of Italy with the snow-clad mountains encountered an earthquake with the magnitude of 6.2 yesterday. The Mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi has warned the tourists to not take selfies amidst the rubble of the devastated community. As much as 300 people died in the Italian hill town of Amatrice. It is one of the strongest earthquakes for the small town to bear...

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285 dead, 1073 injured during Myanmar’s water festival ‘Thingyan’

During the four-day annual ‘Thingyan’ Water Festival in Myanmar, 285 people died while 1,073 were injured, official media said Tuesday. The state-run newspaper reported 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured as 1,200 crimes and accidents occurred across the country. Compared to last year’s figures of 967 crimes, 272 deaths and 1,086 injured cases, 233 more cases and 13 more deaths occurred in this year’s water festival...

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Plane crash kills 5, injures 4 in Portugal

Portuguese capital Lisbon witnessed a plane crash yesterday. The plane crashed in the west vicinity of Lisbon, near a supermarket in Tires. The plane hit a lorry, killing three of its passengers and a lorry driver. From the local report, it has been informed the Swiss pilot also died...

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Cyclone Maarutha may trigger rains in Odisha: MeT Department

As heat wave strikes in regions like Maharashtra, Odisha seems to fight with heavy rains due to cyclones over the sea. Cyclonic Storm, Maarutha, lay centred over east central Bay of Bengal, about 735 km East-Southeast of Paradip, which may trigger rains or thundershowers at few places in Odisha, said MeT department...

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At least 314 people killed in giant mudslide in Colombia

At least 314 people are killed in the giant mudslide that slammed into the southern town of Mocoa last week. In this unfortunate incident over 102 children were also killed. The mudslide hit after heavy rains caused three rivers to flood, sending a sea of mud, boulders and debris crashing into the town...

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Ten people killed in Russian metro station blast

At least ten people are dead and dozens injured in the blast that occurred at St Petersburg’s Sennaya Ploshchad metro station. ..

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Columbia mudslide killed 254

Around 254 laid to death and hundreds among them injured in the mudslides occurred in the south-west Colombia on Saturday morning. “Dozens of children are among those killed in devastating mudslides in south-west Colombia”, said the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. ..

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Over 22 injured after Mahakaushal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh, rescue operation underway

At least 22 injured after 8 coaches of the Mahakaushal Express derails near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh, earlier today. The district magistrate has reached the spot to take stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway. Also CM Yogi Adityanath directs state Health Minister SiddharthNath Singh to visit derailment site and oversee rescue operation. ..

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Cyclone ‘Debbie’ hits Northeast Australia led to power cut-offs in 65,000 houses

A powerful cyclone has hit the north-east Australia damaging buildings, uprooting trees, lashing strong winds, cutting power etc. A monster cyclone ‘Debbie’ has caused massive damage and will continue to last for few more hours...

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Blast at Khamaria Ordnance Factory injures 20

The blast at Jabalpur’s Ordnance Factory in 2015 injured 13 people. The history repeated itself when yesterday, around 6:20PM another blast exploded at the Khamaria Ordnance Factory in Jabalpur where 20 personnels got injured. It took more than 3 hours for the 50 fire tenders to control the massive fire. No casualties are reported till now...

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At least 250 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean sea

About 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a rescue boat found two partially submerged rubber dinghies off Libya. The Spanish NGO said that its boat Golfo Azzuro had recovered five floating corpses close to the dinghies, about 15 miles off the Libyan coast...

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130 dead, several still missing under Koshe landslide in Ethiopia; Rescue operations underway

Until now the death toll has risen to 130 from the landslide at a dump in Addis Ababa city of Ethiopia. Several families came under the massive landslide. Search operations are still on where excavators and rescuers are pulling bodies out from the black mud. Ethiopian government has declared three days of national mourning...

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Govt approves ‘National Road Safety’ Policy to reduce road accidents

The Government is undertaking various measures to improve Safety of Commuters. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has approved a National Road Safety Policy on Thursday. This Policy outlines various policy measures such as promoting awareness, encouraging safer road infrastructure including application of intelligent transport, enforcement of safety laws trauma care etc...

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Somalia drought: At least 110 people die in 48 hours from hunger

more than 110 people have died due to hunger and diarrhoea over the past two days, Somali Prime Minister Hassan Khaire announced on Saturday. thousands of people have begun arriving in the capital city in search of food aid; one feeding centre took in more than 7,000 internally displaced people...

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Fault Slip Potential –A new tool to monitor the risk of man-made earthquakes

Stanford scientists have developed a new software tool which will enable energy companies to calculate the possibility of triggering man-made earthquakes from activities associated with oil and gas production...

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Taiwan road mishap claims 33 as speeding bus overturns on highway

At least 33 people have died in a road accident when a tourist bus they were travelling in overturned on Taipei highway on Monday...

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Oroville Dam spillway triggered a threat of collapse; Thousands of residents evacuated

One of the tallest dams in the United States, Oroville Dam triggered a spillway after heavy rainfall which posed a threat of imminent collapse. Residents living below and near the dam were urgently ordered to evacuate on Sunday...

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6.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Philippines injures more than 100

At least 4 dead and more than 100 people injured after the earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hit at night in Philippines on Friday. Damaged caused to several buildings and also led to the power failure at the airport...

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Eastern Africa faces worst drought in decades; Awaits humanitarian assistance

The Eastern region of Africa is facing one of the worst droughts in decades, resulting in food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition. Notably, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are the three countries which are affected very badly by drought. Due to less rainfall in two consecutive years combined with the most extreme El Nino in 50 years, have left 5.6 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance...

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Moderate intensity earthquake hits northern India; PM Modi takes stock of situation

As soon as the moderate intensity of earthquake hits Delhi and other parts of northern India on Monday night, Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh immediately spoke to the officials and took stock of the situations. The NDRF teams have been rushed from Ghaziabad to Uttarakhand to conduct rescue and relief operations and have been put on high alert...

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100 killed in a series of avalanches In Afghanistan, major highways closed

The death toll from heavy snow across Afghanistan rose to 100 and there were fears the toll could rise as rescuers began clearing roads to remote areas. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy snow, which has destroyed scores of homes and blocked roads mainly in the central and northeastern provinces, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach the stricken villages...

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Chennai fights against #OilSpill, operations underway to clean-up the 116 tonnes of sludge

What can be the worst than this! Harming nature and then ignoring it… is what we give back to nature showing our brainless behavior. Humans have brains, don’t they? Oil spill that occurred after the collision of tankers was ignored and now it has reached far towards south affecting marine life. Thousands of volunteers and Indian Coast Guard personnel are still rigorously working to clean sludge from shores...

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32 dead, over 100 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derails in Vizianagaram

At least 32 people were killed and over 100 others were injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night. The incident took place around 11.30 pm when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. The rescue operation is still underway and the death toll may further increase. The injured have been shifted to hospitals at Parbatipuram and Rayagada...

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At least 30 firefighters got killed in collapse of Plasco’s building in Tehran

At least 30 firefighters have been killed and several wounded after a 17-storey building in Tehran collapsed following a severe fire in early morning. Around 200 firefighters were deployed to the scene to take control over the situation. The Plasco building was an iconic presence on the Tehran skyline...

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Turkish cargo plane crashed in homes of Kyrgyzstan village killing at least 37

Early morning a Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan where at least 37 got killed today. The death toll is likely to rise as rescue operations are underway. Also the fire department was deployed to the scene. Many of those who were killed were villagers...

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Stampede at West Bengal’s Ganga Sagar Mela led to 6 deaths while several injured

On Sunday, six women died and several injured in stampede at Ganga Sagar Mela- West Bengal’s Religious fair at Kochuberia. The death toll is likely to rise. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his grief over the loss of lives...

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At least 24 people killed, several missing in boat capsize at Bihar

At least 24 people killed, while several others are still missing after a boat carrying 40 people capsized in river Ganga near NIT ghat at Patna on Saturday evening. According to eyewitnesses, over 40 persons were returning from diara area after participating Kite festival on occasion Makar Sankranti. This festival was organised by the state government. NDRF and SDRF teams have been pressed into relief and rescue operations...

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Uber India to join hands with Apollo Hospitals for road safety training

Taking a serious note about the casualties due to road accidents International giant Uber has announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to implement a road safety training programme for its driver-partners in 29 cities across the country...

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21 dead and more than 9 lakh people displaced due to floods in Thailand

At least 21 dead and almost more than 9 lakhs of them were displaced due to floods from heavy rainfall in southern parts of Thailand. Millions of people got affected as many villages got submerged in these heavy floods. Many of them went missing as roads took over by flowing river...

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More than 100 passengers got injured due to train crash in New York City

Nearly 103 people got injured severely when New York City train got derailed at downtown Brooklyn terminal on Wednesday in morning. A Long Island Rail Road train crashed around 8:30 am. Investigation team is disptached to investigate the scene and carry out the rescue operation...

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100 homes burned, at least 19 injured due to wildfire in Valparaiso city of Chile

Fire driven by strong winds swept over forest land in the hills outside the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Monday, destroying dozens of homes, injuring at least 19 people and sending a pall of heavy smoke down onto the city...

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Jharkhand coal mine collapsed; At least 40-50 workers feared trapped

At least 40-50 workers along with some machineries belonging to a private coal mining company Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) are believed to be trapped after a heap of mud caved- Latmatia mines in Godda district of Jharkhand, a CISF official said on Friday. At least 10 heavy dumper trucks and four pay loaders also got trapped underground. Till now 4 bodies are recovered by rescue team...

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Sealdah Ajmer Express train derails near Kanpur; rescue operation underway

15 coaches of Sealdah Ajmer 12987 Express train derailed near Rura railway station in Kanpur Dehat district on Wednesday early morning at 5.30 A.M. In this unfortunate accident two passengers are killed and 28 others are injured...

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Powerful earthquake hits Southern Chile forces thousands to evacuate; Tsunami alert lifted  

A powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hits Southern Chile on Sunday morning. Looking forward to the consequences Chile’s National Office for Emergency issued an alert and ordered the evacuation of residents on and around Chiloe Island. Officials lifted a tsunami warning after the quake...

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900 cylinders exploded in Chintamani, Karnataka

On Sunday night 900 gas cylinders stored near a go-down exploded in succession near Chintamani in Karnataka. Three trucks stacked with 800 cylinders were reduced to ashes and the explosion left villagers trembling all night...

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Stampede in Sabarimala Sannidhanam injures 31 devotees

At least 31 devotees were injured in a minor stampede at Malikappuram at Sabarimala Sannidhanam on the evening of the annual Mandalam festival on Sunday. Like to tell you that 12 devotees amongst 31 are injured seriously and admitted in hospital. The injured have been rushed to hospitals at Pamba and Kottayam. Ayyappa Dharma Sena president Rahul Easwar confirmed most of the injured were from Andhra Pradesh. He also said that police have launched crowd control measures immediately...

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Russian TU-154 military plane crashes in Black Sea

A Russian military aircraft carrying 92 crashed into the Black Sea according to the Russian News Agency. The mishap occurred on Sunday...

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Almost 50 died of alcohol poisoning after drinking bath oil in Irkutsk, Syberia

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in a Siberian city after at least 49 people died of alcohol poisoning after drinking a bath oil they hoped would give them the same buzz as booze. An additional 15 people were in critical condition in hospitals in Irkutsk, Russia’s sixth-largest city, with a population of 1.1 million...

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Military plane with 39 passengers onboard crashes in Russia

An Il-18 aircraft with 39 passengers and seven crew members onboard has crashed in the Bulunsky district of Siberia’s Yakutia, leading to 27 fatalities, a law enforcement source said on Monday. Seven survivors in the emergency landing of the Il-18 plane in Yakutia have been taken to a hospital in the Tiksi village, a local law enforcement source told on Monday...

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Tropical cyclone Vardah hits the coastal region of Tamil Nadu and AP

Chennai, Dec 12 : With the Heavy rain and winds tropical cyclone Vardah hits the coastal region of Tamil Nadu and AP. The cyclone is currently at category 1 strength, but is expected to weaken to a tropical storm with sustained winds of 80 to 90 kmph (5..

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Cyclone Vardah likely to hit Tamil Nadu and AP; NDRF and forces geared up for rescue ops

Tamil Nadu and its suburbs are likely to have a severe cyclonic storm i.e cyclone Vardah today. Like to tell you that, the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra have already experienced a very heavy rainfall and strong wind since early morning. There is an estimate of heavy loss in both the states due to cyclonic wind vardah...

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Church collapsed in Nigeria, 160 worshipers killed

A church building collapsed in Uyo on Saturday while service was in session where 160 people may have been killed by the collapse. The collapsed church belonged to Reigners Bible Church International...

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Helicopter crashes in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony area, pilot dead

A helicopter crashed in Mumbai's Aarey colony area where four persons who were on the helicopter were injured in the crash. ..

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All stranded tourists safely evacuted from cyclon affected Havelock islands

A fleet of seven ships and six helicopters evacuated 2,376 tourists, including several foreign nationals, stranded in two islands of the Andamans due to cyclonic weather since December 5...

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Train movement goes berserk due to dense fog

Dense fog and low to poor visibility have affected the running schedule of the trains including the Rajdhani and Shatabdi express trains coming to and going from north India since last some days...

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Tourists stranded in Havelock island are safe, rescue operations to launch as intensity of the cyclone reduces

More than 800 tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock island due to cyclonic weather conditions and heavy rain. In context to this very serious matter Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh has said in a tweet that he is personally monitoring the situations...

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Pak Airline plane carrying 47 crashes enroute Islamabad

Civil aviation authority confirms plane went down in the north of country and police say it is still ablaze...

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Navy deployed ships to rescue tourists stranded in Andaman Nicobar’s Havelock island

Indian Navy on Wednesday has deployed four ships to rescue more than 800 tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock island due to heavy rain. Like to tell you that the heavy rain had hit hard to Andaman and Nicobar due to deep depression over Bay of Bengal since two days...

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54 people dead and many injured in Indonesia’s Earthquake

At least 54 people were killed and several feared trapped in rubble in a strong earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Aceh province of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on Wednesday morning according to the head of the Aceh Red Cross. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers. No tsunami alert was issued...

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People tag PM Modi with ‘TIME Person of the Year’ title; final decision awaited

While the suspense still exists as who will win the ‘Person of the Year’ title of TIME, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already won the readers’ preference. PM Modi emerged as the winner of the reader’s poll for the TIME’s title, putting behind other leaders, artists and politicians behind. He came forward as the most influential figure in 2016 among people who voted.The magazine’s editors decide the final Person of the Year, but poll results provide a look at how the world sees these figures. The ..

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Aiming to rebuild Nepal post earthquake; Nepalese team meets Indian NDMA officials

A nine-member Nepalese Needs Assessment Team visited the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday. R.K. Jain, Member, NDMA, welcomed the delegation and explained India's institutional framework for Disaster Management. The National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier this year and its holistic approach towards Disaster Management spelling out the roles and responsibilities of all levels of Government was also discussed...

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Explosive unit in Tamil Nadu catches fire killing at least 10 people, about 15 others injured

Amidst the fear of approaching Cyclone Nada, Tamil Nadu faced a tragic accident on Thursday when a fire at an explosive-making unit killed 10 people. The deaths occurred after the fire triggered an explosion in the unit situated at Murugapatti, which is situated at about 40 kilometers from Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). The reason for the accident is unknown at present but the rescue operations have been started by authorities. The fire fighting units were sent to the spot. At least 15 people have also ..

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Three officers killed, one injured after Indian army helicoptor crashed near Sukna, West Bengal

Three Indian Army officers were killed and one junior commissioned officer critically injured after an army helicopter crashed at Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal around 11.45 am Wednesday morning. While three officers died on the spot, a junior commissioned officer was evacuated and admitted to a hospital in a critical condition. It is said that the helicopter was on its way back to the camp’s helipad at Sukna, near Silgirui, from a routine mission...

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NDMA warns fishermen as cyclone ‘Nada’ turns towards Tamil Nadu & Puducherry

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday warned fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to avoid going into the sea and coastal areas due Cyclone threats. As a cyclone waves have turned from Bay of Bengal towards Westside, a possible cyclone threat roams over the Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry in the next 12 hours. The authority informed that the cyclone depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-North Westerwards for the past six hours of Wednesday afternoon with a speed about ..

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Firebreak at Turkey’s students dormitory kills 12, several others injured

At least 12 people killed and more than 20 severely wounded after a fire broke out in a girls dormitory in Turkey's southern province of Adana on Tuesday. The dead mostly include school girls. Their identities are yet to be revealed but they are claimed to be 14 or under. Rescue teams arrived at the location immediately to tackle the fire at the dormitory building, parts of which were turned into a blazing wreck as the roof collapsed. Injured were promptly taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities ..

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Plane aboard with Brazilian soccer players crashes in Colombia; six survivors rescued

In a shocking and terrible accident, a plane carrying players and crew members of a Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia on Tuesday. The plane carried 81 people of whom 72 were passengers and 9 were crew members. The plane included athletes, leaders, journalists and other guests who were with the delegation.The charter aircraft took off from Santa Cruz of Bolivia carrying members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. The team was scheduled to play against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in ..

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At least 7 killed and 18 wounded in jeep accident at Nepal

At least seven passengers were killed and eighteen other wounded when a jeep met with an accident in Nawalparasi district of Nepal at around 9.40 am on Sunday. The jeep was heading for Kadabheri from Bulingtar in the district, slipped off a mountain highway, about 170 km from the capital city of Kathmandu. Nepal's Home Ministry officials said such accidents have been frequently taking place due to overloading and speeding. "The local administration and police have been given stringent orders to ..

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Massive fire breaks out at furniture market in Mumbai; rescue operations underway

About fifteen fire engines and ten water tanks reached the furniture market situated at Oshiwara area on Relief Road in Jogeshwari in Mumbai, which caught heavy fire possibly due to a cylinder blast. No causalities have been reported yet in the category 4 (high-intensity) fire.Meanwhile, Mumbai police informed that police officers have reached the spot and traffic to Oshiwara from Goregaon has been diverted to SV road. Traffic towards A-1 Darbar hotel is also stopped. People have been evacuated from ..

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Arab social media goes viral with “#Israel_IsBurning”  as thousands evacuated in Israel

Even as Israeli authorities started on war footing evacuation of tens of thousands from Haifa on Thursday to save them from the fires, the Arab social media was celebrating ‘burning of Israel’...

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86 people killed, several missing while Rohingya Muslims escaped to Bangladesh

A potential number of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have migrated into Bangladesh, their neighbouring country this week. In a bid to escape an uncertain violence arose resulting to a boat sink in a river killing at least 86 people. Around 30000 are claimed to be displaced, Rohingya refugees are missing since Tuesday while crossing River Naaf separating Myanmar and Bangladesh. They escaped from Myanmar in search of a better nation but unfortunately had to face the menace. While some gone misplaced ..

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40 people killed in China’s Jiangxi after power-plant cooling tower collapsed

Today Morning, 40 people have died after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 am, and rescuers are on their duty to handle the situation...

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hits Japan; tsunami warnings lifted off

East coast of Japan had been hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.9. Also a warning was issued in Japan so as to warn citizens of the occurrence of peril. No Immediate reports of damage or casualties came in post the earthquake. The calamity struck the capital Tokyo at around 5:59am and was 67km off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10km according to US Geological Survey. Japan Meteorological Agency put out tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast. ..

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Centre-state extends helping hand towards Patna-Indore rail accident victims; ex gratia declared

Expressing deep regret and anguish over the rail accident that took place in Uttar Pradesh, centre-state extended their helping hand to provide monetary assistance to the sufferers and survivors of the unfortunate and uncertain accident. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has announced ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs for the next of kin of those killed, and Rs. 50,000 for those seriously injured, in the rail accident in Uttar Pradesh, from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund...

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100 killed, over 220 injured after Patna-Indore train derails in Kanpur

At least 100 people killed and more than 220 injured when 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Pukhrayan area in Kanpur at around 3am on Sunday morning. Also, PM Narendra Modi expressed his deep anguish over the incident. The death toll after some hours the accident happenned was around 60 which has now risen to 100.Zaqi Ahmed, inspector general of police for Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh confirmed the death toll. Trapped passengers are moved from site to Malasa railway station in a special ..

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Fuel tank blast in Mozambique kills 73 leaves 100 injured

Nearly 73 people killed and more than 100 are wounded after an overturned truck exploded in western Mozambique. The lorry carrying fuel blew up while transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira, according to a statement by the government. The statement quoted, "The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck, Because of the heat, the truck burst into flames." Initially the death toll was at 43 but later an official letter claimed 73, and at least 100 injured. ..

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Fuel tank blast in Mozambique kills 73 leaves 100 injured

Nearly 73 people killed and more than 100 are wounded after an overturned truck exploded in western Mozambique. The lorry carrying fuel blew up while transporting fuel to Malawi from the port city of Beira, according to a statement by the government. The statement quoted, "The incident occurred when citizens tried to take petrol from a truck, Because of the heat, the truck burst into flames." Initially the death toll was at 43 but later an official letter claimed 73, and at least 100 injured. ..

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake struck on Delhi-Harayana border

Today Morning, tremors were felt in New Delhi and parts of National Capital Region(NCR) after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck on the Delhi-Haryana border...

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New Zealand faces 7.5 magnitude earthquake; at least 2 dead and thousands evacuated

New Zealand faced a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Sunday which lead Tsunami attack in the south-eastern nation. The calamity forced out people of their homes and hotels in Wellington. Wellington had heavy rain and gale force winds - gusting up to 140km/h - later in evening.A spokesperson for the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office said hundreds of people were evacuated from homes and apartments after the quake, though few hotels had been evacuated...

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Massive sinkhole collapses the roads in Fukuoka, Japan

In Fukuoka, Japan a gigantic sinkhole has opened swallowing huge sections of road including traffic lights, near underground work to extend a subway tunnel, cutting off power, water and gas supplies to parts of the city...

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UN chief stresses on reducing tsunami risks on World Tsunami Awareness Day

On occasion of the first World Tsunami Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon emphasized the importance of reducing current and future levels of risk, particularly through strengthening preparedness, on Saturday. World Tsunami Awareness Day is marked on 5 November. The theme of the 2016 World Tsunami Day is Effective Education and Evacuation Drills. “Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy ..

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Two trains collide in Pakistan killing at least 17 passengers

In the worst ever collision of two passenger trains at Landhi railway station near Karachi, at least 17 were killed and over 40 injured on Thursday morning, reported Karachi’s ‘Dawn’ newspaper quoting hospital sources...

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Two trains collide in Pakistan killing at least 17 passengers

In the worst ever collision of two passenger trains at Landhi railway station near Karachi, at least 17 were killed and over 40 injured on Thursday morning, reported Karachi’s ‘Dawn’ newspaper quoting hospital sources...

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India has a fully functional Indian Ocean Tsunami warning system says PM Modi

While Inaugurating the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra pointed out the accomplishments of our country to counter natural disasters. Discussing the achievement of our country in the field of disaster management, PM informed that India has a fully functional Indian Ocean Tsunami warning system.He also informed that similar improvements have been made to tackle Cyclones disasters. “Same goes for improvements in cyclone early warning. If we ..

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate conference on disaster risk reduction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating a three-day Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 on Thursday. The Conference will be held from November 3-5 in New Delhi. Speaking to media Union Minister..

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NIA initiates probing the Malappuram car blast in Kerala

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will investigate about the blast that took place at Malappuram Collectorate compound in Kerala on Tuesday. Three cars were damaged in the blast that took place in the afternoon and no casualities reported. Dy. SP Abdul Khader leaded the team to Malappuram on Wednesday morning and examined the evidence collected from the site. A paper box, a pen drive, a printed paper ascribing the blast to the Base Movement and some batteries and wires were recovered by Police ..

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UN urges global community to show solidarity with Haitian people post hurricane Matthew

International Body United Nations on Tuesday urged the people world over to show harmony with the Haitian citizens who have facing a tough time post the Matthew hurricane.Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to show solidarity with the Haitian people as they struggle to cope with the impact Hurricane and an ongoing cholera epidemic, particularly through financial support for the new United Nations system-wide approach to tackle the spread of the disease...

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Explosion in China kills 14; more than 145 injured

At least 14 people killed and more than 147 injured in a powerful explosion at the site of some prefabricated houses in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Monday. The explosion, cause of which is still not known occurred at around 2pm. Five prefabricated houses were hit by the explosion causing damage to nearly dozens of buildings including the local hospital at Xinmin Township, Fugu County. Also, 58 nearby houses and 62 cars were damaged by the explosion...

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Bus crash in California kills 13; several others injured

At least 13 people killed and 31 others injured in the California, US when a bus carrying 44 passengers ran into the back of a lorry. The bus driver was among those killed and the truck driver was injured. The tour bus was returning from an overnight trip to a casino near the Salton Sea. The crash occurred at 5.17am on the westbound 10 in Desert Hot Springs. Most of the dead, including the driver were at the front of the bus...

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MI-8 helicopter crash kills 19 people; black box found

In a terrible mishap, the MI-8 helicopter crashed in Siberia which killed 19 people. The rescue team rushed in the crash landing area. According to the three survivors are in heavy condition. Rescue teams found both black boxes of the helicopter. "Both black boxes have been found — a flight data recorder and a voice recorder. After investigative procedures, they will be sent for decryption," the source said...

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Typhoon Haima in Philippines kills at least 12 people; high alert issued

At least 12 people killed as the strongest storm, Typhoon Haima hits Manila, Philippines on Friday. Almost all services in the global financial hub were ordered to be shut by Hong Kong due to the storm. Rice and corn fields were devastated at large. Philippine authorities who assessed and analyzed the damage to infrastructure and crops confirmed that thousands of hectares of farmland were destructed in Northern provinces...

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Typhoon Haima in Philippines kills at least 12 people; high alert issued

At least 12 people killed as the strongest storm, Typhoon Haima hits Manila, Philippines on Friday. Almost all services in the global financial hub were ordered to be shut by Hong Kong due to the storm. Rice and corn fields were devastated at large. Philippine authorities who assessed and analyzed the damage to infrastructure and crops confirmed that thousands of hectares of farmland were destructed in Northern provinces...

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Haima typhoon shatters Philippines, brings massive destruction

Haima is the 12th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year and could be as destructive as Yolanda, which in 2013 left more than 7 thousand dead.  ..

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SUM hospital trustee Manoj Ranjan Nayak arrested by Odisha police over fire mishap

Manoj Ranjan Nayak, the chairman of Sikshya O Anusandhan Charitable Trust that runs the Sum Hospital was arrested on Thursday after he surrendered before Khandagiri police. Fire tragedy at Bhubaneswar’s SUM hospital killed 21 of its patients and left more than 100 injured. "Manoj Nayak surrenders at Khandagiri Police Station. He is arrested and under interrogation," said Commissioner of Police, Y B Khurania...

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Pakistan Air Force’s pilot dies as Mirage jet crashes in Karachi

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) lost its pilot as Mirage jet crashed near Karachi’s Musharraf Colony on Tuesday. PAF Mirage jet bearing tale number 921 took off from Masroor Base, before it crashed near Musharraf Colony, informed Squadron leader Baqir Ali. The Senior Superintendent Police confirmed the death of the pilot with the statement, ‘A Mirage plane crashed near Musharraf colony.’..

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19 killed and over 100 injured at hospital in Odisha due to fire caused by short circuit

At least nineteen people were killed and more than hundred were injured after a shot-circuit caused a fire break-out at a hospital in Odisha. The fire broke out at the Sum hospital in Bhubaneswar due to short circuit.Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik ordered the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) level probe into the matter. Patnaik also visited the hospital to review the situation of the rescued patients. Expressing his grief over the incident, Patnaik said free treatment would be provided ..

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Deadly flood in Vietnam kills 24 people; several missing

Around 24 people killed and several other missing in central Vietnam after Floods due to heavy rainfall occurred in four central provinces. The heavy rainfall, began last Wednesday have brought amounts of rain ranging from 300 to 900mm over the past few days, according to the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. The previous 24 hours saw a massive 526mm, giving a total of 961mm of rain in just two days. The province of Ha Tinh on Vietnam's north central coast recorded 235mm of ..

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PM Modi and President condoles loss of lives during stampede in Varanasi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and injuries sustained by the persons in the stampede of 15th October, 2016 at Rajghat bridge between Varanasi and Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh. “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured. I have spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi”, the Prime Minister said...

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Stampede at Rajghat Bridge at Varanasi kills at least 19; about 60 injured

At least 19 people were killed and about 60 injured due to stampede in Varanasi on Saturday. The incident took place when thousands of followers of religious leader Jai Gurudev were on their way to Domri village on the banks of the Ganga to take part in the two-day camp, police said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid condolences to the loss of lives in the mishap.Police said the stampede occurred when hundreds of followers of a Hindu seer rushed towards a source of water as they were left dizzy and ..

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Stampede at Rajghat Bridge at Varanasi kills at least 19; about 60 injured

At least 19 people were killed and about 60 injured due to stampede in Varanasi on Saturday. The incident took place when thousands of followers of religious leader Jai Gurudev were on their way to Domri village on the banks of the Ganga to take part in the two-day camp, police said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid condolences to the loss of lives in the mishap.Police said the stampede occurred when hundreds of followers of a Hindu seer rushed towards a source of water as they were left dizzy and ..

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Ratlam bus accident takes lives of 17; several injured

Over 17 people died and more than a dozen injured in a bus accident near Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh on Friday. The accident took place at around 11am near Mewasa village when the bus was on its way to Ratlam. At least 13 people were pulled out from the bus in injured condition and were immediately reffered to a hospital in Ratlam by locals and police officials. The bus was carrying more than 40 passengers...

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UN Mission work up to ensure smooth, safe aid delivery after hurricane

While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful Category 4 storm that battered the tiny island nation last week, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official on Wednesday reported that significant headway is being made clearing the roads to facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid...

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Govt to celebrate 5th Nov as 1st World Tsunami awareness day; aims at increasing disaster awareness

November 5 will be celebrated as the First World Tsunami Awareness Day. To honour the occasion an event will be held with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016. India, along with 23 other Indian Ocean countries, participated in a tsunami mock drill on September 7-8, 2016. Awareness raising activities will be organized throughout the Conference. The Conference is organized by the Government of India from November 3-5, ..

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Govt to organize painting competition for children to create awareness on disaster risk reduction

During the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 a national level painting competition for school children aged between 10-14 years will be held on November 3, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The Conference will be organized from November 3-5, 2016 by the Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Themes relating to Disaster Risk Reduction will be arranged in order to make children aware of its need ..

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Air Force Helicopter-crash in Afghanistan kills all seven on board

An Afghan air force helicopter stormed into the grounds of northern Afghanistan on Sunday which took lives of at least seven people on board following the crash. The Afghan Defence Ministry officials said that it was an accident and the investigation is underway...

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National mourning declared in Haiti due to damages caused by Hurricane Matthew

A three days national mourning for the sufferers and survivors of Hurricane Matthew is observed in Haiti. At least 900 were killed; more than ten thousand left homeless and around 35000 need aid. The storm has devastated lives and properly at large. President Barack Obama has declared emergencies in North and South Carolina, Florida and Georgia and ordered to provide help to the victims. At least 13 people in the Caribbean region have died from outbreaks of cholera since the storm infecting 60 ..

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Death toll by Hurricane Matthew in Caribbean nation Haiti reaches to 800

A sudden rise in number of people killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew is observed. Around 800 died and more than ten thousand are left homeless. People in Haiti are left with very little to survive and rehabilitate. Local clinics in the area witnessed overflow of patients who suffered and survived the disaster. Scarcity of food and mixing of water with sewage due to floods have resulted in outbreak of diseases leading to deaths. Humans were not the only one who suffered the devastation, livestock ..

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Emergency declared in 3 states of U.S as Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida

Thousands of people in Florida are urged by the Forecasters and public officials to evacuate on account of Hurricane Matthew likely to approach Florida. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has claimed that the storm could be the most powerful and devastating one to strike Florida in 118 years. Hurricane Matthew, a monster storm that destructed Caribbean regions on Tuesday. The disaster killed at least 323 in Haiti. Extremely dangerous winds of 130 mph (215 kph) that the storm carried destroyed ..

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UN deploys response teams for relief operations in Caribbean nations post hurricane Matthew

October United Nations has stationed emergency response teams in Haiti and Jamaica for relief operations for the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean region.The teams have been ordered to coordinate rapid assessments and support disaster response. Though the full extent of the impact remains unclear, the Haitian Government has reported that a number of lives have been lost and at least 350,000 people need immediate assistance. ..

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Hurricane Matthew hits Caribbean nation Haiti, NASA captures movement of category-4 storm  

Capturing natural occurrences have become a common task for NASA. The American space agency has now captured Hurricane Matthew which landed on Southwestern Haiti on Tuesday. The hurricane hit the Caribbean island country as a category-4 storm—the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean nation in more than 50 years.Just after hours of the landfall of the Matthew, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrora diometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image. At the time, Matthew ..

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Jhelum Express derailed; Railway issues emergency helpline number

10 coaches of the Jammu Tawi-Pune Jhelum Express derailed near the Satluj River in Jalandhar district on Tuesday. Whereupon Railway issued emergency helpline number 01612750501 in Ludhiana and 01812225966 in Jalandhar to provide information about the injured and current situation. 8 were injured and taken to a nearby hospital in Ludhiana. The Pune-bound train derailed at 3:10 a.m. between Phillaur and Ladhowal stations of the Jalandhar-Ludhiana section of the Ferozepur division of Northern Railway. ..

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Religious event in Ethopia witnesses 52 deaths

Around 52 people were killed in Ethiopia in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a religious festival. The Oromia regional government confirmed the death toll at 52 and several injured were taken to the hospital. Around two million people were attending the annual Irrecha event in Bishoftu. Event took place in one of the country's most sensitive regions, Oromia, where deadly protests demanding wider freedoms were earlier ..

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India follows cross-border fraternity; sends financial aid to Tanzania for Kagera quake relief

Setting an example of humanity and cross-border brotherhood, India helped Tanzania by providing funds for the aid of people who were affected by the Kagera earthquake. Indian Government sent financial assistance to the Tanzania government which would help for the relief procedures for loss of life and property caused by the deadly natural calamity. The Indian Government of India has contributed a sum of USD 2, 50,000 (rupees 1 crore 70 lakh rupees approx) to the Tanzanian government for Kagera earthquake ..

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Commuter-packed train rams into Hoboken station; 3 dead, over 100 injured

A commuter-packed train in New Jersey rammed into a station called Hoboken at a peak hour on Friday. Three people are reported as dead as of now and over 100 people are injured. The reports are that several of them are into critical condition...

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Typhoon Megi quivers Taiwan; over thousands of locals and tourists evacuated

Taiwan who already faced two typhoons in two weeks, on Tuesday again had to face the third one which created havoc in the country. The typhoon Megi severely disturbed the routine of the Taiwan locals as thousands of people evacuated and hundreds of flights were disrupted. The region is still under violent winds and torrential rain ahead of landfall in eastern Taiwan...

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Indian Air Force rescues 23 labourers at Edupalaya temple

In Telangana, 23 construction workers trapped on an island amidst strong currents were successfully airlifted by two Chetek helicopters of the Indian Air Force and moved them on safer places on Sunday. The labourers from Odisha were stranded at the Edupalya temple in Edupayala village in Medak district due to the flooding of the Manjira River. The operation lasted for more than an hour. The helicopters landed back after successful completion of the rescue despite inclement weather in the area. The ..

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Over 309 rescuers rush in to rescue people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana

Continuous heavy rains lashed several districts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana where normal life has been thrown out of gear due to flood-like situation. Heavy downpour wreaked havoc in the low lying parts and stranded several people...

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Floods claim 17 lives in AP, Telangana, NDRF engages in rescue operations

This is the worst rainfall in Hyderabad in 108 years. Some of the low-lying areas are still cut off from the rest of the city...

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School bus in Amritsar falls in defence drain; 8 children dead, several injured

In an unfortunate accident in Muhawa village near Amritsar eight children died, with several injured, after their school bus fell into a defence drain on Tuesday. Police and school authorities have rushed to the spot where a rescue operation is underway.There were DAV Public School students in the bus from Attari, Amritsar. The accident took place in Muhawa village at around 1:00 pm when the bus, carrying 37 children, was dropping children home after school. ..

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Bus falls into the pond in Bihar’s Madhubani district

Madhubani Sept 19: At least 35 passengers were killed when a bus fell into a roadside pond in Bihar’s Madhubani district. The accident took place at Basaitha chowk, about 50 km from the district headquarters.  About 65 pa..

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Iranian cyclist ‘Sarafraz Bahman’ dies due to crash during racing event at Rio Paralympics

An Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad died after a crash in a C4-5 cycling road race at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. This is reported as the first death at the Games since they began in 1960, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said. An investigation into the accident has been launched. The cyclist took up the sport in 2002. This was not the first time that he participated, earlier he also competed in the London Paralympics...

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Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends with 16 tragic deaths during idol immersions

Unfortunately, the Ganpati visarjan in Maharahstra ended on a tragic note. The festival this year witnessed 16 deaths in 24 hours during the immersion of thousands of idols of the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha. Two people are missing. Seven died in Nashik during immersion ceremonies in the district. ..

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North Mexico: Traffic accident kills 11 tourists, injures 8

Eleven tourists died and eight injured in a traffic accident in northern Mexico. Jalisco state Civil Protection office said in a statement that a van collided with a tow truck near the township of Jalostotitlan, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Guadalajara. Injured were immediately taken to the hospital nearby. All of the dead were riding in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter van. Eight of them died at the scene and three others died after being taken to the hospital. ..

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Dhaka's packaging factory struck by fire; 23 workers dead

A packaging factory near Bangladesh’s capital was struck by a boiler which exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory on Saturday. The blast took away the lives of at least 23 workers and injuring dozens according to the reports...

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Earthquake hits Tanzania severely; 13 dead and 203 injured

A magnitude 5.7earthquake hit northwest Tanzania, 13 people were killed and around 203 injured. The quake was recorded at a depth of 6 miles (10km) and located 27 miles (44km) from Bukoba, close to the western shore of Lake Victoria. The quake was felt as far away as western Kenya and parts of Uganda, which share the waters of Lake Victoria. Tremors were also felt in Kigali, Rwanda...

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Bus overturns in Odisha;16 died and 25 injured

20 people were killed and 25 others injured when a bus overturned from a bridge into a 50-ft ditch at Manitri near in Odisha’s Angul district on Friday morning. The driver of the bus that was going to Diptipur in Bargarh area from Bhubaneswar lost control of the vehicle and the bus overturned and tumbled off a bridge...

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13 devotees drown in Tungabhadra river during Ganesha visarjan; rescue operation underway

In a terrible event in Karnataka, around 13 people reportedly drowned in Tungabhadra River in its Shivamogga district on Wednesday afternoon. Local people currently washed up with the festive colours of Ganesh Chaturthi, came at the river in large proportions to immerse the idols of Ganesha, a popular ritual called ‘visarjan’...

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Bus, fuel tanker collision in Afghanistan kills 38 and injures 35

At least 38 were killed early Sunday when a passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker in the southern province of Zabul. The bus was travelling from Kandahar to Kabul when the accident took place in the Jildak area of Zabul province. More than 25 people were injured in this accident...

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Mark Zuckerberg expresses grief over loss of AMOS 6 satellite during test launch by SpaceX

“I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite”, these were the words of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he expressed grief over the SpaceX’s accident which demolished AMOS 6 satellite.The AMOS 6 satellite, which intended to bring internet access to parts of sub-Saharan Africa under initiative ‘Internet.org’ of Facebook, was brunt to ashes during a failed launch test in Florida on Thursday when the rocket meant to carry it to space exploded...

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Italy shatters after earthquake; national mourning held in presence of President Sergio Mattarella

Italy began a day of national mourning on Saturday after the terrible earthquake of magnitude 6.2 that pulled Italy into the shatters. The national mourning includes a state funeral for some of the victims in Ascoli Piceno to be attended by Premier Matteo Renzi and President Sergio Mattarella...

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Bus falls in Trishuli River in Nepal; 22 bodies recovered till now

In Nepal, at least 22 persons were killed and 17 others injured when the bus they were aboard plunged 100 metres down into Trishuli River along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section in Chitwan district. The mishap took place at around 4:45 am on Friday...

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Death toll after Italy earthquake rises to 247

The central Italy was terribly shaken by the earthquake on Wednesday after which several people were left homeless. Incidentally, the death toll has risen to 247 gradually and so has the number of those missing and injured has risen to 368. According t the reports, the number of deaths witnessed in Rieti province is 190 and 57 in neighbouring Ascoli Piceno province. Apart from this, several people are reported as missing for which over 4,300 rescuers are searching for survivors using heavy lifting ..

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UN asks its relief wing to monitor over situations in Italy and Myanmar after earthquake

In the wake of powerful earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar, the United Nations relief wing is monitoring the situations, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said the UN and its partners stand ready to support both countries and local actors should any humanitarian support be needed. “The Secretary-General is saddened by the reports of lives lost and damage caused by earthquakes today in Italy and Myanmar,” Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told the regular daily briefing at UN Headquarters, ..

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Cops harp on putting glow strips on cattle horns to avoid accidents

Stray cattle are a traffic hazard in India. Especially, during the night driving, these stray cattle are sure to cause a mishap, many times a fatal one. However, the police have discovered a solution to this traffic hazard...

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Central Italy shakes by magnitude of 6.2 earthquake; victims stuck under rubble

The central Italy, on the early Wednesday, was hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake leaving thirty-eight people dead so far and several injured. According to the reports, residents fled their homes and ran into the streets. The terrible earthquake also left the buildings in shatters and the areas are void of power. This earthquake also sent the traces of tremors in Rome at the distance of 100 miles...

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Around 250 people fall sick due to toxic gas leak in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong

After a terrible toxic gas leak from a fertilizer unit in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong, around 250 people, including children, have fallen sick. The residents were also evacuated from their homes after the leak on Tuesday. An explosion at a chemical fertiliser factory left people needing medical treatment after toxic gas spread across large parts of Chittagong city...

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