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Centre's assistance to Maharashtra, four other states hit by natural disasters

The states include Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry

03 Mar 2022 1:06 PM

AA Edit | Govt put greed over need, brace for more disasters

Aerial surveys ministers are plain political gimmicks when what is needed is resolve to preserve fragile ecological structures

22 Oct 2021 3:08 AM

India Meteorological Department to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

Officials say this can help improve 3-6 hours prediction of extreme weather events, especially for issuing nowcasts

02 Aug 2020 2:37 PM

Twitter launches search prompt to get you help during natural disasters

The social network has partnered with the National Disaster Response Force to expand its efforts towards handling disaster situations.

15 Jul 2020 7:15 PM

Women deal with natural disasters better than men

When natural disasters strike, men and women respond differently: Study.

23 Sep 2019 11:55 AM


Global inequality is 25 per cent higher due to climate change

Poorer countries – those that have contributed far less to climate change – tend to be situated in warmer regions.

07 May 2019 10:59 AM

51 dead as rainstorm lashes South Africa

South African authorities on Wednesday said that at least 51 people were killed, including two Zambian minors aged six and nine.

24 Apr 2019 8:18 PM

To mitigate plight in face of nature’s fury

Natural disasters have become customary visitors to Tamil Nadu.

05 Dec 2018 12:05 AM

Cyclone Season: Are You Fully protected?

Some of the worst weather events occur at the end of the year. Here's how to protect your assets-and your loved ones.

29 Oct 2018 12:10 AM

India suffered USD 79.5 billion economic loss due to climate disaster: UN report

The economies of US, China, Japan, India and Puerto Rico have been the worst affected, the report added.

11 Oct 2018 9:12 PM


Activist claims city not prepared for natural disasters

The incidents from natural disasters include building and wall collapse, short circuit, gas leakage among others.

24 Aug 2018 2:00 AM

A true disaster

Kerala floods have revealed an ugly truth as for the first time a natural disaster is being used to incite hatred.

21 Aug 2018 12:00 AM

Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds: Study

Even drawing the public's attention to unbiased, neutral facts does not mitigate this contagion of panic.

11 Jun 2018 2:38 PM

Researchers say Twitter users spread false news during disasters

Here is what a new study has found.

15 May 2018 3:24 PM

A walk to stress on farmers issues

The Kisan Sabha had staged a gherao in CBS Nashik in 2016 and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had accepted the farmers’ demands.

06 Mar 2018 6:34 AM


Delhi police to get vehicles with tools to rescue accident victims

Vehicles will be fitted with state-of-the-art gadgets and equipment, with an independent power source in them.

14 Jan 2018 2:32 AM

Global warming will put millions more at flood risk in next two decades

Researchers say fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters nowadays.

13 Jan 2018 12:51 PM

Year ender 2017: The toll of environmental disasters on Earth

Hurricanes were more powerful, floods more debilitating and wildfires more damning in 2017.

30 Dec 2017 4:20 PM

Not a merry Christmas in Philippines: Scores spend festival in shelters after storm

Tropical Storm Tembin unleashed landslides and flash floods that left more than 200 people dead and 144 missing.

25 Dec 2017 10:10 AM

Christmas washed away in Philippines as storm, floods kill 200; 144 missing

Rescuers said a total of 103 houses were carried off by rampaging floodwaters in Dalama.

24 Dec 2017 11:49 AM