Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

National Disaster Response Force


Mahad landslide: 31 bodies stay buried, search op called off at the residents’ request

July 27, 2021 5:46 am

The operation was stopped at the request of village residents, who preferred for the bodies to remain buried rather than pulled out in a mutilated or decomposed condition.

Cyclone relief: Gujarat government seeks Rs 9,836 crore central aid

June 09, 2021 12:30 am

Seeking central aid, the government pointed out that the cyclone that struck the state on May 17 was the “biggest one in the past 50 years”.

Teams deployed, resources mobilised: Navy, NDRF gear up for Cyclone Nisarga

June 02, 2020 11:01 pm

Till Tuesday, 15 teams of the NDRF were deployed in coastal areas of Maharashtra including Mumbai, and 17 more were deployed in Gujarat. Five more teams are being airlifted from Visakhapatnam for deployment in Maharashtra.

Local agencies play bigger role in disaster response: Additional Secy to PM Modi

July 01, 2019 2:53 am

The NDRF, he said, can be a source of inspiration. “It can also guide capacity development of local response organisations, but it cannot replace them.”

Andhra Pradesh: Launch capsizes in Godavari river, over 10 feared drowned

May 16, 2018 2:13 am

While 20 people managed to swim ashore, at least 10 were reported as missing till late evening, East Godavari District Collector Kartikeya Mishra said.

Nepal Earthquake: For hours he heard mother, wife, daughter cry — until they stopped

May 01, 2015 6:31 am

When the earthquake struck on Saturday, Prajapati and his son were buried under their three-storey house in Balaju, one of the worst affected residential areas of Kathmandu, but managed to escape with minor injuries.

‘Disaster management plan mandatory for all schools’: BMC

March 24, 2015 1:10 am

BMC has asked all civic schools to prepare a disaster management plan in the next two weeks.

5-storey building falls, techie dies

November 01, 2014 4:01 am

Miraculous escape for other residents of Pitaram Complex in Narhe in early hours of Friday

Malin was a tragedy waiting to happen

August 13, 2014 2:10 am

The landslide had been building for years — only no one stopped to notice the signs until 151 lives were lost

Remembering the village that was

August 08, 2014 4:11 am

Survivors at Asane relief camp recount tragedy to visitors; road being laid to connect site to neighbouring villages.


Multi-storey building collapses in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden; many feared trapped

July 19, 2015 10:08 am

Two people were killed, while eight others, including some children, injured when a five-storey building collapsed in West Delhi’s Vishnu Garden area on Saturday evening.