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Hole drilled in Tapovan tunnel for possible location of trapped men

February 13, 2021 1:02 pm

So far, 38 bodies have been recovered from the affected areas while 166 people are still missing. As many as 25-35 people are believed to be trapped inside the Tapovan tunnel.

First woman IPS officer who scaled South Pole leading ITBP ops in U'khand

February 11, 2021 11:54 pm

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aparna Kumar, a 2002-batch Indian Police Service officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre and a mother of two children, is the senior-most field officer of ITBP on the ground.

Floods in France, Italy swept bodies out of cemeteries

October 06, 2020 8:17 pm

A spokesperson for the Alpes-Maritimes regional administration said corpses unearthed from cemeteries have washed up on the Italian side. The cemetery corpses were in such an advanced state of decomposition that they were clearly distinguishable from recent storm victims, she added.

Pune: Couple jumps into canal to save drowning son; mother dies, father missing

May 17, 2020 9:16 am

The couple and their four children had gone to a canal in Kunjirwadi on Saturday afternoon, when one their sons entered the canal water and was dragged away by the strong current.

Army jawan slips into Satluj on LAC in Kinnaur

April 17, 2020 7:43 pm

The jawan slipped into the river while negotiating a crossing on the river near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Kinnaur district.

Bad weather hits rescue operations by choppers

September 29, 2018 4:37 am

The rescue operation was hit by cloudy weather and moderate rain in Kullu-Manali and parts of Lahaul-Spiti as the helicopters could not fly after 2pm on Friday.

Thailand cave rescue complete: A day-by-day look at the mission

July 10, 2018 6:15 pm

On June 30, the effort to locate the missing picks up the pace again, as a break in the rain eases flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world, including Australia and China, join the rescue mission.

Watch: Inspiring videos of how Chennai residents helped each other out during adversity

December 08, 2015 2:22 pm

Videos that show Chennai's spirit to combat all odds together go viral.

Navy will lead ‘Op Lehar’ for rescue

October 13, 2014 3:12 am

To bolster the transport efforts, IAF has kept one IL-76, one C-17 and five AN-32 aircraft ready at Chandigarh, Delhi, Jorhat and Agra.

In rough terrain, 300 NDRF personnel race against time

July 31, 2014 2:31 am

More teams of NDRF from their Mumbai base are likely to be pressed into operation.


Jammu and Kashmir floods: Struggle for relief continues

September 13, 2014 11:04 am

As flood response efforts move from rescue to relief and rehabilitation, Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced a Rs 200 crore assistance package.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Rescue operations intensify

September 10, 2014 2:44 pm

Water levels have started receding in Srinagar city, one of the worst hit by the deluge, facilitating rescue workers to pluck out another 29,000 persons to safety.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Massive rescue operations underway

September 10, 2014 12:02 pm

The flood fury unleashed more death and destruction in Jammu and Kashmir, claiming the lives of nearly 150 people and leaving many marooned.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Situation still grim, rescue operations on

September 10, 2014 12:02 pm

The flood situation in Kashmir worsened on Sunday as many parts of Srinagar were inundated and vital roads submerged.


Kolkata bridge collapse: Rescue operations continue at the site, Mamata Banerjee to visit at 2 pm

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

At least one person was killed and 25 others injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majherhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. The rescuers did not find anyone trapped in the debris overnight, but a police officer said clearance operations was

Soldiers train for avalanche rescue at high altitude in Gulmarg

February 10, 2016 3:53 pm

Gulmarg, Feb 10 (ANI): After nine Indian Army soldiers died in the Siachen glacier avalanche on February 3, High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) trainers held training rescue sessions for soldiers at high altitudes near Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg region. Major Varun Khujuria, instructor at HAWS, stated the soldiers deployed on the high altitudes are given proper training for handling natural calamities. He added that only HAWS carries out rescue operations throughout the Himalayas. Ajpal Singh, a trainee, said that it's a nine-week basic course, which trains the soldiers to survive on higher altitudes. Proper knowledge of skiing equipments is also given to the soldiers.