Tag: National Disaster Response Force

NDRF Inspector Injured During Cyclone Bulbul Airlifted To Delhi AIIMS

Bhubaneswar: The National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) inspector Manoranjan Das, who suffered critical injuries during relief and restoration work in cyclone Bulbul-hit Bhadrak district, has been shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi. Das was reportedly injured after an electric pole fell on him while removing an uprooted tree near Naikanidihi Police station earlier this month following which […]

'NDRF Prepared to tackle chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies'

Cuttack: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is the sole force in the world which handles all kinds of disasters including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, said NDRF DG, SN Pradhan. While speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Cuttack Bali Yatra, Pradhan informed that during the triple disaster in Japan […]

Efforts On To Rescue Boy From Borewell Enter 4th Day

Chennai: Rescue efforts to safely bring out the two-year-old boy who fell into an abandoned borewell in a village in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli district entered the fourth day on Monday. The boy fell into the borewell at around 5.30 p.m. on Friday and got stuck at 30 feet. Late at night, he fell further down […]

14 More Bodies Recovered From Godavari, Toll Mounts To 26

Rajahmundry: The death toll in Sunday’s boat tragedy in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari restrict rose to 26 with rescue workers on Tuesday pulling out 14 bodies from the Godavari river, officials said. About 20 people are still missing as the search operation continued around the accident site and downstream for the third consecutive day. The tourist […]

Search Resumes for Missing tourists In Godavari River

Rajahmundry: Two helicopters and deep divers of the Indian Navy were pressed into service as rescue and search operations resumed on Monday in the Godavari river in Indian Navy, where a boat with over 60 tourists capsized a day earlier. The rescue operations, also involving the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force […]

2 dead, 3 injured in Delhi building collapse

New Delhi: Two persons have been killed while three others were injured after a residential building collapsed here, the police said on Tuesday. According to a senior fire official, they got a distress call around 10.30 p.m. on Monday. Following which, six fire tenders were rushed to the Seelampur area. “We feared some people were […]

Over 70,000 people affected by floods in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A total of 74,068 people was affected by the floods in river Godavari, and 17,632 were shifted to relief camps. The heavy flood battered at least six mandals in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. The second warning signal issued at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram continued as 13.58 lakh cusecs […]

2 dead, 12 soldiers trapped in Himachal house collapse

Shimla: One soldier and a civilian were killed and 12 other soldiers got trapped when a four-storey building collapsed due to rain at Kumarhatti town of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. While 18 soldiers and five civilians were pulled out from the debris, the rescue operations by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Army and […]

NDRF, DRDO must develop equipment indigenously: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hailed the work done by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and its agencies and said that efforts should now be made to develop indigenous equipment to combat disasters in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Addressing a two-day annual conference on capacity […]

Cyclone Vayu: Over 3 lakh people evacuated in Gujarat, Diu, says Amit Shah

New Delhi: As Gujarat and Diu are braving to face “very severe” cyclone Vayu, Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday said authorities have evacuated about 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas and the NDRF has pre-positioned 52 teams for rescue and relief operations. Singh also said the Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army and the […]

Bhubaneswar loses over one million trees in Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Over one million trees that once stood tall and provided green cover to the Odisha capital have been felled by the raging winds of Cyclone Fani, the uprooted trunks and bare branches testimony to the intensity of the storm that barrelled through the state last week. The extremely severe cyclonic storm on May 3 […]

Line between natural & man-made disasters now thinner: NDRF chief SN Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: With the line between natural and man-made disasters becoming thinner, upgradation of equipment and skill development of officers has now become the need of the hour, said Odia IPS officer Satya Narayan Pradhan who was recently appointed as Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The 1988-batch Jharkhand cadre IPS officer, […]

Express train derails in UP, 6 dead

Rae Bareli: Six persons died on Wednesday after nine coaches and the engine of an express train heading to New Delhi from Malda town in West Bengal derailed here in Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said. Two passengers trapped in the bogies were feared dead, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anand Kumar […]

Kolkata bridge collapse: Rescue operations on

Kolkata:  Rescue operations are still going on Wednesday after a portion of a 40-year-old bridge collapsed in south Kolkata a day earlier. A part of the Majherhat bridge between Taratala and Mominpur collapsed around 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday. So far, one person has died and 19 others injured in the accident. “Our team is still […]