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NDRF team to reach Kerala, be stationed in 'Red Alert' districts

The IMD has issued the alert for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Kannur districts following heavy rains on Sunday and Monday, as it warned that the rains may continue till May 17.

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Labourers Trapped 300-Ft Underneath Quarry In Tamil Nadu

Labourers Trapped 300-Ft Underneath Quarry In Tamil Nadu

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50 NDRF teams on readiness for Bengal, Odisha, Andhra for 'Asani'
50 NDRF teams on readiness for Bengal, Odisha, Andhra for 'Asani'

The fishermen have been advised not to venture in the sea for next 48 hours. The IMD is updating the situation to the people through the messages on social media.

Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena
Probable cyclone: 17 NDRF, 20 ODRAF teams in readiness, says Odisha SRC

As the coastal Odisha braces for another possible cyclone in May, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena has said that the State government is ready to face any eventuality with 17 NDRF teams, 20 ODRAF teams and 175 fire fighting teams who are on standby.

Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams
Amarnath yatra: NDRF, SDRF personnel getting special training to join mountain rescue teams

A total of 13 highly professional instructors, including two more Everesters' -- selection grade constables Nazir Ahmad and Falil Singh -- are involved in the training of the selected batches. The training centre remains open for six months from November-December, Singh said.

PM Modi, Amit Shah Greet NDRF On Its Raising Day
PM Modi, Amit Shah Greet NDRF On Its Raising Day

The specialised task force was raised in January 19, 2006, to respond to the natural calamity or man made disaster.

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Cyclone Jawad: NDRF DG On Deployment Of Rescue & Restoration Teams

Cyclone Jawad: NDRF DG On Preparedness & Deployment Of Rescue & Restoration Teams

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Cyclone Jawad: Puri's Krushnaprasad Block Admin Begins Prep , 2 NDRF Teams In Khordha 

According to the latest reports,  cyclone Jawad will make landfall in an area south of Puri in about 36 hours from now.

Cyclone 'Jawad': NDRF DG Says 64 Teams Earmarked; All preparations Done
Cyclone 'Jawad': NDRF DG Says 64 Teams Earmarked; All preparations Done

The India Meteorological Department said on Friday that a low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Jawad'

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Kerala Floods: Many Dead As Incessant Rainfall Causes Landslides, Water logging

Heavy downpour has left many areas flooded in Kerala. Landslides triggered by rainfall in Idukki and Kottayam led to death of several persons. As per national media reports, more than 20 people have been killed and several are still missing.

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Watch: Power Dept Staff Hanging On Cables Over Flooded River In Maharashtra Rescued By NDRF

These terrifying visuals are from the Manor area near Surya River at Palghar in Maharashtra.

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Cyclone Yaas In Odisha: The Devastation & Immediate Restoration

A very severe cyclonic storm Yaas pounded the coastal districts in north Odisha when it hit the coast around 9 AM on Wednesday. Several low lying areas were inundated and trees uprooted amid the storm surge. Apprehensive of an extensive damage, the Odisha government had evacuated over six lakh people from low-lying and vulnerable areas of north coastal and adjoining districts, which has reportedly ensured zero casualty in the calamity. After the landfall process was complete, immediate road clearance was done by NDRF, ODRAF and police personnel for restoration of normalcy. Here are some pictures of the devastation and the post cyclone restoration works carried out in all the affected areas.

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Cyclone 'Yaas': 10 More NDRF Teams Airlifted To Odisha Tonight

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has started positioning rescue teams in Odisha ahead of impending cyclone ‘Yaas’, which is expected to make landfall somewhere between Paradip and Sagar Islands on May 26 as per the present prediction made by the India Meteorological Department (IMD)

‘NDRF Is Mentally & Physically Prepared To Face Possible Cyclone In Odisha’
‘NDRF Is Mentally & Physically Prepared To Face Possible Cyclone In Odisha’

Around 10 teams, including five units, of NDRF’s 10th battalion at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, who were deployed in Gujarat, landed in Odisha today. Similarly, five units of the third battalion at Mundali are also ready to mitigate any kind of eventualities during the possible cyclone.

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Cyclone Yaas: Dharmendra Pradhan Reviews Preparedness With NDRF DG, IMD Chief

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today reviewed the preparedness as weather department has predicted a cyclonic storm to hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal.

Committed To Save Each And Every Life During Cyclone Tauktae: NDRF DG
Committed To Save Each And Every Life During Cyclone Tauktae: NDRF DG

IMD has warned that Cyclone Tauktae will take an extreme shape in the east central Arabian Sea by Monday night, with wind speed reaching upto 180-190 kmph and gusting to 210 kmph which is likely to prevail during the next six hours.

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SEE PICS: Part Of Under-Construction Bridge Collapses In Delhi

New Delhi: A portion of an under-construction bridge in the Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi collapsed late on Monday night. As per preliminary information of the Delhi Fire Services,…

India To Get UN Tag Of International Disaster Response Force For NDRF

New Delhi: India could soon be a part of the United Nations (UN) mandated international disaster rescue operations as the country’s federal contingency force, NDRF, is expected to obtain a globally recognised standardisation later this year, a top ranking official has said. The authorisation will be done by the Switzerland-headquartered INSARAG (or the International Search […]

‘Nivar’ To Intensify Into Very Severe Cyclonic Storm; TN-Puducherry Coasts On High Alert

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘Nivar’ is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram as a very severe cyclonic storm on November 25, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday. As per the latest IMD bulletin, Cyclone Nivar will make a landfall on Wednesday between Karaikal and Mamallapuram as a very severe cyclonic storm […]

Making Odisha Proud: Odias In Charge Of Key Roles In Indian Government

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Girish Chandra Murmu’s appointment as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India is another noteworthy feat in the elite list of Odias spearheading crucial roles in the government of India. A 1985 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Murmu was Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister […]

Woman Delivers Baby Girl On NDRF Rescue Boat In Flood-Ravaged Bihar

Patna: When the entire country was busy remembering the brave soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas, a 25-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl onboard an NDRF rescue boat in Bihar’s flood-hit East Champaran district on Sunday afternoon during an evacuation operation. The girl was born at around 1.40 p.m. on the rescue boat of […]

Govt Nod For Contributions By Individuals, Institutions To NDRF

New Delhi: The Central government has laid out the modalities for contributions and grants from any person or institution to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), for the first time after 15 years of its establishment. Announcing this on Saturday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the contributions to the NDRF have been allowed […]

Assam Flood Situation Grim; 71 Dead, 40 Lakh Affected

Guwahati: Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, the flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday, as five more deaths were reported from four districts, taking the death toll due to the deluge to 71, while around 40 lakh people across 27 of the state’s 33 districts have been affected. According to officials of forest department […]

Twitter, NDRF Launch Dedicated Search For Disaster Relief In India

New Delhi: Twitter on Wednesday announced a partnership with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in India to expand its efforts towards handling disaster situations, with launching a dedicated search prompt to help people stay updated with the latest information around disaster relief and preparedness efforts. Every time someone searches for certain keywords associated with […]

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COVID-19: 3 Health Workers Among 9 New Cases Detected In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Three health workers are among nine persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours. As per Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), two male and one female employee of a dedicated COVID hospital in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. Apart from the three health workers, two positive cases have […]

49 NDRF Jawans Test  COVID-19 Positive In Odisha Following Return From West Bengal

Cuttack: At least 49 jawans of 3rd battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Mundali have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Monday. With this, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases detected in NDRF’s Mundali battalion has reached 50. Three days back, one NDRF jawan was tested positive for COVID-19. As […]

Cyclone Nisarga: Alert For Maharashtra And Gujarat Coast

Bhubaneswar: A fresh cyclone is brewing over the Arabian Sea on the western coast and is expected to hit some parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued alert for north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coast. Cyclonic storm ‘Nisarga’ will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, more than Gujarat […]

Army Sends Five Columns To Bengal For Cyclone Amphan Relief Operations

New Delhi: The Indian Army rushed five columns to West Bengal on Saturday to help the state in carrying out relief and rescue operations after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the eastern state, a senior officer said. In a statement, the Army said: “Based on the West Bengal government’s request, the Army has provided five […]

Cyclone Amphan situation under control in Odisha so far: SRC Pradeep Jena

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is taking all precautionary measures to deal with cyclone Amphan and the situation is under control so far, informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena in a press meet on Tuesday. Amphan is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday. He said the district administrations have started […]

Cyclone Amphan: 41 NDRF Teams Deployed In Odisha, WB, Says SN Pradhan

New Delhi: A total of 41 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been deployed in West Bengal and Odisha to deal with any emergency situation arising out of cyclone ‘Amphan’, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference here, Pradhan said cyclone Amphan is a second disaster coming in the […]

Representatives Of 5 BIMSTEC Countries Will Attend Disaster Management Exercise

Bhubaneswar: Representatives from five BIMSTEC countries will attend the three-day ‘Disaster Management Exercise, 2020’ that will start here from Tuesday. “Five member countries namely Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate in the exercise. However, Bhutan and Thailand are not participating in the exercise,” NDRF chief S N Pradhan and OSDMA MD P […]

Odisha To Host BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise In February

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will host BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise in February, informed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) DG, SN Pradhan on Monday. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation to foster socio-economic cooperation among Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. All the countries are prone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mahananda boat capsize death toll rises to 8, over 20 missing

Katihar/Malda: The death toll in the boat capsize in Mahananda river bordering West Bengal and Bihar rose to eight on Saturday after four more bodies were recovered by rescue teams, a police officer said. The bodies of four men were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal on […]

11 killed as heavy rain lash Pune

Pune: At least 11 persons have been killed in various rain-related incidents in the city and surroundings since late Wednesday, officials said here on Thursday. According to the State and District Disaster Controls, at least five persons were washed away in flood waters in Shivapur. A wall crashed in Arnyshwar Complex killing six more, while […]

NDRF Set To Induct Women Personnel

Kolkata: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) would induct women personnel in its new battalions within the next one year, a top official said. The Union government had in 2018 made a proposal to attach women contingents to NDRF battalions in the country. “Earlier, we didn’t have the barracks and other amenities for women personnel… […]

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 […]