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Tag: Ndrf

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 […]

Mock Drill At Bhubaneswar Shopping Mall To Gauge Terror Attack Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of personnel from security agencies and Fire Services today undertook mock drill at a shopping mall in Bhubaneswar to gauge its preparedness in case of a terror attack. As per reports, a mock bomb blast was carried out at the Esplanade One Mall this morning following which personnel of Special Task […]

OSDMA to open a new cell for persons with disabilities

Bhubaneswar: To help smooth evacuation of persons having physical difficulties during calamities, the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has decided to set up a special cell for persons with disabilities. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting chaired by OSDMA managing director B P Sethi and attended by civil society organisations […]

Flash flood in Odisha: SRC seeks damage assessment report from 9 collectors 

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the Collectors of nine districts to submit a report on damage caused due to heavy rainfall that triggered flash flood in several parts of the State. The SRC directed the Collectors of–Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts to submit a […]

600 rescued from stranded train in Maharashtra

Thane: Around 600 passengers, including nine pregnant women, were rescued till 2 p.m. from the Mahalaxmi Express which remains stranded in heavy flood waters near Vangani, around 90 km from Mumbai, officials said here on Saturday. Other passengers who are still on board are being evacuated by rescue teams in what is now the biggest […]

PM expresses anguish over loss of lives in Mumbai building collapse incident

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed anguish over the death of 12 people after a building collapsed in Mumbai. He said the state government and the National Disaster Response Force are working on rescue operations. “Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who […]

12 soldiers, civilian killed in Himachal building collapse

Shimla: The death toll in a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district climbed to 13 on Monday after five more bodies were retrieved from the rubble, officials said. Twenty-eight people were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains, they said. The […]

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 […]

At least 15 killed in wall collapse following incessant rains in Pune

Pune: At least 15 people, including four children, were killed when a portion of the compound wall of a housing society collapsed on shanties adjacent to it in Kondhwa here in the early hours of Saturday. The shanties were set up for labourers working in a nearby construction site. A fire brigade official said incessant […]

Modi to lead International Yoga day celebration at Ranchi

Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the International Day of Yoga from Ranchi on Friday with all arrangements being in place at the Prabhat Tara ground. Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on June 21. Yoga connects people and with the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi world has adopted […]

'Cyclone Fani took 64 lives, damaged Rs 6643 cr worth public property in Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: While 64 people died, the total loss to public property caused by cyclone Fani which hit Odisha on May 3 has been estimated to be Rs 6643.63 crore, as per the final damage assessment report released by the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC). As per the office of SRC, the total loss to public property […]

Centre asks states for better preparedness ahead of monsoon

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday asked states to step up their preparedness by advance planning and deployment of human, physical and financial resources ahead of the southwest monsoon which will arrive in the first week of next month. Addressing the annual conference of Relief Commissioners and Secretaries to review preparedness for southwest monsoon 2019, Union […]

CM Naveen urges Rajnath Singh to relax NDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to relax NDRF norms to provide for actual cost of restoration of the entire power infrastructure damaged by extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani. In a letter to the Home Minister, the Odisha CM said, “The power infrastructure in the district of Puri […]

Cyclone Fani aftermath: 50 NDRF teams engaged in relief & restoration work

Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 units of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are currently engaged in the rehabilitation and relief work post cyclone Fani in Odisha and emphasis is being laid on restoration of power supply in the affected areas, informed NDRF Director General, Satya Narayan Pradhan today. Pradhan today held a meeting with Chief […]

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 […]