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Rescue operation on to recover child from Punjab borewell

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday continued its rescue operation to retrieve a two-year-old boy who had been trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village near this Punjab’s town.There was no official confirmation about the health of the child, Fatehveer Singh, who turned three on Monday. Lack of

State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said

Kerala floods NDRF chief

Kerala floods: NDRF chief assures help, calls for calm

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General Sanjay Kumar on Sunday said that the people stranded due to the floods in Kerala should keep their calm, and assured them that help will arrive from the rescue teams deployed in the state. Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, “They (stranded people) should keep their calm and seek shelter

Ludhiana Building collapse

Ludhiana Building collapse : Case against factory owner under section 304A

Ludhiana Building collapse: According to sources, case has been filed against the owner of the factory under section 304A. DCP Dhruman Nimbale said a case under Section 304-A of the IPC had been registered against the factory owner. “We will look how chemical stock was stored in the factory,” he said.Dead bodies of eleven persons

Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected

Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected in District Morigaon

Assam floods: As 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon District while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour. Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state Assam. 225 animals also found dead in Kaziranga National Park Assam.The death toll due to floods increased to 148 on Sunday with three more deaths reported

International Organ Donation Day: Nitish Kumar expresses will for eye donation

International Organ Donation Day : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced his will to donate his eyes, saying a proactive campaign should be launched for organ donation across nation.“The way in which the campaign was carried out for the prohibition of liquor, there is a need to run a similar vibrancy for the

Floods: PM Modi assures proactive insurance to farmers facing losses

Floods: PM Modi assures proactive insurance to farmers facing losses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grave concern over the flood situation affecting several parts of India, and assurance the crop insurance companies have been made proactive to ensure speedy settlement of the loss caused to the farmers.“In particular, the farmer’s brethren have to bear a lot of losses because of the damage to

Arunachal floods: Nadda assures all assistance

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday spoke to Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu and assured all assistance. Nadda also shared his concerns with state health minister and promised help with all health related issues.Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day expressed anguish over the current flood situation in various parts of the Northeastern

Himachal Pradesh DGP appointed new NDRF chief

Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).The Union home ministry yesterday issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post. The post of NDRF Director General (DG) fell vacant after incumbent R K Pachnanda was

Crops Damaged Due To Breach In 2 Canals Distributaries

In Bathinda Breach found In 2 Canal Distributaries due to which Several Acre Cotton And Paddy Crops Damaged. Water Filled Into around 100 Homes In Sai Nagar, due to which they have to face lot of difficulties. NDRF team Rescued the stranded People.Yet the breach is not filled, but the NDRF Team Reached the spot

Army, NDRF begin relief operations in rain-affected Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams were pressed into service for relief works in rain affected parts of Hyderabad on Saturday as some residential areas remained under water for the fourth day. Personnel from the Army and the NDRF swung into action to relief works in Alwal, one of the worst hit suburbs

Mahad tragedy: 2 more bodies found; death toll climbs to 26

Mumbai:  Two more bodies were today found inthe search and rescue operations which continued for fourth day following the collapse of a bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway near Mahad in Raigad district, taking the death toll to 26. “During the course of rescue operations, officials have managed to recover two more bodies taking the death toll

Uttarakhand cloudburst: At least 30 killed as heavy rains lash Chamoli

Chamoli: At least 30 people were killed after heavy rains triggered cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand on Friday. According to disaster management officer R S Rana, the cloudburst occurred in the villages of Singhali, Patthakot, Ogla and Thal villages which were lying under heavy debris. NDRF teams were rushed from Delhi to the affected

IAF choppers, NDRF fight Uttarakhand forest fires

Dehradun: Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters sprayed water in a bid to control forest fires raging in Uttarakhand, union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. A team of 40 National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel were also deployed in Nainital and Almora districts, authorities said. Javadekar said in New Delhi that the government would investigate