Manipur earthquake leaves trail of destruction
Lost lives, cracks in a dam, a damaged women’s market, and about 165 collapsed buildings tell the story of a devastating quake
Heatwave kills 36 people, most in Andhra Pradesh
Churu, which saw the temperatures soar beyond 50 degrees Celsius, has not registered even a single death
How to assess disasters: 8 Indian states adopt global standards
Separate window by 15th finance commission for carrying out Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
What makes 2017 Atlantic hurricane season unprecedented?
Tropical cyclones like hurricanes and typhoons are changing character due to global warming. Not only are they becoming more frequent, wind …
India releases first ever national disaster management plan
The plan spells out the roles of all tiers of the government, including panchayats and urban local bodies
Is India heading for a deadly spell of heatwave again?
Amid forecast of a record-breaking warm year, the India Meteorological Department warns of a warmer than normal summer
SC directs Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management
As per Section 11 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, a national plan is to be drawn up by the National Executive Committee
What India should do to tackle climate impacts
All development programmes need to incorporate features to tackle climate change risks and act locally
Severe cyclone strikes Odisha
It will continue ravage the coastal districts till early morning; scale of devastation will be known by late Sunday morning
Centre announces Rs 940 crore, but Tamil Nadu yet to learn from disasters
As floods in Tamil Nadu cause a financial dent and Chennai is declared a disaster zone, a look at the rescue efforts and what’s missing in …
Mockery or mock drill?
Sonal Matharu wonders when nature strikes unannounced what is the point of pre-announced mock drills
COVID-19, floods and landslides: What Uttarakhand needs to brace for
An above-normal monsoon, as predicted by IMD, may cause the state to experience interweaving challenges of flooding or landslide events
Surviving heatwaves: What can India learn from France
Heatwave events caused 22,223 deaths from 1992 to 2015 in India
How effective is India's disaster management authority?
Central agency has failed to carry out most of its functions in past 7 years
NDMA vice-chairperson's post vacant for three months
Members of the apex disaster management body asked to leave after new government came to power at Centre
NDMA drill had exposed gaps in state’s disaster management plan
Uttarakhand government took no step to address shortcomings in three years
Rebuilding Uttarakhand: experts deliberate action plan
Participants at a workshop emphasise on implementation of recommendations while framing future development policy for the state; earlier expert …
Natural disasters: why are we always so unprepared?
Government agencies merely shift blame but take no action to plan and prepare ahead
Remembering 2013 Uttarakhand Floods
In June 2013, flashfloods in Uttarakhand wiped out settlements and decimated lives. Here’s a throwback to our investigation into the …
Heat wave claims over 600 lives
Odisha, Andhra request Centre to recognise heat wave as natural calamity
New swine flu kit makes disease detection easier in India
Portable testing kit gives results within an hour
`I did not have a government for 36 hours'
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pleaded helplessness as the seat of his government went under water and his ministers and …