Air Force plane joins rescue operation of Meghalaya miners

A heavy-lift transport plane of the Air Force carrying high-power pumps landed this morning at Guwahati airport, from where the equipment will be taken to a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya where 15 men are trapped for three weeks. Continue Reading

Cyclone Gaja makes landfall near Adiramapattinam in TN

Rain lashed coastal regions of Tamilnadu and Puducherry as the severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ crossed the state’s coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam early Friday with wind speed gusting up to 120 kmph. Continue Reading

Govt machinery on alert as Kerala braces for heavy rains

The Kerala government has put its state machinery on alert Friday in view of the possibility of heavy to heavy rain in the state for the next four days under the influence of a low pressure area over the southeast Arabian sea. Continue Reading

Kodagu rains: Kharge announces Rs 25 crore aid

With rehabilitaton work in full swing in rain-ravaged Kodagu, Karnataka government said all efforts would be made to restore normalcy at the earliest in the district where torrential rains that lashed the district last week have claimed 12 lives. Continue Reading

NCMC decides to scale up Kerala flood relief, rescue operations

In the meeting, the cabinet secretary pressed into service all the forces – Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Disaster Response Force and other central armed police forces (CAPFs) and directed that all possible assistance be provided to Kerala for relief and rescue operations. Continue Reading