10 killed, many injured in Maharashtra building collapse

At least 10 people were killed and many others are feared trapped after a three-storey building collapsed at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra’s Thane. Rescue operations are under way. Continue Reading

Raigad building collapse: Many still feared missing

A day after a five-storeyed building in Maharashtra’s Raigad district collapsed, rescue personnel continued to sift through the rubble in search of survivors today, while police said 19 persons are still missing.
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Toddler Sujith stuck in TN borewell dead, body removed

Nearly 80 hours of struggle to rescue a three-year-old boy stuck in a discarded borewell near here failed with the death of the child and retrieving of his decomposed body from a depth of 88-feet in the early hours of Tuesday. Continue Reading

We never say no to requests, but multiplicity of challenges worrying: NDRF

The “multiplicity” of challenges faced by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is a cause for concern, its director general S N Pradhan has said, calling for a “clear” policy that will put the primary onus to deal with disasters of certain categories on states. Continue Reading

NDRF to induct women personnel in new batallions

“Earlier, we didn’t have the barracks and other amenities for women personnel… But, we are now in a position to accommodate them and have already started the process of calling for women operators,” Director General of NDRF, S N Pradhan, said. Continue Reading

Mumbai rain: 16 killed, over 80 injured, holiday declared

At least 16 people were killed and over 80 injured in separate incidents of wall collapse in Mumbai today following heavy downpour, with authorities declaring a public holiday in the city that was crawling due to waterlogging on roads and rail tracks. Continue Reading

15 killed as wall collapses in Pune; NDRF carries out rescue ops

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 today. Continue Reading

Deep depression intensifies, ‘Vayu’ may hit Gujarat coast Thursday

A deep depression over the Arabian Sea which brewed over the past two days has intensified into a cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13 morning, the India Meteorological Department said today. Continue Reading