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Some 22 million displaced by natural disasters in 2013, UN-backed report reveals

19 September, 2014

New York, Sept 18 (RDI IBNS) A new United Nations-backed report launched on Wednesday reveals that 22 million people worldwide were displaced in 2013 by disasters sparked largely by earthquakes or climate- and weather-related events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.
Thousands of people stranded in flood-hit Kashmir, rescue on

10 September, 2014

Srinagar, Sep 10 (RDI IBNS): Thousands of people continued to remain stranded due to flood in the regions of Srinagar and south Kashmir on Wednesday. As many as 49,000 people have been rescued from the flood-affected belts so far, reports said.
J&K floods: Army, NDRF evacuate over 42,500 people

10 September, 2014

Srinagar, Sept 9 (RDI IBNS): The Indian Army and the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) continued the massive rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday where the forces evacuated over 42,500 people.
Moderate earthquake hits Bay of Bengal

22 May, 2014

New Delhi, May 22 (RDI IBNS) A moderate earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit the eastern coast of India on Wednesday, said reports on Thursday.
Earthquake hits Bay of Bengal, tremors felt in Kolkata

22 May, 2014

New Delhi, May 21 (RDI IBNS); A moderate earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale hit Bay of Bengal region as tremors were felt in several Indian cities on Wednesday, officials said.
Moderate earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands

22 March, 2014

New Delhi, Mar 21 (RDI IBNS): A moderate earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, officials said.
Moderate earthquake hits Nicobar Islands

15 March, 2014

New Delhi, Mar 14 (RDI IBNS): A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, officials said.
Snowfall in Kashmir injures three

25 January, 2014

Srinagar, Jan 24 (RDI IBNS) At least three people were injured and as many as ten residential houses were damaged due to heavy snowfall in South Kashmir's Islamabad district, police said on Friday.
WEF: Ban seeks help to fight gender inequality, climate change

25 January, 2014

New York, Jan 24 (RSI IBNS): In a whirlwind of events at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Thursday United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the vital need for Governments, business and civil society to cooperate whether in erasing gender inequality and harnessing “girl power” to reach development goals, combatting climate change, or eliminating hunger.
Sikkim constructing quake-resilient houses

31 December, 2013

Gangtok, Dec 29 (RDI IBNS) The Sikkim government has initiated a Rs 391 crore cost project for constructing houses capable of withstanding natural disasters in Earthquake Prone Areas of the state so as the loss of lives and property is minimized during future calamities.
Season's first snowfall in Himachal

24 December, 2013

The Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh experienced the season's first snowfall on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013.
'Madi' to intensify to severe cyclonic storm

08 December, 2013

Chennai/New Delhi, Dec 7 (RDI IBNS): A severe depression formed over southwest Bay of Bengal on Friday has intensified into cyclonic storm 'Madi', the India Meterological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.
Mild earthquake hits West Bengal

05 December, 2013

Kolkata, Dec 4 (RDI IBNS): A mild earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit West Bengal-Bihar border region on Wednesday evening with its tremors being felt in north Bengal, officials said.
Cyclone Lehar to hit Andhra soon

27 November, 2013

Hyderabad, Nov 26 (RDI IBNS): A very severe cyclone named 'Lehar' is all set to hit the Andhra Pradesh coast soon.
Cyclone Helen hits AP coast, 2 killed

23 November, 2013

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (RDI IBNS): Triggering heavy rains and killing at least two people, Cyclone Helen hit Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam city on Friday.
Cyclone Helen to hit Andhra today: IMD

23 November, 2013

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (RDI IBNS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said a cyclonic storm called Cyclone Helen is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh in the afternoon.
Six children hurt in Assam earthquake

07 November, 2013

Guwahati, Nov 6 (RDI IBNS): Six school children were injured and cracks appeared in several buildings, including five schools, in Assam as a moderate earthquake rocked the north eastern Indian state on Wednesday, officials said.
Asia Pacific more vulnerable to natural disasters: Report

31 October, 2013

Chennai, Oct 30 (RDI IBNS): The UK based Institution of Mechanical Engineers on Tuesday warned that the gravitation and mass migration of people towards urban areas has increased the world's susceptibility to natural disasters.
Credai Odisha aids flood-affected people

30 October, 2013

Bhubaneswar, Oct 29 (RDI IBNS): Association of real estate builders and developers in India, Credai Odisha chapter and Credai's Youth Wing (CYW) responding to the appeal by Odisha Chief Minister Nabin Pattnaik on Monday visited the cyclone and flood affected areas of Ganjam district to distribute the relief materials to the people.
AP rains: CM to survey affected parts

29 October, 2013

Hyderabad, Oct 28 (RDI IBNS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday is scheduled to take an aerial survey of rain-ravaged Prakasam and Guntur districts.

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