Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

Rescuers still at work on Genoa Bridge Fall

ITALY:  Rescuers in the north-western Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge, reports the BBC. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). (August 14) Reports say cries can be heard from people […]

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Child rescued from Borewell in Bihar

Munger: Several people in Bihar were gripped by the news that a child had fallen into a borewell, and throughout the evening many were glued to the live transmissions happening from Monghyr (Munger) on their smart phones. At about 10 pm, there was a huge sigh of relief and profound admiration for the Disaster management […]

Heavy weather, floods predicted for Bombay, coast next week

Heavy weather, floods predicted for Bombay, coast next week

Bombay (Mumbai): If you are planning to travel to Bombay this weekend, you better be prepared. The Met department has predicted really heavy rains, and the civic administration in the Metro is taking no chances. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted  “heavy to very heavy” rainfall along the Maharashtra coast, including Mumbai, over this weekend. […]

Bihar CM: videocon on impending disaster

Bihar CM:  videocon on impending disaster

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today held a meeting with officials here (June 30) and told them to be ready with relief and rehabilitation plans. The chief minister held the review meeting on the probability of flood and drought in different parts of the state, interacting with senior officials at division and district level […]

Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

Special disaster relief camps for TG communities in Bihar

Bihar grows more sensitive to the needs of Transgenders . At a recent meeting on disaster management, about a dozen transwomen were invited to air their views. Sharing their problems, the transgenders asserted  that the discrimina tion they face even more becomes pronounced in the event of natural disasters like floods, because just like the […]

Interfaith action on disaster management

Interfaith action on disaster management

Recently, Caritas India brought together faith-based organizations active in disaster management to create a network to help India become more resilient when catastrophe strikes. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Buddhist organizations participated in the May 16 meeting in New Delhi along with former government officials from the Disaster Management Authority. “It is time not only […]

Cyclone forces 5 Lakh Bangladeshis to flee their homes

Cyclone forces 5 Lakh Bangladeshis to flee their homes

 After harassing Sri Lanka, reports say that  Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh and Chittagong  on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 20 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides. Winds were as strong as 88 kilometres per hour. The cyclone damaged hundreds of shanties in two […]

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

Half a million people flee a drowning Colombo!

COLOMBO: Desperation in  Sri Lanka’s capital. People scrambling for rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts on Friday (May 20) to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo. Half a million people have fled their homes across the island. The heaviest rains in 25 years have pounded the island since a week now, sparking huge landslides that […]