Disaster Management

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Java island; 2 dead

International News       Dec 16, 2017

JAKARTA: A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.   The magnitude 6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (124 miles)...

Cyclone Ockhi cannot be declared national calamity: Centre

Indian News       Dec 03, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre on Sunday said Cyclone Ockhi, which wrecked havoc in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep, cannot be declared a national calamity as there is no such scheme, but assured all necessary assistance to tackle the situation.   Speaking to reporters after attending a high-level...

16 dead, 100 missing as cyclone hits India, Sri Lanka

International News       Dec 01, 2017

Agencies NEW DELHI: A powerful cyclone has killed at least 16 people across India and Sri Lanka, uprooting trees and cutting power for millions amid warnings Friday that the storm would intensify.  Disaster officials said nine people were killed in India and seven in neighbouring...