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World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 10, 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan may go down in history as the deadliest natural disaster to hit the calamity-prone Philippines, with authorities estimating at least 10,000 dead on one island alone.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 26, 2013
Twitter Alerts could be useful in natural disasters or other emergencies when traditional channels may be overloaded or unavailable.
Cities | Radhika Iyer | Wednesday September 25, 2013
Nearly 8000 IT professionals in the IT City have volunteered to be a part of the National Disaster Management Authority or NDMA's Civil Defence Wing, which is witnessing a gradual rise in enrollment. An initiative of the Union Home Ministry, the Wing...
India | NDTV.com | Saturday September 7, 2013
It's now established that natural disasters are occurring around the world and in India both with greater ferocity as well as greater frequency than ever before. And over the next few years India can expect an increased number of floods, earthquakes,...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 1, 2013
To provide a helping hand during times of natural calamities, students from a university in the national capital region are developing a robot.
India | Pallava Bagla | Thursday August 1, 2013
Minutes after the INSAT-3D satellite was launched last month to help forecast weather and predict natural disasters, scientists at the Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) were in nail-biting agony.
Tuesday January 22, 2013
Given the persistent political unrests, natural disasters and cyber threats, 80 per cent the companies worldwide are seeking better protection of supply chains on priority basis, said a World Economic Forum report today.
Thursday January 3, 2013
Natural disasters cost insurers $65 billion last year, with the United States accounting for nine-tenths of the bill and hurricane Sandy prompting payouts of $25 billion, a leading insurance company said today.
World | Press Trust Of India | Thursday January 3, 2013
Natural disasters cost insurers $65 billion last year, with the United States accounting for nine-tenths of the bill and Superstorm Sandy prompting payouts of $25 billion, a leading insurance company said on Thursday.
Monday November 5, 2012
Toyota's quarterly profit tripled, driven by a recovery from natural disasters, and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast Monday despite a sales slump in China.
Tuesday October 23, 2012
Asia's fast economic growth has increased the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, with new developments springing up in catastrophe-prone areas, the UN warned today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 23, 2012
Asia's fast economic growth has increased the region's vulnerability to natural disasters, with new developments springing up in catastrophe-prone areas, the UN (United Nations) warned on Tuesday.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday September 6, 2012
The West Bengal government has announced that the state will provide monetary compensation to women who are raped. In a decision taken on Thursday, it said that minors, who are raped, will be given compensation of Rs 30,000 and adult women will be gi...
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 11, 2012
At least 80 people died in two strong earthquakes that jolted northwest Iran on Saturday, the head of the regional natural disasters centre, Khalil Saie, told state television.
Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday June 5, 2012
During the biannual event called the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), hackers worldwide develop software that can help identify and reduce risks from natural hazards.It's a far cry from the darker side of hackers who recently disrupted the computer o...
Saturday May 12, 2012
Panasonic's January-March losses ballooned 10-fold to USD 5 billion, completing a year of record red ink as the Japanese electronics maker battered by natural disasters and an ailing TV business.
World | Associated Press | Monday June 6, 2011
Experts say more than 42 million people around the world were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says over 90 per cent of these disaster displacements were caused by weathe...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday May 23, 2011
China's longest river Yangtze has been plagued by a severe drought, as this year it received the lowest rainfall since 1961, said an official with the river's flood control and drought relief headquarters on Monday.The spring drought has affected Jiangxi, Hunan and Hubei provinces in the middle and ...
World | Associated Press | Tuesday April 5, 2011
Honeymoons aren't always easy for newlyweds, but six natural disasters? When Stefan and Erika Svanstrom of Stockholm set out on their 4-month-long honeymoon with their baby girl on December 6, they say they got more than they bargained for: Immediately they were stranded in Munich, Germany, due to o...
World | Associated Press | Saturday March 26, 2011
Still pictures of the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed more than 70 people were shown on Myanmar television on Friday.The pictures showed collapsed houses, cracked roads and other damaged structures in the Tarlay and Tachileik towns in the Shan...