Rescue efforts continue in US amid hurricane Michael devastation

Miami, Oct 14 : Amid the devastation caused by hurricane Michael, rescue operations in the southeastern US have focused on Mexico Beach and Panama City, two Florida towns that were nearly flattened and that could raise the death toll from the storm, which has taken at least 17 lives. Florida Governor Rick Scott accompanied the […]

AI Express’ pilots’ decision to continue the flight dubious: Experts

New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 13 : Even as an official investigation into the Air India Express’ Trichy take-off incident has commenced, the aviation fraternity has cited the pilots’ decision as “dubious” and “dangerous” to carry on with the flight even after traffic controllers advised him otherwise. The Air India Express’ aircraft scheduled to fly between Trichy […]

Himachal to get 3 disaster response companies: CM

Shimla, Oct 13 : The Himachal Pradesh would establish three companies under the state disaster response force on analogy of the National Disaster Response Force for prompt action at the time of a disaster, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday. Addressing a gathering on flagging off of the Citizen Solidarity March and the […]

Odisha CM conducts aerial survey of cyclone-hit districts

Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by cyclone Titli and consequent flood in the state. The Chief Minister said the flood caused by the cyclone damaged crops and communication installations in many areas. “Did an aerial survey of the flood affected areas in […]

22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

J0akarta, Oct 13 : At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday. The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations for the missing were underway, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo […]

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

Miami, Oct 13 : The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. More than 1 million people were left without electricity, […]