Wed, Aug 23, 2017 | updated 05:28 PM IST

Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 15:06 IST      
Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast

Kohima (Nagaland), July 15 (ANI): A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to deal with natural disaster.

The need to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Northeast along with mass involvement of the public and allied departments was stressed at the recently held workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Dimapur.

Nagaland Chief Minister T.R Zeliang graced the event and asked the people and authorities concerned to remain prepared to deal with any disaster.

He also expressed concern over increasing frequency and intensity of natural disaster due to climate change.

The workshop was also aimed at creating awareness and promoting peoples' action to ensure that natural hazards do not take the shape of disasters.

"Nagaland is one of the most proactive states in Northeast India. The quality of the boys and manpower is worthy. I rate them as best because if you give them any direction, they learned it very quickly. In that sense, introducing technology and get prepared for the risk in disaster, I think Nagaland will be the best," said Sanjiv Nair, Director General, NECTAR.

"There are four Cs that we need to think of. i.e. Community, Coordination, Collaboration, Capital because without capital there is no talking," P.D. Rai, Lok Sabha MP from Sikkim .

Mass awareness and participation of people will be a game changer in disaster risk reduction.

Climate Change remains a global concern and prevention will help to reduce the risk of disasters like floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. (ANI)

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], August 23 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on being acquitted in Lavalin case, on Wednesday said that the case was politically motivated.

Full Story >>

AIADMK got together under Centre, BJP's pressure: CPM

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 17:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Wednesday said that the two warring factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) got together under the pressure of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Centre.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The judicial remand of separatist leader Shabir Shah on Wednesday was further extended till August 31.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted over Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on "whatever request" the latter has made.

Full Story >>

Chandigarh (Punjab/Haryana) [India], August 23 (ANI): Ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 97 Central Reserve Police Force (C.R.P.F) including the Rapid Action Force will be deployed in Panchkula during the hearing on Friday.

Full Story >>

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], August 23 (ANI): Ahead of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leaders' meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Darjeeling DM Joyoshi Dasgupta addressed the crisis in Darjeeling.

Full Story >>

Panaji (Goa) [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Countering the All India Mahila Congress' complaint alleging that the party workers were attacked by former Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MLA Siddharth Kuncolienkar, saffron party leader Sheetal Dattaprasad Naik filed a complaint in the same police station here.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 23 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday alleged of a 'foul play' behind the delay in investigation into the Srijan scam, which involves Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 23 (ANI): Asserting that even 'cow' has now been politicized like the issue of Ram Temple, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) asked, why the very animal, who is one of the biggest political agenda today, is dying of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government's negligence.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Amidst Opposition's demand for his stepping down from the position of Union Railway Minister over derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday informed that though he takes moral responsibility of the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to wait.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 23 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi has called his predecessor and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav's protests in the Assembly premises demanding the latter's resignation in connection with the Srijan scam as 'shameful.'

Full Story >>

Supreme Court can't amend Article 35 A: Muzaffar Shah

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 14:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug. 23 (ANI): Joining the ongoing debate over Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, Awami National Conference of Jammu & Kashmir chief Muzaffar Shah has said that the Supreme Court of India has no powers to fiddle with Article 35 A or Article 370.

Full Story >>

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 23 (ANI): Backing the NCC woman cadet from South Kashmir, who was trolled by Facebook users for urging the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to shun stone-pelting and azadi campaigns and to enjoy "real freedom" in India, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said the girl has "spoken the mind of the Kashmiri youth" who want to live in peace.

Full Story >>

Bikaner land scam: Gehlot defends Vadra, slams BJP

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 14:13 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The former chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday accused the BJP-led union government of trying to manipulate public perception in their favour by recommending a CBI probe into the alleged land scam in Bikaner, which includes the company of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug. 23 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed an application seeking perjury proceedings against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday for allegedly filing a false affidavit before the Delhi High Court.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 23 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday demanded an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the multi-crore Srijan scam, in which the government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Aug. 23 (ANI): Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi is embarking on a historic 'Bharat Yatra' to spearhead the fight against child trafficking and child sexual abuse across the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (EC) has asked the Andhra Pradesh state commission to take an immediate action against YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy over his 'shooting' and 'hanging' remarks on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Full Story >>

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 23 (ANI): At least 15 students were admitted to a hospital as they fell unconscious after an ammonia gas cylinder exploded in a potato store in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 23 (ANI): Amid the nation's support to Supreme Court's 'historic' verdict on triple talaq, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioned Congress party's stand on the same, post the judgement, as the latter were the ones who "could not back the ban" in the past.

Full Story >>