Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: NDRF

Radar & sniffer dog aid search at Manipur landslide site as 14 still missing 6 days later

47 bodies, including those of civilians and Territorial Army personnel, have so far been recovered from the site of last week's landslide in Manipur's Noney district.

18 rescued, 71 feared buried in debris after Manipur landslide. CM announces compensation

According to district officials, of the eight bodies recovered so far, seven belong to Territorial Army personnel. CM N. Biren Singh visits site to take stock of the situation.

‘Never seen floods like this before’ — 134 dead, 21 lakh hit as 22 Assam districts battle deluge

NDRF carrying out relief operations in Silchar, which is now mostly underwater, but many families still in need of essentials. Officials say operations to go on for another few days.

At annual meet of Disaster Response Force, pat on the back from Amit Shah & roadmap for future

Several top officers were present at NDRF's 'Annual Conference on Capacity Building for Disaster Response', including BSF's Pankaj Kumar Singh & NSG's M.A. Ganapathy.

IPS officer Sheel Vardhan Singh to head CISF, Atul Karwal appointed new NDRF chief

Singh currently holds the post of Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau and Karwal is the director at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

Prepare for worst-case scenario, NDRF chief tells Bengal & Odisha govt as Cyclone Yaas brews

NDRF chief S N Pradhan has urged authorities to adopt an over-preparing approach and carry out evacuation even in the least vulnerable places.

Army, CAPFs, ITBP—all reported on Covid duty. Where is NDRF, India’s disaster response force?

The authorities need to understand that disaster does not mean just a building collapse, cloud burst or flood. The NDRF needs to move beyond this.

Rescue operations in Chamoli to continue till last victim reached, says NDRF commandant

The NDRF commandant also said the muck-clearing exercise at Tapovan tunnel may take months, if not a year.

Drones, radars, remote cameras — Uttarakhand floods rescue effort is India’s most hi-tech yet

Radars, remote cameras and antennae have been sourced from DRDO and CSIR, and start-ups were contacted for hi-tech drones.

Four bodies recovered from hydropower plant site in Chamoli, over 50 still missing  

Two of the bodies have been identified. The bodies were retrieved by teams of NDRF, SDRF, ITBP and the Army in a multi-agency operation. 

On Camera


General Qamar Javed Bajwa | File photo: Flickr

For Gen Bajwa, it was family first, Pakistan later. His rule has lessons for future leaders

From getting his sister-in-law a highly coveted job in Pakistan International Airlines to amassing billions, Bajwa has many answers to give.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.