Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicRescue operations

Topic: Rescue operations

For Indian students going abroad, only destinations change — and the crisis

As Indians stuck in Ukraine call for rescue, many in India debate why they go abroad to study in the first place. Here's why India isn't a preferred 'destination'.

Drones, mountaineers, rock climbers: How Army rescued amateur trekker trapped on Kerala hill

Specialists from Parachute Regimental Training Centre and Madras Regimental Centre were deployed in operation to save R. Babu, who was stuck for two days without food or water.

3 killed, 1 missing after cloudburst hits Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

Police and State Disaster Response Fund personnel immediately launched rescue operations and succeeded in rescuing most of the people trapped in slush after the incident Sunday night.

Why borewell deaths are so frequent and rescue measures fall short most of the time

Death of 3-yr-old Sujith Wilson who had fallen into a borewell in Tamil Nadu Friday, has once again brought to focus the dangers posed by open & abandoned borewells.

High above its flooded streets, Mumbai plans helicopter rides for commuting

Helicopters will be used for regular commute, medical and other emergency services as well as rescue operations.

Fire at Calcutta Medical College under control, over 250 patients evacuated

Officials say no one was injured in the fire that broke out in the dispensary of the state-run hospital.

A most unusual train journey through India’s traveller’s paradise

On the journey, ThePrint meets an expat nurse-turned-relief worker, NDRF personnel, as well as some who have lost everything but want to get on with life.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.