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22 People Including Children Freeze To Death In Pakistan's Murree As Heavy Snowfall Traps Cars

Jan 09, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Pakistan government had reportedly warned tourists to avoid visiting the Murree in anticipation of heavy snowfall.

Central Govt Allocates Additional Fund Of Rs.3,063 Crore To States Affected By Natural Disasters

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The additional assistance is over and above the funds released by the Centre to the states in the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), already placed at the disposal of the states.


Salt- Tolerant Paddy Production Helps Over 4 Lakh Farmers In Bengal To Beat Cyclone Woes

The state government had introduced the ‘Krishak Bandhu’ (friends of farmers) scheme in January 2019 to provide financial assistance to all farmers for agricultural purposes and to provide social security to the farm families in the event of the untimely death of a cultivator.

Uttar Pradesh Government To Include More Farmers Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The week-long drive will be carried out by the Uttar Pradesh government in coordination with the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare and financial institutions, including commercial banks and regional rural banks.


Covers That Can Protect Your Assets Against Flood Damage

Car and home insurance covers can help you cut the losses due to the damage caused by a natural calamity.

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17 July, 2020

Flood-hit Assam Needs Our Attention And Assistance, Urges Sunil Chhetri

PTI

Sunil Chhetri is one of the first from the sporting fraternity to raise concerns around the floods in Assam, which have so far claimed more than 70 lives and displaced nearly 40 lakh people


05 June, 2020

Earthquakes Rattle Delhi's Nerves, Experts Not Sure When The Big One Is Going To Strike

Soumitra Bose

Delhi and its neighbourhood have been rocked by 10 low to moderate intensity tremors in less than two months. Some geologists are definitely alarmed.


25 March, 2020

Is Coronavirus Planet Earth's Way Of Controlling Its Own Destiny?

Parikshat Sahni

The Gaia Hypothesis states that planet Earth is not, as most of us presume, an inanimate interstellar body inhabited by animate life forms, but a live organism that regulates and controls its own destiny by corrective measures.


03 February, 2020

Let’s Make Ladakh A Zone Of Peace: Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner Sonam Wangchuk

Jayanta Oinam

Sonam Wangchuk speaks on climate change, its effects on Ladakh, #Ilivesimply movement and how to leave the earth as a habitable planet for future generations


25 September, 2019

26 Dead, 300 Injured As Strong Earthquake Jolts Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir

Outlook Web Bureau

The epicentre of the earthquake was near New Mirpur in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir


21 June, 2019

Heatwave Death Toll In Bihar Rises To 101, Section 144 Imposed In Parts Of State

Outlook Web Bureau

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the wake of extreme weather conditions under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in Gaya, Begusarai, Darbhanga, Gopalganj, Madhubani and Sitamarhi districts.


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21 June, 2019

427 Tourists, Who Were Stranded In North Sikkim After Cloudburst, Evacuated

Outlook Web Bureau

The district administration arranged vehicles for all the 427 tourists to reach the state capital Gangtok, North Sikkim Collector Raj Yadav said.


15 June, 2019

Cyclone Vayu To Recurve In Gujarat, Likely To Hit Kutch Next Week

Outlook Web Bureau

The system is very likely to move nearly westwards during the next 48 hours and recurve northeastwards thereafter.


14 June, 2019

No Threat From Cyclone Vayu, Evacuees Can Return: Vijay Rupani

Outlook Web Bureau

The state government will pay an allowance totalling around Rs 5.5 crore to the evacuees for daily expenses over the next three days, he announced.


12 June, 2019

Cyclone Vayu Turns 'Very Severe', Gujarat Begins Evacuation In Coastal Areas

Outlook Web Bureau

The Union Home Ministry issued detailed advisories to Gujarat and the Union Territory of Diu, requesting them to take all precautionary measures to ensure that no human life is lost.


02 June, 2019

Month After Cyclone Fani, Over 48 Per Cent People Still Without Electricity In Puri

Outlook Web Bureau

'Only 1,51,889 out of 2,91,171 affected consumers (52%) have got electricity in Puri district within a month,' the official said, adding that water supply in both urban and rural areas has already been restored.


26 May, 2019

Over 700 People Homeless After Heavy Rain Lashes Tripura

Outlook Web Bureau

'North Tripura, Unakoti and Dhalai districts have been affected,' the head of the State Disaster Management Authority, Sarat Das, said.


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19 May, 2019

Odisha Govt Announces Additional Relief As Post-cyclone Fani Situation Grim In Puri

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced livelihood assistance to street vendors, coconut growers and poultry farmers affected by the cyclone.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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