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Rising heat wave risk looms for Pakistan
Jun 09, 2018 According to a published this month in the journal 'Atmospheric Research', Pakistan will be hit by heat waves with increasing frequency, duration, intensity. Heat wave forecasts suggest this year’s soaring temperatures are a sign of risks to come. The study prophesies that the incidence of heat waves could rise by 75 per cent in 2030 and 277 per cent by 2090.
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East Indian state of Odisha likely target of cyclonic storm
Oct 09, 2013 A deep depression over the North Andaman Sea could result into a cyclone and alerts have been sounded for North Andra Pradesh and Odisha Coast.
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Building a disaster resilient Asia
Jan 31, 2013 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has come up with two reports which deal with green growth and disaster resilience for the Asian region. The reports were launched at the ongoing Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS 2013).
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Response mechanisms need to be disaster-proof: experts
May 26, 2015 As earthquakes continue to hit South Asia, experts review emergency preparedness and response mechanism in New Delhi.
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Int'l disaster response law makes headway in Myanmar
Oct 21, 2014 Legal issues in international disaster response are being given increasing visibility in Myanmar.
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UN calls on Pakistan to strengthen disaster resilience
Nov 20, 2012 A United Nations relief official has called on Pakistan and its partners to increase investment in resilience measures that will allow the country to recover from natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, which have affected millions of people over the past years.
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Myanmar media rally for cyclone Nargis
Apr 11, 2013 The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is highlighting the lessons learned five years after cyclone Nargis wrecked havoc in Myanmar.
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Uttarakhand Floods: Let’s blame ourselves for a change
Jul 05, 2013 It is time that we constituted some rules around how we will all behave as a nation during a national or regional emergency like the recently endured Uttarakhand floods, writes Kavita Narayan.
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IPU urges Parliaments to take action on disaster risk
Mar 25, 2014 The Resolution on Risk-Resilient Development urges governments to participate actively in the ongoing consultations on the post-2015 development agenda.
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Fresh rain in Uttarakhand disrupts relief work
Sep 04, 2013 The north Indian state of Uttarakhand received fresh showers on Friday making the administration issue an alert and advise people inhabiting banks of the Alaknanda to move to safer places.
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Indian states brace for cyclone Phailin
Oct 11, 2013 Cyclone Phailin, set to make landfall on Saturday, is capable of causing huge damage, the weatherman says.
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Human rights-based 'rules' issued for disaster hit Odisha
Oct 31, 2013 The Housing and Land Rights Network believes that the challenge before the government is to ensure that the human rights of the affected population are upheld.
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Asia Pacific becoming more vulnerable to disasters: study
Oct 29, 2013 The UK based Institution of Mechanical Engineers recommends building resilience against natural events as essential for a successful future.
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DRDO develops low-cost-bridges for disaster hit areas
Jul 18, 2014 The low cost mountain foot bridges are said to be easy to transport and deploy in the disaster struck zones.
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Nineteen killed, 132 hurt as train derails in India
May 05, 2014 Nineteen people were killed and 132 others injured when the engine and four bogies of a passenger train derailed on Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Sunday.
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India’s most populated states fall in high risk quake zones
May 12, 2015 Some of the most populated states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra fall in the highly susceptible seismic zones.
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Moderate earthquake shakes northern India
Aug 02, 2013 According to the Indian meteorological department, the epicentre of the earthquake was Doda in Jammu and Kashmir region.
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UNISDR urges youth to build more resilient future
Jul 22, 2013 The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström has urged next generation of leaders to help make their world safer.
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