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National Disaster Response Force: Indian specialized force
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is an Indian specialized force constituted "for the purpose of special response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster" under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The "Apex Body for Disaster Management" in India is the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The Chairman of the NDMA is the Prime Minister.

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Watch: Coast Guard warns fishermen in Bay of Bengal after low pressure develops [Video]

Watch: Coast Guard warns fishermen in Bay of Bengal after low pressure develops

Indian Coast Guard warns fishermen and merchant vessels in West Central Bay of Bengal on Thursday. ICG asked vessels and fishermen to return to harbor as soon as possible as a low-pressure area is..

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NDRF team in action in flood-hit Kalaburagi [Video]

NDRF team in action in flood-hit Kalaburagi

NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams carried out rescue operation in Kone Hipparga village in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka and took people to safer locations from flooded areas.

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Watch: Dog rescues her puppy from floodwater in Karnataka Vijayapura [Video]

Watch: Dog rescues her puppy from floodwater in Karnataka Vijayapura

In a heart-rending video, a mother dog rescued its puppy from floodwaters. The video surfaced from flood-affected Karnataka’s Vijayapura. In the video, the dog can be seen carrying the puppy in its..

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Increased water level of Krishna River leaves damages in AP's fields [Video]

Increased water level of Krishna River leaves damages in AP's fields

Crops in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada were damaged after water level of Krishna River rose due to heavy rainfall in the region. Speaking on the dreadful situation, Krishna District Magistrate said,..

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Watch: NDRF saves man stuck in flooded Solapur district [Video]

Watch: NDRF saves man stuck in flooded Solapur district

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued a man stuck in floodwater in a village of Solapur district in Maharashtra on October 16. Flood situation in parts of Maharashtra has created..

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Hyderabad: Locals hurl slippers at TRS MLA during his visit to flood-hit area [Video]

Hyderabad: Locals hurl slippers at TRS MLA during his visit to flood-hit area

Locals hurled slippers at a TRS MLA who visited a flood-hit area in Telangana. Ibrahimpatnam MLA Manchireddy Kishan Reddy was also accompanied by TRS workers. Reddy and the TRS workers had visited..

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Watch: Indian Army carries out rescue operation in Hyderabad [Video]

Watch: Indian Army carries out rescue operation in Hyderabad

Heavy downpour led to severe water-logging in parts of Hyderabad. Several people have been affected due to rainfall. Rescue operation by Indian Army is underway in Hyderabad. MoS Home G Kishan Reddy..

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Incessant rainfall in Hyderabad kills 15, situation severe [Video]

Incessant rainfall in Hyderabad kills 15, situation severe

Continuous downpour in several parts of Hyderabad led to flood situation in the Telangana capital. Situation is such that car were seen floating in a residential area in New Bowenpally, and many..

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Telangana rains: 15 dead; 2-day holiday; SDRF deployed | Latest updates [Video]

Telangana rains: 15 dead; 2-day holiday; SDRF deployed | Latest updates

Heavy rains in Telangana caused widespread flooding, killing at least 15. The torrential rains have also battered Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Showers led to waterlogging on roads and inundation of..

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Bhiwandi building collapse: 39 dead, 25 rescued by NDRF & other teams [Video]

Bhiwandi building collapse: 39 dead, 25 rescued by NDRF & other teams

The death toll due to building collapse in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi climbed to 39 on Wednesday. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, police and fire brigade teams have been conducting rescue..

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Bhiwandi building collapse: Child rescued by NDRF; at least 10 killed [Video]

Bhiwandi building collapse: Child rescued by NDRF; at least 10 killed

At least 10 people have been killed and several feared trapped under debris after a three storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi area. A child was pulled alive by the National Disaster..

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Watch: Low-lying areas in Gujarat's Bharuch face intense flooding [Video]

Watch: Low-lying areas in Gujarat's Bharuch face intense flooding

Several low lying areas of Gujarat's Bharuch have been flooded after water from Sardar Sarovar Dam was released. Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been kept on standby...

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Watch: NDRF rescues 43 persons in flood-affected Bhandara city [Video]

Watch: NDRF rescues 43 persons in flood-affected Bhandara city

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued 43 persons including five children and a pregnant woman, in flood-affected Bhandara city of Maharashtra. Due to incessant rainfall, the city is..

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9.5 lakh cusecs of water discharged from Sardar Sarovar Dam [Video]

9.5 lakh cusecs of water discharged from Sardar Sarovar Dam

9.50 lakh cusecs of water discharged from Sardar Sarovar Dam. Low-lying areas including Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Jhagadia will be affected. Over 2,500 people evacuated to safer places. Two NDRF teams are..

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SDRF rescues people trapped in flood-affected Nagpur village [Video]

SDRF rescues people trapped in flood-affected Nagpur village

Several villages in Maharashtra's Nagpur are battered by floods following incessant rainfall. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) conducted rescue operation in flood-affected Chikna village. Situation..

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Flood-like situation in Maharashtra, Karnataka; NDRF undertakes rescue operation

Flood-like situation has occurred in parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka following heavy rainfall in both the states. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has initiated various rescue operations in..
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Maharashtra: Death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse rises to 33

The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse site which took place here on Monday rose to 33 on Wednesday, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) informed.
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14 killed as MP is hit by floods; Army, IAF, NDRF rescue 11,000

At least, 14 people have been killed over the past two days in floods and incessant rain in Madhya Pradesh. Army, Air Force, NDRF and SDRF rescued 11,000 people and took them to temporary shelters —..
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Rescued from flooded Madhya Pradesh village, 22-year-old gives birth to baby boy

A 22-year-old pregnant woman gave birth to a boy just hours after she was rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel from a flooded village in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh.
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Parts of Madhya Pradesh flooded after heavy rain; Army,NDRF deployed in Hoshangabad

Torrential rain over the last two days triggered flooding in several districts of Madhya Pradesh, including Hoshangabad, where the Army and the NDRF were roped in on Saturday to rescue people from..
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Gujarat Rains: Heavy downpur kills nine, 30 rescued by NDRF

As heavy rainfall continue to wreak havoc in Gujarat, nine people were killed and nearly 1900 people were shifted to a safer place. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is deployed at several..
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Over 70 trapped as 5-story building collapses in Maharashtra's Raigad, NDRF rushed

Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed the NDRF to provide all assistance in the rescue operation. Three NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have been moved to the spot to carry out rescue..
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No moving PM-Cares funds to NDRF: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that money in the PM-CARES Fund, a public charitable fund created to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and national emergencies, could not be transferred to the statutory..
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Covid-19: SC refuses to direct transfer of contributions made to PM Cares to NDRF

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM CARES Fund for fighting the Covid-19 pandemic to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
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Idukki landslide: PM Modi condoles loss of lives, announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his condolences over deaths due to landslide in Kerala's Idukki and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister's National Relief Fund..
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Maharashtra rains: 16 NDRF teams pre-positioned across state as IMD predicts more rainfall

Several parts of Maharashtra are facing severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant rainfall.
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Portion of under-construction building collapses in Noida; 4 rescued, operation underway

Four persons have been rescued from the site. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is on the site and the rescue operation is underway.
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Bihar floods: 11 dead in deluge; water enters Darbhanga power grid, outage in 14 districts

26 teams of National Disaster Response Force/State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in affected areas, according to the State Government.
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SC reserves order on plea for transferring funds collected in PM CARES to NDRF

The Supreme Court reserved its order on Monday on a plea, which has said all the money collected under the PM CARES Fund for the Covid-19 pandemic should be transferred to the National Disaster..
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Bihar floods: 10 dead in deluge, over 10 lakh affected; 22 NDRF teams deployed

According to the department, 22 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)/State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed in the state.
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Amid Covid, monsoon fury in 8 states leaves 470 dead

In the middle of coronavirus pandemic, the monsoon has unleashed its fury in eight states causing more than 470 deaths due to floods and landslides, with the highest toll being recorded in West Bengal,..
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NDRF deploys 122 teams in country for flood, rain rescue works

A spokesperson said these teams are positioned in 20 states with a maximum of 19 in Bihar, followed by 12 in Assam, the two states facing flood situation. Nine teams have been deployed in Gujarat,..
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Assam Floods: Over 24 lakh people affected in 24 districts; NDRF conducts evacuation missions

Over 1,450 locals have been evacuated during this monsoon season by the 1st Battalion of NDRF Guwahati.
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SC seeks govt reply on PM Cares Fund

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Union government's response to a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to transfer the money in PM Cares Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to..
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SC seeks Centre's response on plea for national plan to deal with Covid-19 pandemic

The Supreme Court Wednesday sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking a direction that all the contributions made for Covid-19 pandemic by individuals and institutions should be credited to the..
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SC seeks Centre's response on plea for transferring contribution from PM CARES Fund to NDRF

The Supreme Court sought response from the Centre on a plea seeking a direction that all the contributions made for Covid-19 pandemic by individuals and institutions should be credited to the National..
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About 50 NDRF personnel on Amphan duty test Covid positive


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50 NDRF personnel who worked during Cyclone Amphan test positive for Covid-19


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Cyclone Nisarga moving along predicted path: NDRF DG

New Delhi, Jun 3 ()30 pm on Wednesday around Alibaug in Maharashtra, NDRF chief S N Pradhan said.
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'Nisarga' cyclonic storm to make landfall on Wednesday, NDRF deployed in Gujarat, Maharashtra

Cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' is expected to hit Gujarat and Maharashtra on Wednesday.
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33 teams deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat in view of 'Nisarga': NDRF DG

Thirty-three NDRF teams have been deployed in the coastal districts of Maharashtra and Gujarat in view of the impending Cyclone Nisarga, the chief of the federal contingency force said on Tuesday.
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Home Minister Amit Shah takes stock of preparation for impending cyclone in west coast

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday took stock of the preparation for an impending cyclone that is likely to hit Maharashtra and Gujarat on Wednesday. The Home Ministry has deployed 23 teams of the..
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NDRF deploys 9 teams in Maharashtra as cyclone Nisarga gets closer

NDRF said it is in close contact with Maharashtra government, IMD authorities and district administration.
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Army, NDRF teams start restoration work in cyclone-hit Bengal

Army and NDRF teams on Sunday helped forest department and civic agencies to get cyclone-ravaged West Bengal back on its feet. The teams reached areas likes Salt Lake, Behala and Golpark in the morning..
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Centre sends Army, NDRF to help Kolkata back on its feet


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Centre rushes 10 more NDRF teams to Cyclone Amphan-hit West Bengal


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Cyclone Amphan aftermath: Focus shifts on quick restoration of basic services in Bengal and Odisha; Centre rushes additional NDRF teams


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'Amphan' weakens into extremely severe cyclonic storm; 41 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha, Bengal

Amphan lay centred over Westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, about 320 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha), 470 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 610 km south-southwest of..
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Cyclone 'Amphan' LIVE updates: NDRF teams deployed in Odisha to shift villagers to shelters

Odisha and West Bengal state government have started evacuating people from coastal areas to safer places in view of the warning of strong winds and heavy rains.
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Cyclone 'Amphan': NDRF deploys 17 teams in Odisha, West Bengal


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NDRF deploys 21 member team in Paradip to prepare for Cyclone Amphan


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Cyclone 'Amphan' likely to bring rains to Andaman & Nicobar, Odisha, West Bengal on May 16: IMD

The weather agency sent an alert to the NDRF and chief secretaries of eight states and union territories on Thursday about the brewing cyclone.
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NDRF plugs gas leak as PM takes stock of crisis

The Centre rushed a chemical and biological team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Pune to Visakhapatnam where at least 11 people died after a gas leak from a polymer plant.
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Centre sends NDRF team to Visakhapatnam after gas leak


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Eight dead, over 1000 hospitalised in gas leakage at chemical plant in Visakhapatnam

A team of police and National Disaster Relief Force is evacuating people from the nearby villages.
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Covid-19 fight: Govt has Rs 60k crore war chest in disaster funds

The Centre has a war chest of more than Rs 60,000 crore to fight the Covid-19 pandemic — Rs 30,000 crore is already available in state disaster relief funds (SDRF) while allocation of a similar..
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States can use Rs 29,000 cr SDRF fund for food, shelter to migrant workers: MHA


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Home Ministry asks states to set up relief camps for migrant workers, use SDRF funds


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Corona outbreak now a ‘notified disaster’

With reports of confirmed coronavirus positive cases from states now touching 100 including two deaths (health ministry figures put the number of cases at 84), government on Saturday decided to treat..
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Coronavirus declared 'notified disaster' by Centre as positive cases climb to 84

The move by the Centre would enable the states to spend a larger chunk of funds from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to fight the pandemic that has claimed two lives in the country so far.
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