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National Disaster Response Force: Indian specialised force
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is an Indian specialised force constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

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Delhi Borewell: Child Falls into 40-Foot Deep Borewell, Rescue Operation Underway| Oneindia News [Video]

Delhi Borewell: Child Falls into 40-Foot Deep Borewell, Rescue Operation Underway| Oneindia News

In the early hours of Sunday, a person fell into a 40-foot-deep borewell pipe at a Delhi water treatment plant. The National Disaster Response Force and Delhi Fire Services initiated rescue efforts,..

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Drought funds release: SC hears Karnataka's plea, says 'Let there not be a contest between union and state govt'​​​

Justices Gavai, Mehta, Venkataramani, and Tushar Mehta heard Karnataka's plea on denied NDRF assistance. The delay post IMCT review until Dec 2023 was highlighted, involving Solicitor General, Election..
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Key appointments in central government's security agencies: New heads named for NIA, NDRF, and BPR&D

The Central government has made key appointments in security agencies. IPS officer Sadanand Vasant Date is appointed as the new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Piyush..
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Leadership shakeup in key security agencies: Sadanand Date new NIA DG; BPR&D and NDRF also get new chiefs

Date, a 1990-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) office of Maharashtra cadre, has been appointed as the new Director General of the NIA.
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Tamil Nadu government will move SC against PM Modi-led Centre on NDRF funds, says CM Stalin

Days after the Karnataka govt filed a petition in the SC against the Union govt over delay in sanctioning drought relief to the state, TN chief minister M K Stalin said the TN govt too will approach SC..
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Ayodhya: NDRF sets up camp near Ram Temple ahead of 'Pran Pratishtha'

NDRF sets up camp near Ayodhya's Ram Temple ahead of 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony on January 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform rituals. Elaborate security deployments and arrangements made...
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13 school students on picnic killed as boat capsizes in lake near Vadodara

Tragedy struck as a boat carrying 34 individuals capsized in Harni Lake near Vadodara during a picnic organized by a private school, resulting in the loss of six school students' lives. The National..
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Uttarakhand: People evacuated in Dehradun's Jhanjra after chlorine gas leak

According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dehradun, Ajay Singh, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other security forces rushed to the spot soon after receiving information about the..
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Road rage case: Punjab tourist's body found in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh

Two days after a couple of men had fallen into the Beas river during a scuffle triggered by road rage, a joint team of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force on..
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PMO reviews relief work in flood-hit Tamil Nadu, team led by FM Sitharaman set to visit state

The Prime Minister's Office on Sunday held a high-level meeting to take stock of the post-flood situation in Tamil Nadu and deliberated on various measures to support the state. Senior officials from..
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PMO takes stock of relief, rehabilitation efforts in flood-hit Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister's Office on Sunday held a high-level meeting to take stock of the post-flood situation in Tamil Nadu and deliberated on various measures to support the state. PMO officials have..
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Kharge asks Centre to release Rs 18,171 crore for Karnataka drought relief

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, urged the Central government to release Rs 18,171 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for Karnataka, which is facing..
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Cyclone 'Michaung' to strike Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu coasts on Monday; 21 NDRF teams deployed

The meeting was held to review the preparedness of state governments and central ministries and departments for impending cyclone 'Michaung' in the Bay of Bengal.
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Centre approves 1,658 crore recovery plan for Joshimath

The Centre approved a Rs 1,658-crore recovery plan for Joshimath in Uttarakhand to make the hill town an excellent example of ecological sustainability. The plan will be implemented in three years,..
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Uttarakhand: NDRF personnel share rescue anecdote, highlight workers' enthusiastic cheers in Silkyara tunnel

"Three people went inside, and then some SDRF rescuers also joined us. The first worker rescued was the oldest among them... It took us around 1.5 hours to rescue all the 41 workers," he said.
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Life at end of tunnel: India moves mountain to rescue 41 on Day 17

The operation to rescue 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi was successful. The multi-agency effort, supported by the PMO and NDRF personnel, lasted 17 days. The trapped workers..
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Ahead of breakthrough, a drill with wheeled stretcher

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are preparing for a high-stakes rescue mission to evacuate 41 workers from the confines of Silkyara tunnel in..
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Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Workers to be rescued by this evening, asserts ONGC director

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel carried out a demonstration of the movement of wheeled stretchers through the pipeline inserted to extricate the trapped workers.
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Mettle vs Metal: Rescuers put lives on the line in dramatic tunnel operation

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'These operations are like war': How rescuers plan to free 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand tunnel

The ongoing rescue operation to save 41 workers trapped inside Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand has reached its final stage. Once the rescue pipe breaks through the debris, NDRF personnel plan to pull..
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi prays for safety of trapped workers in Uttarkashi tunnel

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wishes for the safety of 41 workers trapped in Uttarakhand's Silkyara tunnel and urges the Government to provide proper compensation to them. The ongoing operation to save them is..
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Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Focus is on horizontal drilling to rescue workers, say officials

Two teams of NDRF are doing rehearsals at the site to deal with any contingency.
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Race on to save 40 trapped in Char Dham tunnel collapse

Rescue operations are underway to evacuate 40 workers who are trapped in an under-construction tunnel on the Char Dham all-weather highway project in Uttarkashi district. Multiple national and state..
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NDRF discovers chemicals at site of pharma plant blast that claimed 8 lives

The discovery of barrels of several chemicals, including the highly flammable toluene, by the NDRF at a pharmaceutical firms plant in the extended MIDC in Mahad, where eight workers died in a series of..
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Andhra Pradesh: At least three killed, several hurt as passenger train derails after collision with another

A passenger train collision near Vizianagaram killed three and injured several. The Visakhapatnam-Palasa train had halted, awaiting a green signal when it was struck by the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada..
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Sikkim: Congress accuses Centre of being unresponsive towards people in disaster-hit state

The Congress' deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi alleged that even National Disaster Relief Force teams have not been deployed in the disaster-hit state and the government was nowhere to be..
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Uttar Pradesh: 2 dead, 12 rescued as three-storey building collapses in Barabanki

Teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in the relief and rescue work, Barabanki Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar Singh said.
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Himachal Pradesh rains: Shimla landslide death toll rises to 17, furious downpour continues in state

The rains in Himachal Pradesh continue in the midst of the rising death toll and destruction while NDRF continues to run risky rescue operations.
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HM Amit Shah speaks to Gujarat CM, Delhi LG; enquires about flood-like situation, Yamuna status

"Spoke to Gujarat CM Shri @Bhupendrapbjp Ji about the flood-like situation occurring in various parts of the state due to the recent heavy rainfall. Also had a discussion with LG of Delhi, Shri VK..
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Maharashtra landslide: 81 still missing, search and rescue operation enters day 4

According to an NDRF official, no body was recovered so far after the search and rescue operation resumed in the morning. The death toll in the landslide mounted to 27 on Saturday,
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Landslide in Maharashtra's Raigad, 22 people rescued, many feared trapped

An incident of landslide was reported at Irshalwadi village in Khalapur tehsil in Maharashtra's Raigad district. Some people are feared trapped inside the debris, the National Disaster Response Force..
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Weather update: Flood-like situation in Ratnagiri, Raigad amid heavy rains, NDRF deploys 12 teams across Maharashtra

With more rains expected in coastal Maharashtra in the next couple of days, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar instructed officials to relocate people in several parts of Chiplun town of Ratnagiri..
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Delhi, Noida flood news: 'India's No. 1 Bull' worth Rs 1 crore rescued amid Yamuna flooding

Three cattle, including a bull from the bloodline 'Pritam' that is worth Rs 1 crore, were rescued from the Noida floods by a team from the NDRF.
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Cyclone Biparjoy: No lives lost after cyclones' landfall in Gujarat, says NDRF Director General

NDRF Director General Atul Karwal said while two lives, unfortunately, were lost before the landfall, not a single human life was lost post the landfall in Gujarat.
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Odisha train accident: NDRF jawan on leave sent 1st accident alert, 'live location'

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Odisha train accident: On leave NDRF jawan, who was travelling in Coromandel Express, sent first accident alert

The NDRF jawan sent the 'live location' of the site on WhatsApp to the NDRF control room, and this was used by the first rescue teams to reach the spot official said.
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3 NDRF units, over 50 fire services rush towards mishap site after 2 trains derail in Odisha; rescue op underway: Officials

Three units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), over 50 fire services with full equipment have rushed to Odisha's Balasore, where a passenger train hit the derailed coaches of another..
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After 20 hours under rubble, man rescued on birthday

After 20 agonising hours of being trapped under the debris following the Bhiwandi building crash, labourer Sunil Pisal (32) was safely rescued on Sunday, which was also his birthday. When NDRF and..
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Punjab: Nine dead, 11 hospitalised in Ludhiana gas leak incident; police, NDRF teams reach spot

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has expressed grief over the incident.
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Death toll in UP cold storage unit accident up to 14, FIR against owners

A day after the roof of a cold storage collapsed in Sambhal, UP, with at least two dozen labourers trapped inside, the toll rose to 14 on Friday. Rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force..
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Locals in quake-hit Turkey exchanged hugs and mementos with NDRF rescuers

After working in quake-ravaged Turkiye for 10 days, the 152 rescuers of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were looking forward to not just reuniting with their families that were understandably..
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PM Modi hails Indian relief teams' work in quake-hit Turkey, says India strengthened identity as selfless country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the Indian assistance and disaster relief teams which were deployed in quake-hit Turkiye and said that in the last few years India has strengthened its..
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PM Modi interacts with NDRF, other organisations involved in Operation Dost in Turkey

India launched Operation Dost to extend assistance to Turkey and Syria after devastating quakes and aftershocks in the region.
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Turkey earthquake: NDRF team, dog squad members return after 10-day rescue operation

A 47-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team along with dog squad members Rambo and Honey returned to India on Friday after conducting a 10-day-long rescue operation from earthquake-hit..
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Turkey-Syria quake: India's NDRF team rescues 6-year-old girl from debris

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India stands forever for humanity: Jaishankar on supporting Turkey despite differences

Following the principle of 'Vasudaiva Kutumbakam', India under 'Operation Dost' sent medical assistance and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team which displays that New Delhi stands..
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Turkey-Syria earthquake: NDRF personnel, highly-skilled dog squads depart from Hindon Airbase

An expert National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) search and rescue team along with highly-skilled dog squads departed for Turkey on an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. In the first batch, India has..
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