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  1. Hindustani78

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    Grief engulfs Ludhiana after plastic factory collapse

    Nov 20, 2017 21:07 IST

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    The joint rescue operation is still being carried out. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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    Police, NDRF and Army personnel carrying out the rescue operation after a multi-storey building collapsed in Mushtaq Gunj area near Suffian Chowk, Ludhiana on Monday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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    A plastic manufacturing factory caught fire around 6:30 am on Monday and collapsed around 12:30 pm. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
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    Distressed family members near the spot of the rescue operation. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)



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    Distressed family members near the spot of the rescue operation. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
     
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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/pu...es-after-fire-in-ludhiana-factory/500654.html

    A major fire broke out at a plastic manufacturing factory in industrial area of Ludhiana’s Mustak Ganj near Cheema Chowk on Monday.

    As per reports, a four-storey building collapsed in which 10-15 people, including six workers of the fire department and a MC official, are said to be trapped.

    The fire officers trapped are Rajinder Sharma, Raj Kumar and Sumohan Gill and the MC official is Laxman Dravid.

    Meanwhile, three bodies were extracted and two injured persons were rushed to a hospital. The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and the state distaste relief force are at the spot.

    The fire was reported at 8 am in Amarson Polymers and the building collapsed at around 12.15 pm. At least 15 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

    Reports say containers of chemicals were stored inside the building in small plastic bags. Residents living nearby have vacated their houses.
     
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    Rescue work on at the factory building collapse site in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/owner-held-faces-culpable-homicide-charge/502025.html

    Nikhil Bhardwaj
    Tribune News Service
    Ludhiana, November 22


    Two days after the collapse of multistorey polybag manufacturing factory at Mustak Ganj chowk which claimed the lives of 13 persons, the police today arrested factory owner Inderjeet Singh Gola.

    Stringent IPC section has also been added to the already registered FIR. Earlier, the police had booked the factoru owner under Section 304 A IPC(causing death due to negligence), a bailable offence. Now, they have converted it to Section 304 IPC (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), which is a non-bailable offence.

    Police Commissioner RN Dhoke said the earlier case was registered on the basis of preliminary reports, but after the probe team found illegalities in the construction of the multistorey building, a stringent section had been imposed.

    Meanwhile, the rescue operation has slowed down due to the presence of heavy iron bars and cemented blocks. Three firemen are yet to be traced. An official said: “So far only 30 per cent rubble has been cleared. The iron bars and cemented blocks are being broken manually by the rescue team to allow the JCB machines to clear debris.”

    Two mobile phones were recovered from the debris today. It is not yet clear who owned them.


    Factory record summoned

    VK Meena, Divisional Commissioner, Patiala, who is heading the probe committee, on Wednesday visited the site and met the injured at hospital. He asked the MC to provide the record of property tax, building plan, sewerage and water supply documents pertaining to the factory. He has also sought its allotment letter and NOCs, if taken from the PPCB and the Fire Department. Meena said samples of the collapsed building would be sent to forensic lab to know about the cause of the blast and the presence of any illegal chemicals.


    Funds for firemen uniforms

    Chandigarh: Perturbed at the sight of firefighters using wet sacks and scarves on their heads in the rescue operation, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered immediate release of funds for new uniforms. He also asked Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to assess if the personnel could be covered under fire insurance schemes. — TNS
     
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    Ministry of Home Affairs
    23-November, 2017 13:22 IST
    MHA to conduct Multi State Mega Mock Tsunami Exercise 2017 tomorrow; involves 31 coastal districts across four States & a UT, international participants

    The Ministry of Home Affairs through National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) will conduct a multi-State mega mock exercise on tsunami preparedness tomorrow.

    The exercise will be simultaneously conducted in 31 coastal districts across four States - West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu - and Union Territory Puducherry along the entire East Coast. The disaster scenario will simulate tsunami waves originating due to a high-intensity earthquake near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which will lead to a massive tsunami along the East Coast.

    Participants from 11 Pacific Island countries will observe the entire exercise to take away key lessons and best practices to be adopted while preparing for and responding to a disaster situation.

    The exercise is one of the various activities planned on the occasion of the 2nd World Tsunami Awareness Day held on November 5 this year. It began with an orientation conference on 8th November, which was held to ensure the smooth facilitation of the exercise.

    This was followed by coordination conferences and table-top exercises at various State Emergency Operation Centres (SEOCs) wherein all the involved districts participated through videoconferencing. These exercises helped familiarise participants with their responsibilities, actions required and helped them evaluate their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for tsunami warnings in the run-up to the exercise to be held tomorrow.

    Officials from all the important departments such as the Army, Navy, Air Force, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), health, police, education, firefighting, Civil Defense, transport, electricity, public relations, etc. participated in these preparatory meetings.

    Tsunami is a highly devastating natural hazard, and requires rapid response when it occurs as the reaction time is limited. A two-hour reaction time has been planned in this scenario during which the entire State machinery will be mobilised in a defined manner to respond swiftly and efficiently. Evacuation drills will also be rehearsed at selected sites. This exercise aims to assess and help improve the preparedness, response mechanism and coordination among concerned agencies.

    India's eastern coast is susceptible to both floods and tsunamis and many coastal districts have conducted similar mock exercises for better preparedness over the years. This is, however, the first time that the entire eastern coast will participate in a mock exercise simultaneously.



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    The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir at a programme on ‘Initiative for Awareness and Management of Disaster’, in New Delhi on November 23, 2017.
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    The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir at a programme on ‘Initiative for Awareness and Management of Disaster’, in New Delhi on November 23, 2017.
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    Ministry of Home Affairs
    23-November, 2017 15:57 IST
    Community awareness training plays a pivotal role in disaster risk mitigation, says Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

    MoS (Home) emphasizes that planned approach and a well-defined strategy is essential for Disaster Risk Mitigation And Management

    The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has said Community awareness training plays a pivotal role in Disaster Risk Mitigation. He was addressing the school children at a programme on ‘Initiative for Awareness and Management of Disaster’ here today. He said the youth, including students in schools and colleges, play a vital role by being trained and in creating awareness about the proactive response to Disaster Management and risk mitigation. He said response to a threatening disaster situation requires a planned approach and a well-defined strategy. He said that during the time of disaster, which can be in the form of natural calamity or nuclear, biological, radiological and chemical disasters, the community awareness ensures that the arising emergent situation is addressed in a quick, efficient and effective manner.

    Emphasizing on the importance of quality and holistic training in academic institutions, he said that students can be Champions and Leaders of the society by learning the quintessential basics of Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk Mitigation, Disaster Resilience Techniques and Technology. He underlined the need to be technologically well-versed and be knowledge-savvy on latest technology to mitigate disaster situation. He said that building construction in schools and colleges should be resistant to disasters.

    Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that training of students in schools should be provided equal attention as normal education academic curriculum, sports and cultural activities along with necessary practical sessions to augment the learning process. He emphasized that ‘School Safety Programme’ should promote culture of disaster management in day-to-day curricula of educational institutions. He said that ‘word of mouth’ to parents and relatives of students can create awareness among the stakeholders and people in a holistic manner.

    Commending the Governmental organizations such as National Disaster Response Force and Border Security Force (BSF) for their yeoman work in this sector of Disaster Management, the Minister said that the need of the hour is community awareness cum training programs for better Management and Capacity Building.

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    A portion of a buliding was reported to have collapsed in Thane's Bhiwandi on Friday morning. Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed on the site.
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    By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 24, 2017 12:18 pm
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    The site where the portion of the building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane. (Express Photo: Deepak Joshi)

    A portion of a four storeyed buliding was reported to have collapsed in Thane’s Bhiwandi on Friday morning. The collapse has left one person dead and five injured. At least 17 people are suspected to be trapped under the debris.

    The building in Navi Vasti locality collapsed at around 9 am, Regional Disaster Management Cell chief Santosh Kadam said. (as reported by PTI)

    According to initial information, two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed on the site to carry out rescue operation. A green corridor was enabled for mobilisation of NDRF teams.

    Rescue operations are underway at the site of the collapse. NDRF teams are searching for the survivors among the debris. (Express Photo: Rashmi Chanda Rajput)
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    Atleast 17 people are suspected to be trapped in the debris following the collapse. (Express Photo: Rashmi Chanda Rajput)
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    Photos | Ludhiana factory collapse: Owner arrested, 3 firefighters still missing
    Nov 24, 2017 10:38 IST

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    The rescue operation by a team of the 7th battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continued on fourth day yesterday. NDRF squad leader Deepak Kumar said he could not say at this point how many more days the rescue operations would continue. (PTI)
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    An injured person is taken to a hospital after the collapse. The fire mishap has also raised questions over the functioning of state health department that had failed to utilise the government operated 108 ambulance services to full capacity. Instead, ambulances of a private firm were used to ferry 12 of the 13 dead from the collapse site to hospitals in the city. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
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    Police, NDRF and Army personnel continue rescue operations on Day 3 after a five storied plastic factory collapsed on Monday November 20, 2017 at Mushtaq Gunj near Suffian Chowk in Ludhiana. Three firemen are still believed to be trapped in the rubble which has claimed 13 lives, including those of six fire fighters so far. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
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    Rescue operations seen underway on the day the building collapsed in Ludhiana on November 20, 2017. The multi-storey factory had caught fire before collapsing hours later. Poisonous gases erupting out of the factory had converted the area into a gas chamber, forcing rescuers to wear masks as they struggled against time to extricate survivors. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
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    Inconsolable relatives of those trapped in the rubble seen near Suffian Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. On Tuesday, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh had announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the dead. (PTI)
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    The Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested Inderjit Singh Gola, the owner of Gola Plastic Factory, after police added culpable homicide not amounting to murder charge against him. The factory owner had built three floors illegally that weakened the structure and claimed 13 innocent lives, Ludhiana police commissioner RN Dhoke said. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
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    The wait is harrowing for the families of trapped firemen Sukhdev, Manohar Lal and Manpreet Singh. “We have heard of miracles. My father is a fighter and cannot go this way,” Lal’s 21-year-old daughter Tamanna (left) said. With her mother and brother, she has been keeping vigil since Monday. They spend the nights at the Civil hospital and return to the site every morning. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...n-mega-tsunami-mock-drill/article20806615.ece
    Exercise held in Chennai, Puducherry, Karaikal, Mamallapuram

    Five teams comprising 188 personnel from the 04 battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Arakkonam, took part in the mega tsunami mock exercise conducted in Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry on Friday.

    Raajan Baalu, Assistant Commandant, NDRF, Arakkonam, said two teams were deployed in Chennai, while the remaining three teams were deployed in Puducherry, Karaikal and Mamallapuram for themock drill.

    Five officers from the battalion also participated.

    The drill was conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority in coordination with the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in the eastern coast of the country, he also added.

    Evacuation

    “As part of the drill, the personnel from the 04 battalion of NDRF evacuated 1,207 persons and 26 cattle from the identified villages. They conducted the evacuation at Orurkuppam in Adyar, Puducherry, Karaikal and Mahabalipuram,” he said.

    Apart from them, 23 sub officers from the battalion were deputed as observers to the district emergency operation centres and evacuation sites in all 13 coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, he said.

    Members of the NDRF and officials conducting a tsunami mock drill in Puducherry on Friday. PTI Photo
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    Nov 25, 2017 13:10 IST

    National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials remove debris after a building collapsed at Taimur Nagar in New Delhi on November 24, 2017. Two persons — a retired government employee and a labourer were killed after being trapped under the rubble of the 50-year-old house. (Sanchit Khanna / HT PHOTO)


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    National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials remove debris after a building collapsed at Taimur Nagar in New Delhi on November 24, 2017. Two persons — a retired government employee and a labourer were killed after being trapped under the rubble of the 50-year-old house. (Sanchit Khanna / HT PHOTO)
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    Fire department personnel douse fire at Wadia Hospital in Pune on Monday, November 20, 2017. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
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    Police Force, NDRF and army personnel carry out rescue operations on the third day after a five-storey building collapsed in Ludhiana on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (Gurpreet Singh / HT Photo)
     
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