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Evacuation orders issued as Hurricane Laura aimed at Gulf Coast

Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into land as a major storm with ferocious winds and deadly flooding. More than 385,000 residents were told to flee the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and Port Arthur, and still […]Read More

3rd notable wildfire in B.C. prompts evacuation order | CBC

A third wildfire near a village at the southern end of Columbia Lake in British Columbia has been added to a list of wildfires of note — and prompted an evacuation order on Wednesday. The B.C. Wildfire Service says the Doctor Creek fire, about 25 kilometres southwest of Canal Flats, was estimated to be four […]Read More

Sonu Sood to sponsor evacuation of thousands of students stuck

Actor Sonu Sood has been actively engaged in helping people stranded away from their home. Now, the actor has decided to sponsor a charter flight from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan to Varanasi to help a group of Indian students stuck over there due to the pandemic. The flight has been scheduled for July 22. “This is […]Read More

Record flooding in Manitoba fuels evacuation of homes amid fears

Homes along the Little Saskatchewan River were evacuated Wednesday night because of concerns about the structural integrity of the dam in Rivers, Man., after what Manitoba’s infrastructure minister called a “one in 1,000 year flood event.” The decades-old structure was deemed up to par during its most recent monthly inspection in June, but it wasn’t built […]Read More

Air India’s repatriation flights postponed as crew members’ COVID-19 tests

NEW DELHI: Air India’s repatriation flights under the ‘Vande Bharat’ mission could not be operated on Wednesday as the crew members’ COVID-19 tests were not done on time, senior airline officials said. The ‘Vande Bharat’ mission plans to bring stranded Indians from abroad amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The flights under the mission will start operating […]Read More

Nasscom urges govt to consider stranded IT employees, family for

Bengaluru: Tech services industry body Nasscom has requested the Union government to bring back IT employees and their families stranded in 50 different countries, as the country is set to begin from Thursday a seven-day repatriation drive for stranded Indians in the US, UK, UAE and other countries. The government has chalked out a plan […]Read More

15,000 people, 12 nations, 7 days air evacuation begins on

NEW DELHI: The government has drawn up a seven-day repatriation plan that will see nearly 15,000 Indians stranded because of the coronavirus pandemic return on 64 special commercial flights of Air India. This will be the first leg of the evacuation exercise and it will begin on May 7, officials told ET. The framework of […]Read More

Most evacuation orders lifted as Fort McMurray floodwaters recede |

As floodwaters continue to recede in Fort McMurray, Alta., most evacuees will be allowed to return home Friday, but the municipality is warning residents to be prepared for potential property damage.  Some mandatory evacuation orders in place since flooding were lifted at 2 p.m. MT, while almost all others were lifted at 8 p.m., the Regional Municipality of Wood […]Read More

Modi government contemplates evacuation plan of nationals in Gulf post

NEW DELHI: The Modi government is contemplating to evacuate those nationals facing difficulties owing to job losses in Gulf besides short term tourist visa holders besides students from certain zones facing challenge due to lockdown situation. The Ministry of External Affairs is in consultation with various state governments to evacuate to respective states Indian citizens […]Read More

MEA to facilitate return of 180 Pakistani nationals from India

NEW DELHI: In holding with neighbourhood first coverage, India is facilitating departure of 180 Pakistani nationals stranded right here following the lockdown initiated to include Covid-19. “The MEA is facilitating the return of foreign nationals presently in India to their countries. These include nationals of Pakistan,” diplomatic sources advised ET. “We understand from the High […]Read More