N. Korea urges all-out efforts to minimise damage from typhoon Khanun

North Korea called on party officials to make all-out efforts to protect the people's lives and provide safety from a "frenzy of nature", thereby implementing the country's five-year economic policy plan that was adopted in 2021, Yonhap News Agency quoted Rodong Sinmun, the North's main newspaper, as saying in a report.

Waiting to happen

The disasters that have laid low two of India’s hill states ~ Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand ~ are attributable as much to the vagaries of nature as they are to the depredations wrought by man.

Closed minds are a recipe for disaster

Certain professional groups rarely welcome females. They believe that women cannot meet challenges as men do and can be fiercely territorial. Many qualified and capable individuals are ostracised from organisations or industries or expelled from positions because of this territorial mindset.