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    Tsunami kills thousands across nations
    CHENNAI, DEC. 26. Huge seismic sea waves, triggered by a massive undersea earthquake off Sumatra in Indonesia, left over 9,300 people dead and tens of thousands homeless in India, Sri Lanka and South-East Asia on Sunday. The earthquake, which ...

    Over 1,700 killed in Tamil Nadu
    CHENNAI, DEC. 26. Over 1,700 people were killed as Tamil Nadu bore the brunt of the seismic sea waves triggered by an earthquake that had its epicentre more than 2,000 km away near the west coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Fishermen, morning ...

    What is a tsunami?
    CHENNAI, DEC. 26. What is a tsunami? This city, and many others in south coastal India, woke up to ponder this question on Sunday as monster waves triggered by seismic activity temporarily rearranged the coastline. Tsunami (pronounced ...

    400 feared dead as waves lash Cuddalore coast
    CUDDALORE, DEC. 27. Calamity struck Cuddalore in the form of seismic waves, claiming over 400 lives, mostly children and women, in the coastal villages of this district, at about 8.30 a.m., today. Hundreds of people are said to be missing and ...

    Manmohan promises all help, speaks to Chief Ministers
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 26. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has promised all help to the States hit by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis, which have resulted in huge loss of lives and destruction of property in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, ...

    400 die, thousands homeless in Kanyakumari
    NAGERCOIL, DEC. 26. Over 400 fishermen and their family members were reported killed and thousands of people rendered homeless as seismic waves hit the coastal areas of Kanyakumari district today. Normal life was thrown out of gear and tension ...

    President expresses deep shock, grief
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 26.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today spoke to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and officials about the relief, rescue and rehabilitation operations being carried out in the earthquake and tsunami-hit States. Mr. Kalam ...

    Heartrending scenes in hospital
    CHENNAI, DEC. 26. It was about 11.30 a.m. on "Black" Sunday. More and more bodies were being brought to the Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH). A miserable scene unfolded. Parents ran in and out of the mortuary screaming the names of their ...

    Commission's directive
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 26.The Election Commission today ordered the Rashtriya Janata Dal and other parties in Bihar to remove forthwith all hoardings, banners, posters, cut-outs and arches put up by them on public and private property in violation of ...

    A dream come true for the minnows of the game
    DHAKA, DEC. 26. When push came to shove, Bangladesh finally delivered with a win. The occasion made it all the more momentous. It was Bangladesh's 100th one-day International since making its debut in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka in ...

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