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    Death toll in Andamans put at 10,000
    PORT BLAIR, DEC. 29. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has completed a survey of survivors of all the inhabited islands and the death toll in Sunday's tsunami strike is now officially put at over 10,000 — dead or presumed dead. ...

    Donations pour in
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29.As the nation tried to come to grips with the tragedy that hit the coastal regions on Sunday, people contributed generously to the victims. People from all walks of life, including political leaders, paramilitary forces and ...

    Manmohan touring affected areas
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today left here for Thiruvananthapuram to survey the tsunami-hit coastal areas, even as the Centre said the death and destruction were being treated as a national calamity. The toll in the ...

    80,000 dead in Asia
    BANDA ACEH (INDONESIA), DEC. 29.With 80,763 dead, rotting corpses, smashed sewers, contaminated water and a lack of food and shelter, along with mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria, could wipe out weakened survivors in their ...

    Tsunami damage put at Rs. 5,500 cr.
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29.Preliminary estimates made by industry have put the economic cost of the destruction caused by the tsunami in India at Rs. 5,500 crores. The calamity has ruined the local economies of small towns and villages that would take ...

    Kalam calls for tsunami warning system
    HYDERABAD, DEC. 29.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, called for a tsunami warning system along the entire Indian coastline on the lines of the one in the 27 Pacific nations, safeguarding them from distant source tsunamis. ``We can either have ...

    Most Andaman tribals safe, claims Government
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29. The Government today claimed that the fate of members of two aboriginal tribes — the Shompens and the Sentinelese — was not known while it had been able to establish contact with four other primitive tribes in the ...

    IA evacuates record number of people
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29. Indian Airlines has evacuated a record 1,117 passengers from Port Blair on a single day today. It operated 11 flights to and from Port Blair. Seven flights were operated from Kolkata and four from Chennai. According to a ...

    Private airlines allowed to fly abroad
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29.In a major move forward on the `Open Sky' policy, the Government today permitted Indian private airlines to operate on international routes, except the Gulf countries, which offer lucrative business to the national carriers. ...

    Centre scraps task force on river interlinking
    NEW DELHI, DEC. 29. The Centre today scrapped the Task Force on Interlinking of Rivers, constituted by the previous National Democratic Alliance Government, and announced the setting up of a Special Cell in the Ministry of Water Resources. The ...

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