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All-party meet to tackle tsunami challenges: Manmohan
VIJAYAWADA, DEC. 31. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, said here today that he would convene an all-party meeting ``in a day or two'' to mobilise the collective national will to meet the challenges caused by the tsunami devastation. Dr. ...
Integrated Relief Command for Andamans set up
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31.The Centre has set up an Integrated Relief Command (IRC) in the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands to speed up relief and rehabilitation work. The Lieutenant-Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands will head the ...
``Warning was a result of different conclusions by experts''
MUTHUKULAM, DEC. 31. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today said the tsunami warning by the Union Home Ministry to the Chief Secretaries of south Indian States yesterday and its subsequent withdrawal by the Union Minister of State for Science ...
Sonia chides Kapil Sibal
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. A day after the Science and Technology Minister, Kapil Sibal, publicly disagreed with a Home Ministry alert on the possibility of a fresh tidal wave striking coastal States, the Congress president and United Progressive ...
Bloggers rise to the occasion
CHENNAI, DEC. 31. When ABC News decided to knight the blogging community as the `Person of the Year,' they had just witnessed the overwhelming performance of the group to secure relief for victims of the tsunami. And contributing in no mean ...
Death toll touches 1.21 lakhs
At least 121,519 people are reported dead around southern Asia and as far away as Somalia on Africa's eastern coast, most killed by massive tsunamis that smashed coastlines after a magnitude 9 earthquake off Indonesia's coast on Sunday. Toll ...
Aladi Aruna murdered
TIRUNELVELI, DEC. 31. Former Law Minister V. Arunachalam alias Aladi Aruna (70) was murdered during a morning walk near Alangulam in this district today. His friend, R. Ponraj (45), a schoolteacher, was also killed. The police have picked up ...
A phone call saved an entire village
CHENNAI, DEC. 31. Fortunately, in the midst of the many heartrending stories of death and loss, chronicles of courage and miraculous survival are surfacing everyday: the latest being the tale of four coastal villages in the Union Territory of ...
Pressure mounting on 6 Port Blair relief camps
PORT BLAIR, DEC. 31. As evacuation from the Nicobar group of islands continues in full swing, pressure is building up on the six relief camps in Port Blair. More than 3,000 persons have been accommodated in these camps. While there have been no ...
Pacific-linked tsunami warning system soon, says Kalam
GUWAHATI, DEC. 31. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today said the country will soon have a tsunami warning system linked with the Pacific network. This would help in sharing data and issuing warnings on tidal waves generated due to earthquakes ...
IA flights carry relief to Port Blair
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31.Indian Airlines operated 12 flights today to Port Blair carrying relief material and paramilitary forces to assist in relief operations in the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The flights, which were operated from ...
`There is a creator'
GUWAHATI, DEC. 31. "As a scientist, do you believe in the existence of God?" The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was posed this question by a child scientist during the 12th National Children's Science Congress which concluded here today. Mr. ...
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