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Protest at slow pace of relief in Andamans
PORT BLAIR (ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR), JAN. 1. As refugees from the severely affected islands are moved to Campbell Bay, in the south of Great Nicobar, there have been reports of unrest and anger directed at the administration officials stationed in ...
Central team to visit tsunami-hit States
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1. A Central team will visit Tamil Nadu and other tsunami-affected States from Tuesday for discussions with officials on what they need in terms of immediate relief, and rehabilitation. Long-term measures will also be taken ...
"Straight from the heart"
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1.Diplomats and staff members of the Chinese Embassy in India have donated Rs. 10.8 lakhs to The Hindu Relief Fund in aid of tsunami victims. A cheque in Indian rupees was handed over by Zheng Qingdian, Charge d'Affaires of the ...
Centre sending team to study volcanoes
NEW DELHI, JAN. 1. The Centre is sending a team of experts from the Geological Survey of India to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to assess whether there was any possibility of the chain of volcanoes in the Indian Ocean to become active in the ...
Relief operations in Sri Lanka hit by flash floods
COLOMBO, JAN. 1. Relief operations were hit today in Sri Lanka's eastern Batticaloa and Amparai districts, the worst affected by the tsunami, following flash floods in the region. According to sources, about 2,000 persons were evacuated to safer ...
Asia tsunami death toll 1.26 lakhs
SINGAPORE/BANDA ACEH, JAN. 1. The death toll from the Asian tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Indonesia, stood at 1,26,815, government and health officials said. Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India were the hardest hit. ...
Move to set up another Antarctica station
VASCO DA GAMA (GOA), JAN. 1. The Department of Ocean Development and the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, plans to establish the third state-of-the-art habitat in the Antarctica.The 23rd Indian Scientific Expedition ...
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