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Disaster management teams set up in the Andamans
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5. Disaster management teams have been constituted in the tsunami-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where relief efforts are concentrated on eight islands. The teams have representatives of the Departments of Revenue, ...
India to offer expertise to tsunami-hit countries
JAKARTA, JAN. 5. India is likely to offer the tsunami-affected countries help based on the skills that have been acquired on the "frontline" of managing natural disasters. The External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh, indicated on the eve of ...
Dhaka seeks new date for SAARC summit
DHAKA, JAN. 5. Dhaka has once again requested Islamabad to let it know about a rescheduled date for holding the stalled SAARC summit as soon as possible after consulting other member-countries The Bangladesh Foreign Minister had a telephone ...
Court directive to Bihar poll official
PATNA, JAN. 5. The Patna High Court today directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar to ensure that those evading the law are not allowed to file their nomination papers for the coming Assembly elections. Hearing a public interest litigation ...
Court order on hazardous waste
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5.The Supreme Court today ordered the destruction of 133 containers of hazardous waste oil lying at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai. A Bench of Justice Y.K. Sabharwal and Justice S.H. Kapadia passed the order on a petition ...
Court allows felling of trees in the Andamans
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5. The Supreme Court today permitted the felling of tress in the forests of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, devastated by Tsunami waves, to enable the use of the timber for relief and rehabilitation. To protect the environment ...
UPA panel on Telangana
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5. The Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Sonia Gandhi, has formed a three-member group to suggest suitable follow-up action on the demand for carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh, Ms. ...
Sensex crashes 192 points on nervous selling
MUMBAI, JAN. 5.Stock markets crashed today after touching the all time high on the first trading day of the New Year. The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) plunged by over 192 points. After touching an intra-day low of ...
Maruti hikes prices
NEW DELHI, JAN. 5.Maruti Udyog Ltd. today announced hike in prices of all models, ranging from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 3,000, barring the entry-level car Maruti 800. Attributing the hike to rising input costs, the company indicated that the increase ...
Allawi firm amid calls to put off poll
MANAMA, JAN. 5. There has been no let-up in the pre-election violence in Iraq, as guerillas mounted a spate of attacks across the country, causing multiple casualties. At least 15 persons were killed during an attack at a police station in ...
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