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    Quake off Sumatra triggers tsunami fears
    JAKARTA, MARCH 28. A huge earthquake off the coast of Indonesia tonight left "tens" of people dead and caused extensive damage on the outlying island of Nias, south of Sumatra, an official on the island told Metro TV. It also triggered panic and ...

    Southern States alerted
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28.The Union Home Ministry tonight advised the southern coastal States to take all precautionary measures, following the massive earthquake off Sumatra. It asked Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, ...

    Dissidents bullish about removing Modi
    AHMEDABAD, MARCH 28. Senior dissident leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Gujarat are meeting the party president, L.K. Advani, on Thursday in New Delhi to press their demand for the removal of the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. Keshubhai ...

    Clandestine nuclear proliferation in neighbourhood: Natwar Singh
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. India today proposed a "global no-first-use" of nuclear weapons agreement. It also mooted an accord among the nuclear weapons States that they will not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapons States. Addressing a ...

    Sri Lanka orders evacuation
    COLOMBO, MARCH 28.The Sri Lankan Meteorological Department tonight issued a warning that the island's coastline, including the capital on the south-western coast, could be hit by a tsunami in the next three hours. "We have issued an ...

    No tsunami recorded in Andamans
    CHENNAI, MARCH 28. A senior Central Government official said tonight that no tsunami had been recorded even two hours after the massive quake off Sumatra. Dr. Harsh K. Gupta, Secretary, Department of Ocean Development in the Union Government, ...

    British team predicted repeat quake
    PARIS, MARCH 28.With eerie precision, seismologists warned less than two weeks ago that Sumatra was at imminent risk of being hit by a quake of roughly the same magnitude that struck the Indonesian island late Monday. In a study published on ...

    Stirring of water bodies triggers panic
    DIAMOND HARBOUR (WEST BENGAL), MARCH 28.There was a stirring of water bodies in different parts of South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal tonight. Panic spread at Kulpi, Canning, Basanti areas of the district at around 10:15 pm as ...

    President presents Padma awards
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, conferred the country's three major civilian awards — Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri — on 91 distinguished personalities from various walks of life in the Darbar ...

    `States can levy lifetime tax on motor vehicles'
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The Supreme Court has held that the States are empowered to levy "lifetime tax" in advance in lump sum at the time of registration of new motor vehicles based on their cost price. A three-Judge Bench, comprising Justice ...

    U.S. decision to supply F-16s to Pakistan will impact talks: India
    NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, MARCH 28. Concerned over the United States decision to supply the F-16 warplanes to Pakistan, India today said it would have an adverse impact on the India-Pakistan composite dialogue and that it would take up the issue with ...

    Spell out your stand on fast track courts, apex court tells Centre
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to explain its stand by Wednesday whether it could provide funds to about 1,700 fast track courts (FTCs) across the country to function beyond March 31 following ...

    Proceedings in Reliance plea against BSNL stayed
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 28. The Supreme Court today stayed the proceedings pending before the Delhi High Court relating to its decision to hear a petition filed by Reliance Infocomm challenging the levy of Rs. 182.7 crores by Bharat Sanchar Nigam ...

    Inzamam caps hundredth Test with victory
    BANGALORE, MARCH 28.At the Chinnaswamy Stadium that was a cauldron, minutes ticked by agonisingly on an emotionally draining final day of an engrossing old-fashioned Test that ended with just 6.1 overs remaining. As the shadows lengthened, the ...

    Ganguly's batting form is cause for concern
    More than most, watching him has been distressing. If he was never beautiful, it would not really matter so much, just another batsman out of form. But he was evocative, a cool stylist, as if he was batting on an Armani catwalk, or auditioning ...

    Emergency meet in Kerala
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, MARCH 28.The Government is convening an emergency meeting of higher officials tonight. Key officials have been asked to report at the Secretariat. As of now, no official warning or orders for evacuation have been issued. The ...

    Two-year ban for Kanwalpreet
    HYDERABAD, MARCH 28. The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) has decided to ban Punjab Police player Kanwalpreet Singh for two years with immediate effect for assaulting Deepak Thakur during the Raja Ranjit Singh Memorial hockey tournament in New ...

    Alert in Andhra coastal areas
    VIJAYAWADA, MARCH 28. Following tsunami alert, Collectors in Coastal Andhra Pradesh geared up their official machinery to meet any eventuality. Though no official warning was received by the district administrations following the severe ...

    Commits suicide
    DUBAI, MARCH 28.An Indian tailor working in a garment factory in Bahrain allegedly committed suicide, sparking violent protests by 400 workers. Madhu Babu, a resident of Tirupati district in Andhra Pradesh, was found hanging from a ceiling fan on ...

    NRI stabbed to death
    WASHINGTON, MARCH 28.A non-resident Indian was stabbed to death and two of his friends were injured in a brawl outside the venue of a Punjabi folk dance show here, police said today. Ranjit Singh (20), who emigrated from Punjab to the U.S. only ...

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