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Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Third coast guard station in Andhra Pradesh opened


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Monday opened a new station in Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the third in the state, to help boost the coastal security ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Suu Kyi


May 1st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and hailed her efforts for bring democracy in the country.Ban congratulated Suu Kyi -- ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets UN chief


April 30th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Naypyidaw, April 30 (IANS) Myanmar president U Thein Sein held talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw Monday, a day after his arrival in Yangon.Ban also met ... Read more...

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Kolkata Slum dwellers’ eviction a crime: Binayak Sen


April 29th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak ... Read more...

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Landslide destroys power lines in central Fiji


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Suva, April 2 (IANS) Fiji witnessed destruction of power lines Monday due to landslides, the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) said, adding its only electricity provider will ration power supply.According to the ... Read more...

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Windstorm declared a natural calamity: Omar


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared the windstorm that lashed the Valley and parts of Jammu earlier this week a natural calamity, Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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65 killed in cyclone Irina in Madagascar


March 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Antananarivo (Madagascar), March 6 (IANS) At least 65 people have been killed in cyclone Irina in Madagascar, the disaster management office said Tuesday.The storm left 73,490 people homeless in Ifanadiana, ... Read more...

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India getting aircraft to track cyclones


February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones, National Disaster Management Authority vice chairman Shashidhar Reddy said here ... Read more...

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Centre forced to announce cyclone relief funds: Jayalalithaa


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The central government was forced to announce Rs.500 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in areas hit by cyclone Thane Dec 30 last year, Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Mamata announces sops for Sunderbans


January 31st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Gosaba (West Bengal), Jan 31 (IANS) Announcing various sops for the development of the Sunderbans area of South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday criticised ... Read more...

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Back on screen soon: Rajnikanth


January 27th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Tamil movie superstar Rajnikanth Friday said he will soon be back on the silverscreen in a movie directed by his daughter Soundarya. Speaking to reporters here ... Read more...

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PM announces interim relief for cyclone-hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced an interim relief of Rs.500 crore for Tamil Nadu and Rs.125 crore for Puducherry which were badly affected ... Read more...

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Centre urged to help develop cyclone hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday urged the central government to declare the cyclone affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as "calamity hit ... Read more...

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Production resumes at Chemplast Sanmar’s PVC plant


January 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) City-based Chemplast Sanmar Ltd said Friday that production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) had resumed at its Cuddalore plant.The company had shut down its plant as precaution ... Read more...

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Central team to assess Cyclone Thane’s impact


January 6th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The government Thursday constituted an inter-ministerial central team (IMCT) to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in the wake of last month's Cyclone ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa visits cyclone-hit Cuddalore


January 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday visited the cyclone devastated Cuddalore district and distributed relief materials among the affected people."We have activated the ... Read more...

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Chemplast Sanmar PVC plant shut down for 10 days


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) City-based Chemplast Sanmar Ltd's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Cuddalore has been shut down for around 10 days to check its systems post Cyclone Thane, a ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi to visit cyclone-hit areas Wednesday


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi will Wednesday tour the state's districts devastated by Cyclone Thane, the party said Monday.Former party legislator T. ... Read more...

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Dark new year for cyclone-hit Tamil Nadu districts


January 1st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu welcomed 2012 with celebrations but it was a dark new year for people in Cyclone Thane-hit Cuddalore and Chidambaram districts as there was no ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane toll now 46, life limps back to normalcy (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The deaths due to cyclone Thane that hit the Tamil Nadu coast Friday morning went up by nine to 46 Saturday. Though life started limping back ... Read more...

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Heavy rains leave four dead in Thiruvananthapuram


December 31st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods here Saturday have left four people dead and one missing in the aftermath of cyclone Thane which hit the Tamil Nadu coast ... Read more...

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Life limping back after Cyclone Thane’s destruction


December 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) A day after Cyclone Thane crossed the Tamil Nadu coast, leaving 37 people dead in south India, life was Saturday limping back to normalcy in the ... Read more...

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Rains continue in coastal Andhra


December 31st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) For the second consecutive day Saturday, rains lashed parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh under the impact of cyclone Thane which hit the Tamil Nadu coast ... Read more...

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Andhra escapes cyclone fury (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The severe Cyclone Thane that crossed the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Friday morning did not have much impact on Andhra Pradesh, officials ... Read more...

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Korean cargo ship drifts towards Chennai shore


December 30th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Korean flag cargo ship OSM Arena, with a 14-member crew, has drifted towards Chennai shore and is facing the risk of running aground if another cyclone ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane clouds year-end revelry in Bangalore


December 30th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) Year-end revelers in this tech hub, home to thousands of young IT professionals from across India, have turned weather watchers as cyclone Thane threatens to rain ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders Rs.150 crore for cyclone relief


December 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday ordered the release of Rs.150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane makes landfall in Tamil Nadu (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry Friday morning, officials of the Indian Meteorological ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane to cross near Cuddalore, Puducherry


December 30th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 130 kmph, was expected to cross the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry around 9 a.m. Friday, officials ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gears up for cyclone Thane (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is gearing up for severe cyclone Thane expected to cross the coast between Nagapattinam and Chennai, close to Puducherry, early Friday morning.According to India ... Read more...

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Cyclone Thane to cross Tamil Nadu coast Friday morning


December 29th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) The severe cyclonic storm Thane is expected to cross the north Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Chennai, close to Puducherry early Friday morning, the India ... Read more...

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Bangladesh issues cyclone alert


December 29th, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has issued an alert over Cyclone Thane that is heading towards its southeast coast.The storm was about 1,200 km from the Chittagong port, the meteorological ... Read more...

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Stranded tourists rescued from Andaman island


December 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists stranded at the Havelock Islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago due to cyclone 'Thane' have been rescued, an official said Wednesday."In the ... Read more...

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