disaster relief

China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

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China allocates $189 mn for flood relief


July 27th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China has allocated 1.2 billion yuan ($189 million) for flood relief after over 70 people died in the deluge since past week.Half of the money will ... Read more...

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11 killed in south China rains


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rains in southern China's Guizhou province have killed at least 11 people and damaged homes of 980,000 residents, officials said.Authorities ... Read more...

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95 percent schools don’t comply with RTE guidelines: Study


July 9th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Over two years after the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) was notified by the central government, more than 95 percent ... Read more...

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Canada plans military bases in global hot spots


June 6th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 6 (IANS) Canada is finalizing agreements with five countries to host Canadian military bases in some of the world's most volatile regions, a media report said.Under the Access ... Read more...

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Hailstorms kill six in China


May 13th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Hailstorms have killed six people and left one missing in central China's Hunan province, according to statistics released by the ministry of civil affairs Sunday.China's National ... Read more...

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India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India has called for "clear demarcation" of the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean to warn merchant vessels and the navies of the threat and ... Read more...

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US lifts ban on Myanmar charity work


April 19th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 19 (IANS) The US has lifted a ban on charity works by non-profit groups in Myanmar after the country successfully held its parliamentary elections earlier this month.The US ... Read more...

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Puttaparthi readies for Sai Baba’s death anniversary


April 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Puttaparthi town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is gearing up for the first anniversary of the passing away of Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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Maritime event to focus on piracy, energy security issues


February 25th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the backdrop of growing importance of the seas in India's security matrix, a two-day conference beginning here Monday will debate the role of maritime ... Read more...

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Big Chinese chopper passes cold weather flight test


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China's first independently-developed large civil helicopter has passed a cold weather flight test, said China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co. Monday.The flight testing period for the 13-tonne ... Read more...

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China gives over $950 mn for people facing the cold


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) In a bid to provide food and clothing for people in extremely cold regions, the Chinese government has distributed over 6 billion yuans (over $950 million) ... Read more...

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US wants India to play key role in Asia-Pacific region


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Welcoming India's 'Look East' approach, US President Barack Obama very much wants India to play a significant role in the region as an Indian Ocean ... Read more...

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US to increase military activities in Australia: Obama


November 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that the US will boost military activities in Australia from 2012 as America steps up its commitment in ... Read more...

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Antony leaves for Japan to further defence relations


November 1st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday left for Japan on a daylong visit when he is expected to explore opportunities for furthering the bilateral military relations ... Read more...

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Krishna in Tokyo for strategic talks, Antony on the way


October 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With China keeping a watchful eye, India and Japan are set to ramp up their bilateral ties as a strategic dialogue gets going in Tokyo ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Ramakrishna Mission vice president dead


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Ramakrishna Math and Mission (RKM) vice president Swami Prameyananda passed away Thursday following respiratory complications. He was 79."Our beloved Swamiji passed away today (Thursday) at 8.25 ... Read more...

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India among C-130 plane operators at Lockheed meet


October 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India, among the new operators of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules cargo planes, is attending a three-day conference being hosted by the American major company in ... Read more...

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USS Ford to visit Galle


October 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) USS Ford, a frigate of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class of the US Navy, will call on Sri Lanka's southern port of Galle Oct 11-14.The visit ... Read more...

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470,000 evacuated as typhoon Nesat lashes China


October 1st, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 470,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Nesat wrecked havoc in southern China's Hainan and Guangxi provinces, Xinhua reported.On Friday, the storm hit the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s acting PM prays future quakes would hit US


September 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) After foot-in-the-mouth remarks by US officials that stung Asia in the past, now it is the turn of Nepal's acting prime minister to make a political ... Read more...

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US mobilises 6,500 troops for hurricane relief


August 28th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Some 6,500 US troops are being mobilised to conduct disaster relief and rescue missions in the country's east coast endangered by hurricane Irene, Xinhua reported.Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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China, US announce military exchange plans


July 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China and the US Monday announced their military exchange plans for the year that include joint drills and visits by senior officers to each others' establishments.The ... Read more...

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India to help Sri Lankan army to build capacities


July 1st, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India has agreed to help the Sri Lankan Army in its capacity building by opening up more seats for its officers and men in its ... Read more...

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Krishna opens rice silos in Myanmar for disaster relief


June 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 21 (IANS) In a bid to win the hearts of the Myanmarese,India Tuesday dedicated 10 disaster-proof rice silos with a 5,000-tonne storage capacity to ensure people don't go ... Read more...

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India to host ASEM foreign ministers’ meet in 2013


June 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) In a step that indicates its increased global role, India Tuesday said it will host the meeting of foreign ministers of the 46-nation Asia-Europe ... Read more...

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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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India faces coordination problem during disasters


April 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India could face problems of coordination among various institutions in the country that are responsible for providing relief to people in the aftermath of a ... Read more...

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BRICS working for shared prosperity: Manmohan Singh


April 14th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya, Apr 14 (ANI): Emphasising that BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies occupy a strategic economic position, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that all these ... Read more...

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UN announces $10,000 award for green app


April 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The United Nations telecommunications agency has launched a contest that will reward the winner with $10,000 for devising the most innovative mobile phone application that ... Read more...

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China launches competitor to GPS


April 12th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China has launched its own satellite navigation system as a competitor to America's Global Positioning System (GPS), the European Union's Galileo and Russia's Global Navigation Satellite ... Read more...

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