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Power grid collapse will never happen again: Moily


August 1st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Newly-appointed Power Minister M. Veerappa Moily Wednesday reassured the nation that a national transmission grid collapse of the kind seen earlier in the week would ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law


July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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NDMA to conduct mock earthquake drill next year


June 6th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock earthquake exercise in February 2013 in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali, Shimla and adjoining areas, a senior official ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Mexico’s Pacific coast, no damage


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by BNO News
TAPACHULA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No ... Read more...

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Two strong earthquakes shake Mexican desert in Baja California


April 12th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
GUERRERO NEGRO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes just minutes apart shook a desert region in the Mexican state of Baja California on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were ... Read more...

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Recalling the 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh


April 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Indonesia Wednesday brought back terrifying memories of the 2004 tsunami that swept through Aceh province.A 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the ... Read more...

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Strong aftershock shakes southwestern Mexico, no casualties


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by BNO News
ACAPULCO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Mexico in the early afternoon on Monday, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes west of Vanuatu, no tsunami alert


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on early Friday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, no tsunami warning


January 29th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
RAOUL ISLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific Ocean on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued. Damage or ... Read more...

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Divorce, India, partition on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
The book case this weekend is lighthearted and peppy - matching the mood as a new year begins.1. "Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce"; Written by Judy Balan; Published by ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Tonga, no damage reported


December 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HIHIFO, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Eurozone poses fresh tension to global economy: Basu


November 5th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) Terming Europe as the "trouble zone", the union finance ministry's Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu Friday said the region creates a tension to the world economy."Some ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts the Pacific Ocean near Tonga


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
NIUAFO'OU, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Deep 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off East Timor; no damage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by BNO News
DILI, EAST TIMOR (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck the waters off the Asian country of East Timor on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no reports ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes southwest of Sumatra, no damage


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake stuck southwest of Sumatra in Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 3.12 ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, east of Vanuatu


July 31st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ISANGEL (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but no damage was expected and no tsunami alert was issued.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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Ruskin Bond’s book shortlisted for Vodafone-Crossword award


July 28th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) "Immortals of Meluha" by Amish Tripathi, Ruskin Bond's "Mr Oliver's Diary" and Upamanyu Chatterjee's "Way to Go" are amongst the 30 books shortlisted for the ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea’s New Britain, no reports of damage


June 16th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by BNO News
KANDRIAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck an island of Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.) on late Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no tsunami warning


May 16th, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
ARAWA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 6.5-magnitude earthquake ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, southwest of Vanuatu


May 11th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
ISANGEL (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean on early Tuesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 6.8-magnitude earthquake at 7.55 ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Sulawesi, causes damage


April 25th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by BNO News
KENDARI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on early Monday morning, seismologists said, causing some damage but no casualties.The 6.0-magnitude earthquake at 7.07 a.m. local ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes the Solomon Islands, no tsunami alert


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by BNO News
SOLOMON ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Saturday afternoon, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued.The 6.9-magnitude earthquake at 3.16 p.m. local time (0416 ... Read more...

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Ethnic militias fuelling tensions in North Afghanistan


April 21st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), Apr.21 (ANI): Ethnic-based militia groups are reportedly expanding their influence in northern Afghanistan.According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Tajik and Uzbek militias are aggravating tensions with ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesian island, tsunami warning canceled


April 4th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Indian Ocean south of the Indonesian island of Java on early Monday morning, seismologists said, prompting local residents to flee to higher ground. ... Read more...

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Geologists warn of another powerful quake in Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.22 (ANI): Geologists have warned that another earthquake could strike Japan as the one that struck the nation on March 11 had altered the earth's surface.The quake measuring nine on the ... Read more...

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Can a mineral help in predicting quakes, volcano eruptions?


March 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) The mineral quartz could help scientists predict earthquake tremors and volcanic eruptions, says a new study. Underground crystal deposits of the stone are abundant wherever fault ... Read more...

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Quake unleased 1,000 times energy of all n-weapons


March 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) The total energy released by the megaquake in Japan was about a thousand times the combined energy of all the world's nuclear weapons or 6.7 trillion ... Read more...

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Powerful quake rocks northern Japan, no casualties


March 9th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan on late Wednesday morning, seismologists said, generating small tsunamis but causing no damage or casualties.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Indonesia’s Sumatra


January 26th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on late Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Tsunami waves observed after powerful Vanuatu quake, warnings canceled


December 25th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
ISANGEL, VANUATU ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- Tsunami activity was observed on early Sunday morning after a major earthquake struck near the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, seismologists and tsunami experts ... Read more...

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Boasting Aussies are scared: Pietersen


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 23 (ANI): England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen believes the Aussies are boasting and making big statements because they are under pressure to deliver.In a far-ranging interview to The Sun, ... Read more...

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Congress must take steps to close its fault lines (Part-I)


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By B. I. SainiNew Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): Nobody would have thought in May 2009, when the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) won another mandate from the Indian people, ... Read more...

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Over 100 hurt in Iran quake


November 7th, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 7 (IANS) At least 104 people were injured in a magnitude 4.9 earthquake that hit Iran Saturday, a media report said.The quake occurred at 0352 GMT Saturday in Doroud town ... Read more...

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Hindus ask Britain to be fair and cohesive society


October 14th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 14 (ANI): Hindus have urged United Kingdom (UK) to work on inequalities which still remained entrenched and remove barriers to fairness, in view of comprehensive landmark 700-page report "How ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off Tonga, no damage expected


October 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but no damage or casualties were expected.The 6.1-magnitude earthquake at ... Read more...

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