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Four youths saved from drowning in Bengal


April 8th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Two army personnel rescued four people from drowning in river Hooghly after they were caught in a high tide here Sunday. Soldiers of Inland Water Transport ... Read more...

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Chandipur beach: Where the sea disappears suddenly (Feature)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandipur (Odisha), March 16 (IANS) Have you seen the sea disappear in front of your eyes? A unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, the sea recedes by as much as ... Read more...

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Jharkhand youth among 2 fishermen drowned near Thane


March 10th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) Two fishermen, including one from Jharkhand, drowned near Bhayander's Uttan Beach here after their fishing vessel capsized in the high tide Friday evening, police said ... Read more...

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90 whales stranded on New Zealand beach


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 23 (IANS) A pod of about 90 pilot whales has grounded itself on a beach in New Zealand's South Island in the latest of a series of whale ... Read more...

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Five-day holiday as Bangkok residents flee floods


October 27th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 27 (IANS) Thailand has declared a five-day holiday to allow residents of this capital city to flee before the waters come flooding in.The Thai authorities ordered the five-day ... 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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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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Scientists get down to counting sand grains on beach


October 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists have started counting sand grains on a beach in Britain to try and calculate the rate of coastal erosion, a media report said Thursday.Plymouth University ... Read more...

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Whale found dead 800 metres from shoreline


September 29th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) A rare breed of whale, which has been found dead 800 yards from the shoreline, has baffled marine experts in Britain.The 33ft mammal was discovered at ... Read more...

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RBI’s rate-hike cycle may continue: Exim Bank


September 16th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Raising key lending rates by 25 basis points by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday may not be the last rate-hike by the apex bank ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene slams Big Apple; leaves 3 mn powerless in US


August 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Hurricane Irene slammed New York city Sunday, leaving the Big Apple without power in some 85,000 homes, including nearly 21,000 in Queens with the largest concentration ... Read more...

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Ship stranded on Mumbai beach refloated


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Three weeks after scrapped cargo ship MV Wisdom ran aground at Juhu Beach in north Mumbai, maritime authorities succeeded in refloating it Saturday afternoon, an official ... Read more...

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Efforts to tow stranded ship off Mumbai suspended


June 17th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy and salvagers who mounted a massive operation to remove merchant ship MV Wisdom, stranded off a Mumbai beach, suspended the effort Friday ... Read more...

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Tragedy averted in Mumbai harbour (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) A tragedy was averted in Mumbai harbour last week when ill-fated container cargo ship MSC Chitra - which had partly sunk after a collision last August ... Read more...

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Tragedy averted in Mumbai harbour


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) A tragedy was averted in Mumbai harbour last week when ill-fated container cargo ship MSC Chitra - which had partly sunk in August last year after ... Read more...

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Hundreds throng to watch Supermoon phenomenon in India


March 20th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Hundreds of sky gazers across India thronged planetariums, seashore and open fields on Saturday to have a glimpse of the Supermoon or Perigee, a natural phenomenon in ... Read more...

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Lunar perigee all set to appear in a week


March 9th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world would experience lunar perigee in just over a week. The phenomena would make the moon appear much bigger than we have known it all ... Read more...

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Is the Earth headed for a Moonageddon in 2 weeks?


March 4th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): In two weeks, the Earth could be headed for a big showdown according to some, for the Moon will be at its closest point to Earth in 18 ... Read more...

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‘Goa land grab behind spat with port trust’


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The Goa government's controversial decision to divert a plot of land, meant for the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), for building a private residential colony is the ... Read more...

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Cyclone hits northern Australia


February 16th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 16 (IANS) A tropical cyclone Wednesday hit Australia's northern city of Darwin, prompting authorities to issue evacuation notices and close the airport, a media report said.People have been told to ... Read more...

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Cyclone Yasi worse than any in Queensland’s recent history: Premier Bligh


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Feb.2 (ANI): Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has described Cyclone Yasi as the most devastating storm to ever hit the state.The Herald Sun and the Courier Mail quoted Bligh, as warning ... Read more...

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Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Suburbs and hospitals in Cairns city in Australia were being emptied in a mass flight from the "deadly" power of tropical Cyclone Yasi, as it began lashing the ... Read more...

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Grand Piano Found on Sandbar Miami Bay


January 26th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan (THAINDIAN NEWS) A grand piano, which weighed at least 650 pounds, was recently discovered on a sandbar located about two hundred yards from the condominiums on Miami, Florida's Biscayne Bay. The ... Read more...

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24 whales euthanised in New Zealand


January 21st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 21 (IANS) A pod of 24 whales, found in the mudflats in Parengarenga Harbour in New Zealand's far north Friday morning, was euthanised after the authorities realised it was difficult ... Read more...

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German Acid tanker capsizes in the Rhine River, two missing


January 14th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by BNO News
KOBLENZ, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- A German tanker carrying sulfuric acid capsized on the Rhine River on Thursday and two crew members are missing, Der Spiegel magazine reported.Rescue efforts are currently under ... Read more...

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Catching crabs with shark fins and chicken guts in rural Goa


January 5th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Varca (Goa), Jan 5 (IANS) Away from Goa's sun-kissed beaches, trance parties and neon lit coastal streets, young boys dressed in shorts are still happy wading shin-deep in muddy, smelly ... Read more...

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Coastal zone norms may harm tourism


October 15th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) The centre's coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) draft notification could affect the tourism prospect of Maharashtra and Karnataka, tourism officials here said Friday.Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) Managing Director ... Read more...

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Boat with 42 people missing in Bay of Bengal


October 7th, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 (IANS) At least 42 people, including several women and children, travelling by boat have gone missing in the Bay of Bengal near Dhamra port in Orissa's Bhadrak district, police ... Read more...

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Fresh tar balls sweep across Goa beaches


September 17th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Fresh tar balls have swept across several beaches in South Goa, an official said Friday. According to an eyewitness, tea bags too floated in at one of ... Read more...

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Search on for three boat capsize victims in West Bengal


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Search operation continued Thursday to find three pilgrims missing a day after a trawler in which they were travelling capsized in the Muriganga river near Kakdwip in ... Read more...

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Tar balls continue to pollute Goa beaches


August 31st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) Tonnes of slimy tar balls continued to pollute the Goa coastline, even as state authorities started an extensive operation, albeit belatedly, to clean the beaches, known for attracting ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood aid tops $800 mn


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (DPA) Aid received for Pakistan's flood victims is almost double the amount requested by the UN, the country's foreign minister said Sunday, as relief workers struggled to save ... Read more...

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Sharif says Zardari must cancel UK visit to help flood-hit Pak people


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has asked President Asif Ali Zardari to cancel his United Kingdom visit when the country was suffering due to floods.Visiting various ... Read more...

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Imran Khan warns of protests if Zardari visits UK


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 1(ANI): With Pakistan reeling under the worst floods in its history, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has warned that a strong protest would be staged if President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Death toll in Pak flood-related incidents rises to 1300


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): The death toll from the devastating floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has risen to 1,300, with waterborne diseases adding to the misery of the people.The Provincial ... Read more...

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