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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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Indonesia issues tsunami alert after 7.6 quake


January 11th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 11 (IANS) Indonesia early Wednesday issued a tsunami warning after an undersea quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the country's northern Aceh province.The tremor hit the ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami


November 14th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 14 (IANS) A shallow undersea quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit eastern parts of Indonesia Monday. There was, however, no tsunami warning or immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka disappointed after losing Hambantota bid


November 12th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday expressed disappointment after losing its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the southern port city of Hambantota.Sri Lanka lost the bid ... Read more...

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India to join mock tsunami drill in Indian Ocean


October 11th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India, along with 20 other nations, will participate in a mock tsunami drill Wednesday to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS), ... Read more...

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India to join exercise to re-enact Indian Ocean tsunami


October 7th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 7 (IANS) India and over 20 other nations will participate next week in a full-scale exercise to test a United Nations-backed early warning system which will re-enact ... Read more...

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Indian ocean tsunami warning system on test Oct 12


October 6th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) More than 20 nations will participate in a full-scale exercise on Oct 12 to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, the Paris-based UN ... Read more...

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India will revisit n stations to upgrade safety: Official


March 18th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam, March 17 (IANS) The Indian nuclear establishment is determined to upgrade the safety features of its nuclear power plants regardless of costs involved, said a top official Thursday.Speaking to ... Read more...

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India’s preparedness to tackle quakes should be reviewed: Geologists


March 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Despite the chorus of assurances from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh downward that Indian nuclear plants are safe because they are away from geological faults that ... Read more...

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‘Kudankulam reactors are safe’


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Kudankulam, March 15 (IANS) The Kudankulam nuclear reactors are designed to be safe against natural calamities like earthquake and tsunami and there is no risk of flooding by sea, a ... Read more...

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Pak can’t afford to risk its future by being ill-prepared for floods: UN


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan must spend millions of dollars on rebuilding areas devastated by the floods to avoid massive loss of life and jobs in future, a top United Nations official has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Set-up of Indian Ocean tsunami warning system completed


December 24th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Six years after the tsunami disaster of December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed.The project ends ... Read more...

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‘Huge amount of humanitarian work still remains to be done in Pak’: UN official


December 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 11(ANI): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has said that humanitarian aid organizations have made significant headway in helping victims of the floods that ... Read more...

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‘Hereafter’ brings back terrible memories for screenwriter Morgan


October 18th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Screenwriter Peter Morgan said that he struggled to write about the London terrorist bombings in the script from Clint Eastwood's new movie 'Hereafter' as it brought back terrible ... Read more...

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Pak flood impact worse than Indian Ocean tsunami, Kashmir earthquake: Imran Khan


September 13th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13(ANI): Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has warned that the massive flooding in the South Asian country could have a greater impact than the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2005 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Vivek Oberoi To Share Stage With Blind Musicians


September 12th, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi is known to be a man with a kind heart, who is involved with several charity works and social services. The actor ... Read more...

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Soaring temps lead to mass coral killing in Indonesia: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): A new research has shown that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations.WCS's ... Read more...

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Two U.S. Navy helicopters arrive in Pakistan to provide aid to flood relief efforts


August 15th, 2010 - 4:21 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) – Two U.S. Navy MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters arrived in Pakistan on Saturday as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian operation in the country to support flood relief efforts ... Read more...

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Pak wants UN debate on flood situation, says envoy


August 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon, has said that his country is trying for a UN General Assembly debate on the flood situation, and making all-out efforts ... Read more...

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Pak floods ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history’: UN


August 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): The United Nations (UN) has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.According to assessment done by the UN, the number of people suffering ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods affect more people than 2004 tsunami: UN


August 9th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (DPA) A UN official said Monday that the Pakistani floods have affected more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami did in 2004. "In terms of people affected, this flood is ... Read more...

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UN says Pak floods worse than Asian tsunami, Haiti quake


August 9th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.9 (ANI): Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, has described flood-hit Pakistan as going through an experience that was far worse than ... Read more...

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Tsunami watch in effect for India, other areas canceled after 7.5 quake in the Indian Ocean


June 13th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Indian Ocean on early Sunday, seismologists said, prompting a tsunami watch for India. The 7.4 to 7.5-magnitude earthquake at 1.26 a.m. local time ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert as quake hits Indonesia, India not affected


May 9th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, May 9 (ANI): Indonesia has issued a tsunami alert after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the province of Aceh.But the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake alert does ... Read more...

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Mathematical model to help in installation of tsunami detection buoys


April 29th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Australian scientists have come up with a mathematical model that promises to pin point ten optimal sites for the installation of tsunami detection buoys and sea-level monitors.The quick ... Read more...

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Chile earthquake toll rises to 300, two million overall affected


February 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Santiago (Chile), Feb.28 (ANI): Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has revealed that the earthquake hitting her country on Saturday has so far claimed the lives of at least 300 people and affected ... Read more...

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UN makes largest humanitarian appeal in history


February 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations and its aid partners on Thursday issued a call for nearly $1.5 billion to assist 3 million Haitians, the largest-ever humanitarian appeal.Some 1.2 million ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton to visit Haiti quake scene Monday


January 18th, 2010 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton plans to visit Haiti's earthquake devastation Monday to meet with survivors and distribute some aid, his foundation said. Clinton, who through his foundation ... Read more...

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Planting trees along coastline no protection against Tsunami


January 4th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Coastal vegetation can slow down wind waves but it cannot stop a Tsunami, warns a team of international scientists. The team also warns against planting alien tree species along ... Read more...

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A new dawn for the Poompuhar fishing community


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) The fishing community in Poompuhar, one of the coastal districts affected by the 2004 tsunami, is now looking forward to a new beginning in 2010, thanks ... Read more...

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Top 10 Earth stories of the decade


January 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 1 (ANI): An article in Discovery News has outlined the top 10 earth stories of the decade.The number 10 story is the soaring oil prices in 2008, when the sale ... Read more...

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India’s ‘Ocean of an Old Man’ film selected for Global Lens 2010


January 1st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 1 (ANI): Rajesh Shera's 'Ocean of an Old Man', said to be the first film ever to be shot on India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, has been selected in ... Read more...

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Germany commemorates tsunami victims


December 27th, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dusseldorf, Dec 26 (DPA) German survivors and relatives of victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami gathered for a memorial service in Dusseldorf Saturday, five years after the catastrophe which claimed ... Read more...

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Asia marks fifth anniversary of Indian Ocean tsunami (Roundup)


December 26th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 26 (IANS) Countries across the Indian Ocean Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic tsunami that killed almost 250,000 people, media reports said. In Indonesia's Aceh province, where 170,000 died, ... Read more...

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People still not prepared to face tsunami even after 5 yrs of Indian Ocean disaster


December 26th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 26 (ANI): Experts have determined that even after five years of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that struck Indonesia, local communities are not well prepared to face such a ... Read more...

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