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Japan quake triggers sharp rise in heart disease


August 28th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 28 (IANS) The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11 last year, in which nearly 16,000 people were killed, also triggered a sharp rise in the ... Read more...

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China foreign trade growth slows, surplus widens (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to $308 billion in April, with a surplus of $18 billion, authorities said Thursday.The growth rate represents a month-on-month ... Read more...

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New quake-proof Raj Bhavan for Tripura, old one to be Tagore museum (With Images)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday said it was building a new quake-resistant Raj Bhavan and converting the present building into a museum and research centre on Nobel ... Read more...

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China saw 80 bn yuan in public donations in 2011


May 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) About 80 billion yuan ($12.6 billion) in public donations were made in China last year, a minister said Monday, citing a preliminary tally.Xinhua said the estimate ... Read more...

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Tsunami fears stress need for greater ties with ASEAN: India


April 12th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A day after a massive earthquake close to Indonesia triggered fears of another tsunami, India Thursday called for greater cooperation with nations of the Southeast ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata: Metro services halted, buildings develop cracks (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that ... Read more...

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Panic in Tamil Nadu after Indonesia quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Fear gripped Tamil Nadu and a tsunami alert was sounded Wednesday after two powerful earthquakes in Indonesia triggered strong tremors across the state.The quake brought back ... Read more...

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Pooja Bhatt in tsunami scare


April 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt and the crew members of "Jism 2" found themselves caught in the tsunami scare Wednesday while they were scouting locations for the movie ... Read more...

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Tsunami scare: Tourists ordered off Goa beaches


April 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Fearing a tsunami, the Goa government ordered tourists off the beaches here after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia.Speaking to reporters at the secretariat Wednesday, Chief ... Read more...

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India


April 11th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here Wednesday appealed to people, particularly near coastal areas to not panic as there was no tsunami threat to ... Read more...

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India sounds tsunami warning after Indonesian quake


April 11th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday asked states along its east coast to be on high alert amid tsunami fears following a massive earthquake in Indonesia.The union home ministry ... Read more...

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Tsunami less likely, says expert


April 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) The nature of the massive earthquake that struck off Indonesia Wednesday makes it "less likely to produce a destructive tsunami", an expert said.Bruce Presgrave of the ... 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 tremors in Chennai


April 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Strong tremors were felt in several places in Tamil Nadu Wednesday following the massive earthquake in Indonesia, with people coming out of their homes and some ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues tsunami warning after Indonesian quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka issued a tsunami warning after a massive earthquake jolted Sumatra, officials said here Wednesday.Several areas in the capital as well as the rest of ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata, Metro services halted


April 11th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of homes and offices and Metro services were halted Wednesday as tremors from the massive earthquake that hit Indonesia were felt in Kolkata ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.An earthquake measuring 8.9 ... Read more...

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China back to trade surplus (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting a $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes northeast Japan, no damage


March 27th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO, Japan (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of northeastern Japan on early Tuesday evening, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu okays Kudankulam n-plant


March 19th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Monday gave the green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant, with an activist saying that 10 people opposing the project have been arrested.The state ... Read more...

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Thank you India, says Japan with an exhibition


March 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 16 (IANS) A year after being ravaged by a devastating tsunami, Japan is organising an exhibition here called Japan Next to thank India for its support.The three-day exhibition ... Read more...

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The day that shook Japan


March 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) A massive earthquake rocked Japan's northeast March 11 last year, triggering a colossal tsunami that surged inland causing carnage in coastal cities unseen in this nation ... Read more...

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Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Empowering children to tackle natural disasters


December 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old, Rehmath and her friend Sabina, a Class 9 student, were in school in Ahmedabad in Gujarat when the massive earthquake hit the state in ... Read more...

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Over 30 years needed to decommission Fukushima plant: Report


October 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Decommissioning the stricken reactors at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant is likely to take 30 years or more, the Japan Atomic Energy Commission said in ... Read more...

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Indians safe in quake-hit Turkey


October 24th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) All Indians are safe in Turkey that was rocked by a massive earthquake, the government said Monday."As per information available with the Indian embassy in ... Read more...

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Pakistan rebuilds school that collapsed in quake


October 9th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) A school, which collapsed in an earthquake killing 81 students, has been re-built in Pakistani Kashmir.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday inaugurated the high school, ... Read more...

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Army brigade still cut off in quake-hit Sikkim


September 24th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bagdogra (West Bengal), Sep 24 (IANS) About 5,000 troops of an Indian Army brigade remain cut off from the world almost a week after a massive earthquake hit Sikkim.The personnel ... Read more...

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10 bodies recovered from Teesta project: ITBP


September 19th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The bodies of 10 people, all of them believed to be workers at the Teesta hydel power project in quake-hit Sikkim, have been recovered by ... Read more...

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No tsunami warning after Fiji quake (Lead)


September 16th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, Sep 16 (IANS) There was no tsunami threat to Fiji that was rocked by a massive earthquake, authorities said.Fiji's Department of Mineral Resources said here that a 7.3 magnitude ... Read more...

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Bangladesh sends aid for Japan quake victims


July 31st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday gave a monetary aid of $1.46 million to Japan for its victims of massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami which jolted the country's northwestern region ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning issued after quake hits Japan (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 10th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 10 (IANS) A powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Japan coast Sunday, prompting the authorities to issue a tsunami warning.The quake occurred ... Read more...

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Japan shuts down Hamaoka n-plant over quake forecast


May 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Saturday shut down its Hamaoka nuclear power plant over fears of a major earthquake, Kyodo News reported.The Chubu Electric Co. - the plant's operator ... Read more...

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Japan to continue using n-power despite Fukushima crisis


May 9th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will continue to use nuclear power despite the ongoing crisis caused by radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a top official has ... Read more...

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Japanese envoy discusses bilateral issues with Chidambaram


April 28th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan to India, Akitaka Saiki, called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues, the tsunami devastation ... Read more...

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