natural calamity

Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief


August 25th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Declare a calamity severe in three days, says panel


August 14th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A devastating natural disaster should be declared "severe" within three days, a parliamentary panel has said.The Committee on MPs Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) also ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers help to quake-hit Iran


August 12th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan has offered help to Iran after powerful earthquakes there killed 250 people and injured about 1,800 others, Geo News reported Sunday.Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up drought situation


May 8th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday took up the issue of drought-like situation in several parts of the country, with opposition members demanding immediate action as ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an ... Read more...

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Windstorm declared a natural calamity: Omar


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has declared the windstorm that lashed the Valley and parts of Jammu earlier this week a natural calamity, Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

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Environmental group complains against pro-nuclear power ads


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Even as the Indian nuclear establishment is going flat out to convince the people through advertisements about the safety of atomic power, an environmental group here ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks WHO for help on dengue


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured Pakistan of its full support in eradicating diseases like polio, hepatitis and dengue.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Nuclear plants need to be hardened: Scientist


December 16th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Post-Fukushima, nuclear plants across the globe need to be hardened and re-evaluated beyond the design basis to withstand natural calamities and hazards, an energy scientist said ... Read more...

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Deploy forces to protect Mullaperiyar, Vaiko urges PM


December 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With the rift between Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar dam growing, MDMK leader Vaiko Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged ... Read more...

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Increase work days in rural job scheme, demands Dhumal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Saturday requested the central government to increase the number of work days a person is entitled to under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants early warning system for disasters


October 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the UN for an early warning system for natural disasters to reduce damages.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday asked the UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy committed to global peace: Gilani


October 7th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy's collaboration with the international community has reflected its commitment for global peace and stability in the region and beyond, Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks UN help for early weather warning system


October 6th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday sought UN help for provision of early weather warning system for his country to pre-empt damage in any ... Read more...

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Compensation for power-cuts in Uttar Pradesh


September 28th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 28 (IANS) There's seemingly good news for power consumers in Uttar Pradesh. The state-run Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation will soon have to shell out monetary compensation for every ... Read more...

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Himachal to get high-tech weather observatory


July 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department will soon set up its high-tech observatory in the Himachal Pradesh capital to forewarn of natural calamities, an official said Friday."The ... Read more...

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BJP farmers’ wing starts campaign to visit grain markets


April 24th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha (BJPKM) Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to visit grain markets across the country to understand and highlight the problems ... Read more...

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Crop loss to heat or cold wave a ‘natural disaster’?


April 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is mulling a proposal to consider damage to crops due to heat or cold wave conditions as a loss due to 'natural ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi slams LDF rule in Kerala


April 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Harippad, Apr 6 (ANI): Lashing out at the ruling CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday charged the state government with failing to carry ... Read more...

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India provides assistance of US one million dollar to Myanmar for earthquake relief


March 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): India has announced an assistance of US one million dollar for relief and rehabilitation in Myanmar, where there was damage to property and infrastructure following the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh distances himself from Jaitapur nuke project


March 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has claimed that the impact assessment for the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project in western India has been done by another government agency and ... Read more...

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Delhi cabinet approves geospatial data bill


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Delhi cabinet Monday approved the draft Delhi Geospatial Data Infrastructure Bill, 2011 - a flagship project of the city government launched to frame and ... Read more...

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50 Cent mocks Japan’s earthquake on Twitter


March 14th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rapper 50 Cent has poked fun at the latest Japan natural calamity. Tsunami and a strong earthquake had ravaged Japan last week and the country is ... Read more...

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Not playing Holi after tsunami: Munda


March 12th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 12 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Saturday said he would not celebrate Holi this year to pay homage to the people who died in the devastating tsunami ... Read more...

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Malaysia unlikely to experience tsunami chain effect


March 12th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar.12 (ANI): The head of Malaysia's meteorological department has said the country is unlikely to experience severe chain effects from the tsunami.Che Gayah Ismail said that said rough seas and ... Read more...

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Pakistan expresses “total solidarity and support” to quake, tsunami-hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Pakistan has expressed its "total solidarity and support" to the government and people of Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on ... Read more...

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Delhi cabinet approves hike in ex-gratia amount


March 9th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to raise the ex-gratia amount paid to bereaved families in cases of natural or man-made disasters, a revision that comes ... Read more...

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India’s armed forces capable of thwarting any aggression: President


March 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bagdogra (West Bengal), March 9 (IANS) India is firmly committed to peace but should a conflict be "thrust upon us" then the armed forces would form a fortified wall ... Read more...

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No nation can prosper without its borders being secure: President Patil


March 9th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Bagdogra (West Bengal), Mar 9 (ANI): Asserting that no nation can prosper without its borders being secure, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said a strong defence and an effective deterrence are ... Read more...

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Cyclone Yasi Strikes Australia’s Queensland, No Casualties Reported


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state of Queensland was hit by a massive category 5 cyclone, Cyclone Yasi, on Thursday which caused widespread destruction in regions across the state. Although ... Read more...

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Chicago Blizzard 2011 Shuts Down The City


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The citizens of Chicago were bracing up for the biggest blizzard in a decade and the colossal storm hit the city on Tuesday. Some media outlets ... Read more...

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Chicago Citizens To Face Heavy Blizzard


February 1st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The citizens of Chicago are now bracing up for the biggest blizzard in a decade, which might hit the city at any time. The National Weather ... Read more...

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Chicago Midwest Brace For Winter Storm, Flights Canceled To Ensure Safety


February 1st, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Weather Service has issued a warning that the biggest blizzard in a decade might hit the city of Chicago and its nearby states at ... Read more...

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Gujarat observes 10th anniversary of 2001 earthquake


January 26th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bhuj (Gujarat), Jan 26 (ANI): As the nation celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday, people here observed the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake that killed around 30,000 people.The city ... Read more...

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