quake relief

US ready to aid Iran in quake relief


August 13th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The White House has expressed condolences over the loss of life in Iran's latest earthquake, and said Washington was ready to help."The American people send the ... Read more...

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$50 mn Saudi aid for Turkey quake survivors


October 28th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will give $50 million for quake relief in Turkey, the official media reported.The offer was announced Thursday by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Mamata to seek Rs.500 crore more for quake-hit Darjeeling


October 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) Giving in to the demand of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said she will request the central government for ... Read more...

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Inclement weather hampers quake relief


September 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong (Meghalaya), Sep 21 (IANS) Inclement weather Wednesday forced the Indian Air Force (IAF) to suspend rescue and relief operations in quake-hit Sikkim, an officer said."We had planned to run ... Read more...

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IAF choppers join quake relief in Sikkim


September 20th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday pressed four Mi-17 helicopters for relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Sikkim, an officer said.The choppers made eight sorties from ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama offers Rs.500,000 for quake relief


September 20th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Tuesday expressed grief over the deaths due to the earthquake that hit eastern and northern India, Nepal and Tibet, and ... Read more...

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India promises $1 million for Myanmar quake relief


March 29th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) India will provide assistance of $1 million to Myanmar for relief and rehabilitation in the areas affected by last week's earthquake.Last week, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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World extends helping hand to quake-ravaged Japan


March 13th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) International rescue teams have rushed to the earthquake-stricken Japan which has witnessed massive devastation in its northeastern parts.About 1,700 people are feared to have ... Read more...

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China offers aid to quake- hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.12 (ANI): China is ready to take part in rescue operations in Japan after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami, hit the country on Friday." Authorities have put quake ... Read more...

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146,517 Chinese officials punished in 2010


January 7th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) A total of 146,517 officials were punished for violating discipline in China in 2010, an official of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has said.Gan Yisheng, deputy ... Read more...

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Haiti quake relief volunteer Kerfye Pierre shocked to get a cell phone bill of $35,000


October 15th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Oct 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This news is another reason why you should read all the fine prints in the various mobile offers that are been bundled around.A Haiti quake relief volunteer ... Read more...

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Sean Penn Pleas No Contest Over Misdemeanor Charges


May 13th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, May 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous American actor and director Sean Penn on Wednesday, had reportedly pleaded no contest to the one count of misdemeanor vandalism charge brought ... Read more...

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India gives $5 mn for Chile quake relief


March 11th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) India has announced a cash contribution of $5 million for relief and rehabilitation in Chile in a show of solidarity with the people of the earthquake-hit ... Read more...

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Chile steps up the quake relief efforts as the dead toll rises to 799


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the dead toll in the aftermath of the massive Chile earthquake rises, Chile has stepped up the quake relief efforts. The Chile President Michelle Bachelet ... Read more...

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Chile Quake Relief Efforts Need To Be Stepped Up


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Chile, Mar 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Efforts are being made to restore peace and order in the quake ravaged Conception in Chile. The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet tried to pacify ... Read more...

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UN seeks $1.5 bn in revised quake relief for Haiti


February 19th, 2010 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 19 (DPA) The UN Thursday nearly tripled its original appeal for humanitarian assistance in Haiti, calling for a total of $1.5 billion to help 3 million Haitians affected by ... Read more...

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UN approves more troops, aims to feed one million Haitians


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorised the deployment of additional military and police to Haiti to bolster security and assist in massive relief operations for victims ... Read more...

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Brangelina donate $1m to Haiti quake relief


January 14th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated 1 million dollars to the emergency medical operation in earthquake-hit Haiti.Thousands of people are feared dead after ... Read more...

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Over 300 injured, 30,000 houses damaged in China quake (Lead)


July 10th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Kunming (China), July 10 (Xinhua) More than 300 people were injured and over 30,000 houses were damaged in an earthquake that hit China's Yunnan Province Thursday evening, authorities said. The quake measured ... Read more...

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China remembers quake victims on first anniversary


May 12th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yingxiu (China), May 12 (Xinhua) China Tuesday mourned the deaths of thousands of people who perished in a devastating earthquake that struck southwestern Sichuan province exactly a year ago. A memorial function was ... Read more...

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Madge donates money for quake relief in Italy


April 8th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Pop queen Madonna has made a "substantial donation" for supporting relief efforts in Pacentro, Italy, which was struck by a devastating earthquake of 6.3 magnitude on Monday. ... Read more...

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China quakes affect more than 95,000 people


December 27th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming (China), Dec 27 (Xinhua) More than 95,000 people have been affected by two earthquakes that struck Yunnan province of southwest China Friday, the provincial civil affairs administration said Saturday. A 4.3-magnitude ... Read more...

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UN helped Jamat-ud-Dawah gain foothold in Pakistani Kashmir


December 10th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 10 (IANS) The Pakistan-based Islamic group Jamat-ud-Dawah, which India wants the UN Security Council to brand as a terrorist outfit, was ironically helped by the UN in gaining a ... Read more...

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World Bank, France to lend China $900 mn for quake relief


October 26th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), Oct 26 (Xinhua) The World Bank (WB) and the French development agency AFD will lend China more than $900 million for reconstruction of the southwestern province of Sichuan devastated in ... Read more...

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China quake toll rises to 28 (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panzhihua (China), Aug 31 (Xinhua) The toll in Saturday's 6.1-magnitude earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan province has risen to 28 after three more deaths were reported in the Huili county Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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China quake toll 25 (Lead)


August 31st, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panzhihua (China), Aug 31 (Xinhua) The toll in the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit southwest China's Sichuan province Saturday has risen to 25, officials said Sunday.At least 400 people were injured ... Read more...

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China allocates $9 bn for quake relief


August 18th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (Xinhua) China has allocated 66.75 billion yuan ($9.71 billion) for May 12 quake relief and reconstruction, the finance ministry said Monday.This included 59.74 billion yuan from the central budget ... Read more...

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China penalises 43 erring quake relief officials


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 23 (Xinhua) China has penalised 43 erring officials tasked with the supply of relief materials to the victims of the devastating earthquake in the south-western province of Sichuan. The quake ... Read more...

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The changing face of China between two disasters


June 17th, 2008 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
By Lin Jianyang and Cheng Yunjie Beijing, June 17 (Xinhua) Following the devastating earthquake that rocked southwest China May 12, a young woman sent her own shockwaves through the internet. Under the name ... Read more...

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Wreckage of missing Chinese relief chopper found


June 10th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Chengdu, June 10 (Xinhua) Searchers Tuesday found the wreckage of the missing military helicopter engaged in quake relief sorties and bodies of all the 19 passengers on board in a mountainous region ... Read more...

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Sharon Stone apologizes for her remark at the Cannes Film Festival about the earthquake in China


June 5th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Sharon Stone – apologizes Stone, who walked the red carpet in Shanghai last year, will not be invited back soon, Shanghai International Film Festival spokeswoman Tang Bing.Tang said film festival organizers sent Stone ... Read more...

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UAE donates $50 mn for quake relief in China


June 4th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 4 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated $50 million for quake relief in China, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. The grant will be used in reconstruction of ... Read more...

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Search continues for crashed China quake relief helicopter


June 2nd, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Chengdu, June 2 (Xinhua) The search continued Monday for the military helicopter that crashed Saturday with 19 people on board during a quake relief operation in Sichuan province in southwest China. The ... Read more...

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China quake toll mounts to 69,000


June 1st, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, June 1 (Xinhua) The toll in China's devastating earthquake has risen to 69,000 with more than 18,000 people still missing, the government said Sunday. About 15 million people have been affected ... Read more...

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Chinese children reach out to quake victims


June 1st, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, June 1 (Xinhua) Beijing preschooler Song Qinhao spent more than one hour selling her toys at a market. "Would you take this teddy bear for two yuan (28 US cents)?" the ... Read more...

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