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India proposes floating tsunami warning system
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. New Delhi has suggested to Australia, the United States, Japan and the United Nations the possibility of setting up a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean region. The Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, put this proposal ...

`An error of judgment in reporting quake'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31.Why did scientists at the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) take nearly two hours to report to the Central Government's Crisis Management Group on the massive earthquake in the Sumatra region, which led to the devastating ...

False tsunami alarm shameful, says BJP
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. The Bharatiya Janata Party described as "shameful" yesterday's false alarm on the likelihood of a second tsunami hitting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the eastern coast of India already reeling under the disastrous ...

`Take up challenge of predicting quakes'
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. Emphasising the need for more research on earthquake predictions in the wake of the devastation caused by the tsunami, the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today said Indian scientists should take up the challenge of predicting ...

Environmentalists lambast rethink on Coastal Regulation norms
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. Even as the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms are under discussion by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the killer tsunami waves seem to have added weight to the criticism by environmentalists. In a strongly ...

GoM on print media meets for first time
NEW DELHI, DEC. 31. After two abortive efforts, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on print media met for the first time today to plug loopholes in the existing provisions that allowed the publication and printing of the International Herald Tribune ...

Navy, Coast Guard step up assistance
CHENNAI, DEC. 31. The Coast Guard and Navy have stepped up assistance to the affected neighbouring countries as the situation in all the tsunami-hit areas in India are under control. "The Navy has sent two ships with supplies and personnel to ...

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