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Tsunami death toll in India 6,400
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. As southern India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands struggled to recover from Sunday's tsunami strike, armed forces and civilian agencies took up massive rescue and relief operations, looking for survivors along the coastline ...
Rs. 500-crore Central relief
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. Signalling an all-out mobilisation of national resources to meet the relief and rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu and other tsunami-hits parts of South India, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, will tour the affected region over ...
Over 11,500 killed in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, DEC. 27. The tsunami toll in Sri Lanka has risen to at least 11,500 persons and shows signs of increasing by a few more thousands, according to officials today. As the waters receded from the coasts and a devastated nation started ...
Biggest-ever peacetime relief operation
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. The armed forces have launched their biggest-ever peacetime rescue and relief operation in India and the neighbouring countries hit by tsunami on Sunday. Over 30 Naval and Coast Guard ships, 20 aircraft primarily belonging to ...
GSI to study tsunami soon
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. With the country having the first experience of tsunami, the Geological Survey of India is to take up a study of the phenomenon soon. The study will be conducted by three teams along the ...
Andhra Pradesh toll 104
HYDERABAD, DEC. 27. The toll in Andhra Pradesh rose to 104 with the recovery of more bodies in Krishna, Guntur and Nellore districts. Officials said the toll was unlikely to rise significantly since all but 99 of the 810 reported missing ...
Coast Guard, Navy on their toes
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. Coast Guard helicopters today brought ashore as many as seven bodies from the bay as search and rescue operations continued today. The helicopters were operated north of Chennai and from Pondicherry and beyond to look for ...
'Mangroves can act as shield against tsunami'
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. "Tsunami is a rare phenomenon. Though we cannot prevent the occurrence of such natural calamities, we should certainly prepare ourselves to mitigate the impact of the natural fury on the population inhabiting the coastal ...
Congress delegates partymen for relief efforts
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27.The Congress today decided to activate the party apparatus for relief and rehabilitation efforts after yesterday's natural disaster. Before leaving for a visit to the affected areas, the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi today ...
DMK chief suggests calamity relief cess
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president, M. Karunanidhi, today wrote to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, suggesting that the Centre levy a one per cent `calamity relief cess' on income tax. This could be a one-time measure ...
Advance warning system soon: Sibal
NEW DELHI, DEC. 27. The Minister for Science and Technology, Kapil Sibal, said the Centre would soon initiate measures to put together a system that would provide advance warning for tsunamis. The system will involve deployment of equipment ...
23,700 killed across South Asia
COLOMBO, DEC. 27.Aid officials said Sunday's tidal waves that obliterated towns along southern Asian coastlines killed 23,700 people in eight countries. The tally was expected to rise, with thousands still missing. AP ...
Indian batsmen seal series win
DHAKA, DEC. 27.There was never any doubt as to who would triumph, the moment India opted to field a full strength side in the deciding contest against Bangladesh at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Monday. Only, the move was contrary ...
Situation under control at Kalpakkam: Kakodkar
CHENNAI, DEC. 27. Five employees of the nuclear facilities at Kalpakkam, about 60 km from Chennai, lost their lives on Sunday morning when they were on the beach in the employees' township, about six km from the plant. They were drowned when ...
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