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Where the Danish fort stood like a rock
NAGAPATTINAM, JAN. 4. The Danish fort, also called "Dansborg Fort" at Tranquebar, an ancient port town in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, escaped the tsunami fury on December 26. However, sea water to a height of five feet smashed through ...
Focus now on repair of infrastructure
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. Ten days after the tsunami disaster struck the coastal States in the south and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Centre has completed the first stage of relief and rescue operations. The focus now shifts to restoration of ...
Asian death toll 1.39 lakhs
BANDA ACEH, JAN. 4.At least 1,39,547 people are reported dead around southern Asia and as far away as Somalia on Africa's eastern coast, most killed by massive tsunamis that smashed coastlines after a magnitude 9 earthquake off Indonesia's coast ...
Can jammers be installed in jails, asks court
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. The Supreme Court today sought the response of cellular operators whether jammers could be installed to prevent the use of mobile phones by prisoners. A Bench of Justice N. Santosh Hegde and Justice S.B. Sinha, hearing a ...
National Security Adviser
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. M.K. Narayanan, Special Advisor (Internal Security) to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has been asked to perform the functions of the National Security Adviser "till further orders." The job of the National Security Adviser ...
BJP releases first list for Haryana polls
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. The Bharatiya Janata Party today announced its first list of 39 candidates for the Haryana Assembly elections after a meeting of the party's central election committee. Of the seven MLAs the party had in the outgoing Assembly ...
Centre invites bidding for 20 oil and gas blocks
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. The Central Government today offered 20 oil and gas blocks for exploration and production in order to boost domestic crude oil production by 50 per cent to 50 million tonnes in the coming 15 years. Six deep-sea blocks, two ...
Tsunami in CBSE books
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. In the backdrop of the tsunami disaster, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to incorporate information about the natural phenomenon in its school textbooks. Beginning next academic session, information ...
Baghdad Governor shot dead
MANAMA, JAN. 4. The Governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidri, has been killed in a roadside attack in the Iraqi capital, marking the highest-ranking assassination there since May. Gunmen shot at his armour-plated BMW car from several directions as his ...
BCCI may reject request
NEW DELHI, JAN. 4. India is unlikely to agree to the request of New Zealand Cricket to fill in for Sri Lanka in a bilateral series, S.K. Nair, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, indicated today. ...
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