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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Warning system helped spread tsunami alert
GENEVA, MARCH 29.The initial parts of an Indian Ocean tsunami warning system that is not due until mid-2006 worked to alert Governments in the region to the latest earthquake and helped sound the all-clear ending fears of a killer wave, a U.N. ...
Life returns to normality in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, MARCH 29. Sri Lankan authorities today withdrew the tsunami warning as life returned to normality along the panic-stricken coastline. "We have withdrawn the warning. There is no tsunami," an official in the Meteorological Department ...
India offers $2 million aid to Indonesia
SINGAPORE, MARCH 29. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, today sent a message of "sympathy" to the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, over the death and destruction caused by the latest earthquake. Mr. Singh also extended ...
U.S. promises quick action
WASHINGTON, MARCH 29. Mindful of the criticism it faced in the aftermath of the December 26 tsunami tragedy, the U.S. has promised quick action to the victims of the Indonesia earthquake. "We are applying what we've learnt from the previous ...
India, China discuss farm sector cooperation
SINGAPORE, MARCH 29.India and China have agreed to "revitalise various aspects of bilateral cooperation" in the farm sector. The agreement was reached during the discussions that the Union Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar, held with his ...
Death, devastation everywhere, says eyewitness
ROME, MARCH 29.A priest has described scenes of death, devastation and widespread ruin on the quake-hit island of Nias, Indonesia and backed up estimates that more than 1,000 may have died there, the Misna news agency reported here on Tuesday. ...
Law enforcement in India flawed: U.S. report
WASHINGTON, MARCH 29.Although India is a "vibrant democracy" with strong Constitutionally guaranteed human rights protections, the poor enforcement of laws, especially at the local levels and the "severely out burdened" court system "weaken the ...
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