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Odisha plans to complete disaster alert project by March end 18.1.2018 General News
The Odisha government is planning to commission Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) in the coastal areas of six districts by the end of March. The project aims at establishing a foolproof communication system for providing information about impending disasters, like cyclone and tsunami, to the local population, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said. The system, a part of World Bank-supported National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP), will ensure last mile connectivity in 22 blocks of six coastal districts - Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri and Ganjam - he said after reviewing the progress work. "The total cost of the project is Rs 75 crore, of which about Rs 67 crore will come from NCRMP funds. The rest will be borne by the state government under State Disaster Response Fund," the SRC said yesterday after a meeting with the administration officials of the six districts. The system will send disaster warnings through messages to .
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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, leaves 2 dead and 17 missing 15.1.2018 News
Peru is located in the Ring of Fire, which is an area in the Pacific Ocean vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, dozens injured 14.1.2018 Zee News : World
A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning.
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Kerala govt pays for Pinarayi Vijayan's chopper trip from Cyclone Ockhi relief fund, BJP cries foul 12.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
With the issue triggering a row, the state government has cancelled the order to use the disaster relief fund for the helicopter journey and instead ordered officials concerned to make the payment from the general administration fund.
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VHF sets distributed for fishermen 10.1.2018 Hindu: Home
At subsidised rates for seamless communication
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Panel sought to monitor cyclone fund utilisation 4.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Says State government intends to divert funds to tide over its financial crisis
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Ockhi: UDF seeks special package 28.12.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Delegation submits demands to Central assessment team
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A double blow for fisherfolk 27.12.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Shadow of Cyclone Ockhi hovers over tsunami anniversary
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Tsunami anniversary brings back horrifying memories 26.12.2017 Hindu: National
Fisherfolk pray for the victims, shower flower petals on the sea
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Tsunami houses: free, but at what cost? 21.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Toilets defunct at the rehabilitation colonies
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'We will search till we find the last fisherman' 16.12.2017 Rediff: Interviews
'Not only have we rescued 1,700 fishermen but on the morning of November 30, we evacuated 1,044 fishing folk, otherwise the missing numbers would have been much higher.'
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Using arts for community service 14.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Students of Sanskriti Academy of Fine Arts presented a cultural show to highlight the importance of organ donation
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Defence Minister calls for calm, rescue ops to continue 4.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Amid protests in coastal hamlets against Kerala authorities reported failure in warning fishermen ahead of the cyclonic storm Ockhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought calm and made an assurance that rescue operations would continue till all the untraced fishermen were brought back. Nirmala visited Vizhinjam and Poonthura on Monday and told the fisher-folk and their families that it was not a time for protests. Fishermen protested at Poonthura where Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma accompanied Nirmala on her visit to the affected areas. Speaking in Tamil, she said alerts regarding the deep depression and the cyclone were sounded with the best available weather-warning systems. "This is a time to learn new lessons. Lets not argue and play the blame game at this time of distress," she said. The minister said the scale of the ongoing rescue operation was bigger than what was launched after the Tsunami. "I assure you that the search and rescue ...
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Work begins on building shelters for fishing boats 28.11.2017 Hindu: News
Fishermen can park their boats and keep their equipment under lock
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15 injured after bus falls into ditch in UP 25.11.2017 deccanherald.com

Fifteen people travelling in a bus were injured when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it fell into a ditch here, police said on Saturday.

The Station House Officer of Chattari Police Station, Pratap Singh, said the incident took place on Friday evening and the injured, including the driver, were admitted at a primary health centre.

They were discharged after given first aid, the SHO said, adding that the bus was plying on the Aligarh-Sabhal route here.

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Coastal areas in State go through a tsunami preparedness drill 25.11.2017 Hindu: National
Preventive steps, rescue and first aid methods demonstrated by various govt. departments
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Tsunami mock drill conducted 25.11.2017 Hindu: Home
It is part of an exercise by National Disaster Management Authority
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State’s preparedness to calamities tested 25.11.2017 Hindu: National
Nearly 4,400 areas along T.N. coast vulnerable to tsunami
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Disaster response system tested 24.11.2017 Hindu: News
Department of revenue and disaster management conducts mock drill
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Force multiplier: Littoral mission 18.11.2017 Hindu: News
A potent strike force, Indian Navy also takes up humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work
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