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Maha cabinet to have permanent sub-committee to decide payouts 29.5.2018 General News
The Maharashtra cabinet today decided to form a sub-committee on a permanent basis that will be empowered to take decisions on paying compensation for the losses due to natural calamities. The sub-committee will be headed by the relief and rehabilitation minister. It will have finance, co-operation, rural development ministers as its members. Secretaries of finance, agriculture, water supply and cleanliness, relief and rehabilitation departments will also be members of this committee. The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here today. An official in the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said having a permanent cabinet sub-committee will ensure that immediate compensation can be provided to natural calamities like cyclone, earthquake, fire, flood, tsunami, hailstorm, drought. "The cabinet sub-committee will be empowered to take decisions regarding urgent compensation, relief and rehabilitation and will not need cabinet
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Tharangambadi’s tug-of-war with time 26.5.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
On which side of the restoration vs. renovation debate is this old Danish town?
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IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India 25.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India
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IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India 25.5.2018 General News
IBM today said it will invest in technologies to predict natural disasters like floods and cyclones in India, as part of a USD 30-million global programme aimed at disaster relief. The global tech major has joined hands with the United Nations, American Red Cross, David Clark Cause and the Linux Foundation for a global initiative to use technology to predict and effectively respond to natural disasters, its managing director for India, Karan Bajwa, said. "The Indian subcontinent is highly vulnerable to cyclones, droughts, earthquakes and floods, affecting millions of lives and impacting the economy every year," he said in a blog post. Some of the disasters in India which the five-year programme may focus on would be floods, earthquakes, drought, tsunami, cyclone storms, avalanches and landslides, a company spokesperson said. As part of the global programme, it is calling on software developers, including its employees, to create the required solutions using cloud, data,
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Strong winds in Atlantic create high waves off Indian coasts over 10,000 km away 27.4.2018 Zee News : India National
Alerts have been sent to Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, besides Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep archipelago. 
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Strong winds in Atlantic create high waves off Indian coasts over 10K km away 27.4.2018 General News
Strong winds in the Atlantic Ocean, more than 10,000 kms from the Indian coasts, have given rise to high energy waves in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal prompting the government to issue alerts for several states over last one week. Though, these high energy waves, which may rise up to 2-3 metres and are perilous, experts say, because of their capacity to breach the coast, did not cause any death, property and houses were destroyed, officials said. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), a unit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, issued 'swells' alerts to states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, besides Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep archipelago. Alerts were also issued to the coasts of Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, officials said. In southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, relief camps were set up for people who left their dwellings fearing these waves could crash against their houses. In Kerala,
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Terrorists may be using sea routes to enter India again; Goa on high alert 7.4.2018 Latest News
A fishing trawler from India which was seized by Pakistan has been released and there is intelligence input that on its way back, it may carry terrorists, says state minister
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During Cyclone Ockhi, lack of early warnings and at-sea communication devices left fisherfolk helpless 5.4.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
In the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, which ripped through southern India in late November last year, killing 365 people, there is a lot of discontent.
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Nearly 200 pieces of Linkin Park's gear to be sold for charity 3.4.2018 General News
Linkin Park fans have a chance to collect around 200 pieces of gear used by the music group throughout its 17-year-long career. A portion of the sales will be donated to Music for Relief, an Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) programme founded by the band in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Spin magazine reported. The items to go under the gavel include the keytar featured in the "What I've Done" video to a theremin used by Mike Shinoda. Other key pieces of equipment include the Amplivox S602M Megaphone LP's lead guitarist Brad Delson used on tour in 2011 and a sticker-covered road case. Techno Empire's Reverb.com store will start selling the gear from tomorrow onwards. "Throughout the last 13 years, Linkin Park fans have been incredibly generous supporters of Music for Relief, truly enabling our mission to help survivors and communities in the wake of natural disasters," Whitney Showler, EIF VP of operations, said in a statement.
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Coast Guard bids adieu to vessel 28.3.2018 Hindu: Home
Bhikhaji Cama decommissioned after 21 years of service in trying circumstances
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Bengaluru cares for Nepal 24.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
60 permanent houses to be handed over to quake victims
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Bengaluru cares for Nepal 24.3.2018 Hindu: Health
60 permanent houses to be handed over to quake victims
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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat 24.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat
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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat 24.3.2018 Zee News : World
The epicenter of Saturday's quake was located 180 kilometers southwest of Rabaul on New Britain island.
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Samvedna: IAF`s first composite HADR air exercise in South Asia begins from Monday 11.3.2018 Zee News : India National
IAF's first composite HADR air exercise in South Asia begins from March 12-17.
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Navy rescues Coast Guard crew post copter hard landing in Maharashtra 10.3.2018 Latest News
The crew members have been identified as - Deputy Commandant Balwinder Singh, Assitant commandant Penny Choudhary, Sandeep, P/Nvk and Baljeet, Nvk
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Multilateral HADR Air Force exercise from March 12-17 10.3.2018 General News
The first Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise of the Indian Air Force in association with South Asian Region nations will be held off the coast of Kerala from March 12 to 17. The multilateral exercise named 'Samvedna' is the first composite HADR exercise in the South Asian Region and would involve representatives from air forces of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the UAE, a defence release said here today. The objective of the exercise is to galvanise all stakeholders in synergising a unified HADR efforts, it said. The entire settings of the exercise is based on a scenario of a tsunami in the western coast of India originating from an earthquake in Makran subduction zone and resulting in post-tsunami disaster management along the western coast and western islands of India. According to the release, the exercise, hosted by the Southern Air Command, will provide a clear understanding of the scope, role and task, including challenges in air operations and ensure .
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Meghalaya diary, part 1: Martin Luther Christian University's violations expose lacunae gripping higher education in poll-bound state 21.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The first doubts about MLCU started in 2010, four years after the university started operations out of a church building in Shillong.
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New fish market operational 20.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
The complex was inaugurated four years ago, but remained unoccupied
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New fish market operational 20.2.2018 Hindu: Cities
The complex was inaugurated four years ago, but remained unoccupied
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