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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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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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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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Free port in Andaman and Nicobar possible with infrastructural development: Panel 19.2.2018 General News
Discussing strategic convergences and divergences on the Bay of Bengal, a panel on Monday encouraged the idea of having a free port in the Andaman and Nicobar islands but said massive infrastructural development is still required there to achieve that aim.
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India's insular dilemma in Maldives (Comment: Special to IANS) 8.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
One hopes that Indian diplomats and national-security managers are doing some serious soul-searching about how and why events spun, so swiftly, out of control in neighbouring Maldives.
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Eyes to the island: Car Nicobar's victory over hyperendemic trachoma 3.2.2018 Hindu: Home
A public health project in Car Nicobar set out to eliminate a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma, an infectious condition known to cause blindness. Lalitha Sridhar reports on how an indigenous community, with the help of doctors, battled the odds to beat an invisible adversary
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Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships searched over 4.5 lakh sq miles, biggest operation after 2004 Tsunami 28.1.2018 DNA: Money
The Indian Navy's rescue mission in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi was the biggest humanitarian and disaster relief operation undertaken by it after the 2004 Tsunami in terms of duration and geographical coverage, with 4.5 lakh sq miles sanitised during the nearly 20-day operation. The Navy, which reviewed 'Operation Sahayam,' stressed the need to put a mechanism in place to account for fishermen venturing into the sea, carriage of adequate safety gear and positioning systems, and prompt relay of weather warnings to avoid casualties in such situations.   "It is indeed heartening to learn that agencies concerned are moving in that direction", a Defence spokesman said. The Navy's full scale Search and Rescue Operation continued relentlessly for more than four weeks with naval assets searching more than 4.5 lakh square miles off coasts of Kerala in most adverse weather conditions for missing fishermen, vessels in distress and stranded fishermen requiring assistance. The cyclone, which had hit coastal states ...
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Aiming to be first Indian to traverse both Poles in a year 22.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
He aims to cross the Antarctica, not merely to become the first Indian to traverse both the poles -- North and South -- in under one year, but for a larger cause: Raising awareness about climate change.
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Crossing ocean to help the tsunami-hit 22.1.2018 Hindu: National
Artistes raise funds to help Japanese people displaced by the 2011 tsunami
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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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'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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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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After the tsunami 15.11.2017 Hindu: Home
How the ‘Quad’ took shape after relief efforts in December 2004
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