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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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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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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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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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Tsunami mock drill conducted 25.11.2017 Hindu: Home
It is part of an exercise by National Disaster Management Authority
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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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NHRC orders report on siphoned Tsunami funds 30.9.2017 DNA: Top News
The National Human Rights commission (NHRC) has directed the collector from Andaman Administration to explain the misappropriation of funds earmarked for the relief and rehabilitation of Jarawa Tribes within six weeks. The order comes after a plea for compensation to a victim under the provisions of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes. According to the petition filed by advocate Radhakantha Tripathy, the money — running into crores of rupees — that was allocated for relief and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami has been siphoned off. The embezzlement came to light, in a matter of victim's compensation that was to be disbursed. The APWD was given Rs 16 crore for construction of sluice gates in tsunami-inundated land. However, the work remains incomplete till date. The nomadic tribe – numbering all of 400, live in the Andaman Island archipelago. So far, Indian laws protect them from the outside world and hence, they culture and tradition still remains primitive. Hence, in March 2016 the ...
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Surviving tsunami 4.5.2017 Hindu: Home
In “Disaster and Tsunami Management”, seasoned cop A.K. Singh relates how the magnitude of loss can be reduced by proper planning
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Andaman & Nicobar: 5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes the islands 14.3.2017 Latest News
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property
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The islanders who don’t want to return 3.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Trinket in the Nicobar Islands lost 91 people to the tsunami and its entire population to humanitarian aid
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Workshop on disaster mitigation 3.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Workshop on disaster mitigation
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Workshop conducted on understanding marshlands 26.6.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Workshop conducted on understanding marshlands
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Father hopes son lost in tsunami will return next year 26.12.2015 New Kerala: Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Dec 26 : A former IAF officer whose only son disappeared after the 2004 tsunami hopes to find him in the next one year starting from January 2016 -- on the strength of astrological advice.
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Father hopes son lost in tsunami will return next year 26.12.2015 deccanherald.com
A former IAF officer whose only son disappeared after the 2004 tsunami hopes to find him in the next one year starting from January 2016 -- on the strength of astrological advice. For the past 11 years, M. Venkataraman has been searching across the country for V. Arvind, who was separated from him by the giant waves which hit Car Nicobar Islands on December 26, 2004. "Astrologers have predicted that my son would come back between January 11, 2016 and January 11, 2017. We are all hoping it happens," Venkataraman told IANS here before leaving for a temple. Since 2004, every year on this date, Venkataraman has made it a habit to go to a temple and pray to God to help him locate his son. "To the best of my ability I have tried and I am still trying to trace my son," he said. He has a college-going daughter too. Venkataraman said he had spent nearly Rs.800,000 in search of his son and now has to save for his dauthers marriage. "After all these years, we got our daughter gold jewellery for daily use. She has ...
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Father hopes son lost in tsunami will return next year 26.12.2015 All News-IANS Stories
A former IAF officer whose only son disappeared after the 2004 tsunami hopes to find him in the next one year starting from January 2016 -- on the strength of astrological advice.
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Father hopes son lost in tsunami will return next year 26.12.2015 Zee News : States
Since 2004, every year on this date, Venkataraman has made it a habit to go to a temple and pray to God to help him locate his son.
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Tsunami 2004: Courage in face of disaster 26.12.2015 TOI: Chennai
The flight over the dark brown sea off Car Nicobar 11 years ago is as clear to Nitin Sathe as if it was yesterday. The air commodore and his men had taken off from Tambaram on January 2, 2005, on a mission to make the IAF base at Car Nicobar, ravaged by a tsunami a week earlier, ...
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Indian Sub-Continent is Amongst the Most Earthquake Prone Areas in The World 16.12.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Indian sub-continent is amongst the most earthquake prone areas in the world. Earthquakes occur along the “Alpine-Himalayan belt”, which also runs through the Andaman Sumatra arc, Indo-Burmese arc, and Himalayan arc. The continued collision/ subduction of Indian plate with the Eurasian and Sunda plates cause these earthquakes. A few earthquakes also occur within the peninsular shield region of India, which are grouped under intra-plate category and occur due to internal deformation of the plate.
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How two IAF pilots saved the day 10.12.2015 Rediff: News
In a precarious mission, Wing Commander Charles Simon and Squadron Leader S Venkatramanan and crew rescued a woman in labour from atop a water tank in Chennai. She delivered twins! Archana Masih/Rediff.com spoke to the pilots about that dramatic day.
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