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- Nepal's King dismisses Government, assumes power
- A serious setback, says India
- Narain to make Formula One debut
- Delhi bans mobiles in schools
- Togadia granted bail

Times of India Latest India News Headings
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- Nepal cut off from world, situation worsening
- I am being defamed: Shoaib Akhtar
- Hardcore Cricket: Pak beat WI, reach finals
- Are young pros saving for a rainy day?
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King takes over Nepal
- Karthikeyan vrooms into F1
- Muslims astonish Pakistani scientist
- UK cracks the whip on sham marriages

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- India tried to dissuade King a few weeks ago
- Kollam Sex racket victim murdered by 'ashamed' brother
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Kerala Kaumudi Latest India News Headings
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- Govt to set up National Investment Fund
- Govt calls for consensus on Narendran Commission report
- CBI court finds accused guilty in Aluva murder case
- Amritanandamyi to visit Sri Lanka to console tsunami victims
- Govt. searching ways to withdraw lottery ban

Malayala Manorama Latest India News Headings
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- BJP, Congress battle it out for Goa
- Up to 15 British personnel feared dead in Iraq crash
- Long distance tariffs to be slashed from Tuesday
- Mcgrath and Warne hold key to Ashes, says Marsh
- Post Tsunami - Beaches become crowded again

Tehelka Latest India News Headings
The People's Paper

- By refusing disaster aid, India is making a case for entry into the big league
- An Ayodhya down south?
- A massacre that wasn’t? | Godhra: the Bihar angle
- Patents Ordinance - Asked to bend, the government crawled
- Politics is driving the Kanchi seer case

Hinudstan Times Latest India News Headings
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- Centre ready to talk with ULFA on foreign soil
- US, Pakistan to discuss F-16s' sale
- Malaysia Airlines eyes more flights in India
- India, Russia, China likely to interact more: Natwar
- First Sikh Army Chief takes over

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Tsunami (pronounced tsoo-NAH-mee) is a Japanese word meaning "harbor wave." A tsunami is a wave or series of waves that are generated in a body of water by a sudden disturbance that displaces water. They are typically caused by earthquakes and landslides in coastal regions. Volcanic eruptions, nuclear explosions, and even impact of meteorites, asteroids, and comets from outer space can generate a tsunami.

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Tsunami News

In Indonesia, the government is building temporary housing for 100,000 survivors, along with mosques, schools and medical facilities, as survivors started leaving the camps. Some of the homes could be ready soon, enabling more survivors to move out of their tents. The government and separatist rebels are trying to turn the disaster into a chance for peace.

In Sri Lanka, Norway's foreign minister met separately with the country's prime minister and a Tamil rebel leader to help resolve a dispute over aid distribution in the island nation, where the tsunami killed about 31,000 people and displaced another 1 million. Tamil rebels have repeatedly accused the government of obstructing aid deliveries to rebel-controlled areas in Sri Lanka's north and east — allegations the government denies.

In India, life has almost returned to normalcy, with more and more survivors moving in with relatives.

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Biggest / Worst Natural Disasters

HIGHEST DEATH TOLL FROM A FLOOD
An estimated 900,000 people were killed when the Huang He (Yellow River), Huayan Kou, China, burst its banks in October 1887.
HIGHEST DEATH TOLL FROM A TSUNAMI
Following an earthquake off the coast of Sanriku, Japan, in 1896, approximately 27,000 people were drowned when a tsunami hit the coast.
HIGHEST DEATH TOLL FROM A VOLCANIC ERUPTION
When the Tambora volcano in Sumbawa, Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies) erupted from April 5-10, 1815, 92,000 people were killed.
HIGHEST DEATH TOLL FROM AN EARTHQUAKE
An earthquake that struck the Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Henan Provinces of China on February 2, 1556, is believed to have killed approximately 830,000.
HIGHEST EARTHQUAKE DEATH TOLL OF MODERN TIMES
The highest earthquake death toll in modern times was caused by one that hit Tangshan, China, on July 28, 1976. The official figure of 655,237 deaths
CURRENT TRAGEDY
125,000 and counting..

Global Warming..

First snow falls in the UAE : Dec 28, 2004 Not yet considered a skiing holiday destination, the UAE saw its first snow in living memory yesterday in the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. Temperatures fell below zero at night and left a 1km stretch of mountains dusted with snow. Local residents thought the phenomenon must be linked to the recent tidal waves in Asia.

Thaw sees grass take hold in Antarctica: Dec 18, 2004 GRASS has become established in Antarctica, showing the continent is warming to temperatures unseen for 10,000 years. Scientists have reported that broad areas of grass are now forming turf where there were once ice-sheets and glaciers. Tufts have previously grown on patches of Antarctica in summer, but the scientists have now observed larger areas surviving winter and spreading in the summer months. Some fear the change portends a much wider melting of the ice-cap that formed at least 20 million years ago.

Colored rain in Kerala: July 18, 2001 Scientists in the southern Indian state of Kerala have begun examining an unusual phenomenon: coloured rainfall in some parts of the state. Its southern and central districts have witnessed spells of coloured rain over the past week, prompting researchers to launch a formal investigation. BBC
One possible theory: ....while these extreme hyperthermophiles contain proteins, our study shows the absence of DNA in these organisms, indicating a new primitive domain of life with alternate thermostable genetics. This new biology proves our earlier hypothesis that these microbes are of extraterrestrial origin and also supports our earlier argument that the mysterious red rain of Kerala is due to the cometary delivery of the red spores into the stratosphere above Kerala... sciscoop.com

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Before and After Tsunami Satellite Photos

Before-and-during photos of Tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, courtesy of DigitalGlobe

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Kalutara, Sri Lanka
(shot Jan. 1, 2004)

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Tsunami moves toward land

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

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Tsunami while receding

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

(shot 10:20 a.m. local time on December 26, 2004)

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Tsunami fully recedes revealing beach and damage

Kalutara, Sri Lanka

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
(shot June 23, 2004)

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
(shot December 28, 2004)

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The times we live in

US and Airport Security The federal agency in charge of airline screening yesterday (Dec 22 2004) changed its policy on patdowns, in part because of complaints by women passengers about searches of their chests. From now on, screeners are to use the back of the hand when screening sensitive body areas, which include the breasts (females only), genitals, and buttocks. TSA said this will make the experience more comfortable for women. Really?!



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