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February 3, 2001
  Lagaan unit makes a one-year commitment to quake victims
Who called, Atal or Pervez?
Satellite phone terminals installed
Vajpayee cancels trip to Malaysia and Japan
Mild quake scares Bhachau, Ahmedabad
Quake damages Mahatma's ancestral house
Scientist finds similarities in Ahmedabad, Mexico City quakes
Maharashtra is like our elder brother: Keshubhai
Gujarat pegs quake loss at Rs 208.75 billion
Gujarat's ceramic industry jolted by quake
India Inc chips in to help quake victims
Bombay car prices to rise as RTO slaps Gujarat surcharge
Insurance companies refuse compensation to quake-hit
Silicon Valley groups to raise $25 million for quake victims
80 bank branches damaged in Kutch region
Kandla port resumes work after quake: Reuters
FICCI, CII support govt on 2% surcharge on I-T
India may raise tax on high-end appliances: Reuters
Gujarat state bonds in limbo, markets look for rating pointers
Manmohan Singh sidesteps questions on fresh taxes
All-party meet decides to set up two committees
Panun Kashmir to send doctors to Gujarat
North-east could become another Gujarat
Bhuj shops open for first time
Commerce shows the way to normalcy in Kutch
Ahmedabad travel agents' business flourishes: PTI
The aftermath: An insurance ready reckoner

February 2, 2001
  Nine builders arrested in Ahmedabad
Baroda collector shifted to Kutch
Bombay civic body alerts people to quake talk
Met denies delay in quake information
Musharraf speaks to Vajpayee: PTI
Ahmedabad builders do the vanishing act
New helplines in Gujarat
Census operations will be affected in 4 Gujarat districts
Sinha tightlipped on fresh taxes after Gujarat quake
PM hints at more taxes
Business chambers to adopt quake-hit villages for relief
Thousands of workers, traders flee Kutch paralysing economy
Kandla port trial operations from Saturday
Kutch's mirror-work, embroidery industry wrecked
Insurance cos brace for quake claims: Reuters
CBSE exams will be held on schedule in Gujarat
Kandla port sitting on a volcano
Fresh tremor recorded in Bhuj
Free fuel for foreign relief aircraft: PTI
Panic spreads as stars foretell bigger quake on Feb 3
Gujarat to invoke God for relief
US expands Aid to $ 9 Million
Hrithik's family donates Rs 2.1 million
Husain auctions painting for quake relief

February 1, 2001
  Old Bhuj, Anjaar cordoned off; toll 14,240
Criminal complaints against Ahmedabad builders
A CM's vow: I will transform Kutch
Goa offers to help quake-hit
To the quake's epicentre
From Seychelles, on a wing and a prayer
Maharashtra adopts Gujarat tehsil
Trapped victim offered Rs 100,000 reward: PTI
Bhachau schoolgirls cremated en masse
Govt to plunge into rehabilitation, says PM: PTI
'My students died crying for help'
The highway to hell
Keshubhai Patel warns of epidemic
US Congressmen appeal to Bush to step up aid to India
Rail fares may be hiked to pay for quake: PM
People have to bear some burden: Sinha
Kandla port maybe closed for months: Reuters
Killer quake hits India's lucrative diamond trade: Reuters
CPI urges Centre to impose quake surcharge
Fare, freight hike will boost Railways' funds
Nations pitch in with relief
Bangladesh offers expertise in quake-proof housing
29 buildings to be demolished in Ahmedabad on Thursday
No Shoot-at-sight orders in Gujarat
Consistency of tremors worrying say experts
Anjaar gives up hope of survivors
No clear evidence of epidemic: Red Cross

January 31, 2001
  'The apartment my unit was in is reduced to rubble'
13,500 bodies recovered so far, says Haren Pandya: PTI
J&K lends a helping hand
Cabinet to discuss quake on Thursday
Where survivors get only half of rice quota
Advani, Nitish visit deserted Kandla
Focus shifts from rescue to relief: PTI
They survived on tomatoes and water for five days: PTI
Woman rescued on day six: PTI
Red Cross puts toll at 50,000
EU to provide Rs 1.6 billion in relief
IMD says Rajkot blast was due to quake, cops disagree
Dubai Indians raise 11.2 million for quake relief: PTI
Centre plans Rs 600-million bonds to clear Gujarat's power dues
Quake cost may hit coffee retention plan: Reuters
Indian quake hits Malaysia shipments: Reuters
BSE network to help quake victims
Indian quake may force Japan to seek US soymeal: Reuters
Kandla port to resume operations in 3-4 days: Reuters
Manpower key to operations at Kandla: Reuters
Experts calls for fresh seismic zoning of the country
Another quake unlikely in Gujarat, says expert
Pressure beneath Himalayas may have caused tremors: US expert
Kutchi NGO estimates toll will exceed 1,25,000
Army seals off Anjaar, all 35,000 residents feared dead: PTI
Officials grapple with preventing epidemic
USAID to send second batch of relief supplies on Wednesday
Kutch residents reject 'alien' donations
More aftershocks recorded in Bhuj

January 30, 2001
  Tale of five ghost towns and more
Group of empowered ministers constituted
Relief trains coming closer to Bhuj: CMG
Experts could review Tehri dam, says PM: PTI
PM convenes all-party meet on February 3
'We had a lot of air'
Blankets arrive from Pakistan
'Agar Dilli mein hota, tho shayad hum mar gaye hote'
Kutchis abroad come in search of loved ones
Poor take to scavenging for buried riches
US plane arrives with relief material
Two US citizens among victims: PTI
Japanese aircraft arrives with medical team: PTI
Centre formulates guidelines for foreign agencies
Japan sends relief aircraft, another expected Wednesday
Form National Relief Committee, says Rabi Ray
Pune rallies to help quake victims
Armed forces put aside personal tragedy to pitch in
India may be vulnerable to worse earthquakes
France, Italy rush aid to Gujarat
As corpses mount, Bhuj residents fear epidemic
N-plants felt the tremors but are safe, claims AERB
Defence minister estimates 100,000 Deaths
Aftershocks continue to rock Bhuj
Pune Command Hospital tends to quake victims
Kandla port seen closed for two weeks: Reuters
RBI tells banks not to delay Gujarat flows: Reuters
Rupee firms up to 46.43/$; quake worries recede: Reuters
Heavy production losses seen for Gujarat industry
India's oil imports little affected by quake: Reuters
Indians in Hong Kong launch relief campaign: Reuters
Indian quake delays soymeal arrivals: Reuters
Gujarat quake to cost nation up to Rs 250 billion
Quake casts cloud over freight market: Reuters
ADB gives $350-mn immediate aid for quake relief: Reuters
India faces uphill task with budget after quake: Reuters
Banks to ask RBI for softer loans to assist Gujarat

January 29, 2001
  Toll may touch 30,000, Gujarat pleads for rescue equipment
PM numbed by Bhuj's swathe of destruction
Quake fallout: A harsher budget, and impact on stocks & economy
Sinha likely to pass the revival key to Jalan
Why the govt is reluctant to declare the Bhuj quake a national calamity
Sinha dismisses as speculation levy of surcharge
Reliance offers help for quake relief operations
Relief work is progressing satisfactorily: Baruah
Bombay's Kutchis to the rescue
Pakistan to airlift tents, blankets: PTI
Sabarmati bypoll cancelled
Aftershocks subsiding, no cause to panic: PTI
Quake casts grim shadow over Kumbh Mela
Quake toll expected to cross 20,000: PTI
Vajpayee to visit Bhuj on Monday
Rumour strikes terror in Bombay suburbs
Bangalore hit by mild tremors, 4.3 on Richter Scale
India seeks $ 1.5 bn from aid agencies: Reuters
Mild tremors in Bhuj yet again: PTI
Banks' panel to assess quake damage
'World Bank can offer loan at short notice'
IOC, Reliance restart oil, petchem plants: Reuters
Kandla port damage hits soymeal exports: Reuters
Gujarat Ambuja says plants safe: Reuters
Quake to put massive burden on economy: Reuters
Hind Lever says quake damaged some units: Reuters
Birla AT&T trying to set up cellular link with Bhuj: Reuters
Petroleum cos to give Rs 400 million for relief: Naik
Quake will knock Indian gold demand: Reuters
Insurance firms flooded with claims after quake
Cement shares up, quake seen fuelling demand: Reuters
CII expresses sorrow; offer aid to quake-hit

January 28, 2001
  Power supply restored in Bhuj: PTI
News, as it happens, on the quake
Patients from Bhuj admitted to hospitals in Bombay, Pune
'I wish I had died so that I would not see this day'
More than 200 aftershocks in Gujarat
Quake survivors hit by depression
Army fans out into interiors, fears enormous casualties
International rescue teams descend on Ahmedabad: PTI
Three Navy ships pressed into relief work
Bhuj's death-toll could cross 20,000, say doctors: UNI
Sonia Gandhi postpones AICC session: PTI
10 students among 23 rescued in Ahmedabad
Sunday's tremor measured 6 on Richter Scale
Air-India will lift relief materials free: PTI
Power supply to Bhuj may be restored by Sunday evening: PTI
Beating Retreat cancelled, PM to tour Gujarat on Monday: UNI
270 criminals escape from Bhuj jail
Bhuj air force base takes off on broken wings: PTI
Kutch, a 'quake-prone area'
Officials fear toll could cross 16,000: UNI
'There were towns called Bhachao and Anjaar'
Funeral pyres burn non-stop in the countryside
Railways run free service to Ahmedabad: PTI
Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaisalmer report fresh tremors

January 27, 2001
  World offers help to quake-hit: Reuters
Maharashtra, AP too offer help
Thousands flee Bhuj, sleep on highway
Toll could go beyond 15,000
'Bhuj has become a ghost town'
Fernandes, Tipnis rush to Gujarat
Fresh tremors in Ahmedabad: PTI
Surajbari bridge restored
Rajasthan escapes ravage
Surat experiences fresh tremor
53 aftershocks in Gujarat
Injured Bhuj residents may be air lifted to safer areas
Sonia leaves for Gujarat: PTI
General arrives in Bhuj to supervise 'quake relief
Quake: Pakistan expresses grief, offers to help
'We have barely any food left'
188 prisoners escape during quake: PTI
Rail traffic in Bhavnagar, Rajkot divisions restored: PTI
Sonia Gandhi visits quake-hit areas: PTI
10,000 missing in Bhuj
50,000 flee Ahmedabad high-rises

January 26, 2001
  Quake's epicentre is near Bhuj, Gujarat
Four killed as quake rocks Pakistan
Quake hits industrial facilities; Reliance says Jamnagar plant safe
Quake damages historic monuments in Rajasthan
'If the building fell, I wanted all of us to die together...'
Jamnagar, Jodia, Bet, Surat swing from celebrations to mourning in
'Republic Day quake is more severe than Latur's'
Despatches from Gujarat: 'We saw death'
Advani rushes to Ahmedabad: PTI
Friday's quake biggest in the last 50 years
Air force, army pressed into relief work
The world's largest earthquakes since 1900
'The quake's magnitude was so severe it threw our instruments out of
Quake toll may cross 1000, says Advani: PTI
Bhuj air force station damaged in quake: UNI
Bombay unprepared for earthquakes: Studies
Cabinet secretary told to work out relief measures
IA sets up special cell at Santa Cruz
Army calls off exercise in Rajasthan, redirects troops for relief work
Special LS session cancelled
10 IAF personnel feared killed in Bhuj air base
Ghost town image looms over Ahmedabad

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 • First images of the quake

 • The man who predicts
 • Individual efforts
    make a difference
 • 'Where is our future?'
 • Gujarat govt's tardy
    relief measures
 • 'Ninety Per Cent of Kutch is
 • How Prakash was brought
    to Life
 • The Aftermath:
    An insurance ready reckoner
 • 'If my daughter is dead,
    he said let me look for my wife'
 • Earthquakes: A ready-reckoner

 • 'Devastated areas won't
    return to normal'
    Alan Bradbury
    Intl Fedn of Red Cross
 • 'We wanted to save as
    many lives as possible'
    Group Capt S S Dhanda
    Station Commander
    Bhuj IAF base
 • 'Alas, we failed to learn
    much from the disaster'
    David J Wald
    USGS seismologist
 • 'External aid has to come
    through a proper channel'
    Bhaskar Baruah
    Union Agriculture Secretary
 • 'Let us first rescue the people':
    Dr S K Srivastav,
    additional director general,
    Indian Meteorological
 • 'Foolhardy to exclude a major
    Vinod Kumar Gaur,

 • Saisuresh Sivaswamy on
    a task for the PM
 • Prem Panicker on
    cricket for Gujarat
 • Sucheta Dalal on
    disaster management
 • Anil Aggarwal on the govt
    being the murderer
 • Rajeev Srinivasan on
    what the thunder said
 • V Gangadhar on the
    Ahmedabad he knew
 • Dilip D'Souza on the
    Gujarat tragedy
 • Krishna Prasad on the
    same, old story

  Real Audioaudio
 • Kishor D Thakkar, 35
 • Belji Lalji Rabadia, 68
 • Urmilaben Joshi, Bhuj, 33
 • Neha S Visaria, 13
 • S P Gandhi, 55
 • Ajit Kothari on his
    8-month nephew

 • 'A few earthquakes on
    the Himalayan belt
    are possible