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India gears up for Indian Ocean-wide mock tsunami drill

India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation......

President Pranab's address to Parliament: The transcript

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday addressed the first joint sitting of Parliament as mandatorily required under the Constitution after the general elections. The address is the political,......

Taming Phailin: India's best show in disaster management

Lesson from 1999 cyclone helped in tackling Saturday's storm. With better preparedness and efficient planning and execution, the toll is restricted to a low level. The hours preceding the strike......

Odisha braces for Cyclone Phailin, NDMA sends troops

The Odisha government is preparing for Cyclone Phailin -- which is expected to hit the east coast on Saturday evening -- on a war footing, Mihir Bhat from the All India Disaster Mitigation......

'Who caused the riots' IS NOT the only important question

The National Integration Council is meeting on Monday to discuss the recent riots at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh in which 50 persons died and 4,000 were rendered homeless. A great concern is......

How India can escape the dry spell doom

Since 2000, India has had three serious droughts. The World Bank has estimated that the 2012 drought reduced the country's gross domestic product by half a percentage point, even though it was not......

Climate change: World Bank predicts DISASTER

The World Bank on Monday warned that the Earth will be warmer by four degrees Celsius this century, causing 'calamitous effects', unless immediate action is not taken to mitigate the imminent......

From Cancun 'can' to 'done' in Durban

The climate agenda, resuscitated at Cancun, will require renewed political will and clarity on financial commitments to come to fruition.When Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United......

The real disaster

Did you know that, in just the decade of the '90s, natural disasters affected 2.1 billion people and caused a damage of $687 billion?While that figure is itself alarming, the picture gets a lot......
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