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Diarrhoea, skin disease stalk Aila victims

More than 50 days after Cyclone Aila tore through West Bengal causing deaths and devastation in a large swathe of the Sunderbans delta, the victims are still suffering from acute diarrhoea and skin......

The terrible aftermath of Aila in the Sunderbans

Indrani Roy Mitra and photographer Dipak Chakraborty travel to Cyclone Aila-ravaged Sunderbans and witness untold suffering and misery amidst an apathetic relief effort mired in red tape. "Didi,......

Thousands flee cyclone-hit Sundarbans

Exodus of people continued from the Cyclone Aila battered islands of Sundarbans, to escape inundation by full moon high tide 'Bhora Kotal', which is expected to hit the area on Sunday. Sundarbans......

Aila's terrible human toll in Sunderbans

Thousands of Villagers in Sunderbans have been displaced from their homes by a tidal wave caused by Cyclone...

Cyclone Aila exposes Left

When the end is near, nothing goes well. As is probably the case with the Left Front government in West Bengal. Even before the Left could come to terms with the disastrous results of the Lok Sabha......

New toilets aid crop productivity in Sundarbans

The newly-introduced ECOSAN toilets in the remote islands of Sundarbans are not only providing a hygienic sanitary option to villagers, most of whom used to defecate in the open, but are also......

Struck by Aila, this 12-year-old became a pauper

Twelve-year-old Dilip Mondal could never imagine, even in his wildest dreams, of cooking for his family. "Ma is a wonderful cook and Baba and I lapped up whatever she made for us," he said,......

Fast on some, stuck on others - Pranab's mixed bag

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had made 45 major announcements in his Budget speech for 2009-10. As he prepares to present his next Budget for the United Progressive Alliance government on......

From Copenhagen to Mexico: The cycle continues

After failing at Copenhagen, we pinned our hopes on Mexico City; in Mexico, we'll look for some place else, writes Barun Roy. Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. That's how the 2009 United......

Mukherjee a free man now

"So what!" quipped Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram when asked for a reaction to the Budget, which revoked most of the measures that he introduced as the finance minister. This was his only......
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  People speak for cyclone aila

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Q. How do cyclones get their names?
:  A. The cyclones originating in the Indian Ocean are named by eight countries north of the ocean - India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-do-cyclones-get-their-names//answers/17141507

anupama  kumar
Q. who gives names to these natural disasters like katrina,laila etc
Anupama Kumar:  A. The eight north Indian Ocean countries take turns in naming the cyclones. The last eight were: Nargis (Pakistan), Rashmi (Sri Lanka), Khai-Muk...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-gives-names-to-these-natural-disasters-like-katrinalaila/17139732/answers/17130539

kamini joshi
Q. IDENTIFY ::::::::\last year it was AILA this year it is LAILA
Kamini Joshi:  A. Cyclone in chennai more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/identify-last-year-it-was-aila-this-year-it-is-laila/17130472/answers/17126249

raju
Q. NATURE has patience, peace also fury and violence ,Is it Natural ?
Raju:  A. Throughout the eons, Nature has committed its own version of mass extinction. It is suggested through scientific research that the Dinosaurs were...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/nature-has-patience-peace-also-fury-and-violence-is-it-natur/17126245/answers/16440864

venkatesaldevarajan
Q. I am planning to involve rediff team so that they open an account in the name of Rediff Q&A funds for flood relief and all we remit some amount vide DD or cheque payable at Par immediately . If they provide us the account no we can transfer online also and thereafter one of our senior members will be responsible to deliver the funds at the right place. What is your suggestion?
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. Dear Mr. Chakraborty , Indeed your suggestion is so good and absolutely humane . IN fact I shall consider myself lucky to be associated with...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-am-planning-to-involve-rediff-team-so-that-they-open-an-ac/16440651/answers/15719888

  Web results for Cyclone Aila
'Prompt' govt calls GTA for meeting

Darjeeling, Sept. 10: Bengal home secretary Basudeb Banerjee today held talks with the GTA Sabha to discuss matters related to education, the... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140911/jsp/siliguri/story_18822160.jsp
Mystery tide floods Sagar Island

KOLKATA: Are climate change fears coming true in the Sunderbans? An unexpected high tide has left a major portion of Sagar Island flooded, leaving... ...

http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/533981/s/3dd7a3c0/sc/38/l/0Ltimesofindia0Bindiatimes0N0Ccity0Ckolkata0CMystery0Etide0Efloods0ESagar0EIsland0Carticleshow0C40A8727950Bcms/story01.htm
Give the military a formal role in disaster management

India's vulnerability to natural disasters can be traced to several geophysical and climactic factors that lead to frequent earthquakes, floods,... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Give-the-military-a-formal-role-in-disaster-management/articleshow/40307998.cms
Spot-on weather forecast with new gizmos

KOLKATA: Scientists at the Kolkata Met office are working on the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model to make the seven-day city forecast more... ...

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