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Hot spots for world's powerful earthquakes identified

Researchers have pinpointed the locations -- like Indonesia's Sumatra Island -- where the world's largest earthquakes are most likely to take place, with greater accuracy than ever before. The......

A day after tsunami warning, Indonesia breathes a sigh of relief

A day after an earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale hit Sumatra in Indonesia, triggering panic among locals who have not forgotten the devastating tsunami of 2004, life is gradually......

10 DEADLIEST quakes that shook the world

A massive quake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale struck waters off the western coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday. Tremors from the quake were felt in Chennai, Bengaluru and......

WATCH VIDEOS: Quake rocks Indonesia, tremors in India

A massive quake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale rattled northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, at around 2:38 pm. A tsunami warning has now been issued by the US Geological Survey......

WATCH VIDEO: Tremors of Indonesia quake felt in Chennai

A massive quake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale rattled northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, at around 2:38 pm. A tsunami warning has now been issued by the US Geological Survey......

Uniting against a tsunami

But for the tsunami, the four Sumatrans whom an Indian coast guard vessel rescued near Great Nicobar's Campbell Bay would have been arrested and thrown into jail. The wrath of wind and wave had......

Adani to invest $12 bn over next 5 years

Adani Enterprises Limited, a flagship company of Adani group, on Thursday said it would invest close to $10-12 billion over next four to five years to expand its domestic as well as global......

NTPC to pick up stake in Indonesian coal mines

State-owned NTPC is likely to pick up stake in two coal mines in Indonesia, a move that would help the company secure its raw material requirement."We are looking at picking up stake in two coal......

Calamities make world economy poorer by $50 bn

It is not just the financial turmoil that consumed billions of dollars but also natural catastrophe, and such disastrous incidents resulting in global economic losses to the tune of $50 billion......

Myanmar pipelines confirm China's place in Bay

Come September, and China will begin to lay parallel oil and natural gas pipelines from the Kyaukpyu deep-sea port on Myanmar's Arakan coast in the Bay of Bengal, all the way up north-east to......

Jet Li survives tsunami!

Jet Li was vacationing in the Maldives when the tsunami struck, but the internationalmartial artsstar preserved his life -- and reputation -- as he survived the havoc and rescued his daughter.E!......

'Renault scandal will not impact Singapore GP'

Singapore officials are confident the race-fixing scandal surrounding Renault will not impact next week's F1 Grand Prix in the Southeast Asian city-state. Renault will appear before the FIA in......

South Korea face Japan in Asian Cup sideshow

Games between South Korea and Japan are traditionally fierce, passionate affairs, but Saturday's clash for third place at the Asian Cup is unlikely to set pulses racing. The two regional soccer......

Federer calls for tsunami relief effort

World number one Roger Federer led calls for tennis to join other sports in raising money for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster.Federer said tennis players should follow the example set......

Kolkata likely venue for charity game

Kolkata's Eden Gardens is the likely venue for next month's return game between a World team and an Asia XI to raise funds for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster. "The ACC wants the match......
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amitava duttamajumdar
Q. Who was the first to utilized petroleum (largely available in middle east) to run an engine?
Amitava Duttamajumdar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-was-the-first-to-utilized-petroleum-largely-available-in/28004912/answers/

sundaram
Q. What city is 30 degrees north 85 degrees west?
Sundaram:  A. The famous tenth-century Muslim historian al-Mas'udi wrote about the oil fields in Muslim lands. He used the word atam to describe a burning well....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-city-is-30-degrees-north-85-degrees-west/24961311/answers/28004925

kishore malhotra
Q. In which state is Bay of Bengal ?
Kishore Malhotra:  A. That point is in the Apalachicola National Forest,about two miles southwest of Sumatra, Florida. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/in-which-state-is-bay-of-bengal-/24396208/answers/24961325

  Web results for Sumatra
Through it all, I had a job to do

Six months after the 2004 Tsunami devastated the south coast, I went back to some of the areas I had covered just days after the killer waves had... ...

http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/others/specials/Through-it-all-I-had-a-job-to-do/articleshow/45670666.cms
Ten years on, are we safer now?

Matthias Schmale Most of us can clearly recall where we were on 26 December, 2004, when a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off the northern coast of... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/96786-ten-years-on-are-we-safer-now.html
AirAsia plane with 162 aboard goes missing

Anxious relatives of a flight attendant travelling on Flight QZ 8501 gather at their Sumatra home; (right) A relative shows a picture of passengers... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/96841-airasia-plane-with-162-aboard-goes-missing.html
Another plane vanishes in same region, with 162 on board

Relatives of missing passengers at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, Sunday. (Source: Reuters photo) Search and rescue teams were mobilised... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/another-plane-vanishes-in-same-region-with-162-on-board/
Those left behind were the real story

By: Arko Datta Mirror photo ed Arko Datta's account of his award winning picture that captured tsunami's devastation Six months after the 2004... ...

http://www.punemirror.in/others/special/Those-left-behind-were-the-real-story/articleshow/45668030.cms

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