India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 30, 2015
The water level in the Sunderbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is rising at an "alarming" level, endangering the habitation, a World Bank report has suggested.
South | Reuters | Thursday March 12, 2015
Shankar Tilakvathy, 45, has lived all her life by the sea. Sorting, drying and selling fish is the only livelihood she has ever known.
Delhi News | Written by Suparna Singh | Tuesday February 10, 2015
With Arvind Kejriwal handing his party a near-perfect score in the Delhi election, top leaders from around the country were quick to congratulate him. Among them, Uddhav Thackeray, chief of the Shiv Sena. It's not just that Mr Thackeray was effusive ...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday December 26, 2014
People paid homage to victims of the Tsunami disaster that lashed the coastal areas of the state, mainly at Kollam and Alappuzha districts, on this day in 2004.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines today for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 26, 2014
People along Tamil Nadu's coastal districts affected by the 2004 tsunami paid tearful homage to the thousands who were swallowed by the killer wave on this day 10 years ago.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 26, 2014
Ten years ago, on Sunday, December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia, unleashing a devastating tsunami which left more than 220,000 dead across the Indian Ocean in hours.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Thursday December 25, 2014
The tsunami that hit the Indian coastline ravaged many lives. During India's third Test against Australia at Melbourne, the victims would be remembered and a special message of thanks would be issued to Australian families which provided aid.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya (with inputs from agencies) | Monday October 20, 2014
The BJP's top leaders - including Prime Minister Narendra Modi - met on Sunday evening in Delhi to review the huge gains of the party in two major states. The BJP has won Haryana, and has the most seats in Maharashtra, but is short of a majority. Her...
Assembly | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Sunday October 19, 2014
BJP Chief Amit Shah today said his party's victory in Maharashtra and Haryana proved "beyond doubt that people in India consider Prime Minister Narendra Modi their undisputed leader."
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 1, 2014
Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which c...
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 11, 2014
Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 10, 2014
Pakistan's biggest city and its financial hub, Karachi faces the danger of being "wiped out" by a tsunami, officials warned today.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 20, 2014
Rahul Gandhi, who led the Congress to its worst-ever electoral performance, addressed party workers in Delhi today to motivate them for elections that are coming up in states like Haryana and Maharashtra.
India News | Reuters | Thursday July 31, 2014
Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 29, 2014
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the coast of Andaman islands on Tuesday but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 29, 2014
Extinct undersea volcanoes may cause a rare type of earthquake that triggers powerful tsunami waves, according to a new finding that may lead to improved detection measures.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 29, 2014
The US has said that it is willing to take steps to reduce its emissions but also wants countries like India and China to take responsibility to address the challenge of climate change.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
Traditional fishermen in coastal villages in Ganjam district of Odisha have desisted from fishing following Wednesday's earthquake centered in Bay of Bengal which jolted the east coast, official sources said today.
India News | Pallava Bagla | Wednesday May 21, 2014
An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit the Bay of Bengal region on Wednesday night, officials from the Indian earthquake monitoring network said. The epicentre was 10 km below sea level but there is no tsunami alert, said officials from...
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 26, 2013
Tamil Nadu today remembered those swallowed by a massive tsunami that struck the state's coast eight years ago, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation of unprecedented levels.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 18, 2013
People in coastal areas who lost their homes in the December 2004 tsunami today had reason to rejoice as Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today inaugurated 5,674 houses, roads and new buildings, constructed at a cost of Rs 253.76 crore, for their benefit.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday August 20, 2013
It's peak pilgrimage season in Kedarnath, yet everyone from the priests, hotel owners, tea stall vendors to the pony-owners are all penniless, dependent on relief ration and worried about their future.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Monday August 19, 2013
24-year-old Shivani is in the third trimester of her pregnancy. She has travelled 50 km to get to Rudraprayag, fighting fever and severe cramps. But even here, she can't get the help she needs, as the only gynaecologist on duty is out on another emer...