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The Zai Whitaker column | What 2004 tragedy on Great Nicobar might show us about meeting coronavirus challenge
Lifestyle

The Zai Whitaker column | What 2004 tragedy on Great Nicobar might show us about meeting coronavirus challenge

The mental and physical resources that enabled Saw Agu to survive the horrific experience of the 2004 tsunami are an inspiration to us all — perhaps even a metaphor for overcoming this coronavirus pandemic and its challenges.

The Zai Whitaker column | Tragedy on Great Nicobar; a story of the 2004 tsunami in two parts
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The Zai Whitaker column | Tragedy on Great Nicobar; a story of the 2004 tsunami in two parts

The 15-metre wave came with a roar of rage. Saw Agu remembers the sound, and the accompanying sound of breaking trees as the water bulldozed its way through the forest.

After 36 years with Indian Navy, INS Ranjit gets decommissioned at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard
India

After 36 years with Indian Navy, INS Ranjit gets decommissioned at Visakhapatnam naval dockyard

Apart from being a part of various naval operations including Operation Talwar, it also came to the rescue of the nation by participating in relief operations post the Tsunami in 2004.

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry remember victims of 2004 Tsunami; kin pay tribute on 14th anniversary of natural disaster
India

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry remember victims of 2004 Tsunami; kin pay tribute on 14th anniversary of natural disaster

Floral tributes, prayers and silent processions in the affected districts of Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam marked the remembrance.

Kerala, After The Flood: Pragmatism, not false pride, should govern India’s stand on foreign aid
India

Kerala, After The Flood: Pragmatism, not false pride, should govern India’s stand on foreign aid

Kerala’s disaster response has won admiration in and outside the country. Within hours of the floods hitting the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan began holding twice-a-day meetings, where officials were assigned tasks and their progress reviewed

Sri Lanka's picturesque Galle Stadium faces demolition after government rules that pavilion stand violated heritage laws
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka's picturesque Galle Stadium faces demolition after government rules that pavilion stand violated heritage laws

The Galle stadium is hallowed among cricket fans the world over because of its stunning setting and because it is here that the Sri Lankan team is often at its most formidable.

Tsunami victims remembered in Chennai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam districts on 13th anniversary
India

Tsunami victims remembered in Chennai, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam districts on 13th anniversary

The tsunami victims of 2004 in Tamil Nadu were remembered on the 13th anniversary of the killer phenomenon that caused widespread destruction

Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala seeks special package to tide over loss due to calamity
India

Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala seeks special package to tide over loss due to calamity

Kerala will seek a special financial package from the Centre to rehabilitate families affected by Cyclone Ockhi and ensure safety of the coastal region.

2004 Tsunami: Tamil Nadu observes 12th anniversary of tragedy
India

2004 Tsunami: Tamil Nadu observes 12th anniversary of tragedy

The 12th anniversary of the killer tsunami that caused massive destruction in Tamil Nadu in 2004 was observed across the state with people mourning the dead and fishermen keeping off the seas.

Jayalalithaa a ruthless administrator who got the job done, but demanded absolute submission
Politics

Jayalalithaa a ruthless administrator who got the job done, but demanded absolute submission

On one side, you see in Jayalalithaa a woman who was the personification of authoritarianism. But on the other hand, she was an able and efficient administrator who came up with innovative schemes

Muttiah Muralitharan's foundation to use cricket as balm in war-affected Northern Sri Lanka
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Muttiah Muralitharan's foundation to use cricket as balm in war-affected Northern Sri Lanka

When the Murali Harmony Cup T20 cricket gets underway on Wednesday in Northern Sri Lanka, it will be another step to bring together the people of this region, which was devastated by civil wars for almost three decades

10 years since Tsunami: Tribes survived disaster, but their languages are doomed
World

10 years since Tsunami: Tribes survived disaster, but their languages are doomed

Many were afraid the tsunami would wipe them out not realizing the far greater threat to them comes from the modern world outside.

Photos: Ten years on, Asian nations mourn 2004's horrific tsunami
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Photos: Ten years on, Asian nations mourn 2004's horrific tsunami

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 2004 tsunami disaster that killed around 226,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. Here are photos of memorials for those died in the disaster.

A decade on, Asia mourns victims of 2004 tsunami amid memorial services and prayers
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A decade on, Asia mourns victims of 2004 tsunami amid memorial services and prayers

Survivors of Asia's 2004 tsunami gathered along shores of Indian Ocean for prayers and memorial services to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

Tenth year of the devastating 2004 tsunami: A timeline of events
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Tenth year of the devastating 2004 tsunami: A timeline of events

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.