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Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said Saturday."Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. India member Biswajit Mohanty.According to the organisation, cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is likely to be the strongest such to affect India in 14 years, since the 1999 Odisha cyclone."Since governments have refused to deal with climate change and instead allow the pumping of ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to increase, said Mohanty."Scientists expect tropical cyclones in some regions to become more intense with increased rainfall and wind speed, posing an even greater threat," he added.IANS

Gulbarg fund embezzlement: HC stays Teesta's arrest until 19 June

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Gulbarg fund embezzlement: HC stays Teesta's arrest until 19 June

Ahmedabad: In a big relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri, the Gujarat High Court stayed their arrest until 19 June to...


Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe against Vadra

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Delhi HC to hear plea seeking CBI probe against Vadra

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will next week hear a PIL seeking a CBI probe into licences granted to several real estate developers in Haryana, including one allegedly associated with Congress chief...

Pakistan encouraged by Modi's remarks on ties, says envoy

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Pakistan encouraged by Modi's remarks on ties, says envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan today said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forw...

S-Korea ferry: Survivors recall crew's quiet moments of bravery

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S-Korea ferry: Survivors recall crew's quiet moments of bravery

Mokpo, South Korea: As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their life jackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked...

Captain who deserted doomed S-Korean ferry had 40 years at sea

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Captain who deserted doomed S-Korean ferry had 40 years at sea

Mokpo, South Korea: A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in a video on the day his ferry sank, onshore while hundreds of people were trapped ...

Despite hate speech, Azam Khan gets support from AMU alumni

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Despite hate speech, Azam Khan gets support from AMU alumni

Aligarh: A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Moh...

Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam: US meteorologists

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Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam: US meteorologists

Hanoi: Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Vietnam early on Wednesday, meteorologists said, days after it left thousands feared dead and widespread devastation in the Philippines.The US Joint Typhoon Warn...