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Nearly 12 persons were killed and 30 injured when an earthquake with a magnitude of six on the Richter scale hit the Indo

The smog had spread to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, The Philippines and Thailand covering a population of 70 million. On September 26, all the 234 people on aboard a jetliner died

The government has planned to step up operations during 1998 to cut greenhouse gas emissions. For this purpose, the country is trying to develop greener technologies, conduct more experiments and

the government has announced mass emission standards for motor vehicles manufactured on and after April 1, 2000. For passenger cars, 2.72 grams per km of carbon dioxide and 0.97 gm per km of

On an average, disasters killed more than 1.2 lakh people and affected more than 135.5 million people every year between 1971-1995. Floods killed the maximum number of people in Asia, particularly in

The forest fires and the

As of 1997, the world consumes five million tonnes of grain daily. To feed the world's human population of almost 5.8 billion - growing by 80 million people a year - production of foodgrains,

the Maldives may soon disappear

Sri Lanka's premier medical agency has recommended immediate withdrawal of a vaccine imported from India and revaccinate over three million children. Doctors say that these children received

The government has declared a state of emergency in Sarawak situated on the Island of Borneo, due to the hazardous level of smog that has enveloped the nation. The smog throughout the country has