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Tokyo tower becomes the world’s tallest

Tokyo’s Sky Tree, the world’s tallest communications tower and the second largest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, was completed Wedneday after a two month delay caused by the tsunami that pounded Japan’s coast last March. The 2000-foot tower was originally scheduled to be completed in December but a shortage of building materials after the natural disaster wiped away ... Read More »

More than 42 million displaced by natural disasters in 2010

OSLO, Norway — More than 42 million people were forced to flee their homes because of natural disasters around the world in 2010, more than double the number during the previous year, experts said Monday. One reason for the increase could be climate change, and the international community should be doing more to contain it, the experts said. The Internal Displacement ... Read More »

Japan minister visits stricken nuke plant

Japan’s industry minister will on Saturday meet workers battling to cool overheating reactor cores and plug radioactive leaks in the first government visit to the country’s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. With Tokyo warning the crisis is far from over, Banri Kaieda will don full protective gear for his brief trip to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, his ministry said. Kaieda, who ... Read More »

India offers all help to Japan facing nuclear crisis

India today discussed with Japan various aspects related to atomic energy in the back drop of the worst nuclear crisis faced by the Island nation. In the first high level visit to Japan after the March 11 devastation by earth quake and tsunami, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao offered India’s assistance in any way required. Japanese side expressed its appreciation for ... Read More »

Rain clouds optimism in Japan

Power has been restored to several reactors at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, 250 kilometres east of Tokyo, but it is not yet clear if the effort to restart cooling systems will work. “We are now checking if the cooling system and other facilities of the number two reactor are still intact before sending power to them,” Nuclear and ... Read More »

Chip prices jump as Japan disaster hits tech supplies

SEOUL, March 15 (Reuters) – Prices for key technology components spiked and global supply disruptions were expected to last for months as the toll on Japan’s infrastructure mounted after Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Research firm IHS iSuppli said on Tuesday the quake and its aftermath could result in significant shortages of some electronic parts and lead to big price ... Read More »

More than 45 nations ready to help quake-hit Japan: UN

The United Nations said on Friday that search and rescue teams from more than 45 countries were ready to head to quake and tsunami-hit Japan if the Asian state needed help. “More than 68 teams from more than 45 countries are on standby,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told AFP. The ... Read More »

SC calls black money plunder of nation, pulls up government

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the government’s reluctance in coming forward with full information on the black money stashed by Indians in foreign banks, saying it as a theft of national wealth and amounted to “plunder” of the nation. “It is a pure and simple theft of the national money. We are talking about mind-boggling ... Read More »