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Articles by Dr P G Dhar Chakrabarti

Dr P G Dhar Chakrabarti

The tremor that shook the Northeastern states and West Bengal on January 4 must be treated as an urgent wake-up call. The earthquake, which had its epicentre at Tamenglong in Manipur, is the 20th such quake of magnitude 6 or higher on the Richter...

Dr P G Dhar Chakrabarti

The unprecedented floods in Chennai this winter, preceded by equally unprecedented cyclone in Visakhapatnam and flood in Srinagar last year are, apart from devastating tragedies, indications of the growing risks of urban disasters in...

Dr P G Dhar Chakrabarti

There is nothing unusual in the current heat wave in parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Odisha and the Deccan plateau. Temperatures routinely hover between 45 and 49 degrees Celsius every year during May-June in these States. The highest...

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