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AseanPlus News 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Light rain expected soon in hot India

B>HYDERABAD:/BLight rain was yesterday forecast for parts of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh where an intense heat wave has killed 1,317 people in the past three weeks, officials said.

Lifestyle 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penal colony where pirates used to roam

The name of our destination means #8220;old, mysterious and primitive#8221;. Despite the dubious history and name, Ko Tarutao turned out to be a stunning place, a beautiful tropical island with golden sands, green seas and wonderful sunsets.

Nation 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong links with Malaysia

Saifudin Hussein has a grandfather somewhere in #8220;Pulau Pinang#8221; but has never met him.

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rain brings hope to millions in India

B>NEW DELHI:/BRains which have begun drenching parts of northeast India have also started in southwest Kerala state, bringing hope that relief is in sight for millions suffering in a searing heat wave that has already killed more than 1,200 people.

Nation 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malacca prepared to draw water from river and mines

The Malacca Water Corporation (PAM) is prepared for the possibility of a drought following the hot and dry weather brought about by the south-west monsoon from now until August.

AseanPlus News 06 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Forest fire adds to heat wave woes

B>LUCKNOW (India):/BSix people, including four children, died in a forest fire in northern India during a scorching heat wave that has killed more than 1,300 people across the country, an official said yesterday.

Nation 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Less rainfall expected in June-August

Most parts of the country will experience less rainfall during the June-August south-westerly monsoon season, according to the Meteorological Department.

AseanPlus News 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Scorching heat kills nearly 1,000 in India

B>HYDERABAD:/BScorching heat has killed nearly 1,000 people across India in the past three weeks, relief officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh heat wave death toll rises to 30

Nine more people died from sunstroke and dehydration this weekend, increasing to 30 the number of deaths from a weeklong heat wave sweeping Bangladesh, relief officials said Monday.

Letters 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Polls talk reaches feverish pitch

Talk of a snap election has regained currency in the past week with some saying it may be as early as this year. JOCELINE TAN examines the reasons behind the renewed excitement but argues that the new Premier may stretch things till August or September 2004.