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India pledges 5 million dollars for Katrina relief operations

September 03, 2005 13:48 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced that India would contribute 5 million dollars to the United States Red Cross for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of the devastating hurricane Katrina.

Images: Killer Katrina

The announcement came after the world's biggest single aid donor said it would be open to assistance though it was not making an appeal for foreign aid.

No water, no food in Katrina-hit areas

Officials said the prime minister had wanted to speak to US President George W Bush over telephone on Friday but failed to do so since the US President was traveling.

Other countries like France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and Sri Lanka have also come forward to provide succour to the hurricane victims.

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Sub: More should be done from Indian companies

A great gesture by the Indian PM to offer money to US when they needed it. But the big question is \"WHAT ARE THE INDIAN ...

Posted by Anand Agrawal

Sub: Smart move!

I think this small gesture on the part of India will go a long way in strengthening Indo-American relations which would augur well for the ...

Posted by Abilash Kidangan

Sub: PM's Hypocrisy

Mumbaikars need a similar relief fund for the rehab of the victims of the flood, but was refused. And we are halping someone in the ...

Posted by Abhijeet

Sub: India pledges $5 m.

India should offer its exprtise in dealing with flood situations rather than offer any cash.

Posted by amar deo

Sub: Katrina

India donates $5M. But it is not reported on CNN. They have said every other country's name but India does not seem to be in ...

Posted by Sultan



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