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Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine


September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka navy arrests 54 Australia-bound asylum seekers


September 6th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan navy Thursday arrested 54 Australia-bound asylum seekers, Xinhua reported.According to the Sri Lankan navy's media unit, a boat carrying the asylum seekers to ... Read more...

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Russia to launch new ballistic missile submarine


August 17th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's newest ballistic missile submarine, Project 955 Borey class boat Yury Dolgoruky, will be handed over to the fleet in September."The formal signing of the ... Read more...

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Chinese fishermen detained in Sri Lanka released


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 6 (IANS) The 37 Chinese fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy Sunday night have been released, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said Monday.The embassy was notified by ... Read more...

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Prime Minister asked to take up fishermen arrest issue with Sri Lanka


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to take up with the Sri Lankan government the issue ... Read more...

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Floods render 75,000 homeless in Meghalaya


July 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Over 75,000 people became homeless in Meghalaya Sunday after flood swollen Brahmaputra and Jingiram rivers submerged whole villages, an official said.The Jinjiram, one the major rivers ... Read more...

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Kerala’s 47-day trawling ban begins Friday


June 13th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) An annual trawling ban, starting Friday till 31 July, would be effected along the Kerala coast up to 12 nautical miles into the Arabian sea, Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Boat with Egyptian migrants held in Italy


June 13th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian fishing vessel trafficking 60 migrants has been intercepted by Italian police off the southern coast of Sicily. The fishing boat was taken to the ... Read more...

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North Korea releases detained Chinese fishermen


May 21st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) A total of 29 Chinese fishermen returned home Monday after having remained in North Korean detention for 13 days.The fishermen and their three vessels arrived at ... Read more...

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Goa shipyard to build six patrol vessels for Coast Guard


May 9th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 9 (IANS) Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has been commissioned to build six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard, a company statement said Wednesday."The vessels are ... Read more...

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Chandy to unveil campaign on Bekal Fort May 10


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would May 10 unveil a tourism campaign on the 17th century Bekal Fort in Kasargode district, a minister said Thursday.Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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It was the worst nightmare for me: Survivor


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) It was perhaps the worst nightmare in his life for Abubakkar Siddique, a passenger on the ferry that capsized in the Brahmaputra river Monday evening in ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister threatens protest in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) A Sri Lankan minister has threatened to take some 5,000 fishermen to India to protest against poaching by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.Government Minister Douglas ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Eight drown as Chinese cargo ship sinks


February 18th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) At least eight crewmembers of a Chinese cargo ship drowned Saturday when their vessel sank off the country's southeastern coast.By noon, one person was saved, eight ... Read more...

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Day temperatures rise in Kashmir Valley


February 9th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) The rise in day temperatures has brought relief to the Kashmir Valley though the night remained below the freezing point, an official said.The maximum temperature ... Read more...

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Kosi gets a bridge - after 78 years


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) A 1.8 km bridge that will be a lifeline to millions was opened over the flood-prone Kosi in Bihar Wednesday, 78 years after an earthquake destroyed ... Read more...

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17 cocaine labs destroyed in Colombia


January 26th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Anti-drug police in Colombia have destroyed 17 cocaine laboratories in an operation targeting the drug trafficking infrastructure of a rebel outfit in the jungles of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan arrests 31 Indian fishermen


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan has arrested 31 Indian fishermen and seized 14 boats for venturing into the country's territorial waters, authorities said Sunday.A Maritime Security Agency (MSA) spokesperson said ... Read more...

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Dal Lake freezes in sub-zero Kashmir


January 12th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) The Dal Lake was frozen at many palaces and some shikaras (boats) were stuck in the frost Thursday as the maximum temperature in the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

180 Indian prisoners freed from Karachi jail


January 7th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) A total of 180 Indian prisoners were released by Pakistan from a Karachi jail Saturday.Pakistan has freed 179 Indian fishermen and one civilian from Karachi's Landhi ... Read more...

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18 Indian fishermen rescued by Sri Lankan navy


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 22 (IANS) Eighteen Indian fishermen whose boats were caught in rough sea were rescued by the Sri Lankan navy, an official said.The navy rescued 12 fishermen off Delft ... Read more...

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12 Indian fishermen held in Pakistan


December 17th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 12 Indian fishermen were Saturday arrested off the coast of Karachi for entering Pakistani sea territory, a media report said.The Indians were arrested by ... Read more...

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Maharashtra official assaulted by sand mafia


December 5th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pandharpur (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) A Maharashtra revenue department official was Monday manhandled and assaulted by two men of the local sand mafia after he stopped them from illegally removing ... Read more...

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Navy awaits nod to use Kolkata airfield


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Navy is awaiting a final nod from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to use an airfield in Kolkata to operate unmanned aerial vehicles ... Read more...

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Passenger ferry hijacked in Turkey (Lead)


November 12th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 12 (IANS) A passenger ferry bound for Turkey's Golcuk town from Kocaeli (Izmit) has been hijacked, officials said Friday.The captain of the ship was taken hostage, Ercan Topaca, ... Read more...

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Defence PSUs need to increase efficiency: Minister


October 25th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Pointing out that private shipyards have secured substantial orders in recent times, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Tuesday said defence public sector units ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

11 Chinese killed as two cargo ships attacked


October 9th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) Eleven Chinese were killed and two are missing after their boats were attacked in the Mekong River four days ago, the foreign ministry said Sunday.Two cargo ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests 48 Indian fishermen


September 30th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Forty-eight Indian fishermen have been arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in Pakistan's territorial waters, a media report said.Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) arrested the Indian fishermen ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Flood-hit Orissa gets two more choppers


September 26th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Two more helicopters have been deployed in Orissa, where hundreds are engaged in rescue operations after devastating floods displaced thousands and killed 17 people.The home ... Read more...

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Relief work continues in flood-hit Orissa


September 25th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ten teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and four helicopters have been deployed in Orissa for flood relief operations, the home ministry said ... Read more...

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Relief teams deployed in flood-hit Orissa


September 24th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Five teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Orissa for flood relief operations, the home ministry said Saturday.The teams comprise 155 ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in flood-hit Sindh


September 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Hundreds of people marooned by the floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have been evacuated even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the authorities ... Read more...

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Four more die in Orissa floods, toll at 26


September 15th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 15 (IANS) Four people died in Orissa Thursday in flood-related incidents, taking to 26 the toll in the disaster that has affected more than two million people, an ... Read more...

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Orissa flood toll 20


September 14th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The death toll from floods that have so far affected more than two million people in Orissa over the past week rose to 20 Tuesday, officials ... Read more...

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