coastal states

Coastal radar network by mid-2013, says minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's ambitious project to install coastal surveillance network with a chain of static radar and electro-optic sensors at 84 places along the 7,500-km coastline is ... Read more...

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India beefs up coastal security with new system


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India beefed up its coastal security Friday by launching the National Automatic Identification System (NIAS) network to track vessels up to a distance of 50 km ... Read more...

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Third coast guard station in Andhra Pradesh opened


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Monday opened a new station in Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the third in the state, to help boost the coastal security ... Read more...

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Maharashtra, Andamans, keen to follow Goa’s lifeguard force


April 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.Coastal states like ... Read more...

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IAF, navy relief teams alert after Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday kept its air force and navy teams ready to address any eventuality in case a tsunami hits coastal states following an earthquake off ... Read more...

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Coast Guard regional headquarters for northeast


December 9th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India will set up a regional headquarters of its Coast Guard for the northeastern states having coastal areas along the Bay of Bengal by March ... Read more...

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Coast Guard to be largest water protection force by 2018


September 27th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard is all set to grow into one of the world's largest forces for protecting territorial waters by the end of 2018 ... Read more...

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US mobilises 6,500 troops for hurricane relief


August 28th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Some 6,500 US troops are being mobilised to conduct disaster relief and rescue missions in the country's east coast endangered by hurricane Irene, Xinhua reported.Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Millions vote for new assembly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu (Afternoon Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Millions in the politically crucial southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as the union territory of Puducherry Wednesday queued up at polling booths ... Read more...

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Terror shadow on cricket World Cup (Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Security has been stepped up across India, particularly in states hosting the World Cup cricket, following warnings of possible terror attacks by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists planning to strike during World Cup cricket matches’


March 9th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) World Cup 2011 cricket match venues could be attacked by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the terror outfit responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the Intelligence ... Read more...

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73 coastal police stations to be set up for enhancing security: Govt.


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday informed that under the Coastal Security Scheme, a total of 73 coastal police stations are to be set up, equipped ... Read more...

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Risk management project for Andhra, Orissa approved


January 6th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Union Cabinet today approved National Risk Management Project for Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. According to an official press release it is estimated to cost about 1496 crore ... Read more...

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No new projects in high erosion coastal zones: Ramesh


December 29th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) No new infrastructure projects will be allowed in the high erosion coastal zone in the country, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday.Ramesh said that the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Coastal security up after 26/11, says Chidambaram


October 27th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said coastal security has been strengthened in the country since after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.He also said that there was ... Read more...

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ADB to help protect coastal areas in three vulnerable Indian states


September 29th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.29 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping India protect its coastline affected by severe erosion.The ADB's Board of Directors today approved a multitranche financing facility of up ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to help India battle natural disasters


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $255 million assistance to India to help mitigate the risks and vulnerability of people to natural disasters. The first phase of India's National ... Read more...

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Sensitise fishermen on safety aspects: Coast Guard


June 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Thursday urged coastal states to sensitise fishermen about safety aspects while at sea. India's coastal security and preparedness to deal with anyoffshore threats ... Read more...

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BP Given Deadline To Thwart Oil Spill By The US Government


June 10th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Gulf of Mexico, June 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After much political debate and allegations of slackness, the US government has given BP 3 days time to come up with a potent ... Read more...

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India to study impact of global warming on coastal areas


May 12th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India Wednesday said it would initiate "hazard mapping" across its coastline to study the impact of global warming and assist in protecting coastal communities and infrastructure. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No tsunami threat to India due to Indonesia earthquake


May 9th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There is no immediate tsunami threat to the Indian mainland and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to the earthquake which hit Indonesia Sunday morning, the Indian ... Read more...

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Obama opens up coastal oil drilling, angers environmentalists


April 1st, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (DPA) President Barack Obama Wednesday backed new drilling for oil and natural gas off parts of the US coastline as a short-term, but necessary, solution to the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Secretary Clinton to travel to Canada to attend the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting


March 26th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will travel to Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada, for the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting on March 29-30, Assistant Secretary of State for ... Read more...

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VXL Technologies launches safety device for seafarers


March 4th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) To help the seafarers in distress, VXL Technologies has launched a global positioning system (GPS) based search-and-rescue beacon, called Distress Alert Transmitter (DAT), a company official said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Railway ministers should represent country, not state: Badal


February 25th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Lashing out at successive railway ministers for favouring their home states in allocation of railway projects and trains, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday said that ... Read more...

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NGOs to be involved in India’s 2011 census


February 20th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 20 (IANS) For the first time in India, non-government organisations (NGOs) will be involved in carrying out the country's gigantic 2011 census operation, officials said here Saturday. "Besides senior officials, ... Read more...

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All lighthouses along India’s coastline to have radars


January 28th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): To increase maritime security and minimise infiltration via sea route, the Indian Coast Guard will have radars fitted at all the lighthouses along the ... Read more...

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Coast Guard to triple force levels to check 26/11-type attacks


January 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard is all set to double its force levels and manpower in the next few years and triple it in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pakistan not taking enough steps to control terror groups, says Antony


January 9th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Jan 9(ANI): Concerned over reports of large number of militants from Pakistan waiting to cross Line of Control (LoC), Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said Pakistan is not taking action ... Read more...

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Coastal security is Centre’s highest priority: Antony


November 25th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): By giving top priority to coastal security the Union Government has placed an integrated approach to look after this.In a written reply to lawmaker A. Vijayaraghavan in ... Read more...

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More than 16,000 evacuated as Malaysian floods worsen


November 25th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25 (DPA) More than 16,000 Malaysians have evacuated their homes as flood waters continued to rise following incessant rainfall in six states, news reports said Wednesday. The onslaught of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Antony reviews progress in tightening coastal security


November 12th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday reviewed at a high-level meeting here the progress made in tightening the coastal security after the Mumbai terror attack last year. The meeting ... Read more...

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Govt. issues advisories to 8 coastal states and UTs over cyclone


November 11th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.11 (ANI): The Government on Wednesday issued advisories to eight coastal States and Union Territories over cyclone Phyan and put the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) batallions in Gujarat and ... Read more...

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Disaster control teams on alert for cyclone Phyan: Ministry


November 11th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The union home ministry put its disaster management teams on alert in Maharashtra and Gujarat to meet any eventuality as Cyclone Phyan crossed India's west coast and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India’s west coast on alert for Cyclone Phyan (Second Lead)


November 11th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Ahmedabad, Nov 11 (IANS) India's western coastal states went on a state of high alert as Cyclone Phyan moved menacingly over the Arabian Sea Wednesday afternoon, schools, colleges and offices shut in ... Read more...

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