2,000-year-old stone anchor offers clues to Indo-Arab trade

May 22nd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 22 (IANS) Scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) have found an Indo-Arabic stone anchor off the Kutch coast in Gujarat that offers significant clues to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mumbai’s Versova to get fishing harbour: Kamat

September 23rd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) A fishing harbour will come up at Versova village in northwest Mumbai, as long demanded by the residents, local MP Gurudas Kamat said Friday."The Maharashtra government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka to spend $1.6 bn to dredge 53 rivers

October 6th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's Planning Commission has approved a $1.69 billion mega plan to dredge 53 of its major waterways over the next eight years and has invited investment proposals to ... Read more...

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Drought leaves 160 boats stranded in China river

January 13th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), Jan 13 (Xinhua) About 160 boats were stranded in a river in south China's Guangdong province after a drought lowered the water to a level where navigation was not possible.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kolkata Port Trust to get four more dredgers

October 18th, 2008 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will get four additional dredgers for clearing the channels at Haldia port where siltation is causing severe problems for cargo movements, a top ... Read more...

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Haldia docks face severe problem as water level falls

September 30th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) The Haldia docks may face severe problems in the coming winter starting this November as the depth of water in the Hooghly river has gone down since August, ... Read more...

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Mercator Lines announces 1st Quarter results for FY 2008-09

July 29th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 29 (ANI/Business Wire India ): On a consolidated basis, Mercator Lines Limited has achieved an operating income of Rs. 492.90 crores as compared to Rs. 269.77 crores in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea dredging affecting Olive Ridley turtles, says green body

April 5th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) One of nature's greatest spectacles - the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles - has been badly hit by sea dredging for constructing a port near the Gahirmatha ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |