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Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China Friday with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions of the country.Kai-Tak, the 13th ... Read more...

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Villagers observe ‘black day’ against N-plant


August 15th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) People in some villages in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district Wednesday observed a 'black day' to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, an activist said.Villagers in ... Read more...

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India releases Sri Lankan boats, fishermen


August 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Coast Guard has released 11 Sri Lankan fishermen who were detained in Indian waters in May along with two fishing boats, it was announced ... Read more...

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China not for war in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese military has denied that Beijing is preparing for war to defend territory in the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng was speaking Tuesday ... Read more...

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Water colour struggles to breathe in age of new media art (Feature) (With Image)


July 29th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The dark silhouettes of fishing boats anchored on the edge of the water in a misty haze of brown, ochre, black and inky blue draw ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to free fishermen


July 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India Thursday asked Sri Lanka to release 23 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested on charges of entering the island nation's waters on humanitarian grounds.External Affairs ... Read more...

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Release Indian and Pakistani fishermen, say activists


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A group of activists working towards improving India-Pakistan relations Monday wrote to Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai ahead of his meeting with his counterpart in Pakistan and ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Navy harassing Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with Colombo the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the ... Read more...

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Take up fishermen harassment issue with Sri Lankan government: Jayalalithaa


June 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai June 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of harassment of fishermen by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia detained in Kerala


June 5th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Around 150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia by sea were apprehended in Kollam by Kerala police and 27 of them, including six children, were Tuesday ... Read more...

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Italian marines case: Kerala Police file chargesheet


May 18th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, May 18 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) of the Kerala Police Friday filed a chargesheet against two Italian marines accused of shooting dead two Indian fishermen from aboard ... Read more...

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Beijing-Manila row over island


May 8th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China has slammed Manila's attempt to rename Huangyan Island as Beijing is set to launch its first deep water oil rig in the South China Sea.Manila ... Read more...

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Fishermen case withdrawal: Achuthanandan alleges conspiracy


April 28th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Kerala V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday alleged a conspiracy in the withdrawal of court cases by the families of two fishermen shot dead in ... Read more...

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Foreign ships plying close to Indian coast warned


March 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) A top Indian maritime authority has called upon all foreign vessels plying close to the Indian coast to exercise "extreme caution" before responding to any situation, ... Read more...

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Italian cruise ship adrift off Seychelles after fire


February 28th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 27 (IANS) An Italian cruise ship was adrift off the Indian Ocean island country of Seychelles following a fire on board. All passengers and crew were however safe, ... Read more...

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Three Indian fishermen land in Pakistani judicial custody


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Three Indian fishermen who were detained a few days ago in Pakistan's port city Karachi have been sent to judicial custody.The Maritime Security Agency had detained ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka fishermen clash with cops over fuel price hike


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka Wednesday as fishermen protested a hike in fuel price. One fisherman was killed and many others were injured ... Read more...

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India raises stone-pelting on Indian fishermen with Sri Lanka


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday said it has raised the issue of stone-pelting on Indian fishing boats in Sri Lankan waters."We have seen reports of incidents involving stone ... Read more...

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Navy rescues 11 fishermen, Andhra coast on high alert (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) An Indian Navy helicopter Thursday rescued 11 fishermen trapped in the Bay of Bengal as the official machinery in the coastal Andhra geared up to face ... Read more...

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Bangladesh issues cyclone alert


December 29th, 2011 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh has issued an alert over Cyclone Thane that is heading towards its southeast coast.The storm was about 1,200 km from the Chittagong port, the meteorological ... Read more...

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High tidal waves lash Andhra coast


December 28th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Fear gripped coastal Andhra as high tidal waves lashed the coast under the impact of cyclonic storm 'Thane' which is set to cross the coast between ... Read more...

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India should assert with Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa


November 16th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the central government to assert itself and tell Sri Lanka to control "rogue elements" in its navy ... Read more...

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Coast Guard, navy should protect fishermen, says court


October 14th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench Friday directed the central government to provide two-tier security for Indian fishermen by the Indian Coast Guard and navy.In ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to set up fisheries varsity


September 13th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to set up a fisheries university in Nagapattinam district, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Tuesday.The chief minister informed the state ... Read more...

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Four fishing boats sink off Maharashtra town, 18 missing


September 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), Sep 3 (IANS) At least 18 fishermen are reported missing and 16 were rescued after four fishing boats overturned and sank in the stormy Arabian Sea off Alibaug ... Read more...

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Off Mumbai, coast not clear of maritime disasters


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The sinking of a ship loaded with 60,000 tonnes of coal and 340 tonnes of fuel and diesel that is now leaking oil is the latest ... Read more...

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1.3 mn evacuated as Muifa brushes past China (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 1.3 million people were evacuated as the tropical storm Muifa brushed past China's eastern coast, Xinhua reported Monday.Muifa, after crossing China, made a landfall ... Read more...

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Over 360,000 people evacuated in east China as storm nears (Lead)


August 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 360,000 people were evacuated in China's Shandong province Monday as a tropical storm continued to move along the country's eastern coast. More than 20,000 ... Read more...

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Over 100,000 evacuated in China as storm approaches


August 8th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) More than 100,000 people were evacuated in China's Shandong province Monday as tropical storm Muifa continued to move along the country's eastern coast. Over 20,000 fishing ... Read more...

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Shanghai closes major bridges as typhoon sweeps past


August 7th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 7 (IANS) Shanghai Sunday closed a second major sea bridge linking the urban area to an outlying island amid gusts powered by Typhoon Muifa that swept across the ... Read more...

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Fishing boats with 200 people missing off China coast


August 6th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Over 10 fishing boats with about 200 people on board were reported missing off east China's coast Saturday morning, said authorities.The fishing boats were on their ... Read more...

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75,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 75,000 people were Friday evacuated from the southern regions of China as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal areas, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island ... Read more...

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27,000 evacuated as Nock-Ten storm hits China


July 29th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Over 27,000 people were Friday evacuated from a south China province as tropical storm Nock-Ten hit the coastal region, officials said.Nock-Ten hit the southern island province ... Read more...

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China braces for tropical storm Nock-Ten


July 29th, 2011 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Thousands of fishing boats have been ordered to return to the coast as southern China braces for tropical storm Nock-Ten that killed at least 31 people ... Read more...

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