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Fishermen ask PM to cancel n-projects in costal areas


August 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Fishworker's Forum (NFF)- one of the largest organisations of fishermen in India - Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking for immediate ... 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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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...

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Italians feel their sailors were only ‘doing duty’


March 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS) While the alleged killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian Marines has ignited a diplomatic debate between India and Italy, people in this country are sorry ... Read more...

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Court tells Italian ship owner to deposit Rs.2.5 million (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday asked the owners of the Italian vessel, anchored near the Kochi coast after a shooting row, to furnish a bank guarantee ... Read more...

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Court tells Italian ship owner to deposit Rs.2.5 million


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday asked the owners of the Italian vessel, anchored near the Kochi coast after a shooting row, to furnish a bank guarantee ... Read more...

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Italy investigates why ship docked in Kerala (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Italian authorities are probing why its merchant ship ignored the Italian Navy's objections and docked in Kerala leading to the arrest of two of its marines ... Read more...

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Italy probes why ship docked in India


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities here are probing why an Italian ship ignored the Italian Navy's objections and docked in Kerala leading to the arrest of two Marines over the ... Read more...

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Italian ship to be searched for weapon, victim’s kin seek relief (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS) A day after two Italian ship officials were sent to police custody for killing two Indian fishermen, a Kerala court Tuesday allowed investigators to look for ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killers must be punished: Vasan


February 20th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan Monday said the killing of two Indian fishermen by security personnel of an Italian ship is an unpardonable crime. He told reporters ... Read more...

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China’s exploration in Indian Ocean outside Indian waters: Antony


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) China's 15-year contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA) for prospecting and exploring for polymetallic sulphides in the southwest Indian Ocean ridge is beyond India's ... Read more...

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Indian Navy to induct 24 long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft


December 5th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The Indian Navy will acquire 12 more long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft in addition to the 12 Boeing P-8I aircraft already ordered or ... Read more...

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Will ensure Pavit incident does not happen again: Navy chief (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Merchant vessel MT Pavit, that drifted into the Indian waters without being detected and raised coastal security fears, was an "aberration", navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma ... Read more...

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Adrift ship MT Pavit an aberration, says navy chief


August 20th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Merchant vessel MT Pavit, that drifted into the Indian waters without being detected and raised coastal security fears, was an "aberration", navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma ... Read more...

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New Coast Guard base in Gandhinagar


August 10th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A new regional headquarter of the Coast Guard has been set up in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.This is in addition ... Read more...

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Antony to chair meeting on ship incidents


August 8th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will Wednesday chair a meeting of maritime security brass from the navy and the coast guard to assess how an unmanned ... Read more...

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Coast guard lacks teeth to defend India’s coast: CAG (Lead)


August 5th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The government auditors Friday brought out wide gaps in the country's coastal security, saying the coast guard (CG) lacks adequate force levels to keep a ... Read more...

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Coast Guard lacks teeth to safeguard India’s coast: CAG


August 5th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, the government auditors Friday brought out the wide gaps in India's coastal security, saying that the Coast Guard (CG) lacks adequate ... Read more...

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India repatriates 91 Pakistanis


July 26th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), July 26 (IANS) Seen as a confidence building measure, India Tuesday repatriated through the land route here 91 Pakistanis who had been jailed in Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana.They ... Read more...

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India frees 14 Pakistani prisoners (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen Pakistanis walked home to freedom from the Attari border checkpost near here Tuesday, after being released from prisons in four states.They included 10 Pakistani fishermen ... Read more...

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India releases 14 Pakistani prisoners


June 28th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 28 (IANS) Fourteen Pakistanis walked home to freedom from the Attari border here Tuesday, after being released from prisons in four states.They included 10 Pakistani fishermen who had ... Read more...

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New interceptor boat for coast guard in Gujarat


June 17th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) will get a new interceptor boat Saturday for deployment along Gujarat's Okha coast to tackle 26/11-type terror threats and piracy ... Read more...

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No information about oil rigs safety: RTI activist


May 16th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Indian government has failed to provide information about the department tasked with ensuring safety of oil rigs in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) ... Read more...

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Released Pakistani man brings good news from India


April 13th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Steadfast devotion, uncanny coincidence and real-life adventure... packing all the elements in is the story of Pakistani fisherman Abdul Rasheed Gugo, swept away into Indian waters ... Read more...

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14 Pakistanis held from Indian waters


April 5th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 5 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard intercepted a Pakistani boat off Gujarat's Kutch district Tuesday and arrested the 14 people on it for illegally entering Indian waters, officials ... Read more...

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Patrol frequency in Indian waters increased to thwart Somali pirates


March 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Port Klang (Malaysia), Mar. 19 (ANI): Indian Coast Guard Deputy Inspector General S.D. Bhanot has said that the frequency of patrols have been increased to keep the Somali pirates at bay, thereby ... Read more...

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Seven Pakistani nationals arrested off Jhakhau coast


March 13th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar, Mar 13 (ANI): Seven Pakistani nationals have been arrested by the Coast Guard for trespassing into Indian waters near Jhakhau off the west coast of Kutch district.They were brought to ... Read more...

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India mulls law to battle sea pirates


March 12th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India is mulling a domestic law to check growing piracy on the sea, official sources said Saturday, adding pirates off the Somali coast were now ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka releases Indian fishermen (Lead, changing dateline)


February 18th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) All the 136 Indian fishermen detained early this week by Sri Lanka for straying into its waters were released Friday. Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has detained four Sri ... Read more...

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India concerned, hopes Sri Lanka will free arrested fishermen


February 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Conveying its "deep concern" over the detention of 136 Indian fishermen in Jaffna, India Thursday asked the Sri Lankan government to take "necessary" steps to set ... Read more...

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Captured Somali pirates brought to Mumbai


February 10th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The 28 Somali pirates who had hijacked INS Prantalay-11 and were captured Sunday, were brought to Mumbai Thursday, an official said here.Giving information on the operation where the ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi asks Colombo to respect bilateral accord on fishermen


February 1st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Slamming the Sri Lankan Navy for the alleged killing of Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday asked the Rajapaksa government to respect a ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi calls for plugging gaps in southern coast security


February 1st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Warning of a security threat to the nation through the southern coast, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Tuesday called for "attention through resources and personnel", ... Read more...

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Four Indian boats, 13 fishermen taken away to Pakistan


January 18th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Porbandar, Jan 18 (IANS) Four Indian fishing boats with 13 fishermen on board have been kidnapped by Pakistan's Marine Security while they were sailing in Indian waters, an official said here Tuesday.According ... Read more...

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Pirates seize Indian vessel with 14 crew off Oman (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) An Indian cargo vessel with 14 crew members on board has been hijacked by suspected Somali pirates off the coast of Oman, navy and Indian Maritime authorities ... Read more...

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