law of the sea

SC reserves verdict on Italian marines’ plea


September 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on the pleas by the Italian government and its two marines seeking the quashing of charges against them ... Read more...

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China protests Vietnam claim to islands


June 21st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China Thursday lodged a protest with Vietnam concerning the recent passing of a Vietnamese maritime law that extends the country's jurisdiction to islands claimed by China.Chinese ... Read more...

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India’s S. Rajan re-elected to UN sea body


June 7th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 7 (IANS) In a keenly contested election, India's candidate Dr. S. Rajan, has been re-elected to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) for ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to push for expansion of sea boundary


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka will push for expansion of its sea boundary, also known as the continental shelf, and send a delegation to the UN to ... Read more...

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US for resolving South China Sea row through dialogue


April 17th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid conflicting territorial claims over South China Sea and differences between India and China over exploration, the US Tuesday said the laws of the seas ... Read more...

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Men dump chivalry to flee sinking ships


April 15th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Titanic, it seems, was an exception. Men dump chivalry that places women and children first and flee sinking ships to try to save themselves, says a ... Read more...

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China moves to stop Japan maritime survey


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China's maritime authority said Friday it will boost surveillance in the East China Sea, and stop Japan's "illegal" survey activities.The remarks by an official with the ... Read more...

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Ban urges Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz


January 26th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iran not to block the Strait of Hormuz, saying it is important for international trade and commerce.Ban, who ... Read more...

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South China Sea discussed in Manmohan-Wen talks


November 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 18 (IANS) India Friday told China that its oil and gas explorations in the South China sea were purely a commercial activity.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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Balance is what matters in India-China ties: sources


November 17th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Sino-Indian equation was complex and the hardest to predict but it was a "full spectrum" relationship, officials said Thursday, striking an upbeat note ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make new law to fight piracy


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia is to have a new legislation to punish acts of piracy on the high seas that would be in keeping with the UN laws ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants to redraw sea border with India


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will approach the UN seeking to delineate its maritime borders in the Bay of Bengal with India and Myanmar.Bangladesh claims over 450 nautical miles from its ... Read more...

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India proposes five point plan to tackle piracy off Somalia


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India has proposed a five point plan to strengthen international cooperation, including tracking the trail of ransom money, to tackle the problem of piracy ... Read more...

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ASEM-8 leaders favour more sharing of intelligence inputs to curb sea piracy


October 6th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay SinghBrussels, Oct.5 (ANI): Taking a serious view of the growing menace of piracy at sea, the world leaders who converged here for the 8th Asia-Europe meet summit, on Tuesday gave ... Read more...

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Norway to help African countries control coastal resources


September 21st, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Norway will help six African countries gain control of the oil and gas resources located off their coastal borders. According to an agreement to be signed in New ... Read more...

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China opposed “internationalizing” South China Sea issue


July 31st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): China on Friday said that it was opposed to "internationalizing" the South China Sea issue.A spokesman of the Chinese defence ministry called on the United States to ... Read more...

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Rising sea level could erase island nations from the face of Earth


February 4th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the dangerous rise in sea level from anthropogenic global warming could erase some island states from the face of the Earth, but ... Read more...

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Bangladesh backs India for UN seat, to fast-track boundary solution


January 13th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Turning a new chapter in their ties, India and Bangladesh have decided to fast-track the solution to their boundary dispute and fight terrorism under a new ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to discuss maritime dispute


January 8th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Resolution of the maritime boundary dispute will be an important item on their summit agenda when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh holds talks with his Bangladesh counterpart ... Read more...

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Dhaka, Yangon hold talks over sea border demarcation


January 8th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday began maritime boundary talks with Myanmar as it notified India to expedite a similar process that will be discussed during the summit level talks in New ... Read more...

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Vietnam protests China’s tourism plan in disputed islands


January 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Jan 5 (DPA) Vietnam protested a Chinese proposal to begin tourist visits to the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, local media reported Tuesday. The Chinese State Council ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh maritime dispute impacts oil prospecting


December 13th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Their relations are improving, but India and Bangladesh are yet to agree on the composition of a tribunal to resolve their old maritime dispute that ... Read more...

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Dhaka to survey Bay of Bengal to fix maritime boundary


October 21st, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to conduct a seismic survey in the Bay of Bengal to gather data for delineating its maritime boundaries with India and Myanmar. Dhaka needs the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks UN to settle sea boundary with India, Myanmar


October 8th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has officially asked for arbitration under the United Nations Convention on Law of the Seas for its maritime boundary dispute with India and Myanmar. "We have decided to ... Read more...

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Pak rights body wants Islamabad, New Delhi to take up plight of arrested nationals


August 6th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 6 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged India and Pakistan reconsider the plight of each other's nationals incarcerated in prisons across the border, as both the ... Read more...

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Productive oceans integral to human well-being, says Ban Ki-moon


June 7th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 7 (IANS) Safe, healthy and productive oceans are integral to human well-being, economic security and sustainable development, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday. In a message on the eve ... Read more...

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Dhaka to take its maritime boundary row with India to UN


May 12th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh is preparing to take to the UN its maritime boundary row with India and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal. "We are making preparations to put forward our ... Read more...

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‘US ship violated international laws by confronting Chinese vessel’


May 7th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): China's Foreign Ministry has said that the US surveillance ship that got into a confrontation with Chinese fishing vessels on Friday in the Yellow Sea violated international ... Read more...

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UN allows use of force against pirates off Somalia coast


October 8th, 2008 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorized the use of force to stop piracy against ships off Somalia, while the European Union is studying sending a military mission ... Read more...

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Spain says it’ll share disputed treasure trove with Peru


June 27th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) Spain has said it is ready to share with Peru a disputed treasure trove worth millions of dollars salvaged from a shipwreck, claiming it is a part of ... Read more...

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Russia prepares for future combat in the Arctic


June 24th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 24 (RIA Novosti) Russia must be ready to fight wars in the Arctic to protect its national interests in a region that contains large and untapped deposits of natural ... Read more...

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Arctic border states agree to cooperate


May 29th, 2008 - 7:31 am ICT by admin
DPA Copenhagen/Ilulissat, Greenland, May 29 (DPA) The five countries bordering the Arctic Wednesday agreed to "the orderly settlement of any possible overlapping claims" in a move to avert conflicts over the potential oil ... Read more...

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