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Merchant Navy to scriptwriting - Bikram Sandhu explores new avenues


June 24th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) There are certain things money can't buy - and for Merchant Navy serviceman Bikram Sandhu, this couldn't be more than true.Life at sea was ... Read more...

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Man held for cheating merchant navy aspirants


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 37-year-old man was arrested for cheating several people on the pretext of giving them jobs in merchant navy, police said here Friday.Gurusharan Singh of ... Read more...

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Meerut man wins Rs.5 mn on ‘Sach Ka Saamna’ (With Images)


March 28th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Raj Thakur from Meerut won Rs.5 million on "Sach Ka Saamna", the first contestant to do so on the controversial show.A fitness trainer and an ... Read more...

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Goa’s NRI office to help migrant workers


October 13th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Goa's commissionerate of Non Resident Indian (NRI) affairs Thursday said it will tie up with other central government agencies and Indian embassies to intervene in cases ... Read more...

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Goa sets up panel against fake recruitment agents


September 12th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The Goa government has formed a high level committee to protect aspirants seeking jobs abroad from being duped by fake agents.The committee will be headed by ... 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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Ex-merchant navy officer held for fraud, Rs.1 crore seized


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 28-year-old ex-deck officer in the merchant navy was arrested from Jharkhand for duping over 70 students from private coaching centres of over Rs.1 crore ... Read more...

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Collective steps needed to tackle terror: Rehman Malik


July 25th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Collective steps are needed to tackle the growing menace of terrorism in the SAARC countries, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said."Pakistan, Afghanistan and India are ... Read more...

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Kashmir merchant navy officer missing


May 31st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 31 (IANS) A merchant navy officer from Jammu and Kashmir has gone missing from his tanker vessel since May 27, three days after leaving an Australian port for ... Read more...

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Chennai’s Divyadharshini tops civil services exam


May 11th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Chennai-based qualified lawyer and banker S. Divyadharshini topped the 2010 All India Civil Services Examination, the results of which were declared Wednesday.Second-ranker Sweta Mohanty ... Read more...

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Seaman arrested with fake dollars


May 4th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A merchant navy officer was arrested with counterfeit dollars with face value of $10,000 while trying to exchange them for Indian currency here, police said ... Read more...

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Back from captivity, Punjab sailors dream of next voyage


April 28th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) It is said the only time a sailor feels at home is when he is at sea. Demonstrating this spirit, two young sailors from Punjab, ... Read more...

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In words: A medley of spirituality, tolerance, trees (IANS Books This Week)


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Non-fiction calls the shots on the weekend book cart. Pick up the gems as you read on.1. "Daughters: A Story of Five Generations"; Written by ... Read more...

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Abducted Indian sailors’ families demand action from government


March 6th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Family members of six Indian sailors, held captive by Somali pirates for over seven months, Sunday urged the central government to intervene and to ensure ... Read more...

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Families of hijacked Indian sailors demand prompt government action


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): While the government today said all efforts are being made for the release of six Indian hostages held captive on board an Egyptian cargo ship by Somali pirates ... Read more...

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Sailing dreams go sour, eight Indians ‘held’ in Iran


December 27th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Dec 27 (IANS) Around a year ago, nine Indian young men embarked from Dubai for on-ship training - sailing high on their Merchant Navy dreams. But today, one ... Read more...

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Bahamas-flagged merchant vessel escapes pirate attack


November 17th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
MOMBASA, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- A Bahamas-flagged merchant vessel on early Tuesday morning escaped a pirate attack thanks to the implementation of the protection measures, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ... Read more...

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Family of 10 stable after fasting for 30 days at Ajmer


October 12th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Oct 12 (IANS) The condition of 10 members of a family from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh who were fasting for the last over 30 days at Sufi saint Hazrat Chisti's dargah ... Read more...

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Merchant navy sailor found dead near railway tracks


September 10th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) The body of a merchant navy sailor, who worked with a Singapore-based company, was found near the railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district Friday, police said. Thirty-five-year-old Gurbachan ... Read more...

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Indian Navy foils another piracy attempt in Gulf of Aden


September 6th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Navy ship prevented Somalian and Yemeni pirates from hijacking 12 merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden Sunday, an official defence spokesperson said Monday. This is the ... Read more...

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Merchant navy aspirant falls to death


April 13th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A merchant navy aspirant died after falling in mysterious circumstances from his third floor rented accommodation in west Delhi Monday, police said Tuesday. Manoj Kumar, 20, a resident ... Read more...

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Governor calls for top priority to sailors’ safety


March 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the growing incidents of sea piracy, armed robbery and hostage-taking on the high seas, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Wednesday said that top priority must ... Read more...

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Hyderabad student shot dead in US


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Washington, March 23 (IANS) A 28-year-old Indian student from Hyderabad working as a part-time clerk at a convenience store in Oklahama has been shot dead by unidentified men. Prashanth Goinaka, who had ... Read more...

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Purana Villa offers kebabs, curries with a twist (IANS Food Review, With images)


March 20th, 2010 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman If you're game for some innovative Indian cuisine, try a visit to Purana Villa in South Delhi. It offers a delightful spread of delicate kebabs, currys and kormas - some ... Read more...

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Prince William passes air crash escape test with flying colours


January 29th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): Prince William was successful in escaping an aircraft that crashed under water, as part of a drill in his training as a search and rescue pilot.The Prince ... Read more...

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Meet the real Dennis the Menace


October 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): The real life inspiration for Dennis the Menace, one of Britian's favourite cartoon characters, has been revealed.Sporting spiky hair as a kid, Robert Fair, a former merchant navy ... Read more...

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Three merchant navy personnel killed in road accident


August 4th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 4 (IANS) Three merchant navy personnel, who had come to Madhya Pradesh's Indore town to attend a marriage ceremony, died in a road accident in Bhanwarkuan area of the district, ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad man tests positive for swine flu


June 21st, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 21 (IANS) A Ghaziabad resident, who works as a marine engineer with the merchant navy and recently returned from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, has been tested positive ... Read more...

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Not bijli, paani - this party campaigns for judicial reforms


April 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Unlike other political parties' leaders, candidates of the Bharat Punarnirman Dal (BPD) - a congregation of former IITians and professionals - are taking up issues such as ... Read more...

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Jalandhar youth stabbed to death in Glasgow


April 1st, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, March 31 (IANS) A family in this Punjab city has been left shattered after it received news that their son was stabbed to death in an unprovoked incident in Glasgow city ... Read more...

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There merges a friend and a shippie


March 16th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Well the idea happens to be exactly the same. Rakeshh Paaul on Saturday night announced his new venture with partner and long time friend Captain S. Nangia to take their friendship one ... Read more...

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Sailors, kin of convicted Indian shipping officers of mot Hebei Spirit seek justice


January 10th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): Merchant navy sailors and relations of Captain Jasprit Chawla and Chief Officer Shyam Chetan, the two convicted Indian shipping officers of vlcc (very large crude carrier) ''Hebei ... Read more...

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Swiss to use military to protect ships against piracy


December 22nd, 2008 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Berne, Dec 22 (DPA) Switzerland is to protect its ships near the Horn of Africa by military means, Swiss President Pascal Couchepin said in an interview published Sunday in the weekly SonntagsZeitung."There ... Read more...

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Lack of consensus holding back anti-piracy policy: Experts


November 20th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Lack of global consensus on formulating a coherent anti-piracy policy under the auspices of the UN is holding back India from acting against Somali pirates, security analysts ... Read more...

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‘We will celebrate with the crew of Stolt Valor’ (Lead)


November 17th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Captain Pannikar Unnikrishna's joy knows no bounds. He spoke to his son, one of the 18 Indian sailors on board the hijacked Japanese vessel Mt Stolt Valor ... Read more...

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