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Goa puts a freeze on new ore carrying barges


July 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Heavy river traffic has forced inland marine authorities in Goa to put a temporary freeze on the number of barges plying the rivers, ferrying iron ore ... Read more...

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Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

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Ensure safety and security in the seas: PM


October 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Calling for increasing Indian control over its maritime activity to ensure safety and security on the seas, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said India's maritime ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to head 34-member government


May 16th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa will head a 34-member ministry after taking over as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, an official statement said late Sunday.Jayalalithaa ... Read more...

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Scams in Orissa port sector, alleges anti-graft group


April 5th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) Anti-corruption group Transparency International Monday alleged a scam in the port sector activities in Orissa and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ... Read more...

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Apex court allows iron ore export from major Karnataka ports


February 11th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday allowed the export of the iron ore lying at major ports of Karnataka. As the state government had banned the ore's offshore movement ... Read more...

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Karnataka put on high alert over year-end terror threat


December 27th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) Police and paramilitary forces in Karnataka, particularly in the coastal areas, have been placed on high alert following warnings of possible terror strikes in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Coastal norms must address Konkan’s needs: Chavan


December 26th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) The revised Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) guidelines, which will be announced by the union environment ministry in two weeks, must address the concerns of the Konkan region, Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Banning export no solution to illegal iron ore mining: Sharma


September 12th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Se 11 (IANS) Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Saturday told the Karnataka government that banning iron ore export was not the solution to check illegal mining in the state. "Just ... Read more...

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Banning iron ore export makes no economic sense, says FIMI


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Tuesday ridiculed the Karnataka government for banning export of iron ore, as it is not used by Indian steel plants ... Read more...

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Karnataka ban on iron ore exports unlawful: mining lobby


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Tuesday termed the Karnataka government order of July 26 banning iron ore exports from minor ports in the state as unconstitutional ... Read more...

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Pak confiscated boats leave Veraval fishermen in state of lament


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Veraval (Gujarat), Dec.3 (ANI): Ever since their boats were confiscated by Pakistan authorities, fishermen of Veraval and other minor ports in Gujarat are in trouble.The names and registration numbers of their boats, ... Read more...

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Costal security force to be operational in two years: Navy


December 1st, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) The "Sagar Prahri Bal" (SPB), which has been sanctioned for safeguarding India's coastal territory, will be introduced in the next two years with an induction of 1,000-odd security ... Read more...

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PM chairs high-level security meet


August 1st, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday chaired a high-level meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the situation arising out of intelligence alerts over possible ... Read more...

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Goan casinos seek cut in proposed entry fee


July 30th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) In a collective response to the "tough" measures proposed in Goa's additional budget 2009-10, the offshore casino industry has objected to the proposed 10-fold increase in the entry ... Read more...

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Goa to stop five offshore casinos after their permits lapse


July 27th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) Goa Ports Minister Francisco Pacheco Monday told the state assembly that no activity would be permitted now on the five offshore casinos whose no objection certificates (NOC) for ... Read more...

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India’s west coast on terror alert: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 1st, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) Intelligence agencies have indicated a terror threat along India's west coast, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday but clarified that it did not mean a terror attack ... Read more...

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Gujarat ports on alert after IB warning


July 1st, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 1 (IANS) All 41 major and minor ports along Gujarat's 1,600-km coastline have been put on high alert following an Intelligence Bureau (IB) alert that terrorists could target maritime facilities ... Read more...

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Ports along Kutch asked to warn ships of bad weather


June 26th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 26 (IANS) Ports along the Kutch region in Gujarat's northern coast have been asked by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue warning to ships about rough weather in the ... Read more...

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Offshore casino deadlock: Operators, Goa officials to meet


June 16th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) Representatives of the offshore casino operators and the Goa government's ports department will meet Wednesday, in an attempt to break the deadlock between the two parties as the ... Read more...

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Standoff over offshore casino continues in Goa


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 3 (IANS) The standoff between the offshore casino operators and the Goa administration continues with the former refusing to budge from the river Mandovi, off Panaji. While the captain of ... Read more...

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Goa undertakes survey to plug holes in coastal security


May 27th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) In a bid to plug holes in the security along its 105 km coastline, the Goa government's marine agencies have launched an exhaustive survey of illegally built jetties ... Read more...

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Goa government forcing us to leave: casino operators


May 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Goa government is forcing offshore casinos to move their vessels out of the Mandovi river and park them into a bay "known for choppy seas and ... Read more...

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Goa’s offshore casinos should be 12 nautical miles from shore: expert


March 6th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Offshore casinos in Goa do not conform to the definition of the term "offshore" accepted by the global shipping community, which is 12 nautical miles from the shore, ... Read more...

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All coastal police stations and check posts be operationalised: Home Secretary


December 5th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta on Friday stressed that all 73 coastal security police stations, 97 check posts and 58 outposts should become fully operational within ... Read more...

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Coast Guard defending India’s shores with depleted assets


December 3rd, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The brazen Mumbai terror attack has underlined that India's vast 7,516-km-long coastline is the country's Achilles' heel with the Coast Guard grappling with depleted assets and a ... Read more...

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20 killed in heavy rains in Tamil Nadu


November 25th, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains continued to lash Tamil Nadu for the third day Tuesday, officials said.According to press statements from the government, the ... Read more...

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Cruise tourism can grow three-fold by 2010, says study


August 31st, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Cruise tourism industry can grow three-fold in the country provided the government focuses more on developing physical infrastructure and streamlining immigration and custom checks process, a study ... Read more...

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Startek to finalise location for its new shipyard


April 16th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The city based Startek Shipyards Pvt Ltd will shortly finalise the location for its second shipyard. Deepak Rao Beedu, executive director, told IANS: "We are looking at Chennai ... Read more...

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