GK Vasan

  • LS polls: GK Vasan seeks vote for Congress to ensure development in Puducherry April 19, 2014

    Asserting that the UPA Government had evolved several development projects for the union territory, Union Minister and senior Congress leader GK Vasan on Saturday asked the voters to support the party in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls so that they continue to get such benefits. Canvassing for Congress nominee and...
  • Lankan issue will not affect us in polls: Congress April 4, 2014

    Union Minister and senior Congress leader G K Vasan on Friday said the Centre's stand in abstaining from voting on a US resolution on alleged war crimes by Sri Lanka at UNHRC would not affect the party in the Lok Sabha elections. "No way the Sri Lankan issue will affect the...
  • Sailor in Togo jail: Wife urges Indian government to secure her husband's release December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: It has been six months since the crew of MT Centurion was detained in a Togo prison in West Africa. Adding to the woes of Aditi James, the wife of Captain Sunil James, their 11-month-old son who was suffering from septicemia died on December 2. Since then the...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM November 4, 2013

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in view of that nation's alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit Nov...
  • Oscar Fernandes joins 'Rahul for PM' clamour October 12, 2013

    Joining the "Rahul for PM" clamour in the Congress, Union Minister for Transport Road and Highways Oscar Fernandes, on Saturday, said that Rahul Gandhi had all capabilities to become the Prime Minister. "Rahul is a talented leader. He has all the capabilities to become Prime Minister," Fernandes, who was in Chennai...
  • Vasan against selling warship to Sri Lanka September 12, 2013

    Erode: Voicing opposition to Centre's proposal to supply two naval warships to Sri Lanka, Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has said he would urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to sell the vessels. "I am against the selling of warships to Sri Lanka. I will meet the Prime Minister soon and represent...
  • Efforts on to free captain of Indian ship, two crew members detained in Togo September 4, 2013

    Efforts are on to free the captain of an Indian merchant tanker, MT Ocean Centurion, detained along with two other crew members in a Togo prison in West Africa, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "Captain Sunil James of the Indian merchant ship MV Ocean Centurion along with two...
  • Govt to raise monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500 April 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan on Friday said the government has decided to increase the monthly pension for seafarers to Rs 500. Under the revised scheme, seafarers will earn Rs 500 per month as against Rs 200 now, Vasan told reporters on the sidelines of the 50th National Maritime...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Death toll 4, body of another sailor found November 2, 2012

    Chennai: The death toll in cyclone Nilam has gone up to four, after the body of yet another missing sailor was found on Friday. Earlier in the day, the bodies of two missing sailors were found. A total of five sailors went missing after their life boat was wrecked in...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Body of another sailor found, 3 missing November 2, 2012

    Chennai: Rescue and search operations yielded the body of yet another sailor, who had gone missing along with four others after cyclone Nilam wrecked their life boat off the Chennai coast. Early on Friday morning, the body of another was found, thus bringing the tally of those still missing down...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Body of another missing sailor found November 2, 2012

    Chennai: The body of one of the five missing sailors, whose lifeboat was wrecked in cyclone Nilam that hit the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday evening, has been found. The body has been sent to a government hospital for identification. The five sailors went missing after their life boat capsized...
  • 43 Indians under Somalian pirates captivity: Govt August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: As many as 43 Indians are under the captivity of Somalian pirates, the government said on Monday. "43 Indian citizens are under the custody of Somalian pirates as on date," Minister of Shipping GK Vasan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply. The government has set up an...
  • Centre to modernise all ports in India: Union Minister March 10, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: The Centre has proposed to modernise all the ports in the country to increase the overall capacity of Indian ports to 3,230 million tonnes by 2019-20 from the present 936 million tonnes, Union Minister for Shipping GK Vasan on Friday said. He said an investment of Rs 2.77...
  • Over 22 new projects in 2012: Shipping Minister February 20, 2012

    Chennai: The Shipping Ministry proposes to undertake over 22 new projects worth about Rs 16,000 crore in 2012, Shipping Minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "Around Rs 16,000 crore we have planned for around 22 projects this year. By end March, around five to six projects will positively come out. Already...
  • 'Guilty' Italian sailors can't be pardoned: Vasan February 20, 2012

    Chennai: The killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in firing allegedly by two Italian marines on board an oil tanker is an 'unpardonable crime' and the guilty would be punished, Shipping Minister GK Vasan said in Chennai on Monday. "As I have already said it is condemnable. They...