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  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Indian-origin researcher in US unveils robot for port scan September 27, 2014

    Boston: A low-cost football-sized robot has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US to perform underwater ultrasound scan at ports to spot concealed contrabands. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors' water tanks, the robot could also inspect ships for the false hulls...
  • All 12 sea ports to be connected with railroads, says Nitin Gadkari September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The government plans to work towards directly connecting all 12 major sea ports with railroads and start a roll-on-roll-off service to transport vehicles easily from factories, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "We plan to connect all major 12 ports with direct rail connectivity for...
  • Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain September 17, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports. Typhoon Kalmaegi, packing gusts of 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour, was centred 400 kilometres...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • No confirmation yet if people found in shipping container in UK are Indians: MEA August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that there was no confirmation whether people found in the shipping container were Indians. The remarks came in the backdrop of UK media reports suggesting that 35 illegal migrants trespassing into the United Kingdom via waterways in the...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 June 20, 2014

    (Scroll down for ballbyball commentary) Day 4 Roundup: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a serieslevelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test. New Zealand, facing a firstinnings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened June 16, 2014

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • Rain washes out South Africa-Australia 1st Twenty20 March 9, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia were denied potentially useful preparation for the World Twenty20 tournament when the first of their three-match series was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday. Rain fell throughout the morning at St. George's Park. Although it halted briefly around the time that the Twenty20...
  • Belekeri mining case: CBI raids 19 locations across India February 6, 2014

    Bangalore: The CBI is currently carrying out searches across 19 locations in India in the Belekeri mining case. Places include Bangalore, Bellary, Hospet, Sandur, Goa, Salem, Kolkata, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Those raided are public servants and private individuals. This is in connection with the 22 cases the agency had registered...
  • Chennai: 16 nations to participate in India Navy's MILAN 2014 January 24, 2014

    Chennai: A total of 16 navies from the Indian Ocean Region are participating in 'MILAN 2014', the biennial international naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands between February 5 and 9. Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka,...
  • PPPAC appraises five proposals in port sector December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) has appraised five proposals in the port sector. The projects will now be recommended for grant of final approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The Ministry of Shipping will submit a Cabinet Note to the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Aston Martin crash: Complainant identifies RIL employee as driver December 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The complainant in the accident in Mumbai involving an Aston Martin has identified the driver as 55yearold Bansilal Joshi, an RIL employee, in her statement recorded before the magistrate. The complainant Foram Ruparel, who had been changing her statements earlier, has now said that it was Joshi behind the...
  • Reliance Port Aston Martin crash: 2 days after mishap, no headway yet December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: It has been two days since an Aston Martin owned by Reliance Port Industries hit two other cars and a private bus injuring three people, but the Mumbai Police is yet to make any arrests. The statement of the driver has already been recorded. The speeding Aston Martin had crashed...
  • India will extend cultural ties with Trinidad and Tobago, says Chandresh Katoch November 4, 2013

    Culture minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch, along with the Trinidad and Tobago authorities, has drawn up a new road map to enhance cooperation between the two countries. "Our two countries have a long history of diplomatic relations and my visit should enable enhancement of the cultural ties and peopletopeople relationships between them,"...
  • FIR against Mallya, Kingfisher for nonpayment of airport fees October 25, 2013

    An FIR was filed against liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his cashstrapped Kingfisher Airlines on a criminal complaint by Bangalore International Airport Limited for nonpayment of user development fees and passenger service fees to it on Friday. "We have filed an FIR against Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines...," Assistant Police Commissioner...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Cargo ship feared sunk, search on for 20 crew members October 13, 2013

    A cargo ship, MV Bingo is believed to have sunk in the rough seas caused by cyclonic storm Phailin with its crew on a lifeboat last sighted east of Sagar in West Bengal, a top Kolkata Port Trust official said on Sunday. "The Panamaregistered cargo ship MV Bingo is feared sunk...
  • People flee before cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast October 12, 2013

    Carrying their baggage, thousands of people are leaving the port town of Paradip to escape the wrath of the severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin' which is expected to make landfall in Odisha in less than 24 hours. The people, most of them workers of different industries including Oil Refinery of Indian Oil...
  • Italy: 114 African migrants killed as ship catches fire, capsizes off Lampedusa October 4, 2013

    The rickety fishing boat was the third of the night to head toward the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, overloaded with African migrants seeking a better life in Europe. Most never reached shore. After the boat started taking on water, someone on board set a fire to get the attention of...
  • Navy to induct 4-5 warships every year: Vice chief September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian navy plans to induct 4-5 warships every year in the coming decade, Vice Chief of Naval Staff RK Dhowan said on Monday. Vice Admiral Dhowan was speaking at the curtain raiser ceremony of the first naval and maritime exposition and conference being organised by industry body CII from...
  • Indian tanker MT Desh Shanti allowed to leave after 26 days in detention September 7, 2013

    Having been in detention for nearly 26 days at Iran's Bandar Abbas Port, Indian oil tanker MT Desh Shanti has finally been allowed to leave, two days after the central Iranian authorities ordered its release. "MT Desh Shanti was finally released at 2345 hrs (IST) on September 6th and the vessel...
  • Caribbean venues packed again thanks to CPL Twenty20 August 24, 2013

    Port of Spain: Cricket in the West Indies has been played against a sorry backdrop of half-empty stadiums for years but the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 competition has finally reignited the imagination of the fans. With bumper crowds, investment from Hollywood celebrities, international television distribution and plenty of local...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local custom...
  • Triseries final: Dhoni clinches sensational win for India July 11, 2013

    Port of Spain: MS Dhoni smashed two sixes and a four in the final over off Shaminda Eranga to help India clinch yet another victory over Sri Lanka, this time in the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup at Port of Spain on Thursday. Chasing 201, India started slowly with Shikhar...
  • India vs Sri Lanka: what shapes up the triseries final July 11, 2013

    World champions India scripted a revival just in time to book a place in the Celkon Mobile Cup final on Thursday. A fiftyfifty record in the tournament two wins and two defeats isn't inspiring going into the decider, but India came back from two defeats in a row...
  • India defeat SL by 81 runs (D/L method), qualify for final July 10, 2013

    Port of Spain: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc with a brilliant opening spell as he powered India into the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup Tri Series tournament with a commanding 81run victory over Sri Lanka via Duckworth Lewis method in another rainaffected match on Tuesday. The 22yearold Kumar took careerbest...
  • Dhoni might play with India qualifying for the final July 9, 2013

    Port of Spain: India's standin captain Virat Kohli hinted that the regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could be fit for the final and might even play if India makes it that far, which they eventually did by beating Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Kohli made the statement during the toss ...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, Celkon Mobile Cup, Match 6 July 9, 2013

    Live updates from Game 6 of the Celkon Mobile Cup 2013 played between India and West Indies at Port of Spain. Sri Lanka's win over West Indies on Tuesday ensured that all three teams are still in the fray to reach the final. But an Indian win today will ensure them a...
  • Sri Lanka showed a lot of character: Angelo Mathews July 9, 2013

    Port of Spain: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews praised his side for showing character in a 39run (D/L) win over West Indies in the league match of the Celkon Mobile Cup on Monday. Lauding the team, Angelo said, "The guys showed a lot of character. There was some grass on...