SEA

  • Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA October 8, 2014

    New York: Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the...
  • Mumbai: HC seeks PWD's views on PIL about preventing Sea Link suicides September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the public works department of Maharashtra government to explain its stand on a public interest litigation demanding measures to prevent suicides or possible terror attacks on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The division bench of Justices PV Hardas...
  • Giant Aral sea basin now completely dry: NASA September 30, 2014

    Washington: The eastern basin of the Aral Sea - formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world - has for the first time dried up completely, according to latest images released by NASA. Aral Sea, the once-extensive lake in Central Asia has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s,...
  • 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...
  • Russia tests nuclear Bulava missile from a submarine September 11, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Navy has successfully testlaunched an intercontinental ballistic missile from one of its nuclear submarines, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Bulavaclass SBLM (submarinelaunched missile) was fired by the submarine Vladimir Monomakh from a position in the White Sea and hit its designated target at the Kura test...
  • Newly weds Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to shoot 'crazy sex scenes' for their new film 'By The Sea' August 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood's star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are preparing to film some crazy sex scenes in their upcoming movie 'By The Sea'.The couple, who got together after filming 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith', are currently preparing to start filming upcoming romantic drama in Malta, and an onset source...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial seaplane August 25, 2014

    The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • JuhuLonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Universal acquires JoliePitt film project 'By the Sea' July 19, 2014

    Reuters: Universal Pictures said on Friday it has acquired worldwide rights to Angelina Jolie's next film project, "By the Sea," written and to be directed by the actress who will also costar and coproduce the drama with partner Brad Pitt. It will be Jolie's third directing effort, after Bosnian war drama...
  • China tells US to stay out of South China Seas dispute July 15, 2014

    Beijing: China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, US deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs,...
  • Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea July 5, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Black Sea Fleet has started its military drills, a media report said on Saturday. According to the Russian defence ministry, more than 20 warships, over 20 aircraft and helicopters, as well as marine corps and coastal missile units, were involved in the naval exercises which started Friday, Xinhua...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 47 Indian fishermen June 19, 2014

    Chennai: The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested as many as 47 Indian fishermen and seized 11 of their boats. All the arrested fishermen are from Tamil Nadu and have alleged that they were arrested on false grounds as they were fishing in Indian waters and had not trespassed into...
  • Four drown in the Arabian sea, on the Gujarat coastline June 15, 2014

    Surat: Four people drowned in the Arabian sea in Suvali Hajira area of the district, said fire brigade officials. "Four people were drowned in the Arabian sea near the SuvaliHajira area when they were suddenly trapped in the high tide," Surat's Chief Fire Officer P M Patel said. Patel said that they...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day at sea in Goa tomorrow June 13, 2014

    Goa: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to embark INS Vikramaditya, the latest aircraft carrier inducted into the Indian Navy, for a 'Day at Sea' with the Western Fleet on Saturday. The Prime Minister would be embarking the 'carrier at sea' by helicopter and is likely to witness a...
  • Mumbai witnesses high tide, waves expected to be 4.6 metres high June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed high tide on Friday for the second day today. Many parts of Worli, Shivaji Park were flooded as the high tide began to set in. Waves are expected to be 4.6 metres high. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has already issued a warning, asking people to stay away...
  • Petro Poroshenko sworn in as Ukraine's president June 8, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine's new president on Saturday called for proRussian rebels in the country's east to lay down their arms and welcomed dialogue with the insurgents, but said he wouldn't negotiate with those he called "gangsters and killers" and struck a defiant tone on the Russianannexed Crimean Peninsula. Petro Poroshenko's inaugural address...
  • Monsoon expected to hit Kerala in 34 days: MeT Department June 2, 2014

    According to India Meteorological Department, the monsoon will hit Kerala in the next 3 to 4 days. IMD Director BP Yadav said that from the last 34 days there was no advancement but on Monday it has reached Arabian Sea. "Conditions now becoming favourable for the onset of monsoon over...
  • China tensions top ASEAN summit talks in Myanmar May 11, 2014

    Naypyidaw: Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit on Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Myanmar, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms. A showdown between...
  • Cost pressures mount as Malaysia Airlines search drags on April 30, 2014

    With the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entering a new, much longer phase, the countries involved must decide how much they are prepared to spend on the operation and what they stand to lose if they hold back. The search is already set to be the most costly in...
  • 2 planes collide over San Francisco Bay, 1 pilot missing April 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Two small planes have collided over San Francisco Bay, leaving a pilot missing after only one of the aircraft landed safely. US Coast Guard spokeswoman Loumania Stewart said a water search is underway after debris was spotted in the water following Sunday afternoon collision. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor...
  • Search operation on for sunken Korean ferry, 244 people still missing April 21, 2014

    Search operations continue in the Yellow Sea for any sign of passengers from a sunken South Korean ferry with at least 244 people still missing. The search crews brought more than a dozen bodies to shore on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 58. ...
  • South Korea fires shells at North Korean waters after drills March 31, 2014

    South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were evacuated to shelters during the exchange. No shells...
  • 'MH370 could have flown as low as 5,000 feet to avoid radar' March 17, 2014

    No trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been found since it vanished on March 8 with 239 people aboard. A Malaysian newspaper quoted investigators saying that the plane dropped to a height as low as five thousand feet to avoid radar detection. A search unprecedented in its scale is...
  • Crimea votes to decide whether or not to join Russia March 17, 2014

    Just two weeks after Russian troops seized their peninsula, Crimeans voted on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia, overwhelmingly approving a referendum that sought to unite the strategically important Black Sea region with the country it was part of for some 250 years. ...
  • Missing Malaysia jet: 25 countries help in search, rescue operation March 17, 2014

    Malaysia has appealed for help and international coordination in a search for its missing passenger jet stretching across two corridors from the Caspian Sea to the southern Indian Ocean, diplomats said on Sunday. ...
  • Missing Jet: Malaysian officials brief 20 countries, ask for help March 16, 2014

    Malaysia has appealed for help and international coordination in a search for its missing passenger jet stretching across two corridors from the Caspian Sea to the southern Indian Ocean, diplomats said on Sunday. Malaysian officials briefed envoys from about 20 countries on progress in the investigation after calling off a search...
  • US investigators suspect missing Malaysian plane flew for hours March 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the details. The report comes as authorities remain uncertain about which ocean to search...
  • Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea: Malaysian air force March 12, 2014

    Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. After a series of at times conflicting statements, the...