Tanker

  • Over 1,300 Maharashtra villages getting tanker water June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: As monsoon plays truant and scarcity looms large, as many as 1,359 villages and 3,317 wadis (hamlets) in Maharashtra are being supplied drinking water through tankers. A total of 1,464 water tankers, 1,249 of them privately-owned, have been pressed into service, officials said here. In Nashik division, there are...
  • Bangalore faces water scarcity, water tanker mafia rules April 30, 2014

    Bangalore: India's IT capital and the most third important city Bangalore is facing drinking water problem. The rising temperature has almost touched 37-38 degree Celsius in Bangalore breaking previous records. The main source of water to the megapolis with a population of over 1 crore, the Cauvery river is also...
  • 3 persons killed in an ambulance-tanker collision, 4 injured March 16, 2014

    Three persons were killed and four injured when an ambulance in which they were travelling collided head on with a tanker in the district on saturday, police said. The accident occurred near Toliasar village in Sridoongargarh police station area, when one Sultan along with his relatives was on way to PBM...
  • Call center employee crushed to death by speeding tanker in Vijay Nagar August 31, 2013

    A 24-year-old call center employee died after a speeding tanker hit his motorcycle in Vijay Nagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Daman Kumar, who lived with his family in Bharat Nagar area of the district. The incident took place when Kumar, who worked...
  • India demands 'unconditional' release of MV Desh Shanti under detention in Iran August 28, 2013

    Ambassador in New Delhi has decided to lodge a strong protest over the detention of its oil tanker over last 16 days and sought an "unconditional" release of the vessel. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh summoned Iranian Ambassador Gholamreza Ansari to lodge the protest and demanded early release of the tanker...
  • 4 killed, 13 injured as jeep en route Bijnor collides head-on with tanker August 20, 2013

    Four persons were killed and 13 others critically injured when the jeep they were travelling in collided head-on with a tanker in Haridwar district, police said on Tuesday. The mishap occurred late on Monday night near Gajiwala village in the district when the jeep carrying 17 passengers was on its way...
  • Iran, India hold hectic negotiations to resolve the tanker issue August 18, 2013

    Iran continues to detain Indian tanker citing environment concerns for the sixth day on Saturday even as the two countries are involved in hectic negotiations to resolve the issue. MT Desh Shanti, the tanker belonging to the country's largest ocean liner Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), was apprehended on 12th...
  • Iran detains Indian ship carrying oil from Iraq August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has detained an Indian ship carrying oil in the Persian Gulf. The spokesperson of India's External Affairs Ministry, Syed Akbaruddin, said the matter is being pursued through diplomatic channels in Tehran and New Delhi. Meanwhile, reports say the ship - MT Desh Shanti...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Turkish tanker MT Cotton that had been hijacked by Nigerian pirates off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa has been set free. The ship, manned by an all-Indian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo vessels...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an all-Indian crew of 24 people has been hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa. The owners of MT Cotton lost all contact with the ship two days ago. The ship is suspected to have been hijacked by Nigerian...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 20 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker flying the Maltese flag with a crew of 20, all of who are Indians, has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Port-Gentil, Gabon. According to Hurriyet Daily News a Turkish foreign ministry official confirmed that the hijacking took place late on Sunday. "The owners...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire July 8, 2013

    Quebec: About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they are able to...
  • Hunger stalks villagers in drought-hit Maharashtra April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Millions of people in Maharashtra are at serious risk of hunger after two years of low rainfall, coupled with poor management of water resources, have left dams empty, farmland parched and cattle emaciated, aid agencies warned on Thursday. Maharashtra -- one of the country's biggest producers of sugar, pulses,...
  • Maharashtra drought: Water used to settle dust for minister's chopper April 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Even as Maharashtra faces one of its worst droughts in four decades and people are forced to drink dirty water, thousands of litres of water was wasted during Maharashtra Forest Minister Patangrao Kadam 's visit to Marathwada region on Tuesday. Kadam visited Aurangabad on Tuesday to meet BJP leader...
  • Maharashtra drought: Water being diverted to breweries, alleges Leader of Oppn March 12, 2013

    Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde alleged that water was being diverted to breweries instead of giving it to farmers. ...
  • Maharashtra to provide water tankers to drought migrants March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said that drought-migrants, people who have migrated from villages following severe drought conditions, from villages will be provided water tankers. Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde had alleged that water was being diverted to breweries instead of giving it to farmers. He alleged...
  • Mumbai: One dead, 13 injured in fire in Mankhurd March 4, 2013

    Mumbai: One person died and 13 were injured in early hours of Monday after a fire broke out in Mumbai's Mankhurd area. The fire started after an explosion in a gas tanker. Five fire engines were rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control. The injured have been admitted...
  • Airbus keen to sell military planes to India February 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Europe's Airbus wants to sell its C295 military transport aircraft to India, an Airbus Military executive said on February 7, adding that the company was awaiting a request for proposals from the government. "We are very keen to see the RFP so we can get our proposal in there,"...
  • Airbus preferred bidder for aerial refueling tankers to India January 8, 2013

    Paris: Europe's Airbus said on Monday it had beaten Russian competition to be selected as the preferred bidder to supply six A330 aerial refueling tankers to India. The award paves the way for exclusive talks between Airbus Military and the Indian government for a deal reportedly valued at around $1.25 billion. Airbus...
  • Chennai: Search continues for missing sailors November 1, 2012

    Chennai: Search operations were intensified on Thursday to trace five missing crew of an oil tanker that ran aground off a city beach hours before the landfall of cyclone "Nilam" that swept through the northern parts of Tamil Nadu. Coast Guard this morning rescued 15 sailors, who were stranded onboard...
  • Chennai: IT cos to feel the heat as tankers stay off roads September 21, 2012

    Chennai: The IT and ITES sector in Chennai, which remained unaffected by the Bharat Bandh on Thursday, was likely to take a hit in the next few days due to the ongoing strike by private water tankers’ association, said a highly placed source from the sector. The strike began on...
  • IAF to open bids for heavy choppers, tankers September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon open bids for heavy-lift helicopters and flight fueling tankers and finalise bids for 22 Apache attack choppers, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said on Thursday. "We are going to very shortly open bids for 15 heavy-lift helicopters and six flight fueling...
  • Kerala: IOC silent on compensation to Chala fire victims September 17, 2012

    Kannur: The Indian Oil Corporation remains non-committal on giving compensation to the victims of the gas tanker lorry disaster even more than two weeks after the tragedy which claimed the lives of 20 persons including women and children at Chala here. The director board of the IOC, which met in...
  • Nigeria: Ship with 23 Indians on board rescued September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Nigerian Navy fought off pirates who had hijacked an oil ship off the coast off Lagos. Twenty-three Indian sailors and other crew members have been released safely. The Singapore owned vessel was headed to the US when armed pirates came on board. The ship's crew managed to send...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Package for tanker fire victims September 4, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each to dependents of those who died in the gas tanker lorry blast at Chala in Kannur last week. Fixing the responsibility of the IndianOil Corporation (IOC) in the mishap, the state decided to ask the...
  • T'puram: Relief sought for tanker blast victims September 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala has demanded that the state government should come up with a special rehabilitation package for the victims of the Kannur tanker lorry mishap. In a letter to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy,he urged that those who lost their dear ones and those suffering from severe...
  • Kannur: LPG tanker explosion toll touches 15 September 1, 2012

    Kannur: With four more persons succumbing to their burns on Saturday, the toll in Monday's LPG tanker explosion here rose to 15, police said. One victim died at a private hospital in neighbouring Kozhikode district, another at Manipal medical college hospital in Karnataka while others at the medical college hospital...
  • Kerala: Gas tanker tragedy toll rises to 7 August 31, 2012

    Kannur: The toll in the gas tanker lorry tragedy at Chala here on Monday night has risen to seven with two more persons succumbing to their injuries at the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The dead are Kottaram Meethal Ramlath, 50, and her husband Abdul Razak, 60. Twelve others...
  • Kerala: Gas inferno kills 2, CM announces relief August 29, 2012

    Kannur: The devastating gas tanker lorry explosion at Chala bypass road here on Monday night claimed the lives of two persons, even as nearly a dozen people with severe burns are battling for their lives at three hospitals here. Sreeni layam Veetil Sreelatha, 47, of Chala and Abdul Azeez, 55,...
  • US Navy ship collides with oil tanker in Gulf August 13, 2012

    Dubai: A US Navy guided missile destroyer was left with a gaping hole on one side after it collided with an oil tanker early on Sunday just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The collision left a breach about 10 feet by 10 feet (three by three meters) in the starboard...