Tanker

  • 3 persons killed in an ambulance-tanker collision, 4 injured 16-03-2014 07:43 AM

    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...
  • Call center employee crushed to death by speeding tanker in Vijay Nagar 31-08-2013 10:27 AM

    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...
  • India demands 'unconditional' release of MV Desh Shanti under detention in Iran 28-08-2013 09:07 AM

    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 20-08-2013 10:59 AM

    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...
  • Iran, India hold hectic negotiations to resolve the tanker issue 18-08-2013 04:13 AM

    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 16-08-2013 01:01 PM

    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 22-07-2013 12:30 PM

    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...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast 17-07-2013 12:00 PM

    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 16-07-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire 08-07-2013 09:08 AM

    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 13-04-2013 06:20 AM

    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,...
  • Maharashtra drought: Water used to settle dust for minister's chopper 10-04-2013 03:38 PM

    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 12-03-2013 05:46 PM

    Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde alleged that water was being diverted to breweries instead of giving it to farmers. ...
  • Chennai: Search continues for missing sailors 01-11-2012 09:12 PM

    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...
  • Gunmen torch Afghan-bound oil tankers in Pak 13-10-2011 12:21 PM

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen in southern Pakistan torched four tankers carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday though there were no casualties, police and witnesses said. The gunmen, who were riding motorcycles, first fired at vehicles in a convoy in Shakarpur district of Sindh province and then torched three...
  • Bihar: Two oil tankers of goods train catch fire 28-09-2011 11:45 AM

    Kishanganj: Two oil tankers of a goods train caught fire, while two others derailed between Aluabari and Mangurjaan railway stations in Bihar's Kishanganj district on Wednesday. ADG (Railway) SK Bhardwaj said the goods train was on its way to Tatanagar from Rangapara in Assam when the four oil tankers derailed...
  • Pirates hijack Italian tanker with 18 Indians 09-02-2011 07:58 AM

    Delhi: Suspected Somali pirates on Tuesday abducted 18 Indian and five Italian sailors after taking over an Italian-flagged vessel off the African coast. The oil tanker 'Savina Caylyn' was taken over by the pirates at 0520 hours IST with a total of 22 crew members on board, a senior official...
  • Pirates hijack oil tanker with Indians in crew 08-02-2011 06:08 PM

    Rome: Pirates using guns and rocket propelled grenades hijacked an Italian oil tanker in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, Italian Navy and European Union officials said. The attack on the Savina Caylyn took place some 500 miles off the coast of India and some 800 miles off the coast of...
  • Probe into NATO's 500 missing tankers in Pakistan 11-10-2010 01:48 PM

    Islamabad: A probe has been initiated into the disappearance of 500 NATO oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies in Pakistan, an official said. Five hundred oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies had left Port Qasim in Karachi for Kandahar in Afghanistan, but they didn't reach the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Chaman,...
  • 29 more NATO oil tankers destroyed in Pakistan 09-10-2010 09:24 AM

    Islamabad: Twenty-nine more oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan were destroyed by gunmen in Pakistan, a media report said on Saturday. The tankers caught fire after gunmen opened fire at the vehicles late on Friday in the Mithri area of Balochistan province, Geo TV reported. This is...
  • NATO feels the heat as 100 tankers torched in Pak 07-10-2010 10:29 PM

    Islamabad: NATO is feeling the heat in Pakistan as more than 100 oil tankers have been torched in seven days. 6,000 supply vehicles and 150 fuel trucks are stranded at the Torkham crossing on the Afghan border and Pakistan is letting them stew. There is no indication when Islamabad will...
  • 50 NATO tankers torched in new attack in Pak 07-10-2010 10:27 AM

    Peshawar: Taliban militants on Wednesday targeted a convoy of the NATO supply vehicles and torched 50 oil tankers in northwest Pakistan, hours after a similar attack in the southwest killed a man and destroyed 20 tankers. The militants attacked the supply vehicles at Khairabad town, located near the border between...
  • Fuel crisis in J-K as tankers strike 26-08-2010 04:29 PM

    Jammu: After months of unabated violence, Jammu and Kashmir is now facing fuel crisis. The tankers' association has gone on strike, demanding security for its drivers. The association claims over 35 drivers have been injured and 250 tankers damaged after being targetted by Kashmiri protesters. The strike has affected Jammu,...
  • Water tankers only source for Mumbaikers 13-05-2010 09:29 AM

    The city receives water for barely 15 minutes everyday -- forcing Mumbaikars to only rely on water tankers. ...