BAY OF BENGAL

  • 10 years on couple take care of children orphaned in 2004 Tsunami Yesterday

    At around 9am on 26th December 2004, thousands living along the coast in Tamil Nadu saw a mountain of water coming hurtling down towards them. It was a sight most had never seen. That day, the tsunami killed more than 8000 people living along Tamil Nadu's coastline. Villages, dotting the...
  • Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea 1 week ago

    Chennai: Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A...
  • ISRO successfully launches India's heaviest rocket GSLV-3, paves way for manned space mission December 18, 2014

    Sriharikota: The Indian space Research Organisation successfully launched India's heaviest rocket - the GSLV-3 from Sriharikota on Thursday, as its next step towards putting a man in space. The operation continued for approximately 20 minutes with the capsule safely splashing down into Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands....
  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today December 18, 2014

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • Cyclone Hudhud moving westnorth westward from Bay of Bengal October 9, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Cyclone Hudhud over East Central Bay of Bengal moved westnorth westward and lay centred over West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay at 17.30 hours at about 675 km east-southwest of Visakhapatnam, a weather office report said. The depression would continue moving westnorth westwards and intensify into a...
  • Monsoon on schedule, to hit Kerala in next 48 hours June 3, 2014

    The monsoon is on schedule and is expected to hit Kerela in the next 48 hours, according to Met department."Conditions are favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala and its further advance into some more parts of south Arabian sea, remaining parts of MaldivesComorin area, some parts of...
  • Earthquake hits Bay of Bengal, nearly 50 injured in Odisha May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake registering 6.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale was reported across the eastern coast of India on Wednesday, with its epicentre in the Bay of Bengal. Mild tremors were felt in large parts of the country including Delhi, Ranchi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. In Odisha, at...
  • Southwest monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 5: Met May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: According to the Met department the Southwest monsoon is likely to set over Kerala by June 5 with a model error of plus/minus four days. The normal date of onset of monsoon over Kerala is June 1. Low level cross equatorial monsoon flow has started appearing over south...
  • New gas rates to be applicable from April 1: RIL to buyers May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Forced to sell gas at rates that have long expired, Reliance Industries has categorically told buyers of its KGD6 gas that new rates as and when approved, will apply from April 1. In a terse onepage letter to urea manufacturing plants, RIL said it was supplying about 12.5 million...
  • India puts on hold search for missing plane on Malaysia's request March 16, 2014

    India has put on hold the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the request of the Malaysian government. The Malaysian government wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is suspected of being deliberately flown to an unknown destination "The Malaysian authorities are reassessing the...
  • IndiaThailand road link by 2015 October 27, 2013

    The multibillion 1,632km IndiaMyanmarThailand trilateral highway, to be completed by 2015, would boost trade and business between the two Asian countries, Indian Ambassador to Thailand Anil Wadhwa said on Sunday. Speaking to agencies on the sidelines of a function to mark the arrival of the 10th international flight of SpiceJet from...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall October 27, 2013

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met department...
  • Heavy rains lash Kolkata, water logging in various parts October 26, 2013

    Kolkata: Heavy rains lashed Kolkata overnight leading to water logging in various parts of the city. The downpour is believed to be due to deep depression over Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The rain is likely to continue over the next 48 hours. ...
  • Heavy rain claims 12 lives, over 2 lakh hectares of crops under water October 25, 2013

    Hyderabad: Heavy rains have claimed 12 lives in Andhra Pradesh due to incessant downpour in the state since Tuesday night. With a low pressure area hovering over the Bay of Bengal, the state government has evacuated more than 4600 people, especially in coastal districts. Relief camps have also been set...
  • Deep depression cyclone turns into Phailin October 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary at about 950 km from Paradip, the IMD said in its latest bulletin. The cyclone would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the...
  • Cyclone alert: Depression crosses Andamans, lying 950 km from Paradip in Odisha October 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A deep depression expected to turn into "a very severe cyclonic storm" over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday crossed the North Andaman Islands and lay centred over the east central Bay of Bengal, 950 km southeast of Paradip, the latest IMD bulletin said. The deep depression with a wind...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready October 9, 2013

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might intensify...
  • Cyclonic storm brewing over Bay of Bengal October 8, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The weatherman Tuesday warned that a depression has formed over the Bay of Bengal which could intensify into a deep depression and then into a cyclonic storm by Wednesday. The depression has formed over northAndaman Sea and was centred about 1450 km eastsoutheast of Paradip, in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, a...
  • Heavy rains lash Bangalore, cripple normal life June 1, 2013

    Bangalore: Heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds and lightening lashed this tech hub on late Friday, crippling normal life, inundating lowlaying areas and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear across the city. "The city and surrounding areas received about 8090mm rain in about three hours from 7 pm due to low...
  • Reliance Jio, Vodafone, others tie up to construct BBG cable system April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: A consortium of global telecom majors, including Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone, today signed an agreement for constructing the Bay of Bengal Gateway submarine cable system that will link Malaysia and Singapore to the Middle East with connections in India and Sri Lanka. The cable system is likely...
  • 5 lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar on Makar Sankranti January 14, 2013

    Sagar Islands: Around 5 lakh pilgrims on Monday took a holy dip at Gangasagar, the confluence of Ganga with Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Arun Mishra along with relatives and West Bengal Industries Minister Partho Chatterjee and his family also took...
  • Deep depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal November 18, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A deep depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal, which moved westwards and lay centred about 520 km southeast of Paradip in Odisha on Sunday, is likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm. The system would intensify further into a cyclonic storm and move slowly westnorth westwards by...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains October 30, 2012

    Chennai: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which would further intensify into a cyclonic storm, on Tuesday brought heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu, especially in coastal areas, prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Villupuram received heavy rains in the...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A major cyclone fear looms over Tamil Nadu after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office in Chennai said on Monday. "There is no cyclone alert. However, if the depression intensifies, it could turn into a cyclone," the Met office said. Heavy rains have been...
  • 4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nicobar Islands March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale on Sunday struck Nicobar Islands region. The quake hit the islands at 2.28 am, according to the Met department. There was no immediate report of any damage to life or property due to the tremors. The Nicobar Islands comprise 22 large...
  • The Thane effect: rough seas and empty beaches December 30, 2011

    Chennai: The Marina beach in Chennai lay largely deserted on Friday as people chose to stay home fearing the cyclone Thane. The cyclone hit coastal Tamil Nadu early on Friday morning packing a wind speed of 140 kmph, bringing heavy rainfall to Chennai and Nagapattinam, and killing three in Cuddalore. ...
  • Cyclone looms: Fishermen told to stay home December 29, 2011

    Chennai: A "very severe" cyclonic storm lay centred about 250 km of Chennai, with the weather office forecasting winds touching up to 135 kph and advising fishermen against venturing into sea for the next two days. "The very severe cyclonic storm 'Thane' over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westsouthwestward and lay...
  • Cyclonic storm 'Thane' likely to intensify December 28, 2011

    Hyderabad: The cyclonic storm 'Thane' over southwest and southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to move westnorthwestwards and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on Thursday. The storm is likely to cross north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh coasts between Cuddalore and Nellore around the morning of December 30, an...
  • Bangladesh to claim 400 NM in Bay of Bengal January 9, 2011

    Dhaka: Bangladesh will fight to establish its claim to 400 nautical miles of territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal disputed by neighbouring India and Myanmar, officials said on Sunday. "We will submit our claim to the UN over our maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal sometime next month," Foreign...
  • Cargo ships collide in Hooghly, no casualty November 23, 2010

    Kolkata: Two cargo vessels were badly damaged after colliding headon in Nurpur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal at about 11.30 AM on Tuesday. Reports say there have been no casualties but the crew was still on board both the ships. The ships are reportedly sinking. The Indian Coast...