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  • Pakistan refuses to open India-Afghanistan road link, says conduct trade via Karachi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan has refused to sign the motor vehicle agreement and to open up the road link for India and Afghanistan. Instead it has asked India to conduct trade via the Karachi port, sources said. Sources within the Indian establishment said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has told Pakistani leadership...
  • 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman Islands, no casualties reported 4 days ago

    Port Blair: A moderate intensity earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Andaman Islands on Friday afternoon, a week after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal with tremors felt across India. The epicentre of the quake is 135 km southwest of Port Blair. The tremors were felt at 2:28 PM. No loss of life...
  • 75,000 fake sunglasses of top brands seized in Mumbai April 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Over 75,000 pairs of counterfeit sunglasses of different international brands have been seized by the Customs Department at the Mumbai Port Trust, an official said. "We have seized 75,000 pairs of sunglasses of different brands like Ray Ban, Prada, Lacoste, etc from a container in Mumbai Port Trust that...
  • Krishnapatnam Port: Re-defining India's maritime landscape - Part II April 5, 2015

    Located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Krishnapatnam Port is one of the largest and fastest growing seaports in India. Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities. It is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined...
  • Krishnapatnam Port: Re-defining India's maritime landscape - Part I April 5, 2015

    Located in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, Krishnapatnam Port is one of the largest and fastest growing seaports in India. Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities. It is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined...
  • Government evacuates 2,000 citizens from worn-torn Yemen April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has evacuated 2,000 nationals from war-torn Yemen and evacuation from the port of Aden is over. Another 2,000 Indians are still stranded with sources saying that some may chose to stay back. The government's efforts will focus on Sanaa where evacuations through the land and sea...
  • Two ships leaves Kochi to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians March 30, 2015

    Kochi: India on Monday sent two passenger ships to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians stranded in conflict-hit Yemen. "Two passenger ships belonging to Lakshadweep administration left for Djibouti Port from Kochi this morning to evacuate Indians stranded in Yemen," Jijo Thomas, Deputy Secretary, Cochin Port Trust,...
  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat March 29, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • Small Pacific Nation of Vanuatu hit by powerful cyclone PAM March 13, 2015

    Wellington: An extremely powerful cyclone blew over islands in the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago late on Friday after a westward change of course put populated areas directly in the path of its destructive 270 kilometer- (168 mile-) per-hour winds, according to relief workers. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...
  • 14-year-old US boy 'hires' classmate to murder his own family, arrested March 11, 2015

    Washington: A 14-year-old boy in the US has been arrested and charged with soliciting murder after he wrote a contract "hiring" his classmate as a hitman for USD 1,200 to kill his family, staging it as a burglary gone wrong. The teen has been sent to a juvenile detention after...
  • Obama's three-day India visit ends, US President flies to Saudi Arabia January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday afternoon left for Saudi Arabia from Palam Air Force Base in New Delhi after his India visit which lasted for a little over two days. Obama was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest at India's 66th Republic...
  • Mumbai: Truckers clash with police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Truck drivers outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Uran in neighbouring Raigad district on Sunday were lathicharged by police following a clash. The incident occurred when police tried to break their demonstrations against holding up of their vehicles. The truck drivers were stranded as their vehicles were stuck up...
  • Italy migrant 'ghost ship' arrives in port January 3, 2015

    Corigliano Calabro: A ship abandoned by its crew and left drifting with 450 migrants on board reached Italy's jagged southern coast on Friday, ending the second gruelling "ghost ship" rescue operation this week. Women and children were among hundreds of migrants left stranded aboard the Ezadeen, which docked in the port...
  • Burnt-out ferry towed to Italy after deadly blaze January 3, 2015

    Brindisi: Tug boats hauled the burnt-out hulk of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece into a southern Italian port on Friday, opening the way for an investigation into the blaze that killed at least 11 people. Listing visibly to starboard, the Norman Atlantic multi-deck car-and-truck ferry docked...
  • 2nd Test: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain on Day 2 December 27, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Faf du Plessis' century and subsequent dismissal were the only highlights of the rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies at St. George's Park with just six overs of play possible on Saturday. South Africa added 19 runs to their overnight total for...
  • Private sector to develop two ports in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis December 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Two ports in Maharashtra will be developed by private players and these will be operational within a year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday. The Dighi and Jaigarh ports, located in coastal Konkan, will be developed by private parties, he said. Besides these, the foundation stone of Karanja port...
  • Mamta Kulkarni, husband Vijay Goswami detained in Kenya November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: According to media reports, former Bollywood actress has been detained in Kenya with husband Vijay Goswami at the Port Police Station in Mombasa. The couple has been charged with drug trafficking. The couple, taken into custody on Sunday last week, is being interrogated by the Kenya police. Both Mamta...
  • Pakistani terrorists may carry out attack on Kolkata port in West Bengal, warn intelligence agencies November 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after Central intelligence agencies warned of a terror threat in the port area of the city. According to intelligence inputs, Pakistani terrorists are likely to use small boats to carry out an attack. Keeping the terror threat in mind, the police have increased security...
  • Kolkata port under terror threat, Navy submarines, warships moved November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata is on high alert after intelligence agencies warned of a possible terror attack. The Navy has withdrawn two of its warships docked at Kolkata port. Submarines have also been moved. Intelligence reports also said terrorists might use small boats to carry out attack. A senior Kolkata police official said that...
  • 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,...