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Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

02 Jun 2020

Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

Less than two weeks after India's eastern coast was blown by Cyclone Amphan, the Western coast is prepping to deal with a fast-approaching storm that could amplify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

03 May 2020

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

After sparing Gujarat, Cyclone Vayu may hit Kutch

15 Jun 2019

After sparing Gujarat, Cyclone Vayu may hit Kutch

The states on the Western coast, namely Gujarat, readied themselves to face Cyclone Vayu, which had turned into 'very severe cyclonic storm' earlier this week.

Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat tomorrow: All details here

12 Jun 2019

Cyclone Vayu to hit Gujarat tomorrow: All details here

Weeks after the Eastern coast of India, namely Odisha, was hit by severe cyclonic storm Fani (pronounced as Foni), the Western coast is preparing for Cyclone Vayu.

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

03 May 2019

Cyclone Fani makes landfall, flights canceled, people evacuated: Details here

The severe cyclonic storm Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha's Puri, the land of the famous Jagannath Temple, on Friday. Around 10,000 villages and more than 50 towns lie in its path.

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'

27 Feb 2019

#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'

The Indian Coast Guard advised fishermen in Gujarat's Porbandar not to go near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea following Indian airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps amid escalating India-Pakistan tensions.

India and Vietnam to step up defense cooperation, oil exploration

21 Nov 2018

India and Vietnam to step up defense cooperation, oil exploration

India and Vietnam have decided to step up defense cooperation and oil exploration to boost their bilateral ties as they reaffirmed the importance of freedom of navigation and unimpeded economic activities in the South China Sea.

French Police launch investigation after Interpol Chief goes missing

05 Oct 2018

French Police launch investigation after Interpol Chief goes missing

An investigation has been launched by the French Police after Interpol President Meng Hongwei went missing, suggest reports.

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

21 Aug 2018

Kerala: 373 dead, 87 injured due to rains, floods, landslides

Rains, floods, and landslides in Kerala have killed 373 people since May 30, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said today.

Kerala floods: IAF saves baby in dramatic rescue operation

19 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: IAF saves baby in dramatic rescue operation

In a heroic and dramatic rescue operation, Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel saved a toddler and his mother from a rooftop in the flood-ravaged district of Alappuzha in Kerala.

People in flood-hit Kerala can share location even if offline

18 Aug 2018

People in flood-hit Kerala can share location even if offline

In a bid to help rescue workers locate stranded Keralites, Google has now enabled offline location sharing features on Google Maps.

#KeralaFloods: 324 dead, over 2L in camps, rescue operations on

18 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: 324 dead, over 2L in camps, rescue operations on

In rain battered Kerala, life continues to be on standstill. On Friday, CM Pinaryi Vijayan said 324 people have lost their lives, over 2 lakh people are in about 1500+ relief camps, as the state witnessed its worst rainfall in 80 years.

Rains, floods claim 868 lives in 7 states: Home Ministry

17 Aug 2018

Rains, floods claim 868 lives in 7 states: Home Ministry

As many as 868 people have died, 247 of them in Kerala, due to rains, floods and landslides in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said today.

Delhi: Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro-train

21 Jul 2018

Delhi: Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro-train

A 23-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train at Jangpura metro station yesterday.

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

08 Jul 2018

Turkish authorities sack 18,632 state employees in new decree

Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,632 state employees including 8,998 police officers, soldiers, and academics, in a decree published today over suspected links to terror organizations and groups that "act against national security".

Bodies of 4 teens, who drowned off Juhu beach, recovered

07 Jul 2018

Bodies of 4 teens, who drowned off Juhu beach, recovered

The body of the fourth victim, who had drowned off Juhu beach along with three others, was found behind JW Marriott hotel in the wee hours today.

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

10 May 2018

Indian defense procurement system is a mess: Report

Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."

Coast Guard helicopter woman pilot hurt in crash-landing, dies

28 Mar 2018

Coast Guard helicopter woman pilot hurt in crash-landing, dies

Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Captain Penny Chaudhary, who had suffered a head injury during the crash landing of a helicopter near Murud in Raigad on March 10, died after battling for life for 17 days.

Meet 'Saras', India's first indigenously made passenger plane

25 Mar 2018

Meet 'Saras', India's first indigenously made passenger plane

Indian scientists and Indian Air Force have once again committed to the development and testing of the country's first passenger and transport plane, Saras, a 19-seater turboprop aircraft.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

04 Feb 2018

Oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors suspected hijacked in Africa

An oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa.

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

02 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: 200 trapped fishermen rescued; many yet to return

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

25 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

The Indian military conducted a major exercise in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands from November 20 to 24.

2,000 evacuated as Tropical Storm Harvey lashes Houston

28 Aug 2017

2,000 evacuated as Tropical Storm Harvey lashes Houston

Hurricane Harvey has weakened to a tropical storm.

US warship collides with oil tanker, 10 sailors missing

21 Aug 2017

US warship collides with oil tanker, 10 sailors missing

US Navy destroyer USS John McCain has collided with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and another five injured.

Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

17 Aug 2017

Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

The Indian government has approved a Rs. 31,748 crore "definitive five-year action programme" to modernize the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

Mumbai: 2,000 people duped by online friendship clubs

06 Apr 2017

Mumbai: 2,000 people duped by online friendship clubs

The Bandra-Kurla Complex cyber police apprehended an online friendship club which successfully fooled 2,000 people over the last two years.

ISIS terrorists trying to enter Mumbai through sea

05 Apr 2017

ISIS terrorists trying to enter Mumbai through sea

Reports have indicated that ISIS terrorists may be attempting to infiltrate into Mumbai via the sea.

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

28 Mar 2017

India, Pakistan to hold maritime meet

Sources stated that India may host the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency next month for a meeting focused on maritime security with the Indian Coast Guard.

Ennore Oil Spill: Pilot had warned about collision

08 Feb 2017

Ennore Oil Spill: Pilot had warned about collision

According to reports, few minutes before the collision of two ships near Ennore Port lead to the oil spill, the pilot of BW Maple had warned the pilot of MT Dawn Kanchipuram that the two could collide.

TN CM to review oil spill clean up

05 Feb 2017

TN CM to review oil spill clean up

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam reached Ennore port to assess clean-up operations after the oil spill.

Authorities confront Chennai's oil-spill, wary of an ecological disaster

03 Feb 2017

Authorities confront Chennai's oil-spill, wary of an ecological disaster

Ennore coast's rapidly spreading oil-spill has impacted livelihoods of fishermen and has threatened the coast's aquatic biodiversity and has also raised questions about the genuineness of authorities responsible for clearing the mess.

Chennai's oil spill clean-up nears completion

02 Feb 2017

Chennai's oil spill clean-up nears completion

The pollution response team of the Indian Coast Guard has removed 50 tonnes of sludge, five days after Chennai's major oil spill polluted its coast.

Ennore oil spill is 20 tonnes: Coast Guard

02 Feb 2017

Ennore oil spill is 20 tonnes: Coast Guard

The coast guard has disputed the Ennore port estimate on the oil spill, saying that no less than 20 tonnes of oil has been spilled into the sea off Tamil Nadu's coast.

India, Japan reiterate commitment to Chabahar

19 Jan 2017

India, Japan reiterate commitment to Chabahar

Japan and India have reiterated their commitment to developing the Chabahar port in Iran.

Cyclone Vardah leaves Chennai with health concerns

18 Dec 2016

Cyclone Vardah leaves Chennai with health concerns

The cyclone Vardah has left more than 44,000 tonnes of garbage, broken trees, branches etc in Chennai which the health officials fear may lead to health hazards.

ISRO instrumental in saving lives after Vardah

15 Dec 2016

ISRO instrumental in saving lives after Vardah

Sources said that 2 ISRO satellites played a crucial role in saving 10,000 lives in Tamil Nadu during Cyclone Vardah.

Vardah leaves trail of destruction through Chennai

14 Dec 2016

Vardah leaves trail of destruction through Chennai

In light of the massive destruction left behind in Chennai after Cyclone Vardah, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam requested the centre to disburse Rs.1000 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund.

Cyclone Vardah kills 12, likely to weaken

13 Dec 2016

Cyclone Vardah kills 12, likely to weaken

12 people lost their lives due to Cyclone Vardah; Chennai seemed to be the worst hit with at least 4 deaths reported from the city.

Cyclone Vardah brings heavy rain with its landfall in Chennai

12 Dec 2016

Cyclone Vardah brings heavy rain with its landfall in Chennai

According to the Met Office forecasts, the landfall made by cyclone Vardah in Chennai has gained speed and intensity.

India proposes to acquire Japanese amphibious aircraft

06 Nov 2016

India proposes to acquire Japanese amphibious aircraft

India has declared its intention to acquire a dozen ShinMaywa amphibious-aircraft worth Rs. 10,000 crore, from Japan.