• Wed, Feb 22, 2017
  • Coast Guard commissions 4th patrol vessel Shaunak

    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:21 PM

    Indian Coast Guard commissioned ‘Shaunak’, the fourth ship in the series of six off-shore patrol vessels (OPV) in South Goa’s Vasco.
    Coast Guard commissions 4th patrol vessel Shaunak
    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu commissioned the ship in presence of senior Indian Coast Guard officials, including Director General Rajendra Singh. “The 105-metre-long OPV has been designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and is fitted with the state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machineries,” a Coast Guard spokesperson said.The feature of the vessel includes 30 mm CRN naval gun, integrated bridge system, integrated machinery control system, power management system and high power external firefighting system. The ship is designed to carry one twin engine light helicopter and five high speed boats, including two quick reaction inflatable boats for swift boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol. The spokesperson said that the ship is also capable of...
  • Calm as stormy campaign ends for 4th phase of polling in UP Calm as stormy campaign ends for 4th phase of polling in UP
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:16 PM

    Hectic campaigning, punctuated by bitter personal jibes, came to a close on February 21 evening in 53 Assembly constituencies spread over 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh that will go to polls in the...

  • Make ‘cash for vote’ a cognisable offence: State Make ‘cash for vote’ a cognisable offence: State
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:06 PM

    Majority of the states have supported a proposal to make bribery during elections a ‘cognisable’ offence which the Election Commission feels would check use of money power in polls.

  • ‘Deploy armed forces in wake of INLD's threat to dig Sutlej Yamuna Link’ ‘Deploy armed forces in wake of INLD's threat to dig Sutlej Yamuna Link’
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201704:30 PM

    PCC chief Amarinder Singh has demanded deployment of the armed forces to prevent any untoward incident, when INLD plans to force its way into Punjab to dig the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.

  • Rahul 'pained' by projects 'snatched' from Raebareli, Amethi Rahul 'pained' by projects 'snatched' from Raebareli, Amethi
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201704:21 PM

    Rahul Gandhi said he does not mind being criticised by rival parties but is pained that development projects in Raebareli and Amethi have been snatched away by the NDA government.

  • Modi giving casteist, communal tinge to campaign: Mayawati Modi giving casteist, communal tinge to campaign: Mayawati
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201704:05 PM

    After dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Mr Negative Dalit Man , BSP chief Mayawati charged him and BJP with trying to give casteist and communal tinge to the poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Maharashtra civic polls: 17 per cent voter turnout in first four hours Maharashtra civic polls: 17 per cent voter turnout in first four hours
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201703:48 PM

    About 17.07 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling for 10 municipal corporations across Maharashtra, including the cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation...

  • Bhavana attack: One taken into custody, search on for mastermind Bhavana attack: One taken into custody, search on for mastermind
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201701:13 PM

    The search operations to nab the two accused involved in the abduction and harassment of noted South Indian actress Bhavana continued for the fourth day, with police taking into custody one person...

  • BSF foils infiltration bid, militant killed BSF foils infiltration bid, militant killed
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201711:11 AM

    BSF has foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir and gunned down a militant.

  • Shurhozeilie to take oath as Nagaland CM Shurhozeilie to take oath as Nagaland CM
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201710:48 PM

    Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) President Shurhozelie Liezitsu was on Monday elected as the consensus candidate to replace T R Zeliang as the next Chief Minister of the state.