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Political battle rages on Sethusamudram project

BJP, AIADMK oppose the project while DMK and CPI-M support the Sethusamudram shipping project across the Palk Strait. T E Narasimhan reportsWith the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the......

'Katchatheevu was geologically linked to Indian land mass'

The Centre has taken the controversial stand that Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait off Rameswaram coast in Tamil Nadu was never part of India, but a senior geologist and remote sensing expert says......

Lanka navy detains over 300 fishermen, 100 still in custody

The Sri Lankan navy on Wednesday detained as many as 327 Indian fishermen when they were fishing in the Palk Strait, and later released 227 of them, officials said. The 100 fishermen in custody......

Sethu project not good for big ships: Naval chief

The Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, aimed at deepening the waters in Palk Straits, is a 'viable' one but will not be useful for the navigation of the big ships, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral......

When Baalu spent hours reading about Adam's Bridge

Amidst the Sangh Parivar's opposition to dredging in the Ramar Sethu or Adam's Bridge area in Palk Straits for the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project, Union Shipping Minister T R Baalu spent more......

RIL-BP make significant gas find in Cauvery basin

Energy conglomerate Reliance Industries and its partner BP plc on Friday said they have made a second deep-water gas condensate discovery in the Cauvery basin, off the east coast. The......

Sethusamudram controversy back in the spotlight

There seems to be no end to the 16-year-old war over the controversial Sethusamudram project. The project involves dredging the stretch of water between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka to make it......

Sethusamudram Corp lines up foreign loan, IPO

Sethusamudram Corporation, the special purpose vehicle for the Rs 2,427.40 crore (Rs 24.27 billion) Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, will raise a foreign currency loan of over $100 million. It......

Govt clears Sethusamudram project

The government on Thursday cleared the long-delayed Sethusumudram Ship Canal Project off Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu that would vastly reduce distance between east and west coasts of India.The Rs......

Marine exports to suffer loss of Rs 200 cr

The damage to thousands of mechanised boats and country craft in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh could affect the fishing industry, especially export of shrimps and other varieties, to the tune of Rs......

'Team wins whenever I take wickets'

Sri Lanka's record-breaking spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has taken the blame on himself for his team's poor showing in India last year and is keen to set the record straight during the Champions......

Sri Lanka eyeing revenge

India suffered a huge blow ahead of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka with Virender Sehwag being ruled out, leaving the hosts grappling with the problem of finding a new opening combination......

Why Kutraleeswaran stopped swimming

In 1997, in celebration of 50 years of India's independence, rediff.com ran a series on 50 Indians who achieved greatness in their fields, and one of those featured was 16-year-old......

Bula ecstatic after Seven Seas swim

Bula Chowdhury, who became the world's first woman swimmer to conquerthe Seven Seas, said she felt on top of the world after achieving the historic feat, which is expected to get into the Guinness......

  People speak for palk straits

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Philosopher Speusippus
Q. can you name a world class Indian swimmer holding a few world records?
Philosopher Speusippus:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/can-you-name-a-world-class-indian-swimmer-holding-a-few-worl/23948785/answers/

rajan
Q. Which waterbody seprates the Andaman Islands from the Nocibar Islands ?(A) Palk Strait(B) Gulf of Mannar(C) Nine Degree Channel(D) Ten Degree Channel
Rajan:  A. Late Mihir Sen .... he was the first man in the world to cross the English Channel, Palk Strait, and Zibralater Channel, more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-waterbody-seprates-the-andaman-islands-from-the-nociba/21846951/answers/23948859

  Web results for Palk Straits
Jaya attacks BJP on fishermen Issue

THOOTHUKUDI: In a scathing attack on the BJP-led Central government, AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday accused... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Jaya-attacks-BJP-on-fishermen-Issue/2014/09/15/article2432123.ece
Fishermen rule out immediate end to bottom-trawling

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Upset at Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's remarks that his government will not free the trawlers... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/fishermen-rule-out-immediate-end-to-bottomtrawling/article6405803.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
TESO protests Sri Lankan detention of Indian fishermen

+ Chennai, Sep 3 (ANI): The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization (TESO) on Wednesday held a demonstration in Chennai against the detention of... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/tv/teso-protests-sri-lankan-detention-of-indian-fishermen-21091
15 TN fishermen remanded to judicial custody

A Sri Lankan court has remanded to judicial custody 15 fishermen arrested by the Lankan navy in separate incidents, Fishermen Association... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/15-tn-fishermen-remanded-to-judicial-custody-114090300326_1.html
Jayalalithaa writes to Modi over frequent arrests of fishermen by Lankan Navy

Chennai: Expressing concern over the "alarmingly" increasing frequencies of arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief... ...

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jayalalithaa-writes-to-modi-over-frequent-arrests-of-fishermen-by-lankan-navy/495915-62-128.html

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