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What A380's failure can teach the shipping industry

What A380's failure can teach the shipping industry

Rediff.com8 Nov 2021

As a model of transport, the A380 strikes a parallel -- a shared fragility -- with giant container ships, observes Shyam G Menon.

Colonel Raja Chari Is Ready for Space

Colonel Raja Chari Is Ready for Space

Rediff.com30 Oct 2021

On Sunday morning Eastern US time, four astronauts will zoom into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Commanding the spaceflight is Raja Chari, a United States Air Force colonel.

China goes on offensive against US at bilateral talks

China goes on offensive against US at bilateral talks

Rediff.com26 Jul 2021

Talks between Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to improve the relations got off on a rough note at the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin, with Xie launching a blistering attack on Washington, accusing it of being the "owner of coercive diplomacy".

Weather left no time for vessel master, explains Afcons

Weather left no time for vessel master, explains Afcons

Rediff.com20 May 2021

Afcons Infrastructure, whose chartered barge P305 with 261 personnel at the Bombay High offshore oilfield was wrecked by cyclonic storm Tauktae earlier this week, on Thursday said the weather deteriorated rapidly and reached levels far worse than forecasts.

2 top US senators ask Blinken to raise farmers' issue with India

2 top US senators ask Blinken to raise farmers' issue with India

Rediff.com19 Mar 2021

Schumer and Menendez said the months-long demonstrations have been met with orders from the central government and local authorities to shut off internet access in protest areas, cut off water and electricity supplies for the tens of thousands living in protest camps, and impede the work of journalists reporting on the protests.

Modi slays it at QUAD with few words

Modi slays it at QUAD with few words

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

Interestingly, in his entire remarks, Modi never once mentioned regional security, Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar points out.

Quad leaders discuss 'challenge' posed by China: US NSA

Quad leaders discuss 'challenge' posed by China: US NSA

Rediff.com13 Mar 2021

Leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan did discuss the 'challenge' posed by China during the first meeting of the Quad, and they made clear that none of them have any 'illusions' about Beijing, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said.

Govt to issue OTT guidelines soon: Javadekar

Govt to issue OTT guidelines soon: Javadekar

Rediff.com9 Feb 2021

The government will soon issue guidelines for regulation of OTT (over the top) platforms that will address issues such as sensitive content, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

'Future of New Delhi railway station': Piyush Goel shares stunning design

'Future of New Delhi railway station': Piyush Goel shares stunning design

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

Posting photos on Twitter, Piyush Goyal wrote, "Envisaging an enriched passenger experience with complete integration of different modes of transport, take a look at the future of New Delhi Railway Station."

India seeks assistance for sailors stranded in Chinese waters

India seeks assistance for sailors stranded in Chinese waters

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Indian bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand has been on anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province of China since June 13 and it has 23 Indian sailors.

Covid-19 impact: Textile, paint makers roll out antiviral layer to ads

Covid-19 impact: Textile, paint makers roll out antiviral layer to ads

Rediff.com24 Nov 2020

Almost each of these companies has a different technology to show for the effectiveness against microbes.

How safe is Maruti's S-Presso mini SUV?

How safe is Maruti's S-Presso mini SUV?

Rediff.com12 Nov 2020

Hyundai got two stars for Grand i10 Nios and Kia got three stars for Seltos.

Storm crosses Andhra coast, disrupts power, ship swept ashore

Storm crosses Andhra coast, disrupts power, ship swept ashore

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

The deep depression in Bay of Bengal that crossed the coast close to Kakinada in East Godavari district on Tuesday morning left a trail of devastation as it brought with it a massive downpour in several districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Adani, GMR among 20 firms keen on rebuilding New Delhi railway station

Adani, GMR among 20 firms keen on rebuilding New Delhi railway station

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

The Rail Land Development Authority has invited online bids from private players to redevelop the station into an integrated commercial, retail, and hospitality hub.

With China in mind, Abe departs with military pact with India

With China in mind, Abe departs with military pact with India

Rediff.com12 Sep 2020

With the signing of the pact, the Quad grouping of India, Japan, Australia and the US is set to gain more heft now, notes Dr Rajaram Panda.

Fly-pasts, lit-up ships: Military prepares to thank 'corona warriors'

Fly-pasts, lit-up ships: Military prepares to thank 'corona warriors'

Rediff.com3 May 2020

The thanks-giving activities will start with laying of wreaths at the police memorial in Delhi and in several other cities on Sunday morning to honour the police personnel deployed in enforcement of the nationwide lockdown, officials said. It will be followed by fly-pasts by fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, covering a sizeable number of cities and towns across the country between 10 am and 11 am, officials said.

Swiss firm to develop Jewar airport, outbids DIAL, Adani

Swiss firm to develop Jewar airport, outbids DIAL, Adani

Rediff.com29 Nov 2019

The Jewar Airport or the Noida International Greenfield Airport will be spread over 5,000 hectares when fully built at an estimated to cost Rs 29,560 crore.

Photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year shortlist

Photos from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year shortlist

Rediff.com11 Jan 2018

You don't have to be a nature-lover to appreciate these captivating shots taken from around the world. The Natural History Museum has released its shortlist for its celebrated People's Choice Award -- a title that lauds the very best of wildlife immortalised by the lens. This remarkable gallery of finalists was selected from almost 50,000 submissions from 92 countries. From birds bursting with colour to giraffes to fish we're not used to seeing -- here are some of the pictures.

9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018

9 Infra suggestions for Budget 2018

Rediff.com9 Jan 2018

Stepped up public expenditure must be accompanied by focused policies, advises Vinayak Chatterjee.

Yes, you can do it! Tips to fight osteoporosis

Yes, you can do it! Tips to fight osteoporosis

Rediff.com25 Oct 2017

Osteoporosis is about brittle bones and can be tackled with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Is this the Pakistani sunset?

Is this the Pakistani sunset?

Rediff.com29 Sep 2017

'There is gradual rise in the number of nations viewing Pakistan as the nursery of global terror.'

The next Indian astronaut

The next Indian astronaut

Rediff.com16 Aug 2017

Raja Chari is in training to go to space in 2019. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel presents the story of his journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to NASA. A Rediff.com Exclusive!

5 dead as army veteran opens fire at airport in Florida

5 dead as army veteran opens fire at airport in Florida

Rediff.com7 Jan 2017

A gunman opened fire on Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport in Florida, causing multiple fatalities, officials said.

Travel 2017: Top 7 cities to head to!

Travel 2017: Top 7 cities to head to!

Rediff.com29 Nov 2016

2017 is full of long weekends! You won't regret planning your next trip to these wonderful cities.

How to see a solar eclipse at 35,000 ft in the air? Here's the answer!

How to see a solar eclipse at 35,000 ft in the air? Here's the answer!

Rediff.com10 Mar 2016

It's very rare that a company fulfill its customer's wish. And that too at about 35,000 feet in the air.

President, PM Modi review naval fleet

President, PM Modi review naval fleet

Rediff.com6 Feb 2016

Pranab Mukherjee inspected the fleet along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi from aboard the INS Sumitra.

Be 'extra cautious' in SE Asia: Govt advises Indian ships

Be 'extra cautious' in SE Asia: Govt advises Indian ships

Rediff.com29 Mar 2015

The government has asked Indian ships sailing in the Malacca Strait and South East Asia to be 'extra cautious' and take necessary security steps in view of rising incidents of hijacking and robbery

Cyclone Nilofar: About 30,000 to be evacuated on Wednesday

Cyclone Nilofar: About 30,000 to be evacuated on Wednesday

Rediff.com29 Oct 2014

An estimated 30,000 people along coastal areas will be moved to safer places in Kutch district of Gujarat from Wednesday as the very severe cyclonic storm Nilofar hurtles towards the state and slams it by November 1 afternoon.

Phailin impact: Cargo ship sinks, crew spotted in lifeboat

Phailin impact: Cargo ship sinks, crew spotted in lifeboat

Rediff.com13 Oct 2013

The Panama registered MV Bingo carrying 8,000 tonne of iron ore was sailing to China after it left the Sagar anchorage on October 11, Kolkata Port Trust Chairman RPS Kahlon said in Kolkata. The ship had left Haldia port on October 8 and went missing on Saturday.

Turkish cargo ship with 24 Indians hijacked off Gabon coast

Turkish cargo ship with 24 Indians hijacked off Gabon coast

Rediff.com17 Jul 2013

A Turkish oil-chemical tanker with an all Indian crew of 24 has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of the West African nation Gabon.

Air taxi crashes at Alaska airport; 10 dead

Air taxi crashes at Alaska airport; 10 dead

Rediff.com8 Jul 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to Alaska to investigate the crash of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter.

Oil tanker runs aground off Chennai; rescue operations on

Oil tanker runs aground off Chennai; rescue operations on

Rediff.com31 Oct 2012

An oil tanker with 37-member crew on board on Wednesday ran aground off the city coast under the impact of high velocity winds before the landfall of cyclone 'Nilam'.

Fire on ship with hazardous cargo off Mumbai coast doused

Fire on ship with hazardous cargo off Mumbai coast doused

Rediff.com10 Sep 2012

A major fire that broke out on the Colombo-bound merchant vessel M V Amsterdam Bridge off Mumbai coast has been contained but the presence of dangerous cargo continues to make things critical, Coast Guard officials said.

Hazardous cargo prolongs M V Amsterdam fire control

Hazardous cargo prolongs M V Amsterdam fire control

Rediff.com10 Sep 2012

The ship, carrying hazardous cargo, caught fire near the Prongs Reef Lighthouse in South Mumbai on Sunday.

Captain of ship in Kerala collision case arrested

Captain of ship in Kerala collision case arrested

Rediff.com13 Mar 2012

The captain of a Singapore-flagged ship, suspected to have collided with a boat off Kerala coast killing five fishermen, was arrested and brought to the shore in Chennai on Tuesday.

21 Indian sailors released by Somali pirates

21 Indian sailors released by Somali pirates

Rediff.com14 Jan 2012

Twenty one Indian sailors aboard the ship MV Fairchem Bogey, which was hijacked last August, have been released by the pirates, the Directorate General of Shipping said on Saturday. This is the second piece of good news for the Indian seafaring community within a fortnight. Seventeen sailors from a hijacked Iranian ship had been released late in December. "All the 21 sailors are safe and the ship is now on its way to a safe port," said Director General of Shipping.

21 Indians taken hostage off Oman coast

21 Indians taken hostage off Oman coast

Rediff.com20 Aug 2011

An oil tanker with 21 Indian crew members on board was hijacked on Saturday off the coast of Oman, Directorate General of Shipping said in Mumbai.

Ransom paid but 7 indian ship crew still hostage

Ransom paid but 7 indian ship crew still hostage

Rediff.com16 Apr 2011

Mumbai-based OMCI Ship Management, the owners of the ship, on Saturday clarified that all the crew members of the ill-fated vessel were Indians and seven of them were still being held.

Chinese string of pearls could choke India

Chinese string of pearls could choke India

Rediff.com8 Sep 2010

A regional power struggle between India and China, however muted be it, will be more and more evident as China pushes the envelope to be a greater global player. India must prepare for it, says Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd).

Marginalised India's Afghan options

Marginalised India's Afghan options

Rediff.com12 Apr 2010

To get back into reckoning and ensure India's interests are given their due in Afghanistan, we need to evaluate a new mix of soft and hard options, writes Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd).

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