Heavy rainfall likely in Odisha till Wednesday

Heavy to very heavy rains coupled with squally surface wind are likely to lash many parts of Odisha till Wednesday under the impact of a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Heavy rains to continue in Odisha

 With several parts of Odisha already being pounded by a downpour since yesterday, many areas are likely to be lashed by heavy rains coupled with gusty surface wind till Monday under the influence of a low pressure formed over the northeast Bay of Bengal.

Japan likely to be part of Indo-US naval exercise 'Malabar'

Japanese Navy is likely to be part of the joint Indo-US Naval exercise 'Malabar' slated for later this year, a development which may not go down well with China.

Heavy rains likely in Odisha due to depression
Heavy rains likely in Odisha due to depression

Heavy to very heavy rains coupled with strong surface winds are likely to pound several places of Odisha till tomorrow under the influence of a depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Southwest Monsoon further advances into Odisha, heavy rains expected

The Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into Odisha and heavy rains are expected in the next 24 hours in the state following a low pressure over Bay of Bengal off South Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh Coast.

Missing Coast Guard plane: Reliance Industries vessel to join search today
Missing Coast Guard plane: Reliance Industries vessel to join search today

Days after a Dornier aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard went missing, a Reliance Industries vessel is expected to join the search on Friday morning.

Indo-French joint naval exercise off Vizag on June 21-22

France on Thursday said it is looking forward to conducting more joint naval exercises with India as part of its move to deepen strategic and defence ties with New Delhi.

Migrants returned to Bangladesh and an uncertain future

Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar`s coast were transferred under armed guard to neighbouring Bangladesh Monday, returning them to a life of grinding poverty many tried to flee months ago.

Anti-migrant protests planned in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine

Buddhist hardliners in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine state are planning a day of protest against local authorities helping desperate boat migrants found adrift in the Bay of Bengal, organisers said Sunday.

Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says conditions favourable for further advance
Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says conditions favourable for further advance

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala on Friday.

Monsoon to miss forecast date, likely to hit Kerala coast by June 4
Monsoon to miss forecast date, likely to hit Kerala coast by June 4

With conditions not favouring its progress, Southwest Monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast by June 4, three days after its normal onset date, the MET department said on Sunday.

Thailand hosts talks on Southeast Asia migrant crisis

Delegates from 17 nations gathered in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Pope urges help for migrants stranded in Bay of Bengal

Pope Francis called on the international community on Sunday to help migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, thousands of whom have been stranded on boats with dwindling supplies.

Bangladesh detains ship with 116 Malaysia-bound migrants

 A joint patrol team of Bangladesh coast guards and navy detained a trawler in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday after it was cast adrift with 116 Malaysia-bound illegal migrants on board, a coast guard commander said.

Bay of Bengal people smuggling doubles in 2015: UNHCR

An estimated 25,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarded people smugglers` boats in the first three months of this year, twice as many in the same months of 2014, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a statement on Friday.

Nuclear-capable Dhanush missile successfully test-fired

India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.

'Climate change, migration burdening urban areas in Bay of Bengal'
'Climate change, migration burdening urban areas in Bay of Bengal'

Rising urban population following forced migration from rural areas is a result of climate change and poses a burden upon urban risk-reduction efforts, aver experts from Bay of Bengal countries.

'Sunderbans hardly prepared for climate change, migration'

 The fragile Sunderbans - the largest mangrove forests and delta region spread over both Bangladesh and India - is "hardly prepared" for climate change-related issues, experts said here on Thursday.

Intermittent drizzle during R-Day parade, wet days ahead

Intermittent drizzle failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of spectators who had gathered on both sides of the Rajpath to witness the Republic Day parade where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest.

Five lakh devotees take dip in GangaSagar on Makar Sankranti

About five lakh devotees on Wednesday took holy dip in the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'.