Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

Warning Centre to hold workshop on 10th anniversary of 2004 Tsunami

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) will conduct a national workshop on the 10th anniversary of the devastating Tsunami that killed lakhs of people on December 26, 2004.

'MH370 may have been shot down by US military after hijack'

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared with 239 people on board may have been shot down by the US military fearing a hijack and a 9/11-style attack, a French ex-airline boss has claimed.

Vote counting in Mauritius Parliamentary polls

Election officials on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius on Thursday counted votes from the parliamentary polls, with reports suggesting the opposition Alliance Lepep coalition was in the lead.

'No direct link found between ocean warming, monsoon-weakening'

No direct link has been established between ocean warming and weakening of south-west monsoon, the government said Wednesday.

Govt to launch 'Project Mausam' to revive links among Indian Ocean countries

The central government has decided to launch 'Project Mausam' to revive the ancient links among the countries of the Indian Ocean to gain a more holistic understanding of the subcontinent's maritime history, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

China denies reports to set up 18 naval bases in Indian Ocean

Beijing: Defending its submarine's docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military today termed "utterly groundless" reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and several other places in the western and southern Indian Ocean.

Increased global shipping has caused pollution on open seas

 Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.

'Indian Ocean' captivates crowd with their performance
'Indian Ocean' captivates crowd with their performance

Indian Rock band Indian Ocean mesmerized the crowd with their  `Everyone Is Someone` music concert held at Indian Habitat Centre 's Amphitheatre on Saturday.

Chinese submarine docks in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns

Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese submarine and a warship to dock at its port in the capital Colombo, officials said on Sunday, despite concerns raised by India about China's warming relations with the Indian Ocean island nation.

India to cooperate with Mauritius to safeguard Indian Ocean: Sushma Swaraj

Port Louis: The Indian Navy is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the strategically vital Indian Ocean region in cooperation with the coast guards of Mauritius, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.

Swaraj hails India, Mauritius friendship

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday recalled the historical linkages between India and Mauritius as she hailed the democratic values shared by the two countries saying that India will always be a "steadfast friend and partner" of the Indian Ocean nation.

MH 370: Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said on Friday.

Malaysia`s Defence Minister hopeful MH370 will be found

Malaysia`s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean.

Vishal, Arijit, Indian Ocean to perform for Assam flood victims
Vishal, Arijit, Indian Ocean to perform for Assam flood victims

 India’s well-known musicians like Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani, Papon, Arijit Singh, Indian Ocean and Benny Dayal will come together for a fundraiser gig to be held here Sunday to help flood victims of Assam.

Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system
Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system

The alarming depletion in the population of Sea Cucumber, also known as earthworms of sea, due to pollution, illegal fishing and over-exploitation can endanger marine eco-system in Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, according to a top Zoological Society of India scientist.

New underwater discoveries in hunt for MH370

Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

MH370: New search images reveal seabed details of Indian Ocean

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the remote southern Indian Ocean have released detailed images of the seabed - revealing features such as extinct volcanoes and 1,400-metre depressions for the first time.

Monitoring Chinese activity in Indian Ocean: Navy Chief

Against the backdrop of incursions in Ladakh, Navy Thursday said it was continuously monitoring the activity of the Chinese Navy in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter
Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter

Their swimmers train in the Indian Ocean and the women soccer and handball players haven`t managed a goal between them at the Asian Games, but the Maldives says it does not care about success -- yet.