Italian coast guard ships and vessels from a multi-nation naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants today from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said.
Maharashtra Government will equip about 166 booths in the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district with satellite phones for smooth polling, as they lack landline or mobile phone connectivity, State Chief Secretary JS Saharia said here on Friday.
West Bengal Police have arrested three European nationals for possessing 22 satellite phones and not declaring them before the authorities. According to police, the arrested persons are Larf Wadchi from Germany, Beneot Mari from Belgium and Dean Matson from England. Police had detained a 84-member international team in Jalpaiguri District after being alerted by an army team when radar detected the use of satellite phones on February 8.
Installation of direct satellite
phone terminals and televisions at Forward Defence Locations
across the country are among the steps taken by the BSF to
boost morale of its jawans and improve operational efficiency.
Days after Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Rajasekhara Reddy died in a chopper crash, authorities in Chhattisgarh have decided to take extra precautions like setting up a high-frequency satellite phone in CM Raman Singh`s helicopter.