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Veteran freedom fighter, ex-MP Shanti Patel dead

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 14:40

Eminent freedom-fighter, veteran trade unionist and former parliamentarian Shanti Patel died here early Friday following age related problems, family sources said.

Govt taking all steps for early release of seafarers

Last Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012, 20:52

In a bid to tackle the menace of piracy in a more effective manner, the Ministries of Shipping and External Affairs on Monday decided to coordinate their efforts to secure early release of seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates.

Govt warns of strict action against shipping companies

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 21:34

The government on Wednesday warned of a "strict" action against those shipping companies which fail to pay salaries to their seafarers.

Trauma Management Care Unit for seafarers held in captivity

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 10:46

In a novel initiative, three-city based maritime organisations have launched a Trauma Management Care Unit (TMCU) for seafarers, subjected to captivity and torture by pirates.

Seafarers association demand steps to ensure release of crew members

Last Updated: Saturday, May 07, 2011, 19:42

The Navy had rescued 16 crew members --12 Iranians and four Pakistanis -- of a hijacked Iranian trawler `Morteza`, west of the Lakshadweep Islands in March this year.

Govt making efforts to secure release of 53 Indian seafarers

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 20:15

Eleven Indians, who were released by Somali pirates after 11 months of captivity, have reached home and the government is making efforts to secure early release of the remaining 53.

Seafarers negotiating with pirates for release of Indians

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 00:45

Seafarers associations are negotiating with Somali pirates for the release of 64 Indian hostages along with seven vessels which were seized about a fortnight back, officials said today.