Indian Coast Guard rescued six Sri Lankan fishermen by a merchant vessel YM Summit from 170 nautical miles east of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
The rescue operation was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Mumbai and Chennai on July 05 morning.
The merchant vessel was on her way to Visakhapatnam when she sighted a capsized fishing boat with six survivors atop, at about 07:15 am on 05 Jul 2020, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Chennai.
The master transmitted the information to MRCC, Mumbai which was timely shared with MRCC, Chennai for further coordination.
MRCC Chennai coordinated with the vessel for safe rescue of the survivors.
The six survivors are identified as natives of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
They were reportedly stranded and adrift at sea, braving the vagaries of rough weather for four days.
MRCC, Chennai further, coordinated with the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission, Chennai and MRCC Colombo to verify the credentials and arranging for their safe return to home.
Around 40 police personnel of Chennai have donate blood for the plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment at Chennai's Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital. Chennai Police Commissioner, Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal said, "Other personnel who have recovered from COVID19 also willing to donate plasma." State Health Minister, Dr C Vijayabaskar was also present during the noble work.
Joe Biden, the Presidential candidate, has picked India-origin Kamala Harris as his running mate for the elections. Biden announced the news on Tuesday. Harris is a daughter of Indian and American immigrants. Announcing the news, Biden said Harris is one of the country’s finest public servants. Harris is the first Asian-American on a major presidential ticket. Harris herself was a presidential aspirant until last year before she dropped out of the race because of lack of popular support. She is also the first African American of a major party and only the third woman yet to run for that office, after Democrat Geraldine Ferraro and Republican Sarah Palin. The 55-year-old first time senator from California is the daughter of Indian mother from Chennai, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a cancer researcher who passed away in 2009, and Jamaican father, Donald Harris, who teaches at Stanford University. The parents separated when Harris and her younger sister Maya Harris were still very young.
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Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff was spotted outside Avidesh Studio in Mumbai's Juhu area on August 13. He was snapped wearing black hoodie with surgical face mask. Tiger will be next seen in 'Heropanti 2' and 'Rambo' on work front. On the other side, actress Karishma Lala Sharma was snapped outside a clinic in Mumbai's Andheri area. She wore black mask and paired it with ruffled jumpsuit and pump shoes. Film producer Bunty Walia was spotted at residence of Sanjay Dutt.
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visited Sanjay Dutt at his house after Dutt was diagnosed with lung cancer. Ranbir and Alia were spotted together at Dutt’s house. Ranbir has played Sanjay Dutt’s role in the film Sanju while Alia has worked with Dutt in the upcoming movie Sadak 2. Meanwhile, other Bollywood celebrities were also spotted at various places in Mumbai. Celebs were seen stepping out of the house with precautions, wearing masks. Tiger Shroff and Ekta Kapoor were spotted in Juhu at separate locations. Malaika Arora was also seen at a salon in Mumbai. Angrezi Medium actor Radhika Madan was seen at the Maddock films office. R Madhavan was seen at the Mumbai airport.
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Indian Coast Guard recovered 88 packets of charas (hashish). Hashish was recovered during patrol and search operations close to Jakhau, Gujarat between June 17 and June 22. The information was shared by Ministry of Defence (MoD).
The security tightened in TN's Rameswaram ahead of Independence Day. The police personnel inspected the Pamban Bridge railway tracks and took surveillance of the area. The nation will celebrate 73rd Independence Day on August 15, 2020.
The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India, however, fatality rate dipped to 1.99 %, informed Health Ministry. National Expert Group on vaccine administration has also been constituted by Centre. Maharashtra continues to witness surge of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases taking total tally in the state to 5,35,601. Delhi reported 1257 COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths on Aug 11. Karnataka recorded 6,257 COVID-19 cases today. While, Tamil Nadu reported 5,834 COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths so, total number of cases in the state is now at 3,08,649, including 2,50,680 discharged, 52,810 active cases and 5,159 deaths. Andhra Pradesh recorded 9024 cases. Country has conducted over 2.5 crore sample tests so far.
Fire broke out in a fishing boat in the sea, a short distance from Visakhapatnam fishing harbour. It appears that the boat caught fire due to technical fault in the morning. No injuries were reported, all fishermen are safe.
At least 11 workers were crushed to death after a huge crane collapsed in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam. The incident took place at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), a central government undertaking. The mishap, that occured on Saturday afternoon, also left several others injured. The accident happened when workers were carrying out an inspection of the crane. The huge crane suddenly crumbled and crashed to the ground with a massive sound. As per reports, three bodies were retrieved from under the debris of the crane. The remaining bodies were believed to be crushed, said reports. Police, with the help of shipyard staff, are involved in the rescue operations. Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner RK Meena rushed to spot to inquire into the cause of the accident. The crane, which used to carry equipment for shipbuilding, was bought by HSL almost a decade ago. The crane's operation was recently outsourced to a private agency. State minister for tourism Muthamsetty Srinivas Rao, who hails from Visakhapatnam, inquired about the accident and asked the district authorities to take up the rescue operations.
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Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) on July 26 paid tribute to soldiers on the 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas, at Victory at Sea War Memorial in Visakhapatnam. The Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay. The day marks the victory of Indian soldiers in recapturing the mountain heights that were occupied by the Pakistani Army on July 26, 1999, known as the Kargil War.