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Minister for National Defence, Canada, visits headquarters western naval command at Mumbai

THE Minister for National Defence, Canada, Mr. Harjit Singh Sajjan, visited Headquarters Western Naval Command at Mumbai today and interacted with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command. The Minister highlighted the areas of congruence between India and Canada and the need to further enhance cooperation between both nations. The discussions looked at continuing the current level ...

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Tugboat crew rescued by navy helicopter

Four crew members of a tugboat Sonika, who were stranded at sea off Mumbai last night, were rescued by an Indian Navy Seaking 42C helicopter. A distress call was received at the Mumbai Main Police Control Room from the tugboat Sonika. The tugboat, with four men onboard, had run aground on rocks in the waters off Raj Bhavan during low ...

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Maharashtra govt doubles the penalty rate for overstaying

RECENTLY Maharashtra government doubles the penalty rate for overstaying but lack of policy to recovery penalty. Several IAS and government officers have failed to pay the rent for the occupied government quarters they are residing in. Tired of continuous follow ups and reminders, the Public Works Department (PWD) has approached the competent authority court for getting the approximately Rs 92 ...

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Sign our petition: Free Martin Mendez

Dear Friend, This week, we at Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are focusing our energy on the release of Martín Méndez Pineda, a Mexican journalist who is currently being detained while seeking asylum in the U.S. After publishing an article exposing police misconduct in the state of Guerrero, Méndez became the target of physical attacks, death threats, and relentless harassment for ...

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Food and Nutrition seminar conducted by Indian Navy

Indian Navy conducted a seminar on Food and Nutrition for Naval personnel at INS Hamla, Mumbai today. Vice Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command was the Chief Guest. Vice Admiral Jaywant Korde, Controller of Logistics, also attended the event. Other dignitaries and senior officers of the Indian Navy were also present at the seminar. The seminar being ...

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UK Defence Minister visits western naval command

A twelve member United Kingdom delegation, led by the Rt Honourable Sir Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence (Defence Minister), is currently on a visit to India. On Tuesday, the delegation visited the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy at Mumbai. The Honourable Minister and his delegation called on and interacted with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer ...

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Focinc (west) presents awards and delivers address at national maritime day function

THE 54th National Maritime Day was celebrated today, with a function held at the YB Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The event was hosted by the Directorate General of Shipping and the Shipping Corporation of India, and had participation from the merchant marine, shipping industry and maritime sector. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command was the ...

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Air India cancels Ravindra Gaikwad booking again

AIR India has again cancelled bookings made by Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. This is the seventh attempt on the part of the Sena MP to book a flight on Air India, which barred him from flying after he assaulted the airline’s staffer. Ravindra Gaikwad has also made an attempt each to book an IndiGo flight as well as a ...

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C-IN-C CUP MUMBAI HARBOUR RACE

THE inaugural C-in-C Cup Mumbai Harbour Race was held on 01 Apr 2017 in Mumbai harbour. The event was conducted by the Western Naval Command with the aim of providing an impetus to the sport, a common platform for all big boat sailors in and around Mumbai, and for promoting bonhomie between clubs in and around Mumbai. The event was ...

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Newspaper employees’ unions protest against INP sackings

–Undeclared Emergency in Media: Fight Continues! MORE than 150 journalists and non-journalist employees of several newspapers and a news agency on Monday held a demonstration in front of the office Indian National Press ( Bombay ) P Ltd –publishers of Navshakti and Free Press Journal– at Nariman Point to protest against the sacking of 40 employees, including 16 contract workers ...

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