India's coastal regions are under threat. Despite that, many forestry officials and rangers in charge of them don't view active environmental protection as their task. A special course on the Andaman Islands aims to raise their awareness.
The ship was carrying $8.1 million dollars (€ 6.4 million) worth of gasoline when it disappeared on Thursday. Fears are held for the crew of 22 Indian nationals amid speculation the tanker has been hijacked by pirates.
Indian PM Narendra Modi recently concluded a tour of the Middle East and is now hosting Iranian President Rouhani in New Delhi. Incredibly, Modi has been able to maintain good ties with all Middle Eastern rivals.
India is still missing 661 fishermen, almost a month after Cyclone Ockhi battered its southern waters, according to Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Most originated from coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.
The Indian coast guard, apparently tipped-off by intelligence agencies, intercepted a drug-laden vessel off the Gujarat coast. The street value of the heroin is estimated at almost $550 million.
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