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English Release 21-August 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan’s ‘In-Residence Programme’ to feature two artists and two writers in September 2014
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM at Ranchi
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Government considering national, regional dental hospitals
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • DG, Border Guards Bangladesh calls on Union Home Minister
  • Home Minister to Review Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh
  • Min of Mines
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 100.32 per bbl on 20.08.2014
  • Min of Power
  • Prime Minister dedicates 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat transmission line ; Initiates Commencement of work on 3x660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue Earnings of Railways goes up by 14.72 per cent during the Month of July 2014 & 9.30 per cent during April-July 2014
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Full text of the Resolution adopted at the Second National Conference of Tourism Ministers
  • Full text of the speech of the Union Tourism and Culture Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at the inaugural session of the State Tourism Ministers’ Conference
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Ministries of Water Resources and Environment & Forests to Work in Close Tandem for Ganga Rejuvenation

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Ministry of Defence20-December, 2008 15:35 IST
Antony clears several proposals to augment coastal security
The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, today reviewed in detail all aspects relating to coastal security at a high-level meeting here attended among others by the Defence Secretary Shri Vijay Singh, Director General of Indian Coast Guard Vice Admiral Anil Chopra and the Director General Acquisition Shri SK Sharma. The deployment of Coast Guard assets to protect vulnerable areas in the context of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai was discussed. It was decided to deploy additional ships and aircraft in these areas.

The Coast Guard was asked to lease or hire ships from the Global Market in the quickest possible time to meet shortages. Approval was accorded for global acquisition of cutting-edge equipment and interceptor boats on a fast-track basis. The meeting also decided to set up nine additional Coast Guard Stations and a proposal for the same will be sent for Cabinet approval at the earliest. In another major decision, Shri Antony asked the Coast Guard to coordinate with State Governments for electronic identification of all vessels entering Indian Waters. The meeting also gave clearance for Radar coverage of the entire coastline and a scheme for the same will soon be worked out in consultation with the Ministry of Shipping.

Shri Antony asked the Coast Guard to coordinate with the Indian Navy and intelligence agencies for sharing of information.

Sitanshu Kar
(Release ID :45966)

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