Briefly Nation: Maldivian vessel detained in Kochi

A Maldivian vessel — MV Morning Star — has been detained in Kochi and booked for negligent navigation after another vessel

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 5, 2012 3:04:50 am

Maldivian vessel detained in Kochi

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Maldivian vessel — MV Morning Star — has been detained in Kochi and booked for negligent navigation after another vessel — MV Sea Angel — under the former’s tow sank 6.5 nautical miles off Kochi coast. Navy spokesperson Commander Roy Francis said due to the rough sea and unprofessional towing methods,MV Sea Angel sank off the Kochi coast on July 1.

SC stays trial against Jaffer Sharief

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed proceedings in a 1995 corruption case against former railway minister C K Jaffer Sharief. His counsel contended that the CBI was trying to make a “mountain of a molehill”. The SC also issued notice to CBI on the appeal and sought reply within two weeks.

CPM leader Mani quizzed by cops

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior CPM leader M M Mani,who is facing murder charges following his revelation that the party has history of killing its political rivals,on Wednesday turned up before the police. The police,who quizzed him for nearly five hours,said his arrest would be decided later.

Cops bust LeT module,7 held

SRINAGAR: The J-K Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a recruitment module of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in north Kashmir’s Sopore and arrested seven of its suspected members. The module was planning attacks on security installations and VIPs,Sopore SP Imtiyaz Ahmad claimed.

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