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  • BJP retains lone seat of Andaman and Nicobar islands May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday retained the lone seat of Andaman and Nicobar islands. BJP candidate Bishnu Pada Ray defeated Congress's Kuldeep Rai Sharma by 7,812 votes. The poll battle was practically a straight contest between the Congress, which won the seat continuously until 2004 with the exception...
  • BJP wins the only set in Andaman and Nicobar May 16, 2014

    Updates: 5:10 pm: BJP's Bishnu Pada Ray defeats Congress's Kuldeep Rai Sharma by 7,812 votes. 1:48 pm: BJP's Bishu Pada Ray is leading comfortably over Congress's Kuldeep Rai Sharma. 11:31 am: The BJP is leading in the lone seat. New Delhi: The counting of votes begin on Friday for the lone seat of...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Shompens tribe votes for first time in Andaman April 10, 2014

    For the first time in the country's history Shompens, considered one of the last surviving stone-age tribes and living in Great Nicobar, cast their votes on Thursday to elect the Lok Sabha candidate from the Bay Islands. Election office sources in Port Blair said about 60 Shompens cast their ballots at...
  • Lok Sabha polls live: High turnout in Kerala, moderate in Delhi, UP and Bihar April 10, 2014

    Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. ...
  • LS polls: Welfare of Jarawa tribes key issue in Andaman April 9, 2014

    The conflict between commercial activities and welfare of Jarawa tribes is one of the key poll issues in Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is witnessing a fierce fight among five major parties, including debutant AAP, for this lone Lok Sabha seat going to polls on Thursday. The issue remains so critical...
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands March 21, 2014

    A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Nicobar Islands on Friday, the US Geological Service reported. The quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) about 68 miles (110 km) southeast of Mishap, Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean, the agency said. An official at the provincial disaster management control...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Andaman & Nicobar Islands votes on April 10 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Andaman & Nicobar Islands will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 10. ...
  • Andaman and Nicobar: Inquiry on into alleged exploitation of Jarawa women February 11, 2014

    Andaman and Nicobar administration has ordered for a detailed inquiry into the recent media reports, which alleged that the Jarawa tribe women were being sexually exploited by poachers for alcohol and marijuana. The Jarawas are one of the six endangered indigenous tribes of the Islands. "I have directed for a detailed...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: 3 people including the boat owner detained January 27, 2014

    The owner of the overcrowded boat carrying 51 tourists which capsized in the Andaman and Nicobar islands was among the three persons detained on Monday even as a Union Minister said there were no life jackets and divers on board the vessel. Conflicting claims were also made on the response to...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Police say rescue teams reached on time January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Andaman and Nicobar DGP has refuted allegations of delay in rescue operations after the tourist boat tragedy on Sunday. DGP Sudhir Yadav told CNNIBN that the news about delay in rescue operations is wrong. "We got information about this accident at 3:50 pm and at 4:05 pm...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Tourism dept responsible, says Narayanasamy January 27, 2014

    A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. Minister of State V Narayanasamy has said that tourism department is responsible for the tragedy and strict action will be taken...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Eyewitnesses say rescue teams reached late January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. The tourist boat identified as Aqua Marine capsized between Ross Island and North bay, about 2 kilometre off the...
  • Boat capsizes in Andaman, 21 dead January 26, 2014

    Port Blair: A boat carrying tourists capsized near Port Blair in Andaman on Sunday resulting in the death of 21 people. According to reports, 43 people were onboard boat Aqua Marine when the incident took place. The boat capsized between Ross Island and North Bay at 4:00 PM. P Jawahar, Deputy Commissioner,...
  • Nuclear talks at UN a start of new era: Iranian foreign ministry September 24, 2013

    A meeting between Iran's top diplomats and world powers at the United Nationsthis week will start a "new era" in efforts to end the dispute with the West over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, the Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. It did not hint at any concessions by Tehran. The European Union...
  • Five foreigners carrying arms detained in Andaman September 10, 2013

    Five foreigners carrying arms and ammunition were detained after their boat was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Diglipur coast in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an ICG spokesman said in Port Blair on Tuesday. Four Thai and one Myanmarese nationals were detained after their boat was stopped by ICG...
  • Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, has been named the Lt Governor of Delhi, replacing Tejendra Khanna. According to a presidential announcement, former Delhi police commissioner KK Paul has been appointed the Meghalaya governor, replacing Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary. Lt General AK Singh (retd) will be the Lt Governor...
  • India plans missile test ranges in Andhra, Andamans February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up missile test ranges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Andhra Pradesh and the process has been initiated to acquire land, the government said on Wednesday. Defence Minister AK Antony told the Rajya Sabha that the DRDO had proposed to...
  • Rape case filed against Andaman Congress Counsellor January 10, 2013

    Port Blair: A case has been registered against Andaman Congress Counsellor Mahendra Prasad for allegedly raping a minor. SP South Andaman Mandeep Singh Randhawa said police are preparing to arrest Prasad. Prasad is the Congress Counsellor from Port Blair. The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Andaman have launched a protest against...
  • Govt halts Navy project in A&N Islands October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN reported how missile installations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands could hurt the existence of the endangered bird species Nicobar Megapode, the Enviornment Ministry has rejected the proposal. "The habitat of the megapode should not be disturbed and the missile firing range should not come up in...
  • Environment Ministry halts Andaman defence project September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry has said no to a defence project in the Andamans after CNNIBN reported how it would have threatened the existence of an endangered bird. The Coast Guard was planning to construct a road and a diesel power station to set up a surveillance radar system. This...
  • Andaman: MoD proposals threaten endangered birds July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Narcondam Hornbill is found at only one place in the world Narcondam, in the Andamans. The Nicobar Megapod, a wingless bird, is found in the Tillanchong Sanctuary, again in the Andamans. Both these birds and the fragile ecology of the Andamans are now facing a direct threat...