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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 CNN-IBN 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India plans missile test ranges in Andhra, Andamans February 28, 2013

    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. ...
  • Rape case filed against Andaman Congress Counsellor January 10, 2013

    A case has been registered against Andaman Congress Counsellor Mahendra Prasad for allegedly raping a minor. The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Andaman have launched a protest against him. ...
  • Govt halts Navy project in A&N Islands October 5, 2012

    After CNN-IBN 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. ...
  • Environment Ministry halts Andaman defence project September 6, 2012

    The Environment Ministry has said no to a defence project in the Andamans after CNN-IBN reported how it would have threatened the existence of an endangered bird. ...
  • Andaman: MoD proposals threaten endangered birds July 16, 2012

    The Narcondam Hornbill and the Nicobar Megapod have only one place to call home - the Andamans. ...