PORT BLAIR

  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Chennai: 16 nations to participate in India Navy's MILAN 2014 January 24, 2014

    Chennai: A total of 16 navies from the Indian Ocean Region are participating in 'MILAN 2014', the biennial international naval exercise conducted by the Indian Navy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands between February 5 and 9. Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka,...
  • 108 Myanmarese detained for crossing into Indian waters March 2, 2013

    Port Blair: A group of 108 Myanmarese nationals were detained after they illegally boarded a barge coming to Mumbai from the neighbouring country, Coast Guard sources said on Saturday. After getting complaints of illegal entry by some unknown people on board barge Ganpati, which was being towed from Myanmar to...
  • Andaman islands brace for 4metre tsunami waves April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A few thousand people were evacuated to higher ground from parts of Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday following earthquakes in Indonesia, as the islands prepared for tsunami waves up to 3.9 metres high, officials said. Ships in Port Blair were also asked to sail out. "There could be...
  • Delhi experiences season's coldest day December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhiites witnessed the coldest day of the season on Tuesday with day temperatures remaining below normal but a lessfoggy day ensured that operations at the international airport remain largely unaffected. However, weather conditions in the rest of north India forced the delay of over 55 trains coming to...
  • Cracks in windscreen, plane makes priority landing September 18, 2011

    Kolkata: A Port BlairKolkata Air India flight made a priority landing in Sunday after its wind screen developed cracks shortly before touching down, airport sources said. Air India's flight AI788 with 59 passengers on board took off from Port Blair on scheduled time at 8.15 am. But shortly before landing at...
  • 'Kalapani' for Tihar official over Kalmadi issue July 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The VIP accused in the CWG scam are unlikely to enjoy VIP treatment hereon, after Tihar Jail authorities on Monday admitted that VIP inmates were getting special privileges. "Found former OC chief Suresh Kalmadi having tea and snacks with the jail superitendant at Jail No. 4 where he is...
  • N Korean ship to be booked under Indian Maritime Act August 16, 2009

    New Delhi: The seized North Korean ship is likely to be booked under the Indian Maritime Act for entering the Indian waters illegally, official sources said on Sunday. The sources said Defence Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, Union Home Ministry and Coast Guards were coordinating steps so that the ship...
  • War damages lost? India, Japan in denial mode August 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Japanese forces occupied the picture perfect archipelago Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 1942 during the Second World War and had reportedly killed nearly 1,000 Indians, including women and children. But the Government of India has denied the descendants of those war victims a compensation that was...