Andamans

  • Lok Sabha elections: Andaman witnesses 70 per cent turnout 10-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Port Blair: Turnout for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands was recorded at 70 per cent on Thursday, the election office said. The final percentage might rise, the sources said. The poll battle was practically a straight contest between the Congress, which...
  • India scours uninhabited jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner 14-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Indian aircraft combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago. Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India's most isolated state. They are best...
  • Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea: Malaysian air force 12-03-2014 08:21 PM

    Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. After a series of at times conflicting statements,...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Andaman & Nicobar Islands votes on April 10 05-03-2014 01:34 PM

    New Delhi: Andaman & Nicobar Islands will vote for Lok Sabha elections in a single phase on April 10. ...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Questions on lapses galore, MHA takes cognisance 27-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Chennai: A day after a tourist boat capsized off the Andaman coast leaving 21 people dead, the scale of the tragedy is becoming apparent. Preliminary reports suggest the boat which had a capacity of 25-30 passengers was overloaded with almost 48 people on it. The passengers have claimed they were...
  • Andaman administration submits report on boat tragedy to Home Ministry 27-01-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Andaman and Nicobar administration has handed over a report on a boat tragedy that happened on Sunday to the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to sources, the report mentions the time of the accident, the number of casualties and the ex-gratia paid to the victims' families. The...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Police say rescue teams reached on time 27-01-2014 12:57 PM

    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 27-01-2014 12:12 PM

    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 27-01-2014 08:31 AM

    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 26-01-2014 06:31 PM

    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,...
  • Kejriwal's dharna proved a good training ground for young police officers 22-01-2014 05:47 PM

    The Delhi Police may have cursed Arvind Kejriwal for giving them a tough time, but the bizarre protest drama played out by the chief minister in the past couple of days proved to be a good training ground for freshly-minted young police officers. Twenty-seven trainee officers of the Indian Police...
  • Protiva Gupta's latest is a carefully researched book 01-11-2013 11:18 AM

    The Venetian merchant Niccol de' Conti who travelled to India in the 15th century refers to the Andamans as the `islands of gold'. Conti, whose travels accounts influenced Genoese map makers and explorers, tells the story of a lake in an island of the Andamans whose waters could turn iron...
  • Andhra, Odisha on high alert as cyclone Phailin nears the coast 10-10-2013 07:43 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has issued a high alert in view of the cyclone along cyclonic storm Phailin along coastal Andhra and Odisha. After crossing North Andaman Islands, the deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night intensified into cyclonic storm Phailin, while remaining practically stationary...
  • Cyclone hits Andaman Nicobar islands, Andhra Pradesh on high alert 09-10-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: A cyclonic storm on Wednesday hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands and is expected to reach the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha over the next 48-72 hours, the Met department said. According to the meteorological department there was a deep depression area over the North Andaman Sea...
  • Cyclone alert: Depression crosses Andamans, lying 950 km from Paradip in Odisha 09-10-2013 08:05 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A deep depression expected to turn into "a very severe cyclonic storm" over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, on Wednesday crossed the North Andaman Islands and lay centred over the east central Bay of Bengal, 950 km southeast of Paradip, the latest IMD bulletin said. The deep depression with a...
  • Odisha sounds cyclone alert, informs MHA to keep choppers ready 09-10-2013 09:25 AM

    With a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifying and likely to take the shape of a cyclonic storm in the next two days, Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry to keep helicopters ready for rescue and relief operations. The depression over the north Andaman Sea might...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Andaman ~~amp; Nicobar residents contribute Rs 2.19 cr 01-08-2013 03:47 PM

    People of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have contributed over Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for Uttarakhand relief and rehabilitation. Officials said the Union Territory's Lt Governor Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh handed over an amount of Rs 2.19 crore for the Prime Minister's National...
  • Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi 01-07-2013 08:55 PM

    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...
  • The earth shook yet we were clueless

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The earth shook. The floor I was sitting on was shaking for about 5 seconds. I was in my world when I was shaken by...

  • Navy's plans to test fire missiles hit hurdle 07-11-2011 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy's plans to test fire missiles from Andaman and Nicobar Islands appear to have hit a hurdle with the Environment Ministry concerned over the impact of the exercise on an endangered bird species found only in the ecologically sensitive area. The Environment Ministry, which is examining...
  • Navy spots Chinese 'spy' ship near Andamans 31-08-2011 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: A suspected Chinese spy ship apparently camouflaged as a fishing trawler to possibly keep an eye on Indian military activities near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was detected by the Navy in the area. The incident reinforced the assessment in the country of an increasing Chinese presence and...
  • Earthquake measuring 5.9 jolts Nicobar Islands 03-06-2011 04:46 PM

    Chennai: The Nicobar Islands were rocked by an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale at 12.57 pm on Friday, an India Meteorological Department official said. There were no reports of loss of life or property. "It was of moderate intensity, and initially there are no reports of any damage...
  • Early monsoon onset in Andaman, Kerala 28-05-2011 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The stage is set for a grand entry of south-west monsoon in Andamans and in quick succession in Kerala, raising hopes for a favourable season for millions of farmers across the country. "Conditions are favourable for setting in of the south-west monsoon over Andaman Sea during the next...
  • Tamil Nadu, Orissa coasts on alert 11-08-2009 09:56 AM

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