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Defence Minister Parrikar leaves for Chennai to monitor ops of missing IAF AN 32

Defence Minister Parrikar leaves for Chennai to monitor ops of missing IAF AN 32

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is visiting Tambaram air base near Chennai on Saturday to monitor the search and operations for the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft AN-32.

Cyclist Deborah Herold rises to world number 4

Cyclist Deborah Herold rises to world number 4

The 20-year-old from Andaman and Nicobar collected 211 points in 500m time trial and secured fourth place in the World Elite UCI.

Govt likely to achieve target of separate toilets in schools

 The government seems set to accomplish the target of ensuring separate toilets for boys and girls in all schools across the country by this Independence Day, as was promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aditya Verma writes to CMs of unrecognised cricket states

Aditya Verma writes to CMs of unrecognised cricket states

Petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday wrote to Chief Ministers of states, whose cricket bodies have not been recognised by the BCCI, to raise the issue of fundamental rights of players.

Moderate intensity earthquake hits Andaman region

 A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Island region today.

Naval ships transporting passengers stranded due to bad weather at Port Blair, Hut Bay

Naval ships have sprung into action to transport hundreds of passengers stranded at Port Blair and Hut Bay due to 'adverse' weather condition.

Indian Naval vessel to participate in ASEAN exercise

The Indian Navy`s indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx), an offiial statement said on Saturday.

Locate Indian naval vessel missing since December 2014: AIADMK

The issue of disappearance of a naval vessel with eight crew members, sailing from Andaman islands to Car Nicobar in December last was raised on Thursday in Rajya Sabha by an AIADMK member who sought government's intervention to find it.

Vice-Admiral Lanba appointed Southern Naval Command chief

Vice-Admiral S Lanba, in line to be the next Navy chief in 2016, was on Saturday appointed as the chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC).

5.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Andaman and Nicobar

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the islands of Andaman and Nicobar early this morning.

Earthquake measuring 4.4 hits Nicobar Islands

A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Sunday hit Nicobar Islands but no damage was reported.

French filmmakers make secret documentary on Jarawa tribes, FIR filed

Two French filmmakers have been booked on the charge of trespassing into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve in the Andaman islands and filming a documentary on the threatened aboriginal tribe.

Jarawa child with heart ailment treated at Chennai hospital

A 70-day-old Jarawa child from Andaman and Nicobar islands has succesfully undergone a surgery for a rare congenital heart condition at a private hospital in Chennai for a complex heart problem.

LS polls: NCP manifesto promises reservations for Muslims, Marathas

Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Monday promised reservations to Muslims as well as Marathas, implementation of Rajinder Sachar committee report, and support for `statehood to Andaman and Nicobar` in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections, released here.

TMC announces candidates for Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar LS seats

Trinamool Congress on Friday nominated former MP Nakul Das Rai as its candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim and gave the party ticket to Anita Bhakta Mondal for the Andaman and Nicobar seat.

Inquiry on into alleged sexual exploitation of Jarawa women

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.

China a strategic partner, not a threat: Air Marshal PK Roy

India should look at China as a strategic partner and not as a threat, a senior military commander has said.

Owner of ferry which sank in Andamans sent to judicial custody

Owner of tourist ferry MV Aqua marine which left 21 people dead after it sank in sea while sailing from Ross Island in Andamans on January 26 has been remanded to judicial custody after her arrest.

Severe cyclone in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Several hundreds of people have been evacuated as a severe cyclonic storm with windspeed of above 110 KMPH hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday night.

India`s endangered tribal groups see rise in population

There has been a rise in population of endangered tribal groups and state governments have been asked to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan to help them grow further, the government has said.