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Around 35,000 people from coastal regions of India evacuated in massive tsunami drill

Around 35,000 people from coastal regions of India evacuated in massive tsunami drill

More than 2,00,000 people were killed in December 26, 2004, tsunami, which was triggered by an undersea earthquake off Sumatra, Indonesia.

 

Is India ready to handle a tsunami? Indian Ocean-wide mock drill to ascertain today

Is India ready to handle a tsunami? Indian Ocean-wide mock drill to ascertain today

The massive exercise would involve evacuation of around 35,000 people from the coastal communities mostly in Odisha and also in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

Army asks police to find if drones being flown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter.

Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lt Guv of Andaman and Nicobar

Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi today assumed office as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Najma Heptulla appointed Governor of Manipur

Najma Heptulla appointed Governor of Manipur

Former Union minister Najma A Heptulla was on Wednesday appointed as the Governor of Manipur.

No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey

No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey

The plane was 280 kilometres east of Chennai when it fell off the radar.

Monsoon to reach Kerala bit early, predict weather experts

Monsoon to reach Kerala bit early, predict weather experts

The monsoon this year would reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands by May 15.

Earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Andaman islands in the wee hours on Wednesday.

'A blip on the radar': Are Chinese submarines prowling the depths of Andaman sea?

'A blip on the radar': Are Chinese submarines prowling the depths of Andaman sea?

A blip appeared on the coastal radar screen on Tuesday sending alarm bells ringing in the islands.

When yoga guru Baba Ramdev rode water scooter, took everyone by surprise in Port Blair - Here's the pic

When yoga guru Baba Ramdev rode water scooter, took everyone by surprise in Port Blair - Here's the pic

Baba Ramdev is known for his yoga skills. On Monday, the yoga guru took everyone by surprise when he rode a water scooter in Port Blair.

India deploys P-8I patrol aircraft, spy drones to track Chinese moves in Indian Ocean

India has started to deploy long-range naval patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I and spy drones at the forward military base in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its strategy to counter China's move to regularly send its nuclear and conventional submarines to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)

P-8I aircraft, spy drones deployed to track Chinese moves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

P-8I aircraft, spy drones deployed to track Chinese moves in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Navy and Air Force's Israeli Searcher-II unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have also been deployed in the archipelago on a temporary basis.

Develop southeast Asia sea as friendly zone: RSS leader

A senior RSS leader said on Friday India should develop southeast Asia sea zone as a "friendly zone" keeping in view possible threat perception and demanded a change in names of some Andaman and Nicobar islands, which are named after "atrocious" British officers.

79 AIDS deaths since 1992 in Andaman and Nicobar islands

Altogether 79 deaths due to HIV-AIDS were reported since 1992 in Andaman and Nicobar islands, an official of the A & N AIDS Control Society (ANACS) said.

Eight quakes jolt Andaman & Nicobar islands

Eight earthquakes, including two major ones, struck the Andaman and Nicobar islands in a span of eight hours on Sunday, with each measuring around five or more on the Richter Scale, but there was no tsunami alert.

Andaman to get biomass power plant: Prakash Javadekar

 Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Wednesday that his ministry has allotted Rs. 5 crore for a biomass power plant in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

TDP to launch membership drive to attain national party status

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Saturday decided to expand its reach in neighbouring states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and also in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in order to establish it as a national party.

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit off Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, within a week of the high intensity quake that hit Nepal and adjoining areas including parts of India.

Demand for Assembly for Lakshadweep raised in LS

A strong plea for creation of a Legislative Assembly for Lakshdweep was made by an NCP member in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and it found instant support from BJP member representing the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

NCC inculcates discipline in youth: Puducherry CM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday said NCC inculcates discipline, self-confidence and passion for achieving excellence among youth in addition to enabling them make excellent progress in academic career.