Andaman

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated

Havelock Island is the largest chain of Islands and is a famous tourist destination, and is located 40 km from the capital Port Blair.

Dec 10, 2016, 11:34 AM IST
Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh

Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government will launch the rescue operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands immediately after the intensity of cyclone reduces. 

Dec 08, 2016, 08:52 AM IST
800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships

800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships

Havelock Island is the largest in the chain of islands that form the Ritchie's Archipelago and belongs to the Andamans. 

Dec 07, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Kandla, Guwahati, Andaman to get new ship maintenance facility

New state-of-art maintenance facility for ships will be set up in Kandla (Gujarat), Guwahati (Assam) and Andaman soon, Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, said here on Saturday.

Jun 06, 2015, 15:56 PM IST
Monsoon progress sluggish, to miss forecast date in Kerala

Monsoon progress sluggish, to miss forecast date in Kerala

The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala has been delayed from the date forecast by the Met department due to its "sluggish" pace.

May 30, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

New surveillance system to protect Jarawa tribe in Andaman

 A month after French filmmakers were found to have intruded into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve, the Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to upgrade surveillance system in the area.

Nov 28, 2014, 14:11 PM IST

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.

Jan 30, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Slight intensity quake off Little Andaman

An earthquake of slight intensity today hit an area off the east coast of Little Andaman, but there was no immediate report of any damage or casualty.

Nov 03, 2013, 14:56 PM IST

Maha, Andamans, keen to follow Goa`s lifeguard for

Goa`s unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.

Apr 27, 2012, 12:29 PM IST

Quake of moderate intensity strikes Andaman

An earthquake of moderate intensity on Thursday on night jolted the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Mar 02, 2012, 10:39 AM IST

`Foreign NGOs pressuring govt on Andaman road`

The Andaman spokesperson said there was a "concerted effort" by vested interests to pressurise the Govt for the closure of the Andaman Trunk Road.

Feb 06, 2012, 19:18 PM IST

Chidambaram to distribute RICs in Andamans

Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram will distribute the first tranche of Resident
Identity Cards (RIC) among villagers near Port Blair,
tomorrow.

Jan 20, 2012, 16:55 PM IST

Fake driving licence racket busted in Andaman

Police busted a fake driving
licence racket in Port Blair and arrested eight persons for
forgery and cheating, a senior police officer said.

Jan 10, 2012, 11:37 AM IST

Govt to enhance security of Andaman & Lakshadweep

Against the backdrop of reports
of increased Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean, Government has beefed up security in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.

Sep 02, 2011, 21:40 PM IST

Myanmarese poachers captured in Andaman

Altogether 15 Myanmarese poachers along with their boats were captured and a large
quantity of sea cucumbers were seized from high seas of Landfall island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Feb 09, 2011, 20:45 PM IST

Netaji Subhas Museum at Andaman soon

An old NGO will set up Bose`s Museum at the historic Netaji Club in Port Blair.

Jan 31, 2011, 20:35 PM IST

Commercial seaplane service begins in Andaman

The commercial operation of
India`s first seaplane - Jal Hans - began on Monday at Port Blair
in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Jan 24, 2011, 16:29 PM IST

Andaman & Nicobar to have runways every 100 miles

After Port Blair, the Andaman and
Nicobar Islands are now set to have full-length `all weather
and all aircraft` runways after every 100 miles, an official
said.

Oct 05, 2010, 13:39 PM IST

Moderate intensity quake hits Andaman

A moderate intensity
earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Andaman
Islands Tuesday, the Meteorological Department said.

Aug 17, 2010, 09:32 AM IST

Andaman tribals not primitive: Jairam Ramesh

Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday objected to calling the native tribals of Andaman and Nicobar "primitive tribes" even as their decreasing numbers continue to be a major concern.

Aug 09, 2010, 15:05 PM IST