Port Blair

Rajnath Singh to visit Andaman for three days

Rajnath Singh to visit Andaman for three days

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands for three days beginning tomorrow during which he will attend a host of programmes.

Apr 05, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Strategic boost! Indian Railways to lay 240-kilometre rail track​ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Strategic boost! Indian Railways to lay 240-kilometre rail track​ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands all set to get its first railway track.

Feb 09, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
2016's biggest mystery: Missing IAF AN-32

2016's biggest mystery: Missing IAF AN-32

The Indian Air Force's AN-32 plane, which was en route to Port Blair from Chennai, went missing over the Bay of Bengal on July 22.

Dec 13, 2016, 16:49 PM IST
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

All on board missing AN-32 'presumed dead', says IAF

The 29 people on board the AN-32 plane that went missing over the Bay of Bengal on July 22 have been "presumed dead" and their families informed, Indian Air Force officials said on Thursday.

Sep 15, 2016, 18:31 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2016, 15:08 PM IST

A month on, search continues for missing IAF aircraft AN-32

A month since it went off radar enroute Port Blair, the search for the missing AN-32 aircraft of Indian Air Force continues without any concrete evidence about the fate of the aircraft.

Aug 22, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
'Some objects' spotted as search for missing IAF AN-32 aircraft enters sixth day

'Some objects' spotted as search for missing IAF AN-32 aircraft enters sixth day

Some objects were spotted as the co-ordinated search for the missing aircraft AN-32 of the IAF continued for the sixth day on Wednesday.

Jul 27, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

Search for missing IAF AN-32 aircraft continues for sixth day

The co-ordinated search for the missing aircraft AN-32 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) continued for the sixth day on Wednesday in the extended area of the Bay of Bengal between Chennai and Port Blair.

Jul 27, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
Did Indian Air Force's AN-32 plane vanish due to catastrophic accident?

Did Indian Air Force's AN-32 plane vanish due to catastrophic accident?

Naval and Coast Guard ships continued to search for the missing Indian Air Force AN-32 aircraft with 29 people on board in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday, with no sightings of any debris so far.

Jul 23, 2016, 11:52 AM IST
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.

Jul 23, 2016, 09:56 AM IST
Image of this rare seabird spotted near Port Blair is truly mesmerising!

Image of this rare seabird spotted near Port Blair is truly mesmerising!

White-tailed tropicbirds have very long central tail feathers usually with black bands on the wings and a yellowish beak. 

May 27, 2016, 09:10 AM IST
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.

Feb 09, 2016, 13:37 PM IST

Congress' losing spree continues: BJP after winning Port Blair polls

Latching on to BJP's victory in Port Blair's local body elections, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has taken a dig at Congress saying its "losing spree" continues from mainland to islands.

Sep 23, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Air passenger found dead in Air India flight

A 46-year-old passenger on an Air India flight from Port Blair was found dead when the aircraft landed at the airport on Saturday.

Jun 20, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

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.

May 24, 2015, 17:53 PM IST

SAI set to appoint 119 coaches across country

Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to appoint more than 100 coaches on contract basis across the country to augment their availability in select disciplines.

May 06, 2015, 18:37 PM IST
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.

May 01, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

Delhi: Air India made passengers wait in bus for an hour, cancelled flight later

An Air India flight to Port Blair, via Bhubaneswar, was cancelled on Sunday morning leaving close to 60 passengers stranded inside the airport shuttle bus for at least an hour.

Apr 20, 2015, 10:05 AM IST