SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef
SAARC scientists to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries will come together in Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow for a five-day workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment.

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.

Cyclone: East Godavari admin to meet on Thursday to check preparedness

A special meeting of the East Godavari district officials will be held at Kakinada on Thursday to take stock of preparedness for cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh coast by October 12.

Param Vir Chakra Memorial dedicated to nation

A memorial built as a testimony to the sacrifices made by soldiers has been dedicated to the nation at the Marina Park here.

LS polls: Andaman witness 70 percent turnout

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.

6.5 intensity quake jolts Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday but there were no reports of casualty or damage.

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.

India for maintaining Code of Conduct in South China Sea

India is looking for an amicable solution for the present situation in South China Sea, but is also for maintaining a Code of Conduct for all countries so that tensions do not escalate, a senior airforce official said on Saturday.

Andaman airport to have night landing facility within 6 months

The international airport is likely to be equipped with night landing facility in six months with the Andaman and Nicobar administration taking steps to improve infrastructure.

Post boat tragedy, Andamans proposes stringent norms

In the aftermath of the boat mishap that claimed 21 lives off Port Blair, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration has proposed a slew of safety guidelines to ensure safety of tourists.

Lessons from the Andaman boat tragedy

The recent boat tragedy in the Andamans has come as a shock for me. Not because I lost someone in the tragedy, but because I have been a recent visitor to these exotic islands.

Three detained in connection with Andaman boat tragedy

Three persons, including the owner of the overcrowded tourist boat which capsized in the Andaman Sea near here in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, were on Monday detained.

Prez condoles loss of lives in boat tragedy

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the boat tragedy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and asked authorities to expedite relief and rescue efforts.

Andaman boat tragedy: Toll mounts to 22; MHA gets report

The tragic boat accident in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has once again brought to focus the impunity with which safety guidelines are flouted by boat owners to earn a quick buck.

PM expresses shock over loss of lives in Andaman boat tragedy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday expressed shock over the boat tragedy that took place in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and asked all central agencies to assist in rescue operations.

Two couples from Thane go missing in Andaman boat tragedy

Two couples from here are feared dead in a boat tragedy at Andaman islands on Sunday, sources said here.

TN deputes two officers to coordinate with Andaman boat mishap victims

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced it has deputed two senior officers to coordinate with victims of the boat tragedy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while opening a helpline to share information with their relatives.

21 dead in Andaman tourist boat tragedy; PM, Jayalalithaa express grief

In an unfortunate incident at least 21 people have been killed after a tourist boat carrying 45 people, most of them tourists, capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair in Andaman on Sunday evening.

Four persons killed, two missing after boat capsizes in Andaman

Four persons were killed and two others were missing when a boat capsized in the sea at Middle Andaman, officials said today.