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The government on Tuesday said the number of Covid-19 cases in India remains high.(HT file photo)

Vulnerable tribes in Andaman free of Covid-19: Health ministry

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 01:22 AM IST
There are 312 Covid-19 cases in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Lakshwadeep Islands are the only region in India free of Covid-19.
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Fishermen and women return to their homes in Port Blair, in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
Fishermen and women return to their homes in Port Blair, in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007.(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Great Andamanese tribe hit by Covid-19

By Agencies | Port Blair
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 09:19 AM IST
Six of the 10 have recovered and are in home quarantine, officials told AFP, while the rest are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
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The government will build a Rs 10,000 crore port designed to turn Great Nicobar Island a major transportation hub(Twitter/Indian Navy)
The government will build a Rs 10,000 crore port designed to turn Great Nicobar Island a major transportation hub(Twitter/Indian Navy)

Govt’s power boost for Andaman to make islands key hub of Indo Pacific

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
The proposed 50 MW gas-based power project is aimed at reducing the dependence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on diesel, the predominant source of the islands’ electricity mix.
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The passage exercise involved a total of eight Indian and US warships, said an official.(@indiannavy/Twitter Screengrab)
The passage exercise involved a total of eight Indian and US warships, said an official.(@indiannavy/Twitter Screengrab)

Indian, US navies conduct drills in Indian Ocean amid border row with China

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The IAF has raised its guard along the northern border to deal with any military provocation by the Chinese forces and forward bases have been ordered to be on their highest state of alert.
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The tremors were felt at 2:36 am on Monday.
The tremors were felt at 2:36 am on Monday.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Andaman and Nicobar islands

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Diglipur
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Earlier on June 28, an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter Scale had hit near Diglipur of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.(AFP File Photo)
The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.(AFP File Photo)

Nine earthquakes hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands in a span of two hours

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 09:08 AM IST
The first jolt with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred at 5.14 am, followed by another jolt with a magnitude of 5 a couple of minutes later.
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People stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling centre.(Manoj Patil / HT Photo)
People stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling centre.(Manoj Patil / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Andaman and Nicobar Islands polling schedule

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 07:26 PM IST
The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has one Lok Sabha seat, which will go to vote in phase one on April 11.
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Polling official check election paraphernalia.(PTI file photo)
Polling official check election paraphernalia.(PTI file photo)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it’s Congress vs BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 07:10 AM IST
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha seat has traditionally seen the fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Bishnu Pada Ray of the BJP had won the last Lok Sabha election in 2014 after defeating Congress’ Manoranjan Bhakta.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Port Blair on December 30.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Port Blair on December 30.(PTI Photo)

In tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, PM Narendra Modi renames 3 Andaman and Nicobar islands

By Press Trust of India | Port Blair
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 12:06 AM IST
The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep, PM Modi said during a speech.
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The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management according to the Blue Flag certification standards.(HT File Photo)
The Indian beaches are being developed by the Society for Integrated Coastal Management according to the Blue Flag certification standards.(HT File Photo)

Asia’s first 13 ‘Blue Flag’ beaches to be developed in India

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Maharashtra’s Chiwla and Bhogave beaches are being made a part of this initiative, along with one beach each from Puducherry, Goa, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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Two government orders, passed on April 4 and May 4, seek to remove functional problems in the tri-service environment by bestowing more powers on Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, currently a three-star naval officer.(AP File Photo)
Two government orders, passed on April 4 and May 4, seek to remove functional problems in the tri-service environment by bestowing more powers on Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, currently a three-star naval officer.(AP File Photo)

Andaman defence commander gets power over all three services

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 07:08 AM IST
Two government orders, passed on April 4 and May 4, seek to remove functional problems in the tri-service environment by bestowing more powers on Commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
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A Jarawa man fishes on a coral reef in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Corals are among the oldest ecosystems on earth, having come into existence nearly 500 million years ago.(Lightrocket via Getty)
A Jarawa man fishes on a coral reef in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Corals are among the oldest ecosystems on earth, having come into existence nearly 500 million years ago.(Lightrocket via Getty)

As corals die, watery grave awaits islands

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 08:39 AM IST
Corals act as a natural barrier and protect the landmass from the sea; without them, the Indian peninsula would submerge, say experts.
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