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Frogs of the new genus have a 2-3cm long body.(Courtsey: SD Biju)

New tree-frog genus offers hope of uncovering many more amphibian species in India

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:53 AM IST
The identification of this new genus has created ripples in amphibian research and highlighted so much that is left to be discovered in the amphibian world. The research work was carried out by SD Biju, professor and researcher, Delhi University, along with a team of researchers from the Zoological Survey of India–Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, National Centre for Cell Science and scientists from Indonesia, China and Thailand.
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According to the weatherman the monsoon is likely to reach the Andamans by May 16.(AFP Photo/File/Representative)
According to the weatherman the monsoon is likely to reach the Andamans by May 16.(AFP Photo/File/Representative)

Southwest monsoon may reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands ahead of schedule this year

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The IMD says the conditions for advance of southwest monsoon over Andaman Sea have become favourable.
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Andaman man Amrit Kujur and his friend had started from the Andaman Islands to sell provisions and potable water to other ships in the Andaman sea. Caught in two storms, Kujur lost his friend and was washed ashore 28 days later on Friday at a village in Odisha.(HT photo)
Andaman man Amrit Kujur and his friend had started from the Andaman Islands to sell provisions and potable water to other ships in the Andaman sea. Caught in two storms, Kujur lost his friend and was washed ashore 28 days later on Friday at a village in Odisha.(HT photo)

After 28 days and 2 storms, Andaman man washed ashore in Odisha, friend didn’t survive the ordeal

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 03:51 PM IST
Andaman man Amrit Kujur had started from the Andaman Islands, approximately 750 nautical miles or 1300 km from Odisha coast, on October 28 with his friend to sell provisions as well as potable water to other ships in the Andaman sea.
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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale shook Andaman Islands region in the wee hours of Saturday.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale shook Andaman Islands region in the wee hours of Saturday.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

5.0 magnitude quake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

By Asian News International | Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:10 AM IST
The earthquake struck Andaman Islands region at around 2:52 am and was situated at a depth of 10 kilometres, the IMD said.
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The southwest monsoon, critical for India’s economy, finally arrived in Nicobar islands(AP)
The southwest monsoon, critical for India’s economy, finally arrived in Nicobar islands(AP)

Southwest monsoon arrives in Nicobar islands

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 04:35 PM IST
According to IMD officials, the monsoon’s arrival at Andaman sea was as per schedule though its entry into Kerala may be delayed till June 6.
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Tanishaa Mukerji and her mother Tanuja enjoy time together in a swimming pool.
Tanishaa Mukerji and her mother Tanuja enjoy time together in a swimming pool.

Tanishaa Mukerji shares precious pictures with mother Tanuja from the Andamans. See here

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Tanishaa Mukerji has shared new pictures from her Andaman Islands holiday with mother Tanuja. See here.
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Cyclonic Storm Pabuk over the Andaman Sea and neighbourhood moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 21kmph in the past six hours, the India Meteorological Department said Saturday and warned fishermen against venturing out to sea.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Cyclonic Storm Pabuk over the Andaman Sea and neighbourhood moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 21kmph in the past six hours, the India Meteorological Department said Saturday and warned fishermen against venturing out to sea.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Cyclone Pabuk nears Andaman islands, fishermen warned against going to sea

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely to commence over the Andaman Islands and gale wind speed reaching 70-80kmph gusting to 90kmph is likely to prevail.
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American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed.(AP)
American adventurer John Allen Chau, right, stands for a photograph with Founder of Ubuntu Football Academy Casey Prince, 39, in Cape Town, South Africa, days before he left for in a remote Indian island of North Sentinel Island, where he was killed.(AP)

Sentinel Island an adventure too far for the explorer in American tourist

By Associated Press | Seattle
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 04:11 PM IST
Visits to the island are heavily restricted, which Chau knew, authorities said. Police arrested seven fishermen accused of helping him reach it, and Chau’s family pleaded for their release, saying he acted “on his own free will.”
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The epicentre of the quake was in Andaman Islands at a depth of 10 km.(Shutterstock photo)
The epicentre of the quake was in Andaman Islands at a depth of 10 km.(Shutterstock photo)

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Andaman Islands

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 05:59 PM IST
According to the IMD, the earthquake occurred at 4.19 pm and lasted for 27 seconds.
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Bentota in Sri Lanka is a must-visit if your family comprises animal lovers.(Shutterstock)
Bentota in Sri Lanka is a must-visit if your family comprises animal lovers.(Shutterstock)

6 of the best destinations to visit for your summer family vacation

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Having trouble choosing the best locations for your summer vacations. Here’s a checklist of must-visit places and their attractions.
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Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs Luhut Pandjaitan in Beijing.(AP File Photo)
Indonesia's coordinating minister for maritime affairs Luhut Pandjaitan in Beijing.(AP File Photo)

Indonesia gives India access to strategic port of Sabang

By Pramit Pal Chaudhuri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Sabang, also known as Weh island, is located 710 km southeast of the Andaman Islands and less than 500 km from the entrance of the Malacca Strait, through which almost 40% of India’s trade passes.
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