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Ninety-eight more people recovered from Covid-19 in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the last 24-hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,226, the official added.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands Covid-19 tally rises to 2,399

Port Blair | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 02:35 PM IST
Of the total 2,399 Covid-19 cases, active are 1,145 as 1,226 people have recovered from the disease and 28 have died, the official said.
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VD Savarkar features prominently in tourism ministry webinar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Dekho Apna Desh is the ministry’s flagship initiative in which series of webinars highlighting the country’s main tourism attractions are conducted.
A total of 21,965 samples have been tested for Covid- 19 so far, of which 21,612 reports have been received and 353 are awaited, officials said.(Samir Jana/HT file photo.)
A total of 21,965 samples have been tested for Covid- 19 so far, of which 21,612 reports have been received and 353 are awaited, officials said.(Samir Jana/HT file photo.)

31 new cases push Andaman and Nicobar’s coronavirus tally to 290

Port Blair | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 03:33 PM IST
One of the new patients had recently returned to the Union Territory while 30 fresh cases were detected during local contact tracing, Health Department Deputy Director Dr Avijit Roy said.
Among the first systems to be rolled out will be the digital health identifier, ‘swasthya account’, which will help individuals create their identity in the national healthcare system for ease of access to their personal health information(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Among the first systems to be rolled out will be the digital health identifier, ‘swasthya account’, which will help individuals create their identity in the national healthcare system for ease of access to their personal health information(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chandigarh among 4 UTs on Digital Health Mission grid

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 11:40 PM IST
NDHM will provide a comprehensive health ecosystem that will have digitally empowered individuals, doctors, and health facilities and enable paperless registrations and payments
Amar, who holds a diploma in hotel management, returned home after he lost his job at a luxury resort in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, as the viral outbreak has battered the economy, especially the hospitality sector among others.
Amar, who holds a diploma in hotel management, returned home after he lost his job at a luxury resort in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, as the viral outbreak has battered the economy, especially the hospitality sector among others.

North Bengal: Brothers forced to be in quarantine on watchtower in elephant corridor

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The villagers are afraid that Amar might have contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, and, in turn, Jiwan could also be infected.
A majority of states, including Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have only received the partial stock.(Bloomberg)
A majority of states, including Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have only received the partial stock.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: Stocks of free pulses shipped to states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 08:07 PM IST
States that have started distributing 1 kg of free pulses to each household include Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
This week’s list of recommended reads includes a book on the spectacular islands in the Bay of Bengal, another on Japan, and one on the Parsis.(HT Team)
This week’s list of recommended reads includes a book on the spectacular islands in the Bay of Bengal, another on Japan, and one on the Parsis.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting reads of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:22 PM IST
A book on the Andaman and Nicobar islands, another on Japan, and one on fantastic Parsi characters!
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)

Burail jail’s health care worst among all UTs in country: NCRB report

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Other UTs such as Delhi fare comparatively better with 248 medical officials for nearly 15,161 prisoners, which means that each officials looks after around 61 inmates
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

Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) | By Asian News International
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.
The ministry said all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads.(HT Photo)
The ministry said all the mission objectives have been met during the test firing of the bomb, adding it is capable of carrying different warheads.(HT Photo)

DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 06:31 PM IST
The defence ministry said the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision.
The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

5.8-magnitude earthquake shudders Andaman and Nicobar islands

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:25 AM IST
The quake, which had its epicentre in the Andaman islands, occurred at 6:09 am.
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

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
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.
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal who is the first woman flight engineer inducted by the Indian Air Force after she successfully completed the course at 112 Helicopter Unit, Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.(PTI)
Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal who is the first woman flight engineer inducted by the Indian Air Force after she successfully completed the course at 112 Helicopter Unit, Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.(PTI)

Chandigarh’s Hina Jaiswal becomes IAF’s first woman flight engineer

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 10:52 PM IST
Having completed the six-month Flight Engineer course on Friday, Jaiswal will now be posted to a helicopter squadron where she will monitor and operate IAF’s complex aircraft in various conditions.
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)

6.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Nicobar Islands region

Port Blair | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 10:28 AM IST
There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS.
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2007 shows the coast line of South Andaman Island near Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2007 shows the coast line of South Andaman Island near Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.(AFP)

‘Orange’ alert for Andaman due to cyclone ‘Pabuk’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Cyclonic storm “Pabuk” is approaching the archipelago and currently hovering over the Andaman sea and the neighbourhood, they added.
An Indonesian cargo vessel from Aceh, laden with 150 tonnes of commercial goods, docked at Port Blair in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands Friday. (Representational Image)(AFP)
An Indonesian cargo vessel from Aceh, laden with 150 tonnes of commercial goods, docked at Port Blair in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands Friday. (Representational Image)(AFP)

Indonesian ship brings cargo to Port Blair

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:08 PM IST
The vessel’s cargo includes construction materials such as sand, rocks and cement, handicrafts and coconut products arranged by the Aceh Chamber of Commerce.
Chau, 27, was killed by the protected and reclusive tribe off North Sentinel Island after he reached there with the help of some fishermen.(Instagram)
Chau, 27, was killed by the protected and reclusive tribe off North Sentinel Island after he reached there with the help of some fishermen.(Instagram)

US man killed in Andaman was pursuing ‘planned adventure’: Tribes body chief

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 01:38 PM IST
There are many primitive tribes like the Sentinelese in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, contact with whom is prohibited for outsiders, the commission’s chairperson Nand Kumar Sai told reporters here Tuesday.
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean.(Reuters)
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean.(Reuters)

Two Americans encouraged US man killed by remote tribe to visit forbidden Andaman island, say police

Port Blair | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 07:34 PM IST
Police said investigators had traced the two Americans through calls made to Chau’s telephone phone. The Americans had “local mobile numbers”, he added.
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean.(REUTERS)
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean.(REUTERS)

US tourist’s body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated Andaman tribe

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 11:40 AM IST
The American tourist died last week after making several attempts to reach the Sentinelese to preach Christianity -- knowing it was illegal to go within three miles (five kilometres) of the island.
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytize, according to local law enforcement officials.(REUTERS)
An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytize, according to local law enforcement officials.(REUTERS)

Shields, medicines, gifts: How US tourist prepped for Sentinel Island trip

New Delhi/Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee and Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 10:21 AM IST
Chau was attacked with arrows and died in his second attempt to reach the North Sentinel Island on November 16. The previous day he had tried to enter the island, which is out of bounds for visitors, but retreated when a young boy attacked him an arrow.
An American tourist was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living in the remote North Sentinel Island in the Andaman islands.(HT Photo)
An American tourist was killed by arrows shot by protected tribesmen living in the remote North Sentinel Island in the Andaman islands.(HT Photo)

US man, out to explore cut-off Andaman island, killed by protected tribe

Agencies | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 07:54 PM IST
The 27-year-old tourist had gone to the island with a local fisherman nearly five days back to interact with Sentinelese tribes, website Andaman Sheekha reported.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Merger of DSP cadre with other UTs put on hold

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:40 AM IST
The move came after the notification could not find much favour with the Chandigarh Police officers, who have challenged it in the Central Administrative Tribunal.
Warnings have been issued for fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Kerala and Karnataka coasts and over and  around Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the next 24 hours.(REUTERS)
Warnings have been issued for fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off Kerala and Karnataka coasts and over and  around Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the next 24 hours.(REUTERS)

Pune experiences light rainfall, Southwest monsoon to advance to parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu in 48 hours

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 04:29 PM IST
IMD has predicted thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds, at isolated places over Marathwada region and central Maharashtra on May 31.
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