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Bidding process opened for seaplane operations in four Andaman islands; Diglipur airport operations to begin in June 2019
India

Bidding process opened for seaplane operations in four Andaman islands; Diglipur airport operations to begin in June 2019

Seaplane operations will soon be a reality in four islands of Andamans with the opening of its bidding process, under an ambitious project to attract more tourists, officials said

DGCA directs airlines to make extra checks on A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines
Business

DGCA directs airlines to make extra checks on A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines

IndiGo, and GoAir, which fly the A320neos in the country, were forced to ground the aircraft on several occasions due to issues related to the engines

Narendra Modi's interview to ANI hit the mark, but PM must focus on his strong point of talking directly to his audience
India

Narendra Modi's interview to ANI hit the mark, but PM must focus on his strong point of talking directly to his audience

Five years after the NDA came to power, it’s the BJP's image that has become larger and is tarnishing the Narendra Modi brand.

Narendra Modi remembers freedom fighters in Port Blair, will pay tribute to Subash Chandra Bose at Marina Park
India

Narendra Modi remembers freedom fighters in Port Blair, will pay tribute to Subash Chandra Bose at Marina Park

Narendra Modi arrived in Port Blair on 29 December to hold various engagements, including the renaming of three islands. Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island will be renamed as Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively to mark the 75th year of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the national flag at Port Blair.

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay recounts being first woman to establish contact with Sentinelese, Jarawa tribes
India

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay recounts being first woman to establish contact with Sentinelese, Jarawa tribes

US national John Allen Chau was killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. Madhumala Chattopadhyay, who was the first woman to visit this tribe, as well as the Jarawas and Onges, speaks about how she established friendly contact with them and learnt about their way of life

Home ministry says killed US citizen John Chau wasn't an evangelist, violated local laws to reach North Sentinel Island
India

Home ministry says killed US citizen John Chau wasn't an evangelist, violated local laws to reach North Sentinel Island

Andaman and Nicobar Police chief Dependra Pathak said John Chau had enlisted the help of local electronics engineer Alexander and a water sports service provider and hired five fishermen to evade the patrolling teams.

Nine officers working under Alok Verma transferred: CBI team probing allegations against Rakesh Asthana overhauled
India

Nine officers working under Alok Verma transferred: CBI team probing allegations against Rakesh Asthana overhauled

The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces. There have been changes from the investigation officer to supervisory levels.

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman Islands; no casualty, property loss reported
India

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Andaman Islands; no casualty, property loss reported

The earthquake occurred at 4.19 pm and lasted for 27 seconds. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred 165 kilometres south west of Port Blair.

Milan naval exercise: Maldives declines India's invitation to participate without giving any reason
India

Milan naval exercise: Maldives declines India's invitation to participate without giving any reason

Maldives has declined India's invitation to participate in the biennial naval exercise Milan, which starts 6 March, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said.

Indian Navy to host 'Milan-2018' between 6-13 March: Biennial event themed 'friendship across the seas' to be held at Port Blair
India

Indian Navy to host 'Milan-2018' between 6-13 March: Biennial event themed 'friendship across the seas' to be held at Port Blair

The Indian military's Andaman and Nicobar Command is going to host biennial multinational naval event 'Milan-2018' at Port Blair from 6 to 13 March with the underlying theme of "friendship across the seas", it was announced on Sunday.

Andaman and Nicobar: Cyclonic weather persists in Havelock island, no casualties reported
India

Andaman and Nicobar: Cyclonic weather persists in Havelock island, no casualties reported

With the cyclonic weather condition persisting in the Andamans, around 1,400 tourists remained stranded in two islands on Thursday and naval ships deployed for evacuation were unable to enter the habour due to strong winds.

Andaman and Nicobar: Rajnath Singh says tourists safe in Havelock island, efforts on for evacuation
India

Andaman and Nicobar: Rajnath Singh says tourists safe in Havelock island, efforts on for evacuation

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said all tourists at Havelock Island in the Andamans, who are stuck due to cyclonic conditions, are safe and efforts are on for their early evacuation.

Andaman and Nicobar: Around 1,400 tourists stranded due to heavy rains, govt assures rescue
India

Andaman and Nicobar: Around 1,400 tourists stranded due to heavy rains, govt assures rescue

Around 1,400 tourists are stranded at Havelock and Neil islands in the Andamans due to cyclonic weather conditions and four ships have been pressed into service by the Navy today to evacuate them.

Havelock-ed: An Andaman beach holiday that exemplifies dreamy, coastal languor
Life

Havelock-ed: An Andaman beach holiday that exemplifies dreamy, coastal languor

Havelock, part of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal, offers the chance for an FOMO-free holiday that heals, quietly.

All 29 people on board missing AN-32 plane presumed dead, says Indian Air Force
India

All 29 people on board missing AN-32 plane presumed dead, says Indian Air Force

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

DM Manohar Parikkar expresses shock at missing AN-32 aircraft
India

DM Manohar Parikkar expresses shock at missing AN-32 aircraft

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Saturday visited the family of flight lieutenant Kunal Barpatte, who was navigating the Indian Air Forces' An 32 aircraft when it went missing, and reassured them that he was personally monitoring the situation.

India seeks US' help in locating the missing IAF's Antonov AN-32
India

India seeks US' help in locating the missing IAF's Antonov AN-32

Government on Friday said in Rajya Sabha that the possibility of sabotage in the mysterious disappearance of AN-32 aircraft of IAF was "comparatively very less" and informed that the help of the US has also been sought in locating the plane.

AN-32 disappearance: Govt says possibility of sabotage comparatively very less
India

AN-32 disappearance: Govt says possibility of sabotage comparatively very less

Government has said that the possibility of sabotage in the mysterious disappearance of AN-32 aircraft of IAF was "comparatively very less"

AN-32 yet to be traced but search still on, says Parrikar
India

AN-32 yet to be traced but search still on, says Parrikar

No concrete evidence on the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has emerged so far, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday

Floating debris recovered in Bay of Bengal, could be from AN-32, says Manohar Parrikar
India

Floating debris recovered in Bay of Bengal, could be from AN-32, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted that the search teams looking for the missing Indian Air Force aircraft AN-32 have found a floating object in the Bay of Bengal, although he couldn't confirm whether or not it belonged to AN-32