Everything you need to know about Andaman Nicobar Islands: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Andaman Nicobar Islands: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It was a blazing weekend across northern plains and central plateau of India which reeled under the intense summer heat. Temperatures Sunday soared to 47 degrees Celsius in Maharashtra's Nagpur, and over 43 degrees even in Himachal hills. No respite is expected as the dry heat is likely to continue.
Nagpur, May 19 (IANS) The orange city Saturday recorded a maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the country, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said here Sunday.
Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai on Friday urged Washington to remain "truly neutral" on the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute in East China Sea by honoring its promise to "take no side."
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) An ever-increasing number of Indians want to indulge in adventure tourism but are deterred by high costs and lack of trust in operators managing such activities in the country, a survey revealed Friday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved the continued allocation of subsidised grain to above poverty line families during 2013-14 under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), an official statement said.
Andaman and Nicobar, May 15 (ANI): A two-day conference of State Social Welfare Board Chairpersons begins today in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Boxers from 15 countries and regions, including Cuba, will compete in the 43rd Giraldo Cordova Cardin International Boxing Tournament to be held here June 4-9 at Ramon Fonst Arena.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday called upon the top brass of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to ensure timely implementation of measures envisaged under Phase-II of Coastal Security Plan and said construction of additional bases was necessary in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Laskshadweep to extend the country's operational reach.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today called upon the top brass of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to ensure timely implementation of measures envisaged under Phase - II of Coastal Security Plan.
The Spice Boyz, crowned Windward Islands' football champions last month, climbed 20 spots to 121 in the global rankings and 16 in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football (CONCACAF).
Tokyo, May 9 (ANI): Two scholars from a Chinese research center have suggested re-examining the ownership of the Japanese island chain that includes Okinawa.
Kingston, May 9 (IANS) Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt won the 100 metres in an invitational track meet in the Cayman Islands.
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) China has reiterated its claim over disputed Diaoyu islands, stating that they are its "inherent territory".
New York, May 06 (ANI): Selita Ebanks, has revealed that her mother relied on food stamps and the food pantry so that her kids never went hungry.
Ludhiana, May 5 (IANS) Train services on the Amritsar-New Delhi railway line were hit Sunday when Sikh protestors squatted on tracks. They were agitating against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case by a Delhi court.
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) Chinese ships carried out their routine patrolling Sunday around the disputed Diaoyu Islands that are also claimed by Japan.
Kingston (Jamaica), May 2 (IANS/CMC) Sprint icon Usain Bolt has pulled out of this weekend's Jamaica Invitational with a hamstring strain.
Beijing, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said Tuesday that it is Japan, not China, that is taking "unilateral or coercive actions" on their islands dispute.
Beijing, Apr. 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Two cargo ships collided early Monday off southwestern Greece, with 10 crew members missing, the Greek coastguard said.
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a first visit by a Japanese premier to Russia in a decade, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be undertaking an official visit from April 28-30 on an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tokyo, Apr. 27 (ANI): China has regarded the Japanese administered Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea as its core interest, China's foreign ministry has announced for the first time.
Melbourne, Apr 24 (ANI): The world's most expensive holiday will take two years and cost a staggering 1.5 million dollars, and one lucky traveller is about to embark on this very memorable trip.
Belgaum (Karnataka), April 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Monday criticized the ruling Congress over the 2G Joint Parliamentary Committee report and asked why prime accused A.Raja was not being heard by the JPC.
New York, April 18 (ANI): Shakira has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit from a former boyfriend, who has claimed that he was responsible for some of her songs and her brand.
London, April 17 (IANS) The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, Britain's only woman prime minister, was held Wednesday and was attended by Queen Elizabeth II, two heads of state and 11 prime ministers from across the world.
Miami, April 17 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell will head a number of committees in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association (CONCACAF), including the important Legal and Finance Group of Committees.
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) China Tuesday issued a white paper on national defence, elaborating on its new security challenges in times of peace and the diversified employment of its armed forces to cope with these challenges.
Beijing, April 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Japan must stop infringing upon Chinese territorial sovereignty, a spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense said on Tuesday.
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): The story of Kon-Tiki, a ship that sailed to prove the conventional migration theory wrong, is set to be told in a new film.
New Delhi, Apr. 12 (ANI): The Central Government has approved a project to create National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) connecting all the 2, 50,000 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the country through Optical Cable (OFC).
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): Argentina has reacted furiously at calls for the capital of the Falkland Islands to be renamed Port Margaret in honour of its liberator.
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Internet search engine Google has invited a new feature that would let people to contribute to its Map service.
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Left-ruled Tripura provided 86.27 days of work under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme in fiscal 2012-13, the highest in the country, a minister said here Tuesday.
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Dwelling on West Bengal's "huge potential", Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said it was imperative to develop the state for the development of east and northeast India.
Margaret Thatcher, the first woman prime minister of Britain died on Monday at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. Margaret Thatcher was admired as the "Iron Lady" and served Britain as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and was keeping herself away from public appearances due to degrading health. The news of her death came early morning.
London, April 8 (IANS) Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister who was admired as the "Iron Lady", died Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87, media reports said.
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A group of international journalists which claims to have exposed hidden dealings of politicians, con artists and the mega-rich in more than 170 countries has so far revealed only one name from India.
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Hidden dealings of politicians, con artists and the mega-rich in more than 170 countries, including India, have been exposed by a group of international journalists sifting through a trove of 2.5 million secret files,
Tokyo, Apr. 4 (ANI): China has demanded that a trilateral summit it was scheduled to attend in late May in Seoul with Japan and South Korea be postponed.
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Drawing from a trove of 2.5 million secret files, a group of international journalists has exposed hidden dealings of politicians, con artists and the mega-rich in more than 170 countries, including India.
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to charge passengers by weight.
Bridgetown (Barbados), March 28 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican businessman Dave Cameron has been elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), beating incumbent Julian Hunte in a close vote at the Annual General Meeting here.
Washington, Mar. 26 (ANI): Falkland Islands lawmakers have said they will not back down in the face of Argentina's efforts to claim the South Atlantic territory.
London, Mar. 22 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's papers have revealed that there was a wide division within the Conservative Party over how the government should respond to Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands.
London, Mar.20 (ANI): Marine biologists have, for the first time, found a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica, giving new insights into life in the sea depths. The discovery was made almost a mile below the surface in an undersea crater and includes the find of at least nine new species of deep-sea organisms thriving on the bones.
St. John's (Antigua) March 19 (IANS/CMC) Windward Islands opening batsman Devon Smith remains the leading run scorer ahead of the next round of matches in the Caribbean's four-day and Super 50 competitions.
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Brown bears on an Alaskan archipelago are the descendants of an ancient polar bear population rather than being the ancestors of modern polar bears, a new study has found.
Greater Noida, March 13 (IANS) Two days after 16-year-old T. Manorama Devi made India proud by winning a silver in the junior category of the Asian Cycling Championships, she was found holding medal trays during felicitation of the senior riders.
London, Mar. 13 (ANI): Argentinean President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's government has blasted the vote in Britain over Falkland Islands, saying it is 'pointless' and has no validity in law.
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Danielle Lloyd, who is expecting her third child with footie ace Jamie O'Hara, was seen showing off her pregnant body while strolling around a pool in Canary Islands - where the family is vacationing.
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Britain's 'special relationship' with the US is in 'jeopardy' after President Barack Obama refused to wholeheartedly endorse the right of Falkland Islanders to determine their own destiny, a senior US Congressman has warned.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Deborah of Andaman and Nicobar Islands completed a hat-trick of medals in the Asian Cycling Championship here Sunday with the help of Manipur's T. Manorama Devi.
London, Mar. 10 (ANI): Only 15 percent of Argentinians think Falkland Islanders should have a say in their own future, and a quarter still believe that the islands will one day be governed from Buenos Aires, a recent poll has revealed.
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) On the third day of the Asian Cycling Championship, Deborah from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, assured India a historic second medal in the Asian Cycling Championship Saturday.
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A marine surveillance fleet departed from China's Sanya city in Hainan province Friday for regular patrols in the South China Sea, Xinhua reported.
Washington, March 8 (ANI): An asteroid the size of a city block, will make its closest approach to Earth on Saturday, March 9th, less than 7 days after it was discovered, it has been revealed.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Tsunai survivor Deborah brought India's first medal in the Asian Cycling Championships by winning a bronze in the 500 metre time trial at the Indira Gandhi velodrome here Thursday.
Hanoi, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will proceed with plans this year to help Vietnam launch a new submarine fleet and train the crews, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
London, March 6 (ANI): Scientists may have at last found evidence to believe that the Viking "sunstone" used to navigate the seas did indeed exist.
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): Argentina will continue to assert its claim over the Falkland Islands despite the 'illegal' referendum on the territory's sovereignty due next week, the country's ambassador to London has said.
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defence ministry has confirmed reports of vermin found in food stocks at a military unit on the Kurils Islands in the far east, but denied the food had been given to servicemen.
Guangzhou, March 4 (IANS) A Chinese maritime helicopter carried out the first-ever patrol mission in the South China Sea Monday, reported Xinhua, citing the Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration.
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A restaurant in Beijing restaurant has refused to serve Japanese, Filipino and Vietnamese customers as these three Asian neighbours are currently involved in simmering maritime disputes with China.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up missile test ranges in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Andhra Pradesh and the process has been initiated to acquire land, the government said Wednesday.
London, February 26 (ANI): Using the latest carbon emissions scenarios and climate models, researchers have shown how rising sea temperatures are likely are likely to result in more frequent and severe coral bleaching events.
London, Feb. 26 (ANI): New US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has declined to back Britain in the battle with Argentina over the future of the Falkland Islands.
Washington, February 22 (ANI): Spanish researchers have shed light on the birth of asteroid trail, suggesting that internal rupture or collision with another asteroid might be behind it.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Tsunami survivor Deborah is making rapid strides in cycling and has emerged as one of India's best bet in the Asian Championships scheduled here March 7-17.
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) A new species of scorpion, Vaejovis brysoni, has been discovered in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona in the US.
London, February 19 (ANI): Harry Styles has broken his silence on his short-lived romance with Taylor Swift, explaining there is no bad blood between the pair.
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): China has been waging a quiet campaign, using ancient documents, academic research, maps and technical data to bolster its territorial claims in the East China Sea.
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): With the aid of a 5-million-dollar grant from NASA, a University of Hawaii team of astronomers is developing ATLAS, a system to identify dangerous asteroids before their final plunge to Earth.
New Delhi/Male, Feb.13 (ANI): Indian Naval Ship 'Kalpeni' is in the Maldives on a five-day joint exercise with the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coast Guard.
New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today informed that a pilot launch of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) was launched on January 4.
Santa Cruz (Spain), Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Five crewmen from a British cruise ship docked in Santa Cruz de La Palma, a city in Spain's Canary Islands, were killed and three injured Sunday when a lifeboat plunged into the water during an evacuation drill, authorities said.
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): The number of Chinese tourists travelling to Japan during the Lunar New Year holiday has dropped more than 50 percent as compared to a year earlier following the territorial dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands.
Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles doesn't care if his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift writes songs about their failed relationship.
Washington, Feb. 8 (ANI): Japan has claimed Russian fighter jets intruded on its airspace for the first time in five years, raising tensions between the two countries.
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS) A Russian military spokesman Thursday said two Russian fighter jets acted within international rules and did not violate Japanese airspace as Tokyo claimed.
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) Two Russian Su-27 fighter jets Thursday entered Japanese airspace over Hokkaido island, forcing the Japanese government to lodge a protest on the issue with Russia, Xinhua reported.
London, Feb. 7 (ANI): Argentina has stirred up the row over the Falklands after claiming that its people do not exist as a nation and are just British citizens living on disputed land.
Sydney, Feb. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake off Solomon Islands has generated a tsunami and destroyed three remote villages on the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Wednesday.
London, Feb. 6 (ANI): Argentina will regain control of the Falkland Islands within '20 years', the country's foreign minister Hector Timerman has said.
After an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Lata in Temotu province of Solomons Islands, a small tsunami of about 3 feet (0.9 metres) swept across the islands causing not much damage.
Quito, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A court handed down a four-year prison term to a German citizen caught trying to smuggle four iguanas out of the Galapagos islands, authorities at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said.
Suva, Feb. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Fiji issued a tsunami warning Wednesday afternoon after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake hit Santa Cruz Islands, urging residents, especially coastal low lying dwellers to take precautionary measures as "we have only one hour left for the first wave to hit our shores."
Tokyo, Feb. 3 (ANI): Japanese coast guard have arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegally fishing for coral in Japan's exclusive economic zone near Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture.
Cape Town, Feb 3 (IANS) Ghana reached the semifinals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after beating Cape Verde Islands 2-0.
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Feb 2 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago captain Denesh Ramdin is planning to use the regional cricket season to press his claim for a recall to the West Indies side after he was overlooked for the current tour of Australia.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) Seaplanes will be the latest attraction for travellers headed to what the state tourism department promotes as "God's Own Country". A Kerala minister said the planes would be launched later this month.
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift, who recently parted ways from singer Harry Styles, does not have any intention of remaining friends with him, Swift's friends say.
Tokyo, Feb. 1 (ANI): China has limited access to diplomatic documents at the Foreign Ministry's archives since early January, because a 1950 government paper describes the Senkaku Islands as part of Japanese territory, sources have said.
Barcelona, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Celebrity Paris Hilton is currently accompanying her boyfriend, Spanish model River Viiperi, as he takes to the runway to show off designer collections at 080 Barcelona Fashion.
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) She is all of 16, ends up studying through Skype and feels the right encouragement and guidance will take her places in the world of acting. Thulasi Nair, who makes her debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal", says age has never been a roadblock for her.
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Dubai could soon become home to the world's largest underwater hotel.
Beijing, Jan. 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Xi Jinping on Friday said China and Japan should address "sensitive" issues between the two countries effectively and in a timely manner.
Washington, January 25 (ANI): A team of astronomers has reconstructed the journey of the gas emitted by a powerful explosion of GK Persei - that has not stopped growing and astonishing ever since - in 3D.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) INS Saryu, the lead ship of the Indian Navy's indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel project (NOPV), was Monday commissioned into service in Goa by tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command chief Air Marshal P.K. Roy, an official release said.
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) A Chinese marine surveillance fleet continued patrolling around the Diaoyu Islands Monday and monitored Japanese ships that entered the islands' waters.
Chandigarh, Jan.21 (ANI): The Government of Punjab on Monday said that it had no comment to make on a gurdwara in Sector 7 of Panchkula refusing to hold prayers to mark the death anniversary of 1965 war hero Lt. Gen. R.S. Dyal on December 30.