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Roofers to start production soon at cement plant


September 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Kolkata-based Roofers Group Monday said it would start commercial production at its newly-built cement plant in West Bengal's West Midnapore district within a couple of days ... Read more...

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Panic in Tamil Nadu after Indonesia quake (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Fear gripped Tamil Nadu and a tsunami alert was sounded Wednesday after two powerful earthquakes in Indonesia triggered strong tremors across the state.The quake brought back ... Read more...

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Odisha denies Bonda tribe’s exploitation (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) The authorities in Odisha Wednesday denied that the primitive Bonda tribe in the state was in any way being exploited by tourists but ordered an inquiry ... Read more...

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Odisha denies Bonda tribes’ exploitation


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Wednesday denied that primitive Bonda tribes in the state were in any way exploited by tourists.The denial came after a section of media ... Read more...

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Andamans tribals’ semi-naked dance: Authorities promise action (Roundup)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Andaman and Nicobar authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for tourists, as ... Read more...

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Government denies Andaman tribes exploited (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Andamans authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe in the islands were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for food ... Read more...

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Government seeks report on Andaman tribals dancing for food (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The government Wednesday sought a report from the administration in the Andaman islands after a shocking video clip released by a leading British newspaper ... Read more...

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Andaman asked about semi-naked dance


January 11th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday asked the Andaman and Nicobar administration to explain how half naked tribal women were forced to dance for tourists.Terming the incident ... Read more...

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India’s preparedness to tackle quakes should be reviewed: Geologists


March 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Despite the chorus of assurances from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh downward that Indian nuclear plants are safe because they are away from geological faults that ... Read more...

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Thailand’s Shivdasani to bring his Six Senses hotel brand to India


March 13th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Soneva Fushi Island (Maldives), March 13 (IANS) Top Thai hotelier of Indian origin Sonu Shivdasani is making his debut in India with spas, resorts and fine dining restaurants and ... Read more...

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One year after extinction of Bo, Andaman tribe in danger


January 24th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.24 (ANI): One year after the death of the last member of the Bo tribe of the Andaman Islands (January 26), Survival International has warned that the neighbouring Jarawa tribe is ... Read more...

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India to enhance coast surveillance, security


October 25th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Citing the "ever increasing security threat from the sea", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said the Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) system will raise India's "real time maritime ... Read more...

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World’s most isolated tribe in Andamans threatened by poachers


September 20th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.20 (ANI): Poachers targeting rich fishing grounds in India's Andaman Islands are endangering the world's most isolated tribe, a Survival International report has claimed.More than a hundred iIllegal fishermen from Burma ... Read more...

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The downside of food security


September 13th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Zubair AhmedPort Blair, Sep.13 (ANI): Mahatma Gandhi travelled all the way from Gujarat toChamparan district of Bihar, on the border with Nepal, to launch an agitation againstthe indigo planters. ... Read more...

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Anand, Krishnan to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay in Chennai


August 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): Some of the top names in India sports will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay for the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi, which reaches Chennai on August 20 from ... Read more...

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Water woes in Andaman require creative solutions


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Govinda RajuPort Blair, July 3 (ANI): The mention of Andaman Islands conjures up images of crystal clear skies, golden beaches and tranquil seas rich with marine life and coral reefs. ... Read more...

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Moderate quake shakes Andaman, no casualties (Lead)


June 19th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A moderate intensity earthquake hit the Andaman islands early Saturday, weather officials said. No casualties have been reported. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake measured 6.0 ... Read more...

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Andaman jolted, tremors in states (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A string of earthquakes jolted the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over a 12-hour period Sunday. The tremors were also felt in southern and eastern India. There was some ... Read more...

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6.4-magnitude quake strikes Andaman Islands


June 1st, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 1 (IANS) A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck India's Andaman Islands Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck at 1.21 a.m., with the epicentre 120 km ... Read more...

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Strong but deep earthquake strikes east of India’s Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal


June 1st, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by BNO News
ANDAMAN ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck east of India's Andaman Islands on early Tuesday, seismologists said.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at 1.21 a.m. local time (1951 UTC) was centered ... Read more...

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Andaman Islands to get better healthcare, flight connectivity


May 24th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Acting on the recommendations of a parliamentary panel that criticised the government for its "indifference" to the healthcare needs of people of the Andaman ... Read more...

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Monsoon reaches Andaman Islands


May 17th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The southwest monsoon hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Monday, setting the stage for the annual monsoon rains to hit Kerala on time -- May 30. "The southwest ... Read more...

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Healing with a smile, sacrificing their comfort, personal life


May 13th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) They carry on the legacy of Florence Nightingale serving with a smile in the battle against disease and death. Tending to the ailing and the maimed is ... Read more...

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Andaman earthquake confirms worst fears: Geologist


April 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of the Andaman Islands on March 30 is yet another confirmation that this particular region will continue to ... Read more...

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Andaman quake tremors jolt Orissa


March 31st, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) Tremors from an earthquake in the north Andaman Islands Tuesday night jolted parts of Orissa, forcing people to rush out of their houses in panic in several places, ... Read more...

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Legal blow for controversial Andaman tourist resort


March 10th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation ... Read more...

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Andaman Nicobar islands to have more airbases


February 5th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Port Blair, Feb 5 (IANS) With hundreds of uninhabited islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago making it vulnerable from the security perspective, India is planning to open more airbases ... Read more...

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Last speaker of ancient language Bo dies in India’s Andaman Islands


February 5th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the last speaker of Bo, which is one of the world's oldest languages, has died at the age of 85 in India's Andaman Islands.Professor Anvita ... Read more...

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Andaman tribe’s extermination complete as last member dies


February 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Andaman Islands), Feb.4 (ANI): The last member of a unique tribe has died on India's Andaman Islands.Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker ... Read more...

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Are Indian women ready for beachwear?


November 6th, 2009 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) When Ritu Sen, 23, went on a holiday to the Andaman islands, she was the only Indian woman in a swimsuit while others on the ... Read more...

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The last of the Jarawas: Living on handouts (Letter from the Andamans)


November 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma Port Blair, Nov 1 (IANS) As we drove from this capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands towards the Mayabandar forest reserve, four Jarawa children blocked the road with bamboo ... Read more...

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High mortality rates may explain people’s small size


October 6th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) High mortality rates in small-bodied people, commonly known as pygmies, may partly explain their small stature, says a new study. The study by Jay Stock and Andrea Migliano, both ... Read more...

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Indian ancestry revealed in massive study


September 25th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) The largest ever DNA survey of Indian heritage has revealed that the population of India was founded on just two ancient groups that are as genetically distinct from ... Read more...

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Indian population is ‘genetic hotchpotch’ of two different ancestral groups


September 24th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): The largest DNA survey of Indian heritage to date has revealed that the current population of India is a genetic hotchpotch of two distinct ancestral groups.India makes up ... Read more...

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India raises scope for cooperation with US by frisking N.Korean freighter


August 21st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sonepat (Haryana), Aug.21 (ANI): By taking the bull by the horns and not releasing the North Korean ship nearly two weeks after it was seized, New Delhi has opened new possibilities for ... Read more...

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