Andaman & Nicobar: News

17 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

India's most serene babymoon destinations

Taking a babymoon is a wonderful way to commemorate the experience of anticipating parenthood.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Indian islands and beaches besides Lakshadweep that need your attention

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the controversy it sparked in the Maldives, Lakshadweep is getting more attention. Indians are supporting the Union territory by boycotting travel to the Maldives to show solidarity.

08 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Stunning rainforests in India that you shouldn't miss

Tucked away among the varied motifs of India's topography, rainforests serve as vivid verdant havens, alive with life and resonating with the melodies of the natural world.

27 Dec 2023


Southern India's best wedding destinations

Dreaming of a wedding that transcends the ordinary and leaves an indelible mark on your memories?

20 Nov 2023

Travel And Tourism

Top surfing destinations in India

India, often overlooked for surfing, surprises with its expansive coastline harboring remarkable surfing havens.

NIA asks Home Ministry to shift 10-12 gangsters to Andaman

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday requested the Union Home Affairs Ministry to shift dreaded gangsters from North Indian prisons to Andaman & Nicobar Islands, NDTV reported, quoting sources.

12 May 2023

Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Mocha to intensify into 'very severe' storm: IMD

Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a "very severe" storm on Friday and eventually a "very severe" cyclone on Sunday over the southeast and central areas of the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Mocha's landfall expected on Sunday but not in India

Currently forming over the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a storm on Friday with wind speeds reaching up to 130 kmph, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Mocha could intensify by Friday, no landfall in India

A low-pressure area formed over southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday, which is likely to intensify into a depression on Tuesday evening and into Cyclone Mocha on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Cyclone Mocha: IMD predicts no heatwave for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Monday to Friday due to a possible cyclonic circulation forming over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours.

12 Apr 2023


Bookmark these beach destinations in India for a relaxing getaway

India is home to some of the world's most picturesque beaches.

11 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 Blue Flag beaches you must visit in India

Known for their cleanliness and beauty, there are a total of 12 Blue Flag beaches in India.

05 Apr 2023


India deploys deterrence capabilities in Andamans to counter China's presence

India has deployed deterrence capabilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to counter China's expansion in the area and project dominance in the Indian Ocean, reported Hindustan Times.

25 Feb 2023


Now, India reveals spotting 'flying object' above crucial island chain

Weeks after the United States downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon, Indian officials have revealed that locals in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, too, reported seeing a similar, unusual "flying object" last year.

01 Feb 2023

Travel And Tourism

These desi destinations will give you perfect international feels

Why visit foreign locations when our country is blessed with such breathtaking spots?

23 Jan 2023


Parakram Diwas 2023: PM to inaugurate Netaji's model

Lovingly called Netaji, Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian revolutionary who contributed to India's independence movement against British rule.

09 Dec 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 best places in India for an all-girls trip

The holiday season is finally here and it is time to pack your bags and head to a wonderful destination with your girl gang.

22 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 popular tribal destinations in India you must visit

Traveling not only helps us relax and rejuvenate but also teaches us a lot about a country's culture, heritage, and local specialties.

11 Sep 2022

Bay of Bengal

5 things to bring home from Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Housing some beautiful white sand beaches, a stunning marine ecosystem, tropical evergreen forests, and rich biodiversity, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a must-visit for travelers.

15 Jun 2022


5 best places in India to try scuba diving

Scuba diving has become an extremely popular water sport in India in the last few years.

13 Jun 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 most beautiful islands in Asia

Do you dream of holidays on the beach sipping on a cool drink laying on the sand?

14 May 2022


Early monsoon to hit Kerala coast on May 27: IMD

The southwest monsoon (SWM) is all set to make landfall in Kerala as early as May 27, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

03 May 2022


IMD says heatwave is over, predicts rainfall across India soon

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the "heatwave is over" and forecasted rain and thunderstorms in several parts of the country, including Delhi.

25 Apr 2022


5 beach wedding destinations in India

Weddings have been a grand affair since time immemorial, and big fat Indian weddings are getting grander by the day.

21 Apr 2022


Top 5 island wedding destinations in India

Islands are dreamy places that are serene and romantic.

20 Apr 2022

Tamil Nadu

Top 5 wedding destinations in south India

Destination weddings are becoming a deal again now that the pandemic has subsided and traveling across the country and abroad is safer.

15 Apr 2022


5 popular island destinations in India

India has several beautiful islands where you can enjoy water sports, beach parties, stunning sunsets, and sunrises along with long rejuvenating walks.

30 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 things to know about the Andaman Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands ring an exotic bell in our minds. Despite them being a part of India, many tourists and travelers have still not set foot in this archipelago.

21 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani: Andaman & Nicobar to witness heavy rains, winds

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain and strong winds in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as cyclone Asani is set to form over the Andaman Sea on Monday.

20 Mar 2022


Cyclone Asani: Rains hit Andaman and Nicobar, IMD issues helpline

A low-pressure system developing in the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining Andaman Sea intensified into a depression on Sunday.

17 Mar 2022

Climate Change

Cyclone Asani, first in 2022, to develop on March 21

Asani, this year's first cyclone, is expected to form over the central Bay of Bengal and hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21, from where it may move towards Bangladesh and Myanmar.

12 Jan 2022


5 places in India for a tropical holiday

A lazy afternoon, relaxing on the beach, with a drink in hand and waves crashing into the shore—does it get any better than this?

05 Jan 2022

Port Blair

5 must-do things in Port Blair

Located on the east of Southern Andaman Island, Port Blair makes for an ideal spot for tourists for its stunning surroundings, and interesting tribal culture. It is the capital city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

19 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

5 things to do in Havelock Island

Havelock Island, officially known as Swaraj Island, is one of the biggest islands in the cluster of islands under Ritchie's Archipelago. It is located to the east of Great Andaman within the Andaman Islands.

14 Nov 2021


COVID-19: India reports 11K+ infections; active cases hit 17-month low

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 1.36 lakh, the lowest in 17 months.

24 Sep 2021

Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar administration issues new SOPs for travel

The Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to exempt fully vaccinated people from mandatorily carrying a negative RT-PCR report to travel to Port Blair, an official said on Friday.

23 Sep 2021

Port Blair

Radhanagar beach retains prestigious Blue Flag certification

Radhanagar beach in Swaraj Deep island of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has retained the Blue Flag certification for 2021-22, an official release said.

23 Aug 2021

Port Blair

VSI Airport terminal building to be ready by June 2022

The construction of the new integrated terminal building of the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is likely to be completed by June next year, a top airport official said.

21 Apr 2021


Night curfew extended by one hour in Andamans

Tourist spots and cinema halls will be shut for one month from April 22 and night curfew will be extended by one hour with immediate effect in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the archipelago is witnessing a COVID-19 surge, a notification said on Wednesday.

31 Mar 2021

Bay of Bengal

Andaman and Nicobar Islands brace for heavy rainfall from today

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to receive heavy rainfall from March 31 to April 2 due to a low-pressure area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

15 Aug 2020


In 1,000 days, all villages will have optical fiber: Modi

Every single village in India will be connected with optical fiber within three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced.

12 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India reports 60,000+ new cases; total reaches 23.28 lakh

On Tuesday, India reported a spike of over 61,000 coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has risen to 23.28 lakh while over 46,000 patients have died of the viral disease.

10 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 22L with over 61,000 new cases

On Sunday, India reported over 61,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide total to 22.14 lakh. The death toll also rose to 44,466 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

05 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 19 lakh; over 39,800 dead

On Tuesday, India registered roughly 51,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 19.06 lakh while the death toll rose to 39,833 with 850 more deaths on Tuesday.

10 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Infant mortality rate highest in MP, lowest in Nagaland

Madhya Pradesh has the highest rate of infant mortality, recording 48 deaths per 1,000 live births, government data released on Friday showed. Meanwhile, Nagaland recorded the best infant mortality rate (IMR) across India.

01 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.

03 Apr 2020


Every fourth coronavirus-case in India is linked to Tablighi Jamaat

For the maximum time in March, India was focusing on lockdown, isolating suspected coronavirus patients, and the plight of migrant workers. And then the repercussions of a congregation of Tablighi Jamaat came to light.

01 Apr 2020


Coronavirus hotspot: 2,361 evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, contact tracing on

2,361 people, who had been living in Nizamuddin Markaz, the place that has become the hotspot of deadly COVID-19 in India, have been evacuated, reports said on Wednesday.

05 Jan 2020


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

03 Jan 2020

Indian Army

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

17 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

What to expect from first session of 17th Lok Sabha

Riding on a historic mandate (BJP won 303 seats in elections), Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered Parliament on Monday for the first session of 17th Lok Sabha.

14 May 2019


Monsoon to hit Kerala coast on 4 June: Details here

India's private weather forecasting agency Skymet on Tuesday predicted that the Southwest Monsoon this year is likely to hit the Southern Kerala coast on 4 June, making a timely onset.

05 Apr 2019


CBSE 2019: 4 states record more female students than males

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations concluded yesterday, marking the end of 2019 boards.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

06 Jan 2019


'Orange' alert in Andamans due to cyclone Pabuk: Details here

The Center has sounded an "Orange" alert for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which is facing a cyclonic storm, officials said today.

05 Jan 2019


Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

A 'yellow' alert has been sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' is moving towards the archipelago, a Home Ministry official said today.

25 Dec 2018


Center renames three Andaman-&-Nicobar islands to mark first-ever Tricolor hoisting

To mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Indian Tricolor at Port Blair for the first time, the Center has decided to rename three Andaman & Nicobar islands.

21 Nov 2018


Andaman: Tribals allegedly kill American-tourist, hit him with arrows

A 27-year-old American tourist, identified as John Allen Chau, was murdered in Andaman and Nicobar's North Sentinel Island.

17 Aug 2018


#TravelBytes: Top 5 most beautiful Indian islands you must visit

India is (fortunately!) one such country that has been blessed with abundant natural beauty.

10 Aug 2018


#TravelBytes: Planning your honeymoon? These are most-romantic places in India

Honeymoons, just like weddings, are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they have to be unforgettably special.

23 Jun 2018


WWF-India launches its first-ever comic book about awareness of nature

WWF-India has launched its first-ever comic book for the love of nature and to raise awareness about its protection among children.

19 Jun 2018


IRCTC brings you five-day Andaman trip at just Rs. 21,120!

If you have been thinking of visiting Andaman and Nicobar but haven't yet managed to, stay free this Independence Day.

04 Jun 2018


Center asks states to monitor Rohingyas' activities, confine their movement

Stepping up its clampdown on Rohingya refugees, the Center has asked states to confine them to specified areas and record their biometrics, which'll prevent them from getting Indian documents illegally and help in their repatriation.

21 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Engineering colleges' intake to reduce by 1.36 lakh seats

Engineering colleges across seven states have approached All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reduce the number of seats in B.Tech/M.Tech courses by 1.3 lakh, effective the new session in July.

28 Nov 2017


Upcoming ASEAN summit: North-eastern states to play a major role

In a first, India's north-eastern states are set to play a major role during the upcoming ASEAN-India summit.