Port Blair: News

05 Jan 2022

Andaman & Nicobar

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.

24 Sep 2021

Andaman & Nicobar

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

Andaman & Nicobar

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

Andaman & Nicobar

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.

26 Oct 2020


India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

24 Jul 2020


Upset over Sushant's death, minor fan ends life in Chhattisgarh

In a terrible piece of news, a 13-year-old girl allegedly ended her life in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on Wednesday night as she was disturbed after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's demise.

03 May 2020

Indian Army

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

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.

#CBIvsCBI: No clean-chit to Alok Verma, CVC-report contains 'mixed findings'

The Supreme Court on Friday did not give a clean chit to ousted CBI Director Alok Verma and noted that the CVC report contained mixed findings.

14 Nov 2018


Rs.75 coin to be launched to mark first-ever Trilcolor hoisting

On Wednesday, the Modi government announced that it would issue a special Rs. 75 coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first-ever hoisting of the Tricolor by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair.

27 Oct 2018


5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

CBI reshuffles team probing case against ex-Special Director Rakesh Asthana

The CBI has overhauled the team probing allegations of corruption against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana, bringing in completely new faces, officials said today.

14 Sep 2018


Guwahati-based start-up to launch cab services in 98 cities

A Guwahati-based start-up today announced to roll out on-demand cab services across 98 cities in India under the brand 'Wify Cab'.

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.

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.

20 May 2018


Petrol, diesel rates touch all-time highs as oil-companies hike rates

Petrol price today hit a record high of Rs. 76.24/liter in Delhi, while diesel rates touched record-high Rs. 67.57 as oil PSUs passed on four weeks of the relentless rise in international oil prices to consumers.

Angry Ola cabbie drives 500 meters with passenger on bonnet

An angry Ola cab driver drove for about 500 meters with a passenger stuck in the bonnet of his car on April 2, from Indira Gandhi Airport's domestic terminal.

27 Feb 2018


Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

In a move that could further exacerbate the already-disturbed relations between India and Maldives, Male has declined Delhi's invitation to participate in the biennial multinational naval event "Milan."

20 Feb 2018


Bengaluru: Irfan Pathan launches his first cricket academy in South

Veteran Indian pacer Irfan Pathan recently inaugurated his first cricket academy in South India to provide quality coaching and nurture the next generation of players.

18 Feb 2018


Drive to install sanitary napkin-vending machines at airports across India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched a laudable initiative for women, coincidentally around the release of movie 'PadMan.'

03 Jan 2018


Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

Nine airports in India might soon have different names, if approved by the civil aviation ministry.

14 Dec 2017


#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

25 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Why are the Andaman & Nicobar Islands strategically important?

The Indian military conducted a major exercise in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Islands from November 20 to 24.

22 Sep 2017


Adding to the Army's woes, Army canteens face stock crunch

In the past two months, due to a procurement system change, Army's Canteen Stores Department (CSD) has been facing a severe stock crunch, affecting customers.

17 Aug 2017


Centre approves Rs. 32,000 cr plan to modernize Coast Guard

The Indian government has approved a Rs. 31,748 crore "definitive five-year action programme" to modernize the Indian Coast Guard (ICG).

12 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Vardah pounds Tamil Nadu with heavy rain

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds pounded Tamil Nadu as Cyclone Vardah approached the coast; authorities said the cyclone has weakened considerably after forming.

11 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Alert in TN and Andhra Pradesh as Vardah turns severe

Authorities have sounded an alert across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as cyclone Vardah has turned "very severe"; the MET department said it will cross coastal Tamil Nadu and the coast of south Andhra Pradesh.

10 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Vardah cyclone may cross AP by Monday: Met department

The met department said that the 'Vardah' cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal was expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12-hours.

09 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Vardah may intensify today

Officials stated that Cyclone Vardah may intensify into a severe Cyclone as it approaches the Andaman coast; several tourists are still stranded on the 2 islands in the region.

08 Dec 2016

Tamil Nadu

Rajnath Singh says stranded tourists at Havelock are safe

Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jagdish Mukhi to enquire about the status of stranded tourists.

23 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Smart Railway Stations for Smart Cities

The Union Urban Development and Railways Ministries came together to redevelop railway stations and adjoining regions along the rail lines running through smart cities.