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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Lehar Over The Andaman Islands
2013-11-25 14:48:00

The Andaman Islands received an unwelcome visitor on November 25 in the form of Tropical Cyclone Lehar. NASA's Terra satellite captured a picture of the visitor as it was making its exit from the islands and into the Bay of Bengal.

2009-10-05 15:18:33

A new study suggests that high mortality rates in small-bodied people, commonly known as pygmies, may be part of the reason for their small stature.

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2009-09-23 14:45:00

In a study published in the September 24th issue of Nature, an international team describes how they harnessed modern genomic technology to explore the ancient history of India, the world's second most populous nation.

2008-08-11 12:05:00

Strong quake rocks Andaman Islands HONG KONG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake measuring 6. 0 on the Richter scale struck Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean, at 0845 GMT Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said in a bulletin released here.

2008-06-27 12:02:23

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck near India's Andaman islands in the Indian Ocean Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered about 70 miles southwest of Port Blair, the archipelago's civilian administrator said.

2006-02-04 00:45:12

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit India's Andaman islands early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but a senior official said there was no damage.

2006-01-16 08:35:50

Please delete in eighth paragraph ... At the moment, even private domestic carriers do not fly there ...

2006-01-16 08:41:48

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Foreign tourists could soon be boarding direct flights to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in a move officials hope will provide a major boost to communities hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

2005-08-03 08:44:23

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - Environmentalists have slammed a tourism deal by India's tsunami-hit Andaman islands with Thailand, saying such a move would destroy its fragile ecology and encourage the sex trade. The Dec.

2005-07-24 23:33:35

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that hit India's Andaman and Nicobar islands at the weekend has shaken the confidence of people in the remote chain, although it caused no damage or casualties, residents said on Monday.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.