Latest Nicobar Islands Stories
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.
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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.
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.
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.
PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - India's Andaman and Nicobar islands, devastated by last year's tsunami, were shaken by a strong quake on Sunday but a senior official said he saw no danger of new killer waves hitting the Indian Ocean archipelago. The U.S.
PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of 7.2 magnitude shook India's Andaman and Nicobar islands on Sunday causing residents of the region to run from their homes, but there were no early reports of casualties or damage, police said.
They survived the dinosaurs, but leatherback turtles may have moved one step closer to extinction when last December's tsunami washed away some of their most important nesting beaches in India's Nicobar islands.
The Indian Flap-shelled Turtle, Lissemys punctata, is a species of turtle found in South Asia. They are widespread and not uncommon. Its range includes Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh, and Burma (Irrawaddy and Salween rivers). It has been introduced to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also found in the desert ponds of Rajasthan where hundreds are killed every year during the dry summers. This species of turtle is the most common aquatic turtle in India.
The Nicobar Pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica, is a pigeon which is a resident breeding bird on small uninhabited islands in Indonesia and the Nicobar Islands. It is the only member of the genus Caloenas. This is a large, heavy pigeon at 15.75 inches in length. It is mainly metallic green with green and copper hackles on the neck. The head and upper neck, flight feathers and breast are dark grey. The tail is very short and pure white. There is a black knob on the base of the bill, and the strong...
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