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Andaman & Nicobar Islands hit by series of medium intensity earthquakes in 2 hours

Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are prone to earthquakes, and it is also not unusual for the islands to witness more than two-three earthquakes a day.

Modi govt to give Indian names to Andaman islands: Erasing colonial past or political ploy?

The Modi government has decided to give 'Indian names' to three Andaman islands. Havelock Island will be renamed Swaraj Dweep, Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island to honour the freedom fighter. Prime Minister Modi is set to make the announcement on his visit to Port Blair on 30 December, to mark the 75th anniversary of Bose’s historic visit to the islands. ThePrint asks: Modi govt to give Indian names to Andaman islands: Erasing colonial past or political ploy? Why doesn’t govt consider renaming islands to what they were called by the indigenous people? Vishvajit Pandya Anthropologist and author Subhas Chandra Bose wanted to rename the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the ‘Shaheed and Swaraj Islands’. If the government was genuinely committed to the cause of honouring Netaji’s wishes, then they would go ahead and do so, instead of renaming the smaller islands. But for that, one...
Havelock island in the Andamans | Commons

Modi govt to give Indian names to 3 Andaman islands

Govt to rename Ross, Neil & Havelock islands as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep respectively in tribute to the freedom fighter.
Madhumala Chattopadhyay with a three-month-old Jarawa baby | Madhumala Chattopadhyay/ThePrint

What’s Christianity to those who pray to sky & sea, says first woman to contact Sentinelese

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay talks about 'missionary' John Allen Chau's fatal visit to the Sentinelese island. 

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Amit Shah raises Shaheen Bagh in Delhi election: BJP’s desperation or trump card?

As pre-poll surveys show a clear edge for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, BJP is pitching Shaheen Bagh as a campaign issue in the Delhi assembly election.


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Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row

Adnan Sami's father, Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami Khan, was part of the raid by Pakistan Air Force that destroyed Patahnkot air base during 1965 war.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.