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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.
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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...
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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. 

On Camera

An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

Not using Army during exodus of migrants was an error of judgement. Modi govt will rue it

Deploying army to help migrants would have shown state governments in poor light but it’s a non-issue when tackling a disaster of this magnitude.
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Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.