Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAndaman and Nicobar Islands

Topic: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Cut trees for projects in Nicobar, plant some in MP? Why Modi govt plan hasn’t assuaged concerns

Great Nicobar Island to get transshipment port, airport, township. MP, Haryana earmarked for compensatory afforestation but experts say that can't make up for lost virgin rainforests.

Sexual abuse allegation against 2 bureaucrats, Port Blair woman says assaulted on govt job pretext

The 21-yr-old woman has accused Andaman & Nicobar's former chief secretary & its labour commissioner of sexually abusing her twice & threatening her with dire consequences if she complained.

No rehab for rare species, oil spill checks — govt panel flags gaps in Great Nicobar vision plan

Tasked with granting environmental clearance, expert panel has sought more details on NITI Aayog’s plans to develop the biodiversity-rich island, so it can make an ‘informed’ decision.

Govt vision for Great Nicobar includes airport & township, some experts think it’s ‘nonsense’

A public hearing was held to discuss the report on the project that seeks to transform the largely uninhabited & remote island into a transshipment port & tourist hub.

Why Modi govt push for atmanirbharta in palm oil production could come at a cost to environment

The National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm hopes to address a major issue — dependency on imports for edible oils — but given the nature of palm oil farming, has raised concerns.

‘They trapped me’ — 25-year-old Andaman woman blames DGP, 3 cops in ‘suicide’ video

Police say the video shot by Deepika Kishen, a resident of Bambooflat in South Andaman, is old, accuse her of cheating and forgery.

Andaman ex-councillor arrested for ‘issuing residence certificate to Bangladeshi family’

Former Andaman and Nicobar councillor Sanjay Meshack had allegedly issued residence certificates to a Bangladeshi family that helped them get voter, PAN, Aadhaar cards.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands invite applications to develop ecotourism projects, spark concerns

A government firm has called on developers to undertake development, management and operations of four ecotourism projects.

US military aircraft refuels at Indian base for first time under defence pact

The aircraft landed over a week ago at an airstrip in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for refuelling under an agreement signed between India and US in 2016.

92 start-ups in just 1 year — how Andaman & Nicobar is on course to be a new ‘start-up hub’

From Diglipur to Campbell Bay, the islands’ administration reached out to all gram panchayats & conducted awareness campaigns in its quest to become a start-up hub.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.