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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.
Screenshot from video that Deepika Kishen purportedly put out before her death | Screenshot

‘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.
Representational image. | A file photo of Nicobar district police explaining the significance of physical distancing to local residents. | Photo: Twitter/@AndamanPolice

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.
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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.
Representational image. A file photo of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | Photo: Commons

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.
The Andaman Nicobar Islands is home to several indigenous tribes, including the Jarawa and the Sentinelese | Image by Sajid Ali | ThePrint

Andaman’s Jarawas, Sentinelese face Covid risk as officials monitoring them test positive

Andaman administration to test random samples from the tribes. It is also testing members of the welfare society before allowing them to further interact with the tribes.
Representational image. | A file photo of Nicobar district police explaining the significance of physical distancing to local residents. | Photo: Twitter/@AndamanPolice

Covid surge in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, positivity rate now thrice the national average

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have seen a steady rise in cases over last 10 days, recording second highest Rt value. Administration blames surge on returnees from other states.
PM Modi Inaugurating a Solar Project in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh | Twitter

PM Modi inaugurates undersea optical fibre cable project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands

India's first ever undersea optical fibre cable project will provide high speed broadband connections in the union territory at par with services in the mainland.
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2,300-km undersea cable to boost Andamans internet connectivity, PM set to launch project

Project was announced by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in January and was supposed to be completed by June. However, it got delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.