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

Tribal affairs ministry in touch with local administration as Covid hits Great Andamanese tribe

10 members of the Great Andamanese tribe, which only has 59 surviving members and lives in Strait Island in the archipelago, were recently tested positive for Covid.
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Navy deploys large number of ships in Indian Ocean to send clear ‘message’ to China

Since tensions in Ladakh began, three service chiefs have been meeting regularly to plan military strategies.
A doctor wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) holds a saliva swab in a test tube during coronavirus symptom tests | Representational Image | Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg

Andaman & Nicobar has started conducting ‘pool tests’ for Covid-19 — first in the country

Five samples per testing kit, that's what a "pool test" looks like in the Andaman & Nicobar islands for the past 10 days. Rest of resource-poor India may follow suit.
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It’s practically impossible to recover body of American killed by Andaman tribe: Police

A US consulate team is in talks with Andaman authorities to retrieve the body of John Allen Chau. Police say he illegally tried to enter a protected island.
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American national allegedly killed by protected tribe in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A case of culpable homicide has been registered, and the fishermen who took John Allen Chau, 27, to the island have been arrested. 

On Camera

Delhi Police personnel stand guard at Model Town police colony, identified as a Covid-19 hotspot, during the on 16 April 2020 | Kamal Kishore | PTI

UAPA needed in Delhi, Bengaluru riot cases. Can’t let accused get away on technical grounds

In the background of the anti-CAA protests, an untoward incident during the high-profile Trump visit would have certainly shown India in poor light. Now Delhi Police has a case.
A banner for Aircel Ltd. is displayed outside a mobile phone store in Mumbai on 24 October, 2016. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Bickering govt, court delays, Rs 42,000 cr hanging – story of India’s bankruptcy delays

Telecom payments case is another example of how govt branches are delaying bankruptcy settlements while banks suffer the world’s worst bad debt ratios.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?