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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
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China gives a guarded response on Indian Navy’s new air base in Andamans

A report in official Chinese military website said that some foreign media are provoking the situation.
Madhumala Chattapadhyay with the Jarawa people, Andamans | Sudipto Sengupta/probashionline.com

Madhumala Chattopadhyay, the woman who made the Sentinelese put their arrows down

Anthropologist to friend – the journey of Madhumala Chattopadhyay who first contacted the Sentinelese and Jarawas in Andamans.

Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays?

American ‘missionary’ John Allen Chau was allegedly killed by the Sentinelese tribe when he tried to enter their island. The North Sentinel Island is part of a protected and ‘no-contact’ zone since 1996. ThePrint asks: Should Sentinelese tribe be isolated for safety or unfair to treat them as museum displays? Foreign evangelist who went into tribal area was completely at fault Prince Rasheed Yusoof Chairman, Tribal development council The Sentinelese people have lived a very peaceful and happy life for centuries. Their lifestyle is a great lesson for the modern world which prides itself over their so-called development. For thousands of years, they have been living in a natural environment, with no pollution and no technology. Such a way of life needs to be protected and not disturbed. Certain tribal groups such as the Jarawa tribe, after being forced into the ‘mainstream’, have been going through umpteen challenges. They find it difficult to cope with the...
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Trailing China, a new defence deal with France gives India a foothold in Indian Ocean

Indian ships and naval assets can now move across from the Pacific to Singapore, Andamans, Diego Garcia, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Djibouti, onwards to Oman.

On Camera

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Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

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?