The North Korean ship, which was detained by the Coast Guard after a chase in Andaman and Nicobar Island, had no traces of chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear material, two nuclear scientists said on Sunday in their final report.

Sanjib Kumar Roy

ISLAND PURA: ABDUL KALAM' S VISION FOR ANDAMANSEXTENDING his dream plan of PURA (providing urban amenities in rural areas) to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said that he visualised Island PURA for the welfare and better employment opportunities of islanders.

Aarti Dhar

NEW DELHI: Bringing relief to the fishing community which feared displacement, the government on Friday announced that the draft Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) Notification, 2008 would be allowed to lapse on July 22.

? A massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Indonesia off the west coast of Sumatra on the morning of December 26,2004, at 6:58 a.m. Another earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred 81km west of Pulo Kunji (Great Nicobar, India) at 9:51 a.m. on the same day. The earthquakes set off giant tsunamis three to 10 metres high, which travelled 2,000km across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal.

Surinder Sud / New Delhi May 21, 2009, 0:29 IST

The monsoon has set in over the entire Andaman Sea and part of south Bay of Bengal, the first entry point to Indian territorial waters, right on schedule today.

It is likely to advance towards the Indian mainland and hit the Kerala coast and adjoining areas of the south peninsula by May 25, ahead of the normal arrival date of June 1.

A tribunal finds the rehabilitation of victims of the tsunami in most affected regions far from satisfactory.

New Delhi: THE dugong, a massive sea mammal often mistaken by sailors as the mythical mermaid, has most of its last viable populations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The population here too, of these slow breeding, 13 feet long animals, is only 25-30. Now, there

A survey of the freshwater fish community was conducted in five large islands of the Andaman archipelago. The objective of the study was to make a complete inventory of freshwater fishes and ascertain the status of fish species reported by Herre (1939).

Port Blair: Much to the cheers of Onges, an aboriginal tribe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with only 92 members, a boy was born to the community at a hospital here, doctors said on Monday.

The 2004 calamity marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of those who lost their homes, fish boats, and much else. Anticipatory action plans for managing the consequences of seawater intrusion in our coastal areas have become an imperative.