The controversy over the Andaman Trunk Road (atr) continues (see

R K Bhattacharya Former director, Anthropological Survey of India, and member of the Expert Committee appointed by the Calcutta High Court. In the report submitted to the court in 2003, he says:

farmers in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in a fix as the administration's plan to start shrimp culture

A remarkable fact about the recent debate about Singur is that it is so much about land, and so little about cars. Yet a thousand acres of land is really not very much, given that the state has over

authorities in the Andaman islands are now reviving 191 old wells, dug during World War ii in Port Blair in an attempt to check the city's mounting water crisis. The city currently receives a

It is the saga of callous and pathetic implementation of relief I work and rehabilitation of the tsunami-affected. The tsunami I that hit the Indian coastline on the morning of December 26, 12004, swept away 1,089 villages, claimed over 10,273 lives I and rendered 2,39,024 families homeless. By all accounts, it was the biggest natural calamity to hit India.

The Indian government should step in to protect the Jarawa tribe of the Andaman islands, who are now in danger of being wiped out by settlers invading their territory, said activists of Survival

THE total seasonal rainfall during the year's southwest monsoon (June 1 to September 30) for the country as a whole was 99 per cent of its long-period average (LPA), which, being within plus or minus 10 per cent of the LPA, can be termed as a `normal' monsoon.

Around 50 children and many adults of an isolated tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar islands have contracted measles in the past month, says a bbc report. That works out to around 20 per cent of the

India gave bananas to the world and today it is the world's largest banana republic