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India hunts for missing Malaysian plane near Port Blair

The search for the missing Malaysian airliner under India's ‘Operation Searchlight’ has been expended to the Bay of Bengal area 900km west of Port Blair by the navy, the defence......

At least 21 killed as boat capsizes in Andaman

At least 21 persons died on Sunday when a tourist boat carrying them capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, official sources said. The boat carrying 45......

Top US admiral to visit India during war game

Top US military official Vice Admiral William Douglas Crowder will visit Chennai and Port Blair during September 6-8, coinciding with the participation of the formation commanded by him in the......

Struck by tsunami, isolated by geography

At the best of times, the normal travel time between Chennai on the Indian mainland and Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, is 50 to 60 hours by ship. And that is the easy......

Tsunami's drifters

The road to the Brichgunj camp winds up a picturesque hill that overlooks the Port Blair airport runway. Shamsher, the Punjabi driver of our Maruti car, had said the ride wasn't going to be smooth,......

Port Blair-Pune SpiceJet flights soon

Domestic budget airline, SpiceJet, will introduce air services from Chennai to Port Blair and to Pune from the October 5, a top airline official said on Tuesday.It would also start operating to......

Port Blair, Phuket in tourism pact

In a unique arrangement the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar islands has joined hands with Thailand's beach resort of Phuket to promote tourism, trade and commerce in the two popular tourist......

It's not Bengaluru or Patna, these 98 places will be 'Smart Cities'!

Modi government's ambitious ‘Smart Cities’ project has shortlisted 98 cities but Bengaluru and Patna don't figure in the list. Image: Jaipur has been selected to be turned into a Smart......

Carrying Rs 25,000, TVs? All flyers to India have to declare them

Passengers entering India will now have to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs 25,000 and LCD, LED or Plasma televisions being brought by them in the new customs declaration forms. According to......

Your air tickets were not costly, DGCA survey finds out

The regulator's report noted the revenue generated by the airlines by offering the highest fare bucket 'is minimal' compared to the revenue generated in the lower fare buckets The Directorate......

'Rakta Charitra 2 is Vivek and Suriya's film'

Priyamani is heading for the big league after getting opportunities to do films with big directors like Mani Ratnam and S S Rajamouli, and actors like Nagarjuna (Ragada is their latest project).......

Will Krish do a Gamyam with Vedam?

There's plenty of reasons why we should look forward to the Telugu film Vedam. For starters, it's Radhakrishna (Krish) Jagarlamudi's second film after Gamyam, which won many awards. Then there's......

Kids take over the box office

Hollywood's biggest stars George Clooney and Johnny Depp might well be in their forties but the next generation (or is that next to next gen?) isn't far behind at all. Teenage superstars are......

Oscars 2010: The big fight for Best Picture

Ten nominees stand for Best Picture this year for the first time since 1944, the category having been expanded to include both more mainstream and more obscure films.   This year's......

Zaheer Khan honing skills in South Africa

After working on his fitness in France, Indian pacer Zaheer Khan is now honing his skills with South African provincial team Knights in an attempt to regain his place in the Indian national squad.......

Milestones to Test match #2000

As India and England prepare to square off in the first Test of the four-match series at Lord's, Rajneesh Gupta presents the many landmarks on the road to the 2000th match of cricket's longest......

Hayden digs up old graves of '04 Test in new autobiography

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has re-opened a seven-year-old controversy by claiming that ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh chickened out of the......

Vishy Anand to welcome QBR to Chennai

Four-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand will be among the few sportspersons who will welcome the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) for theDelhi Commonwealth Games when it reaches Chennai on......
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VLM Airlines and Birmingham Airport launch new service to Antwerp

European regional carrier, VLM Airlines, today launched a direct service from Birmingham to the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Antwerp... ...
Vegetables We Eat Have A High Dose Of Pesticides In Them, With No System In Place To Test Them

It is well-known that vegetables sold in major cities contain pesticides, but it has now emerged that these harmful chemicals are present in... ...
Spurt in pesticide-laced vegetables across India

NEW DELHI: A report by the agriculture ministry showed that there has been an almost two-fold increase in the number of samples having pesticides... ...
Naidu urged to make a push into Odisha

Encouraged by the TDPs victory last week in two seats in the local body elections in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, party... ...
The ship to Nicobar

So, you are the journalist, huh? the health department clerk asked. The word had spread. In a ship where most passengers knew each other, I stood... ...

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