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Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory of India situated in the Bay of Bengal. It is also the local administrative sub-division of the islands, the headquarters for the district of South Andaman, and is the territory's only notified town.

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Coast Guard apprehends Myanmarese poachers in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone
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Coast Guard apprehends Myanmarese poachers in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has apprehended four Myanmarese poachers fishing illegally in Indian waters off Barren Island, the Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 surge: Calcutta High Court to hold hearings through hybrid mode till April 30
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COVID-19 surge: Calcutta High Court to hold hearings through hybrid mode till April 30

In view of the recent surge in the COVID-19 cases, the Calcutta High Court, on the recommendation of its Covid Committee, on Thursday decided to hold hearings through hybrid mode (both physical and virtual) from April 12 to 30, 2021 at principal seat at Kolkata and circuit benches at Jalpaiguri and Port Blair.

Indian naval Landing Craft Utility L58 commissioned at Port Blair
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Indian naval Landing Craft Utility L58 commissioned at Port Blair

Indian Naval Landing Craft Utility (LCU) L58, the eighth and last ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV Class, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Thursday.

President Kovind accorded with guard of honour on his 4-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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President Kovind accorded with guard of honour on his 4-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

President Ram Nath Kovind accorded a guard of honour on his arrival at Port Blair on Friday.

Indian Navy's largest war game -TROPEX continues in Indian Ocean
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Indian Navy's largest war game -TROPEX continues in Indian Ocean

Indian Navy's largest war game - the biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21) - which commenced in early January, is currently underway with participation of all operational units of Indian Navy including ships, submarines, aircraft as well as units of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Coast Guard.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 hits Andaman and Nicobar islands
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 hits Andaman and Nicobar islands

An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 on the Richter scale struck 250 km east of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.

Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed next chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, Raj Shukla to head ARTRAC
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Lt Gen Manoj Pande appointed next chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command, Raj Shukla to head ARTRAC

Lt Gen Manoj Pande has been appointed as the next chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair.Besides this, Lt Gen Raj Shukla has been appointed as the new Army Training Command (ARTRAC) Chief at Shimla.

Eleven COVID-19 positive cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Eleven COVID-19 positive cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 11 on Wednesday.

Govt to distribute food supplies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for 3 months
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Govt to distribute food supplies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for 3 months

Government has decided to distribute monthly 5 kg grains and 1 kg pulses, per person, for the next three months in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, according to Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Nine of 10 COVID-19 positive persons in Andaman had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi
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Nine of 10 COVID-19 positive persons in Andaman had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi

Deputy Director Heath and Nodal Officer in Andaman and Nicobar, COVID-19 Abhijit Roy, on Tuesday informed that nine out of the 10 people who tested positive for coronavirus in the Islands had attended a Tablighi Jamaat event at the Jamaat's headquarters in Delhi's Nizamuddin.

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