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Tourism prime focus besides IT in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Port Blair, Nov 22 (IANS) With tourist footfall going up by 23 per cent in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, the authorities have decided to heavily invest in the sector as well as in information technology (IT) to ensure holistic development of the islands, stakeholders say. Tourism and It would be our prime focus. At least four lakh tourists come to the islands every year and stay f...

11 days ago
Stamping of hand baggage tags ends at four more airports

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The CISF on Friday exempted passengers flying out of Pune, Nagpur, Trichy and Goa airports from getting their hand baggage stamped, a rule introduced decades ago as a security measure. This takes the total number of such airports to 23. Doing away with stamping of baggage tags has been extended to four more airports, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sta...

12 days ago
SpiceJet to operate Ahmedabad-Bangkok flight from December 7

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that it will commence a daily direct flight on the Ahmedabad-Bangkok sector from December 7, 2017. According to the airline, it will introduce several new non-stop flights on both domestic and international routes beginning December 2017. The expansion plan envisages the airline to operate new daily non-stop fligh...

25 days ago
Indian Coast Guard to beef up its fleet strength

Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard fleet's strength will touch 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2022, a senior official of the coastal security force said here on Friday. Additional Director General V.S.R. Murthy also said Coast Guard is planning to set up an aviation unit in neighbouring Puducherry and also in Tuticorin. In his address at the launch function of the first...

1 month ago
Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Andaman

Port Blair, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which she will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Minister was received at INS Utkrosh -- an Indian naval air station under the Andaman and Nicobar Command -- by Lt Governor Admiral D.K. Joshi (retd) and the command's Commander-in-Chief Vice...

1 month ago
Sitharaman to visit Andaman for Diwali, Philippines later

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend this Diwali with soldiers in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, and days later head for the Philippines on her first tour abroad after taking over the present charge. The Minister will head to the Andaman and Nicobar islands on October 18, and celebrate the Festival of Lights with soldiers at the tri-services command i...

3 months ago
'Over 30 lakh LED street lights installed, 50k of roads illuminated'

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government on Saturday said that the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has achieved installation of over 30 lakh LED street lights across the country to illuminate 50,000 km of road. According to the Ministry of Power, state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has emerged as the world's largest street light management company after the succe...

3 months ago
Increasing trespassing, poaching in Andaman's tribal reserves may wipe out the natives (August 9 is International Day

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) With increasing incidents of poaching, trespassing and negligible patrolling around the habitats of recently contacted and un-contacted tribal groups of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, experts fear that this can lead to the extinction of the natives. According to the officials, one habitual poacher, earlier also accused of sexually assaulting members of Jarawa tr...

3 months ago
Vistara to offer minimum fare at Rs 799

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Full-service airline Vistara on Monday said it will offer all-inclusive fares at Rs 799 for economy class and Rs 2,099 for premium economy in its two-day freedom to fly sale starting August 8. According to the airline, the bookings under the sale will be available on August 8-9 for travel period between August 23, 2017 and April 19, 2018. Minimum 15 days a...

5 months ago
Navy's first indigenous-built floating dock launched

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) India's first indigenous-built floating dock for the Indian Navy was launched at shipyard here on Tuesday, signalling a a milestone in Indias quest for self-reliance in shipbuilding, a defence statement said. As per traditions, Yard 55000, was launched by Anjali Deshpande, the wife of Indian Navy's Controller Warship Production & Acquisition, Vice Admiral D.M...

5 months ago
Irfan, Yusuf take 'Cricket Academy of Pathans' to Surat

Surat, June 3 (IANS) After the successful launch of the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) in Raipur, Port Blair and Lunawada, the cricketer duo of Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan on Saturday inaugurated their fourth cricket academy here. Partnering with PitchVision cricket technology, the Pathan brothers plan to get the best cricketing expertise from across the world to their second academy...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

5 months ago
Chappell had no hand in hampering my bowling: Irfan Pathan

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Rubbishing the popular perception that former India coach Greg Chappell ruined his career by promoting him as a top order batsman, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan cleared the air by saying that he was selected as a batsman for representing the country at the Under-15 level. Irfan, who burst into the national team as a frontline pacer in 2003, said he enjoyed his...

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