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The arrogance of the ignorant 31.3.2019 Hindu: Op-Ed
It is tragic that ‘New India’ chooses to attack Adivasis and forest-dwellers instead of those destroying its ecology
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PM in Car Nicobar: 30.12.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, visited Car Nicobar today. He laid a wreath at the Tsunami Memorial, and lit a candle at the Wall of Lost Souls. He interacted with Tribal Chiefs and eminent sportspersons from the islands.
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'It is unethical to retrieve John Allen Chau's body' 30.11.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Today we can't confirm whether Chau is dead or not.''What is the guarantee that the Sentinelese killed him?'
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The Daily Fix: The police needs to show greater transparency in dealing with the Sentinelese 26.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The police action must be motivated by nothing other than the welfare of the reclusive indigenous group in the Andamans.
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Fact check: Did US national John Allen Chau flout law by visiting North Sentinel Island? 23.11.2018 Zee News : India National
Chau, 27, was killed by members of the Sentinelese Tribes, possibly with arrows, when he tried to enter the island, on November 17.
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The struggling tribes of a changing Andamans 23.11.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Many tourists are keen to break the law and see the tribals. But what difference would it make? They are humans like us. We do not like intruders, neither do they. Very little of their homes is left, so we might as well let them be,' says Chintan Purohit.
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Eyes to the island: Car Nicobar's victory over hyperendemic trachoma 3.2.2018 Hindu: Home
A public health project in Car Nicobar set out to eliminate a rare occurrence of hyperendemic trachoma, an infectious condition known to cause blindness. Lalitha Sridhar reports on how an indigenous community, with the help of doctors, battled the odds to beat an invisible adversary
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Zee JLF 2018 | Don’t ignore changes in environment: Experts 29.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Environmental concerns dominated the fourth day of ZEE JLF. Several sessions questioned the development paradigm at the cost of rocks, forests, rivers and oceans. In a discussion titled, “The Last Wave: Islands in Flux”, author, journalist and activist Pankaj Sekhsaria cautioned people about some of the irreversible changes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which have shot into prominence because of their strategic location. “Much before the 2004 tsunami, which had created havoc — elevating and submerging parts of the island — the unique flora, fauna and cultural traditions of the indigenous tribes had suffered visible damage,” he said. The urgency to develop and populate the islands had led to growth in infrastructure that made exploitation of timber easy and hence damaging to the environment. “Located in a seismically active zone, it’s in a precarious zone where upsetting the ecological balance can have disastrous consequences,” he said. Another session focussed on the Aravallis, the mountain range that ...
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NHRC orders report on siphoned Tsunami funds 30.9.2017 DNA: Top News
The National Human Rights commission (NHRC) has directed the collector from Andaman Administration to explain the misappropriation of funds earmarked for the relief and rehabilitation of Jarawa Tribes within six weeks. The order comes after a plea for compensation to a victim under the provisions of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes. According to the petition filed by advocate Radhakantha Tripathy, the money — running into crores of rupees — that was allocated for relief and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami has been siphoned off. The embezzlement came to light, in a matter of victim's compensation that was to be disbursed. The APWD was given Rs 16 crore for construction of sluice gates in tsunami-inundated land. However, the work remains incomplete till date. The nomadic tribe – numbering all of 400, live in the Andaman Island archipelago. So far, Indian laws protect them from the outside world and hence, they culture and tradition still remains primitive. Hence, in March 2016 the ...
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In deep water 16.9.2017 Hindu: Home
In his new book, Pankaj Sekhsaria continues his analysis on complex issues that put the beautiful Andaman and Nicobar islands in a state of flux
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The final straw 12.9.2017 Hindu: Home
In a presentation on the Andaman and Nicobar Island chain, researcher and author Pankaj Sekhsaria talked about the need to control unbridled development
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Berkeley speech: Rahul flays demonetisation, GST; read full text here 12.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday conceded that his party had become a bit arrogant in 2012, but he also attacked several of the present govt's initiative
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An obituary for Car Nicobar 16.5.2017 Hindu: News
S.N. Sreeprakash’s Candles on Waves to be released today
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Andaman crisis 9.5.2017 FrontLine: Home
The book is a laudable attempt to raise awareness about the adverse impact of development on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and its indigenous people. By S. GOPIKRISHNA WARRIER
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'Development projects ignore fragility of Andaman, Nicobar Islands' 24.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Most of the development projects happening in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) are "almost in negation" of the reality of the fragility and vulnerability of the island chain, says researcher and author Pankaj Sekhsaria.
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Union Home Minister concludes his three-day visit to Andaman & Nicobar Islands 8.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh concludes his three-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. During his tour to Andaman & Nicobar Islands he visited four islands including South Andaman, Car Nicobar, Ross Island, Havelock Island and did aerial survey of volcanic eruptions at Barren Island.
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Union Home Minister reviewed development projects of A&N Islands at Port Blair 7.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, who is on a three day visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Rajnath Singh to visit Andaman for three days 5.4.2017 Zee News : India National
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands for three days beginning tomorrow during which he will attend a host of programmes.
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Union Home Minister to be on three-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands from tomorrow 5.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh is visiting Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from April 06-08, 2016.
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Islands on the seam 4.3.2017 Hindu: Home
An amazing government plan for the Andamans that fully ignores the aboriginal tribes regulation.
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