Nicobar Islands


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Nic·o·bar Islands

 (nĭk′ə-bär′)
An island group in the Bay of Bengal northwest of Sumatra. They are part of the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands belonging to India.

Nicobar Islands

(ˈnɪkəˌbɑː)
pl n
(Placename) a group of 19 islands in the Indian Ocean, south of the Andaman Islands, with which they form a territory of India. Area: 1645 sq km (635 sq miles)

Nic′o•bar Is′lands

(ˈnɪk əˌbɑr)
n.pl.
a group of islands of India in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, forming the S part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 30,433; 635 sq. mi. (1645 sq. km).
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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an archipelago of over 500 islands, only 34 of which are permanently inhabited.
Two Indian air force reconnaissance planes flew over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands after they and naval and coast guard vessels scoured the surrounding seas without finding evidence of the plane.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a rich treasure of marine creatures and coral reefs.
Under its influence rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 48 hours.
A few thousand people were evacuated to higher ground from parts of India's Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday following earthquakes in Indonesia, as the islands prepared for tsunami waves up to 3.
A BRIEF tsunami alert was issued after a series of earthquakes jolted the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over a 12- hour period on Sunday.
7-magnitude earthquake near India's Nicobar Islands.
Because an outbreak of cholera had occurred in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2002 (5), we were apprehensive about outbreaks of infectious diseases after the tsunami, particularly among children, who are less immune to most infections; therefore, we increased our efforts to identify and contain these possible outbreaks as quickly as possible.
Shriram and colleagues in this issue (6) have justified the appropriateness of MDA strategy for Ochlerotatus (Finlaya) niveus transmitted subperiodic Wuchereria bancrofti infection in Teressa Island of the Nancowry region of the Nicobar district of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Samir Acharya, head of a non-governmental organisation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said: 'I haven't heard of any damage
Five JCB backhoe loaders have been airlifted to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and other machines have been donated to Tamil Nadu, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
4 on the Richter scale - occurred near the Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal yesterday morning, the Hong Kong Observatory said.