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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(ˈændəmən; ˈnɪkəʊˌbɑː)
pl n
(Placename) a territory of India, in the E Bay of Bengal, consisting of two groups of over 200 islands; suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Capital: Port Blair. Pop: 356 265 (2001). Area: 8140 sq km (3143 sq miles)
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An′da•man and Nic′o•bar Is′lands

(ˈæn də mən; ˈnɪk əˌbɑr, ˌnɪk əˈbɑr)
n.pl.
a union territory of India, comprising the Andaman and Nicobar island groups in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, SW of Burma. 280,661; 3143 sq. mi. (8140 sq. km). Cap.: Port Blair.
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Summary: Kamorta (Andaman and Nicobar) [India], Aug 30 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evacuated as many as 50 people from a grounded ferry boat at Kamorta, Andaman and Nicobar islands.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration plans to develop a container transshipment terminal with the Free Trade Warehousing Zone in South Bay, Great Nicobar Island, to provide Indian shippers an alternative to the Colombo, Singapore and Port Klang (Malaysia) transshipment ports.
Jakarta: India and Indonesia have agreed to set up a special task force to enhance connectivity between the strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands and provinces in Sumatera Island to promote trade, tourism and people-to-people contacts.
Under its influence rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 48 hours.
However, now the thinking in the Indian government at the highest levels is changing and there is a plan to use Andaman Nicobar as a spring board to south East Asia, Malacca straits and other sea lanes of communication "We have about 572 islands in Andaman and Nicobar. We have to dominate these islands so we send the people on patrol to carry familiarization in these islands.
The operations will be on a 50: 50 loss/ profit sharing basis between PHHL and Andaman and Nicobar Administration.
The estimated annual incidence of acute diarrhea per 100,000 children in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 609 in 2001, 580 in 2002, 595 in 2003, 601 in 2004, 571 in 2005, 370 in 2006, and 420 in 2007.
Summary: Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) [India], May 25 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale shook Andaman Islands region in the wee hours of Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
India's tri- service command based in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands faces the greatest threat not from enemy forces but from an unlikely adversary: earthquakes and tsunamis.