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  • Good news: Foreign tourists can now directly fly to Andaman Islands
    CitiesGood news: Foreign tourists can now directly fly to Andaman Islands

    People living abroad and looking forward to spend vacation in Andaman Islands, can now directly fly to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the government has designated Port Blair airport as an authorised immigration check post for entry into and exit from India with valid travel documents.

    7 months ago
  • 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off Philippines, tsunami warning issued
    World News6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off Philippines, tsunami warning issued

    A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has hit the Philippine island of Mindanao on December 29, today. Following the massive quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre warns about upcoming tsunami with small waves expected to hit southern parts of the country and neighbouring Indonesia.

    7 months ago
  • Death toll in Japan earthquake climbs to 18 (Lead)
    SourcesDeath toll in Japan earthquake climbs to 18 (Lead)

    The number of people killed in the powerful earthquake that struck the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan climbed to 18 while 24 people remain missing, the government said on Friday.

    11 months ago
  • Mauritius expects 89,000 Indian tourists in 2018
    SourcesMauritius expects 89,000 Indian tourists in 2018

    Island nation Mauritius is expecting about 89,000 Indian tourists this year and several Indian movie makers to take advantage of its expense rebate scheme for shooting there, said a top official of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) here on Monday.

    11 months ago
  • Indonesia to start reconstruction in quake-devastated areas
    SourcesIndonesia to start reconstruction in quake-devastated areas

    The Indonesian government will soon commence reconstruction and rehabilitation in tourist destination Lombok Island rattled by strong quakes in recent weeks, leaving at least 560 people dead, an official said here on Wednesday. The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo in Yogyakarta province said that he would revisit Lombok Island at the weekend to closely watch the rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure facilities in the island, Xinhua news agency reported. The most up-to-date data issued by the national disaster management agency on Wednesday showed at least a total of 83,392 houses and as many as 3,540 other infrastructure facilities were severely damaged by the jolts. "We want all (the rebuilding works) to be completed as soon as possible, I set a target of six months for the works," President Widodo said in a statement issued by the presidential office. The distribution of aids to the quake-affected folks, Widodo said, must be speeded up in order to create knock-on effects on the economy in the areas reeling from the quake risks.

    11 months ago
  • 6.2-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island
    Sources6.2-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Lombok Island on Tuesday, but no immediate casualties or damages were reported.

    11 months ago
  • Death toll in Indonesia's Lombok island quakes surpasses 550
    SourcesDeath toll in Indonesia's Lombok island quakes surpasses 550

    The death toll in the devastating earthquakes that hit Indonesia's Lombok island between July 29 and August 19 was raised to 557 on Friday, authorities said.

    11 months ago
  • El Salvador dumps Taiwan, establishes ties with China
    SourcesEl Salvador dumps Taiwan, establishes ties with China

    El Salvador on Tuesday became the latest country to cut ties with Taiwan and establish diplomatic relations with China, acceding that the self-ruled island is not a country.

    11 months ago
  • 5 killed in new Indonesia quakes
    Sources5 killed in new Indonesia quakes

    At least five people were killed and 40 others injured as two quakes measuring 6.5 and 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's Lombok Island where several previous tremors have already claimed over 400 lives since July, an official said on Monday.

    11 months ago
  • Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 387
    SourcesDeath toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 387

    Indonesian authorities on Saturday raised the death toll in Lombok island earthquake to 387, while the number of injured and displaced went up to 13,688 and 387,067, respectively.

    12 months ago