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John Allen Chau's death revives debate over extreme missionary work

For evangelical Christians — Protestants who emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus, a “born again” conversion experience and reading the Bible as God’s word — spreading the Gospel is a way of life.

Down the road in Andamans

As the recent killing of an American tourist has shown, assimilation or forced integration has been a tricky process, with successive governments struggling to arrive at a coherent policy that balances development, tribal identity.


Big push to develop Andaman, Lakshadweep — 18 projects, private funds

Under the Foreigners (Restricted Areas) Order, 1963, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a “Restricted Area” and outsiders need an RAP to stay on 13 islands, and to make day visits to another 11 of them.

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

Andaman police is questioning the accused, trying to re-create the sequence of events and the route taken by Chau to North Sentinel Island.

Bigger catch, foreign tourists: Why Andaman fishermen still go near protected islands

With seven persons, including five fishermen who allegedly took Chau near the North Sentinel Island, being arrested, they are afraid of police action.

American tourist killed in Andaman: In Port Blair hotel, an empty room, his favourite

Police are yet to recover Chau’s body — the fishermen who allegedly took him to the island, in violation of law, claim that they spotted a body being buried on the shore by a group of Sentinelese on the morning of November 17.


American tourist killed in Andaman: John Chau's last letter before being killed on forbidden island

“You guys might think I’m crazy in all this,” he wrote in the last letter to his parents. “But I think it’s worth it to declare Jesus to these people.”

American killed in Andaman: A veteran expert has a way out — Coconuts, iron, and some caution

Between 1966 and 1991, Pandit, 83, made several trips as part of the Anthropological Survey of India’s expeditions to remote islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and was the first anthropologist to land on the island and interact with members of the tribe.

Sentinelese tribe has closer resemblance to Jarawas, slightly taller than other Andaman tribes, says expert

According to Shailendra Mohan, professor in Austro-Asiatic languages with the department of linguistics at Deccan College, Pune, this tribe also appears to be slightly taller than most other tribes living on the Andaman group of islands. “

American tourist killed in Andaman: ‘I don’t want to die. Why does this place have so much death’

“You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people,” he wrote.

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Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c