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Port Blair

Acting  on a tip off,  Rangat police have seized banned tobacco products on Saturday.

Port Blair

The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has condoled the demise of Mr A.R.Thankappan Pillai, Retd. Sr. Male Nurse, Health Department at GB Pant Hospital on Saturday. He was 88. He is the father of Mr Ramesh Kumar, Dy.

Port Blair
As per the notification issued by the Election Commissioner (UTs) for A&N Islands, the Bye/Casual Elections against the vacancy caused in the Gram Panchayat Member Constituency of Nilambur Gram Panchayat under Rangat Tehsil and Nabagram Gram Panchayat under Digl
Port Blair

The last date for submission of forms for essay and quiz competitions to be organized by Sudhsngshubala Foundation has been extended up to 3 pm of January 13.

Author: 
Purnima Sharma

Sogada, a small village of Jashpur district in Chhattisgarh, is beautifully nestled in the lap of nature. The picturesque settlement is surrounded by green hills which make the village somewhat difficult to access. Not surprisingly, this inaccessibility has added to the difficulties being faced by the villagers in this region. Ask Roshni Bai, a resident of this village who says that the nearest bank to this village is 15 kilometer far, and for this very reason, the banking services were beyond the reach of villagers.

Author: 
Barun Das Gupta

Bangladesh has acquired a new importance in India’s foreign policy in the context of China’s determined efforts at spreading its influence in India’s neighbourhood. The recent acquisition of two Chinese submarines by Bangladesh made the expected impact in South Block.

When the Prime Minister announced on the night of November 8 that he was unleashing a war on black money and black money hoarders by demonetizing 500 and 1000-rupee notes, the people thanked him profusely. But doubts and disillusionment began the very next morning as unending queues for unending days started before the bank counters and ATMs. The people found they could not withdraw their own hard-earned and tax-paid money from their savings accounts. Critics of demonetization were dubbed supporters of black money and opponents of the drive against black money.

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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Retirement age of college and university teachers has been enhanced from 60 to 62. This was part of the package announced by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the State-level Teachers' Convention organised by the state government in order to increase standard of education in the state.

NEW DELHI

Playing the pro-poor card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said they are the focus of his government and projected demonetisation as a long-term tool to fight black money and corruption to improve their lives.

NEW DELHI

Acting on Opposition complaint, the Election Commission has sought the Centre's response on their objection to presenting the budget on February 1 before the Assembly polls to five states.

NEW DELHI

To highlight the "anti-poor" and "anti-public" policies of the Narendra Modi-led Union government, Congress will hold a day-long national convention here on January 11, where party vice president Rahul Gandhi will unveil its agitational programme post-demonetisation.

Miami

A suspect is in custody in Florida after a man opened fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing five people and wounding eight others.

NEW DELHI

US Ambassador Richard Rahul Verma, a political appointee by Obama Administration and the first Indian-American to hold the post, is set to demit office before January 20 when Republican Donald Trump takes over as American President.

Meerut

BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj was today booked for allegedly hurting religious feelings after he indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country that sparked a controversy, days after Supreme Court outlawed seeking votes in the name of religion or caste

Kolkata

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh today said he has no time to accept the membership of the Telephone Advisory Committee (TAC) as he is too busy with his pending court cases and concentrating on his life.

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ARUN BARLA
Tonnes of cargo booked for delivery to various clients in mainland are being returned or damaged, a consequence of an X-Ray machine installed at the Air Cargo Complex of the Airport Authority of India here lying defunct for the past few days.
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S XAVIER
In a major respite for several engineers in the Zilla Parishad, a proficient team of bureaucrats in the UT administration resolved the deadlock over uniform implementation of the transfer policy. Despite definite policy in force, many engineers of the Zilla Parishad in the South Andaman and North and Middle were upset over extended tenures of several years.
Port Blair
As per the direction of Ministry of Rural Development, GoI, to promote digital modes of payments, the Directorate of RD, PRIs and & ULBs organized a state-level capacity building programme on digital payments on Saturday in the conference hall of the office of t
NEW DELHI
Andaman and Nicobar Islands may continue to witness incessant rains, according to Noida-based Skymet Meteorology Division. In its forecast, Skymet Weather predicted the system to intensify into well-marked low pressure area in the next 24 hours.
NEW DELHI
The luxury hotel chain, Taj will make its debut in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in 2017, when it will open a new luxury resort at Havelock, the most sought after tourist destination in the archipelago.
Port Blair

Under the influence of  low pressure area over Southeast Andaman Sea and adjoining Tenasserim coasts, strong North to Northeasterly wind with a speed between 25 and 35 kmph gusting to 45 kmph and generally rough seas are likely along and off  A & N coasts.

Port Blair
The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CIARI, North & Middle Andaman organised three field day  on “Azolla cultivation”,  “Low cost balanced feed for backyard poultry” on Friday and “Production of fish fingerlings in cement tank on Saturday in its office premises at Nim
Workshop for promoting IT/ITeS Industry in isles
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Agencies
Establishing IT and ITeS industries in A&N Islands is one of the thrust areas of development identified by the A&N Administration to generate employment opportunities. Availability of robust telecom connectivity, internet and business friendly policy are a few prerequisites for promoting IT and ITeS enterprises.
Gala ITF 2017 gets underway
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Agencies
The much-awaited annual extravaganza ‘Island Tourism Festival’ – 2017 got underway with its inauguration by the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi at the ITF Ground here on Friday. The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray and the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar were the guests of honour on the occasion. Smt.
Author: 
B.K. Chum

Whither Punjab?

The question arises in the backdrop of the unabated downslide in state’s governance and economy, which gained some momentum during 2016. With less than two months to go for 2017 assembly elections, uncertainties continue to mar Punjab politics. 

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

Government economists may disagree, the country’s GDP growth in 2016-17 may show a big drop by nearly one per cent, mainly due to the current cash shortage that has badly hit the small and medium scale industry.

The graph of crimes against women is rising across all metropolises in the country. From stalking to groping to molestation to rape – the ‘macho’ mentality of the modern male satisfies itself in many ways.  Objectionable behaviour with women which was unthinkable even a few decades ago has now become commonplace. What is more, such incidents have ceased to disturb social conscience. Society seems to have got inured to such crimes. What is more regrettable, the police also usually take a callous attitude to the victims.