Date wise Archive

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Despite tall claims made by the civic body regarding cleanliness, heaps of  garbage at a location in Dugnabad, Ward no. 5  has become an eyesore for residents. The lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned and residents seems to be the reason behind unhygienic surroundings as the area has been reduced to a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

Poor condition of  bus stands in the city is not only causing considerable inconvenience to commuters but also earning bad names for the civic body. Many old bus stands, particularly in the newly includes Municipal Wards are in a pitiable shape.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

The abysmal condition of a Children’s Park in a prominent residential colony of the city stands testimony to perpetual apathy of the authorities in ensuring proper maintenance of  public facilities. The Children’s Park at Hudco Colony in School Line was beaming with activities for several months after it was established.

Port Blair

A Moplah Convention was held recently at ALHW Hall.  Mr Abul Siddique, general secretary, AMSO assured full support to the rally to be organized by the Local Born Association (LBA) on behalf of AMSO. He also presented future plans of AMSO.

Port Blair

The Island Development Organization (IDO) has decided to support the mass rally by Local Born Association on April 18 to press for implementation of Inner Line Permit and demands. In a release, Mr.

Port Blair

Along with the rest of the country, the A&N Fire Service is observing Fire Service Week from April 14 to 20 to enhance general public awareness about the necessity of minimizing losses due to fire.

Port Blair

Acting on tip off  received from a reliable source on April 4 at around 11.05 pm that one person namely S Simchalam was transporting huge quantity of banned tobacco products from Aberdeen Bazar to Dollygunj, a raiding team of police personnel comprising SI Dheeraj Kis

Port Blair

The Andaman & Nicobar State Cooperative Bank has started issuing the PoS machines at various merchant points. Altogether, 17 PoS machines have been installed so far. Another10 PoS machines are being installed and shall be installed very shortly.

Port Blair

In order to sensitize youth on the importance of preservation and conservation of Island’s heritage and to instill in them a sense of pride and belonging  towards their heritage, the Department of Art & Culture will organize a ‘Heritage Quiz’ on World Heritage Day

Port Blair

To celebrate the Bengali New Year 1424, a delegation of West Bengal branch of the PEN (poets, playwrights, editors, essayists, novelists) – an International Organization of Letters, organized a literary get-together at Port Blair in association with local cultural org

Port Blair

Ambassador of Swatch Bharat Mission, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Padmashree Naresh Chander Lal on Monday interacted with students of Senior Secondary School Bambooflat and Middle School Kanyapuram Wimberlygunj.

Port Blair

The Indian Oil will hold a camp for Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on April 20 at Neil Island and Namunaghar in the office of the Gram Panchayat Pradhan from 9 am to 1 pm. All eligible consumers in nearby may utilize this opportunity.

Patna

President Pranab Mukherjee today honoured freedom fighters from across the country to mark the ongoing year-long centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha.

Patna

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has questioned a last-minute decision of UNion home minister Rajnath Singh to stay away from an official function in Bihar on Monday where hundreds of freedom fighters were honoured.

Kolkata

Union minister Babul Supriyo today said the CBI needs time to probe thoroughly the Narada and Saradha scams involving many influential leaders to make the cases against them watertight.

Agartala

Three chief ministers of BJP ruled states will visit Tripura in the next two months to strengthen party organization and unseat ruling CPM, a party spokesman said today.

Koraput

An alarm at an ATM counter in a village in Odisha's Koraput district thwarted attempts by miscreants to loot it today.

Kolkata

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur are developing resources and tools to help computers provide a better online experience to an user to read Bengali texts and find answers to his queries in the same language.

Bhubaneswar

The 20th death anniversary of former Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik was observed in the state today.

Bhubaneswar

A glass panel of the departure gate and a bullet proof screen at the Biju Patnaik International airport here were damaged on Sunday after strong cyclonic winds hit the Odisha capital.

Bhadrak

The Odisha Police on Sunday arrested a BJD councillor in connection with the violence in the town over alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities on social media, even as night curfew remained in force here.

Morigaon

China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui today visited Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, which has the world's densest population of Great Indian one horned rhino, and praised its bio-diversity.

Kolkata

S N  Agrawal, General Manager, Eastern Railway paid floral tribute to the portrait of Bharat Ratna  Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion of Birth Anniversary observed at Eastern Railway’s headquarters at Fairlie Place, Kolkata today.

Durgapur

Durgapur Steel Plant has been observing the National Fire Services Week from April 14. DSP undertook several campaigns and carried out various drills to promote fire safety awareness among the employees.

Kolkata

For construction of washable apron at Dehradoon Station, 12327 & 12328 Upasana Express will terminate at and originate from Haridwar Station from April 17 to April 22.

Muzaffarpur

Three members of a family died today when the motorcycle they were riding hit an oil tanker on NH 28 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. All the three were wearing helmets but died due to the impact of the crash.

Sambalpur

Parents of a newborn, who was allegedly stolen from a government hospital here last month, today staged a sit-in in front of the chief district medical officer's office demanding steps to get their baby back.

Author: 
Barnali Das

Take any project from the Mars Orbiter Mission to the simultaneous launch of 104 Satellites, the contribution of Indian women scientists in their success is being hailed and celebrated not only by India but also across the globe. Scientists like Dr. Tessy Thomas, N. Valarmathi, Minal Sampath, Anuradha TK, Ritu Karidhal, Moumita Dutta, Nandini Harinath have made every Indian feel extremely proud.

Author: 
Harihar Swarup

Sometime in late 1960s, after a massive victory of the Congress in an election led by Indira Gandhi, the then Jana Sangh made allegation that elections were rigged. The Party President Balraj Madhok alleged that a special ink was brought from the then Soviet Union which could be easily erased after a voter casts his vote. He can, therefore, easily vote again. The allegation spread like wild fire and, it appeared, it was true. But when investigations were made, the allegation proved to be wrong, no erasable ink was brought from Soviet Union.

The coming panchayat polls in West Bengal will, in all likelihood, see a battle royal between the TMC and the BJP. The latter, buoyed up by its recent electoral victories in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, has already made its intentions clear at its just concluded National Executive meeting at Bhubaneswar. The message is dang nach Osten or drive to the east.