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Mir Groups Consultancy project for ANI traffic
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ROOPA LALL

In 2011, local and national newspapers carried reports bringing a lot of cheer to the islanders. The news read that the UT administration awarded a global firm, Mir Group, the consultancy to design a master plan for traffic (air, sea and road) to make our islands an efficiently connected entity. It was expected to be completed in 10 months.

HM approves holistic development of 9 islands
Report by: 
Agencies

The Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh chaired the second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) here today. The Island Development Agency reviewed the concept development plans and detailed master plans for holistic development of nine islands (four in A&N Islands i.e. Smith, Ross, Long, Avis) and (five in Lakshadweep i.e.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

Three hurt in road mishap

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

Strange but true! Chartered flight tickets to Kolkata are issued at Rangat Teshil office, but to buy Chennai bound tickets, one has to travel all the way to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of the region at Mayabunder.

Port Blair

The Directorate of IP&T, A&N Administration has decided to award/felicitate the media houses and media persons of A&N Islands, on the occasion of National Press Day, on November 16.  The criteria for the selection of the awardees are Best Newspaper, in ter

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M SURESH KUMAR

The Indian National Congress, CPI(M) and DMK held a huge protest at Tiranga Park on Wednesday to slam the Central Government on the first anniversary of demonetisation announcement. The president, Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, general secretary of CPI, Mr KG Das and Mr AR Marudhuvanan of DMK addressed the gathering.

Port Blair

To promote Woman Empowerment in association with promotion of ‘Khadi’, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Wized Craft Events Mumbai’ is organising ‘Andaman Beauty Pageant – 2017’ at Dr. B. R.

Port Blair

A general body meeting held recently in the premises of  the Island Development Organization, Zonal office at Bathu Basthi where  many important issues were discussed and election for the new governing body held.

Port Blair

Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in association with NSS Unit of Mahatma Gandhi Govt., College, Mayabunder is organising a three-day training prgramme on Youth Leadership and Community Development from 8th to 10th November 8 to 10 at Mahatma Gandhi Govt., College, Mayabunder

Port Blair

A health team of Community Health Centre, Bambooflat conducted a Health Screening Camp on Tuesday at Hope Town Panchayat Hall to offer health door step health services for general public. 72 patients were examined, treated and medicines were given to them.

BSI discovers new species of banana in isles
Report by: 
Agencies

Andaman and Nicobar Islands possess a distinct identity, not only because of its geography, history and culture but also because of the unique and richest biodiversity of its natural ecosystems and constitute one of the hotspots of biodiversity with 572 Islands.

Author: 
Dr. Arun Mitra

Health is a concern for all the people. Only a healthy person can contribute to productivity. That is why the saying, “Health is Wealth”. Lifestyle diseases have been added to the disease pattern in the last few years. New types of communicable diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya, HIV and many new types of viral infections have come up, which need serious consideration in addition to the already existing communicable diseases. As most of the healthcare in our country is in the private sector, the burden of the disease is manifold on our people.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

After the welcome move to spend Rs 6.9 lakh crore on roads and carry out a mega Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation of banks, the Narendra Modi government needed to step on the peddle to tackle farm distress in the country, which is real and shattering. Father of India's green revolution M S Swaminathan is right in saying India cannot eradicate poverty without tackling the woes of farmers, who formed 50 per cent of the population.

The Indian Medical Association, the largest non-official body of doctors, has declared a Health Emergency in Delhi, in view of air pollution in the national capital reaching toxic levels, far above the permissible level of toxicity defined by the World Health Organization. The entire capital remains enveloped in a very thick fog or smog which has reduced visibility considerably and made inhaling dangerous. Air and railway traffic has been greatly disrupted. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has ordered the closure of all schools in Delhi till Sunday.