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Author: 
P. Sreekumaran

Kerala has heaved a collective sigh of relief with the resignation of controversial minister Thomas Chandy at long last amid high drama and after much humming and hawing, and fretting and fuming.
The political drama that preceded the resignation of Chandy had all the ingredients that go into the making of a Bollywood potboiler: suspense, theatrics, confrontation, retreat and a climax.

Author: 
S. Sethuraman

Economic data for the first seven months of fiscal 2018 (April-October) present an overall dreary picture -  low growth, price surge, weak exports, job losses and rise in fiscal and external deficits. This sombre outlook is set to continue into the next fiscal year (2019) as well, with all the glitches in GST and other structural reforms announced by Modi Government with a bombast.

With the nation facing considerable economic difficulties and outgoing president Michele Bachelet of the Socialist Party seeing a sharp drop in her popularity, a major reversal for the left was expected in November 19 elections in Chile. Considering these headwinds, however, the left-center forces did not fare too badly. Citizens voted for a new president as well as senators, congresspersons, and local officials in the November 19 poll. The presidential race will now head to a runoff to take place December 17.

‘Cattle Cry’ by traffic on Dollygunj roads
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Dollygunj residents, motorists on Dollygunj roads and establishments are facing massive problems caused by one of the most benign and docile of all animals - the cow! The bovine kind in large numbers squat stonedeaf to revving vehicles, their horns or are found crossing at a leisurely pace to exasperated motorists and pedestrians alike.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

Committed to the welfare of islanders, The Echo of India handed over a token amount of Rs 5000/- to Mohd. Aslam, a 10 year old boy suffering from Bone Cancer to facilitate his expert treatment at mainland.

Full range passenger vehicle dealership of Tata Motors launched
Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Expanding its dealership footprint, Tata Motors, in its bid to get closer to customers and enter new markets, Tata Motors, launched a state-of-the-art full-range passenger vehicle dealership, GENNEXT Motors Pvt Ltd., here in the city on Wednesday. The dealership will serve as doorway to enter the Andaman Nicobar islands and cater to larger customer groups.

Capacity building of stakeholders in water budgeting, management
Report by: 
Agencies

To address the issue of water scarcity in the country particularly drinking water, the Central Ground Water Board, the apex organisation of the Ministry dealing with ground water, as per the instructions of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR), has been organising several types of training programmes, workshops,

Port Blair

Mr. R. Someswara Rao, Councillor, Ward No.2 of Port Blair Municipal Council expressed his gratitude to the Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Garu for his efforts for introducing flight services to Port Blair- Vishakapatnam Sector.

Port Blair

Andaman Law College, an infant legal institution had its Legal Aid Clinic inaugurated by Justice Nadira Patherya, Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court at Port Blair. The inaugural function was attended by Hon’ble Justice Shivakant Prasad, Mr.

Port Blair

Mr. R. Someswara Rao, Councillor, Ward No. 2 expressed gratitude to the Lt.

Port Blair

Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) will conducting spiritual retreat on Nov 26, 2017 from 8.15 am to 12.30 pm. Bhajan, Interactive session on experience of spiritual Life, meditation, questions and answer session will form the part of the programme.

Port Blair

The Communist Party of India (Marxist), A& N State organising committee has  expressed concern over the difficulties faced by people living in various islands particularly in  the southern group of islands and North Andaman due to lack of shipping services.

Port Blair

Port Blair Station of All India Radio will broadcast LIVE phone-in interactive programme entitled 'HELLO DOCTOR' on Nov 25 from 7.20 am to 7.55 pm. The topic of discussion is ‘Precautions to avoid AIDS’. Deputy Director (Health) Dr.

Port Blair

In a meeting of the Hilal Committee, it was unanimously decided that based on the sighting of the Moon in these islands, Milad-un-Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet) will be celebrated in these islands on Dec 2, 2017.

NIMBUDERA

ICAR-KVK (CIARI), Nimbudera celebrated the World Fisheries Day on Tuesday at Betapur, Sivapuram Panchayat. Mr. Lorhantus Bara, Pradhan, Shivapuram was the chief guest and inaugurated the function  in presence of Mr. A.T. Rao, Member, Zilla Parishad, Betapur, Dr.

Mayabunder

Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, North Andaman Unit is organising a ‘Vishal Janjati Adhikar Samavesh’ on Nov 26, 2017 at Zilla Parishad Community Hall, Mayabunder at 9.30 am  to address the problems and demands of Chotanagpuri Vanvasi, Adivasi community of Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair

A non-Govt. organiation Vidya Yuva Kendra working for the mission for skill development, Port Blair has organised a programme at Hotel Sun Sea Resort, Middle Point recently for Tourism titled ‘Studies on Tourism and Employment Opportunities’. The Chief Guest Dr.

Port Blair

Every second and fourth Monday of the month, AIR Port Blair is broadcasting a series named ‘Apne Panchayat Se’ with an aim to bring Administration closer to the people. In the next episode, Secretary (RD, PRI & ULB) Mr. Udit Prakash Rai, will be LIVE on AIR on Nov 27, 2017.

Port Blair

The non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands  has expressed heartfelt condolence  on the   demise of Com. Sukomal Sen, Ex-MP. He was 83 and passed away on Wednesday at Kolkata. He spearheaded many movements of Central and State Govt.

Port Blair

The Social Welfare Department will be celebrating weeklong programme on International Day for Divyang from Nov 27 to Dec 3, 2017 at Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Brookshabad from 9:30 am to 12:30 am.

Port Blair

Mr. Indra Pal Singh, Chairperson, PBMC visited Ward No. 11 with the ward Councilor,  Ms. Vinita Malhotra, Mr.

Port Blair

ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-CIARI), Port Blair participated in the ICAR-Eastern Zonal Sports Meet held at Patna, Bihar recently. Participants from 16 National Research Institutes from the Eastern Zone participated in the meet.

Port Blair

The Indian Meteorological Department, Kolkata, has forecast heavy rain (07 -11) cm at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the next 24 hours.

Port Blair

Blood donation camp was organised by 1 (A&N) Indep Inf Coy NCC in JNRM College. Commanding Officer, Senior JCO,3 PI Staff, 1 ANO,2 Lascar of this unit and 22 NCC cadets donated blood.

Port Blair

Butterflies’ children of South and Little Andaman held Bal Sabha Interface meetings with their respective Samiti Pramukhs. In Hutbay, Butterflies’ children met with their Samiti Pramukh Mrs.

Port Blair

World Fisheries Day was observed by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Port Blair in collaboration with ICAR-CIARI, Department of Fisheries, A & N Administration and Fishery Survey of India for the fishermen at fish landing centre, Junglighat on Tuesday.

Port Blair

The Chairman A&N Fisheries Cooperative Federation Ltd., (ANFCOFED) Mr. C. H. Vallaba Rao met Mr.

Port Blair

A partially decomposed unidentified dead body of a male was found by Pahargaon police on the sea shore of Kodayaghat area.

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