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Report by: 
KURMA RAO

In a big morale booster for scores of workers engaged under the MNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) of the Union Government, the Member of Parliament, A & N Islands, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has demanded hike in consolidated wages of the set of workers employed in different districts of the territory.

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EOI CORRESPONDENT

City geared up for multinational exercise, Milan 2018

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

Facing stiff competition from the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, private cellular service provider, Bharti Airtel, is ramping up services in the North and Middle Andaman region.

Port Blair

The MILAN-2018 is being organised by the A & N Command from March 6-11, 2018. During the event, a number of events are scheduled to be performed in the Port Blair city area.

Port Blair

The ‘Island Tourism Festival’ is a festival much awaited by the tourists as well as the Islanders, as it provides the outsiders a glimpse of the traditions and unique culture of this Island.

Port Blair

The 3rd Baratang Premier Knock-out Cricket Tournament will be held from March 14 in the school playground of Govt. Middle School, South Creek at Baratang.

Port Blair

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from March 2 to 6. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast  partly cloudy weather in the next five days.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

What is the main challenge before the Congress party which dreams of containing the resurgent BJP? It is reinventing the United Progressive Alliance before the next Lok Sabha elections. The Opposition is not able to take on the government on serious matters beyond the Demonetization and GST and farmers’ issues. It is fractured, divided and directionless and lacks a strong narrative. A classic example was the Presidential elections last year where there was cross voting.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

“Naqeeb Masud Shaheed: Zwanan Mo Qatal Kege Da Sanga Azadi Da, Pashto Der Khkule Nazam.- a pick from a song in Pashto by Pashtuns has been reverberating in the wide space confronting of the National Press Club, Islamabad, where thousands of Pashtuns began a sit-in protest more than a week ago. A poster near the dais in English, Urdu and Pashto read ‘Justice for Naqeeb Masud.

The West Bengal Government has decided to reduce the number of dry days in a year from twelve to four and a half days. Henceforth liquor will be available on Kali Puja day, the Ashtami, Navami and Dashami days of Durga Puja. Liquor sale will be prohibited only the Republic Day, the Independence Day, Gandhiji’s birthday and Muharram. The need for revenue earning seems to have been behind the decision. But the desirability of the decision can be questioned. The drinking habit has spread to all sections of society. Even girls have taken to drinking in a big way.