Date wise Archive

CS urges govt officials to reach out to masses with GoI schemes during GSA
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ROOPA LALL

The 23rd edition of Island Tourism Festival organized by the Department of Tourism, Andaman and Nicobar Administration got off to a glittering start on Wednesday. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar inaugurated the festival as chief guest at a gala event organised in the auditorium of Govt.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

In the wake of mushrooming timber business in the North and Middle Andaman region, the Forest Department in Middle Andaman has intensified vigilance on transport of furniture items particularly those made of paduak.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

With mercury levels on the rise, fishes have vanished from the local markets at Rangat in Middle Andaman. As per reports, for the past more than seven days, not a single variety of fish was found available in the retail market here leaving consumers at their wits end about the unprecedented scarcity.

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BALRAM SINGH

A foreign yacht, SY VIRGINIA, made a port call at Campbell Bay on Monday. The yacht with three Russian nationals on board developed some technical snags following which it berthed the jetty here.

Port Blair

The Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N), Inspector General K R Suresh, TM,  visited Hut Bay on Wednesday to review the progress of infrastructure projects.

Port Blair

To provide better industrial exposure and academic orientation, the A & N Administration has launched an initiative to place 3rd year B.Tech students to Institutes of National Importance (INIs) apart from deputing them to industries.

Port Blair

Grahak Panchayat (Consumer Welfare Forum), Rangat will conduct a General Body Meeting and form a new committee at Rangat in the premises of Fact India Office on April 22 at 10 am. All members and general public have been requested to attend the meeting.

Port Blair

As part of celebration of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Parv was observed today at Gram Panchayat Mannarghat on Wednesday.

Port Blair

The Sanitation Wing of Port Blair Municipal Council organized a cleanliness drive at Seashore Road, Haddo on Wednesday. The drive was led by Sr.Vice Chairperson, Jr.Vice Chairperson, Secretary & Joint Secretary, PBMC alongwith concerned Ward Councillor, Ward No.

Port Blair

As per the directions of Official Language Department, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, the Directorate of Health Services conducted two day Hindi workshop for all ministerial employees working in different offices in the South Andaman region.

Port Blair

The website link at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), www.ignou.ac.in is open to pay the Re-Registration fee for July 2018 session.  Re-registration is the process of payment of fees for the subsequent year of study f

Port Blair

As a part of fire safety week celebration, an awareness programme was organized in the premises of GSSS Oralkatcha, Baratang on Tuesday.

Port Blair

Padmashree awardee and Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission, A & N Islands, Mr Naresh Chander Lall visited Govt. Secondary School No 12 and Middle School No 14 at Shoal Bay on Wednesday.

Port Blair

During the Island Tourism Festival 2018, a Healthy Baby Contest will be organized by the Directorate of Health Services in association with Union Territory Health Mission, A 8s N Islands on April 20 at Andaman Club near Netaji Stadium in three categories viz 06 month

Port Blair

Pre-monsoon maintenance of electrical switchgears installed at Garacharama Sub Station will be carried out from April 19 to 21 from 7.30 am to 11.30 am. Under normal conditions, no load shedding is required for carrying out the work.

Port Blair

The Indian Oil Corporation will celebrate Ujjwala Diwas as part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on April 20 at Diglipur Panchayat Samiti Hall at 2.30 pm, at Hopetown Panchayat Hall at 3 pm and at Beodnabad Panchayat Bhavan at 9 am.

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Harihar Swarup

Smriti Irani has been media unfriendly since she took over the charge of the sensitive Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Her order a couple of months back was to cancel forthwith the allotment of a small room occupied by the Press Association, oldest organization of accredited journalists to the government of India, in the National Media Centre. The room to the Press Association was allotted years back when Press Information Bureau was in Shastri Bhavan.

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G. Srinivasan

The changes incorporated in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 after a Parliamentary Committee made its recommendations that were mostly endorsed by the Union Cabinet on March 28 has still left many a serving doctor community sore and sullen. In a country of continental size and vastness such as ours, the importance of keeping the populace in the pink of health so that the productivity of the economy is kept up at least half of its potentials can seldom be gainsaid.

There are worrying signs that people’s faith in the statutory bodies of the State, like the Central Vigilance Commission, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), the Election Commission, etc, is declining. This is most noticeable in the case of the law-enforcing agencies like the police and the criminal investigation department. The latest report of the Central Vigilance Commission, submitted to Parliament last week, says there has been a significant drop in the number of complaints made to it.