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ROOPA LALL

Reacting to a recent media statement by the Chief Secretary of the UT Administration, the State President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), A & N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly sought to clarify the stand of the party on the demand for introduction of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in these islands.

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EOI BUREAU

The special initiative of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to promote sports in school curriculum has earned laurels for students in different national and international events this year.

ROOPA LALL
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EOIC / Agencies

The controversy involving Mrs Andaman Beauty Contest 2018 seems far from fading down. After allegations by Bollywood celebrities over unprofessional conduct of the event, the Andaman and Nicobar Police has now booked the organizer of the contest, DJ Entertainment, Soma Joseph under the SC and ST (Prevention Of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

Port Blair

A meeting was organized by the Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) with the visiting delegates of Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO), Delhi in the conference hall of Megapode Resort here on Thursday. The Lt.

Port Blair

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray along with Nicobari Tribal leaders met Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways  and demanded for declaration of  the State Highway No.3 (total length of 45.75 k.m) covering all the 15 villages of  Car Ni

Port Blair

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has urged the adminsitratioin to fill up vacant posts in the Health Department. In a letter to the Lt.

Port Blair

The 6th Circle Conference of the Andaman & Nicobar Telecom Circle of the BSNL Employees Union held recently. The conference elected Mr V. Veerappan, Mr SP.

Port Blair

Social workers, Mr D.P. Tiwari, resident of Ward No. 20, New Pahargaon and Mr K. Parsuraman, resident of Dairy Farm joined BJP on Wednesday. They joined the party in the presence of Mr Vishal Jolly, State President, of BJP A&N Islands at BJP Bhavan here.

Port Blair

The Chairperson, Municipal Council, Mr Indra Pal Singh along with a team of Engineering Wing inspected the Megapode junction area on Thursday. The local residents apprised the civic chief about prevailing problems of the area.

Port Blair

As per directions received from the PMO through DGNCC, NCC Cadets of  1 A&N (I) Inf Coy NCC observed “Swachata Samaroh” from 23 Apr 2018 to 7 May here.

Port Blair

The Coast Guard Regional Store Depot (PBR) and Coast Guard Refit and Production Team (PBR) jointly conducted a Community Interaction Programme at Shoal Bay on Wednesday to sensitize locals about safety and security at sea as well as providing impetus to Govt.

Port Blair

As a precautionary measure, the PBMC is in the process of clearing all major drains before the onset of the monsoon season. As such, desilted waste shall be temporarily stacked alongside the drain before being shifted to safe disposal yard.

Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) organised a Voluntary Blood Donation camp at the INS UTKROSH on Thursday. Altogether, 157 volunteers donated blood during the camp, which was supervised by Dr. M Joy, Project Director, A & N AIDS Control Society.

Port Blair

Rabindra Jayanti was celebrated befittingly on Wednesday by Surangana, a cultural Organization at Dollygunj. The President of the organization garlanded the portrait of Kabi-Guru Rabindranath Thakur.

Port Blair

The Andaman and Nicobar Command conducts regular outreach programs for the local population in distant islands.  As part of the initiative, multi-speciality Medical camp was conducted at Community Health Centre Kamorta and at Air Force Station Carnic recently.

Port Blair

The President, AATO, Mr M.Vinod has mourned the demise of Smt Dulari Devi Agarwal Mother of Mr Sushil and Suman Goel, Mega Engineers and Builders. She passed away on Thursday.

CS calls upon youth to avail maximum benefits
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Agencies

The three day IndiaSkill- Andaman & Nicobar-2018 got underway with its inauguration by the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar at ITI, Dollygunj here on Thursday in the presence of Mr Arava Gopal Krishna, Secretary (Labour, Employment & Training), A & N administration.

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Dr Arun Mitra

Every year 6.3 crore people of our country are pushed below poverty line because of out of pocket expenditure on health. This fact is admitted by the National Health Policy document 2017. Nearly 67% of this expenditure is incurred on drugs. Therefore, it is important that prices of drugs should be brought under control. To regulate the pharmaceutical companies, a Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices (UCPMP) was prepared by the department of pharmaceuticals, Government of India in 2011. But it was said to be voluntary for some time.

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L S Herdenia

Kamal Nath’s visit to Bhopal and the mammoth reception he got opened a new chapter in the politics of Madhya Pradesh. The mature way he behaved has forced the ruling BJP to realise that the challenge was real and it can’t afford to be complacent.

An unnecessary controversy has been raised over the portrait of Mohammad Ali Jinnah which adorns the wall of the students union of the Aligarh Muslim University. Jinnah’s portrait was hung on the AMU students’ union office after he was given life membership of the union in 1938. For eighty long years, the portrait has been there. Nobody ever raised the demand for its removal, not even during the period when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and Lal Krishna Advani was the Deputy Prime Minister. Then why raise this demand today?