Date wise Archive

Biodegradable bags introduced < Max penalty up to Rs 10,000 “Civic body committed to protect and conserve islands precious ecosystem,” Suneel Anchipaka (INSERT INTO THE NEWS
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ROOPA LALL

Ahead of enforcement of a blanket ban on use of plastic/non-woven cloth bags, the Port Blair Municipal Council has asked citizens to refrain from using plastic bags and encourage others to go for cloth bags or those made of biodegradable materials.

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ROOPA LALL

Bootlegger held

Port Blair

A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit the Nicobar region on Friday.

Undertakes aerial survey < Ongoing projects reviewed Islanders to be made stakeholders in development of Great Nicobars, assures Rae
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BALRAM SINGH

The Committee constituted by NITI AAYOG for holistic development Little Andaman and Great Nicobar Islands headed by Mr Vivek Rae, Chairman, along with Mr Govind Mohan, Joint Secretary (UT), Mr Jitendra Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, Mr Udit Prakash Rai, Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman and Mr SA Awaradi, member undertook an aerial survey of Great Nicobar Islands on

Port Blair

The Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment and Forests and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan will dedicate the “Atal Centre for Ocean Science and Technology for Islands” (ACOSTI) to the nation tomorrow during an inaugural ceremony at Dol

Port Blair

All the units and establishment of Coast Guard at Port Blair are celebrating Hindi Pakhwada from Sept 14. Inspector General MV Pathak, Commander, Coast Guard Region (A&N) inaugurated the event with lighting of traditional lamp at Regional Headquarters premises.

Port Blair

A two-day National Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights” (IPR) sponsored by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GOI (MeitY) will be organized from Sept 26 by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Pahargaon. Keynote speakers from various Govt.

Port Blair

A delegation of A&N Media Federation (ANMF) led by its President, Mr K Ganeshan called on the Chief Secretary, Mr Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, on Friday.

ZSI celebrates World Ozone Day 2018
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Agencies

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Port Blair celebrated World Ozone Day -2018 at a function in its auditorium on Friday. Professor Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Pondicherry University was the Chief Guest on the Occasion.

Port Blair

The General Secretary of Agnikula Kshatriya Sangam has invited the attention of the Chief Secretary and other senior officials of the administration towards some problems being faced by the Telugu community of these islands.

Port Blair

Sarmistha Music Centre Group organised a grand state level Bollywood singing competition recently. The finals were held on Sept 9 at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Audiotorium here.

Port Blair

To facilitate students of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the IGNOU Regional Centre organizes special video classes on every Saturday.

Port Blair

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from Sept 15 to 19, 2018. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with moderate to heavy rainfall in the next five days.

Port Blair

The 131st Janmotsav of  Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra will be celebrated on Sept 16 from 4 am to 6 pm at Satsang Vihar Temple, Lamba Line, behind CPWD complex here. All devotees have been requested to attend the Satsang and Bhandara.

Port Blair

The Disaster Warning Sirens has been installed in the premises of Secretariat, DBRAIT, DSS Marine, Chatham Saw Mill (Forest Dept), Police Station Aberdeen, Police Station Pahargaon, Police Station Chatham, JNRM College, Port Blair, Fish Landing Centre, Junglighat, IOC

Port Blair

For creating awareness among the students and general public to protect the Ozone Layer, the Department of Science & Technology organised Inter School and Inter College Students Science Seminar, Painting & Essay competition and Film show in which large number

Port Blair

The long pending demand of villagers of Louki Nallah under Swadesh Nagar Gram Panchayat, Mayabunder Tehsil for construction of bridge has been resolved by the A&N Administration by granting Rs.3,43,94,991/- under UT fund.

Kathmandu

Indian pilgrims, stranded at Dana Village in Nepal's mountainous Myagdi district while returning after offering prayers at the iconic Muktinath temple, were evacuated safely Thursday, an Indian Embassy official said.

Canning

At least four shops were gutted after a fire broke out at a cycle repairing shop in South 24 Parganas district on Friday, police said.

Our aim is to reach each and every voter of the state: Sinha
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State West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today said the party had set a target of winning at least 25 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections and capture power in the state in the 2021 assembly poll.
The has already emerged as the main opposition in West Bengal ahead of the Leftists and Congress, he said.

Kolkata

Hindi Pakhawara was celebrated from September 1 to September 4 at the HQ EC. During the pakhawara, competitions like  “Hindi Essay” and “Hindi Dictation” were organized for personnel of Command HQ and other Formations/Units.

Kolkata

In a bid to provide an impetus towards the “Make in India” initiative with the aim to generate newer ideas and developing execution skills in the critically required domain of Defence Production, Bharat Chamber of Commerce in association with Ministry of Defence, Govt

Kolkata

As part of the ongoing efforts of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to boost exports, a pre-deployment conference of Defence Attaches, who are to be posted at various Indian embassies abroad, was organised on September 13 in Kolkata.

Kolkata

Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan today asserted that there was nobody in the country who can defeat Narandra Modi in the 2019 general elections.

Kolkata

The West Bengal government has decided to change colour of the uniform from khaki to white for police personnel in the rank of constable to inspector, a senior official of the home department said Friday.

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L.S. Herdenia

While Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is continuing his Ashrivad Yatra, two controversial events have hit the headlines. One relates to the supply of shoes to tribals and the other about the dispatch of over one crore letters addressed to women voters of the state.

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Dr Arun Mitra

For the last several years dense smog engulfs large part of north India, including Punjab, Haryana, western UP, parts of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and NCR Delhi. This happens during the months of October and November when summer has ended and winter is about to set in. During the summer season the air tends to go up in the atmosphere. But during October and November because of fall in temperature the particles do not rise, but get suspended and mix with the vapours.

The Centre has taken a step that was long overdue. The Union Health Ministry has banned 328 ‘combination drugs’ to prevent their ‘irrational use.’ The Health Ministry has claimed that ingredients used in the making of these medicines do not benefit those taking them. The drugs banned include painkillers like Saridon that people often take without any medical prescription.  Some cough syrups, painkillers and flu drugs have also been banned. A combination drug is one in which two different medicines are combined and sold.