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Strict regulations in force for transport of fuel, LPG refills and other heavy commodities notwithstanding, transport of vehicle loaded with highly inflammable petroleum products in vehicle ferries has emerged as a major threat to precious human lives and crores of public property in the Middle Andaman region.

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The Government of India has invited nominations for “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar” for excellence in the field of disaster management. The winners will be declared on 23rd January 2019, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Sea Link Adventures is set to begin passenger operations in the Port Blair-Havelock-Neil Island with its new vessel christened ‘Sea Link’ from tomorrow.

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands has a total of 77,818 cash transfer compliant consumers eligible to receive LPG subsidy directly into their bank accounts.

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A cyclonic storm “PABUK” lay centred at 0830 hours IST of 03rd January 2019 over south China Sea near latitude 6.0°N and longitude 105.0° E, about 1500 km east-southeast of Port Blair.

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Attention of traders is invited to some policy recommendations made by the GST Council in its 31st meeting held on 22nd December 2018 at New Delhi, which may have a positive impact on the trade.

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The Indian Coast Guard Frontline District HQ No. 10, Campbell Bay, in association with Primary Health Centre (PHC) organised a special free medical camp for women at Joginder Nagar, Campbell Bay on Thursday to generate awareness among ladies on health and hygiene.

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The President, AATO and other members of the association, Mr M Vinod have expressed their gratitude to the Union Home Minister, Govt Of India, Lt.

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Doordarshan Kendra here will telecast Hello Doctor Live Phone-in-programme tomorrow from 5.30 pm to 6 pm. In the programme, expert DR.

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The Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan (UP Government), Lucknow has awarded Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma Sarjana Puraskar to Dr Vyas Mani Tripathi, Associate Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya here for his book Jagannath Das ‘Ratnakar’ for the year 2017.

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On January 1 2019, the Cuban people celebrated the 60th anniversary of their revolution. Following years of struggle Cubans finally defeated the forces of the brutal dictator Fulgencia Batista and his backers in the United States. Yet as Fidel Castro famously predicted the United States would never cease in its efforts to destroy the revolution.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that from now her government will pay the full premium of crop insurance in the State. She has said that the Centre bears only twenty per cent of the cost of the crop insurance scheme, the State bearing the lion’s share of eighty per cent but New Delhi claims it to be a fully centrally-funded scheme named Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima yojana. The State will now do away with this twenty per cent also, and make the scheme fully State-funded.


Mitt Romney, the Republican party's presidential nominee in 2012, has slammed US President Donald Trump, saying his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that he has not risen to the mantle of the office.


Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year's address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling tens of thousands of well-wishers he was praying for peace.


Clashes between jihadists and rebels in northern Syria have killed at least 19 people, a war monitor said Tuesday.


Rescuers hunted for survivors Wednesday in the rubble of a Russian apartment building hit by a New Year's Eve gas explosion, but found only bodies as the number of confirmed dead rose to 18.


The Opposition in Uttar Pradesh today slammed the state government's decision to levy a cess to fund temporary shelters for cattle, saying this would burden people.


The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered a committee headed by the state chief secretary to examine whether the state could discontinue its scheme for providing free power to cow shelters when it was collecting 'cow cess' from citizens.


BSP president Mayawati today slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for justifying the alleged failures of his government and party in a "one-sided" interview that "failed" to kindle new aspirations.


As many as 24 AIADMK members were suspended by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan today for the next five consecutive sittings for protesting and creating ruckus continuously in the House over the Cauvery issue.

IG Jammu asks police officials to focus on thwarting nefarious designs of terrorists
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The presence of the ISIS in Kashmir is not "that big" but attempts are being made by anti-national elements to radicalise a section of the youth with the global terror group's ideology, DGP Dilbag Singh said today.


The Congress "misused" the CBI to frame BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said today, demanding Rahul Gandhi's apology for his party's actions.

KCR will be in a ‘decisive position’
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Claiming that the BJP and the Congress would not get majority in the next Parliamentary elections, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K T Rama Rao today said the interests of the state would be well-served if the party is in a 'decisive position' by winning substantial Lok Sabha seats.


Senior CPM leader Brinda Karat said Wednesday every woman has the right to worship at the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala.


Shale Mohammad, the only Muslim face in Ashok Gehlot's cabinet, offered prayers at a Shiva temple in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer days after taking charge of the minority affairs department.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally here on January 9, SC/ST Commission chairman and BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria said today.


Police have unearthed an illegal arms manufacturing factory here and arrested one person, an official said Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday in Chatela village which comes under the jurisdiction of Titawi police station, he said.


Navy and NDRF divers are preparing to enter a Meghalaya coal mine, where 15 miners are trapped, to gauge the water level, even as efforts are on Wednesday to instal high-powered submersible pumps to drain out water from interconnected shafts, officials said.


The Centre Wednesday decided to set up a high-level committee to recommend how to provide constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards to the indigenous people of Assam, including by reserving seats in the state Assembly.


Like previous years, it is anticipated that there will be a huge rush of pilgrims from nook and corner of the country during Mahakumbh Mela in Allahabad area.