Date wise Archive

Kolkata

CPI(M) councilor Bilkis Begum on Monday filed an appeal against a single-bench order of the Calcutta High Court that dismissed her petition challenging the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.

Kolkata

Former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Monday said freedom of thought and expression needs to be exercised fearlessly in the country.

Sambalpur/Bhawanipatna

Movement of raw materials and finished goods was hit as lawyers began a 3-day economic blockade in four western Odisha districts Monday demanding a permanent High Court bench in the region.

Kolkata

To clear the extra rush of pilgrims, Eastern Railway (ER) has decided to attach sleeper and  AC coaches in different Mail/Express trains during Kumbh Mela.

Circular Railway train services resume
Report by: 
EOIC

Circular Railway train services has been resumed at 9.08 am on Monday as was suspended between Majerhat and Prinsep Ghat since 2 pm of Saturday (January 5) till                 6.00 am of Monday (January 7).   However the work of dismantling 2 of the 4 spans of Majerhat Road Overbridge (ROB) were carried out on war footing, the said work was completed successfully b

Chittaranjan

Chittaranjan Locomotives Works (CLW) has produced   265 locos in the current Financial Year (FY) 2018-19 till December 2018. CLW dispatched a total number of 265 locos which 174 WAG-9H locos, 69 WAP-7 locos, 22 WAP-5 locos.

Kolkata

Metro Railway will run normal services on January 8 (Tuesday) and January 9 (Wednesday) i.e. on the two days that a nationwide general strike has been called by the Central Trade Unions.

With over 13 calls, first responders have a field day
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ROOPA LALL

As cyclone “PABUK” ripped though the South Andaman region on Sunday uprooting trees and snapping of power lines leaving behind a trail of destruction, fighters of the Andaman and Nicobar Police Fire Services had a field day attended at least 3 fire calls and 10 special calls yesterday since the tropic cyclone made landfall.

Report by: 
ZEENATH BIBI

In a tragic road accident, a 32 year old women died on the spot at Phoniex Bay in the morning about 9.00 am on Monday. According to reports, the victim Meena Kumari, R/o Aberdeen Bazaar working in the Port Blair Municipal Council was the pillion rider in a Scooty which her younger brother was driving.

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ZEENATH BIBI

Property worth around 2.5 lakh rupees were reduced to cinder in a fire that broke out at a house at Lamba Pahad village under Wimberly gunj Tehsil on Sunday. As per sources, the blaze, which engulfed the house of one Panchavarnam, aged around 48 years, wife of Kanagaraj, was caused by an electric short-circuit.

Navy Chief to commission base on Jan 24
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ROOPA LALL

To keep an eye on increasing Chinese interference in the Indo-Pacific region as also to promote regional air connectivity under the Union Government’s ‘Udaan’ scheme, the Andaman and Nicobar Command is all set to make operational a new Naval Airbase at Diglipur in North Andaman.

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SUSAMA ROY

With cyclone “PABUK” lashing different parts of the South Andaman region on Sunday, low-lying villages in and around Humfreygunj Panchayat were left inundated with flash floods yesterday. As per reports, many houses in villages at Dhanikhari Junction, Soningar, Netaji Nagar were left flooded after torrential rains triggered by the cyclone.

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EOI BUREAU

To promote students pursuing sports, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to allow them to appear for Class X and XII board exams in 2019 at a later date if their international sports events clash with the exam timetable.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

A dangerously tilted electricity pole located at Dhalli Khethi, Rangat in Middle Andaman holds ominous consequences for ignorant commuters and people on the road. It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is a tragedy waiting to happen. Only a keen observer could point it out from surroundings.

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KURMA RAO

The Ranchi Community of Chota Nagpuri Adivasis in these islands celebrated their diamond jubilee formation on the 5th of this month at Netaji Ground, Mayabunder in North Andaman. Other Ranchi associations from Diglipur, Rangat, Bakultala, Kadamtala and Baratang participated in the celebration.

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KURMA RAO

The Ranchi Community of Chota Nagpuri Adivasis in these islands celebrated their diamond jubilee formation on the 5th of this month at Netaji Ground, Mayabunder in North Andaman. Other Ranchi associations from Diglipur, Rangat, Bakultala, Kadamtala and Baratang participated in the celebration.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

As part of celebration of Makara Sankranti (Pongal), Anna Padipagam Tamil Sangam, Rangat organized a Rangoli, Musical Chair and Thirukural Reciting competitions on Sunday. A number of woman and school students participated in the contests in the presence of committee members of the Sangam. The competitions were organized at Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Rangat.

Port Blair

Road Safety week is observed every year by A&N Police in the A&N Islands. During this year, 30th Road Safety Week is being observed by A&N Police from 07th to 13th Jan, 2019.

Port Blair

At a meeting held recently at Wimberlygunj, elected Independent Panchayat  members of Wimberlygunj Gram Panchyat and active social workers of the area joined  Indian National  Congress  in the presence of Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, Pradesh Congress Committee  e

Port Blair

The Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi has requested the A&N Administration to nominate one artist from these Islands in the General Council of the Akademi.

Port Blair

The President, Pradesh Congress Committee, A & N Islands, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma   and other leaders of the party have deeply mourned the demise of Mr Basu Kumar, retired Senior Officer of the A & N Administration, and former Secretary of Municipal Council.

Port Blair

The State President of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly has mourned the demise of Mr Basu Kumar, retired government officer of A&N Administration, resident of RGT Road here. He passed away on Sunday at Pune, Maharashtra.

Port Blair

The Nehru Yuva Kendra, Diglipur organized Sankalp Se Siddhi – Youth Empowerment Programme for New India on Sunday at Community Hall, Mohanpur  in coordination with Mother Teresa Mahila Mondal, Mohanpur in which 76 male and female participants from adjoining  Youth Clu

Port Blair

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.5 – 3.9 meters during 17:30 hours on 07-01-2019 to 23:30 hours of 09-01-2019 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel.

Port Blair

Due to the depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal, fishermen have been advised not to venture into eastcentral Bay of Bengal, north Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and not to venture towards Myanmar coast and

WIMBERLYGUNJ

An unfortunate fire accident was reported on Sunday wherein the semi-pucca house belonging to Smti Panchavarnam, D/o Late Guruswamy, R/o Wimberlygunj got fully damaged due to fire incident took place at about 7.30 pm.

Author: 
John Bachtell

The warning signs of a planetary emergency abound: Record heat, massive wildfires, extreme weather events, declining agricultural yields, sea level rise, spreading diseases, mass species extinction, and a climate refugee crisis. The latest report by the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ominously warns the Earth’s inhabitants have 12 years to avert the worst climate catastrophes and “must act on a scale that has no documented historical precedent.”

The two-day all India bandh starting tomorrow called by 10 central trade unions led by CITU, pressing for a 12-point charter of demands from the Centre might have some impact on public life in states like West Bengal and Kerala where the left has a good presence but it once again raises questions about the efficacy of strikes and hartals to get grievances redressed.  In West Bengal while the CPM has been running a sustained campaign to make the bandh a success the state government is determined to foil the strike call.   They have reasons to do it.