Portblair Island News

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Union Government has sanctioned three new Naval Air Squadrons to be setup in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Besides, the Central Government has also sanctioned manpower towards manning additional aircraft in existing Dornier Surveillance Squadrons in Kerala and Andaman...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/Despite concerted efforts by the UT administration to promote organic farming system of food production in the islands, majority of farmers are yet to adopt organic farming. Factors such shrinking agriculture land and consumption of agriculture land for commercial and...

BAKULTALA, 19 Jan 2019/--/Appalling condition of a Bus Stand in Bakultala constructed by Bakultala Panchayat bears testimony to the indifference of government agencies towards proper upkeep of public facilities. Cleanliness and repairs of the decrepit structure has remained far from ensured for the...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The psychology of sovereign power fuels the quest for developing the “big-bigger-biggest” phenomenon in weapons among the most powerful militaries in the world. Even though the operational nuclear weapons and technology have been around since the 1940s, the global non-...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/Gyan Kendra, Port Blair has once again produced topper in JEE Main 2019 January and also many toppers produced in the JEE main 2019 from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gyan Kendra learners. Mr. Shubhanshu Prasad secured 1st rank in Island. According to NTA (www.jeemain.nic....

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) organised an Officers Cross Country Championship on Saturday. Total four teams participated in the 7.5 kms long championship run comprising 35 personnel from Headquarters ANC, 108 Mountain Brigade, Naval Component and Coast Guard Component....

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Pradhan, Mohammed Safiqm, PRI members and villagers of Gram Panchayat Mithakhari were elated as a long pending demand for CC Road at Ograbraj was fulfilled as the inauguration of the work namely construction of CC Road from ATR to Kunju Mohd. under Ograbraj ward No....

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The seven day training on "Scientific Dairy farming and value addition in milk" organized by National Cooperative Union of India, Cooperative Education Field Project (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Cooperation), A & N Island unit concluded...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Andaman and Nicobar Police Raising Day is being celebrated from Jan 16 followed by Police week celebrations w.e.f. 16-23/01/2019 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. To create awareness on various initiatives taken by the Police department and to improve Police- Public...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Andaman and Nicobar Police has informed motorists that use of tinted glass/sunshade net or other materials on four wheelers windscreen are strictly prohibited as per the Supreme Court Order mentioned at Rule 100 (2) of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. Inspite of...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/An all political party meeting was held on Friday by Mr K. R. Meena, Chief Electoral Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Secretariat Conference Hall to apprise the political parties regarding the Electoral Process undertaken in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands The...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from Jan 19 to 23. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast partly cloudy weather with light to moderate rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman 29 mm of...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC), Chennai in collaboration with WIPRO – Earthian has taken up a Sustainability Education Programme in South India. The programme involves innovative project submissions on sustainability of water and biodiversity by groups of...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/Nehru Yuva Kendra, Port Blair organized National Youth Day & Week from 12th to 19th January, 2019, to commemorated the birth day  of  Swami Vivekananda, during a week long programme on each day observed as  National Youth Day, Cultural  Day, Participation Day, Social...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Indian Meteorological Department, Kolkata has forecast rain or thundershower  at many places over Andaman & Nicobar islands in the next four days. The general public have been advised to take precautionary measures and contact the State Control Room, District...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The first JEE (Main) Examination was conducted by NTA between 8th and 12th January, 2019 in two shifts per day across 258 cities in the country and abroad. A total number of 9, 29,198 candidates were registered for Paper –I (B.E. /B. Tech.) in this examination. There were...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development, led by its Chairman, Mr Shri Pinaki Misra arrived here on a three day visit to the islands on Saturday. The members of the Committee include Mr Srinivas Kesineni Nani, Mr K Parasuraman, Dr. Anil Agrawal and Mr K C...

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2019/--/The Parliamentary Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, consisting of Dr. Swami Sakshiji Maharaj, Mr Dinesh Kashyap, Mr K Bharathimohan and Mr Bhola Singh arrived here on a three day visit to the islands. The Parliamentary Committee visited FCI...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/Amid instances of engine failure on Airbus A320neo fitted with P&W 1100 series engines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has banned M/s Interglobe Aviation Ltd. (Indigo) and M/s Go Air from flying Airbus A320neo to Port Blair. In a public notice issued on...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/The new terminal building of INS Kohassa at Shibpur, Diglipur is ready for operation. With the inauguration of the new terminal building, the operational capability of Andaman and Nicobar Command’s (ANC) will witnessed a huge surge. According to reports, Admiral Sunil...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/A major fire mishap was averted on Friday at the lone referral hospital of these islands, GB Pant Hospital. As per reports, short-circuit in the electrical fittings at the Blood Bank of the hospital was noticed by patients at around 9.40 am today, after which an alarm was...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/Developed as one of the modern tsunami shelter adjacent to the city, respite from power pangs remains far from ensured for residents and others of Sippighat Tsunami Shelter. Residents of the area have been forced to bear with unannounced power outages, which often last...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/The Civil Service Board, UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has re-allocated works among IAS/DANICS posted in the administration. In an order issued on Thursday, Mr Vikram Dev Dutt, Principal Secretary has been allocated Finance/Excise, Revenue/DM/RR, Health, Urban...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit (CFNEU), Port Blair organised an Orientation Training Course on “Health and Nutrition” for Anganwadi workers at Stewart Gunj, ICDS Project Ferrargunj recently. About 30 Aanganwadi workers were enrolled in the course and they...

Port Blair, 18 Jan 2019/--/As part of Coast Guard Day celebrations 2019, Coast Guard conducted an Inter-School Quiz competition for the school students of class VIII to XII  at Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association (CGWWA) Welfare Centre, Haddo, Port Blair on 18 Jan 19 with the theme of “Q-Riosity-...