Portblair Island News

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/Three injured in road mishap Driver of a cargo van suffered minor injuries while two labourers sustained serious injuries in a road mishap on Tuesday. In the statement to the police, Ranjit Kandit, said that after loading cargo at Burma Nallah, son of the owner of the...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/While the local government is striving to implement the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by the Modi-government in 2014, a wasted community facility in Dairfarm exposes the lackadaisical  approach of the civic body towards ensuring adequate public toilets in densely...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/Recent declaration of ‘No Parking’ zones in the city seems to have made minimal impact if initial days following the notification are any indication. Your correspondent, while travelling around the city, noticed flagrant violation of the instructions with vehicles of...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The three-day National Workshop on Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of India got underway in the Zoological Survey of India hall here today. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), GoI, Mr Ajay Narayan Jha inaugurated...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/An Outreach RCH Camp was organized by the District Health Society of the South Andaman District Administration at Sub Centre Wandoor today under the National Health Mission. Mr Ram Bala, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat Wandoor, who also graced the occasion, urged the villagers to...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The Directorate of Tourism is in the process of finalizing the guidelines for operation of submersible scooter (Adventure Water Sports Activity) in A&N Islands. Draft guidelines inclusive of functional and operational aspects, have been prepared and uploaded on the...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The District Health Society, South Andaman  recently organized  a training programme for the Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) yesterday.  This was an initiative of the National Iron Plus. The training programme was held at the  Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The 24th World Water Day was celebrated by the Andaman & Nicobar State Centre (ANSC) of The Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI), on Wednesday. Er. Arun Kumar, Executive Engineer (Plg.), APWD, Port Blair delivered an enriching technical lecture on this year’s theme...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/A training on “Financial Literacy, Digital and Cashless Transaction” for the students of Government Senior Secondary School, Oralkatcha, Middle Andaman was organized by the Sundergarh Gram Panchayat in coordination with the Department of Home Science, JNRM.  The training...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/ICAR-CIARI participated in Krishi Unnati Mela-2017, by putting up a stall showcasing the R & D activities and display of inputs recently. The event was inaugurated by Mr Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare. Around 350 government...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/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 Nisar Ali, son of  late Mubarak Ali, resident of South Point. He was 75. In a release, the Congress leaders prayed for...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The president, Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma  has invited the attention  of  the  Director of Shipping Service towards to the problems being faced by the  general public of Campbell  Bay  due to non-berthing mainland bound passenger ships at Campbell...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The Secretary (Prohibition), Smt Rashmi Singh, will be the guest in the 26th episode of LIVE phone-in programme of All India Radio entitled “GOOD MORNING PORT BLAIR’ scheduled to be broadcast on March 27. The topic of discussion will be "Ill effects of addiction and the...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/A Farmers Meet under the Coconut Development Board Scheme, was conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Diglipur in association with the High Value Agriculture Development Agency (HVADA) on Wednesday in the Conference Hall of GPOA Building, Diglipur. The meet was...

Port Blair, 23 Mar 2017/--/The Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), Lt Gen Satish Dua is now on a four-day visit to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He arrived here on March 19. He is accompanied by Mrs Aradhana Dua, president Defence Wives Welfare...

RANGAT, 22 Mar 2017/--/Plunder of Solar Lights from a prominent tourist destination in the Middle Andaman region has become an impediment for the Department of Environment and Forest which is striving to promote eco-tourism in the region. The district is home to some fabulous destinations which had...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/Coop. bank employee booked for abusing co-worker The police have registered a case against an employee of the Andaman and Nicobar State Cooperative Bank for voluntarily causing hurt and obstructing a public servant from discharging his public functions on Tuesday. In the...

NEW DELHI, 22 Mar 2017/--/A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday demanded changing the name of the famous tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Rajya Sabha. “Naming Havelock in the Andamans after a person who had fought Indian patriots in 1857 was a matter of shame,”...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/A  Portal on ‘ID Cards for Fishermen’ (digitized Identity cards to Fishermen of A&N Islands) and another Portal on ‘Adventure Sports Fishing’ (for Adventure Sports Fishing in A&N Islands)  was launched by the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/In a major breakthrough, the Diglipur Police have arrested three accused persons namely Sanjeeb Halder, son of SukranjanHalder (39) yrs resident of  Subashgram, Ward No. 6 Diglipur, Kamal Ram, son of Panda Ram (28) yrs resident of  Sitanagar, ward No-2, Sitanagar, S.C...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/A committee has been constituted for identification of diploma level courses and formulation of proposed seat matrix to be submitted to the Govt. of India, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi for allocation of diploma level seats to the students of Andaman & Nicobar Islands....

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Port Blair Municipal Council will organize camp on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (HFA) to identify and enrol eligible beneficiaries in Ward No. 5 fromMarch 23-25 at Nagarpalika Vidyalaya (Tunnu Munnu School), opposite to Netaji Stadium, Ward No. 5.  Officials will be...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Assistant Commissioner Campbell Bay, Dr Mohd. Rehan Raza visited a tribal village, Chingan Basti along with Mr Barnabas, Chairman, Tribal Council on Wednesday. During the visit Dr Rehan met the captain of Chingan Basti, Mr Kimose and freely interacted with the...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/The NSS unit of Govt. Model Senior Secondary School Aberdeen Bazar here conducted a massive cleanliness drive at Goal Ghar area and fish landing centre near off-shore road of Round Basti recently. At the off-shore area of Round Basti, the volunteers of the unit under the...

Port Blair, 22 Mar 2017/--/NCC Cadets organized a rally from JNRM College to Mahatma Gandhi statue, Aberdeen Bazaar on Wednesday to observe Water Conservation Day. The cadets educated the locals about the importance of “water conservation” and also asked them to make their family members and...