Portblair Island News

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Mr RK Singh announced an award scheme under Saubhagya to felicitate the DISCOMs / Power Department of the States and their employees for achieving 100 per cent household electrification in their area of...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The Tribal Development Council will launch a unique Sport, Art & Cultural development Programme for the tribal communities of Andaman & Nicobar Island. The Council will initiate the programme with a two-day Pilot Project at Port Blair on Oct 16 and 17. A 3-KM Run...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The newly elected Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Mr Sanjib Kumar Mandal interacted with officers and staff of the Parishad on Monday. The Adhyaksh impressed upon the officials to work with zeal and positive attitude contributing to the development initiatives of...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The Executive Committee meeting of the South Andaman Teachers’ Branch (SATB) of Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association held last Saturday expressed serious concern over the non-availability of Heads in a large number of schools in these islands which is hampering the...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The South Block Congress Committee will organize a Dharna at Dairyfarm Junction in front of Kamaraj statue tomorrow from 2 pm. Senior leaders of the party, members of  frontal organizations and general public have been requested to participate in the protest against the...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/The State President of BJP A & N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly, in a letter to the Prime Minister, has urged for announcement of relief and rehabilitation package of for people affected by Cyclone Tithli in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa & West Bengal Costal belts. In Andaman...

Port Blair, 15 Oct 2018/--/New Hope Hospital, Chennai in association with Tribal Development Council, A & N Islands organized a free medical camp for general public at Rasheed Building, RGT Road here. The Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman, Mr Udit Prakash Rai, graced the occasion as the...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The long wait of the people of islands to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon end as the PM is likely to arrive Port Blair on December 30, 2018. Detailed security arrangements are being made for the maiden visit of Mr Narendra Modi to the Andaman and Nicobar...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/There is a saying that when one woman comes into politics, she changes; but when many women come into politics, politics changes. But Baby Fareeda undoubtedly shattered some deeply held beliefs when she took oath as Adhyaksha, South Andaman Zilla Parishad a year ago....

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/There was a time when the term “alternative medicine” conjured up visions in many people’s minds of shamans, charlatans, and crackpots. But times are fast changing. In the past few years, there has been a growing interest in traditional, complementary and alternative...

BETAPUR, 9 Oct 2018/--/Villagers in Middle Andaman have raised objection to construction of a rural road Dharmapur under Sivapuram Panchayat. In a mass petition submitted to the Panchayat authorities, the villagers claimed that the proposed road work will turn out to be a wasteful expenditure and...

CAMPBELL BAY, 9 Oct 2018/--/The Department of Agriculture organized a workshop for coconut growers at Campbell Bay on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the Assistant Director (Agri) stressed on formation of Commodity Information Groups to prevent exploitation of farmers by private agencies and to...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The Andaman and Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority (ANCZMA) has been reconstituted vide the MoEF Notification No.S.O. 5097/E dated 03rd October 2018 with the Chief Secretary as Chairman of the Committee. The Committee consists of Pr. Secretary (E&F), Pr....

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The Chairperson, PBMC, Smt Anusia Devi alongwith engineers of the Council visited seashore road, Dairyfarm.  It was observed that due to blockage of drain and culvert rain water has been stagnated.  Since the drain has been constructed long back and many buildings have...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/All India Radio here will broadcast LIVE phone –in programme in Bangla language on tomorrow. The topic of discussion is “Orthopedic problems due to lack of vitamin and calcium”. The programme will be broadcast LIVE from 5.30 pm to 6 pm. Dr. Shambhu Saha, Senior Orthopaedic...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/A district level Declamation Contest on “Patriotism and Nation Building” was organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Diglipur at Subashgram in coordination with the Education Department, Diglipur. The main objective of the contest is to strengthen spirit of Nationalism and...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from Oct 10 to 14, 2018. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with light to heavy rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman, 269 mm of...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.2 meters are forecasted during 10:30 hours on 09-10-2018 to 23:30 hours of 09-10-2018 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Surface Current speeds...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/The Doordarshan Kendra here will telecast a Apke Sawal Krishi  Live Phone-in-programme on tomorrow from 1730 hrs to 1800 hrs. In the programme,  Expert Dr. R Y Singh will discuss on the topic “Honey Farming (APICULTURE)” and will respond to viewer’s queries. Viewers can...

Port Blair, 9 Oct 2018/--/Baruva Abhyudaya Sangam, A & N Islands will organise 11th year Dussehra celebration at Sree Kali Mata Temple, Haddo, Ward no. 2 on Oct 16 from 2 pm onwards. Puja rituals will start at 2 pm, Mangal arati will be performed at 2.30 pm and Prasad distribution will start at...

Port Blair, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) would become a formidable force with more feet accretions, inductions and augmentation of related supportive infrastructure in a gradual manner. Several important projects of strategic significance are underway and the induction of...

Port Blair, 8 Oct 2018/--/Vice Admiral Bimal Verma AVSM took over as the 13th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on  February 29, 2016,  succeeding Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee, PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC who retired after 39 years of illustrious service on that day...

Port Blair, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated its 18th Raising Day on Monday. The Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, reviewed the ceremonial parade held at INS Utkrosh and awarded Unit Citations for...

Port Blair, 8 Oct 2018/--/Mentally unstable man jumps from 3rd floor A middle aged resident of Garacharma is fighting for his life after he jumped from a three storeyed building on the 5th of this month. The person identified as Raghunathan is said to mentally unstable due to his heavy addiction to...

Port Blair, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Congress  candidate, Mr. Sanjib Kumar Mondal, Zilla Parishad Member from  Mithakhari has been elected as the new Adhyaksh while Mr. Dasarath Verma has been elected as the Up-Adhyaksh of South Andaman Zilla Parishad for the 4th term. Election to the post of Adhyaksh and...