Portblair Island News

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The erstwhile-penal settlement of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is steeped in the Indian freedom struggle and to the frequently changing-hands of colonial powers including the Danes, Austrians, Japanese, and twice the British. Each reign was driven by its own historic...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Committed to the Swachh Bharat Mission of the Union Government, the National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) brought out a massive rally and cleanliness campaign on Tuesday. As part of observance of Swachhta Pakhwada, the rally led by Mr...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Neha Bhatt, an entrepreneur who makes handcrafted soaps, shampoo and conditioning bar under the brand ‘Cosmic Island’, only from indigenous raw materials of these islands, has won the coveted ‘National Entrepreneurship Award-2018’ instituted by The Ministry of Skill...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/On receipt of report from the DRMs working  in different division of APWD, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, has requested the Secretary, APWD for ensuring the disbursement of arrear payment on account of fixation of 1/30th pay to the DRMs  working in different...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The Directorate of Information, Publicity and Tourism, during a meeting last month with stakeholders like Directorate of Industries, PBMC, Electricity Department, India Tourism, ACC1 and Hotelier Association of A & N Islands, noted that a large number of unregistered...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Andaman Law College has announced functioning of a Legal Aid Clinic at its campus every Wednesday (except government holidays) between 2 pm to 5 pm. A panel of legal experts consisting of advocate and senior law faculties along with para legal volunteers will render legal...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Shree Shree Hari Guru Chand Sanskritik Sangha will celebrate Annual Matua Festival 2019 from Jan 15 to 17 at Shree Hari Mandir, Sippighat. On Jan 15, Adhibas and other spiritual activities will be held from 8 am along with whole night kirtan and prasad distribution. On Jan...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The Government Polytechnic, Diglipur proposes to engage two heavy vehicle drivers on daily rated basis. Interested candidates who have passed 10th standard and having valid public service vehicle license with minimum one year driving experience may attend the trade test...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Doordarshan Kendra here will telecast a Krishi Live Phone-in-programme tomorrow from 5.30 pm to 6 pm. In the programme, Dr   N C Choudhuri ACTO Animal Science KVK, Port Blair will participate to discuss on the topic “Backyard Poultry Farming” and will respond to viewer’s...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/Like previous years, the year also the Founder President of Sudhanhgshubala Foundation, Mr Bhabesh Majumder, will be celebrating the birth anniversary of  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 23rd January, 2019 at Bengali Club here. Apart from giving prizes to the winner...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/At a special meeting held in the conference hall of the Council on Tuesday, the Chairperson, Councillors and senior officers of the Council observed two minute silence in respect of departed souls, Basu Kumar, Ex-secretary, PBMC and a retired senior officer of A&N...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for the period from Jan 9 to 13, 2019. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast partly cloudy weather with light to moderate rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman 29 mm of rainfall and...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.5 – 3.9 meters during 08:30 hours on 09-01-2019 to 23:30 hours of 10-01-2019 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Current speeds may vary between 62 -...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The vessel M V Campbell Bay is scheduled to sail for for Vizag tomorrow at 4 pm from Haddo wharf. Embarkation of passengers will commence from 2 pm and continue till 3 pm. Embarkation of passengers will be closed one hour before the schedule time. Passengers reporting late...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The vessel M.V. SWARAJ DWEEP is expected to arrive at Port Blair on Jan 10 at around 6 am from Chennai. She has on board 175 Adults plus one infant along with 173.00 MT of cargo in 13 containers.  On arrival, the vessel will be berthed at Haddo Wharf and passengers will be...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The vessel MV Swaraj Dweep (Voy. No. 949) is scheduled to sail for Chennai on Jan 11 at 10 am from Haddo wharf. Excess baggage will be loaded from 2 pm to 4 pm on Jan 10 one day prior to sailing of the vessel. Embarkation of passengers will commence from 8 am and continue...

Port Blair, 8 Jan 2019/--/The 30th Road Safety Week is being observed by A & N Police from Jan 7 to 13 this year. Various activities to increase awareness about road safety is being carried out by the A & N Police. In this series, lectures were organized in various educational institutions...

Port Blair, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...

Port Blair, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...

BAMBOOFLAT, 7 Jan 2019/--/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,...

Port Blair, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...

CHOULDHARI, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...

Port Blair, 7 Jan 2019/--/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. In a circular issued to all...

RANGAT, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...

Mayabunder, 7 Jan 2019/--/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...