Port Blair, Feb. 18: Raj Bhasha Karyanavyan evam Prashikshan Mission  (RAKAMI), New Delhi has  conducted All India Official Language Conference & Training Programme of RAKAMI from 14th – 16th February, 2013 at Hotel Sentinel, Port Blair, wherein more than fifty officials representing from both island & mainland participated .

On 16th February, 2013 the Institute was awarded with a trophy in recognition of significant work done in Hindi and the Institute was also awarded first prize for bringing out a Hindi magazine named Krishika. The award was received by Dr.S.Dam Roy, Director, CARI during the concluding day.


Port Blair, Feb. 18: Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Shadipur, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has arranged a special “Vilakku Pooja” to be conducted by Sr. Brahmachari Vinayamrita Chaitanya, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Chennai on 20th February 2013 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM for the Students of class X and XII appearing in the forth coming Board Examination. Interested students of other classes can also participate. For Free registration & other details please contact over Phone Nos: 94342 81462, 94742 12902, 96795 35824.

The programme details are as follows: 1. Lighting of Lamp followed by invoking Blessings of Guru and Lord Ganapathi. 2. Spiritual-Counselling & Guidance to students by Sr. Brahmachari Vinayamrita Chaithanya. 3. Manasa Pooja & Vilakku Pooja. 4. Prarthana, Bhajans, Arathi & Prasad.


Port Blair, Feb. 18: In theSemi Final matches of ‘State Open Arpan Rolling Cup Volley Ball Championship – 2013’ held on 16th and 17th Feb’13, Bihar Territorial Army and A&N Police teams qualified for the final match scheduled to be held on 20/2/13 at 7pm. In an exciting semi final match between Bihar (TA) & YFC Haddo, which went on to the fourth set, Bihar (TA) won the match by 32-30, 25-18, 25-20 and 25-21.

The second semi final was an easy win for A&N Police beating Phoenix Trance Club by 25-18, 25-10 and 25-22.

The final match of the tournament between A&N Police and Bihar Territorial Army is expected to be even more exciting with both the team captains vowing to win the Cup. Cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- for the winner and Rs. 7,500/- for the runner will be given apart from many more prizes.

The final match will be graced by Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, ANTCC as Chief Guest which will be played at Forest Ground, Tushnabad on 20/2/13 at 7pm.

The tournament is being organized in association with Youth Club Ograbraj under the aegis of All A&N State Volleyball association”.


Port Blair, Feb. 18: Amodernized branch of A&N State Cooperative Bank Ltd. was inaugurated on Sunday, 17th Feb. 2013 by the Chairman National Federation of State Cooperative Bank Ltd, Mumbai, Dr. Bijender Singh.  

Dr. Bijender Singh in his address on the occasion recorded his appreciation on the working of the bank under the Chairman, Shri Bhagat Singh. The visiting team also visited the counters and other infrastructures to be used by the Bank.

Shri Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, NCUI and Shri R C Choubey, Chairman, Bihar State Coop Bank and Shri Sushil Kumar Singh, special invitee from Patna also witnessed the inaugural ceremony of the new branch of the Bank and its ATM. The programme was also witnessed by the Vice Chairman of the Bank Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Managing Director Ravinder Rao, PRI members and local inhabitants.

Port Blair, Feb. 17:  Bye elections to fill up the vacancies in Panchayati Raj Institutions were held today (17-02-2013) from 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs. Elections were held for the Gram Panchayat Member Constituency of Lucknow-1 of Rampur Gram Panchayat under Mayabunder Tehsil and Gram Panchayat Member Constituency of Long Island-7 of Long Island Gram Panchayat under Rangat Tehsil. The entire polling process was held in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

Port Blair, Feb. 17: As part of the drive against sale of illegal CDs and Gambling activities, the A & N Police has solved two case of sale of porn CDs and gambling activities.

In the first case, acting on a secret information a Police team led by SHO PS Pahrgaon SI P.K. Abdul Arif SHO PS Pahargaon alongwith the staff of Anti-Burglary Squad of PS Aberdeen comprising of ASI M.

LG inaugurates NAFSCOB Board of Directors Conference

Port Blair, Feb. 17: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, PVSM, AVSM today inaugurated the Board of Directors Conference of the National Federation of State Cooperative Banks Ltd. (NAFSCOB), Mumbai at a function held at the conference hall of Sea Princess Resort, Wandoor.