Port Blair, Feb 23: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to resume the ferry service between Saheed Dweep, Swarj Dweep and Rangat and vice versa as it use to exist earlier prior to COVID-19 for the convenience of people residing in these Islands. He informed the Chief Secretary that the residents of Saheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep who intend to go to the villages in Rangat Tehsil are facing great hardships because of transportation problems. Their earning mode on vegetable crops for their livelihood is also being affected. In order to visit these respective places they are forced to visit Port Blair and thereafter take a bus journey, which is not only inconvenient but also extra burden of expenses.

Port Blair, Feb 23: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has envisaged the novel concept of reaching  HSD to the door steps of customers and in line with the same, M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) through its Dealer, M/s. Jadwet Trading Company on 22-02-2021 launched the facility at Port Blair to meet the demand of HSD from its customers, who are using stationary equipment like generator sets, earth moving equipment, heavy machineries used in construction sites, mobile towers, hotels and complexes etc.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Women's Wing Conducts Panel Discussion

Port Blair, Feb 22: The women’s Wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has launched a 10-day ‘Strong Family, Strong Society’ nationwide campaign with a view to establishing peace within the family and the society across the country. The campaign will run between February 19 and 28, 2021.

As part of this campaign JIH women's wing Andaman Zone organised a Panel discussion at the conference hall of J Hotel, Aberdeen Bazaar on 20th February 2021 at 3:30pm.

Indian Coast Guard Rescues More than 80 Rohingya Refugees in Distress at Sea

Port Blair, Feb 23: The Indian Coast Guard on 22nd Feb 2021 has successfully rescued more than 80 Rohingya refugees who were in distress at sea after the engine of their boat broke down. Reports indicate that there were around 90 refugees on the boat, out of which 65 were women and around 14 children. The Rohingya refugees were on their way to Malaysia from Bangladesh when the engine had failed.

Port Blair, Feb 22: As part of MoU with SPIC-MACAY, the Kala Kendra- A&N Islands Society for Promotion of Art & Culture will be organizing series of Workshop-cum-Demonstrations on Odissi for college students from 23rd to 25th February 2021 at Port Blair with the aim to create awareness of rich Indian cultural heritage amongst young students. Smti. Shashwati Garai Ghosh will be the resource person.