The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26th June each year, aims to draw awareness to the need for action and cooperation in order to achieve a drug - free world. Illicit drugs and their trafficking pose a large health threat to humanity. Drug problems and dependencies put a great deal of pressure on health care systems and constitute a threat to the safety and well being of humans.

A&N Administration to Procure More than 70 Electric Cars for 34 Departments and 40 Electric Busses for Public Transport

Port Blair, June 24: Andaman and Nicobar Administration is committed to take forward the vision and direction of Government of India in moving towards electric vehicles from the existing fossil fuel vehicles as a measure to preserve the environment. On the one hand, Administration has already decided to engage electric cars for the Government purposes and on the other hand, very soon public transport will be witnessing the induction and plying of 40 electric buses in the UT. In this direction, in the first phase, it has been decided to operate more than 70 Electric cars for the use of 34 departments/divisions. All these electric cars have reached Port Blair and today Transport Department by taking a lead role completed all the formalities like registration, setting up of charging infrastructure, etc and made these E-cars ready for operation.

Port Blair, June 24: Continuing its action against bootleggers and illegal sale of liquor in South Andaman District, the South Andaman District Special Police Team have seized 118 bottles of IMFL and arrested three bootleggers on 24th June, 2020 and three Excise cases registered at PS Aberdeen & PS Chatham respectively.

Port Blair, June 24: The Andaman Association of Tour Operators (AATO) has requested the Andaman & Nicobar Administration to formulate Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to restart tourism industry in the islands.

Port Blair, June 24: On 17th June 2020 at about 10 AM, a workshop-cum-training & awareness programme for #Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan was organized by the District Unit of BJP (A&N Islands), Rangat at Community Hall, Bakultala, North & Middle Andaman District.