Port Blair, Jan 13: More than fifty turtles were found dead in in the North Andaman District on Sunday 10th Jan 2021. The dead turtles were washed away in the shores on a decaying condition and was noticed by the locals first. They were found in Kalipur Beach, Lamiya Bay in Diglipur and also at Karmatang Beach in Mayabunder.

Port Blair, Jan 13: A cargo dinghy loaded with nearly 500 LPG cylinders had capsized near North Bay in the South Andaman. Sources indicate that the accident took place on 9th Jan 2021. One among the two men onboard had gone missing. It is also learnt that the matter was never communicated to the Indian Coast Guard for SAR Operation and was being handled by the local boatmen and Police. Later the Coast Guard had spotted activities near North Bay and upon intimation to the concerned authorities had been roped in.

Port Blair, Jan 13: A delegation led by Ms. V. K. Mariyam Bibi (ex Adhyaksha) ZP, SA, Shri M.K. Sundaram (ex. ZP Member), Shri B.Laxmi Narayan (ex-Up pramukh), Smt. Rasheeda Bibi (ex - Pradhan), Mr. Simson, Mr.Dijo George (Social workers) met The Deputy Commissioner Mr. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS and raised issues pertaining to their respective localities, including restoration of Harbour ferry timings to pre- Lockdown schedule, including Dundaspoint, Bambooflat and Panighat.

Port Blair, Jan 13: Andaman & Nicobar Islands has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine today. A total of 6500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being supplied by M/s Serum Institute of India to Andaman & Nicobar Islands for vaccination to prioritized beneficiaries in the initial phase of COVID-19 vaccination on 16th January 2021 (including Health Care Workers of State Government, Central Govt. and Armed Forces).

Port Blair, Jan 13: An extended Central Executive Committee meeting of the Non Gazetted Govt. officers’ Association, A & N Islands held at Port Blair on 9th January, 2020 expressed serious concern on a large number of posts lying vacant under Andaman & Nicobar Administration. In a resolution adopted in the meeting the Association expressed unhappiness over undue delay to fill up the vacant posts. Around 8000 sanctioned posts are lying vacant now and non filling up of the posts is adversely affecting the normal functioning of various Departments causing delay and inconvenience to the general public on various services.