Francis Xavier

I can’t correctly recall when I first met Samir Acharya, but everyone in Port Blair of those days met him somewhere sometime. Our first serious discussion was about the Moravian Missionaries in Nicobar. I was looking for information about the Brethren who came from Tranquebar to convert the Nicobaris to Christianity, but perished, except for one, due to the inhospitable climate. When I mentioned it somewhere Samir Acharya said he’s got the letters of the lone survivor with him.  I didn’t believe it. It was in the early 80s and how could a businessman possess such documents, that too in those times when internet was non-existent and letters took ages to reach Port Blair! 

Port Blair, Oct. 18: The team of Bharatiya Janata Party, Andaman & Nicobar Islands State Unit, under the leadership of Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President met Shri J.P Nadda, National President, Bhartiya Janata Party at New Delhi on 17th of October 2020.

Port Blair, Oct. 18: The State BJP Team under the leadership of Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President along with Shri. Prakash Adhikari, State Vice President, Shri. M. Vinod, State Vice President, Shri. Uday Shankar Singh, State Media Convenor and Shri. N.K Udhaya Kumar, State President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha met the Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri. G. Kishan Reddy at his home office on 16th of October 2020.

Shaheed Dweep, Oct. 18: In a shocking incident reported at Shaheed Dweep today afternoon, a son attempted to murder his 65 year old father over minor property dispute. According to reports gathered, the incident took place in the afternoon hours, at Bharatpur Road, Neil Kendra when the son had used a spade to kill his father.

Port Blair, Oct. 18: In order to commemorate the police personnel who have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty, Andaman & Nicobar Police will be observing Police Flag Day on 21st October, followed by commemorative events from 21st to 31st October, 2020. The Police Flag Day is celebrated across the nation in memory of all the police personnel who have lost their lives while discharging their duties. As per NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) in the year 2019 alone, 424 police personnel lost their lives, whereas nearly 2,000 personnel were grievously injured. The tradition of Police Flag Day goes back to 1959 when on 21st October a patrolling party of CRPF was ambushed by Chinese soldiers in Hot Springs area of Ladakh, since then every year 21st October is observed as the Police Commemoration Day or Police Flag Day.