Port Blair, Dec. 31: A delegation consisting of Shri Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, Shri Adinarayan, Pradhan, Shore Point and representatives of the ATI Mazdoor Sangh called upon the Lt. Governor and had a detailed discussion regarding non payment of dues pertaining to the employees of ATI, in presence of the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration today at Raj Niwas.

After a patient hearing, the Lt. Governor promised the delegation that Shri Khaitan, Owner of ATI Company will be called to the Islands by 20th January 2013 to discuss clearing of dues payable to the employees of the Company.

Port Blair, Dec. 31: A MoU has been signed between A&N Administration and IIT Kharagpur for opening of Extension Centre of IIT Kharagpur at DR. BR Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair. The opening of Extension Centre shall open new avenues for technical education at Post-graduate level for the local engineers working in private industries and AICTE approved technical educational institutions.

M. Tech programme shall initially be offered in (1) Electrical Engineering, (2) Electronics & Communication Engineering, and (3) Information & Communication Technology. Each programme shall be for three years and lectures shall be delivered on holidays and beyond office hours through mixed mode of teaching i.e. VC & face-to-face interaction. The lectures, tutors and interactions will be recorded in the Extension Centre and will be stored at the Library of each Extension Centre. These will be available to the students for study during specified hours. Laboratory classes will be conducted at IIT Kharagpur campus at Kharagpur. Projects and supervisors will be assigned to the students by the Programme Coordinator after the completion of first three semesters. Students will carry out their project work at their institution and have to be in constant touch with their Supervisors. A&N Administration has already taken action to connect IIT Kharagpur with BRAIT through video conferencing by installing exclusive VSAT at Kharagpur.

For further information, may contact Training & Placement Officer, BRAIT Campus, Phone-03192-259693 Extn.-211, email id: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Port Blair, Dec. 31: The dusk of the passing by year has brought jubilations for the Sports loving Islanders. The uncertainty and the anxiety of the day turned into some delightful moments in the evening. The reason was obvious.

The Andaman Nicobar team has entered into the Quarter final, proving its abilities against the mighty opponents. Around three thousands football fans were waiting for the start of the most crucial match of the Island’s team at the FIFA ground in the JNRM Campus this afternoon. The Goa team utilized the Psychological advantage of being the defending Champion from the very first moment. They made several attempts but the excellent Goal keeping of Ambrose of the island’s team prevented Goa to succeed in their mission. The first half passed without any goals.

The Andaman team made a remarkable recovery in the second half and the strikers started developing attacks on the opponents. Captain Russel marshalled his strikers beautifully and some fine attacks were made. The outstanding dribbling skills of Apolonius and the strong defensive tactics of Rufas Freer were close to perfection and the crowd enjoying every bit of the game. The second half was dominated entirely by the Island’s team. Thousands of football fans stood up on their feet, the moment referee blew the last whistle. The match ended in a draw, and the Andaman team has qualified for the quarter final, with the advantage of having better goal average in the league round.

The other teams which qualified today for the quarter finals are Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi. In the day’s first important match Maharashtra defeated Vidya Bharti by 5-0. Karan Chauhan scored 3 goals alone for the winners. In another match played at Netaji Stadium this afternoon, Kerala outplayed Madhya Pradesh by 3-0. Sujas scored 2 goals and Sujit scored one for Kerala. Delhi secured its berth in the quarter final, defeating Uttar Pradesh by solitary goal in the last league match of the 58th SGFI National School Football Championship.

Schedule of Quarter Final Matches


01/01/13    1.00 pm    RAJASTHAN    V/S    DELHI              Netaji Stadium

01/01/13    3.00 pm    PUNJAB    V/S    GUJURAT                      Netaji Stadium

01/01/13    5.00 pm    MAHARASHTRA    V/S    ODISHA            Netaji Stadium

01/01/13    2.30 pm    ANDAMAN & NICOBAR    V/S    KERALA  J N R M

Port Blair, Dec. 31: The A&N Police has conceptualised and put together 'The Museum of the Japanese Occupation' near the Police Lines to highlight the history of those three dark years of suffering.

It was felt that mainlanders and tourists are totally ignorant even of the fact that the Imperial Japanese forces had occupied these islands. Even young Islanders have sketchy or no knowledge about that period.

The Museum was put together in the record time of sixteen days at a nominal cost as a labour of love. Regimental funds of the A&N Police were used for the purpose.

Entry of the public and tourists will be free of charge. The Museum will be jointly inaugurated at 5 P.M. on the 1st of January, 2013 by Shri Gauri Shankar Pandey and Shri Ahmad Mujtaba, who are the sons of Martyrs shot by the Japanese at Humphreygunj and are living encyclopaedias of the history of the islands.

Schools have been requested to organise visits to the museum for their students in the coming days. Contribution of any relevant exhibits and suggestions for improvement will be welcome. The museum can be visited between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. on all days of the week.

Port Blair, Dec 15: Firing practice by Naval Coast Battery will be carried out from Ross Island (110 40.6 Min North 920 46 Min East) in seaward direction from 1 pm to 3 pm on Dec 24, 2008.

Andaman Chronicle Wishes a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013 to Our Esteemed Readers!

Port Blair, Dec 15: The meeting of District Planning Committee (DPC) for South Andaman District to discuss the Annual Plan 2009-10 of various Departments of A & N Islands began today in the conference hall of Zilla Parishad. The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman and Chairperson, DPC addressed the Committee meeting.
On the first day, plan proposals/schemes related to the Departments of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Fisheries, Co-operation, Industries, Police & Fire Services, Jail, Labour, Employment & Training, Health, Education, Technical Education, Transport, Environment & Forest and Science & Technology were discussed.