Port Blair, Feb. 25: Continuing its crackdown on illegal activities, the A&N Police has busted a prostitution racket and arrested the kingpin on Friday 22nd Feb. 2013. Altogether five persons have been arrested from the brothel running in the house of Smti Jharna Roy Choudhury, near Dhanikhari Junction.

Gathering intelligence about the ongoing immoral activities at the brothel in Dhanikhari area, the DySP (South Andaman) Shry Anyesh Roy led a team of PS Aberdeen raided the brothel. Before that a trap was laid by sending a cop as a decoy customer. A deal was struck with the brothel owner soon after which the police party raided the house as per the plan and arrested the brothel owner, her assistant Prabhakar Mallick and three ladies from the spot under various sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.

A case has been registered at PS Humfrigunj and further investigation is in progress. The police raiding team comprised of ASI M Abdul Rasheed, HC Sanjay Kujur, HC Surya Narayan, PCs Ashish Mallick, Rakesh Toppo, Kumarswamy, M Raja Rao, Neelmani Lakra, Kasila Devi and HG Chiranjivi along with SI T Hemawathi, SHO Hunfrigunj.

Police is keeping a strict vigil over anti-social and illegal activities in the islands. Public has been requested to pass on credible information on narcotics substances, illegal sale of liquor, gambling or any other illegal activity on the following numbers: 233077, 232400, 232405, 100 and 9434282817, 9474290250, 9474228912, 9476076192 & 9434279416. The informant will be rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret, assured the SP, South Andaman.


Port Blair, Feb. 25: The Department of Home Science, JNRM in collaboration with NABARD, Port Blair is organizing two days workshop on “Financial Literacy for Women Students”. The workshop was inaugurated today by Smt Rina Ray, IAS, Principal Secretary (Higher Education), A & N Administration.

Speaking to the participants of the workshop, Chief Guest, Smt Reena Ray said, women need to have knowledge of financial matters as their role is no longer confined to household affairs.  She also stressed on banks to be more user friendly.

Addressing the workshop, Guest of Honour, Mr. G. Ananda Krishnan, DGM, NABARD congratulated efforts taken by JNRM in organizing workshop of this kind.  He said that there is an urgent need to include ‘Financial Literacy” as a part of School Curriculum as many educated people are not aware of basic financial transactions.

Earlier welcoming the gathering Principal, JNRM, Dr Iqbal Ahmad in his address said that even after 6 decades of independence, Indian society is still male dominated and this could be overcome only when women become financially independent and aware of various financial aspects.  He also advised participants to disseminate the knowledge they gain from the workshop to their kith and kin and people of their areas.

Shri K Venkatesan, HOD, Home Science, explained the significance of financial literacy for women in nation building.

The programme was coordinated by Smt Nidhi Shekhawat, Assistant Professor in Home Science while Smt Nidhi Katiyar, Assistant Professor, Department Home Science, proposed vote of thanks.


Port Blair, Feb. 25: The Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray in his letter to the Hon’ble President of India has demanded that a permanent Dinghy Ghat Jetty be constructed at Ariel Bay, North Andaman. Requesting for the intervention of the President, Bishnu said that farmers from Shanti Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Coffee Dera etc. transport their field products such as vegetables, pulses, rice etc. through Dinghies and offload it at Ariel Bay Ghat.

He also mentioned that the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands had visited the site on the request made by the villagers and had directed for construction of a Dinghy Ghat Jetty near Coast Guard Jetty but the action taken thereafter Is not known.