Port Blair, June 15: Having learnt about 48 islanders stranded at Kolkata since past three months, with no money to even avail the ship tickets, the Andaman & Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee, President and MP Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma immediately directed the President, Andaman & Nicobar Youth Congress, Shri. John Robert Babu to arrange for their transportation from Durgapur to Khidirpur in Kolkatta.

Port Blair, June 15: Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM inspected the Joint Forces Guard of Honour at INAS Utkrosh on 15th Jun 2020 on taking over as the 15th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN). Lieutenant General Manoj Pande assumed responsibilities of CINCAN on 01st Jun 2020. The ceremonial parade comprising of personnel of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard was commanded by Commander Siddharth Raut. The personnel on parade strictly adhered to Covid related precautions and guidelines while presenting the Guard of Honour.

Port Blair, June 15: In order to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in Port Blair City, PBMC has been taking the following initiatives with an active participation of Self Help Groups formed under DAY-NULM scheme of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.

Port Blair, June 15: On 14/06/2020, a complaint was received from the Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Port Blair that the ATM installed near STS Department was vandalized by some miscreant. On the receipt of information, immediately District Special team comprising SI P. Jeevan, SI M.A Rasheed, ASIs Surya Narayan & Sanjay Yadow, PCs S Neelkant Rao, Suresh, Vinod Linea, Bipul Halder, Santosh Kumar, Nanak Singh & A. Raja Rao under Inspector Sanjay Kumar, SHO PS Aberdeen swung into action. On spot inspection, it has been found that the ATM was fully damaged. However, the cash could not be stolen away as the unknown person was unable to break the ATM cash box.

Port Blair, June 15: Due to sudden breakdown of one of the vehicle ferry vessel viz. MV Kadamtala presently operating between Middle Strait and Baratang, on 14.06.2019, there would be restricted vehicle ferry service in the above route to tranship passengers and vehicles.