Port Blair, Sept. 20: The 52nd National Junior (under 19) Chess Championship 2023 & 37th National Junior (under 19) Girls Chess Championship 2023 began today morning at Karnavati Club, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Mayabunder, Sept. 20: The Executive Engineer, NACD, APWD, Mayabunder has informed that the Bailey Bridge constructed across T V Kulam Nallah is under severe distress due to excessive corrosion and the experts from IIT Guwahati has certified that the bridge is unsafe for motorable vehicles and pedestrians. In view of this, the Executive Engineer, NACD, APWD, Mayabunder has requested for closure of the bridge to avoid any untoward incident.

Port Blair, Sept. 20: As part of the celebration of 69th Wildlife Week, 2023, the Wildlife Division, Department of Environment & Forests, A & N Administration is organizing a Wildlife Photography Competition on the topic ‘Wildlife in their Natural Habitat’ and Poster Competition on the topic ‘Udne do Humein/Bird Conservation & Air Gun Surrender’.

Port Blair, Sept. 20: The Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities project aims to create a National Database for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to issue a Unique Disability Identity (UDID) Card to each individual with disabilities, which is now in full swing. This project not only promotes transparency and efficiency, and streamlines Government benefit delivery to Persons with Disabilities but also ensures uniformity in accessibility and services.

The UDID Card is set to bring a multitude of benefits to Persons with Disabilities, including:

Port Blair, Sept. 20: All concerned candidates who have applied for allotment of various Professional/Technical/Non-Technical courses reserved at mainland institutions for the academic session 2023-24 have been informed that the counselling for the courses viz. BHMS - 4 seats, BAMS- 4 seats and Paramedical courses (DMLT -2, DRRT -1, DOA -1, DMC-1 & D.Pharm –1) -6 seats will be held on Sept.26, 2023 at 10 am in the Auditorium of Tagore Govt. College of Education.