Port Blair, Oct. 18: The public holiday declared vide Administration’s notification dated 20.07.2020 on the eve of ‘Prophet Mohammad’s Birthda (Milad-un-Nahi/ Id-e-Milad’ will be observed on 20th Oct. 2021 based on the sighting of moon instead of 19th October 2021 as informed by the Secretary, Andaman & Nicobar Hilal Committee, a press note issued by the A&N Administration today stated.

Shri Rangalal Halder, President, Andaman & Nicobar Pradesh Congress Committee and Shri G Bhasker, Chairman, Campaign Committee along with all Senior Leaders and its frontal Organizations extend their warm greeting on the auspicious occasion of Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi, the birthday of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. 

Suggests Setting Up of IT Park at Rutland Island and Parallel OFC Connectivity

Port Blair, Oct. 17: The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma called on the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah at Raj Niwas and highlighted major issues before him apart from raising several other people centric demands.

Among major issues raised, the Member of Parliament demanded establishment of an IT park in A&N Islands and laying of 2nd OFC line from Diglipur to Digha in West Bengal.

Changes Name of Mt. Harriet to Mt. Manipur, Lays Foundation Stone for Various Other Projects

Port Blair, Oct. 16 The Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah on Saturday 16th Oct. 2021 virtually inaugurated the Humphrey Strait Creek bridge from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island at Port Blair.  The bridge has been named ‘Azad Hind Fauz Setu’. It is the longest bridge in Andaman and Nicobar Islands of 1.18km in length. The Home Minister also inaugurated 49 Health and Wellness Centres in the islands by upgrading the existing health centres.

Port Blair, Oct 17: Fearing exposure of various failures of the Department of Information, Publicity and Tourism, the local administration kept the local private media at a distance during the recent visit of Union Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah. The Information & Publicity department had asked the local media persons to submit photos & bio-data details for issuing Identity Cards for coverage of the Home Minister visit. However for reasons unexplained, private local media were not given the clearance to cover the VVIP visit.