Bengaluru, June 10: The Assistant Chief of the Indian Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna, Senior Defense Official and U.S. Defense Attaché Rear Admiral Michael Baker, and Christ University Vice Chancellor Rev. Dr. Jose CC inaugurated the “Partners in Progress” symposium jointly organized by Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, and Christ University, Bengaluru, with support from the U.S. Consulate General Chennai on Monday, June 10 in Bengaluru. East West Center Vice President Dr. Satu Limaye and the Former Indian Ambassador to the United States Mr. Arun Singh offered U.S. and Indian perspectives at the symposium’s plenary session.

Port Blair, June 11: On the occasion of World Environment Day, Andaman Avians Club, hosted a discussion session in collaboration with the Andaman Nicobar Environment Team (ANET) in Wandoor. The theme of the discussion was focused on *"Community Conservation and Generation Restoration."

During the first half of the program, Shri. Arun Singh, President of Andaman Avians Club, addressed everyone about the “Udhne do humein," project by Andaman Avians Club which aims to safeguard birds from illegal hunting by airgun. During the talk he also explained the ground reality and challenges faced by the club for the conservation of birds in the Islands. He explained the threat to endemic birds due to hunting by locals in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and emphasized the need to restrict the use of air guns to protect future generation.

Port Blair, June 12: The Chairman of ANTCC Campaign Committee Mr. TSG Bhasker has expressed his concern over the recurring problem of floods that have been causing widespread damage and destruction to the people of Diglipur and their livelihood from last 4 to 5 years.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary on Wednesday, Shri. TSG Bhasker firstly thanked the A&N Administration for taking immediate action and providing relief to the people affected with flood in Diglipur.

Port Blair, June 12: Continuing with its effort to curb illegal activities in the District, the South Andaman District Administration has been keeping a strict vigil on such activities and owing to the vigilant field functionaries, case of illegal quarrying were noticed in the villages of Taylorabad and Bimblitan recently.

The District Administration taking punitive action has imposed heavy fine against the offenders involved in the illegal quarrying and the machinery used for the purpose were also seized.

Port Blair, June 12: Shri Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member of BJP and Former State President of BJP-ANI, has penned a letter to the Chief Secretary of the A & N Administration urgently seeking intervention to provide relief and compensation for the victims affected by the flood in Diglipur.

In the letter, Shri Jolly highlighted the devastating impact of the heavy flood in the Diglipur region. It is evident at first glance that there has been extensive damage caused by the flood, affecting agricultural fields, crops, cattle, roads, and other critical infrastructures.