Port Blair, April 17: In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections-2024 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency, the Zonal Anthropological Museum, Anthropological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair will be closed on April 19, 2024, to ensure the smooth and successful conduct of the electoral process.

Urges Eligible Voters to Come Out in Large Numbers and Exercise their Franchise

Port Blair, April 16: The Returning Officer, ANIPC, Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS has urged the eligible voters of A&N Islands to come out in large numbers and exercise their franchise for a healthy democracy. The ANIPC is going for the Polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election-2024 on April, 19, 2024 and polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm. all the eligible voters have been appealed to participate in the democratic process without fail, the RO said this during a press conference held in the District Office here today.

Port Blair, April 16: The District Administration, South Andaman has been taking many pro-active steps in reaching out to eligible voters especially senior citizens and divyangjans. In this regard, special drive was undertaken by facilitating postal ballots on 12.04.2024 and 13.04.2024 at their households. Auto and Taxi Associations were also sensitized and advised to provide free ride between their home and Polling Stations. All Polling Stations are made Divyang friendly by providing suitable ramps. Similarly, wheelchairs have also been made available in the Polling Stations.

Rangat, April 16: On 15/04/2024, PS Rangat received information regarding a heinous crime in Urmilapur, Rangat. Acting swiftly, SHO PS Rangat, alongwith police party, immediately responded to the scene and discovered the lifeless body of a woman, tragically beheaded.

Without delay, the police initiated a thorough investigation; meticulously recorded statements of concerned witnesses, collected evidence from the spot with the help of experts from Forensic team. Through diligent inquiry, it was revealed that the culprit behind this gruesome act was done by Thakur Sikder, driven by suspicions of a family dispute.

Port Blair, April 16: In the run up to Lok Sabha Polls on April 19, and in our commitment to make the Islands Drug Free with the help of all stakeholders and in pursuance of the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Mohanlal-Vs-Union of India and Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances  (Seizure, Storage, Sampling and Disposal) Rules 2022, drug disposal for multiple case properties from various police stations was initiated at 1000 hrs on 16/04/2024 by the CID Unit under the supervision of the UT Level Drug Disposal Committee chaired by Smt Varsha Sharma (IPS), DIGP (L&O). The committee members included Sh. Rajeev Ranjan (IPS), SP(CID), Sh. Mohd. Irshad Haider, (IPS), SP(HQ), and Kumar Abhishek, DySP (CID) along with the Officers from the A&N Pollution Control Board, Enviro Check (for measuring emitting pollutants), and GB Pant Hospital.