Port Blair, July 16: Taking up the issue of opening of religious institutions across the Islands for devotees, a delegation led by Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Andaman and Nicobar Islands along with Shri Abdul Siddique, General Secretary, Andaman Moplah Service Organization (AMSO) and Shri Abdul Islam, Member, Jama Masjid Management Committee, Port Blair met Shri Jitendra Narain, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration on 16th July, 2021 in his chamber at Secretariat, Port Blair. The Member of Parliament put forth the issue of opening of religious institutions and requested the Administration to consider their opening for mass congregation by devotees for offering prayers. He informed that a large section of the Islanders are eagerly waiting for the religious institutions to open so that they can continue with their religious cultures and practices. He also highlighted that Andaman and Nicobar Islands is unique for its concept of Mini India, wherein people across all religions, dialects live peacefully carrying out their respective traditions and cultures. He highlighted that due to months long COVID restrictions, the devotees and believers are unable to take up mass congregational prayers and programmes.

Port Blair, July 16: In a major step to contain the burgeoning number of COVID-19 cases in South Andaman District, the District Magistrate has prohibited manufacture, storage, distribution and sale on all forms of processed/flavoured/scented chewing tobacco, whether going by the name of Gutkha, Pan masala, Zarda packed and unpacked/loose etc. which contain tobacco and or nicotine as an ingredient in the entire District of South Andaman.

Port Blair, July 16: The last date for Admission and Re-Registration in Indira Gandhi National Open University's On-line mode for July 2021 is extended upto 31st July, 2021 without any late fees. For Online admission, log on - https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in. For Re-registration, the students are advised to log on to https://onlinerr.ignou.ac.in/ for timely payment of their 2nd year or 3rd year fees.

Port Blair, July 16: The South Andaman District Administration in order to impose strict compliance of the lockdown measures is carrying out surprise inspections in and around Port Blair as per the orders issued by the District Magistrate to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

DCSA Suneel Anchipaka Himself Paints ‘Box Marking’ to Encourage Traders

Port Blair, July 15: To contribute to the fight against COVID-19, the Traders Association of Bathu Basti (TAB) has initiated ‘Box Marking’ to maintain 20 feet distance while shopping in front of all shops located in Bathu Basti, Garacharma and Prothrapur areas.