Ban Enacted under Representation of People's Act, 1951 and Other Laws

Port Blair, April 9: In terms of the provisions contained under Section 135 C of the Representation of the People Act 1951 and read with Rule 86 of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation 2012, Hon’ble Lt. Governor Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands hereby orders the following days to be observed as “DRY DAYS” throughout the Andaman and Nicobar Islands:

DEO, N&M Organizes Nukkad Nataks in Mayabunder Tehsil; General Public & Youth Urged to Participate

Mayabunder, April 9: In chasing the ECI’s unwavering commitment and motto in ensuring the participation of every voter in this monumental celebration of democracy –‘Chunav Ka Parv, Desh Ka Garv’ and in order to increase the voters turnout under North & Middle Andaman District in the ensuing General Election to Lok Sabha-2024, the District Election Office, N&M Andaman after successful conduct of Nukkad Nataks under Rangat & Diglipur Tehsils during the last few weeks, Nukkad Nataks are being organized in various prominent places under Mayabunder Tehsil w.e.f 09.04.2024 to 12.04.2024 to create responsible democratic awareness for greater electoral participation amongst the first time voters and general people at large.

Port Blair, April 8: The grand finale of DGP Cup 2024 Season-II T-20 League-cum-knockout Cricket Tournament unfolded yesterday in a spectacular display of cricketing prowess and sportsmanship, graced by the esteemed presence of Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS, as the Chief Guests. Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS, DGP of A&N Islands, Rear Admiral Sandeep Singh Sandhu, NM, Chief of Staff, Andaman & Nicobar Command had also graced the occasion. The event marked the culmination of weeks of intense competition, showcasing the best of the sport amidst an atmosphere charged with excitement and anticipation.

Port Blair, April 9: Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty wind (speed reaching 30-40 kmph) is likely to occur at one or two places over A&N Islands on April 11. For further enquiries/information contact helpline of State Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1070 & District Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1077. For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.

Port Blair, April 8: The election schedule has been announced by the Election Commission of India, vide Press Note No. ECI/PN/23/2024 dated 16.03.2024 and No. ECI/PN/24/2024 dated 16.03.2024, which stipulates that the General Election of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency will be held in a single phase on 19.04.2024 (Friday).

In the exercise of powers conferred under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 read with MHA's Notification No.2/6/57-J dated 17.12.1957 and in pursuance of Section 135B of the Representation of People Act, 1951 read with letter No.78/EPS.2024 dated 16th March, 2024 of Election Commission of India, the Hon'ble Lt. Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has declared a public holiday on the day of Poll i.e. 19.04.2024 (Friday) vide Notification No. E-231/25/2024-Accts.Sect-Election/AN/397 dated 01.04.2024 for all Public Offices, Local Bodies and Educational Institutions and a paid holiday for all Commercial Establishments/Undertakings in the UT of A&N Islands and also instructed the Secretary (Labour & Employment) to declare paid holiday on the day of Poll i.e. 19.04.2024 (Friday) under the Factories Act, 1948 and the A&N Islands Shops & Establishments Regulation, 2004 read with the provisions laid down in Section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.