Port Blair, Sept. 29: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma held a meeting on September 27, 2023, with the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration. During the meeting, he raised pressing concerns regarding the deplorable condition of NH4, which has been causing great deal of hardships for the residents of North & Middle Andaman, as well as NH4 commuters.

Expressing deep concern for the deteriorating state of NH4, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma requested the Chief Secretary to initiate a daily ferry service between Port Blair and Rangat, as well as Rangat to Port Blair.

Port Blair, Sept. 29: The International Coordination Group for the India Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS) of UNESCO in coordination with Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad (INCOIS) will be conducting Indian Ocean Wide Tsunami Communication Exercise (IOWave23) on 4th October, 2023 in India and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands will also participate in this exercise. The Indian Tsunami Early Warning System (ITEWS) at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad focuses primarily on monitoring and warning of Tsunamis in Indian Ocean.

Port Blair, Sept. 29 In continuation to fight against drugs, acting on a specific intelligence input, Police Team from Narcotics Cell, CID and PS CCS consisting of Inspr. Vishal Ram, SHO PS CCS, Inspr. S. Kannan, I/c Narcotic Cell, CID Unit, SI Parvash, SI Mohd. Rahil Islam, HCs Sanjit Madhu, Sanjay Kujur, PCs  Rajendran, Thanga Raj, Chandran, Nandita Mistry, Ratan Das, Vishal Kumar and Raja Rao under the supervision of Shri Vinay Mathur, DANIPS, Dy.SP, Narcotoics arrested one person namely Pushpa Raj Shukla R/o Garacharma who was in possession of huge quantity of Codeine based Cough Syrup in his house at Garacharma. Total 05 Nos. brown Colour Carton Box containing 497 No. bottles of 100 ml codeine based cough syrup “CODMED-T” have been seized from his house and the said person was arrested on the spot after observing all codal formalities.

Harinagar, Sept. 29: A meeting was today organised by an NGO ‘Green Island Foundation’ at Harinagar Gram Panchayat Bhawan which was attended by the Zilla Parishad heads, Samiti members from Shivapuram, Basantipur, Harinagar, Swadeshnagar Gram Panchayat, Ex-Zilla Parishad, Ex-Samity, Ex-Pramukh, Ex- Pradhan and prominent citizens of the region. In the meeting a Citizen Forum for formed and it was decided to conduct strike and jail mass movement in the coming days if the A&N Administration does not take up the regional development works on priority.    

New Delhi, Sept. 29: The 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) was held on Thursday, 28th September, 2023, at Hotel Andaz, Aerocity, New Delhi. Mr. Pradeep Shetty has been elected as the President of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) for 2023-24. Mr Shetty will take charge of the office from 1st January 2024 and the current President Mr. Sudesh Kumar Poddar will continue till 31st December 2023. Mr. Shetty was serving as the Vice President of FHRAI in the previous year. Mr Shetty also serves as the President of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI).