Port Blair, Sept. 28: CPI (M) has demanded immediate action to provide hostel accommodation for all the students of JNRM, Port Blair who require such accommodation. In a letter sent to the Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M) Andaman & Nicobar State Organising Committee brought to the notice of the Lt. Governor that there is acute shortage of hostel accommodation for the students of JNRM, Port Blair. 

On the auspicious occasion of 'Milad-un-Nabi', I extend my heartiest greetings and warm wishes to all the residents of A&N Islands.

This holy festival of Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated with great enthusiasm on the occasion of birth anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad. His teachings have served as a profound inspiration for us to embrace love, peace, compassion, and service to humanity. It is my sincere hope that celebration of this occasion will further strengthen the spirit of harmony among the Islanders.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: The three days training programme on ‘Fish Value Addition’ organized by Department of Fisheries in association with Dr. B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology (DBRAIT), Dollygunj concluded yesterday at AV Hall, DBRAIT, Dollygunj. Ms. Veditha Reddy, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman was the chief guest during the valedictory session. Speaking on the occasion, she expressed her happiness on the participation of young educated youth in the programme organised exclusively for the women beneficiaries for women empowerment and entrepreneurship development in the field of seafood value addition.  She urged the participants to utilise the training for creating their own business enterprises. She congratulated Department of Fisheries and Hotel Management Department, DBRAIT for conducting such unique trainings in utilizing the fisheries potential and tourism opportunities of the Islands. She urged the young educated trainees to plan business models based on the experience earned in the training for making various products from fish and shell fishes. 

On Milad Un Nabi, I extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to the people of these beautiful Islands. This auspicious occasion reminds us of the teachings of Prophet Mohammad and the values of love, compassion, and unity that he preached.

May this day bring peace and harmony to our diverse community, just as the Islands themselves stand as a symbol of unity in diversity. Let us come together to celebrate the spirit of Milad Un Nabi by fostering goodwill, understanding, and respect among all residents of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: The Principal Bench of the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi its order dated 11.07.2017 in O.A. No. 384/2016 and 442/2016 in the matter of Khalid Ashraf & Anr-Vs-U.O.I & Ors and People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India-Vs-U.O.I. & Ors respectively has directed the prohibition of the use of nylon thread, Chinese Dor, and synthetic thread coated with harmful materials for kite flying.