Port Blair, June 7: M/s Probe Social Development & Research Pvt. Ltd., Delhi has submitted the Draft Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Report on 23.05.2024 for the Green Field International Airport project in Great Nicobar, covering an area of 404.8194 hectares.

The draft SIA report is available in the Directorate of Social Welfare, Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Office of Assistant Commissioner, Campbell Bay & Office of Pradhan, Sastri Nagar and Gandhi Nagar, Campbell Bay for review by the public.

Port Blair, June 7: Kashthuri's game on day 6 of the ongoing World Girls' Chess Championship ended in a draw today. In the sixth round, she faced a tough opponent, International Women Master (WIM) Balabayeva Xeniya, from Kazakhstan with an international rating of 2246. Kashthuri, who has an international rating of over 1700, played tactfully against her Kazakhstan opponent and managed to draw the game with the black pieces and scored half a point against WIM. This is already her second draw against WIM in this tournament. Earlier she drew against WIM from Armenia in the fifth round.

Port Blair, June 7: The District Child Protection Unit South Andaman, under District Administration in collaboration with Wildlife Division Port Blair, Department of Environment and Forest observed World Environment Day on 5th June 2024 with the Children of Child Care Institutions at Nature Park and Interpretation Centre, under the guidance of Shri. Sandeep Divyajyoti Behra, IFS, Deputy Conservative of Forest, Wildlife Division, Haddo.

Port Blair, June 7: A truck bearing Registration No. AN 01 P 1476 and two nos. of excavators one of make, TATA were seized by the revenue officials which were indulged in illegal earth cutting and transportation in violation of A & N Islands Minor Mineral Rules, 2012. Around 100 Cbm (approx.) of earth from land classified as Hilly situated at Sippighat Village recorded in favour of Kunal Kumar Paul, S/o Amarnath Paul and 25 Others was extracted and have been transported and dumped upon another land situated at Sippighat Village recorded in favour of Gulab Devi, W/o Puran Lall.

Port Blair, June 7: Heavy rain (7-11 cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman Islands on June 9 & 10. Due to squally weather with strong surface wind with wind speed 40 to 50 kmph is very likely to be along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea from June 10 till the morning of June 12.