Port Blair, July 18: Squally weather with surface wind 40-50 kmph is very likely to be along and off A&N Islands. Sea condition is also likely to be rough to very rough. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along and off A&N Islands till July 21. For further enquiries/information, one may 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, July 18: The vessel MV Swaraj Dweep which sailed from Chennai is expected to arrive at Port Blair on July 19 at 1800 hrs. She has 174 passengers with 3 infants and 21 containers with 240 MT of cargo on board. On arrival at Port Blair, the vessel will be berthed at Haddo Wharf and passengers will be disembarked immediately.

Port Blair, July 16: SOVTECH on behalf of DIT and A& N Administration has congratulated Ms. Sumathi Sudharsan, Village-Level Entrepreneur (VLE) of Common Service Center (CSC) Calicut for her excellent performance in delivering 13620 nos of online citizen services through CSC Calicut during the FY 2023-24.

Port Blair, July 16: Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency chaired the third Review Meeting at Raj Niwas regarding proposed Guinness World Record of SCUBA Diving in A&N Islands today. The objective of this exercise is to put Andaman & Nicobar Islands on the global diving destination list and promote tourism. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS, DGP, A&N Islands, Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS and other senior officers from A&N Administration and A&N Command.

Port Blair, July 16: It has been observed that certain anti-social and rogue elements in the name of vigilantism are entering into the premises of G.B. Pant Hospital Port Blair frequently, and creating ruckus with the malafide intent to paralyze and disrupt the Essential Health Care Services. It has also been observed that these elements are trying to break the social harmony and working atmosphere of the only tertiary care hospital in this UT by threatening Senior Doctors, Nurses & Paramedics, which may jeopardize the Essential Health Care of the critically ill patients on one hand and adversely impact the working environment on the other.