On the joyous occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, I on behalf of  Hindu Rashtra Shakti, Andaman and Nicobar Islands convey my greetings and best wishes to all respected Islanders and wish them prosperity , health, happiness and harmony. The festivals, associated with the harvest season, and celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm all across the Islands and mainland, symbolize our unity in diversity. May the festivals herald the beginning of further growth and progress and inspire us to work for the overall development of our Islands and mark the commencement of an era of abundance, prosperity and new opportunities.

Angshuman Roy,

State General Secretary (Youth)

Greetings and best wishes to all on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal .

May these festivals strengthen the bond of love, affection and harmony in our Islands and increase prosperity and happiness in our life.

M Vinod

President

Andaman Association Of Tour Operators

Indian Association of Travel and Tourism Expert (Andaman)

Port Blair, Jan.13: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6, 00, 335 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. Similarly, 17,342 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years against the target beneficiaries of 23,000. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine today stood at 1853.

Port Blair, Jan. 13: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 223 passengers who arrived here yesterday, 38 positive cases have been detected. Today, 14 flights with 647 passengers arrived, out of which, 499 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 148 passengers (includes 2 foreign travelers) and the reports are awaited. 

DC Assures to Allow Selling of Sugarcane before Pongal at Bhatubasti and Aberdeen Bazaar

Port Blair, Jan 12: Fearing difficulties in selling this year, due to various COVID-19 restrictions, the sugarcane farmers of Makka Pahad, New Bimblitan, Pema and adjoining areas today contacted the Member of Parliament of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and mentioned that they want to sell sugarcane at Bhatubasti and Aberdeen Bazaar before Pongal, as it is done every year.