Port Blair, Sept. 27: The A&N Administration has taken up sincere efforts to fill up the vacancies of 565 Group 'C' posts pertaining to various Departments on mission mode. In the first instance, the recruitment notice was published on 01.08.2022. Subsequently, the examination was conducted on 20.11.2022 with assistance from Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi. A total number of 38,396 candidates had applied for these posts and out of which, only 33,292 candidates had appeared for the examination.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Hon’ble Special Judge (POCSO) at Port Blair Shri. Bhawani Shankar Sharma on 27th September, 2023 convicted one accused person namely Paritosh Sarkar resident of Little Andaman. The accused person committed rape in the year 2012 upon her step-daughter who was then aged about 09 years.

The matter came to limelight when the victim raised a shout and the surrounding people arrived, then the matter was informed to the concerned Police Station who registered a case against the accused person under Section 376 and 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the investigation was taken by SI Aditya Narayan.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma today called on the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Administration and highlighted the issue regarding the recent closure of Yeretta Jetty in the Middle Andaman region due to safety concerns.

Expressing deep concern, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma emphasized the critical role played by Yeretta Jetty as a lifeline for the transportation needs of Long Island residents. The jetty facilitates the movement of the general public, cargo transportation, and the operation of small dinghies and fiber boats, all of which are essential for the local economy.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Andaman Association of Tour Operators (AATO) marked World Tourism Day with a series of impactful events aimed at promoting responsible tourism and environmental conservation.

The day commenced with a spirited beach cleaning drive at Pongy Balu Beach, underscoring AATO's commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands. Volunteers, including members of AATO and Gram Panchayat Guptapara joined hands to remove plastic waste and debris, reaffirming their dedication to sustainable tourism. The drive was attended by Shri. Prakash Adhikari, Zila Parishad member and Shri. Durlav Das, Pradhan of Guptapara Panchayat.

On the occasion of World Maritime Day, I extend my heartfelt greetings and profound appreciation to all esteemed Seafarers and Maritime Professionals of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Your commitment and expertise are the lifeblood of our islands, and today, we celebrate your invaluable contributions.

The maritime profession holds an extraordinary significance for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Nestled in the heart of the Bay of Bengal, our islands heavily rely on maritime activities for our survival and growth. From the safe navigation of ships through our intricate waters to the sustainable management of our marine resources, your roles are pivotal.