Port Blair, Aug. 16: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,94,784 doses of vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above so far. Similarly, 23932 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years. 27, 747 beneficiaries in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered both doses of vaccine. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 178643.

Port Blair, Aug. 16: Three covid positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands from incoming flight passengers who arrived here yesterday. Today, 10 flights with 1347 passengers arrived, out of which, 1221 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 88 passengers and the reports are awaited. 

Port Blair, Aug 14: It is a matter of great honour and pride for A&N Police that two (02) of its officers have been conferred prestigious ‘Police Medal for Meritorious Service’ for their illustrious and unblemished service on the occasion of 75th Independence Day 2022. The awards were announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the eve of the Independence Day.

Port Blair, Aug 14: The second in the series of two 1200 Pax capacity passenger vessel named "ATAL" under construction in Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) for the Andaman & Nicobar Administration was launched on 12.08.2022 (Friday) at CSL’s Kochi yard. The vessel was launched by Smt. Rameetha K, Scientist ‘G’, NPOL (DRDO) wife of Shri Madhu S Nair, CMD, CSL. The Chairman and Managing Director along with fellow directors, Owner’s Representatives, Classification Societies and Senior Officials of CSL were present on the occasion.

On the auspicious occasion of the 76th "Independence Day", I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the residents of A&N Islands. Today, we pay our homage to all freedom fighters and countrymen, who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of our Nation.