Port Blair, Aug 10: The Chairman, Tribal Development Council, A&N Islands / NCCI President Mr. Rashid Yusoof along with the President, Nicobar Youth Association, Mr. Rayhaan Pasha paid courtesy call to the new Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri. Keshav Chandra in his chamber on 10.08.2022.

Mayabunder, Aug 10: The district police of North & Middle Andaman has been conducting regular raids to crackdown on sale of illicit ganja, illicit liquor, Handia and IMFL. In the month of July, the teams of various police stations, headed by SHOs and sub-inspectors conducted jungle searches to destroy illicit liquor/lehan and Regular raids at illegal sale of IMFL, Handia. The strict vigil over the history sheeters and known bootleggers has also been intensified which making it hard for them to be involved in any illegal activity.

Port Blair, Aug 8: Inner Wheel Club (IWC), Port Blair organised 30th Installation Ceremony on 06th August 2022 at Sea Shells Coral Cove Hotel. Inner wheel club is an international women's organization to create friendship, service and understanding. It is situated in over 100 countries with over 100,000 members.

Mrs. Kavita Udhay kumar, Chairperson, PBMC was the Chief Guest and Mrs. Premila Kumari, Zilla Parishad Adhyaksha was the guest of honour in the presence of Mrs. Ratna Kanan, Swami Shudhanand Ji, Chinmaya as special guests at the event.

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“Since ancient times, our ancestors have been conserving and managing the forests based on our tribal customary law”, says Dhira Ram, a Bhil tribesman, also the village mukhiya and an environmental activist residing in Som village, close to Phulwari Ki Nal wildlife sanctuary, which is 90 km southwest of Udaipur city under Udaipur district . He recalls, “In 2004, I joined the Van Utthan Sansthan, a federation of forest protection committees in Udaipur district. This is where I began as an activist. I used to be a gavri artist and our group would use folk songs to spread awareness on environment . Villagers in throngs would gather to see our performance in every village we enter, and I travelled with my companions in all the forest villages and the surrounding areas in Jhadol and Phalasiya tehsil.” Dhira Ram is a passionate writer and a singer, and he has been composing most of the songs his troupe sings even today.

Chennai, Aug 10: It was a historic day for Indian chess as both the men's and women's teams won bronze medals in the 44th Chess Olympiad on Tuesday.