Port Blair, May 17: Heavy rain (7-11 Cm) likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Thunderstorm and lightning with gusty wind (speed reaching 40 -50 Kmph) likely to occur at one or two places from 18th May – 20th May 2022. Due to squally weather, wind speed exceeding 45 kmph is likely over Andaman sea along and off Andaman & Nicobar Coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea upto 19th May 2022.

Port Blair, May 17: The PS Pahargaon staff have cracked the theft case which took place at Selva Vinayaga Temple, Bhatubasti within 24 hours and arrested the accused person and recovered the stolen money Rs. 5674/-

Port Blair, May 17: Due to administrative reasons the schedule sailing programme of MV Kalighat for Campbell Bay on 18.05.2022 has been revised. Now the vessel will sail for Campbell Bay on 18.05.2022 (Wed) at 1000 Hrs from Haddo Wharf and will sail for Port Blair on 19.05.2022 (Thu) at 2000 Hrs from Campbell Bay via Nancowry & Car Nicobar. Passenger Tickets for onward journey will be issued on 18.05.2022 at Haddo Wharf two hours prior to the departure time of the vessel based on the list provided by Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Port Blair and also after due verification of COVID Test Certificate and Islander Card/Local Certificate/Tribal Pass etc.

Port Blair, May 17: Shri Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, A & N Islands in a letter to Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, ANI and the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration stated that the powers of Elected Representatives both in PRI’s & PBMC has been snatched away and the elected representatives have not much say in the functioning of these institutions.

Port Blair, May 17: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,78,927 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. Similarly, 23,464 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 yrs. and 12,092 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 12 to 14 yrs. The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 22682.