Port Blair, July 1: In a swift sea - air coordinated Search and Rescue Operation, Indian Coast Guard located and rescued the distressed fishing boat ‘RSN-TWO’ with 07 crew onboard off Tillanchong Island on 01 Jul 21.

The Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters at Port Blair received an unregistered DAT (Distress Alert Transmitter) alert from DAT ID-85802 at around 1130 hrs on 30 Jun 21. Since the alert was activated from an unregistered DAT, the details of the boat and its owner were not available with Indian Coast Guard. The information was immediately shared with Fisheries authorities with a request to provide the details of person/boat issued with said DAT.

Port Blair, July 1: The Regional News Unit (RNU) of All India Radio, Port Blair completed 46 years of prolific service to islanders today. The unit has been serving to inform, educate and update islanders since its inception in 1975, living up to its motto- “Bahujan Hitaya: Bahujan Sukhaya” which means “Welfare of mass: wellbeing of mass”.

The RNU started its journey on 1st July 1975 with an aim to provide all important information, in time, with utmost credibility, related with the daily life of common islanders. Since then the RNU is making islanders aware and educating them through news. Having a wide network spread across the whole islands from Diglipur in the north to Campbell Bay in the remote south, it keeps every islander updated. The locals are well aware of 'Pradeshik Samachar' and share a special bond with it. The FM has helped in reaching more and more people since its arrival. The news unit has proven its importance once again during the unprecedented time of COVID-19. The RNU had rendered its uninterrupted services especially during the lockdown. The AIR News has received an overwhelming response since the last one and half year amid Covid-19.

Port Blair, July 1: The adverse effect of lockdown has its toll on the people working in private shops and on those working in house to house to make their livelihood.

The details of 30 such families were provided by Shri Shadab Riaz, Social Worker of Round Basti to Shri Mandeep Grewal, President, PBGKR. Acting upon the information, ration kits were immediately reached to the needy families.

Port Blair, July 1: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on today appointed Shri Abhi Bhusan Ghosh as the State President Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) of the Lok Janshakti Party (Youth Wing).

“Abhi Bhusan Ghosh has been appointed as State President of Lok Janshakti Party (Youth Wing) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands ”, a release issued by Party National President (Youth Wing)  Shri Pranab Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) said today.

Port Blair, July 1: Every year, July 1 is observed as National Doctors’ Day in the memory of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who had his birth and death anniversary on the same day. The day, commemorated by Indian Medical Association (IMA), is dedicated to all the doctors and healthcare workers who have been serving people by risking their lives. Dr Roy, former Chief Minister of Bengal, was known for his selfless service.