Port Blair, May 16: The World Environment Day, marked annually 5th June was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Over the past five decades, the day has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for environmental outreach. Tens of millions of people participate online and through in-person activities, events and actions around the world. 

Port Blair, May 16: To carry out emergency repair works onboard the vessel MV Pilopanja presently providing service between Chatham & Bambooflat will be withdrawn from vehicle ferry service on May 17, 2024 from 0600 hrs onwards. However, all out efforts are being made by the Directorate of Shipping Services to rectify the defects and to resume the service at the earliest on top priority. The general public have been informed that the vessel MV Mus & MV Karmatang will be carrying out the vehicle ferry services between Chatham & Bambooflat. Commuters have been requested to cooperate with the Directorate of Shipping Services.

Port Blair, May 16: The general public and consumers of the Department of Electricity have been informed that shifting/removal of 33 KV underground power cables at Bambooflat Sub-Station will be carried out on May 18, 2024. During the work, there will be power interruptions in some areas of Port Blair and the South Andaman on an as-and-when required basis from 7 am to 12 noon and power supply will remain completely shut-down from Bambooflat to Wimberlygunj areas between 7 am and 12 noon. This outage is necessary to facilitate the shifting/removal of 33 KV underground cables from the yard at the Bambooflat Sub-Station.

Pot Blair, May 16: A solemn function will be organized at the 'Memorial of Battle of Aberdeen' Water Sports Complex tomorrow (May 17) at 9 am to pay tribute to those Great Andamanese who lost their lives during the battle fought in the year 1859. Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency and others will pay their tribute at the Memorial.

Port Blair, May 16: Firing practice will be carried on Baffle Range, Brichgunj by ICG on May 18 from 9.30 am to 5 pm.  All concerned have been warned to keep themselves and their vehicle or livestock away from the firing area during the period of firing.