New Delhi/ Port Blair, Feb 1: The Union Budget 2023-24 comes at a time when the Indian economy slowed down before the pandemic struck, worsened during the 2 pandemic years and the post pandemic recovery is adversely impacted by the global economic slowdown moving towards a possible recession. Under these circumstances this budget should have addressed the central issues of increasing people’s purchasing power with job generation and boosting the growth of domestic demand.

Port Blair, Feb 1: The Union Budget 2023-24 has come at a time when the Indian economy has slowed down after the Covid pandemic for last 02 years. There is a global economic crisis all over and still many countries including India is trying to come out of it. Under this situation this budget should have addressed the core issues and must have included some concrete measures for boosting the economy and job creation.

Port Blair, Feb 1: The 3rd Death Anniversary of CPI (M) leader Comrade Tapan Bepari was observed in the islands on 30th January, 2023.  At Port Blair, party leaders and workers paid floral tributes to the departed leader at a programme organized at Shaheed Bhavan, Anarkali. D.Ayyappan, Secretary and Shri D. Laxman Rao, State Secretariat Member of CPI (M) A & N State Organising Committee briefly recalled the contribution of Comrade Tapan Bepari in organizing people especially those in North and Middle Andaman District.

Port Blair, Feb 1: A Chirag Kumar, a class VII student of Naval Children School Port Blair has become the second A&N Islands’ chess player after R Kashthuri Bhai to have opened International Rating, both in Standard and Rapid Formats of Chess game as per the latest International Ratings published by the World Chess Federation on 31st January 2023. He recently participated in a Rapid Tournament at Bengaluru and played reasonably well which led him to open International Rapid Rating.

Port Blair, Feb 1:  Nagarpalika Swachhtha Karmachari Sangh (NSKS) affiliated with Andaman Nicobar Rajya Karmachari Mahasangh, BMS has represented before the authorities of PBMC and submitted various grievances for the well-being of the Sanitary Workers, who are keeping this City clean and tidy.

Since August 2021, the NSKS had initiated the issues of basic requirements for the working culture to all employees and preventive measures. Subsequently several correspondences were made but no action was seen on ground for redressing the issues.