Port Blair, June 9: A Sharad, a young budding chess player and student of Class VII, Sagarikara School Port Blair, excelled in Celebrating Yoga Day – Harmony & Peace Tamil Nadu State Level School & College students’ chess tournament-2024 held on June 8, 2024 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Channi, Tamilnadu by winning a prize in the boys under-12 categories.

Port Blair, June 9: The Secretary PBMC, Shri Amit Kale, IAS, along with the Ward Councillor Ward No. 01, SE, EEs and other Officials of PBMC inspected various areas at Haddo Ward No. 1 today.

At the major drain near Lillypur Mosque, the Secretary PBMC took stock of the cleanliness of the drain and its surroundings. He instructed the concerned Sanitary Officials to formulate a plan for better and regular cleaning of the drain by deputing an e-rickshaw for easy access to the site and to constitute a team dedicated specifically to de-silt the major drains on a regular basis.

Port Blair, June 8: The Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC) is introducing a new user-friendly billing system featuring QR codes for hassle-free payment of Water Charges, Conservancy Fees and Property Taxes. PBMC employees will distribute bills door-to-door in all Wards from Ward No, 01 to Ward No. 24. Residents have been urged to settle their dues for the current financial year (2024-2025) and any outstanding dues from previous years promptly to ensure continuous service and support for community infrastructure.

Port Blair, June 9: In an important and ground breaking achievement, the four major Police Stations i.e. Police Station Crime and Economic Offence, Police Station Anti- Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Police Station and Anti-Narcotics Police Station have received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 Certification issued by the Assurance Quality Certification LLC, UAE.

Through its consistent efforts to standardize, improve professionalism, and ensure citizen safety, the CID Unit has earned this global certification. This reflects the dedication and hard work of the CID staff in enhancing efficiency, boosting public satisfaction, and delivering reliable, citizen-focused services.

Port Blair, June 9: One Stop Centre (OSC) under the Directorate of Social Welfare organized an online awareness session on the safety and security of women and girls. Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director (Social Welfare), stressed on the importance of raising awareness on women's safety and security. He stated that women's safety involves self-worth, safe homes recognize their rights, provide proper respect, and empower women. He also informed the participants that these rights include the right to live free from violence and discrimination, to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, to be educated, to own property, to vote and to earn an equal wage.