Port Blair, June 3: The prestigious 2024 World Junior Chess Championship commenced yesterday at the Radisson Gift City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Five-time world champion, Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, was the chief guest at the opening ceremony and made the ceremonial move against Geet Sethi, a professional billiards player, to inaugurate the event in the presence of the chief arbiter of the event, International Arbiter, Vardapetyan Ashot from Armenia and office bearers of All India Chess Federation.

Port Blair, June 3: All arrangements for the smooth & transparent Counting of votes is complete and the counting of votes for the polling held in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency will start at JNRM Counting Centre tomorrow (June 4) from 8 am onwards under the supervision of General Observer appointed by the ECI, Shri Brajesh Narain Singh, IAS, the CEO, A&N Islands, Shri B.S Jaglan, IAS and Returning Officer, ANIPC, Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS.


Diglipur, June 3: To conquer the menace of illicit ganja in N&M Andaman District, PS Kalighat proved their mettle once again by ongoing tough against the drug peddlers.

On 01/06/2024, based on credible information received, a raiding team led by SI Ashok Kumar Baghel, SHO, PS Kalighat, conducted a raid in the Kishorinagar No.4 area. The team, which included ASI D.K. Singh, HC(D) N Rupesh Kumar, PCs Subrata Biswas, Baikanta Majhi, Ripon Mistry and Sunitha, along with two independent witnesses, was supervised by Shri. Brij Mohan Meena, DANIPS, SDPO Diglipur.

Port Blair, June 3: In exercise of the power conferred under M.V. Act 1988 (Act No.59 of 1988) read with Administration’s Notification No./2008/F.No.32-95/2008-TR dated 10th March, 2008, the District Magistrate, South Andaman District has notified for the information of all concerned that the counting process of the General Election for the 18th Lok Sabha will be held on 04th June, 2024 at JNRM Complex and for this purpose, the following diversion have been made for the smooth flow of vehicular traffic:

Port Blair, June 3: It is with profound sadness that the A&N Police Department announces the passing of one of its beloved Canine (K-9), Jorly on 02/06/2024, due to prolonged illness. K-9 Jorly, a courageous and dedicated Female German Shepherd, served the community with unwavering loyalty and bravery for 08 years.

Born on 26/03/2016, Jorly joined the A&N Police Department in 2017 after completion of her training from National Training Centre of Dogs, BSF, Tekanpur and quickly became an invaluable asset to the force. Trained in narcotics detection, Jorly played a crucial role in numerous operations like detection of contrabands, representing the department in Dog Shows, demonstrating skills in Passing out parade, participating in Republic Day & Raising Day Parades. Her keen senses and relentless work ethic led to the successful resolution of many cases, earning him admiration and respect from both colleagues and the public.