Port Blair, April 9: The Andaman Association of Tour Operators has expressed its gratitude towards the Secretary Tourism and Director Tourism for considering the request of the association to increase the number of shows for Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail from the existing number of two shows to three shows daily.

Port Blair, April 9: As part of celebration of 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, Kala Kendra- A &N Islands Society for Promotion of Art & Culture, A Society under Department of Art & Culture, A&N Administration will be organizing ‘Heritage Through Lens’ – a photographic competition on heritage on the occasion of World Heritage Day.

Port Blair, April 8: A teacher posted at a remote School in Middle Andaman was in urgent need to proceed to Port Blair for the treatment of his wife. As the medical specialist at Port Blair scheduled time for her appointment on 4th April, he applied for 4 days Casual leave (CL) from 3rd April ,well in advance, with his Principal. Two days ahead of the journey he was intimated that the A&N Administration has withdrawn the authority of the Principal to grant any kind of leave to his subordinates. He also learned that he now has to apply to the Director of Education stationed at Port Blair for sanctioning of any kind of leave and station leaving permission. This teacher then applied for leave through his Principal and somehow managed to send it to the Directorate of Education. The teacher was under tremendous pressure today as the condition of his wife is deteriorating day by day and no word from the authorities reached him till date regard to his leave.

DNA to Strive for the Welfare of Working Journalists Associated with Daily Publications

Port Blair, April 8: The maiden meeting of the proposed Daily Newspaper Association (DNA), A&N Islands was held at a prominent hotel in the city on Thursday. Editors and journalists associated with leading dailies viz. The Andaman Express (English & Hindi), Andaman Sheekha, Andaman Chronicle, The Phoenix Post, Aspect, The Echo of India, Info India, Sagar, Andaman Kural, Arthik Lipi, Sangmarg attended the meeting. Various problems faced by the daily newspapers were discussed in detail.

Port Blair, April 8: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to make necessary immediate arrangements for sailing of passenger boat for Hut Bay to bring the stranded  passengers. Among those stranded are patients and students who are to attend their offline mode examinations at JNRM college Port Blair commencing from 9th April 2021.