Port Blair, May 17: The 45-day Chess Summer Camp 2024 for kids which was started by Andaman and Nicobar Chess Association in collaboration with Kahlsa Public School on May 6, 2024, is currently underway at Khalsa Public Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair. The camp received a special visit from the Principal of the school, Dr. Sarabjeet Kaur Jagpal on May 17, 2024. Her presence inspired and encouraged the budding chess enthusiasts who attended the camp.

Port Blair, May 17: The Andaman & Nicobar Police has announced a series of accomplishments in enhancing road safety and managing traffic effectively across the islands, as well as to minimize road accidents.

Through concerted efforts and strategic initiatives, the Department has made substantial progress in promoting safer roads and fostering awareness among citizens, in tandem with all stakeholders.

Car Nicobar, May 17: ICAR KVK CIARI, Nicobar organized a one-day capacity-building program on 16th May, 2024 under TSP to boost the production of horticulture crops in Car Nicobar in collaboration with ICAR-IIHR at Big Lapathy village. Mr. Manuh Thomas, Captain, Big Lapathy village was the chief guest. The resource person was Dr. R. Senthil Kumar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore. Dr. Santosh Kumar, Senior Scientist and Head of ICAR-KVK, Car Nicobar coordinated the programme. A total of 33 farmers (21 female and 12 male), including all four captains of the village, attended the program. Mr. Patrick, a progressive farmer from Tapoiming village, was felicitated for his remarkable achievements, and Mrs. Laieesa was also honored for her accomplishments.

Mayabunder, May 17: As an initiative for clean and hygiene environment in North & Middle Andaman District, Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman District launched a ‘Swachh Panchayat Campaign’ in a meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, North & Middle Andaman, Mayabunder today. The meeting was attended by all Pradhans of Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Secretaries, Heads of all implementing Departments/Units in all the Tehsils. The participants from Rangat & Diglipur Tehsil attended the meeting through video conferencing.

Port Blair, May 17: Heavy rainfall (7-11 cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over A&N Islands on May 20 & 21. Squally weather with gusty surface wind 40-50 kmph is very likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 20th May 2024. Sea conditions are very likely rough to very rough. Fishermen have been advised not to venture in to the sea.