Port Blair, July 16: On 27th April 2024, a significant breakthrough was achieved by the Crime & Economic Offence Police Station with the registration of FIR No. 62/2024 under sections 22 (b), 22 (c), 27 (A), and 29 of the NDPS Act 1985. The case marks a pivotal moment in the fight against narcotics trafficking in the region.

During the initial stages of investigation, a total of 08 accused persons were arrested out of which 04 were arrested from Hut Bay, Little Andaman. This operation led to the seizure of 508.36 grams of Methamphetamine, a dangerous psychotropic substance known for its severe health and societal impacts.

Port Blair, July 16: ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has been granted a patent for an invention entitled ‘A NEW AND SAFE METHOD OF BLOODCOLLECTION FROM FARM PIGS’ (Patent No. 544874, Date of grant: 12/07/2024). The present invention describes an innovative technique of blood collection in which blood is collected from a different anatomical site of farm pigs which has not been described earlier in patented and non-patented literature.

Port Blair, July 16: The Aberdeen Police conducted a major operation against illegal alcohol sales, seizing a significant quantity of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) bottles valued at over Rs. 4 Lakhs from a local Bar & Restaurant on July 9, 2024. The restaurant’s manager was caught selling IMFL after the expiration of their license, thus breaching regulatory requirements.

New Delhi, July 16: On Thursday, July 11, 2024, the "Jansankhaya Samadhan Foundation" members held a peaceful demonstration at the district headquarters under the leadership of the District President. They presented a petition to the Prime Minister of the through the District Magistrate, urging prompt intervention to avert the looming potential threat of civil unrest arising from the pressing challenges of population explosion and demographic imbalance.

Port Blair, July 16: The APCCF (CRZ & FC), Department of Environment and Forests has applied for conducting Public Hearing under EIA Notification, 2006 for preparation of Draft Integrated Island Management Plan (IIMP) of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (NSCB) Island.