Port Blair, May 24: The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has demanded atleast two Tug-Boats for Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned that ships serve as the lifeline for the people of these islands, facilitating not only internal connectivity but also crucial links with mainland India. The smooth functioning of these maritime routes is essential for the overall development, convenience and safety of the island residents.

Port Blair, May 24: The State Transport Department is focused towards providing reliable, comfortable and sustainable Public Transport to the general public of these Islands. To further achieve these goals, the Department has constructed a new ‘Mini Bus Terminus’ at Campbell Bay. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS as the chief guest inaugurated the Bus Terminus through virtual mode at a brief function held in the conference hall of A&N Secretariat today.

Port Blair, May 24: The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS today flagged off 21 newly procured buses by State Transport Department from the premises of Secretariat in the presence of the Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Transport), A&N Administration, Shri Nikhil Kumar, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, A&N Administration, Smt. Nandini Paliwal, IAS, the Secretary, Transport, Shri Vishwendra and Senior Officers of the A&N Administration. These 21 new TATA make buses have been procured by the Transport Department for the benefit of the commuters of A&N Islands.

Port Blair, May 24: It is a proud moment for the islanders as J S Virat, a young budding chess player and student of Class VI, VKV Lambaline Port Blair, shone in the 12th LBHM Open FIDE Rapid Rating Chess Tournament 2024 held on May 22 and 23, 2024 at Pune, Maharastra, by finishing 9th in the under-11 category.

He scored 5.5 points out of 9 Rounds with five wins and a draw including two wins and a draw against higher rated opponents. He was awarded a medal and a certificate for this achievement.

Wandoor, May 24: The District Child Protection Unit South Andaman, under District Administration in collaboration with Department of Environment and Forest observed International Day for Biological Diversity by conducting awareness program for the children of Child Care Institutions at Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Wandoor, on 22nd May 2024 under the supervision of Shri Sandeep Divya Jyoti Behera, IFS, DFO, Wildlife, Haddo.