Port Blair, April 15: On 08/04/2024, information was received in PS Shaheed Dweep that a tourist has not returned back to the resort since 07/04/2024 morning, when he left on a cycle before sunrise.

Subsequently, a team was formed for the search of the missing person and upon checking of CCTVs, it was found that he was cycling towards Neil Kendra on 07/04/2024 at around 4 am. With this clue, it was assumed that he was cycling towards Neil Kendra for watching the sunrise and accordingly search was initiated in the jungles around Neil Kendra. Police Marine Force and local fishermen community were also roped in to aid search in the sea.

Port Blair, April 15: The Office of the   Returning   Officer, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency has received complaints regarding violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) guidelines by YouTube channels/ WhatsApp Groups since the implementation of Model Code of Conduct from 16th March, 2024. Acting on the complaints, the Returning Officer, ANIPC has taken strict action and Show Cause Notices have been issued to Admins of the YouTube Channels/WhatsApp Groups.

Eligible 18+ Voters may Apply for Inclusion in Voter List; Application will be Processed only after June 6, 2024

Port Blair, April 15: The Chief Electoral Officer, A&N Islands, Shri B S Jaglan, IAS, today informed that fake news on inclusion of names in voter list is circulating among general public by various platforms.

In this regard, CEO informed that the final Electoral Roll for the General Election 2024 has been finalized and published on 27th March 2024 (Last date of nomination) and thereafter no inclusion of names in electoral roll shall be made till 06.06.2024 i.e. on completion of election period.

Port Blair, April 15: With a steadfast commitment to preserving the sanctity and fairness of the democratic process and to combat the potential misuse of Short Message Services (SMSs) and various social media platforms during elections, a dedicated WhatsApp number ‘9531856083’ has been made available to the public by A & N Police, in consonance with the direction of Election Commission of India (ECI).

Port Blair, April 15: All concerned have been informed that the Election Commission of India has notified the period between 7 am on 19th April, 2024 (Friday) and 6.30 pm on 1st June, 2024 (Saturday) as the period during which conducting and publishing or publicising exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the General Elections-2024, shall be prohibited.