Port Blair, July 15: The District Magistrate, South Andaman in an order today has banned the sale manufacture, storage, distribution and sale on all forms of chewing tobacco in the district w.e.f. 15th July 2021.

The District Administration has noticed that a large section of people living in the islands are in the habit of chewing tobacco and spitting at public places which thereby cause the spread of the virus.

Port Blair, July 15: Inspector General Dinesh Rajaputhran, Tatrakshak Medal, Commander CoastGuard Region (Andaman & Nicobar) reviewed Infrastructure and operational readiness of Coast Guard in remote areas of Southern Group of Islands during his maiden visit to Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 10 at Campbell Bay on 14-15 Jul 21.The Flag officer was given overview on operations and was briefed on safety and security initiatives undertaken by District Headquarters No 10 to enhance the overall Operational Preparedness of Coast Guard in the remote Islands of Nicobar. The Flag Officer witnessed integration of modern surveillance technologies with demonstration of ‘Remote Operated Vehicle’ (Underwater Drone) capable of underwater surveillance upto depth of 100 mtr and Drone capable of Day & Night aerial surveillance upto     4 km as force multiplier for maritime missions involving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).

Port Blair, July 15: South Andaman Police continuing its action on illegal trade and poaching of wildlife animals has achieved great success on 14/07/2021 by confiscating 66.5 Kgs of venison.

A credible information was received that a person was transporting venison (Deer meat) in PS Chatham Jurisdiction. Acting swiftly on the information, a team headed by Insp. Jyoti Chhatwal SHO PS Chatham, along with PSI Sumit Singh, HC Victor Dung Dung, PCs A. Abdul Sameer and K. Ali reached the spot and identified the person.

Eviction Drive Carried Out at Rangachang and Chidiyatapu

Port Blair, July 15: As part of its drive against encroachment on govt. lands, showing zero tolerance the District Administration, South Andaman carried out an eviction drive against such encroachments at Rangachang and Chidiyatapu.


Port Blair, July 15: Pondicherry University recently released its prospectus titled “Towards Excellence” for the Academic Year 2021-2022 containing the programmes offered, eligibility criteria and other details for information of prospective applicants from throughout the world.