Port Blair, Nov. 27: The Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India has directed Air India and Indigo to make arrangements to accommodate stretcher patients in their flights. In an email to Air India and Indigo, the DGCA mentioned, “It has come to notice that Indigo is unable to carry passengers who require stretcher with medical equipment on board the aircraft at Port Blair”.

The email further read, “To facilitate the medical evacuation of critical patients, especially at Port Blair, who require treatment in major cities, Indigo should make all efforts to ensure that the patient reaches his destination to receive appropriate medical treatment. Accordingly, the airline is advised to position a stretcher along with basic medical kit/ equipment (including an on-board oxygen facility) at Port Blair.

Kalighat, Nov. 27: In response to multiple inputs regarding the rampant presence of Lehan and Bhatti in the Talbagan area, SI Silpi Singha, SHO PS Kalighat, took swift action by forming a specialized team. The dedicated team led by SI Abdul Sajeed, comprising PCs Sushil Sarkar, Ranjit Biswas, Suresh Soreng was assigned to conduct a comprehensive search operation in the Talbagan jungles.

The diligent efforts of the team led to the discovery of a substantial quantity of Lehan, totalling 1200 liters. The illicit substance was concealed in Talbagan creek and Talbagan jungle, strategically positioned deep in the jungle from the main road of Talbagan.

Port Blair, Nov. 27: Heavy to very heavy rain (7-20 cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over Nicobar Islands. Heavy rain (7-11 cm) likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman Islands and thunderstorm with lightning and gusty Wind (speed 40-50kmph) is also likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Nov.28 &29.

Heavy rain (7-11 cm) is likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and thunderstorm with lightning and gusty wind (speed 30-40kmph) is likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Nov. 30

Port Blair, Nov. 27: A training program on ‘Goatery Management’ was organized on Nov. 25, 2023, by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services at New Bimblitan under the UT-ATMA Scheme. The event witnessed the participation of rural women and farmers, along with officials from the Agriculture Department and Animal Husbandry staff. The program focused on imparting knowledge about goat rearing as a promising livelihood option. Around 35 goat farmers attended, and 55 goats received treatment, including medicines like mineral mixtures, vitamins, dewormers, feed additives, and poultry medicines. Farmers were also advised to take benefit of Kisan Credit Card.

Port Blair, Nov. 27: Passengers/ general public have been informed that due to cyclonic weather conditions over South East Bay of Bengal and keeping in view the safety of passengers and the vessel, the Directorate of Shipping Services is forced to cancel the scheduled sailing programme of the vessel Nalanda to Campbell Bay via Nancowry on Nov. 28, 2023 at 0900 hrs from Port Blair and her return voyage on Nov.30, 2023 at 0800 hrs from Campbell Bay to Port Blair via Nancowry. Passenger those who have purchased their tickets for the above sailing have been advised to cancel their tickets and get full refund.