Lt. Governor, Admiral D.K. Joshi to Flag off Yatra from Campbell Bay

Port Blair, Nov. 13: Union Government to roll out a nationwide outreach and awareness campaign ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ on 15th November, 2023. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will launch the Yatra on the occasion of Birsa Munda Jayanti-Jan Jaati Gaurav Diwas by flagging of Information, Education, and Communication Vans at Khunti district of Jharkhand.

Car Nicobar, Nov. 13: On the night of 11 Nov 23, Indian Coast Guard undertook medical evacuation of 01 injured crew from MV Rostrum Cynic, off Car Nicobar. MV Rostrum Cynic was enroute to Shanghai, China from Krishnapatnam, when a Filipino crew Mr. Avelino Jr. Sangcap fell 20 feet into cargo hold No. 6 sustaining multiple fractures in left arm and hips. The vessel contacted Indian Coast Guard and requested for evacuation of the patient.

Port Blair, Nov. 13: The South Andaman District Police has succeeded in solving a blind theft case within a short span of time showing professionalism resulting in the arrest and apprehension of accused persons namely (i) Jitan Kalu Solanki, R/o Sr. No. 106 Gosavi Vasti near Pune Solapur Highway, Headapsar, Pune City, Maharashtra and (ii) Palash Sarkar, R/o Humfrygunj involved in the crime.

Port Blair, Nov. 13: In a major fire reported on the evening of Diwali on Nov. 12, 2023, two wooden buildings inside the Port Blair city were turned to ashes following the accident.

The first accident was reported at around 6.30 pm when a wooden structure at Phoenix Bay near Hotel TSG Emerald View caught fire. Soon after the call was received at the Fire HQ, Water Bouzers from the Head Quarter was diverted. Meanwhile all standby Water Bouzers were also diverted to the spot. Additional help was sought from the Indian Navy, who had also reached the spot. Apart from the above, the TSG Management had also arranged for water tankers to support firefighting. The fire fighters also received the support of the general public, who were seen helping the fire fighters.

Port Blair, Nov. 13: CITU organized a public meeting at Campbell Bay bazaar on the evening of 11th November 2023. Addressing the public meeting, D. Ayyappan, Vice President, CITU A & N State Committee, who is currently on a visit to Great Nicobar Island, expressed concern over the growing unemployment in the Islands and the failure of the BJP government at the centre to create job opportunities for the local youth.