Port Blair, July 26: Nine positive cases have been detected today in A&N Islands, of which, 7 were from incoming flight passengers who arrived here yesterday. Today, 8 flights with 932 passengers arrived, out of which, 834 passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 59 passengers and the reports are awaited.  

Proposes Extension of Stage -I and Start of Stage - II of Rutland Water Supply Project

Port Blair, July 25: Considering the water crisis, which is being faced by people of Andaman & Nicobar Islands almost every year, the Member of Parliament of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma recently visited Rutland Island along with the Chief Engineer (APWD), technical team and other senior Officers of APWD to inspect the Rutland Water Supply Project himself.

Port Blair, July 25: As a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Ministry of Power in association with A&N Administration has organized a ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ in Chouldhari, District of South Andaman, Port Blair on 25th July, 2022 under the dynamic leadership of Shri. Jitendra Narain, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration. The Bijli Mahotsav is used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the State/ UT and the Central Govt. to highlight the key achievements of the power sector. Some of the key highlights have been -

Port Blair, July 25: The Island Development Agency (IDA), as part of its vision of “Holistic Development of the Islands” has laid emphasis on promoting tourism & highlighting ‘National Pride’ associated with the A&N Islands (ANI) & their significance in our freedom struggle.

The ANI were the first to be liberated from British rule & Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who landed here at 11.30 on 29 Dec 1943, unfurled the tricolour here on 30 Dec 1943 - for the first time on non-British Indian soil & further ignited passion & imagination in all Indians in their quest for independence.  To commemorate & honour Netaji & his stellar role in our independence movement, Ross Island, was renamed ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Dweep’ (NSCBD) by our Hon’ble PM in Dec 2018, while also inaugurating a grand Flag Point in memory of Netaji unfurling our tri-colour.

Port Blair, July 25: Shri Ajoy Bairagi, State President, BJP-A&N Islands along with Smti Sampa Banerjee, State President, BJMM, A&N met Shri Neeraj Thakur, IPS, Director General of Police at his office today and put forth various issues pertaining to A&N Islands for which a positive response was received from the end of DGP, A&N Police.