Port Blair, June 17: The Ex-Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi has requested the Director, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, A&N Administration to issue free LPG connections to the left out cases under Gramin Ujjwala Yojana.

New Delhi, June 16:  The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against COVID-19.  This donation is part of President Trump’s generous offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs.

Port Blair, June 16: Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency, alongwith Shri Chetan B. Sanghi, Chief Secretary and Shri K.R. Meena, Pr. Secretary (Home/Health) attended the Video conference taken by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Home Minister with Central Ministers and CMs of States/UTs. The present status and safety protocol implementation against COVID-19 in the Islands were reported in detail to the Hon’ble Prime Minister. Resumption of various development projects, infrastructure, tourism and IDA projects in the Islands were also detailed during the conference.

Ganja, Charas and Banned Codeine Based Syrup Seized From the Position of Drug Peddler

Port Blair, June 16: On 14/06/2020, credible information was received that a person arriving from Delhi by Indigo flight carries psychotropic substances. The suspected person namely Nippi S/o Ompal (39) yrs. R/o Prem Nagar Basti was identified and intercepted at airport entry/exit gate by the South Andaman District Special Team comprising SI M. Abdul Rasheed, ASI Surya Narayan, Police Constables Bipul Halder & M. Santosh Kumar headed by Insp. Sanjay Kumar, SHO PS Aberdeen. During personal search of the suspected person and his belongings after observing codal formalities: 04 nos. 50 ml bottles of Triprolidine Hydrochlorided & Codeine Phosphate (1.25 mg + 10 mg) syrup, 27 grams illicit charas and 36 grams illicit ganja wrapped in news papers was recovered from his possession. The ganja, charas and banned codeine based syrup were seized on the spot and accused person was arrested. A case under NDPS Act 1985 has been registered against the accused person at PS Aberdeen.  

Port Blair, June 16: Few of the general public/Garage workshop owners have left their used vehicles abandoned on the road side causing hindrance to the free movement of vehicular traffic. Hence, the general public/Garage workshop owners are advised not to park their vehicles by the road side, if found suitable action will be taken as per Motor Vehicle Act and other acts accordingly.