Port Blair, Nov. 27: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested intervention from the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration for early release of scholarship amounts for all the students studying in Mainland India.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, the Member of Parliament appreciated the Andaman & Nicobar Administration for providing scholarship support to students studying outside the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. This financial assistance, especially for food costs and other associated expenses, he said, has been a lifeline for many students, particularly those pursuing education in Mainland India.

Commences Sale for Daily Flights connecting Port Blair to Bengaluru and Chennai

Port Blair, Nov. 27: Akasa Air, India’s fastest growing airline, strengthens its connectivity by adding Port Blair, to its expanding network. The airline will operate daily through flights between Bengaluru and Port Blair via Chennai (with no change of aircraft required at Chennai) enhancing connectivity between the tourist hub and two major metros. Bookings for flights are now open on Akasa Air’s website – www.akasaair.com, Android and iOS app or through multiple leading OTAs.

Port Blair, Nov. 27: The Hon'ble Member of Parliament from Kishanganj Constituency, Bihar Dr. Mohammad Jawed who is also holding the positions of Member of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Committee (Lok Sabha) and AICC Secretary visited the Gandhi Bhawan office at Port Blair on 25th November. Dr. Jawed was received by a large number of Congress workers and leaders.

Port Blair, Nov. 27: Keeping its commitment of zero tolerance against drugs, in the intervening night of 25-26/11/23, raiding teams comprising of the staff of PS Central Crime Station and Narcotics Cell under the leadership of Shri. Kumar Abhishek, DANIPS, Dy. SP (CID) & Shri. Vinay Mathur, DANIPS, Dy. SP (Narcotics) were constituted to check the consumption and sale of contraband drugs and illegal activities at the various locations.  During checking near to Desi Lounge Restaurant, Dollygunj, the team headed by Dy. SP (CID) arrested one Hamir, 23 yrs, S/o Kunjamu R/o Calicut with 200 grams of Ganja, 583 tablets of Alprazolam which was concealed in the bonnet and dicky of his car and also cash amounting to Rs. 19,200 was seized from him. Earlier also Hamir was arrested in another NDPS case of PS CCS in the year 2014.  

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.