Port Blair, Jan 25: A delegation of Tribal Council of Car Nicobar led by its Chairman, Shri Lionald Nicomed and joined by Shri John Levi, Deputy Vice Chairman, Shri Mohd. Amin Moosa and Shri L. Davidson, Executive Member met Shri Amit Shah, Union Home and Cooperation Minister on 23rd Jan 2023. The tribal leaders highlighted several issues of the Island. Some important issues like Sea and Air connectivity, Job reservation for ST, Opening up of Central or Sainik School, Implementation of Price Support Scheme, Relaxation of DG Shipping order for Cargo Vessels of over 25 years and waiving of old loan of all 15 Primary Society and the Apex Society.

Port Blair, Jan 25: Andaman Avians Club conducted Asian Waterbird Census 7th time in a row since 2017. Andaman is an important bird area with a lot of diversity in the birds. Being in route of the Eurasian Australian flyway migratory route, the island is privileged to host many migratory birds mostly belonging to the wetland ecosystem. The Asian Water Bird Census (AWBC) is an international event conducted across the globe by the Wetland International and by BNHS in India. This is one the largest citizen science initiative with the goal to support the conservation and management of wetlands and waterbirds worldwide.

Port Blair, Jan. 25: The Andaman and Nicobar Police has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Bank of India for a special Police Salary Package (PSP), to provide better banking services and additional facilities for the police personnel of Andaman and Nicobar Police today. The Police Salary Package (PSP) is a package designed for the personnel of Andaman and Nicobar Police. Hitherto, the salary accounts of personnel in SBI were on individual basis and thus were bereft of the privileges that the other State Police Forces and CAPF enjoyed. By entering into the MOU with SBI, Andaman and Nicobar Police has secured several advantages and benefits for its personnel and their families.

Port Blair, Jan. 25: As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the trainees of Fashion & Apparel Design course under Skill Development Program of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair have made more than 25,000 re-usable cloth bags. These cloth bags will be distributed among general public, free of cost tomorrow (Jan.26) from 13 different venues/ places throughout A&N Islands through the respective PRI members/ Govt. Officials as mentioned below:

Port Blair, Jan. 25: The 13th National Voters Day with the theme 'Nothing like voting, I vote for sure' was celebrated in the UT of A&N Islands today. To mark the Day, a function was organized in the conference hall of DBRAIT in which the Chief Electoral Officer, A&N Islands, Shri Binay Bhushan, IAS was the chief guest. During the programme, a video message of Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner of India, Shri Rajeev Kumar on National Voters’ Day and ‘Main Bharat Hoon’ song launched by ECI was screened. e-EPIC to newly registered voters was also issued and pledge on NVD was administered by the CEO to the gathering.