Port Blair, Sept. 29: To take stock of law & order situation and to ensure preparedness in the fight against COVID-19 in the Inter-Islands, the ADGP (L&O) Shri. Madhup K. Tiwari, IPS alongwith the Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District Shri. Manoj C., IPS visited Little Andaman Island on 29th September, 2020. During the visit, ADGP, SP alongwith SHO PS Hutbay visited all COVID care centres i.e R.K Pur, Panchayat Samithi Guest House and newly formed Covid Care Centre i.e ALHW Recreation Hall and interacted with the Police personnel as well as with PRI members.

New Delhi, Sept. 29: With the passage of the Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020 by both the Houses of the Parliament, the infrastructure for police and security of India to have a full-fledged Training, Research, Extension and Education (TREE) system is set in motion. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 20 September 2020 and it got passed in the Rajya Sabha today.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’, Tourism sector in the Islands received a major boost with Andaman & Nicobar Administration announcing re-opening of Tourism Activities in the Islands. While the Tourism activities have been permitted in South Andaman District (except Little Andaman), other districts will be considered in subsequent phases.

Indian Coast Guard Coordinates a Major Firefighting Off Srilankan Coast

Port Blair, Sept. 28: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) created yet another maritime history of a kind by responding and coordinating a major firefighting operation onboard Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) “MT New Diamond” wherein the entire highly inflammable cargo “Kuwait Export Crude” was protected despite raging fire and intermittent explosions. ICG spearheaded a perilous firefighting operation that lasted over 07 days, in dousing an intense fire onboard the 333 mtr long Oil Tanker off Sri Lankan East Coast, carrying about 3 Lakh Metric Tons of crude oil {Cat 1 (inflammable liquid as per MSDS)}, thus averting a serious disaster in the region which otherwise would have threatened the bio-diversified marine environment of Sri Lanka, Maldives and Southern India. Comparing with the recent oil-spill mishap of 1000 T Bunker Oil from MV Wakashio witnessed off Mauritius in Aug 2020 that led to declaration of “National Emergency” by the Island Nation, the quantum of crude in this incident was 270 times volumnuous. It is left to imagination that how devastating an oil spill of this high magnitude would have been for the region.

Port Blair, Sept. 28: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Administration has requested the Minister of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi to consider for providing a parallel internet connectivity through OFC system between Diglipur, North & Middle Andaman and Digha in West Bengal, which is the shortest distance between the places to ensure uninterrupted internet connectivity even if the other grid of existing OFC between Chennai – Port Blair failed due to any unforeseen reasons.