Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines Issued by the Centre to be Implemented in A&N Islands

Port Blair, May 17: The entire South Andaman District has now been classified as ‘Green Zone’ based on the parameters shared by MoHFW except the containment zone(s), which is to be notified by District Magistrate South Andaman from time to time.

The UT Administration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands has therefore decided that the guidelines issued by the Centre for lockdown 4.0 will be applicable throughout the islands.

Liberty Reserved to Petitioner and Respondents to Approach Court if and When Necessary

Port Blair, May 17: After hearing the petitioner Mr. D.C. Kabir and Mr. Nadkarni, Additional Solicitor General in the Writ Petition No. 5324(W) of 2020, Hon’ble Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Hon’ble Justice Arijit Banerjee of Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta, Circuit Bench at Port Blair based on Mr. Kabir’s submission found that the supply of essentials to the inhabitants of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is being effected in the desired manner and there can be no possible grievances on that score. Kabir also submitted that the crisis situation created by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Islands, is being manage by the Administration. Hence, the Hon’ble Court passed no further order in that regard.

Port Blair, May 15: The South Andaman Police has busted an extortion ring with the arrest of one Ratan Kr. Verma, S/o Late Mihi Lall Verma, (50) yrs, R/o Austinabad. The arrested person is an accomplice of one Manoj Paul who has been making extortion bids to various persons threatening them with dire consequences.

Written complaints were received from two government officials and one advocate at PS Aberdeen that they have been receiving repeated extortion calls from one Manoj Paul who had been demanding huge sums of money failing which they would face dire consequences and were also threatened that their family members would be harmed and even murdered.

Suggests for Special Flights and Adequate Arrangements of Busses to Reach Airport

Port Blair, May 17: The State President-BJP, A&N Islands, Shri. Ajoy Bairagi  has once again taken up the issue of stranded Islanders with Hon’ble Prime Minister, Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation & Hon’ble Minister for State for Home Affairs requesting them to bring back each and every stranded people belonging to A&N Islands through special flights from all major focal states viz, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, New Delhi, Vishakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru This would be one of the biggest reliefs for our fellow Islanders and the same would also reduce the burden of undertaking multiple travels.

Indigenously built ships symbolise self-reliance and enhance maritime security: Rajnath Singh

Port Blair, May 15: Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference from here today. The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.