Port Blair, Sept. 21: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to replace the deteriorating TV Kulam Bridge in Swadesh Nagar on priority.

The TV Kulam Bridge was recently closed for all regular traffic and pedestrian use due to extensive corrosion and safety concerns raised by experts from IIT Guwahati.

Diglipur, Sept. 21: In a proactive move towards empowering the young women of the North & Middle Andaman district, District Police has launched "SWARAKSHA," a self-defence training initiative. This 10-day program is tailored to equip school and college girls with essential skills to ensure their safety and boost their self-confidence. "SWARAKSHA" initiative commenced on the 18th of September where three schools i.e. Senior Secondary School Rangat, Senior Secondary School Bakultala and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Panchwati, Rangat will be covered in first phase.

Report by Dr. Dinesh

Port Blair, Sept. 21: The Rotary Club of Port Blair felicitated Er. Fateyh Bahadur Singh, DGM Navigation System Area ISTRAC, ISRO Bangalore, who was a part of the Chandrayaan 3 mission.

Hailing from A&N Islands, Er. Fateyh Bahadur Singh graduated from NITK Surathkal and did his masters from BITS Pilani. His initial schooling upto secondary stage was at Government School, Vijay Nagar, Campbell Bay. Later did his senior secondary from Government Boys' School, Port Blair. Presently he is working as Dy. General Manager at ISTRAC, ISRO Bangalore which is responsible for providing telemetry tracking and Telecommand support for ISRO's launch vehicles satellites, interplanetary missions including the successful Chandrayaan 3 mission which landed on southern side of moon on 23rd August making India the only country to do so.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: The A&N Traffic Police has made significant strides in enhancing road safety, enforcing traffic rules, and engaging with the community across the Port Blair city.

This year, A&N Traffic Police has conducted 39 awareness classes in schools/colleges and other Govt. Institutes and engaging approximately 6000-7000 participants, which includes commercial vehicle drivers. These initiatives have successfully instilled a sense of responsibility and awareness within the community. Additionally, conducting similar classes at the Children Traffic Park, aimed at nurturing responsible future road users.

Port Blair, Sept. 21: The ANTCC President, Shri. Rangalal Halder has highlighted a great concern before the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration regarding the pending salaries of teachers employed under the elementary education scheme "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)" in A&N Islands.

In the letter, Halder expressed his displeasure over the Administration for not releasing the salaries of teachers for the past 3 months. He informed that such delay in payment has placed significant financial stress and hardships on these teachers and their families, affecting their livelihoods and overall well-being.