Port Blair, Oct. 15: General Election for Netaji Nagar and Hut Bay Gram Panchayat Member Constituencies (including Pradhans) under Little Andaman Tehsil was held today from 8 AM to 4 PM. The Polled materials have been kept in the identified strong rooms and the entire election process was held in a free, fair and transparent manner.

The Polled percentages for the respective Gram Panchayat Member (including Pradhan) Constituencies are as under:-

Port Blair, Oct. 15: Keeping its commitment of zero tolerance against illegal activities, the staff of PS Central Crime Station conducted a raid at Haddo area near Govt. Sr. Sec. School Telugu Medium and arrested 07 gamblers.

On 14/10/2023 night, on receipt of credible information regarding Gambling at Haddo area near Govt. Sr. Sec. School, a team of PS CCS reached at the spot and found some people playing cards in an open area near to the School. The team surrounded them from all the directions and successfully nabbed all of the Gamblers who tried to flee from the spot. All the 07 people involved were arrested and Rs. 33,260/- in cash was recovered from their possession with board money of Rs 29,160/-.

Port Blair, Oct. 15: The Prevention of Cruelty of Animal Act, 1960 has provision for alleviation of suffering of animals. There are various Rules under the PCA Act 1960, which address issues concerning cruelty to animals. Section 11 of the PCA Act 1960 prohibits confining animals in unreasonably small spaces. In this context, use of Glue trap method which inflicts unnecessary pain and suffering to the rodents is not recommended.

Port Blair, Oct. 15: The A&N State Sub Junior (Under 15) Chess Championship 2023 organised by Andaman Nicobar Chess Association (ANCA) which began on 14th October 2023 concluded today successfully with prize distribution ceremony at Hotel TSG Emerald View, Phoenix Bay, Port Blair.

For the first time in the history of A&N Islands, the chess games of the tournament were made live successfully by using Digital Chess Boards through Digital Game Technology Live platform where chess enthusiast can view the chess games live through a link @ https://view.livechesscloud.com

Campbell Bay, Oct. 15: Usha international and Hope foundation jointly searched and found 15 needy women in this Great Nicobar Island Campbell Bay, for training under Usha Silai School. The Training started on 05/10/2023 in the presence of Shri. Pradeep Kumar Singh (BDO), Pralad Singh (Pradhan Laxmi Nagar) Smti. Kulsum Bibi (BOARD MEMBER) Hope Foundation and Shri Saket Naskar (REGIONAL MANAGER EAST) for Usha International, who made it all the way possible to witnessed the opening ceremony.