I am extremely glad to know that World TB Day is being observed in a befitting manner on 24th March, 2023 in the Islands along with the rest of the country with the theme "Yes! We Can End TB".

Each year World TB Day is commemorated on March 24th to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB and to step up efforts to end the Global TB.

Port Blair, March 23: The 36th Convocation of IGNOU will be held on Monday, 3rd April 2023 at 11.00AM in the JNRM Auditorium, Port Blair. Learners, who have paid online fee and interested to receive degree in-person are advised to register their name at Regional Centre Port Blair between 27th March 2023 to 31st March 2023. For convocation scarf, students are advised to pay refundable deposit of Rs.200/-.

Port Blair, March 22: Shri. Girish Arora, President, Hoteliers Association, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and other members of the association congratulate Shri. Sudesh Kumar Poddar and the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Eastern India (HRAEI) on being elected as the president of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) and wishes him a fruitful tenure.

Port Blair, March 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to grant 1/30th Pay + DA to all the DRMs working in various departments of A&N Administration w.e.f. 01.09.2017

In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament said that earlier vide a letter No.MP/ANI/Genl/2021/329 dated 11.11.2021. addressed to Secretary (APWD), A&N Administration, a request was made to extend the enhanced wage of 1/30th Pay at minimum of relevant basic pay + DA to 2000 odd long serving DRMs of APWD who were left out for want of vacant sanctioned posts as prescribed at Sl.No.(c) of OM No.289 dated 22.09.2017 of A&N Administration.

Port Blair, March 22: Shri Vishal Jolly, National Executive Member BJP & Former State President BJP-ANI wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration for implementation of Judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court, Circuit Bench at Port Blair, in WP. CT/26/2022 in Shri. Liton Baroi & others –Vs- The Union of India & Others.

In his letter he placed the following points for consideration and positive necessary implementation: