Port Blair, June 17: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuildeep Rai Sharma has requested the Director of State Transport, A&N Administration to resume the Express Bus service of STS between Port Blair and Nimbudera and vice versa. The bus service in the route was suspended owing to COVID-19 pandemic since 19th March, 2020, which is yet to be resumed. Due to the suspension of the bus service, the villagers residing around the four Gram Panchayats of Shivapuram, Swadesh Nagar,  Harinagar and Basanthipur having a population of 20 (twenty) thousand are facing difficulties.

Port Blair, June 17: The Chairperson, Port Blair Municipal Council Shri.N.K.Udhaya Kumar on behalf of the residents of Rajaji Nagar, CARI Garacharma, Ward No-24 expressed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Secretary (Power),A&N Administration, Superintending Engineer(Electricity) and officials of Prothrapur Electrical Sub Division for installing transformer and restoring regular electric supply in the Garacharma Area.

New Delhi, June 16:  The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated a first shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to India to assist its fight against COVID-19.  This donation is part of President Trump’s generous offer of critical supplies in response to India’s urgent needs.

Port Blair, June 17: The Ex-Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi has requested the Director, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, A&N Administration to issue free LPG connections to the left out cases under Gramin Ujjwala Yojana.

Ganja, Charas and Banned Codeine Based Syrup Seized From the Position of Drug Peddler

Port Blair, June 16: On 14/06/2020, credible information was received that a person arriving from Delhi by Indigo flight carries psychotropic substances. The suspected person namely Nippi S/o Ompal (39) yrs. R/o Prem Nagar Basti was identified and intercepted at airport entry/exit gate by the South Andaman District Special Team comprising SI M. Abdul Rasheed, ASI Surya Narayan, Police Constables Bipul Halder & M. Santosh Kumar headed by Insp. Sanjay Kumar, SHO PS Aberdeen. During personal search of the suspected person and his belongings after observing codal formalities: 04 nos. 50 ml bottles of Triprolidine Hydrochlorided & Codeine Phosphate (1.25 mg + 10 mg) syrup, 27 grams illicit charas and 36 grams illicit ganja wrapped in news papers was recovered from his possession. The ganja, charas and banned codeine based syrup were seized on the spot and accused person was arrested. A case under NDPS Act 1985 has been registered against the accused person at PS Aberdeen.