Port Blair, Dec. 15: On 10th Dec at about 1326 hours, MFV Akshra, which had departed from Junglighat fishing harbour, Port Blair for fishing with 05 fishermen onboard, reported engine failure at sea. MFV Akshra  had left the harbor on 8th Dec and had reached 20 miles off Spike Island.

Port Blair, Dec. 15: The Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI) has launched the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The aim is to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing.

Bakultala, Dec. 15: A truck of the Electricity Department today got stuck in the muddy Andaman Trunk Road at Bakultala after it tried to give way to the passing vehicles. It’s not an unusual situation to be reported but the gravity of the issue is the cause of reporting. Such incidents have become regular on the so called National Highway of Andaman Islands.

Port Blair, Dec. 15: The District Consultative Committee of South Andaman District was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman at the Conference Hall, District Office to review the performance of Banks under Annual Credit Plan, Central Sponsored Schemes and Flagship Schemes of Govt. of India.

Port Blair, Dec 15: The Directorate of Transport, A&N Administration today organized an awareness cum license mela at the Community Hall, Ograbraj to mark ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mohotsav’. Shri Binoy, Dy. Director, Transport graced the occasion as the chief guest while Miss Mariyam Bibi, Ex-Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman was the guest of honour. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr. Huma, Medical Officer, Tushnabad, Shri Bashir, Ex-Pradhan, Shri Anand Raj, Ex-Up Adhyaksh, Zilla Praishad, South Andaman, Shri Saravana, SI, Traffic Branch and Shri Arif, President Jeep Union.