Port Blair, April 21: In a testament to their diligence, the Pahargaon Police team once again demonstrated their efficacy by apprehending an individual under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985, seizing 52 grams of illicit cannabis.

On 17/04/2024, amidst heightened security measures for the 2024 general elections, the police intensified their scrutiny by conducting meticulous vehicle and personal checks near Hotel Zone Connect under Pahargaon jurisdiction. During this checking, SI Saorabh Kumar Pandey of PS Pahargaon received vital intelligence about movement of some ganja based on which checking was further increased at the point. Delving into their search, the vigilant team uncovered a suspicious package enveloped in transparent polythene, suspected to contain illicit substances, in the possession of Jasveer Singh (24) from Sippighat.

Mayabunder, April 21: In a delightful rendezvous with the future torchbearers of the society, the Deputy Commissioner (N&MA), Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS graced the ‘Meet and Greet’ function at GSS Mohanpur -5, organized for the new fledgling students of the Pre-Primary and Primary sections of both remotest Schools viz. GSS Mohanpur-5 and GPS Mohanpur-9 recently. The event witnessed enthusiastic participation of budding students.

Mother Earth, our sole habitable planet, is facing increasing concerns about its health and well-being. International Mother Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, reminds us of our dependence on Earth's ecosystems and atmosphere while raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable solutions.

This year's Earth Day theme, "Planet Vs. Plastics," highlights the urgent challenge of plastic pollution, which poses multifaceted threats to our environment. From microplastics infiltrating food chains to non-biodegradable debris polluting oceans and landscapes, the crisis demands a global response. We must shift our production, consumption, and mindset to combat the scourge of plastics and safeguard the health of all life on Earth.

Port Blair, April 21: In continuation of receiving the Polled materials for the Polling held for the lone Lok Sabha seat in A&N Islands on April, 19, the Polled EVMs and VVPAT machines from Diglipur & Mayabunder Tehsils arrived at Port Blair today and have been stored in the Strong Room at JNRM amid full security.

The receiving of the polled materials from different Tehsils is being done under the supervision of CEO, ANIPC, Shri B.S. Jaglan, IAS, RO, Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS, Observers and other Election & Police Officials. As per the guidelines of the ECI, the Political Parties, contesting candidates or their representatives are being informed during the storage of Polled EVMs and VVPAT machines.  

Port Blair, April 21: The Andaman Nicobar Chess Association (ANCA) in collaboration with Khalsa Public School, Port Blair will conduct a Chess Summer Camp 2024 for Beginners in the age group of 5 to 13 years at Khalsa Public Sr. Sec. School, Gurudwara Lane, Port Blair from 6th May 2024 to 21st June 2024.