Hotels & Restaurants to provide discounts on food bills

Port Blair, April 14: As an initiative to increase the voter percentage in the Islands for the upcoming General Elections for the lone Parliamentary seat of the House of People on 19th April 2024, Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS, Returning Officer, ANIPC held discussions with the Hoteliers & Restaurants Association in South Andaman District.

Port Blair, April 18: All concerned have been informed that the Election Commission of India has notified the period between 7 am on 19th April, 2024 (Friday) and 6.30 pm on 1st June, 2024 (Saturday) as the period during which conducting and publishing or publicising exit poll by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the General Elections-2024, shall be prohibited.  

Port Blair, April 18: In the run up to Lok Sabha Polls tomorrow , and in our commitment to make the Islands Drug Free with the help of all stakeholders and continuing the momentum of our extensive drug destruction efforts , which had commenced on 16/04/2024, further, a total of 32.366 Kgs of Methamphetamine seized in 04 cases from various police stations was initiated at 1000 hrs today on 18/04/2024 by the CID Unit under the supervision of the UT Level Drug Disposal Committee chaired by Smt Varsha Sharma (IPS), DIGP (L&O). The committee members included Sh. Rajeev Ranjan (IPS), SP (CID), Sh. Mohd. Irshad Haider, (IPS), SP(HQ), and Kumar Abhishek, DySP (CID) along with the Officers from the A&N Pollution Control Board, Envirocheck (for measuring emitting pollutants), and GB Pant Hospital.

Port Blair, April 18: In order to uphold the integrity of the electoral process to achieve the predominant objective by ensuring level playing field towards conduct of free, fair, peaceful and inducement-free elections, the Election Commission of India has issued strict Poll Day instructions on movement of vehicles and prohibitions on canvassing near Polling Stations & Candidate Election Booth, which have been summarised as under:

Port Blair, April 18: Elaborate arrangements were made by the Office of the Returning Officer, A&N Parliamentary Constituency for the distribution of polling materials to the polling parties on April 18, 2024. Distribution of the poll materials to the Polling Parties of Ferrargunj and Port Blair Tehsils which included Rutland, Badakhari, Swaraj Dweep, Shaheed Dweep and Strait Island started from Netaji Stadium in the early morning itself. Polling Stations assigned to each Polling Party were also disclosed to the Polling Parties during their arrival at the reception counter during the distribution of polling materials.