Port Blair, May 22: The 13th KIIT International Chess Festival 2022 began today morning at KIIT University Campus, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

More than 700 players from India and abroad are participating in three different categories in this prestigious event. One player from Andaman & Nicobar Islands viz. Sayansh Jindal of class IV of Carmel Sr. Sec. School, Port Blair is also participating in Category B where around 340 players are playing.

Port Blair, May 22: The CPI (M) has demanded filling up of all vacant posts in the Electricity Department instead of resorting to contract appointment so as to improve the efficiency of the department besides providing regular job to local youths.  

Port Blair, May 21: Along with the entire nation, the Andaman & Nicobar Territorial Congress Committee also observed the martyrdom anniversary of Late. Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi under the Leadership of Shri. Rangalal Halder, President, ANTCC. At the outset, Halder paid his respect by Garlanding the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi followed by floral tributes by all the Senior Leaders and workers and supporters of Congress Party.

Port Blair, May 22:  Cummins India, the country's leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines for power generation, industrial and automotive markets, has introduced power solutions ranging from 15 kVA to 2500 kVA for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Cummins recently launched its 60 years of Powering India celebration campaign reaffirming its commitment to deliver on its brand promise of innovation and dependability for customers across diverse industries. The Union Territory of India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands are entirely dependent on diesel power generation as their primary source of power. The continuous power supply is required at hospitals, residential societies, restaurants, offices or retail businesses, banks, farms, and construction sites. In recent years, the islands' energy consumption has increased. To ensure a reliable power source.

Port Blair, May 22: Former State President BJP-ANI, Shri Vishal Jolly has welcomed the decision of the Union Govt. for reducing Petrol Price by Rs. 9.5 per litre and Diesel by Rs. 7 per litre.