Port Blair, July 8: The passengers/general public have been informed that the vessel Sindhu will sail for Mayabunder on July 10, 2024 at 0600 hrs from Haddo Wharf and will sail back to Port Blair on the same day at 1300 hrs from Mayabunder. Passenger tickets for the above sailing will be issued to the general public from July 9, 2024 onwards. Passengers may book their tickets from DSS e-ticketing portal (https://dss.andaman.gov.in/eticketing) and from STARS Ticketing Counter from 9 am to 4 pm.

Port Blair, July 8: Firing practice will be carried out by Coast Guard at Chinthe Long Range, Brichgunj on July 10 & 24 from 9.30 am to 5 pm. All concerned have been warned to keep themselves and their vehicles and livestock away from the firing area during mentioned date and time.

Port Blair, July 7: The Chairman of Congress Campaign Committee Mr. TSG Bhasker has expressed his deep concern over the illegal disposal of plastic and non-biodegradable waste in Andaman & Nicobar Islands by few officers of PBMC, which is having a detrimental impact on the environment and causing pollution.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change on Thursday, Mr. Bhasker highlighted the way in which plastic waste amounting to approximately 1 lakh ton have been camouflaged in the Municipal Dump Yard, Brookshabad and covered in earth.

Effective Segregation and Recycling is the Need of the Hour

Port Blair, July 7: In pursuit of a cleaner and greener Andaman and Nicobar Islands, waste segregation has emerged as a crucial component of the waste management chain. The Administration's ambitious goal of achieving Zero Waste Islands necessitates a comprehensive approach towards managing solid waste, with a focus on effective segregation and recycling.

Port Blair, July 6: The Directorate of Social Welfare has made a significant stride in promoting the health and well-being of the 32 senior residents at the Old Age Home, Abbhyuday Complex, Ferrargunj. Previously challenged by some health issues, the facility has now received crucial supplies aimed at enhancing the daily lives of its elderly inhabitants.

Dr. Nitin Shakya, Director (Social Welfare), expressed his commitment to the seniors, stating that "Our senior citizens are the backbone of our society, and it is our responsibility to ensure they lead a life of dignity and comfort. We are hopeful that these contributions will significantly improve their daily lives and promote better health outcomes."