Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Shri. Kudleep Rai Sharma graced the World Tourism Day celebrations at Veer Savarkar International Airport (VSI) today. The event was organized by the Tourism Association of Andaman & Nicobar (TAAN) in collaboration with various stakeholders to commemorate the significance of tourism in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: In connection with the investigation of the case registered against one Dipa Roy w/o Shri. Bijoy Biswas (28) yrs R/o Bera Beria, Barasat, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal on recovery of 7.220 Kgs of Ganja brought by her from Kolkata, West Bengal by flight on 25/09/2023, team of PS Central Crime Station has ascertained the involvement of mastermind and co-accused namely Smti Reena Biswas W/o Sh. Kalipada Biswas (45) yrs. R/o Dollygunj near Royal Colony rent house. The co-accused has been arrested on 25/09/2023 as per the provisions of NDPS Act 1985. She was found to be the main culprit behind the above drug deal.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The A&N Administration has taken up sincere efforts to fill up the vacancies of 565 Group 'C' posts pertaining to various Departments on mission mode. In the first instance, the recruitment notice was published on 01.08.2022. Subsequently, the examination was conducted on 20.11.2022 with assistance from Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi. A total number of 38,396 candidates had applied for these posts and out of which, only 33,292 candidates had appeared for the examination.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: Together with the rest of the globe, World Tourism Day was celebrated in a befitting manner in these Islands too today. The theme of this year's celebration was 'Tourism & Green Investment'. As part of the celebration, the Tourism Department, A & N Administration organized WTD Beach Volleyball Knockout Tournament-2023 at Corbyn’s Cove beach from Sept. 22 to 24 with the support of India Tourism, GoI, line Departments and Tourism Stakeholders of the Islands besides other activities like Open Elocution Competition among Colleges & Schools and Workshop on the theme ‘Tourism & Green Investment’ at JNRM on Sept. 25, Trekking Expedition from Hope Town jetty to Mount Manipur on Sept.23. The Directorate of Tourism also conducted various cleanliness activities in different locations with the support of team of PBMC and Tourism stakeholders.

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Hon’ble Special Judge (POCSO) at Port Blair Shri. Bhawani Shankar Sharma on 27th September, 2023 convicted one accused person namely Paritosh Sarkar resident of Little Andaman. The accused person committed rape in the year 2012 upon her step-daughter who was then aged about 09 years.

The matter came to limelight when the victim raised a shout and the surrounding people arrived, then the matter was informed to the concerned Police Station who registered a case against the accused person under Section 376 and 506 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the investigation was taken by SI Aditya Narayan.