Port Blair, March 25: In view of the construction of culvert between Dairy Farm junction to Hayat Singh junction, the road between Dairy Farm junction to Hayat Singh junction shall remain closed for a period of 30 days starting from 22.03.2021. The vehicles will have to take the following diversion route.

Vehicles coming from School Line will be diverted from Dairy Farm junction to old CCS Junction via Vijay Baugh towards Junglighat. No right turn is allowed at old CCS junction.

Vehicles intending to proceed towards School Line will take the route of VIP road – Hayat Singh Junction – Old CCS Junction – Dairy Farm Junction via Vijay Baugh.

Port Blair, March 25: Kala Kendra Society under the Department of Art & Culture, A&N Administration is organizing “Cultural Programme of Dance & Music on Patriotic theme” on 26.03.2021 at 5.00 pm at Andaman Club, Port Blair as part of 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence. Solo artist Smti.Ananya Karak and artists of Balkrishna Nritya Academy will be presenting songs and dances on the occasion.

Employees Stage Mass Demonstration, To Commence ‘Work with Hunger’ from Tomorrow

Port Blair, March 24: The Employees of Social Welfare Department staged a Mass Demonstration in front of the Directorate of Social Welfare today against the non-payment of salary/honorarium to ICDS employees and Anganwadi Workers for the past 07 months. These employees and Anganwadi workers who had worked tirelessly during the whole Covid period to implement various welfare schemes of the government and reaching the beneficiaries at their door steps are running without salary/honorarium for the reasons best known to the Administration.

Privatization will Never Benefit the Government but will add to the Burden of Islanders: Kuldeep

Port Blair, March 24: 3The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has taken up yet another important issue in the Parliament concerning the Islanders and the employees of Electricity Department arising out of the Central Government decision to privatise Electricity Department of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Addressing the Hon'ble Speaker, the MP said that the decision of Central Government to privatise Electricity in Andaman & Nicobar Islands along with the other Union Territories taken with a view to curtail the expenses to public exchequer on production and supply of electricity as also tariff for consumers, is not a well thought and welcome move in the Islands' perspective. It needs to be withdrawn as privatisation is neither going to benefit the government  nor the Islanders.

Port Blair, March 24: Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Secretary (RD), Andaman and Nicobar Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rural Livelihood Mission (ANIRLM) with Sri Angalamman Trust, Tamil Nadu, Project Implementing Agency for implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) in the UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.