IN LCU L- 58 is expected to augment the Indian Navy’s mobility, reach and flexibility

Port Blair, March 18: Indian Naval Landing Craft Utility L58, the eighth and last ship of the Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mark IV Class, was commissioned into the Indian Navy today at Port Blair. Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, AVSM, VSM, the Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) was the Chief Guest and Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena, IN (Retd) Chairman and Managing Director, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) was present for the event.

Port Blair, March 18: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration to issue appropriative directives to the electricity department to ensure proper power supply in all parts of the Islands. The request was made keeping in mind the students who are attending online classes / examinations.

Port Blair, March 18: Andaman & Nicobar Islands UTGST Department conducted search and seizure operation in Bamboo Flat on a trader of hardware and FMCG goods. During Search and Inspection, it was found that this firm is engaged in clandestine removal of goods with an intention to evade tax and indulged in other evasion prone activities varying from wrong availment of Input Tax Credit; Non-payment of tax to the government; and mis-declaration in different statutory documents.

Port Blair, March 18: The vaccination for elderly who are 60 years and above & people of age group between 45-59 years with comorbid conditions are administered vaccines at various places in A&N Islands viz JNRM, Port Blair, CHC Bambooflat, PHC Baratang, CHC Rangat, PHC Billiground, Dr RP Hospital Mayabunder, CHC Diglipur, PHC Swarajdweep, PHC Shahid Dweep, PHC Hutbay, BJR Hospital, Car Nicobar, CHC Nancowry and PHC Campbellbay. The general public is hereby appealed that those who are eligible for the vaccination may take the vaccine immediately in the nearest center. Those who fall under category of 45-59 years comorbid conditions may have to produce the certificate in format from a govt doctor or a Registered Medical Practitioner to get the vaccine. This is applicable for twenty given medical conditions only. All are requested to enroll themselves on or even in Arogyasetu app in their smart phone. The timing for vaccination will be 9.30 Am to 5.00 PM on working days except Wednesdays. All are requested to ensure to bring Adhaar Card along with them while getting vaccinated.

Port Blair, March 18: Beach clean-ups happen with one major motive to spread awareness to people about improper disposal of waste. Each individual can better the ocean's ecosystem by playing their part in keeping the beaches clean. The process is simple, easy, and a great lesson for the entire community. It is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans, in the upcoming years, if we continue to throw plastic in the ocean.