Port Blair, May 27: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has informed the Lt. Governor that the Kharif season in our Islands starts with arrival of South West monsoon and farmers are eagerly waiting to procure agricultural inputs like paddy seed, vegetable seeds, fertilizers etc. as these inputs are not readily available in the Sub Depots of Agriculture department in different Islands. The MP has therefore requested the Lt. Governor to consider the following relief to the farmers and cultivators of these Islands:-

Port Blair, May 27: The Central Crime Station police in its continuous efforts to crackdown on bootlegging, illegal and spurious liquors, strikes hard against bootleggers and conducted a raid at Chidiyatapu area.

Port Blair, May 27: The staff of PS Central Crime Station conducted raid at Mazar Pahad area and arrested 05 gamblers with above Rs. 45,000.

On 15th May 2020, acting upon information regarding Gambling in Mazar Pahad near Church, a team comprising of Inspr. Mohd Elias, SI T. Dilla Rao, Head Constables K. Venkateswar Rao, Upender Singh, Lokeswar Rao, Constables P.K Mondal, K. Rajendran, and constable G. Ravi raided the spot at around 1815 hrs. All the 05 Gamblers were arrested and Rs. 47,830/- in cash were recovered from their possession with board money of Rs. 45,800/-.

Port Blair, May 27: Andaman & Nicobar Islands have only one Municipal Council i.e. Port Blair Municipal Council. PBMC provides basic civic amenities i.e. drinking water including its distribution network, solid waste management including door to door collection / segregation/ transportation etc., construction and maintenance of roads / footpaths / retaining walls and implementation of major flagship programmes of Government of India. 

Offer Extended Pan India with Exception of Andaman & Nicobar Circles

There have been tempting offers for BSNL customers Pan India since the lockdown announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in March 2020. Unfortunately Andaman & Nicobar Islands is never considered as part of India when it comes to facilities extended by BSNL. The worst being the CANI project which has been put on hold for reasons known to the BSNL, A&N Islands Circle and the Andaman & Nicobar Administration.

Port Blair/ New Delhi, 20: The A&N Administration and the BSNL were all set to inaugurate the CANI project with the scheduled visit of the Hon’ble President of India in March. Things got delayed later and there were a series of ‘reasons’ floated by the concerned authorities about the delayed launch of CANI. On one occasion, the concerned announced that the project is pending the nod of DOT while on the other hand it was the CGM of BSNL, A&N Telecom Circle, who shamelessly announced that the users of BSNL may be experiencing 4G in the next six months.