Thursday, October 8, 2020

District Administration is hitting hard on bootleggers

Port Blair, Oct. 08: With the motto of zero tolerance towards illegal sale of alcohol, the District Administration is hitting hard on bootleggers in South Andaman District.

The Office of Deputy Commissioner received an information on 08th October 2020 regarding the illegal sale of liquor in Dairy Farm area. On receipt of information, the Excise team of District Administration raided the Dairy Farm area. On sensing about the raid by the excise team, the bootlegger escaped. Taking cognizance in the matter, the premises has been sealed by the District Administration and the Police Department has been directed to take necessary action against the persons indulged in these illegal activities.

The District Administration hereby cautions all persons indulged in illegal sale of liquor to refrain from such activities. Strict actionunder relevant provisions of law will be initiated against the violators.

General public is hereby requested to intimate any such illegal activities in District Control Room number 1070, a communication from the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman District.

IGNOU Students advised

Port Blair, Oct 08: In Indira Gandhi National Open University, re-admission is the process for the students who have not successfully completed his / her Certificate / Diploma / PG Diploma / Bachelor / Master Degree programme within the maximum duration period. The students, who have not completed their programme within the duration of maximum & readmission period, are being allowed to complete their programme with extension of re-admission period. Such students are advised to contact on 03192-242888 / 230111 or email to or visit to Regional Centre office, Near Syndicate Bank, Mohanpura, Port Blair, during its working hours. A communication from the IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair said.

Citizens’ Corner 08/10/2020

* Persons, who have lot of money or position, can do anything! Anything means anything like can do encroachment of lands, dealing with drugs, covering the truth, escaping from crimes and many more. Authorities are dealing them with a metal fist 24x7, calling it iron fist.

* Liquor sale business in 'Gumties' is growing like a flower in drought areas. Even, in-lockdown or un-lockdown it runs especially near port areas 'Gumties' sale is like unstoppable and successful business. During lockdown many people have become jobless, money less, but they went for drink to be looted by the Gumties for sake of relaxed kick. Police knows anything or not, don't know.

* Narrow paths in city are the curse for Smart City project of Govt. of India. In our islands, there are many existing colonies in Port Blair city having narrow paths, some are revenue and some are so called old encroachment structures, which occupies the path way. But, when it comes to path way for about 50 individual houses, it has to be vacated and allotted for path way. But, local administration here is dreaming for Smart City and ignoring the Smart deeds.

* Entering COVID-19 infection into the islands is the responsibility of Health Department. Similarly, entering Drug Substance into the islands is the responsibility of Police Department. Despite thermal scanning and using mask, following physical distancing, the virus enters into these islands. Of course, we can't see, touch and find the COVID-19 "Virus". Is the Drug Substances these days modified itself and spreading around Islands like "Virus"?

Human Rights Commission is likely to investigate the matter of scuffle seized between COVID warriors and Director Transport

TMI Bureau

Port Blair, Oct 07: A local NGO SAHYOG has filed a complaint with Human Rights Commission, New Delhi in the issue of scuffle between 13 Nos. COVID-19 warriors and Director Transport, which was reported on Oct 3, 2020 in the evening around 7 pm at Bhatu Basthi Parking area.

Background as per sources: "On Oct 03, 2020 at about 7 pm, the STS bus being used to prevent COVID-19 is parked after the staff of STS noticed some smoke from the Bus at Bhatu Basthi parking area, while coming back from sanitization work. As per report that the Director of Transport who was crossing Bhatu Basthi at the meantime found a bus of STS parked by road side. The DoT got down from his car and entered that bus to understand the reason behind parking of the bus. Sources, said during the clarification, a verbal quarrel look place between DoT and COVID-19 Sanitization staff over unknown matter. It is learnt that the angered DoT slapped a health staff in the bus, where the scuffle begin. If citizens believed, there are many among public near Bathu Basthi parking area also witnessed and involved in scuffle. A case has been registered at PS Pahargaon against the 13 Nos. COVID-19 warriors in that Bus".

However, the Human Rights Commission, New Delhi have accepted & registered the case and about to inquire the matter soon. The NHRC has registered the case vide case number 12/26/4/2020 officially.

There are many including members of SAHYOG NGO, and other general public on the spot are claiming that the first attack was made by the Director of Transport, Dr. Navlendra Singh. The Health Department, however have already refuted the allegation that "Director Transport was attacked by the Health Workers, present in the STS bus used for COVID-19 sanitization works".

Dry Ration distributed by Corporater through NGO 'CLA'

Port Blair, Oct 07: Recently, the Benefactor of the event along with a local NGO, COMPASSIONATE LOVE IN ACTION (CLA) distributed Dry Ration Kits comprising 25 essential commodities to 120 needy families of Auto Drivers who were financially affected during the lockdown due to COVID-19. Mrs. R Dimple, Network Director of ANI News and Advertising Agency honored the occasion. Mrs. R Dimple distributed Sanitizers and Masks along with the Dry Rations to the Vehicle Drivers. The guest praised the efforts taken by Founder Director of CLA Rev. Ernest Rajiv Tadamala, Rev. G. Babu and Mr. Sanjay B. Gollapalli of Vitala Sr. Sec. School for showing such benevolent generosity towards the needy people. They requested the benefactor CORPPORATER to do such charities to more needy people who are struggling hard for their survival. Mrs. R. Dimple immensely thanked and praised this great initiative by CLA and benefactor Corporaters and also requested them to provide more of such relief to many other Islanders who are undergoing severe financial crisis due to shutting down of businesses and unemployment, a communication said.