Thursday, February 21, 2019

Clock tower news 21/02/2019


Zarda & Cigarette theft in petty shop
Port Blair: Cigarette and Zarda theft cases on rise in the city. A petty shop at Junglighat opposite to ANIIDCO Wine Shop remains a victim for a third-time recently. Some biking gang youths is suspected behind this theft. Despite of installing CCTV surveillance by its owner, the thieves managed to escape by wearing helmets. However, police is investigating the matter.

A youth gone for fishing did not return
Port Blair: The dead body of a youth was found floating in the sea near Chatham police station on Feb 16, 2019. As per sources, he is identified as Mr. Steve Berry, S/o Mr. Shivaji Willson, 26 years, R/o Haddo, Sea Shore area. The Police team of PS Chatham later recovered the body and proceeding further investigation.

Pol. parties demands CBI inquiry into V Ramesh’s murder
Port Blair: A team of representatives from various political parties met the Chief Secretary and requested him to take up with the concerned authorities to conduct an investigation by CBI into the alleged murder of the local student named V Ramesh at Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu in October last. Accompanied by the deceased's father, the team handed over a letter to this effect and said that the circumstances under which the death took place smacks of some foul play, calling for an impartial inquiry into the incident. Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament Bishnu Pada Ray has written to Secretary, DoPT, Govt. of India Dr C Chandramouli requesting him to order a CBI inquiry into the incident as demanded by a number of political parties and others.

Blood Donation Camp
Port Blair: The Ananda Marga Middle School, Junglighat, will organize a Blood Donation Camp on Feb 21, 2019 on the occasion of International Mother Tongue Day. The camp will be held in association with the Andaman and Nicobar AIDS Control Society, A&N Islands. The school management has requested all to come forward for the noble cause.

Three-day strike by BSNL employees
Port Blair: Responding to the strike call given by All Union and Association of BSNL (AUAB), the A&N Circle of BSNL Employees Association has also observing a three-day strike from Monday. The association holding the proposed strike in demanding fulfilment of assurances given by Minister of State for Communication on the several demands of the AUAB. AUAB called upon all the employees throughout the country to pay homage to the martyrs by holding condolence meetings outside the offices, by observing two minutes silence. Some of the major demands raised by AUAB include, allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, implementation of third pay revision with 15% fitment, payment of pension contribution by BSNL as per GoI rule, scrapping outsourcing for the operation and maintenance of its mobile towers, implementation of assurance of the Minister for delinking pension revision from pay revision and revise pension of 2 lakhs retirees w.e.f. 01.01.2017 and settlement of the left out issues of the 2nd Pay Revision Committee, etc.

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