Friday, March 29, 2019

Double murder inside showroom in broad day light in city; Murdered to commit robbery: accused reveals during police interrogation

TMI Bureau
Port Blair, March 29: Two women murdered inside the Damro Furniture showroom at Middle Point in broad day light has sent a shock wave in the city.

News Report:
On March 28, 2019, the killer/s slit the throats and stabbed the Two wome(Padma Priya, 22 yrs, R/o Garacharma and Rosecynthia, 31 yrs, R/o Shadipur) and killed them before fleeing from the spot. While one victim died on the spot, another succumbed to her injuries at GB Pant Hospital. The unfortunate incident took place around 3.30 pm.
As per sources, one of the two women is learnt to have been murdered inside the Damro showroom located on the first floor, above the Prince Bajaj showroom. The second woman happened to climb up to the first floor for some work and to her horror witnessed the murder taking place. Acting swiftly, the killer/s killed her too so as not to leave any evidence behind. The CCTV camera installed inside the showroom is also learnt to have been damaged by the killer/s.
A case of murder, vide FIR No.199/19 dated 28/03/19 u/s 302 IPC was registered at PS Aberdeen and the investigation was taken up by SHO Aberdeen, Insp. Sanjay Kumar.
However, Andaman & Nicobar police solved a murder case within 10 hours, the Police teams made all relentless efforts to nab the accused person and conducted a massive search in the Port Blair area, involving more than 100 police personnel from all the units and finally at late night (0100 hrs of 29/03/2019) the Police team nabbed both the accused persons namely Shubhankar Ghosh (21 yrs) and Debashish Roy (22 yrs) along with recovery of case property.

Victims’ Relatives Aggression:
The scene at GB Pant Hospital was quite heart rending. A large crowd of relatives and friends of the deceased had gathered there. The parents were inconsolable. Bodies of the two women have been kept inside the mortuary. A company IRBn has been deployed outside the hospital to deal with any eventuality.
The anger among public doubled, when a Police team brought both the accused Shubhankar Ghosh and Debashish Roy to GB Pant Hospital for medical check-up on March 29, 2019 afternoon. As per sources, relatives, friends of both victims and general public present their demanded the police to handover the both accused to the public for ‘Mob Justice’.
The police after finding difficult to control the mob and hence they had to lock both the accused in a safe room for their protection. However, they controlled the public and finally took the accused youths back to police station from another route.

Police Report:
“During the course of investigation, information from the local sources was collected and all the CCTV cameras of the area were checked. From the investigation, the accused persons were identified as Shubhankar Ghosh S/o Shri Sayantan Ghosh, 21 yrs R/o Garacharma and Debasis Roy S/o Shri Bijan Roy, 22 yrs R/o Garacharma. The Police teams made all relentless efforts to nab the accused person and conducted a massive in search in the Port Blair area, involving more than 70 police personnel from all the units and finally at about 0100 hrs the Police team nabbed both the accused persons”, said the Director General of Police, Deependra Pathak, IPS addressing a press conference held on March 29, 2019 evening at the Police Headquarters.
Explaining the details of the case, Pathak said that the motif behind the crime was Robbery. One of the accused Shubhankar Ghosh basically hailing from West Bengal used to work in Damro Furniture Showroom and was removed from his job in November 2018. Shubhankar along with Debashish Roy, a permanent inhabitant of the islands had plot a plan to rob some money from the showroom. Shubhankar knew well about the Showroom and chose a time when he knew that there were minimum people in the showroom and a good collection of cash.
Shubhankar and his accomplice Debashish entered the showroom with all preparation to commit robbery. In order to commit robbery, they killed the two lady staffs that were already present in the showroom and escaped from there with some cash.
The DG Police further explained that the victim was pushed 4-5 meters away from the CCTV coverage area and then attacked. The modus operandi of the crime disclosed that the two accused changed their clothes two times, wore gloves etc. learning it from Crime Serials shown in TV.
Dependra Pathak also explained that the A&N Police in order to bring the youth away from misdemeanour are in discussion with the A&N Administration to have skill development courses so that the youth are involved in productive activities and are able to contribute constructively to the society.

Police teams comprised:
Teams under the supervision of Insp. Sanjay Kumar led by SI Jeevan, SI Dev Raju and ASI Sanjay Yadav from PS Aberdeen, ASI Radha Krishnan with other staff from PS Pahargaon, SI Manoj Lall and other staff from PS Chatham, Insp. D. Jagdishwar Rao and other staff from Special Branch and Insp. Mahesh Yadav and other staff from Central Crime Station were formed and a massive hunt for the accused persons was launched.
The whole investigation took place under the guidance of SDPO/SA Sh. Nishant Gupta under the overall supervision of SP (D) South Andaman Shri Deepak Yadav, IPS.

The public is requested to share information with Police in full confidence so that such anti-social elements are brought to justice and they may pass on such information to 03192-232100, 03192-232400 and 9434288673. The informant will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity will be kept secret.

A Politician in Democratic Society

Editorial 28/03/2019

The first principle of unalienable rights recognises that everyone is naturally endowed by their Creator with certain rights that cannot be infringed or given away. Amongst these rights are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
In order to secure or safeguard these vital rights, Constitution is made for the purpose of securing, protecting, promoting good governance, accountability and welfare of all citizens- the governed. The governments instituted among people are the elected representatives who are also known as the politicians. These politicians are required to implement social reforms and policy measures that contribute to the general welfare of the populace.
A politician is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making in government. Politicians play a central role in our lives. They are the concentrated voices of the people that make all efforts to improve their constituencies and peoples' welfare. Good and dependable politicians are delight to serve the people and consider themselves as servants and people their paymasters. They represent the hopes, aspirations and the interests of every citizen in the State or UT.
A Politician qualities are his characters that is natural, while some of the qualities are as a result of external influences. Promising politicians qualities are often backed by skills, experiences, intelligence, integrity, with instincts -all combined together to achieve their goals. First and foremost, the best quality of a politician is honesty, God fearing and loving. A faithful and effective politician is trustworthy and reliable. He must capture the essence of truth, display sincerity, candor and practices what he preaches. He makes decisions and accepts responsibility for his actions and his words. The same is true in his dealing with his people. He makes promises and keeps those promises. Somebody that people may be relied upon. Loving people with all his heart, might, mind, soul and striving to help them as a true mark of responsible politician.
A fake politician, will after taken the oath office with the Holy book and lousy thanksgiving services, use their power as an end in itself, rather than for public good, making them indifferent to the progress of their citizens.

IGNOU Regional Centre celebrated Establishment Day

Port Blair, Mar 27: The Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University was established on 27th March 2006 at Port Blair by the founder Regional Director Shri S. Saunand. The IGNOU establishment at A&N Islands has grown and reached nearly 50,000 students from the population of the region. The Regional Centre staff celebrated the Establishment Day along with students and visitors of IGNOU Regional Centre by distributing sweets.
On the occasion, all the former Regional Directors namely Dr. S. Srinivas, Dr. Kasturi S. Pesala and Dr. S. Vijayaragavan have been remembered for their valuable contributions for the development of IGNOU in the Islands.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Indonesian Naval Ship and Aircraft arrive for 33rd IND-INDO CORPAT

Port Blair, Mar 20: Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sultan Thaha Syaifuddin and Maritime Patrol Aircraft CN-235 led by Commodore Dafit Santoso arrived today at Port Blair for the Opening Ceremony of 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT). 
IND-INDO CORPAT will be held from 19th March to 4th April 2019. Ambassador of Indonesia to India, Mr. Shidharto Raza Suryodipuro will also visit Port Blair to attend the Opening Ceremony. On arrival, he will call on Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command.
The Indian delegation will be led by Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, VSM, Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command and will include Indian Naval Ship Kesari and Indian Naval Maritime Patrol Aircraft Dornier of Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC).
During the opening ceremony in Port Blair, various activities such as sporting fixtures, ship visits and professional interactions have been planned. The ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line and also participate in the 2nd Bilateral Maritime Exercise in the Andaman Sea. This will be followed by a Closing Ceremony at Belawan, Indonesia, which is scheduled from 01-04 April 2019.
The ceremony also coincides with 70 years of India-Indonesia diplomatic ties and will contribute towards Indian Navy's efforts to consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas.  The two Navies have been regularly carrying out CORPAT twice a year since 2002 that seeks to underscore India's peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly Maritime neighbouring countries to ensure good order in the maritime domain.

Invisible Teacher within Librarian

-          Dr. S. Ganesan
-          Karabi Mandal
We have resources of learning in many varieties. The books are prime resource of learning for students as well as teachers. The term ‘book’ is strongly linked with Libraries. In today’s digital world, the e-books are an addition to the existing printed book library. It is one of the mostly used resources of teaching-learning process. The audio-video CDs are another dimension of our libraries. All these learning resources are being managed by librarian as head of library. The librarian plays multiple roles, especially in School/College library. One of the major roles played by librarian is ‘Teacher’, which is hidden, silent and invisible. He /she plays teaching role-directly or indirectly; actively or passively as routine activity of library. I remember my college days of entering the library as first person and leaving as last person, just before closing of library doors. The concentration on reading for long-hours motivated me to visit the library almost daily during the research work. The silence inside the library inspires like a meditation hall.

Librarian as
·                     Motivator
·                     Google (Search Engine)
·                     Living Encyclopedia
·                     Organizer (Systematic)
·                     Gate way of knowledge
·                     Guide
·                     Learning Facilitator

The students move freely with librarians, because they are not subject-teacher to fear. At the same time, the librarian gets respect, from both students and teachers, for the facilitating role played by dynamic librarian. The smile on the face of librarian inspires us and boost our motivation to read a lot at library. This must have been experienced by many of us during our school or college days. The activities inside library also acts as catalyst for self-motivation to read and learn in library.
Certificate in Library Science  (6-months)
·                     Libraries: An Introduction
·                     Document Processing and Organisation
·                     Information Sources and Library Services
·                     ICT in Libraries
 A college Principal entered the library with more than one attender, to return 10-20 books and has taken another set of 15-20 books from issue counter. This scene has stored in the photographic memory of my mind, strongly. The library is a place of such academic activities to get inspiration from peer-group (or) learned persons. The positive vibrations inside the library can be felt by a student   and it resembles like temple-vibrations while sitting at corridor of the temple.

Bachelor of Library and Information Science  (1 year)
·                     Library, Information and Society
·                     Information Sources and Services
·                     Organizing and Managing Information
·                     ICT Fundamentals
·                     Communication Skills
·                     Management of Library and Information Centre
·                     Document Processing Practice
·                     Information Products and Services
·                     ICT in Libraries

To become professionally trained librarian, there are many academic qualifications such as; Certificate in Library Science, Bachelor of Library & Information Science, Master of Library & Information Science, PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking, Ph.D in Library Science. In academic institution, the librarian with Ph.D/M.Phil; (or) B.Ed/M.Ed; degrees have academically high/good status and mostly treated at par with teachers, on many occasions.

Master of Library and Information Sciences  ( 1 year)
·                     Information Sources, Systems and Services
·                     Technical Writing
·                     Informatics and Scientometrics
·                     Public Library System and Services
·                     Project/Dissertation Work

The scope for Library Science is increasing day-by-day. Recently, we have seen expansion of Kendriya Vidyalaya network and opening of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalaya’s: The growth of educational institutions is well known fact to get job opportunity as librarian. There are lot of staff already working in libraries, without professional qualification on library Science, especially the supporting staff members. Upgrading their educational qualification, suitable for their work place, is need-of-the- hour.

PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (1 year)

·                     Introduction to Computers
·                     Library Automation
·                     Information Systems
·                     Networking and Internet Technology
·                     Internet Resources
·                     Content Development
·                     Programming
·                     Project Work
·                     Practicals (7)

Imagine a library set-up, where the gate-keeper to Library Head are all professionally qualified in the Library Science and also visualize the quality of such library. Let us have teacher as librarian and vice-versa. Thus, the chance of exposure of hidden teacher, inside librarian, will be made visible to the world. Let us try to transform invisible portion to a visible state.
(The authors are Dr.S. Ganesan, Regional Director and Karabi Mandal staff of IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair and can be reached at (M-8900936718)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Major fire accident at Power Plant averted; Nearby denizens remain victims of engines' heat and smoke all days

Port Blair, Mar 13: A fire accident reported from Bambooflat's Power Plant at Midnight 11.56 pm of Mar 11, 2019. Timely action by Bambooflat Fire Service avert the accident before turning it major, the fire fighters team consisting of ASI, Shri Abdul Rasheed, Constables, M. Krishna Rao, Junas Kashep, A.M. Sajid, Mohd. Rafique and Lifing Billong were engaged upto 1.15 am (Mar 12, 2019) to control over fire.
Reportedly, due to overheat in one among the 12 gensets installed at Bambooflat was bust at that midnight, and the staffs on duty reported the fire incident to fire service immediately.
As per nearby residents of the 12 gensets installed locality at Bambooflat, 'preceded Power Plant of Suryachakra had high chimneys to out the heat of the engines, but this recently installed Genset Express Corporation's 12 engines has not even a chimney to release the heat and smoke, which causes health hazards to nearby resident especially the children and old age members in our family', Shri Musa Kaka said. 'In this regard we have also given a complaint at PS Bambooflat', the residents added.
'The A&N Administration has its responsibility to look into, while setting up such engines near the residential areas. Proper arrangements must be done to ease the residents of the nearby areas, especially when it comes to the health hazard of denizens', opined Smti. Rashida Begum, the nearby resident.

ANC inducts two tug boats

Port Blair, Mar 13: Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) inducted two 10 Tonne (T) Bollard tug boats NT Abhishek and NT Aja into active service at Naval Ship Repair Yard (NSRY), Port Blair on March 11, 2019. The vessels have been designed and built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. at Vishakhapatnam. Maj Gen Beji Mathews, Chief of Staff, Andaman and Nicobar Command presided over the induction ceremony in presence of Cmde B Ajay, Commodore Superintendent of Yard, NSRY, Port Blair and other dignitaries.
The induction of the Tugs in NSRY, Port Blair will augment the support infrastructure for the flotilla at ANC. The tugs NT Abhishek and NT Aja have state of art systems designed for in-shore engagement and will provide assistance to ships and vessels.

Simple M.Com to Super M.Com

The broad meaning of commerce is a branch of business, concerned with the exchange of goods and services. It includes all those activities which directly or indirectly facilitate that exchange. In today's context, the e-commerce, internet based sale and purchase platforms (Amazon, Flip-cart, etc.) are well known to youth population. Similarly, the popular commerce educations are - B.Com and M.Com - offered at colleges/universities. The commerce related branches include: BBA, MBA, Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, etc. Therefore, the inter-link between B.Com/M.Com and other commerce related studies is available now in higher education system. For the academic benefit of students of Chartered Accountancy/ Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship, the specific specialization B.Com (or) M.Com degree programmes is readily available in India.
*B.Com (General)
*B.Com with Major in Accountancy and Finance
*B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration
*B.Com with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting
Company Secretaries of India: The Institute of Company Secretaries of India constituted under an Act of Parliament, i.e. the Company Secretaries act, 1980 is the only recognized professional body in India to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India and to award the certificate bestowing the designation of Company Secretary to a candidate qualifying for membership of the Institute. It was in 1960 that the Government of India formed an Advisory committee to standardize the basis qualifications needed for company secretaryship course and to conduct the company secretaryship examination. Initially, the Company Law board registered the students, conducted company secretaries examination, provided practical training facilities and issued Government of India, Diploma in Company Secretaryship to qualified candidates from 1960 to 1968. As the number of persons taking up the company secretaryship course grew, the Government promoted on 4th October, 1968 the Institute of Company Secretaries of India under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 for taking over from the Government of India, to conduct the company secretaryship examination. The Institute has since been converted into a statutory body w.e.f. 1.1.1981 under the Company Secretaries Act, 1980. The Institute has on its rolls over 20,000 members including over 3,000 members holding certificate of practice and has totally registered over Five Lakh Twenty thousand students since the inception of the course in 1960.
Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration: It is designed and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, exclusively for the Company Secretaryship students. The main objective of this programme is to develop skills and competencies of the students in the field of competencies of the students in the field of Corporate Affairs and Administration. The students can simultaneously study B.Com with Major in Corporate Affairs and Administration with company secretaryship foundation programme offered by ICSI. This programme comprises of 104 credits, out of which 24 credits are from IGNOU and 80 credits are part of foundation and executive programme. Once a student passes Company Secretaryship Foundation and Executive Progarmme automatic credit transfer is given in this B.Com programme for all those students.  This scheme facilitates the students to obtain dual degree simultaneously.
Master of Commerce in Business Policy and Corporate Governance:  It is designed and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India exclusively for the company secretaryship professional programme students. The main objective of this programme is to develop skills and competencies of the students in Business policy and corporate governance. Students can simultaneously study this M.Com programme along with company secertaryship professional programme offered by ICSI. This programme comprises 12 courses out of which 4 courses once a student passes 8 courses of company secertaryship professional programme, he/she receives credit transfer for those 8 courses in this programme. This scheme facilitates the student to obtain dual degree simultaneously when student passes company secretaryship programme.
The Institute of Cost Accounts of India (erstwhile the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India) was first established in 1944 as a registered company under the companies Act with the objects of promoting, regulating and developing the profession of Cost Accountancy. It has since been continuously contributing to the growth of the industrial and economic climate of the country. The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India is the only recognized statutory professional organization and licensing body in India specializing exclusively in Cost and Management Accountancy. A cost account is a person who offers to perform or perform services involving the costing or pricing of goods and services or the preparation, verification or certification of cost accounting and related statements.
It was during the early years of World War II, that the concept of cost as an independent entity made its beginning in the industrial circles of the world. Due to the prohibitive cost of defense operations, the then governments at war found it difficult to ascertain the price of defence purchase and thus evolved the concept of cost + contracts. This forced the contractors to submit the cost of the work to be undertaken by them, in order to be awarded the contract. 1945 brought the end of the war, and the nations ravaged by the effects of war began large-scale reconstruction of their economies through industrialization. The end of colonialism meant that many nations gained their independence, and this process increased rapidly. The late forties and fifties can really be termed the golden era of industrialization. The importance of cost accounting as being central to the formation of government polices provided the foundation of the rapid growth of the profession. What began as a mere exercise in estimating the cost, later developed into a movement for efficiency and optimum utilization of scarce resources.
Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting: Student can simultaneously study this programme with ICAI foundation/intermediate courses offered by the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India. It comprises of 104 credits, out of which 24 credits are from IGNOU and 80 credits are part of ICAI Foundation/ Intermediate courses. Once a student passes ICAI Foundation/Intermediate courses, automatic credit transfer is given in this B.Com with Major in Financial and Cost Accounting programme for all of those ICAI foundation/Intermediate courses. This scheme facilitates the student to obtain dual degree simultaneously.
Master of Commerce in Management Accounting & Financial Strategies:  It is designed and developed in collaboration with the Institute of Cost Accountants of India exclusively for the ICAI students. The main objective of this programme is to develop skills and competencies of the students in Management Accounting and Financial Strategies. Students can simultaneously study this M.Com in Management Accounting and Financial Strategies with ICAI final programme offered by ICAI. This programme comprises of 72 credits, out of which 24 credits are from IGNOU and 48 credits are part of ICAI final course. Once a student passes ICAI final course, automatic credit transfer is given in this programme for all of those institute of Cost Accounts of India Final course. This scheme facilitates the student to obtain dual degree simultaneously.
Charted Accountancy: During fifty eight years of its existence, ICAI, set up under an Act of Parliament, has created a unique name in the society. ICAI is a premier accounting body in the country. The letters 'CA' which stands for 'Chartered Account' and widely recognized as alphabets of trust. Over the years, the chartered accountancy profession has achieved rapid growth by virtue of quality professional services rendered by its members and the profession has occupied a prominent role in the development of the country. Increasing responsibilities are being placed by the Government and society on the members of the profession and their specialized knowledge and skills are being utilized in various fields of activities. The Institute is playing a prominent role in the International Accounting Bodies as well.
ICAI has contributed in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards. It is imperative for ICAI to have an understanding with IGNOU, well known for its contribution in the areas of open and distance education, research, extension and training. Both the educational bodies strive to provide sustainable and learner centric quality education. Separately, they have also been helping millions of students across the country and abroad in qualitative education. The understandings have helped in commencing of a special B.Com with Major in Accountancy and Finance and a special M.Com in Finance and Taxation by IGNOU. Exemption in these B.Com and M.Com courses are available according to what the students study in ICAI courses. This understanding will also facilitate collaborative personal contact programmes for the students as well as foster research initiatives to improve pedagogy for the commerce and management studies.
Charted Accountancy is a challenging profession that offers practice or job opportunities in the areas of accounting, auditing, corporate finance, project evaluation, company and other business laws, taxation and corporate governance. The multifaceted knowledge a chartered accountant enjoys through unique academic programme blended with practical training is what the business and industry need in the advent of liberalization, privatization and globalization of Indian economy. Chartered Accountants are better equipped to discharge accounting and audit function in a computerized business environment. A globally acclaimed profession capable of offering new vistas to young talents, new vision to young talents, a new vision to build a career and a new idea to blossom.
Recognizing subjects studied in the entry level course of chartered accountancy and subjects of study in the first stage of chartered accountancy, course under the approved scheme of education and training of the ICAI, as well practical training component, IGNOU conducts a specialized B.Com course majority in Accountancy and Finance for the students of chartered accountancy course by which exemption is granted in certain common subjects such that these students can improve their learning process by acquiring knowledge in new areas rather than concentrating in the same subject, which are covered in the theoretical education scheme of the chartered accountancy. Further, recognizing subjects of study in the chartered accountancy final stage, the IGNOU conducts a special master programme in commerce majority in finance and taxation for the benefit of students who are undergoing CA final course or who have already qualified CA final examination.
Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Accountancy and Finance:  Students can simultaneously study this B.Com programme with Chartered Accountancy First stage offered by ICAI. This programme comprises of 96 credits, out of which 32 credits are from, IGNOU and 64 credits are part of Chartered Accountancy course (First Stage). Once a student passing Chartered Accountancy first stage, automatic credit transfer is given in this B.Com (A & F) programme for all of Chartered Accountancy first stage course. This scheme facilitates the student to obtain duel degree simultaneously.
Master of Commerce in Finance and Taxation:  Students can simultaneously study this programme along with Chartered Accountancy Final Course offered by ICAI. This programme comprises of 13 courses, out of which 5 courses are offered by IGNOU and remaining 8 courses are part of Chartered Accountancy Final course. Once a student passes the 8 courses of Chartered Accountancy Final Course., he/she receives credit transfer for those 8 courses in this programme. This scheme facilitates the student to obtain dual degree simultaneously when a student passes CA final, he/she becomes the member of CA and at the same time he/she is also qualified to receive this M.Com degree by completing only 5 more courses from IGNOU.
The requirements of students for commerce degree (or) PG degree is increasing day-by-day.  To meet such requirements, the professional bodies in commerce education system associated with the universities of Open and Distance Learning System (Eg: IGNOU). Given the opportunity, it is for the young students to avail the golden opportunity provided by Open and Distance Learning System. Getting multiple benefits from single professional study of Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/ Company Secretaryship) is possible now. It provides more professionalism in commerce education.
(The authors are Dr. S. Ganesan and Mr. S.Shaji, IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair and can be reached at (M-8900936718)

LG pays floral tributes at Chatham Memorial

Commemorating arrival of first batch of Freedom Fighters in the Islands Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency paid floral tributes at Chatham Memorial on March 10, 2019. Shri Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Shri Dependra Pathak, DGP and other senior officers of the Administration alongwith dignitaries from Public were also present on the occasion.

People demands restriction of vehicles into Sunday Veg. Market

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Mar 06: One of the busiest places in city on Sundays is Junglighat's Vegetable farmers Market place where people crowd can be seen are busy, between 6.00 am and 1.00 pm on Sundays. During the time, police can also be seen restricting the entry of vehicle into the market upto 11.00 am, but after that, the two wheelers and sometimes four wheelers are found menacing between the people's crowd.
"Here we have no place to walk even, and these vehicles are infiltrating freely to hassle the crowd", says a lady in the market. "Police deputed at entry of this market should stay upto 1.00 pm at least in busy hours", a farmer vending vegetables said.

Practice of two wheelers in city

Picture shows the practice of two wheelers in city, stopping their vehicles beyond the road divider fixed by Andaman & Nicobar Police at Light House signal points. One can observe, during relax time many hurry two wheelers used to cross the line ignoring the traffic from opposite direction, which may lead to traffic jam and sometimes accidents at signal points. Your call Andaman & Nicobar Police (Traffic)!

CS launches Smart Card based Islander Identity Card

Port Blair, Mar.6: The Chief Secretary, A & N Administration, Shri Chetan B Sanghi have launched Smart Card based Islander Identity Card for Islanders in the presence of Shri Udit Prakash Rai, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman in the conference hall of Secretariat on Mar 05, 2019. With this, the long pending demand of Islanders has been fulfilled.
The enrollment drive for the unenrolled spouse and children of the bonafide Islanders was carried out during 2016. A total of 36752 applications were received and 64803 members were added to the Islander Database. Out of 64803 members, there are 19922 new enrolled members are of age above 15 years for whom Smart Card based Islander Card shall be issued in first phase.
After completion of the first phase, facility for replacement of Paper Card with Smart Card based Islander Card shall also be extended. It is pertinent to mention that 369848 members were enrolled in the Islander database during the survey conduct in the year 2002.
Further, it has also been decided to issue "Smart Card" instead of existing Paper Card. All the newly enrolled members shall be issued "Smart Islander Identity Card". The bonafide Islanders having Paper Islander Identity Card can also get their card replaced with new Smart Card.
A camp shall be setup at ITF ground, Port Blair w.e.f. 11.03.2019 for the issuance of Smart Islander Identity Card to the newly enrolled family members. The "Smart Islander Identity Card" shall be issued on a payment of Rs. 100/-.
It is once again mentioned that the Islanders enrolled in the list published during 2002 and their spouse/ children shall only be issued with the Smart card based Islander Card.