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International Elders’ Day observed in a befitting manner at Chinmaya Mission; Elders honored by DGP, A&N Police

  TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Oct 01: International Elders’ Day was observed at Chinmaya Mission, Port Blair, on October 1, 2023. Thirteen senior citizens and super senior citizens were felicitated by Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva (IPS), Director General of Police, Andaman & Nicobar Police, on this special day in a befitting manner. Welcoming the chief guest, delegates from the mainland, and the gathering, Shri Manohar Singh, President of Chinmaya Vaniprasth Sansthan, informed that since 2008, Elders’ Day has been observed at Chinmaya Mission by honoring elders. In 2018, the Senior Citizen Center was established to provide a space where they could engage in activities like playing games, reading books and newspapers, socializing, and having discussions. It is medically proven that at this age, their physical requirements are minimal, and they primarily need someone to converse with. On some occasions, Chinmaya Mission also organizes picnics and tours to different historic place

497 bottles of 100 ml Codeine-based cough syrup were seized, and one person was arrested. SP (CID) is seeking information from the general public regarding illegal activities

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Sept 29: It appears that some youths in these islands are not only consuming various drugs but also engaging in the illegal drug supply business, which has become a cause for concern regarding the future of the youth. A 28-year-old individual who already has two criminal cases under the Extortion Act and IT Act is now facing charges under the NDPS Act. Youths at their age could attempt to crack government job exams, plan for legal online/offline businesses, pursue legal self-employment, or work for reputable agencies or organizations. However, choosing to engage in illegal businesses by any means may destroy the career and future of any individual. Nevertheless, Shri Rajeev Ranjan, IPS, SP (CID), while addressing a press conference in his chamber today, said, ‘In continuation of our fight against drugs, acting on specific intelligence input, one person was arrested on 28/09/2023, namely Pushpa Raj Shukla (28 yrs.), residing in Garacharma, who was fou

ANIIMS / GB Pant Hospital has made significant advancements in Cardiac and Cancer treatments on its path to becoming self-reliant

Port Blair, Sept. 27: The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS today inaugurated a 4D Colored Echo Machine for diagnosis of various congenital and acquired heart problems and an exclusive Chemo Immunotherapy Unit (CITU) to treat cancer patients at ANIIMS / GB Pant Hospital in the presence of Secretary (Health), Dr. Satyendra Singh Dursawat, IAS, OSD ANIIMS, Dr. Anil Agarwal, Director, ANIIMS, Dr. Pragya Sharma, Director of Health Services, Dr. Suja Antony, Quality Assurance Team, Faculty members, Senior Doctors and staff of ANIIMS / GBPH. After inauguration, the Chief Secretary was briefed about the functioning of the newly installed Echo Machine by Dr. Srikant, Cardiologist, ANIIMS. A demo of the working of the new Machine was also carried out. Following installation of this machine, ANIIMS / GBPH will join the league of few centers of excellence providing advance technology for diagnosis of various congenital and acquired heart problems, thus creating a

PM Modi distributes 1000 appointment letter to new recruited individuals in A&N Islands through video conferencing

TMI Bureau Port Blair, Sept 27: The employment fair was conducted at 46 locations nationwide and PM Modi distributed nearly 51,000 appointment letters across India. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 26/09/2023 distributed nearly 1,000 appointment letters in Andaman and Nicobar Islands alone to newly recruited individuals under 'Rozgar Mela' (employment fair) through video conferencing in the auditorium of Dr B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair. "I congratulate all the newly inducted recruits who have received appointment letters today under Rozgar Mela. Use of technology in government schemes curbed corruption, complexities and boosted credibility, comfort," the PM said during the event, while addressing new appointees during 'Rozgar Mela' via video conferencing. Speaking to the media, the Minister of State for Home, Youth Affairs and Sports, Nisith Pramanik, who was the chief guest of the event here, said, "I would like to congratul

Indian Cyclists: Rising Stars at the Asian Games 2023

New Delhi, Sept 20: A total of 10 Indian cyclists have been selected by the Cycling Federation of India to compete in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China. The selected cyclists will be seen competing in two disciplines: Sprint and Madison. Esow Alben, the young Indian cyclist from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands first burst onto the scene in 2019 when he became the first Indian to win a medal at a World Championship. His silver in the world junior championships made him one of India's best cyclists at the tender age of 18. Now with experience under his belt, he became the first Indian to win a medal in a top European race when he won bronze at the Finale Bahnen-Tournee in Germany earlier this year. Certainly, he is a star in the making, and he is India's best hope to win a medal in cycling for the first time since 1951.

Chef Ashwar Pal Singh has crafted 1009 Kgs Laddu for Ganesha

Port Blair, Sept 20: The renowned chef of A&N Islands, Mr. Ashwar Pal Singh, owner of 4 Seasons Event Management, initially planned to craft a 500+ Kgs laddu for the festive occasion. However, he and his team's effort doubled down the Laddu by 1009 Kgs. The mammoth laddu was put on display at the 4 Seasons campus on VIP road have drawn large crowds. Islanders from all over have flocked to the venue to witness Andaman's very first and record-breaking 1009 KG Laddu. A grand rally was organized on 19/09/2023 and ceremoniously handed over to the Ganesh Puja committee of the Netaji Club, Port Blair.

Awareness about eye donation was created at Chinmaya Mission

TMI Correspondent Port Blair on Sept 13: This awareness program was organized as part of the 38th National Eye Donation Fortnight, which took place from August 25th to September 8th, 2023. The program was organized by the National Programme for Control of Blindness & Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI), Directorate of Health Services, UT Health Mission A&N Administration, and it was held in the conference hall of Chinmaya Mission on September 3rd, 2023. Speaking on the occasion, Swami Shuddananda Saraswati (Guruji) recalled the importance of eyes in every living being's life by explaining the meaning of "Sarvendriyanam Nayanam Pradhanam." He further informed the gathering that in the Sanatana Dharma, there are no restrictions on the donation of eyes after life. He said that if a sighted person could help a blind person see the world through their eyes, even after their own life, it would be among the most precious contributions to humanity. Ophthalmologist Abhis

Impressive paintings, sculptures on the theme Mangrove- an exhibition with a difference

TMI Correspondent Kolkata/Port Blair: Of late, the art lovers of Kolkata and many from places in and around the city had the opportunity of seeing a conglomeration of paintings and sculpture by a group of promising artists under the aegis of an organisation appropriately named 'Mangrove'. It was the Seventh Annual Painting - Sculpture Exhibition of this unique organisation held for a week at the 'New South Gallery' of the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. Among the participants in the said exhibition were altogether 19 painters, sculptors and cartoonists. Mahananda Gomasta, a well-known artist, who carved out a niche for himself as a sculptor of great repute in Andaman and elsewhere also, flew in to take part with his pieces of sculptures in this event. A host of art luminaries including Renowned artist and former Principal of Indian Art College, Kolkata Dr. Subimalendu Vikas Sinha, National Awardee poet Arun Kumar Chakraborty, renowned history researcher Dr. Swapa

Our Health is Our Biggest Asset: MS Murugan

Port Blair, Sept 13: "Our Health is Our Biggest Asset, is indeed an important message that needs to be emphasized in today's world", MS Murugan says. The impact of our passionate efforts in educating the public about the advantages of embracing fitness is clearly evident and reflects in one's health. It's heartening to know that the students who attended the fitness sessions expressed their gratitude for the transformative experience they had under the guidance. He appeals everyone to prioritize their health on a daily basis is a valuable reminder. Taking time for one's health not only improves physical well-being but also contributes to a healthier and more fulfilling life overall. Grand Master Shihan MS Murugan, conducting mental and physical fitness, laughter therapy, aerobic and martial arts training to one and all at CRC Brookshabad, Port Blair.

Army Schools in A&N Islands can also participate in this IAQ-2023; Indian Army Quiz 2023 - ‘Battle of Minds’ launched to commemorate 25th year of Kargil Victory

New Delhi, Aug. 17: In a momentous stride towards fostering knowledge and empowering the youth, the Indian Army proudly unveiled ‘Battle of Minds’ - Indian Army Quiz 2023 along with its captivating logo, at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment. To announce the commencement of 25th year of Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations, the quiz competition celebrates the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Kargil War rendering a heartfelt tribute to the bravery and courage of those who made that victory possible. This landmark initiative, symbolized by the newly revealed logo, underscores Army's commitment to nurturing intellectual growth and inspiring young minds across the Nation. The event celebrates the past and aims to ignite a spirit of curiosity and learning among the youth, shaping the leaders of tomorrow. The event was attended by Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar, Vice Chief of the Army Staff. The logo for the quiz competition was unveiled by Mrs Archana Pande, President A

Major Splenic surgery which has to be performed only through conventional open method was successfully done through minimally invasive method at G.B. Pant Hospital / ANIIMS

Port Blair: A seven-year-old male child was admitted in children ward with complaints of high-grade  fever with chills and rigor and pain in abdomen for the last 2 days. He was in an unstable condition in septic shock and was managed initially in the PICU by the Paediatric intensivists and the child was stabilized. Child was clinically found to have abdominal distension and an enlarged spleen. Hence, the child was referred for expert opinion to the Surgical Department. The child was examined and evaluated by Surgeons with blood investigation and USG abdomen and contrast CT scan and was found to have a large splenic abscess with hemolytic anemic condition namely sickle cell anemia. Since the entire spleen was filled with pus and the child was already on high dose of antibiotics and not responding to it with continuous high grade fever with chills and rigor, the decision was taken for removing the splenic abscess by doing emergency splenectomy. A team of Surgeons and Anesthetists headed

A tragic road accident claims man's life on NH-4 / ATR road

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, August 02: A 51 year man, Mr. Murugeshan (private worker), R/o Guptapara lost his life in a tragic road accident this morning at around 09:15 AM in front of IMFC sale-mela between Minnie Bay and Dollygunj Junction road. The accident occurred when an allegedly speeding car AN01 L 7004 (Swift Dzire) driven by a 33 yrs lady, Mrs. Preeti (govt. servant), R/o Garacharma knocked-down Mr. Murugeshan who was crossing the road by foot. According to eyewitness, "Mr. Murugeshan, a mini cargo van driver, after parking his van on the other side of the road he walked to a nearby mechanic shop to ask something, and while coming back to his parked van by foot he met with this accident. The speeding car approaching from Dollygunj Junction, by seeing that, Mr. Murugeshan tried to make an attempt to step back but turned unfortunate, knocked-down by the speeding car by throwing him 10 mtrs away from the impact point. The car, too, collided with a road divider during

Brutal murder of a lady in Port Blair city; a massage worker from Kolkata suspected

  TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Aug 02: In a shocking incident, a lifeless body of a 48-year-old lady was discovered on August 01, 2023, in a rented room located in Bathubasti, near Kannan Driving School. The lady, identified as Mrs. Shoba Rani Mondal, was a resident of Pathergudda. Mrs. Shoba Rani Mondal operated a ladies' beauty parlour in Bathubasti, where she employed a male massage therapist to assist her business. As per sources, the therapist Mr. Naba Kumar Dhar, (35 years) is a native of Kolkata, was provided accommodation in the said rented room by Mrs. Shoba Rani Mondal and she used to provide him daily three time meals in his room only. As per reports, on August 01, 2023 Mrs. Shoba Rani Mondal visited her massage worker's room as usual for providing lunch but failed to neither return to her parlour nor respond to any phone calls. Worried about her whereabouts, her husband went searching for her around 2:00 PM. To his dismay, he found that the worker's room

Most popular Lt. Governor of A&N Islands, Vakkom Purushothaman no more

Port Blair, Aug 02: The Veteran Congress leader, former Mizoram Governor and the most popular Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Vakkom Purushothaman, passed away at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram on July 31, 2023 following age-related illnesses. He was 96. Purushothaman served as the 6th Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 1993 to 1996. In a tenure just about half of that of the incumbent Lieutenant Governor of A&N Islands, Vakkom Purushothaman has been credited for a number of developmental initiatives taken up in Andaman & Nicobar Islands so much so that he continues to be remembered fondly by the Islanders of A&N Islands. There was an uproarious demand across the Islands to bring him back as the Lieutenant Governor of these Islands after the 2004 tsunami. "Shri Vakkom Purushothaman was committed to the welfare of the people, growth and progress of the Islands. He was an able Administrator, reformer and a rever

Is the Prime Minister & Union Ministers, A&N Administration committed to transform people from readers to viewers?

  Port Blair, July 19: It is observed that, in the name of digitalization or may be as part of digitalization the Prime Minister & Union Ministers, A&N Administration seems committed to transform people from readers to viewers. For the past 5 years the print media in A&N Islands has been sidelined by the various authorities (Centre & UT). During the period, several ministers have visited these Islands, few Chief Secretaries and Director General of Police have moved without a single press meet or interaction with media in these A&N Islands. For a glaring example, the print media in these islands have not been invited to take part in the inaugural function of the New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) of the Veer Savarkar International Airport at Port Blair. Informing to a scribe according to a tweet "the Director, AAI, Port Blair said that from the high level Delhi it was decided not to invite local media in the inaugural ceremony". Similarly, in recen

Happiness Tour by Chinmaya Mission

Happiness Tour organized  by Chinmaya Mission with its Chinmaya Vanprasth Sansthan, Chinmaya Yuva Kendra and Chinmaya Bal Vihar members last Sunday at Chidiyatapu. Apart from the members, other visitors of the beach also participated in the activities of the Mission, enthusiastically.

Old semi-RCC double storey residential house engulfed in flames at School Line; Swift response by firefighters prevents further damage; no reported casualties

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, July 12: In a frightening incident that unfolded today at late evening, a major fire broke out in an old residential house located in the School Line area, sending shockwaves among the citizens. Thanks to the prompt action of the local fire department, the blaze was brought under control, averting further destruction and potential loss of life. Emergency medical services were on standby, ready to provide assistance if needed, but fortunately, there were no injuries reported in connection with the incident. Witnesses described the scene as chaotic and terrifying, with the crackling of flames and the sound of breaking an LPG Cylinder echoing through the neighborhood. Concerned residents gathered outside, their faces filled with worry for the occupants of the burning house. As per sources, the fire erupted between 6.30 and 7.00 pm today, causing thick plumes of smoke to billow into the sky, as flames engulfed the old semi-RCC double storey residential b

11 foreign poachers with 3 engine dinghies apprehended by N&M Andaman Police

Kalighat, July 12: Poaching by Foreigners in the Islands territories is one of the major challenge for the Police in North and Middle Andaman District. Foreign Poachers from Myanmar are coming to collect sea wealth from A&N islands which have immense value in international market. On receiving intelligence inputs regarding presence of foreign poachers' near Loha Tikery on various dated i.e. 07, 10 & 11 July, 2023 reacting swiftly, the police teams consisting of Insp. Anirudra Mondal, HC/ Khokan Das & Cts Rajkamal, Vikash, Gopal, Ganeshwar and HG Gautam Saha, HC/ Santosh Nair & Cts Bushaih, Devraj Nair was formed to conduct various Anti-poaching operations. The teams noticed poachers' movement in the mid-night and immediately jumped into action and tried to stop the poachers, but they did not stop and tried to escape into dense mangroves. The courageous Police team chased them and apprehended 11 Myanmar poachers along with their engine dinghy containing large q

DIGP and SP (ANP) prefer to organize Press Conferences with YouTube Channels only

Port Blair, July 10: The scope of YouTubers in the news field has expanded significantly in recent years. YouTube, as one of the largest video-sharing platforms, has allowed ordinary individuals to become citizen journalists in these Andaman and Nicobar Islands like the rest of the country. Being in the modern digital era and the effortless nature of mobile phone use by citizens could be seen as constant access to social media, entertainment, and various applications, individuals may find it difficult to detach from their devices. Consequently, one could observe many officials in the local offices also very much attached to their devices in duty hours without missing any opportunity to gaze at notifications, instant messages on their smartphone screens. In addition, news coverage in YouTube could be broadcasted on the same day, within a few hours or could be broadcast live, which gives access to reach faster to the vast public instantly. By looking at the said advantages of news in

General Anil Chauhan inaugurates Wet Basin and Refit Jetty

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, July 09: The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Anil Chauhan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM as part of his two-day visit to Andaman Nicobar Command (ANC) from 09 to 10 July, 2023, today i.e. on July 09 evening he inaugurated the newly constructed Wet Basin and Refit Jetty at NSRY, Port Blair. Speaking on the inaugural function CDS said, “it is a great opportunity for me to inaugurate Wet Basin and Refit Jetty at NSRY here in A&N Islands, the ANC is an important part for our country, till now we have used for defensive facilities, but by developing this kind of facilities we would boost the refit capability of ANC in manifolds. I congratulate ANC and everyone took part in the project in completion of this work. He further expressed, people in our country have faith and respect towards defence personnel and we should maintain and improve it whatsoever. It is our individual responsibility that we should not do any work which directly or indirectly impa

Man rescued from suicide at Junglighat by quick and courageous response personnel

Port Blair, July 05: A man's life was saved after he allegedly attempted suicide by trying to jump off from the second floor of a building at Deen Street, Junglighat. The incident occurred yesterday morning at around 9:30 AM and was reported to the police control room by local residents. Upon receiving the distress call, a team comprising personnel from the Aberdeen PS, Head Quarter Fire Brigade and IRBn rushed to the scene. The man had climbed onto the second floor and positioned himself on the balcony, preparing to jump. The Police and Fire Brigade personnel engaged in an hour-long negotiation with the man, trying to persuade him to step back from the edge. However, the man appeared aggressive and determined to jump. At a critical moment, when he attempted to leap off the building, the vigilant fire brigade and police team swiftly intervened and rescued him from the perilous situation. The man, who is reportedly under some psychological treatment for his mental health conditions,

The ignored violations in Smart City (Municipal) area

Junglighat is a prime location for tuition centres in Port Blair which is also known for lengthy and heavy traffic jam area in the evening hours daily. Hundreds of students are passing through footpath every day, how risky it would be, if the students walk on those roads instead of footpaths. The owner of Classic Traders has blocked the footpath area and forces the pedestrians to walk on roads.   One could observe, the owner of newly established Toyota Showroom at Garacharma left no space for pedestrians to walk at a safe side of the road but forced to walk on the heavy traffic road by putting lives of pedestrians at risk. PBMC is keeping a blind eye on various violations committed by the owner of the structure. Who will take the responsibility? Who will release the ex-gratia relief, if any accident occurs? Is the common man’s life that cheaper?