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ECI conducts Inter-State Border Meeting: Reviews Election preparedness and Law & Order situation in UT & bordering areas of poll going States / UTs

Port Blair, Apr. 3: The Election Commission of India conducted an Inter-State Border Meeting with the Chief Secretaries, Director Generals of Police (DGPs), Principal Secretaries (Home), Principal Secretaries (Excise) of all States / UTs, DG (BSF), DG (SSB), DG (ITBP), DG (Assam Rifles), DG (Coast Guard) and State Police Nodal Officers (SPNOs) of all States and UTs today in Virtual Mode in view of the General Elections to Lok Sabha - 2024 The Commission reviewed the Election preparedness and Law & Order situation in the UT and in the bordering areas of poll going States / UTs, steps taken to keep a vigil on Inter-State border movement, prevention/detention of anti-social elements, plan for surveillance and sealing of entry & exit points and porous inter - state borders, declaration of Dry Day & Paid Holiday etc. The Commission also reviewed the situation at International Border with poll going States. Further, the Commission also reviewed the action taken by enforcement
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A&N Police appeals general public to report misuse of SMSs and Social Media platforms during Elections; Dedicated WhatsApp number 9531856083

Port Blair, Apr. 3: With a steadfast commitment to preserving the sanctity and fairness of the democratic process and to combat the potential misuse of Short Message Services (SMSs) and various social media platforms during elections, a dedicated WhatsApp number '9531856083' has been made available to the public by A & N Police, in consonance with the direction of Election Commission of India (ECI). Citizens are strongly urged to promptly report any instances of objectionable messages, providing essential details such as the sender's number etc. to this specialized platform. Any such malicious online activity may lead to prosecution of offenders. Upon receipt of reports, the Andaman & Nicobar Police will initiate a thorough investigation, leveraging the full extent of legal provisions outlined in the Indian Penal Code, Representation of the People Act, 1951, Information Technology Act-2000, Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, and various directives issued by the El

IRBn organizes 'Bullet Rally' to promote voter awareness

Port Blair, Apr. 3: Under the supervision of Commandant (IRBn), Ms. Shweta K Sugathan, IPS, the Indian Reserve Battalion, A&N Police organized a 'Bullet Rally' aimed at promoting voter awareness and participation in the upcoming elections. Led by the Deputy Commandant, Shri Naveen Kumar, the rally commenced from the IRBn Headquarters at Port Mout and traversed through several villages and areas, culminating at Wandoor, which includes Mithakhari, Namunaghar, Shaitankhari, Ferrargunj, Ograbraj, Chouldhari, Sippighat, Nayashaher, Guptapara, Manglutan etc. engaging with communities and spreading awareness about the significance of exercising the right to vote. The rally, characterized by the thunderous roar of engines, witnessed the enthusiastic participation of 100 IRBn personnel, who rode on 50 bullet motorcycles for about 75 Kilometres approx. Adorned with vibrant banners inscribed with motivational messages such as 'Each Vote Counts, Let's Vote on April 19' th

Joint mock exercise on earthquake and fire incident

Port Blair, Mar. 20: A joint mock exercise on earthquake and fire incident was conducted in at   ISTRAC, Dollygunj, Port Blair today in coordination with the Directorate of Disaster Management, A&N Police, A&N Fire & Emergency Services, Directorate of Health Services and District Administration by creating real time earthquake and fire simulation scenarios and tested the preparedness level and response system of CISF Team of ISTRAC and also observed safe evacuation, search & rescue and fire extinguish operations, first aid along with medical support to manage the fire incident scenario in the ISTRAC. Immediately, on the receipt of information of earthquake and fire incident, the Asst. Commandant, CISF, ISTRAC triggered their response mechanism to tackle the emergency situation at ISTRAC and informed the same to ERSS, SEOC, Fire & Health Control Rooms etc. Meanwhile, the officials and CISF were activated to manage the earthquake disaster and douse the fire. All off

TMI Impact: Great relief for citizens; Finally Road Construction at Dairy Farm Started

Port Blair, Mar 13: This weekly published a news item titled "Hiding the reality from our own eyes is nothing but entirely befooling ourselves; a single cheap idea could destroy any nation: Frustrated Citizens" on Feb 29, 2024 edition, detailing the need for road maintenance from Junglighat to Dairy Farm Ganesh Temple via Vijay Baugh Road. Finally, recognizing it as the genuine need of the hour, proper materials and bitumen were unloaded at Dairy Farm on Mar 01, 2024. Measurements were taken on Mar 11 and 12, 2024, and road construction began on late Mar 13, 2024. The road work is being carried out by M/s Group Engineers Corporation, a well-known firm in the city. Hopefully, the quality of road construction will not be compromised and will last for many years.

Election Turmoil: Citizens Grapple with Uncertainty and Dilemma Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha Polls

TMI Bureau Port Blair, Mar 13: The forthcoming Lok Sabha Election - 2024 is poised to be a challenging one, amid controversial backstage statements from various political parties, viral hashtags, old unfulfilled promises, and internal power struggles within political parties. According to sources from national and local political parties that have declared their candidates for the Lok Sabha Election-2024 from the Andaman and Nicobar Constituency, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray has been declared as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Shri D Ayyappan as the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) candidate, Shri VK Abdul Aziz as the Andaman Nicobar Janta Party (ANJP) candidate, and Shri Manoj Paul as the Andaman Nicobar Democratic Congress (ANDC) candidate. On the other hand, the Indian National Congress is still deliberating on its candidate and is yet to make an announcement. According to social media posts, Shri Srinath Vashist, from a news media background, is likely to contes

False information furnished in Form-7 by impersonation; Police Launches Investigation Into Electoral Roll Fraud

Port Blair, Mar 06: A complaint received recently from Asst Electoral Officer/Tehsildar, Port Blair, raised concerns about unauthorized deletions in the Electoral Roll via online voter helpline apps. An investigation ensued, revealing false information and resulting in FIR by Andaman and Nicobar Police. Addressing a press conference in this regard, the Superintend of Police of South Andaman, Niharika Bhatt, IPS said that On 22/02/24, a complaint letter from Asst Electoral officer/Tehsildar, Port Blair addressed to the SHO, PS Aberdeen was received against unknown persons for filling in for deletions of various names listed in the Electoral Roll through online voter's helpline apps. It was submitted in complaint that during the door to door survey conducted by BLOS for preparation of Electoral Roll, all persons whose name mentioned for deletion in Electoral Rolls through online mode were found alive and residing in the same part. She added that on the basis of the complaint, a p

Hiding the reality from our own eyes is nothing but entirely befooling our own selves; a single cheap idea could destroy any nation: Frustrated Citizens

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Feb 28: The roads in Port Blair city have deteriorated significantly. Local newspapers and digital media channels have brought this issue to light through their publications and broadcasts over the past few years. However, the authorities have not taken any action or made efforts towards road maintenance. As a result, the city roads have gone from bad to worse, leaving citizens frustrated with the careless governance. One notable example being the road from Junglighat to Dairy Farm Ganesh Temple via Vijay Baugh Road, which has become extremely bumpy and uneven due to the negligence of the road-making authorities. The Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC) typically addresses road issues by employing temporary solutions like leveling with mud and other inadequate materials, instead of using proper bitumen and metal chips. As a result, residents along the route are constantly exposed to dust inhalation, sometimes getting into the eyes of motorists leading t

Andaman and Nicobar Police launched Cyber Awareness Booklets and Case Information SMS Service

Port Blair, Feb 28: The Andaman and Nicobar Police took a significant step towards strengthening cyber awareness and accessibility to law enforcement services by launching two groundbreaking initiatives: "Cyber Suraksha Sankalp Mission" and "Case Information SMS Service". To commence the event, Sh. Sanjay Kumar Tyagi, IPS, DIGP (Intl.), A&N Islands, extended a warm welcome to all the guests and participants. He delivered a keynote address emphasizing the importance of cyber security and the initiatives being undertaken for the benefit of citizens in the A&N Islands. During the event, Sh. Keshav Chandra, IAS, Chief Secretary, A&N Islands, alongside Sh. Devesh Chandra Srivastva, DGP, A&N Islands, and senior officers from A&N Administration, Andaman Nicobar Command, and Police, graced the occasion at Tagore Auditorium, Middle Point, Port Blair. Further during this event the Case Information SMS Service as well as the Cyber Suraksha Sankalp Mission

Hon'ble President of India reviews Operational Preparedness of ANC

  Port Blair, Feb 21: Hon'ble President of India Smt.DroupadiMurmu, on 21 Feb 2024 witnessed a Joint Services Operational Demonstration at Radhanagar beach onSwarajDweep Islandon the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The integral combat platforms and forces of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) demonstrated multi-dimensional operational capabilities, including an amphibious landing. The Hon'ble Presidentwas briefed by Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, AVSM, VM, on the operational capabilities and state of readiness of the Command'sassets, highlighting the integrated application of combat power of the nation's only Joint Services Command. The demonstration highlighted the synergy, cooperation and interoperability between the services for achieving desired outcomes. The operational demonstration featured various joint operation facets, including Combat Free Fall (CFF) and helocasting by the Marine Commandoes (MARCOS