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MEGA EVENT: 1.6 Kms of NSCB Open Sea Swimming Competition successfully organised; 60+ yrs age group shows morale for youngsters of A&N Islands

Port Blair, Mar 18: The Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Andaman and Nicobar Administration have successfully conducted the mega event Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Open Sea Swimming competition on 18th March 2023 as a part on on-going celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and hosting of G20 summit in India. As per scheduled at the dawn of day, 191 Nos. of participants enthusiastically participated in the event. Admiral D.K. Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) Lt. Governor and Vice Chairman, Islands Development Agency as Chief Guest, flagged off the first event “Men’s Open (18 yrs to 50 yrs)” from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island in which 138 participants took part. The remaining events of the competition were flagged off by Shri Keshav Chandra, Chief Secretary, A&N Administration. The participants covered a distance of 1.6 Kms for which an elaborate route arrangement was made with the help of dinghies with a width of 40 mtrs. As a safety measure rescue boats alongwith

DC along with Road Safety Committee have inspected major traffic choke points in the city to mitigate traffic congestion and to regulate traffic in peak hours

Port Blair, Mar 13: The District Road Safety Committee headed by The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman Ms. Veditha Reddy, IAS alongwith the SP (Traffic), Additional District Magistrate, PBMC, APWD, Transport Dept, Assistant Commissioner (U/T), Director, Education and the officers of line department, Ward Councillors, Auto Union inspected Bathubasti Bazaar area, Dollygunj Auto Stand, VKV School Lambaline, Dairy Farm Airport Entrance Gate, Junglighat area and Mohanpura market area to ascertain the causes and mitigate the traffic congestion and its regulation during peak hours, the points which we were discussed in the last meeting of District Road Safety Committee held on 10.03.2023. Starting from Bathu Basti Junction, the Auto Union raised the demand for notification for auto stand. Furthee,parking of two wheelers on one side and four wheelers on other side from Bhatubasti vegetable Market to Bhatubasti Junction was also discussed and checked on ground. The Committee considered the pro

Administration require to crosscheck developmental outputs of GB Pant Hospital since its establishment

  TMI Bureau Port Blair, Mar 08: The mighty sanatorium of A&N Islands 'GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair' is running hopelessly these days and ghastly turning into life finale stall for the patients, especially, who suffers with neurological and cardio-logical illnesses in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Govt. has investing crores of rupees every year on health sector in these islands to provide better treatment and facilities to the patients, but the equipment as life-supporting vehicle, MRI machine, surgery related equipment are always found under disrepair, and sending private clinics to make a diagnosis. Some diseased family members, who have observed in the recent past, say that, "Patients who are entering into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the GB Pant Hospital may denote as a finale of life. Neither patients' attenders are allowed nor are the duty staffs keeping eye on patients in the ICU to maintain proper communication or status about the patient, negl

Water curtailment started in PHED, APWD and PBMC Jurisdiction; supply will be done once in 3 days; APWD estimates sufficiency till July 2023

  TMI Correspondent Port Blair, March 06: The Andaman Public Works Department (APWD) recently released a notice about "water curtailment in PHED, APWD and PBMC Jurisdiction due to deficit monsoon during 2022 and 2023." The notice states that the storage of water at all sources in South Andaman, including the Dhanikhari Dam, needs to be regulated until the arrival of the next southwest monsoon in May/June 2023. As a result, the water supply to all areas falling under the jurisdiction of PHED, APWD, and PBMC shall now be made once in three days with effect from 09.03.2023 instead of the present schedule on alternate days. The supply from the Dam was 32 Million liters of water per day, which was reduced to 30% from 09 March, and there is no plan for further curtailment because Rutland water project is covering the major part supply. Currently, the Dam is receiving around 06 MLD per day of water from Rutland, and in that, Rutland water supply also directly covers some village

Land grabbers are at rise in Andaman

  TMI Bureau Port Blair, Mar 01: The Andaman & Nicobar Islands' soil seems to no longer remain for Settlers, Pre-42 and sons of the soil. Intruders, land grabbers and refugees continue encroachments up to the peak and the original locals remain landless. The zero-tolerant Revenue Authority patted its own back by changing the value of "Zero", which was invented by Aryabhatta in the 5th Century. The people in A&N Islands were relaxed by reading press releases since many years publishing in the trustful "The Daily Telegrams" said, "The A&N Administration does not, shall not and will not tolerate encroachments in A&N Islands. Indulgence in such illegal practice shall be dealt with strictly and the general public have been urged to desist from committing such acts. Showing zero tolerance towards such activities, the District Administration carried out an eviction drive against encroachments on Govt. land at .....". But, one could see now