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New terminal building of VSI Airport is likely to be operational from this June; 96% works done until now, up to mid of May will reach to its 100% completion

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Apr 17: The most awaited Shell-shaped terminal building of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is likely to become operational by this June. A journalists' team today lead by most Senior Journalist, A&N Islands, Shri K. Ganeshan with the consent of Shri G. Prakash Reddy, General Manager (Project), Airport Authority of India made a visit to the under construction building new terminal of VSI Airport on April 17, 2023. The General Manager (Projects), Airport Authority of India, Shri G. Prakash Reddy has informed the scribes that the work was started from April 2017, until now 96% of work is completed and overall cost for the building is Rs.707 crores. Altogether, 363 vehicles (including cars, buses, and taxis) could be parked at one time in the parking area at the terminal premises. With new and innovative technologies, the new terminal building of Veer Savarkar International Airport will have all modern

Diesel Oil tanker extracting oil at unauthorized location caught red handed; sting operation by YT news channel revealed

Port Blair, Apr 12: At a hidden spot at Namunaghar it is caught in the video that, 'a Diesel Oil Tanker bearing Reg. No. AN01 R 0997 (12KL-40KL capacity) extracting Diesel from the tanker to gallons of more than 10 in Nos. of 20 Ltrs. loaded in a Maruti Omni Reg. No. AN01 J9513'. As per the reporter of YT news channel (News Aap Tak), 'the tanker is supposed to reach Bambooflat Power House from IOC with Diesel Oil load, the reporter further disclosed that about 10 to 12tankers are coming at the spot of Namunaghar on daily basis for the same purposes'.  In the video, the drivers of Oil tanker and the Maruti Omni were seen escaping after seeing the YT news channel reporter and they ran away immediately. Somehow, the reporter succeeded to follow the oil tanker and reached its destination where the Diesel Oil Tanker in question started depositing the oil at Power House Bambooflat, where a staff at Diesel Deposit point seen claiming the reporter that, "the fuel is upto t

Trade Bandh called by ACCI gets good response, even vendors supported the Bandh

Port Blair, Apr 12: The Trade Bandh called by the Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) got good response in many Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. According to sources most of the shops were closed at Great Nicobar, Middle Andaman region, Diglipur region and Hut Bay areas. In a few Islands Autorickshaws were also off the roads. At Port Blair most of the shops were closed and some private buses remained off the road, causing problems to commuters. The impact of the bandh was felt in many parts of the islands right from Diglipur to Campbell Bay with complete shutdown in the port services. However, essential services like petrol pumps, medicine shops etc were exempted from the purview of the bandh so that the general public is not inconvenienced. Even services related to tourists, viz; tourist cars, ferries, hotels, boats etc were allowed to operate with a view that the visiting tourists are able to travel and enjoy the islands without hindrance. Meanwhile, ACCI has t

First Doctor Mobile Application for screening Oral Cancer launched in A&N Islands

Port Blair, April 12: The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS today   launched   the First Doctor Mobile Application for screening Oral Cancer in   A&N Islands in the presence of Commissioner- cum-Secretary ( Health) Shri Nikhil Kumar, IAS, Secretary (Health), Shri Arjun Sharma, IAS,   Director (ANIIMS), Dr. Pragya Sharma, Director (DHS), Dr. Munni Singhania, HOD, Deptt. of Dentistry, ANIIMS, Dr. Ajay Verma, other Senior Doctors of GBPH/ANIIMS. The main objective of this App is to provide early detection and early intervention of precancerous lesions and other oral health problems through self clicked pictures uploaded on the app. The Mobile App was developed by the Department of Dentistry, ANIIMS in collaboration with Quad Monk Solutions and RSI Pvt. Ltd. This facility will enable the person to get the provisional diagnosis within 48 hrs once downloaded. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Secretary complimented the team from Department of Dentistry

ACCI is likely to observe Trade Bandh from 12 April onwards; To contribute our part in the development, we require proper infrastructure and approvals to look forward to: Girish Arora

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Apr 08: The Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) an apex body for safeguarding business interest in Andaman & Nicobar Islands have organised a press conference on April 06, 2023 to bring into the notice of scribes about the challenges they face in Trade and Industries sector and keeping the issues unresolved for a long time. The ACCI after its Executive Committee meeting held on 04 April, 2023 with 28 representatives from Trade Associations, and according to its decision the ACCI have sent a letter addressed to Lt. Governor, A&N Islands with a copy to Chief Secretary, A&N Administration dated 05/04/2023 demanding redressal within 07 days failing which an indefinite Trade Bandh will be observed from April 12, 2023 onwards. Speaking on the occasion, ACCI President, Shri Surendra Prahladka have informed about the key notes of the challenges in Port Infrastructure (as shortfall of TUG Boats, Shortage of Pilots, non-availability of pr

Great Nicobar Project “Plan for the paradise”

New Delhi, Apr 05: In February 2021, India's National Marine Turtle Action Plan mentioned Galathea Bay on the south-eastern coast of the Great Nicobar Island as one of the "Important Marine Turtle Habitats in India". Beaches on either side of the Galathea River are the most important nesting sites in the northern Indian Ocean for the Leatherback turtle, the world's largest marine turtle. The Action Plan says that coastal development projects, including the construction of ports, jetties, resorts, and industries, are major threats to turtle populations. But this kind of development is exactly what is planned for the future of Galathea Bay under the Rs.72,000-crore mega project piloted by NITI Aayog for the "holistic development" of the Great Nicobar Island (GNI), situated at the southern end of the Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands in the Bay of Bengal. The giant Leatherback is not the only species dotting this ecologically and culturally rich Island spa

e-Office training for Officers of A&N Administration conducted

Port Blair, Apr 05: An Orientation-cum-Refresher Training Programme on e-Office for the Officers of Andaman and Nicobar Administration is being organized jointly by Department of Information Technology, A&N Administration and National Informatics Centre. The orientation-cum-training programme was inaugurated by Shri Pankaj Kumar, IAS, Secretary (IT), A & N Administration recently in the conference hall of Dr. BR Ambedker Institute of Technology, Pahargaon. The Special Secretary (IT), Dr. Utpal Sharma, Shri Gautam Gupta, ASIO, NIC and Technical Team consisting 4 members from NIC New Delhi were also present during the programme. In his inaugural address, the Secretary (IT) informed that e-Office was implemented in A & N Administration from August 2022 and a total of 57 Departments including autonomous bodies under A & N Administration, Public Undertaking have been on boarded. A total number of approx. 3710 users have been registered in e-Office, 19,838 files have been

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