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Showing posts from December 21, 2023

Transportation system in the A&N Islands is insufficient, especially in needed and emergency situations for the general public: Political party leaders

TMI Bureau Port Blair, Dec 20: Despite the Central Government's commitment and efforts towards the development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the situation remains far from satisfactory for the general public in terms of basic infrastructure since the regime of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Political party leaders in the A&N Islands pray every day as they write letters to the Heads of the A&N Administration, hoping for the rectification of the situation. Air Transport: In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary of the A&N Administration, Mr. Bhasker recently stated that the seating capacity available in the helicopters operated by Pawan Hans in the A&N Islands is very low. Most of the time, seats are occupied by government servants/civil servants, causing hardships for the general public, even in emergency situations. As everyone is aware, medical patients in places like Campbell Bay, Katchal, Kamorta, Car Nicobar, Diglipur, Mayabunder, and Rang

An opportunity to realize the truth behind human life; Swami Abhedananda Saraswati delivers Pravachan at Chinmaya Mission, Port Blair

  TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Dec. 20: Param Poojya Swami Abhedananda Saraswati, a serving Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, South Africa, in Durban, is delivering pravachan as part of the Annual Geeta Gyana Yagna from Dec. 18 to 24, 2023, in Port Blair. His vibrant and dynamic personality, along with his oratorical skills in Hindi and English, appeals to people from all walks of life in India and abroad. On December 18, 2023, Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastava (IPS), Director General of Police, A&N Police, inaugurated the auspicious program as the chief guest by lighting the traditional lamp. Shri Devendra Yadav, Director, Airport Authority of India, Port Blair, was the guest of honour and presided over the occasion. The chief guest spoke about the significance of the Bhagavad Gita in his life. Poojya Swami Suddhananda Saraswati of Chinmaya Mission, Port Blair, mentioned, "For the past 22 years, the Annual Geeta Gyana Yagna (Pravachan) has been organized here to educate people

Islanders demand inquiry over death of Rajesh (29 yrs); Is it failure of Telecommunication System (OFC), transport system, road infrastructure or human negligence?

Port Blair, Dec. 13: Members of the Tourist Fibre Boat Association, along with workers and residents of Baratang, expressed heartfelt condolences for the untimely demise of Late G. Rajesh Rao. They organized a solemn candlelight march from Nilambur Jetty to PS Baratang this evening. G. Rajesh Rao, a 29-year-old aspirant of Forest Mazdoor Post under Middle Andaman Forest Division, Rangat, fell during the Physical Endurance Test of a 10 km race on the morning of 09/12/2023. He was subsequently brought to GB Pant Hospital by a medical team through HN-4 road, and on the morning of 10/12/2023, he was declared dead. Members of the Fibre Boat Association expressed deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident. In a humble plea, they urged higher authorities to conduct a fair and impartial inquiry. Additionally, they emphasized the necessity of forming a medical board to ensure justice for Late G. Rajesh Rao and his grieving family. The demise of Mr. G. Madhav Rao, a young islander, has spar

The focused Swaraj Dweep of the Centre and Administration lacks basic facilities!; Hoteliers, tour operators, and residents stage Dharnas

Swaraj Dweep, Dec. 13: The Centre and Administration have consistently shown interest in the development of Havelock Island, now known as Swaraj Dweep. Efforts have been made to promote tourism, improve infrastructure, and foster overall development in the region. However, the reality differs as residents of Swaraj Dweep, including hoteliers, tour operators, and others, have been staging dharnas near the jetty area for the past few days. They are demanding better basic facilities on Swaraj Dweep. According to reports, Swaraj Dweep, once considered an island paradise for globetrotters, is grappling with several problems, including frequent power cuts, poor road conditions, inadequate health facilities, and concerns over the Ice Plant for the last couple of months. These issues have reportedly adversely affected the tourism sector of the island. Tourism is at stake due to prolonged power outages, while residents are troubled by poor road conditions and inadequate health facilities.