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Shri Jamal Siddique expects 10,000 "Modi Mitras" from A&N Islands

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Jan 10: The National President of the Minority Morcha, Shri Jamal Siddique, and the National Secretary of the Minority Morcha, as well as the Prabhari of Andaman Minority Morcha, Shri Sayyad Ibrahim, held a press conference at BJP Bhawan on January 8, 2024, during their visit to the islands. Addressing the journalists, Shri Jamal Siddique enumerated the government of India's listed schemes (Pradhan Mantri Yojanas) and highlighted the achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He stated that the government is governing in a balanced manner, irrespective of religion and creed. There are approximately 1,12,000 Karyakarthas working across the country, and the government aims to create 25,00,000 "Modi Mitras" nationwide, with an expected 10,000 from A&N Islands. When the journalists raised the issue of 100% job reservation for islanders, Shri Jamal Siddique assured that he would bring the matter before the hi

Smti. Varsha Sharma (IPS) holds a press conference: Strengthening efforts for Fire Service, Police Marine Force, and Police Training School to address long-term challenges: DIGP

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Jan. 8: As per the directions of the Director General of Police, A&N Police, Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva (IPS), the Dy. Inspector General of Police (Fire Service), Smti. Varsha Sharma (IPS), interacted with scribes in a press conference held at Fire Services Headquarters on Jan. 08, 2024, and highlighted the Annual Achievements-2023 of Andaman & Nicobar Police's respective units viz. Fire Service, Police Marine Force, and Police Training School. She stated that the Andaman & Nicobar Fire Service & Emergency Services are working professionally and braving all odds to enhance safety and security in these Islands. In Fire Services, the Fire Stations across the Islands attended 416 fire calls and 673 special service calls, saving property worth more than Rs. 88,42,73,350/- during the year 2023. About 167 Fire Mitras have been identified so far, and 'Fire Mitra Basic Training' has been provided to them by Expert Fire Service Of

Helicopter Ticket? General Public? Wait. Wait. Wait...!

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Jan 03: It has been observed that numerous individuals eagerly await a single helicopter ticket for destinations such as Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay, and Little Andaman. Unfortunately, the process is marred by the frequent flying of government officials, who tend to prioritize their own needs at the last moment of ticket confirmation, often sidelining the general public, alleges some people. Ordinarily, people opt for ship or boat travel unless they face emergencies or specific needs that warrant helicopter transportation, as the former is more economically viable for them. Consequently, the frequency of general public travelers using helicopters is relatively low. It is imperative to enhance helicopter services in these islands, not only catering to the needs of government officials but also ensuring improved air connectivity for the benefit of islanders and tourists alike.

Socio-economic data of these islands requires proper analysis: Those who have been incompatibly placed under the General Category are going through a hard time

TMI Bureau Port Blair, Jan 03: OBC, which stands for Other Backward Classes, is a collective term used to refer to socially and educationally disadvantaged groups in the country. The classification of communities as OBC is based on the recommendations of the Mandal Commission, which was set up in the late 1970s to identify and address the issues faced by socially and educationally backward classes. The Mandal Commission recommended that a certain percentage of seats in educational institutions and government jobs be reserved for OBC candidates to ensure their representation and upliftment. Now, more than 50 years have passed, and significant changes have occurred in the socio-economic status of the concerned communities. The benefits of the OBC classification have been availed by generations, sparking debates and discussions. Proponents argue about potential drawbacks, including reverse discrimination and the impact on merit-based selection. To resolve the issue, the census is an e

5-day Annual Island Tourism Festival - 2023 inaugurated; After a long time, departmental, industrial, science stalls, and cultural programs attract and offer delights to visitors

TMI Correspondent Port Blair, Dec 27: The Honorable Lt. Governor of A&N Islands and Vice Chairman of the Islands Development Agency, Admiral D.K. Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), inaugurated the annual cultural extravaganza, the Island Tourism Festival - 2023, as the chief guest amidst fanfare at ITF Ground this evening. The inaugural function was graced by the Member of Parliament for A&N Islands, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma; Chief Secretary (I/C) of A&N Administration, Shri Nikhil Kumar, IAS; DGP, Shri Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS; PCCF, Dr. T.S. Ashok Kumar, IFS; Adhyaksh, ZPSA, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh; Chairperson, PBMC, Smt. S. Selvi, senior officers of Administration, PRI members, and the general public. This spectacular festival is organized by the Tourism Department with the support of the Department of Art & Culture, A&N Administration. Addressing the gathering without mentioning the media, the Lt. Governor mentioned that the analysis indicates tha

PC/1116 C. Alok Ram awarded for significant contribution in the implementation of CCTNS/ICJS project in A&N Islands

Port Blair, Dec 27: PC/1116 C. Alok Ram of the A&N Police has been recognized for his significant contribution in the implementation of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) & Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS). On 22/12/2023, he received an award in the individual officer's category in category 'C' of States/UTs having less than 50 Police Stations by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) during the 5th Conference on Good Practices in CCTNS/ICJS held at NCRB, New Delhi. C. Alok Ram began his service as a Police Constable on 24/09/2012. In 2016, he was posted to the CCTNS Cell and dedicated nearly seven years to the project. He was entrusted with the technical tasks of the CCTNS project, specifically addressing network connectivity issues across all Police Stations in the A&N Islands. His diligent efforts and co-ordination with the line departments, ensured stable network connectivity at all Police Stations, facilitating the