Port Blair, Feb 23: The Member of Parliament, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray met the Secretary (Smart city project) in Delhi and after briefing the essentiality and present scenario of the island, the Secretary, Smart City Project, New Delhi has accordingly credited Rs 194 crore to PBMC sanctioned during 2014 for Smart city project and kept unutilized for 02 years, a release from MP office said here today.
Port Blair, Feb 20: A physical Education teacher of GSSS Junglighat, Mr Mohammed Iqbal deserves appreciation as since last six and a half year he is teaching Yoga to many students mostly to the students coming from poor background.
As per details, Mr Mohammed Iqbal after completing a yoga course at Gujarat, he took some initiatives himself and gathered many students after tiring correspondence with various schools in the city and taught them Yoga by conducting Yoga classes everyday at GSSS Junglighat campus for two and a half hours.
Not only this, the team of Mr Mohammed Iqbal has also performed well in the national level as on the year 2013 among 30 states Andaman & Nicobar Islands scored 11th Position, on the year 2015 the team scored 9th position among 30 states and on the year 2016 the team secured 8th position among 30 states.
Not only this Mr Mohammed Iqbal also helps his poor students sometimes to get them Yoga Clothes and also organizes many counseling sessions for his students with the help of the Education Department.
At present Mr Mohammed Iqbal is training around 70 students.
The step has to be appreciated just because the teacher without any personal benefit has given his more than two and a half hours to his students everyday since last six and a half years.
Diglipur, Feb 21: A section of Bhartiya Janta Party’s, Diglipur unit today organized a Dharna in front of Administrative building of from 10AM to 1PM.
Prominent party members raised slogans against the Lt. Governor, Member of Parliament, Deputy Commissioner N & M Andaman & Asst Commissioner Diglipur for implementation of Zarda Ban and removal of encroachments.
The party workers not only shouted slogan against the DC and AC of North & Middle Andaman but also against the Lt. Governor and the Member of Parliament.
The great divide in Bharatiya Janta Party’s A & N Unit has become clear again in Diglipur Island.
Many BJP workers accused that members of the other BJP camp is trying to stop this Dharna.
A memorandum of demands was later submitted to the Asst Commissioner of Diglipur at the end of the Dharna.
Port Blair, Feb 20: The National Trachoma Prevalence Survey in Car Nicobar will start from tomorrow under National Programme for Control of Blindness in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
In a press conference held at the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Health Services today at 03:00pm the Director, DHS, Dr Shiphra Paul said that a medical team comprising of 8 officials from Dr R P Center, AIIMs, New Delhi will be conducting NPCB- National Trachoma Prevalence Survey in 15 villages of Car Nicobar. She said that to eradicate Trachoma from the islands the DHS got enormous support from the Ministry as well as the Administration after Car Nicobar was declared as hyperendamic area for Trachoma.
Further addressing the media, Dr Anita Shah, Ophthalmologist, GB Pant Hospital said that she first diagnosed the active trachoma disease in Car Nicobar after Tsunami and it was very painful for her because the disease cannot be identified by the patient during his/her childhood but the blindness occur to the patient at his adulthood.
She said that however after efforts a rapid assessment of Trachoma was done in 2010 by RP Centre, AIIMs, New Delhi with the support of NPCB, Andaman. Car Nicobar was declared as Hyperendamic area for Trachoma (active infection 50.8%) and subsequently 3 round of MDA with Tab Azithromycin (used in 1st time in India) done successfully. As per the prevalence survey report, the active infection reduced from 50.8% in 2010 to 6.8% in 2013.
Dr Anita further said that a National Level Survey in India in previous hyperendamic and suspects states is planned by Government of India Including Car Nicobar.
Port Blair, Feb 17: A major Jungle Fire was reported this afternoon at around 01:00 pm behind the Mahatma Gandhi International School situated at Brookshabad, Corbyn’s Cove. Fortunately no one suffered any injuries but the fire burnt huge land behind the school.
As per reports, the fire spread from a waste burning spot, which was just behind the school although the school authorities had no knowledge about this.
Soon the fire went out of control of the School Authorities and the matter was immediately reported to the Fire Brigade Unit following which a team of Fire Brigade immediately reached the spot with one Fire Tender and controlled the fire after a struggle of 45 minutes.
Port Blair, Feb 15: A bike rider namely Juel Majumdar, 28 years was seriously injured after his speeding bike hit the silencer of a Truck, near the Income Tax Office, Shadipur this evening.
As per reports, the Bike rider was going towards Bazaar area in very high speed that too without wearing his Helmet. Eyewitnesses said that due to the over speed at the slope opposite to the Income Tax Office the rider lost the control and hit the silencer of a Truck, which was coming from opposite direction.
The Rider was immediately rushed to the GB Pant Hospital by a Police Van which, on information reached the spot within two minutes. It is learnt that the Bike Rider is out of danger now. Aberdeen Police Station has registered a complaint in this regard, it is learnt.
Rangat, Feb 14: A massive protest was organised by the Bharthiya Janta Party at Rangat against the administration for removing the old encroachments from various parts of Rangat region. More than 300 people took part in the protest.
The State President, BJP, Mr Vishal Jolly, Zilla Parishad Adyaksh of North and Middle Andaman Mr. Saw Tattu and Zilla Parishad Adyaksh of South Andaman Mr. Jaydeep Kumar Dey, Samity Members and other Party Workers took part in the protest. The party also protested against the ban imposed on Tobacco Products.
Port Blair, Feb 13: A 50 year old man namely, A Chitravel, a private security guard by profession suffered major injuries due to electrocution this afternoon at around 02:45 pm near KV – I road, close to the BSNL Exchange office.
As per reports, the 50 year old man climbed up on a Retaining Wall with a long iron rod to collect Mangoes from a Mango Tree, sadly while collecting mangoes the iron rod came into the contact of high tension wire.
Together with high voltage shock the 50 year old man also suffered some major injuries when he fell on sharp Iron grills attached to the Wall.
On information a team of Aberdeen Police Unit, Fire Brigade reached the spot and immediately rushed the 50 year old man to the GB Pant Hospital, where he is still undergoing treatment. Further details are still awaited.
Port Blair, Feb 12: Two Fishermen suffered burn injuries on Saturday morning while they were working inside their Dinghy at Fish Landing Center, Junglighat.
As per reports, fisherman Kadreshan, 21 years and fisherman Adi Narayan, 31 years were mixing some chemicals for their Dinghy.
Sources said that while they were mixing the chemicals, suddenly fire occurred from the chemical mixture due to which fisherman Kadreshan suffered one percent burn injuries and fisherman Adi Narayan suffered twenty percent burn injuries.
The fire also damaged some parts of the Dinghy, it is learnt.
However, after the incident, other fishermen present near the spot, immediately rushed both of them to the GB Pant Hospital. As per last report both the Fishermen are out of danger now.
Diglipur, Feb 10: Staffs of Forest Department rescued a deer, which was trapped inside a pond for hours at Subhashgram village of Diglipur region, early this morning.
A forester who is residing nearby heard the sound of the deer and on search he found that a deer is tangled in underwater weeds inside a pond. Immediately the forester informed other senior forest officials.
Soon Forester Mr. I R Riju reached the spot along with rescue team. After an hour long operation they safely brought out the deer to safe grounds. The deer was later taken by the Forest team for safe release inside forest. People of the area have no clue how a deer reached near the pond, which is hardly 150 mtr from main Bazaar of Diglipur.