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VOL: 08 I ISSUE NO: 224 I

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INC Candidate Sanjiv Mandal elected as Adhyaksh of South Andaman Zilla Parishad John Wilbert Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Oct 08: In an interesting development today in South Andaman Zilla Parisahad’s Adhyaksh elections, Congress Candidates captured both the seats of Adhyaksh and Up-Adhyaksh. The South Andaman Zilla (See page 6)

Depression over East Central Bay of Bengal Port Blair, Oct 08: Low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea intensified into a well marked low pressure area and further into a depression and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 8th October 2018 over eastcentral (See page 6)


Legal Action against RK Gram Pradhan for allegedly creating false voters DJ Venkatesh Sheekha News Service

Diglipur, Oct 8: Andaman & Nicobar Administration has reportedly started the process of disqualification of Mr. Shyamal Bhowmik, Pradhan, Ramkrishna Gram Panchayat Diglipur, who is also going to face some legal action now. Andaman Sheekha carried an article on Aug 22, 2018 that Asst Commissioner Diglipur has found in his report that Pradhan R K Gram

is guilty of creating false voters. The Asst Commissioner Diglipur on July 17th July 2017 submitted his Inquiry report to Deputy Commissioner wherein he found the Pradhan guilty of issuing false resident certificates, beyond the power vested on him under the law, which is illegal and amounts to influencing the election process. The complainants alleged that the Pradhan issued false certificates to enroll the applicants in voter list (See page 6)



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INS Shibpur to be made available for UDAN scheme soon Port Blair, Oct 08 (PIB) Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated its 18 th Raising Day today. ANC, the only joint-services operational command of the Indian Armed Forces, commemorated its raising day, by conducting several events over the last two days like Feast with troops, Run for Fun, and media interaction. During the celebration today, the Commanderin-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, reviewed the parade at INS UTKROSH and awarded Unit Citations for outstanding performance in last one year to Indian Coast Guard, Naval Ship Repair Yard, and 15 ASSAM. Speaking on the occasion, the Commander-inChief commended all personnel on their profession-

alism and alacrity shown in pursuance of the goals of the command. CINCAN informed that several important projects of strategic significance are underway and the induction of additional assets like an Engineer Regiment, LCUs, FDN2, BMPs and TA Bn has further added teeth to operational capabilities of the Command. He commended all ranks for successful conduct of DANX and other events like MILAN and CORPATs with Navies of

the Indian Ocean Region during the year. The Commanderin-Chief made a special mention of aid to civil authorities by all components, where 18 medical evacuations were carried out and highlighted the role played by Coast Guard Ship Aruna Asif Ali in saving 348 lives at sea during flooding of MV Swaraj Dweep. He appreciated the efforts towards (See page 6)


JAF clarifies, invites BJAC for talks Sheekha Bureau Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Oct 08: The working President of Joint Action Forum, Dr. Jijith Rekh today clarified that no leaders of JAF has uttered a word against Bengali Community of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Talking to Andaman Sheekha Dr. Jijith Rekh today said that if any member of BJAC can identify any member of JAF using abusive or unparliamentarily words or making derogatory remarks for Bangali Community of these Is-

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LG calls upon citizens to protect & preserve Isles’ wildlife

Sagardweep, Oct 8: A massive encroachment removal drive was carried out today from dusk to dawn at Sagardweep Island at Diglipur today. During this drive, the

gathering, the Lt. Governor lauded the Department of Environment & Forests for organizing a series of programmes involving various sections of the society, especially students, during the Wildlife Week Celebration in the Islands. The Lt. Governor remarked that ‘Wildlife week’ celebration was started in the country with the vision of saving the animals by taking some critical steps, and the celebration is aimed at sensitizing citizens about the importance of wildlife, its protection and preservation. “Though the population of terrestrial mammals in A&N Islands is not

very big, the varied marine life, in the form of corals, other marine creatures, marine national parks, varieties of flora and fauna, endemic to the A&N Islands, compensate for it all”, the Lt. Governor said. The Narcondum Hornbill birds, which were on the verge of extinction, have now increased in good numbers; besides there are other unique wildlife found in these Islands like the Megapode bird with its amazing and interesting habitat, crab eating macaque found in the Nicobar, which (See page 5)

lands, then he will take lead in filing FIR against such members.Dr. Jijith Rekh also invited member of BJAC for talks so that common issues like 100 percent job reservation and identification of Bangladeshi Intruders can be highlighted in much organized way. He said that members of JAF and BJAC must sit together so that no anti-social elements can take advantage of present situation of Andaman and spread hatred in social media.

Positive Development; Massive encroachment removal drive at Diglipur

64th Wildlife Week celebration culminates

Port Blair, Oct. 8: Along with the rest of the country, the 64th Wildlife Week was befittingly celebrated in the A&N Islands too, by the Department of Environment and Forests, A&N Administration, from Oct 2 to 8, 2018, which culminated with a valedictory function held in the auditorium of Tagore Govt. College of Education, Middle Point here this evening. The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) was the chief guest on the occasion. The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray was the guest of honour. The PCCF-cum-Principal Secretary (Env. & Forests), Mr. Tarun Coomar, PCCF (Wildlife) cum-Chief Wild Life Warden, Mr. DM Shukla, DGP, A&N Islands, Mr. Dependra Pathak, senior officers of the Administration, students besides general public were also present on the occasion. Addressing the

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government’s public purpose grazing land of about 25 hectares removed from the clutches of the encroachers. Total 8 encroachments including plantation of fruit bearing trees, thatched huts with tin sheets (See page 6)


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Annual General Meeting Public Hearing 2018-19 of IEI, ANSC Held on October 11

Port Blair, Oct 08: The Annual General Meeting 201819 of The Institution of Engineers (India), Andaman & Nicobar State Centre was held on Saturday, 06 October 2018 at 06:30 PM at Hotel Megapode Resort, Haddo, Port Blair which was well attended by the Corporate Members (FIE, MIE & AMIE). Chairman of the State Centre Er. D. Satyamoorthy, FIE welcomed the gathering and ini-

Port Blair, October 08: The grievances of common public would be heard by the Lt Governor in public hearing scheduled at Raj Niwas on 11th Oc-

tiated the AGM 2018-19. Honorary Secretary, Er. Johnson Abraham, MIE presented the Audited Accounts & Annual Report for FY: 2017-18 which was re-

ceived by the Corporate Members. After this the point regarding appointment of Auditors was discussed & remuneration fixed for the

tober, 2018 at 1000 hrs. The applicants/petitioners are requested to reach Raj Niwas, Port Blair before 09:00 hrs on 11th October 2018.

20th Anniversary Celebrations: Cycling for Health by CPS

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Tamil Tele-Play “Boomiyile Oru Nila” in DDK Por t Blair, Oct 08: Doordarshan Kendra, Port Blair will telecast a Tamil Tele-play “ Boomiyile Oru Nila” at 1730 hrs on 09/10/ 2018. The story emphasis on the subject of eradica-

tion of caste, creed and religion and revolves around a love story. This unique teleplay is produced on special efforts and shot around many places in Port Blair. The teleplay has been directed by lo-

cal Film Dir ector Mr. Adhavan and produced by Doordarshan Port Blair, Cinematography by Mr. G Ilamparithi, Editing by Mr. M Nagarajan & Music by Mr. P Murugiah.

Port Blair, Oct 08: In continuation of its 20th Anniversary Celebrations, Crescent Senior Secondary School, Wimberly Gunj organized a Cycle rally with the theme – Cycling for Health on 7th Oct 2018 from Wimberly Gunj Junction to Wright Myo Jetty. Around 50 students from the

school participated in the rally which was flagged off by the Chief Guest, Mr. Murali Shankaar K. IFS, Divisional Forest Officer, South Andaman. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murali Shankaar highlighted the aspects of (See page 4)



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IGNOU Distributes previous Exam QPs Port Blair, Oct 08: To facilitate the learners, the IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair is distributing the unused Question Papers of June-2018 Term-End Exam. The interested students can visit Regional Centre-Port Blair and collect the required Question Papers. This academic service will be available upto 15th November, 2018. It will facilitate the learners who are going to appear in the December Term End Exam which will be starting from 01st De-

cember, 2018. The Question Papers are distributed at free of cost, on first-come first basis. It is also planned to conduct Mock Tests at Regiona l Centre at the last weekend of October for the students who have failed in some attempt(s). For such students, the three hour mock test using previous exam Question Papers will increase the academic confidence and also give the feedback on his/

her academic performance. No charges for Mock Test. The result of the Mock Test will be communicated to the student prior to commencement of December Exam. . Interested students can submit their request letter to Regional Centre on plain paper (or) e-ma il: on or before 20th October, 2018. A communication from Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair said.

Cyclonic storm alert in Odisha The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Home ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said. In an advisory to chief secretary AP Padhi and special relief commission BP Sethi, the NERC said on Monday that a depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal was likely to move northwestwards towards Odisha coast over the next 72 hours. “The depression is likely to intensify by tomorrow (Tuesday) and turn into a cyclonic storm in the following hours. It is very likely to move northwestward towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast during the next 72 hours,” the advisory said. The state government should take appropriate precautionary measures under such circumstances, it added. HR Biswas, the director of meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar, also confirmed in the morning that a “depres-

sion has been recorded at a distance of around 720 km from Gopalpur coast in Odisha”. The state was likely to experience heavy rainfall on October 10 and October 11, he stated. Special relief commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said he was in touch with the Indian Meteorological Department headquarters in New Delhi. The state government would issue alert to districts well in advance, he said. The IMD, in a special bulletin Monday afternoon, said Odisha could ex-

pect heavy to very-heavy rainfall at isolated places in the coastal areas for four days, beginning on October 9. Squally winds reaching a speed of 45 to 55 km per hour, gusting to 65 km per hour, were also likely to prevail along and off north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts from October 9 afternoon, it said. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into central Bay of Bengal from October 8 to 10 and northern part of the sea from October 9 to 11, the IMD bulletin added.

20th Anniversary... environmental degradation due to excessive use of fossil fuels and encouraged the students and gathering to reduce carbon footprint by adopting sustainable and eco-friendly transport modes like cycling. He appreciated the initiative of the school and also expressed his happiness over the interest of the students in cycling in an era, when the young generation is turning towards mobikes. The cycle r ally also had a tableaux featuring Esow Alben, the star cyclist of the nation from the Islands, who created history by winning silver medal in Junior Track Cy-

cling World Championship in 2018. Mr. E Saira Banu, Principal presented a memento to the Chief Guest. Mr. Shameer ishaque, Physical Education Teacher welcomed the guests and the students and elucidated the importance of cycling as a tool to maintain healthy body as well as adopting cycling as a profession. Mr. M K Mohammed, Secretary, Islamic Welfare Society while proposing vote of thanks informed that the school has chalked out various pr ogrammes throughout the year as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Annual General... FY: 2018-19. Next the Election of Corporate Members (Engineering Divisionwise) for 2018-20 ANSC Committee was taken up and completed in a smooth manner. Apart from the Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Immediate Past Chairman, Immediate Past Honorary Secretary, the Engineering Division Boardwise member, co-opted members and ex-officio members make up the IEI ANSC

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Committee. Finally  the Chairman & Honorary Secretary of the retiring Committee Er. D. Sathyamoorthy, FIE & Er. Johnson Abraham, MIE respectively handed over the charges to the Chairman-elect & Honorary Secretary-elect, Er. John Immanuel Koilraj, FIE & Er. Arun Srivastava, MIE respectively and accordingly they have assumed office for the term 2018-2020 with immediate effect.


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Letter of appreciation by Rahul Gandhi

also is unique in its own way, said places so that they can be en- vironment & Forests, A&N Is-

Kuldeep Rai Sharma facilitates champion cyclist Master Esow Alben

the Lt Governor, urging one and all to protect the wildlife of the Isles. He further stated that the A&N Islands comprises of 600 plus Islets, of which 32 are permanently inhabited and the remaining, are uninhabited. Such uninhabited Islands pose a great challenge in terms of protection of wildlife. Besides the agencies involved in the protection of the wildlife of these Islands such as the Department of Environment & Forests, Police and Coast Guard, the support of the citizens are equally important in this regard, he added. The poachers are a great threat to our wildlife, as they are on several other important dimensions of the Islands, the Lt. Governor said, calling upon the citizens to inform the authorities, if they sense any threat to our Islands and its wildlife. In his address, the Member of Parliament highlighted about the unique species of A&N Islands such as Megapode bird, Crab eating Macaque, sea cow, besides various other endemic species of flora and fauna. He also mentioned that the Islands offer a huge scope of holistic tourism development in the form of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries, besides the scope of night safari. He remarked that students who have flair for nature study and wildlife genetics can be taken to such

couraged to involve themselves in the protection and preservation of the wildlife. He also lauded the Department of Environment & Forests for organizing various awareness programmes for the public and students. Speaking on the occasion, the PCCF-cum-Principal Secretary (Env. & Forests), Mr. Tarun Coomar congratulated the Lt. Governor for having successfully completed one year tenure in the Islands. He further said, the A&N Islands has about 86.93 forest cover, 95 wildlife sanctuaries, 6 national parks, 1 biosphere reserve and exhibit a great degree of endemism. The Islands also houses about 3000 varieties of flora and 9000 fauna, 43 rare endangered plants and 30 rare animals besides endemic birds. He said, the Forest Department is taking every step to conserve the rich biodiversity of A&N Islands by creating awareness and advocacy on protection of wildlife and endemic species. He also informed about the new initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change- ‘Green Talk- Initiative on Green Good Deeds’. The pamphlets titled ‘Green Talk-Initiative on Green Good Deeds’, brought out by the Department of En-

lands was released by the dignitaries. They also felicitated the winners of various competitions organized as part of the 64th Wildlife week celebration in the Islands besides budding artistes from JNRM, participant photographers and artists from A&N Islands for their contributions in the form of painting and photographs on wildlife. Private organizations such as MAK Logistics, TSG, Andaman Connection, ANTBOA and Agency House were also felicitated for their active support and participation during the Wildlife Week Celebration. A documentary on various activities carried out by the Department of Environment and Forests in association with other stakeholders was also screened.Earlier, welcoming the gathering, the PCCF (Wildlife) Mr. DM Shukla enumerated the series of activities organized by the Forest Department during the weeklong celebration, where citizens were sensitized about the importance of wildlife and its protection and preservation. He said, the Islands are blessed with tropical rainforest, which also exhibits a wide range of endemism and the Forest Department is giving due protection to such endemic flora and fauna of these Islands. The programme culminated with the vote of thanks proposed by DCF (Wildlife), Mr. P Naveen Kumar.

Port Blair, Oct 08: Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, Pradesh Congress Committee in the presence of Mr. Lucas Robert , Director of Sports (Retd.), A&N Administration, Mr. K. Ganeshan, Chief Spokesperson, ANTCC, Mr. V. Ranjith, General Secretary, A&N Cycling Association, family  members  of Master Esow and people from Nicobary fraternity facilitated the champion cyclist Master Esow Alben at Bishop House on 07.10.2018 by presenting him the letter of appreciation written by Mr. Rahul Gandhi, President, AICC. The AICC President through letter of appreciation has  congratulated Master Esow for spectacular performance at UCI World Junior Cycling

Championship 2018 held in Aigle, Switzerland and for creating history and making India proud by becoming the first Indian ever to win a medal at International Championship. Mr. Rahul Gandhi wished Master Esow all success in future endeavours and hoped that the achievement of Master Esow will inspire young people across India and especially in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to take up Cycling. He also congratulated the Sports Authority of India and National Cycling Academy for their support to Master Esow Alben. Mr. Kuldeep at the occasion said that at the tender age of 17 years Master Esow has scripted the history in the sports of cycling  by  becoming world number one junior sprinter and also made our Island proud. He wished the young cyclist to achieve much more success and bring medal for India in Olympics. The function ended with vote of thanks offered by Mr. Lucas Robert.

ANM & Staff Nurse recruitment: Jolly requests extension of last date Port Blair, Oct 08: Mr. Vishal Jolly, State President, BJP A & N Islands today met the Chief Secretary, A & N Administration and requested him to extend the date of receipt of application for the post of ANM & Staff Nurse

specifically in the offline mode as the internet services of these islands are very weak. The Chief Secretary given a patient hearing and agreed to take action for the benefit of Islanders and their kids for employment.

Schedule for week Oct 08 - Oct 11 Venom (Hin U/A) - 5:30 PM Loveyatri (Hin U/A) - 2:00 PM & 7:45 PM Andhadhun (Hin U/A) - 4:45 PM Sui Dhaaga (Hin U) - 3:00 PM 96 (Tamil U) - 7:30 PM Nota (Tel U/A) - 12:00 PM



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Death Mourned Port Blair, Oct 08: Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands has condoled the sudden demise of Mr. S. Vivekananadan (82

yrs) resident of Garacharama (Municipal Ward No.18) who died in G.B.Pant Hospital on 06.10.2018. Mr. Bishnu Pada

ANC CELEBRATES... community outreach by INS Kardip and Coast Guard at Campbell Bay in operating Schools for tribal and local children. The other activities towards social outreach include multi-specialty medical camps in remote areas and Spirit of Freedom Run wherein 19 schools enroute were motivated to contribute

towards ‘Adopt a Tree’ program and were sensitized about ‘Plastic Free Islands’. He shared that in the coming year INS Shibpur will be made available for UDAN scheme to connect remote areas of the Islands. CINCAN also appreciated efforts by the Command towards safeguarding environ-

INC Candidate... Parishad had 10 BJP Members and 8 Congress Members but after resignation of Mr. MK Sundaram ( Zilla Parishad Member, Shore Point Constituency) from BJP, the equation became 9 BJP and 9 Congress. A special meeting for election of Adhyaksh and Up-

Adhyaksh of South Andaman Zilla Parishad was convened today by the Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman and as per the equations there was tie as both the candidates of BJP and Congress got 9 votes each. Later a lottery was conducted after which


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Ray, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands prayed to almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. (From page 1)

ment by way of adopting Segregated Waste Management System at all the residential areas of the Command.The Commanderin-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM also addressed a press conference later during the day. (From page 1)

INC candidate Mr. Sanjiv Mandal, Zilla Parishad Member from Tusnabad Constituency and Mr. Dashrath Verma, Zilla Parishad Member from Neil Island Constituency were declared as Adhyaksh and Up-Adhyaksh of South Andaman Zilla Parishad.

Bay of Bengal about 480 km northwest of Port Blair. It is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 72 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely over North Andaman Sea, southeast & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal and Andaman Islands during next 24 hours The sea condition

very likely to be rough to very rough over North Andaman Sea and southeast & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea during next 24 hours. Local Cautionary Signal No. III kept hoisted at Port Blair Ports. The general public is advised to take precautionary measures and in case of any emergency contact in the following phone numbers of State Control Room, District Control Room and Emergency Operation Centres.

Positive Development... were cleared. After successful eviction the administration erected a ‘No trespass’ board on that place. The administration is already initiated development projects of tourism development at the said site. The action was led by the Eviction team of comprising of Rev-

UTs (Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu) Mr. S P Meena issued a letter to Dy. Commissioner/ District Election Officer, N & M Andaman and informed him that the Commissioner considering the enquiry re-

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enue authorities supported by about 50 cops from PS Diglipur, Electricity dept staff & Forest department. The entire operation was carried out under the guidance and supervision of Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman District.

Legal Action against... to vote in his favour or his candidates thus the Pradhan as well as the some officials of that tenure allegedly adopted illegal methods to create false voters in Panchayat Election 2015. On 13th Sep Secretary Election Commission for

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port submitted by Asst Commissioner Diglipur the legal action may be initiated against Mr. Shyamal Bhowmick R/o R K Gram as per rules. Considering this the Deputy Commissioner N & M Andaman ahs now issued

a letter to SP, N & M Andaman being F No 8-45/STAT/ DC(N&M Andaman /2018/ VOL.II/2978 wherein the Deputy Commissioner asked

the SP to initiate legal action against Mr. Shyamal Bhowmick, S/o Late SC Bhowmick, R/o R K Gram, Diglipur as per rules.

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