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17 year old from Tushnabad commits suicide John Wilbert Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Feb 09: A 17-yearold student committed suicide by hanging at his residence at Ram Nagar,

DJ Venkatesh Sheekha News Service

Mayabunder, Feb 09: Mayabunder is considered as second major port after Port Blair port, in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Not only big port. Apart from this Coast time. According to resipassenger ships but all types Guard and Naval ships are dents of the area and our (See page 8) of cargo ships also use this also using this Port, time to

Two accidents in city due to Brake Fail; No injuries John Wilbert & Sarthak Kanjilal Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Feb 09: Two accidents have been reported (See page 7)

Tushnabad yesterday night. According to sources, the XI class student of VKV, took this extreme step for unknown reasons. Further information is awaited.


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INLCU L-36 and INLCU L-37 decommissioned after 30 years long glorious service Port Blair, Feb 09: Indian Naval Landing Craft Utility, INLCU 36 and INLCU 37 were decommissioned on 09 Feb 18 at Port Blair after completing more than 30 years of glorious service to the nation at an impressive ceremony. INLCU 36 was the first of the LCU MK - III class landing craft utility vessels built at Goa Shipyard, followed by LCU 37, LCU 38 and LCU 39. The ship with her motto, “Any Sea, Anywhere, Any Mission” was commissioned on 18 Jul 1986, and was commanded by Lt Cdr AK Samaddar with a crew of 3 Officers and 50 Sailors. INLCU 37 was initially based at Kochi and shifted base port to be placed under the administrative and operational control of Andaman & Nicobar Command with effect from 01 Oct

87. While shifting to Andaman & Nicobar Command, the ship was deployed for “Operation Pawan”. During the operation, the ship participated in all major events including transfer of troops from ship to shore, patrolling the coast line and amphibious operations. In a specific incident, the ship anchored off Kankensuntrai, Sri Lanka on 14 Nov 1987 and carried out transfer of troops under the

cover of darkness, displaying its role worthiness and capability. The decommissioning ceremony of the two LCUs was held at the Naval Wharf in Port Blair and was attended by various dignitaries which include the present Commanding Officers and the erstwhile Commanding Officers of the ships. In a touching tribute to the ship, one of the Commanding Officers said.

opportunities specifically to female entrepreneurs throughout India. This women-focused program is designed to support and empower women with entrepreneurial interests who are currently studying at India’s universities to overcome barriers and become future leaders in India’s startup sector. In addition, the Embassy announced South Asia Connect at Nexus, a new grant provided from the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.  The grant will support the expansion of Nexus’ offerings to include startups in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. “The response to the Nexus program has been overwhelmingly positive and we have already seen some great results from our first two graduated cohorts of startups,” said Erik Azulay,

director of Nexus. “The Nexus team is excited about engaging with the innovation ecosystems in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and working to set up the same kind of active network we are building here in Delhi.” Nexus is run in partnership with the IC2 Institute at the University of TexasAustin and has brought in as advisory board members some of the biggest names in the Indian innovation ecosystem: the American Chamber of Commerce, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the Indian School of Business (ISB), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the Indian Angels Network (IAN). For more information on Nexus, please visit https://startupnexus.net/ .   You  can  also  find  us  on Facebook and Twitter (@nexusdelhi).

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Geetanjali Bus Collides with Private Pick-up van inside Jarawa area of ATR Ganesh Sheekha News Service

Jirkatang, Feb 09: A Private Bus of Geetanjali today collided with a private pick-up Van inside the Jarwa Tribal Reserve forest of Andaman Trunk Road. According to reports, the accident occurred at about 9:20 a.m, nearly 10 km away from Jirkatang

U.S. Embassy Launches the Nexus Startup Hub New Delhi, Feb 09: The U.S. Embassy today announced the launch of the Nexus Startup Hub at the American Center in New Delhi. The goal of the program is to help support a dynamic ecosystem for innovative Indian startups through the sharing of American best business practices in entrepreneurship and incubation.   To  date,  20  startups have completed the intensive, 10-week pre-incubation program and nine have been selected for long-term incubation.  The third cohort of the pre-incubation program began at the end of January. “I have been to a lot of other incubators, but what sets Nexus apart is that they really deliver,” Arpita Singh, CEO of Docturnal said. At today’s event, the U.S. Embassy announced two new Nexus initiatives for 2018.  The first is a program that provides training, mentoring, and networking

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Jarawa Outpost. While Geetanjali bus was coming towards Port Blair, the pick-up van was going towards Middle Strait. The driver of the pickup van survived the incident miraculously but suffered many injuries. The pick-up van also reportedly suffered heavy damages. The reason behind the accident is still not clear.

Vice Chairman of ORO demands IOC to deliver LPG Cylinders on time without delay Port Blair, Feb 09: Mr R Karunanithi, Vice Chairman, Our Rights Organisation, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has demanded the Manager, Indian Oil Corporation to deliver the LPG Cylinders to the consumers timely without any delay. In a letter addressed to the Manager, IOC, Mr R Karunanithi stated that he is receiving number of complaints on frequent basis from the islanders about the Irregular and Delay in delivery of LPG cylinders. “In a small island where the population is just few lakhs, its hard to believe that why the IOC is unable to handle distribution system,” Mr Karunannithi stated in his letter.He further stated that the LPG cylinder is also not being disbursed on to the door. “Delay and untimely issue of LPG cylinders create mass gathering of people around the LPG cylinder

truck and at in this situation the people take cylinders at their own cost by hiring auto/ taxi,” Mr Karunanithi said. He added that just due to this kind of service the Andaman Nicobar Police has to deploy police personnel to control the crowd. Mr Karunanithi further also questioned the Manager IOC that when door delivery charge is included in the cost of cylinder, then why LPG cylinder not being disbursed on to the door and urged him to look after this important subject related to the LPG Cylinder issue. Problems faced by the consumers for booking the LPG Cylinder, Supply of Lesser   gross   weight  LPG cylinders and delay in releasing the subsidy to the consumers where few other points that which were highlighted by the Vice Chairman, ORO, Mr R Karunanithi.

Railways 'Coach Mitra' service used 7,000 times in 9 months: Minister NEW DELHI: SMS-based service "Coach Mitra" was used 7,000 times between April and December 2017 to register all coach-related complaints and requirements, the railways said today. Minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that passengers can also use an android application or webpage for making a request. "'Clean My Coach' service is now being upgraded to 'Coach Mitra' facility which is a single window interface to register coach-related require-

ments of passengers such as cleaning, disinfection, linen, lighting, air conditioning and watering of coaches," he said. The service, which was announced in the 20172018 Union Budget, was introduced in April 2017 in 800 pairs of trains and till December 2017, 71,000 requests were received, the minister said. "Nearly 90 per cent of the requests were attended. Posters, stickers are displayed in coaches near the main gate or doorway to make the passengers aware about the facility," Gohain said.


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Annual General Body District Administration sounds caution against unauthorized meeting of SATB of NGGOA activities of encroachment Port Blair, Feb 09: The District Administration, South Andaman as part of its zero tolerance policy towards encroachment on government land and in pursuance to its continuous effort for slashing the list of encroachers has cautioned general public to refrain from unauthorized activities of encroachment, including in buying and selling at encroached land.

In its effort, the District Administration is presently conducting massive drive to remove illegal encroachments. In one such Eviction Drive conducted on Wednesda in the village of Garacharma by the Encroachment Eviction team regimented by the Tehsildar, Port Blair, Mr. Govind Lal and lead by Mr. T. Johnson, In-charge Encroachment Eviction Drive and managed by area Patwari

and supporting staff has removed 15 nos. Hutments and around 4500 Sq.mtrs. of Government land has been re-stored and stern/ criminal actions are also being taking against the above encroachers. Apart from the above, another Eviction Drive was conducted on 08.02.2018 in the village (See page 5)

Two Days Short Course on Provision & Procedure Under POCSO Act, 2012 Port Blair, Feb 09: The Police Training School, A&N Islands organized a two days course on “Provision & Procedure under POCSO Act. 2012” from 06th-07th February, 2018 for in-service Police personnel from the rank of Police Constable to Inspector under the overall supervision of Smt. Usha Rangnani, IPS, Principal,

PTS. The main objective of the cour se is to inculcate awareness regarding the laws related to POCSO Act, 2012 so as to effectively address the issue of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of childr en. Dur ing the tr aining programme, Mr.K.Michal Raj, DANIPS, Vice Principal, PTS, Inspr.Shabana Haneef, PHQ, Inspr.R.K Sharma, Inspr.Abita

Bachan, Inspr.S.K Sarkar and SI D.K Seal of PTS delivered lectures on the topics like-sexual assault/ harassment, use of child in pornographic purpose, abetment & attempt, child abuse guidelines on interviewing a child & interview setting, childr en with special needs, provi(See page 5)

Port Blair, Feb 09: T he South Andaman Teachers’ Branch of the Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association, A & N Islands will be holding its Annual General Body meeting at 9. 30 a .m. on tomor r ow (10th February, 2018) at the Auditorium of Tagore Gover nment College of Education, Port Blair. Mr. Arava Gopi Krishna, IAS,

S ecr et a r y(E du ca t ion & Sports) will be the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Session of the meeting. S ever a l iss u es pertaining to the teachers will be discussed in the meeting. Hu ndr eds of teachers from the schools of Port Blair and South Andaman ar eas a r e expected to attend the meeting.

Power suspension Port Blair, Feb 09: Power supply will remain suspended in some of the areas on 10.02.2018 fr om 8.00 am to 2.00 pm for carrying out H.T Line and L.T Line clearance and shifting work under Chouldari subdivision. The areas to be affected by power interruption under Tiger feeder are Dhanika r i, p ar t s of Sippighat, Chouldari, Lall pahad, Portmout, Ograbraj, Tir ur, O gr abr aj to Namunaghar, Saithankari, Mithakari and Hathi tapu and under Outer feeder are the par ts of C houlda r i, Dhanikhari and Portmout. Similar ly, power supply will also remain suspended in some of the areas on 10.02.2018 from

8.00 am to 2.00 pm for cutting of dangerous tree by APWD department opposite to Senior Secondary School, Bambooflat and shifting of HT pole for construction of rural road by Zilla P ar ishad, S ou th Andaman. The areas to be affected by power disruption under S hoal Ba yFerrargunj feeder are Tanki Pa ha d, Model Village, Kadakachang, Mathur a, Ferrargunj, Saithan Kari, Aniket, Jir ka tang, Mannarghat, Malapuram, Wrighmyo and Shoal Bay. The above wor ks will be carried out subject to weather condition and if the work completes earlier the feeder will be charged accordingly.

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State level NSS Programme Officers meeting held r ect or a te of edu cat ion, chair ed by the Dir ector Sports and Youth Affairs, Education, Joint Secretary, H igher E duca t ion M r. Shubhankar Ghosh, who is also the State NSS Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS) A&N Islands, to review and plan for future Port Blair, Feb 09: A state various educational insti- activities of NSS at school level meeting of N S S tutions was held today in and college level in these Programme officers from the conference room of Di- Islands.

In this meeting Dr. K a ndimu thu , Sta t e Programme Coor dinator presented a report of activities carried out by the volu nt eer s of diff er ent units of NSS during this session. Programme officers of different Institutions put forth their views and suggestions on various dimensions of NSS activities. Speaking on the occasion the chairman asked

the officers to involve the volunteers more in community oriented activities, he also advised them for organizing special camping activities other than regular activities to learn about the community living experiences. After the interaction session the meeting concluded with the Vote of thanks pr oposed by Dr. S.K. Jha, Programme officer from JNRM.

Special Video-class for B.A (Hindi) at IGNOU on Saturday the 10th February Port Blair, Feb 09: To facilitate the students of Port Blair, the Regional Centre has started special video classes on Saturdays between 10 am – 12 noon; 12 noon – 2 pm; 2 pm – 4 pm. Special video class on EHD Hindi – Hindi ki Boliyan, Pragatisheel Sahitya ka Uday, Kabir ka nirgun bhakti kavya, Namver Singh hone ka mahatva will be organized at first floor of Kannada Sangha Building, IGNOU Regional Centre, Mohanpura on Saturday 10th February 2018. Each topic specific video class will be of 30 minutes duration. It is planned to play 4 CDs on Saturday. Among the five sense organs of our body, the contribution of eyes and ears play important role in human learning. Due to this fact, the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) through its Electronic Media Production Centre has been produc-

ing thousands of Audio & Video CDs on various subjects for IGNOU learners. The Port Blair Regional Centre (RC) library has over 150 such CDs on curriculum based lectures and discussion. The RC is also informing its learners about the video class through SMS/email communication. The video classes are organized in addition to face-to-face academic counseling sessions on Sundays at IGNOU study centre (JNRM). This additional facility is to promote the passing percentage of IGNOU students of Port Blair. The video classes will definitely enrich the IGNOU learners academically and yield good scores in exams. Besides IGNOU learners, the regular college students of JNRM/ANCOL, other universities are also invited to attend video classes.

Two Days Short... sion under Indian Penal Code for the protection of children, role of legal representatives on POCSO Act 2012 etc. Altogether, 14 Police personnel of various

Police Stations/Units participated in the training programme. The course was coor dinated by Inspr.R.K Sharma, PTS, Prothrapur.

District Administration... of Brichgunj by the same Encroachment Eviction team, whereby, a stretch of 300 mtrs. length of Govt. Road has been cleared from encroachment and restored to its original position. All those involved in encouraging infringement and encroachment on Government land and doing illegal activities are hereby cautioned to abstain from such acts, failing which, stern and criminal proceedings shall also be initiated against them

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henceforth. The general public has been cautioned to refrain from such unauthorized activities and encroachments, including buying and selling encroached land. In case of any violation found, stringent action will be taken. The general public may inform the District Control Room on toll free Telephone No.1070. Regarding any encroachment upon Govt. revenue land as well as common and set apart for special purpose.


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Ward Member Jolly demands Justified Seniority list of DRMs including outsourcing staffs Kala Pahad joins BJP Port Blair, Feb 09: The State President of BJP A&N Islands Mr. Vishal Jolly has written to the Lt. Governor A&N Islands with reference to APWD’s decision to benefit 1/30th of Pay plus DA to DRMs on dated 16th January 2018. He said, DRM is one of the main sources of employment opportunity to A&N educated youth. During later 90’s, the DRMs were employed only for 6 months (180 days) in a year to avoid

legal conspiracy on 240 days statutory in A&N Islands. But now, after removing 240 days statutory, the DRMs are continuously employed without any break in the Departments. In the meeting, APWD has decided to prepare Division wise seniority list on the basis of continuity of service, completing 240 days in preceding 12 months. The present calculation method has discrepancy; there is a chance

for missing the 1/30th pay plus DA benefits to DRMs engaging continuously for past 15 years & above, who rendered their service to the departments during the tropical period of Tsunami Rehabilitation. e requested for Justified Seniority List including Outsourcing DRMs engaged through Contractor as per the Mandays on a view to get benefit of 1/30th pay plus DA to the DRMs serving the de- Por t Blair, Feb 09: On 09 .02 .20 18 , M r. K. partment for a long period. Kathirasan, Ward Member, S/o Late. Karuppaih, R/o Rut Land – I, Kala Pahad,

Beodnab ad Panchaya t, South Andaman, joined BJP along with his supporter in faith of BJP policies.

Badminton Asia Team Championships: Sindhu wins but India lose to Indonesia in quarters

ALOR SETAR (Malaysia): The Indian women's team campaign at the Badminton Asia Team Championships ended as they went down to Indonesia 1-3 in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Just like in the loss against Japan on Friday, PV Sindhu was the only one to win her match. She beat Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 24-22 in the first singles. It was all downhill for India from there on as they lost the next three

matches. Greysia Polli and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy 21-5, 21-16 in the first women's doubles clash. In the second singles, Hanna Ramadini breezed past Priya Kudaravalli 21-8, 21-15. The second doubles sealed the tie for Indonesia as Anggia Shitta Awanda and Mahadewi Istarani beat Sindhu and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-9, 21-18.


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Lalu attacks Modi PM Modi unable to understand government over Rafale deal RJD national presi- money from the Deoghar pain of a father: SP MP in Rajya Sabha PATNA: dent Lalu Prasad on Friday treasury.

NEW DELHI: A Samajwadi Party member on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not able to understand the pain of a father, but BJP chief Amit Shah can. Participating in the debate on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha, Neeraj Shekhar of the Samajwadi Party said he was in agreement with the Prime Minister over the issue of those selling 'pakodas' being equal to others and the dignity of labour attached to it. However, when a Pakoda seller saves his hard earned money to educate his child to become an engineer or a doctor, will he want his child to follow his footsteps, Shekhar asked. "I understand the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) will not understand the

pain of a father, but at least Amitji (BJP chief Amit Shah) can understand. When the country's Prime Minister says you sell 'pakodas', what effect does it have on the self-respect of the youth," Shekhar asked. He observed that 13 crore youth are eligible to

vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will give a befitting reply to the BJP on the issue of jobs. While Amit Shah was present in the House when Shekhar made the comment, PM Modi was not there.

Karnataka Congress working president calls Amit Shah 'coward' BENGALURU: Accusing BJP of using government machinery to target political opponents, Karnataka Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao on Friday called its national President Amit Shah "a coward". He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Shah, was indulging in a "heinous" act of using departments like the Income Tax to target opposition leaders, which no other political leader has done in the past. "Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are indulging in heinous act of troubling Congress leaders and their friends deliberately, through IT raids and by using other govern-

ment machinery," Rao told reporters. Stating that no political party or leader or Prime Minister had indulged in "hate politics of this nature", he said "to defeat and liquidate opposition party, no one had indulged in such cowardly act." "So it is right to call Amit Shah- coward." Condemning Rao's comments against Modi and Shah as "derogatory", BJP state President B S Yeddyurappa in a statement said "by making such comments he is proving that he is unfit to be in pubic life." He said the Income Tax department was an organisation that functions

independently and making such comments was "irresponsible", "immature" and "childish" on part of Rao. Also, stating that comments were made to "impress" Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is visiting the state from tomorrow, Yeddyurappa has demanded evidence from Rao for his allegations. The Congress party and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had earlier too accused the Modi government of using the Income Tax Department for its "political conspiracies", following searches by the department at multiple properties related to senior minister D K Shivakumar in August last year.

launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal. In a couple of tweets, the former Bihar chief minister alleged that the deal "smacks of nepotism and kickbacks" and charged the BJP with "parking huge funds for elections with such secret deals"."Rafale deal details can not be disclosed to the country? Why? Because it smacks of nepotism and kickbacks? Why was MRCA scrapped? Because new deal allows for secrecy, hence corruption? BJP parking huge funds for elections with such deals?", the RJD supremo said on his twitter handle. Prasad has been behind the bars in Ranchi since December 23, when he was convicted by a special CBI court in connection with fraudulent withdrawal of

Two accidents... from Port Blair City today and the reasons behind these accidents is said to be brake failure of the vehicles. As per reports, a bus namely Priya Travels that was heading uphill towards Bengali Club suddenly suffered brake failure following which the bus came back in reverse direction and stopped after hitting road side retaining wall and an electric pole. Fortunately, no vehicle was behind the Bus, otherwise this accident would have taken a major shape. Similarly, a private car that was going uphill from Velodrome area to Raj Niwas area suffered sudden

He was subsequently awarded three years and six months' imprisonment in the case followed by conviction and five years' imprisonment in another case relating to illegal withdrawal from Chaibasa treasury. Accusing the BJPled NDA of having "framed" him in the cases, the RJD supremo has persisted in his attacks on the Modi government, while speaking to journalists outside courts and also on the social media. In another tweet, Prasad alleged "Indian Air Force's need for huge numbers was ignored because opportunity for corruption and huge kickbacks was being eyed ... It is BJP's election preparedness deal. Not IAF and the country's deal". Prasad, a long-time ally of the Congress, has been a strong votary of "opposition unity" against the BJP. (From page 1)

brake failure following which the car came in reverse and rolled down on its right. In this accident also no vehicle or person was there behind the car. There is no report of any injuries in these cases.

Defence Secretary reviews security situation in Kashmir; visits LoC posts SRINAGAR: Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra on Friday reviewed the security situation in Kashmir and visited forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley. "Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra arrived here today for a review of the overall security situation in the Valley," a defence spokesman said here. Mitra visited the for-

ward areas along the LoC where he was briefed on the prevailing security situation. The Defence Secretary interacted with the commanders and troops on ground, the spokesman said. "He was also briefed on the close coordination amongst all the government agencies in maintaining peace in the region," he added. Mitra also visited Badami Bagh Cantonment,

the headquarters of the Army's 15 Corps here, where he was briefed by Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt about the counter infiltration and counter terrorism grids functional in the Valley. "Mitra appreciated the various measures instituted to strengthen the security posture and the good job being done by all the security forces," the spokesman said.

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Aadhaar to be address, age proof for driving licence: Govt NEW DELHI: The draft notification to amend rules for driving licences proposes Aadhaar as one of the documents that can be submitted as address and age proof, the government said on Friday. It said the draft notification to amend the form of application for licence to drive a motor vehicle and the form of driving licence, as prescribed in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, has been submitted to the law ministry for legal vetting. "As per information received from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Aadhaar card has been incorporated as one of the options in the list of documents to be submitted by the

applicant as proof of address and age," Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha. "However, if an applicant does not have an Aadhaar card, there is a provision for submission of other alternative documents like passport, birth certificate, Life insurance policy, etc," Prasad said. He added that there have been instances of concerns being raised on the security of Aadhaar data. "All the concerns raised regarding the security, have been dealt with and addressed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Adequate legal,

organisational and technological measures are in place for the security of the data stored with UIDAI," Prasad said. He added that biometric information, including iris scan and fingerprints, is securely stored in an encrypted form at UIDAI's Central Identities Data Repository.

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Oil spill at... sources, now-a-days oil spill can be seen all around Mayabunder jetty. Some people have also reportedly complained about this matter to the Port Management Staffs at Mayabunder and asked an explanation in this regard. A passenger vessel staff has also recently raised questions in this regard with the PMB staffs of Mayabunder and Coast Guard personnel, who are posted in CG ships, which are currently berthed at this jetty. Earlier the Coast Guard officers denied of any spillage from their ships and blamed was passed to PMB that the PMB staffs didn’t report any matter in this regard. Coast Guard officers also pointed finger towards Navy ship, which was berthed at that jetty recently. Later this matter came to a conclusion, when one of the Coast Guard officers admitted that on Wednesday night during manual transfer of diesel from Port to ship, there was an oil spill. As per details as there is no provision of mechanical transfer of oil at Mayabunder, the fuel is transferred manually at the

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remote Islands by Coast Guard. Meanwhile, when contacted the Chief Port Administrator of PMB told Andaman Sheekha that he has not received any complaint yet in this regard. Meanwhile, photographs available with Andaman Sheekha show that the oil spill around Mayabunder Jetty is spread over a large area and many suspect that there might be some other reasons behind such oil spill, which must be investigated. Meanwhile, during joint inspection of Coast Guard officers, PMB along with a passenger ship crew and general public yesterday, it was found that spillage can be seen all around Coast Guard ship, which has spread around the jetty.H o w e v e r , Coast Guard officers maintained that this oil will evaporate during the day, when the temperature will reach around 60 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, people who are concerned about Ecology of these Islands are now urging Coast Guard to be extra careful in handling fuel as such oil spill will only bring serious threat for marine life and ecology.

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