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Man enters house of Public Leaders allege lack of basic infrastructure in District Headquarter Minor girl to molest; Caught and assaulted by parents of North and Middle Andaman Sheekha Bureau

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Port Blair, Feb 12: There seems to be no end to problems being faced by residents in the Mayabunder. Its more than a decade since N & M Andaman was declared as a new district and (See page 6)

Two arrested with more than 1 KG of Ganja Sheekha Bureau Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Feb 12: The new team of PS CCS unit is continuously working out cases of Ganja under NDPS Act, in city, bringing hopes for many Islanders.

In a fresh case this morning the CCS team raided a car near Chouldari and recovered nearly 1 KG 100 Grams of Ganja from the possession of Mr. Abhijeet Biswas, a Police Constable. During the raid Mr. Rakesh Pandey who

was accompanying Mr. Abhijeet Biswas was also arrested by the CCS team. The team also reportedly recovered weighing machine from the car. Both the accused were produced to court today from where they were sent to Judicial Custody.

Diglipur, Feb 12: The Police Station of Kalighat today arrested one person for illegally entering inside a house of a minor girl at 0300 hrs with intension of molesting her. As per reports when he was unable to commit the crime, he inflicted multiple injuries on the victim gir l with a kitchen knife. However, parents and other family members of the girl soon came to the rescue and overpowered the

accused. They reportedly thrashed the accused to rescue the girl and tied him till arrival of police. The police registered a case against him under section 326 IPC RWS 11/12 of POCSO act 2012. Luckily none of the injuries of the girl was grievous and she is said to be safe now. The accused who suffered multiple injuries due to assault of parents and neighbours of the girl has presently been admitted in CHC Diglipur. Tomorrow he will be produced before ADJ, Mayabunder.


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Jolly writes to CS, says PS Car Nicobar Seizes Cable TV service providers violating Huge Quantity of Liquor the guidelines of TRAI Port Blair, Feb 12: The State President of BJP A&N Islands Mr. Vishal Jolly wrote a letter addressing The Chief Secretary, regarding the Hardship faced by the Cable TV viewers. In his letter, he has stated that, it is being reported frequently for the last few weeks, that General public / cable as TV viewers that the Cable TV service providers engaged in extracting exorbitant rates violating the guidelines of TRAI came into effect from 01.02.2019. Mr. Vishal Jolly has mentioned that, the Cable Operators are not providing fresh form to choose FTA Channels as per the wish of the consumer. As per the guidelines of TRAI, it is the choice of the viewer to

choose channels as per their wish and desire. The TRAI Guideline are bound to be adhered / implemented in its true letter and spirit, whereas it has been largely reported / observed that the cable operators are unlawfully and illegally pressurizing the viewers to choose the channels according to the whims and fancies of the cable operators. The forms which have been issued to the viewers are printed in such a manner that it fetches financial gain to the cable operators and financial loss to the viewers. He further added that the operators discontinued all selected channels by the customer which is Non - compliance of Para 6 of Direction no

28/03/2018-B&CS dt.24/ 01/2019. “The basic intention and objective of the Guidelines framed by TRAI was to bring down the tariff and the liberty to choose the channel by the viewer whereas the Cable operators are not complying the basic objective of TRAI. The acts and deed on the part of Cable TV Service providers are sending a wrong signal that the NDA Govt. is not taking care of the public at large,” Jolly said. Mr. Vishal Jolly has requested the CS to resolve the issue on TOP Priority, a press release issued by BJP office said here.

NH Work at Middle Andaman in full pace Trinath Sheekha News Service

Billyground, Feb 12: T he work of National Highway at Middle Andaman region i . e. f r o m R a n g a t t o T hor tang Nallah is in its best speed. Few kilometres b et ween M ar ich D er a & Amkunj ar ea ar e laid by boulders and metals, other works are also done side by side. The contract work of this portion of NH has been given to a Punjab based a Pvt. Company “Sunu Garg

Sonas State Promote Pvt. Ltd Company”. T he in- char ge of the company Mr. Balajit S i ng h t o l d A n d a ma n S h eekh a t ha t t h e wo r k c ou l d h a v e b een d on e faster but due to existing water Pipe lines, Electric p os ts a nd Under gr ou nd OFC Cab le t he wor k is g et t i ng d el a y ed . T h ey have to work very car ef u l ly o t h er wi s e i t ma y create drinking water and power supply problems. He said that dur-

ing excavation of earth everyday OFC Cable is get t i ng da ma ged a nd the whole area is suffer ing inter net blackout. However, he said that all the line department s a r e ex t en di n g their Cooperation. Further when it is a sked t h a t h ow mu c h t i me will take t o comp lete the work. In his reply, he said that his company is deter mined to c omp l et e t h e t a s k within a year.

Port Blair, Feb 12: T he staff of PS Car Nicobar succeeded in apprehending a ccus ed M r. C K a r thiges ha n S / o M r. Chandr an (39 yr s.) Pvt business R/o Perka Village, HQ, Car Nicobar from his house at HQ area of Car Nicobar and seized 100 bottles 750ml, IMFL bottles from his possession. T he s u ccess f u l raid was conducted by the team of PS Car Nicobar comprising of SI Calvin, HC/382 Budh Bahadur, PC/2886 Nityanand Baroi and PC/2618 Sony Kumari headed by Insp.P.K.Abdul

Arif SHO, PS Car Nicobar under the supervision of M is s . Sa ndhya Swa my, IPS, ASP Car Nicobar. The huge quantities of r ecover ed liquor were seized on the spot and effected arrest of accused. Keeping strict vigil over the illegal sale of liquor/IMFL and other illega l a ct ivities in C a r N icob a r p ub lic is r equested to pass on credib le infor mat ion on t he t elep hone nu mb er s : 0 3 19 3 - 2 6 52 4 2 , 10 0 , 0 3 1 9 3 - 2 3 2 1 0 0 , 8900973445, 9474228912. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.

AAROHI to Organise Musical Concert Por t Blair, Feb 12: AAROHI A Social and Cultural Organisation is going to organise a Musical Concert on 16/02/2019 at 5.30 PM at Dr. B.R, Ambedkar Auditorium, Port Blair to pay tr ibute legendar y Singer “Mohd. Aziz Sahab”. On this occasion

Smt. Neha Banasal, IAS, Secretary, Art & Culture, A & N Administration will be the Chief Guest and Dr. Naviendra Kumar Singh, Director, Transport & Mr. Shubhankar Ghosh, Director, Art & Culture, A & N Administration will be the guest of honour, a press release said here today.


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09 major employers from mainland Andaman & Nicobar Police and 18 employers from Andaman to Felicitates Brave Hearts offer Jobs in Job Fair 2019 Roni Antony & Avinash Sheekha News Service

Por t Blair, Feb 11: Andaman and Nicobar Administration shall be holding Job Fair -2019 at DBRAIT auditorium from

15th to 17th February from 10 AM to 5 PM. As on date 09 major employers from mainland and 18 employers from Andaman and Nicobar Islands have confirmed 450500 vacancies and more employers are likely to join.

A press conference was held at the conference hall of secretariat Port Blair yesterday, by the Secretary of Labour Employment and Education, Mr. Manikandan for the pur(See page 4)

Por t Blair, Feb 12: In a small function held at Police Headqua r ter s on t he evening of 11/0 2/2 01 9, A&N Police rewarded two citizens of the islands for their act of valour and bravery. On 05/12/2018, during a trip from Bambooflat to Chatham, a lady slipped from the ferry into the sea nea r the Chatham Jet ty. Without fearing for their lives, the two brave hearts namely V. Vijay Kumar S/ o. Shri. V. Jagannathan (30) yrs (Pvt. Electrician) R/o. Shore Point and Shri. K.

Ra sheed S /o. L ate. K. Ku nju Ahma d ( 32 ) yr s Deck Rating, DSS Staff R/ o. Panighat jumped into the sea and saved the lady. Both of these citizens were rewarded with Rs. 5000/- each along with a commendation certificate by IGP, A&N Islands in presence of IGP (HQ), DIGP (HQ), DIGP (Intl.) and other senior officers of A&N Police. The public is requested to come forth and help police and public in the event of any eventuality and report incidents to police at 100.

Death Mourned Port Blair, Feb 12: T he State President BJP A&N Islands Mr. Vishal Jolly has deeply mourned the sudden demise of Janab N. Majeed, Aged 58 years, R/ o Ma na r gha t , S ou t h

Andaman Elephant Compounder, Brother of Mr. N. Sulaiman, Ex-Councillor Pradesh Council A&N Islands who has passed away on 11/02/2019 about 6.30 P.M at Baratang.


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Kishan Sammelan at Billyground Trinath Sheekha News Service

N&M Andaman, Feb 12: “KISHAN MELA” has been organised at Billyground from 5th Feb to 10th Feb, 2019. In this connection, on the 4th day of this Mela i.e. 09.02.2019 a Megha Kishan sammelan was also held. In this Kishan Sammelan a good number of farmers (men & women) participated. On the occasion Dr. B.L. Kashinath, Dr. Scientist and Head, CIARI, Nimbudera explained how farmers can increase their agro products and income can be doubled by adopting the neo scientific methods of farming and in cooper ation with CIARI, NIMBUDERA. He told that the Scientists of different subjects are always ready to extend their support to the farmers’ community. He further added that a cold storage is neces-

sary for the cultivators of this region as it will helpto store the excess produces, which could be sold in off season and it will also increase the financial strength of the farmers. Dr. Parag Deori, Sr. Vetrinary doctor, Basantipur, Mrs. Rekha, Sr. Inspector, Agriculture, Mayabunder very vividly explained the various schemes

ing in the upcoming Job Fair, considerable amount of efforts has been made this time to rope in some big names from the corporate world like Rosset Hotels, Club Mahindra, Café Coffee Day, TATA steels, Birla Tyres, Sky pro and many more. This is the first time that companies from mainland are participating in the fair. The Job fair first started in the year 2016 in

of Govt. Of India for the far mers. They urged the farmer to avail the benefit of all those schemes. During this occasion far mers brought huge quantity of their products at Mela. The farmer s community expressed their happiness for inspiring them by arranging such Mela and giving opportunity to make conversation with experts and scientist. (From page 3)

order to provide the opportunities to the suitable and talented students of the islands and in the first edition a total of 183 candidates were successfully selected by the companies following in the year 2017 the numbers spiked up to 337 candidates. A t last the secretary also requested the media to help with the awareness of the islanders regarding the Job Fair -2019.

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Krishi Live Phone-in-programme by DDK Por t Blair, Feb 1 2: Door dar sha n Kendr a, Port Blair will telecast a Kr is hi Live Phone-inpr ogr amme on 13 /0 2/ 2019, Wednesday fr om 1730 hrs to 1800 hrs. In this programme Expert Dr. B Gangaiah, HOD NRM Division will par-

09 major employers... pose of briefing the media in or der t o a wa r e as ma ny people as possible for the upcoming third Job Fair – 2019. In his address Mr. Manikandan said that for the first time online registration has been started from 11 th January 2019 with DBRAIT developing a portal for the purpose of online registration for the candidates interested. Till date a total of 868 applicant s have r egist er ed online. These registered candidates are also being extended with soft skill training at JNR M, AN CO L, DBRAI T, IT I a nd Mayabunder college. Mr.Manikandan also shed light on the type of employers that will be featur-

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7th Pay Commission: What LTC benefits are provided to government employees The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday said that the officials of central government will now be able to avail tickets in all airlines including private airlines in lieu of Home Town/All India

LTC travel to North East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar (A&N). Earlier, these employees were allowed to travel by Air India flights only. "At present, the officials of Central Government are allowed to travel by Air India flights only while availing LTC. However, the facility to avail tickets in all airlines including private airlines is admissible at present in case of LTC in lieu of Home Town/All India LTC travel to North East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar (A&N), in relaxation to Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 under certain conditions. There is no proposal at present to allow Government officials to travel by private airlines for the purpose of LTC," the official notification read. So, it is important to understand for the government officials to understand what LTC benefits they get as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. The report stated that Leave Travel Concession or LTC is "granted to Central Government employees to facilitate home travel

as well as travel to different parts of the country". It said that currently, two hometown visits are allowed in a block of four years with one hometown visit substitutable with “All India” visit. However, for the first two 4-year blocks, three hometown visits and one 'All India' visit are permissible. The report added that LTC is not granted to an employee whose spouse is working in Indian Railways. Responding to the demands of employees, the commission said that extension of LTC to foreign countries is not in the ambit of this Commission. However, it added that the proposal to split hometown LTC has merit and can be considered. "It is recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. This will enable these employee and their families to meet more often," the report added. It said that the facility of Additional LTC should be extended to SSB personnel, at par with other CAPFs.

National Consultation of UTs on creating Child Friendly Cities: Rubina Siddiqui, Ex member A&N UTCPCR invited as resource person

Port Blair, Feb 12: The National Consultation of UTs on Creating Child Friendly Cities, an event organized by the Chandigarh Child Commission in association with the State Legal Services Authorities (SLSA) and UT Education Department, concluded at Chandigarh recently. Mrs. Rubina Siddiqui, Ex Member A & N UTCPCR was invited as a resource person for the panel discussion on how to create Child Friendly UT Cities along with the Punjab and Delhi Child Commissions. The Punjab & Haryana High Court Judge, Mr. A B Chaudhari presided over the ceremony while Professor Nishtha Jaswal, VC National Law University was the guest of honour and chaired the panel discussion. During the deliberations, Mrs Rubina Siddiqui shared the concept of Happy Streets , which is practiced in

Andamans wherein the Marina Park Road is closed on weekends and are let open to children to use for skating and run around on free spac es to have fun and frolic. The concept was very well appreciated by the panel. She emphasized that a city can never be ‘smart’ if the children residing therein do not feel safe and secure. Inclusive growth calls for a collaboration between the perspectives of children and adults. Citizenship should not be limited to adults, it must include the voices and aspirations of young children as well. The Smart Cities need to emerge as spaces that include and promote effective early childhood services by making early learning centres in every neighbourhood with accreditation and quality standards, (See page 6)


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Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar may be quizzed by CBI again today The Central Bureau of Investigation questioned Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar for the third straight day in Shillong on Monday in connection with the Saradha chit fund scandal. Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh too was questioned. He was arrested in 2013 and subsequently suspended by the

party. He has been out on bail since 2016.Kumar was questioned until 7pm and was asked to return to the CBI office on Tuesday morning, an official of the agency said. Ghosh’s interview continued for an hour more than that of Kumar, following which he was allowed to return to Kolkata.While Kumar turned up for questioning on Satur-

day, Ghosh’s interrogation began on Sunday.Talking to reporters while leaving the CBI office, Ghosh said he “participated in the confrontation session with Rajeev Kumar”, refusing to divulge further details. Ghosh, in a Facebook post on Monday morning, urged parties not to politicise the CBI probe.

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parent support programmes etc, especially in poor neighbourhoods, Mrs. Siddiqui opined. Ramesh Negi, Chairperson DCPCR (Ex Dy Commissioner, Nicobar District) called for inclusivity, giving identity to homeless children by providing them with AADHAR card and birth certificates. He also said that young bureaucrats should be sensitized by making them do preliminary services in nutrition, health and sanitation departments as is the practice followed by the DCPCR.

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The panel of experts was unanimous in its view that along with school authorities, parents also should find innovative ways of building bonds with the children so that children at higher risk of dr ug/substance abuse should be timely identified. Dr RG Anand, member NCPCR also spoke in the panel discussion. Altogether 14 city schools were also awarded for the best child friendly practices.

Public Leaders... Mayabunder was declared the Head Quarter, but today while other places are witnessing fast development, the gener al pu blic of Mayabunder are struggling for basic amenities such as Health, Power, BSNL Service, Boat Service, Development of Playground, LPG, Salary Hike of MGNREGA Labours, Issue of STS Bus Ticket Manually, Introducing Examination Centre for common Recruitment Exam, etc.,it is felt. T he F or mer Pr amukh of P anchyat Samity, Mayabunder, Mr. Abdul Siddique has taken up issues on behalf of General Pu blic of Ma ya bunder, Pokadera, Rampur, Tugapur and Chainpur and nearby areas. He   highlight ed some of the long pending major demands of the General Public of Mayabunder. This time Mr. Siddique has given an intimation letter to the Chief Secretary, A& N Administration, Port Blair, for organising M as s Dharna to press Long pending demands of Mayabunder. General Public along with the Merchant Association, Jeep Association, Auto Rikshaw Union, Cargo Association, Ranchi Association, Danapur Shop Keepers etc have decided to go in for a pea ceful mass a gitationcu m- dha r na in f r ont of Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Mayabunder. The mass agita tion- cum-dhar na is planned on 21-02-2019 from mor ning 8. 30 AM till evening. Mr. Abdul Siddique said that deficient service at

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Dr.R. P H os pit al Mayabunder, Shortage of Doctors, technical equipments along with experienced technicians, Super specialty doctors, Gynecologists, Sonologist, Radiologist, Gener al Surgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, Neurologist, Anesthetist and r equir ed as sis ting staff are important issues. Apart from this as Gynecologis t has not been posted here, critical cases are being referred to Port Blair. “Second is LPG is a big issue for the people of Mayabunder. The ratio of cylinder supply is very meager when compared to the r equir ement of the people. A maximum of 200-250 cylinders arrive in a truck at a time which is very less compared to the consumers of this area. We r equest for r egular supply of LPG in these areas along with LPG storage dep ot in Ma ya bunder,” M r. Siddque said. He added that Passenger Boat M.V.Coral Queen which used to ply fr om Por t Bla ir Mayabunder twice a week wa s dis continu ed su ddenly and instead of Coral Queen a boat without facility of bunk and Cabin is being sent to Mayabunder due to which General Public especially the old age and patients travelling to and fro are facing lots of problems, he said. In his letter Mr. Abdul Siddque urged the Chief Secretary to take appropriate steps and resolve the issues on fast track manner.

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