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24 year old Shompen Elephants block ATR near Kenchi Nallah, Mayabunder youth commits suicide Nishar Mohammed

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Port Blair, Aug 12: In a first of its kind of incident, a 24 year old Shompen youth committed suicide at New Chingam Basti ar ea of Campbell Bay. The present population of Shompen Tribes is nearly 240, who

Diglipur, Aug 12: Two Elephants, one Adult and its calf blocked the traffic at Kenchi Nallah area of Mayabunder in ATR this afternoon. According to reports, the Adult Elephant, while crossing the road, was (See page 6)

Four month old Shompen Baby critical Nishar Mohammed Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Aug 12: A four month of Shompen Baby was brought to Campbell Bay Hospital by AAJVS staffs today, whose condition is said

to be critical, when the last report poured in. According to the details the four month baby is not gaining weight and she is maintaining a weight of only 2 KG only since a last few months. Finding the con-

dition of the baby critical, the incharge of Campbell Bay Hospital has sent a SOS message at DHS and presently efforts are being made to evacuate the baby to Port Blair via Dornier Aircraft with the help of Andaman Nicobar Command.

are living in nine areas. The Shompen youth was earlier living in old Chingam Basti but after tsunami he moved to New Chingam Basti with his and two other families. Since then this youth was living with Nicobari families and used to talk only in Nicobari and Hindi language.

MP meets MoS, HRD for setting up of University at Port Blair

Port Blair, Aug 12: Mr. met Dr. Satyapal Singh, Bishnu Pada Ray, Member Minister of State for Human of Parliament, A&N Islands (See page 6)


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Vishal Jolly lays various 38 bottles of IMFL seized foundation stones at Diglipur Diglipur, Aug 12: On 11/08/ 18, a Police t eam of PS Diglipur recovered 38 nos. of 180 ml IMFL bottles from the possession of Gopal Ga in S/ o Mot ilal

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Diglipur, Aug 12: Member Home ministry Advisory Committee, Mr. Vishal Jolly laid various foundation stone at Diglipur on Aug 10. morning for commencement of various Zilla Parishad works. In the morning at VKZPV school he laid foundation stone for constr uction of 4 number classrooms, then laid foundation stone for Construction of Community hall at R K Gr am neat Har i Mandir. Later in the evening he laid foundation

Ga in( 36yr s ) R /o Khudirampur and accordingly a case has been registered against him at PS Diglipur U/s 32 Reg III of 1876.

CINCAN flags off Spirit of Freedom Run

stone for Construction of open shed at Ganesh temple at Subhash gram then laid foundation stone for foot bridge at Radhanagar village. Adhyaksha ZP N & M Andaman, Pramukh

Panchayat Samiti Diglipur, ZP members Subhashgram, Diglipur and other PRIs and general public present on this oc- Port Blair, Aug 12: The nonstop 290km ‘Spirit of Freecasion. dom Run’ from Port Blair to Sa ddle P eak at Diglip ur organised by Andaman &

Nicobar Command was flagged off by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander -in-

Politics over lynchings shows perverse mindset, says PM Modi Private Car goes off the on opposition criticism road, dives into drain

Lynchings are “deeply unfortunate” but citing them for political gain is a “travesty”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said in rare comments about mob attacks that have killed dozens across India. “My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions (lynching) and such a mindset. It is all on record. Even a single incident is one too many and deeply unfortunate. Everyone should rise above politics to ensure peace and unity in our society,” said Modi in an interview to news agency ANI when he was asked a question about Opposition parties criticising his government for crimes against women and lynchings. “It would be a great travesty to reduce these incidents to mere statistics and then indulge in politics over them. That shows a kind of perverse mindset that looks at violence and criminality as something to be milked, instead of unitedly oppos-

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road side drain, near Kadamtala  bazaar. ReportSheekha News Service edly no one was injured in Kadamtala, Aug 12: A this accident. The cause  of has tallied more than 30 Privatge Car bearing Regn No the accident is yet not deaths from nearly 70 such AN 01 L 1406 today dived into known. incidents since January 2017. Kerala death toll from floods touches The Supreme 37, rain lets up but red alert remains Court on July 17 asked Parliament to come up with an The water level in Kerala’s swol- districts and visiting relief anti-lynching law to tackle len Idukki reservoir fell to below camps in Wayanad on cow vigilantism and lynch 2,400 feet on Sunday following a Saturday.The chopper of mobs and laid down pre- brief let up in rain even as the toll Vijayan, who was accompaventive, remedial, and pu- rose to 37 in the worst natural ca- nied by leader of opposition nitive measures against the lamity seen in the state in over nine Ramesh Chennithala, could backdrop of a spate of such decades.Union home minister not land in Idukki due to bad Rajnath Singh will carry out an weather and was later diverted incidents across the coun- aerial survey of the flood-affected to Wayanad.Affected people try. areas in the afternoon. reeled out their woes before the “Horrendous acts The red alert will con- chief minister and some of of mobocracy” can’t be al- tinue in eight districts as the met them said they lost everything lowed, a bench of Chief office predicted heavy rains for they earned in life and it was Justice Dipak Misra and two more days. Over half of the difficult for them to piece tojustices AM Khanwilkar state is flood-affected and officials gether their lives again. and DY Chandrachud had said this was the worst natural ca- Vijayan later said special lamity after the 1924 deluge. At ‘adalats’ will be set up to issue said. DJ Venkatesh

ing,” he said. Mohammed Azam, a UK-educated IT worker from Hyderabad, died and at least two of his friends were badly injured when a mob beat them in Bidar district of Karnataka on July 13. Eight police officers who went to Murki village were also attacked – the latest in a series of attacks based on false rumours about child kidnappers. Police and government warnings to people not to believe in such messages have gone unheeded: in Tripura, a mob lynched a person hired by the government to dispel such rumours. The government says it is not tracking data for lynchings, but data portal IndiaSpend

least 37 people lost their lives in landslides and flash floods and 55,000 people have been shifted to relief camps. “It is an unprecedented natural disaster. We face an uphill task in rebuilding devastated areas. We need help from all quarters,” said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after an aerial survey of the worst-hit Idukki and Wayanad

duplicate copies of documents and educational certificates. Army, Navy and Air Force and National Disaster Response Force teams were deployed in many areas, including Idukki and Wayanad and revenue minister E Chandrasekharan said their timely deployment of rescue teams helped save many lives.


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National De-worming Day observed at Diglipur

DJ Venkatesh Diglipur, Aug 10: In a br eakthr ough effor t a Smart Class was inaugurated in Government school Govt Primary School at Madhupur Diglipur on 10 Aug morning by the Asst Commissioner Diglipur Mr. Shailender Kumar Singh. A private Contractor Mr. JC Singh with assistance of Gram Panchayat Madhupur donated a 50

inch Television along with CPU and its hardware to the GPS Madhupur. Those were installed by the assistance of the APWD Diglipur. A lamp lightening ceremony was held today followed by a welcome song by the students. Asst Commissioner speaking on this occasion lauded the efforts of the people involved in the starting of the Audio-Visual Aids for effective teaching learning pr ocess called Smart Class. Further he said that due to Smart class learning

IGNOU on Doordarshan

ing GPS Subhashgram and asked the staff and authorities for coverage of 100% Port Blair, Aug 12: All Inin all the schools and chil- dia Radio Port Blair will dren. broadcast a Radio Play titled ‘Har Raat Ki Ek Baat’ on 14.08.18 at 0715hrs.It is

written and produced by Mr. M .K r is hna ma cha r i and P r oduced by P.S.Saighal, Programme Executive.

Radio Play ‘Har Raat Ki Ek Baat’

Smart Class inaugurated in assistance with donation

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Due to jurisdictional problem of certain state universities here, some students face rejection of admission applications for higher education. This vital information is discussed in the talk show programme and parents/students may get educational awareness about jurisdiction of universities of distance education. A communication from IGNOU Regional Centre Port Blair said.

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ther narrated the advantages of the medicine. Chief Guest on this occasion Smti Sangita Chand thanked the CMO for choos-

Port Blair

Port Blair, Aug 12: To create awareness about IGNOU and the methodology to select a course in IGNOU, the Regional Director of IGNOU Dr.S. Ganesan has given a special talk for Doordarshan Kendra -Port Blair. It will be telecasted on Monday 13 th August, 2018 at 6.40 PM (for 10 minutes). The main focus of the talk on Jurisdiction – cum- Operational Area of State Universities and Central Univer sities oper ating in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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Diglipur, Aug 12: National De-worming Day observed on 10 Aug, morning at Govt. Pr imary School, Subhash Bazaar pur. Launching the Mass Administration of Albendazole tablets/surup to the students Chief Medical Officer Mrs Jay Biswas administered a tablet to school student and asked all students to take compulsorily the tablets for the better health. She fur-

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League cum knockout football tournament at Baludera

Diglipur, Aug 12: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat is organizing League cum knockout football tournament at Baludera playground from 08/08/2018 to 10/09/2018 under block level sports meet in which 14 scientific attitude will be teams from different places developed in the students are taking part in the tournawhich are the need of the ment. On the day of inaugumoder n era.DEO Smti Sangita Chand elaborated the efforts of the Gram Panchayat Pr adhan Shyamal Debnath and also invited other Panchayats to come forward and assist more such initiatives in all panchayats. Vi c e- P r i n c i p a l , Mr. S Bhawani, PRI & SNC members, students par ticipated in this programme.

ration of the tournament Shri Anand Bengra, Block Samiti member, Baratang was the chief guest. The inaugural match was played between Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Or alkatcha V/s Baludera and the team Baludera defeated GSSS, Oralkatcha by 1-0.


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Home ministry cautions states against directly dealing with ‘countries of concern’ The Centr e has cautioned state governments against directly dealing with agencies of some “countries of concern” like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security saying any such communication must be routed through it for the sake of national security. In a recent communication to all chief secretaries, the ministry of home affairs said state police forces should be directed “not to facilitate or entertain” any such requests from organisations or agencies from countries of concern without prior consultation with it. “It has come to the notice of the ministry of home affairs that some for eign organisations/ agencies from countries of concern are extending invitations for mutual cooperation, training, joint exercise, exchange of views etc., directly to state/ union territory police without routing such requests through ministry of home affairs,” it said.The ministry said while it appreciated that law enforcement related cooperation at international level is desirable, a cautious and calibrated

approach is to be adopted while dealing with foreign organisations or agencies, especially from countries of concern, in the interest of national security. “ A c c o r d i n g l y, state/ union terr itor y organisations may be directed not to facilitate or entertain any such requests from foreign organisations/ agencies from countries of concern without prior consultation with the ministry of home affairs,” the communication said. According to ministry officials, depending on the nature of international cooperation like training of officers related to forensics, explosions, investigation, procurement of weapons or security equipment, there were different countries of concern identified by the government with the help of central intelligence agencies.

For example, when it comes to internal security cooperation, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are countries of concern and if states or local police start dealing with private companies or gover nment organisations of these countries directly, it may compromise different aspects of internal security, an official said. On matters such as counter-terror programmes, fake currency, drugs, human trafficking etc., countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sr i Lanka, Bangladesh were put in the “country of concern” category from time to time. Similarly, several pr ivate for eign organisations which deal with security equipment or organise security related conferences or seminars need to be verified properly, another official said.

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Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee’s condition critical, on ventilator support

A ten-time Lok Sabha member from 1971 to 2009, Chatterjee, 89, has been on ventilator support in a citybased private hospital since August 10 and is also on dialysis. Admitted to the hospital in end June following a hemorrhage stroke, he was released on August 5. However, his condition deteriorated again on August 10 and he was re-admitted to hospital. The long-time Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader was the speaker of 14th Lok Sabha (2004-2009) when the Manmohan Singhled UPA-I was in power. However, he was expelled from the party in 2008 by general secretary Prakash Karat when he refused to resign as speaker after CPI(M) and other left parties withdrew support to the government over the Indo-US nuclear deal. Chatterjee described his expulsion as the saddest affair in his life. However, the CPI(M) leadership came un-

der criticism from within the party, especially from its Bengal wing, for the decision to expel him. Even after his expulsion, several CPI(M) leaders including the current party general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, had been in constant touch with him. Since August 10, several CPI(M) leaders had gone to the city- based hospital where he is admitted and enquired about his health. Chatterjee, who has represented Burdwan, Jadavpur and Bolpur parliamentary constituencies from 1971 to 2009, was only defeated in 1984, when he faced current West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, who was then in the Congress. His son Pratap Chatterjee is a high-profile lawyer in the Calcutta High Court. He also has two daughters, Anuradha and Anushila, the latter being a renowned dance professional.

BSP MLA from Uttar Pradesh claims threat from Dawood, police launch probe Claiming threat to his life from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a BSP MLA from Ballia has lodged a complaint with police, which are probing the case. “On August 6, I got a text message asking me to check my email. I did not take it seriously then and thought I would check it later, as at that time, I was in Delhi. Generally, I get emails from youngsters who send their biodata to me, so I thought I would check it some time later,” MLA Uma Shankar Singh told reporters in Lucknow on Sunday. Singh is an MLA from Rasra in Ballia district. He said, two days later he got another message from the same number. “On August 8, I got a message from the same number which read ‘last warning, jeena yaa marna Rs 1 crore’,” he said.

“On checking the email, I saw a photograph of Dawood Ibrahim. The email also said ‘Uma Shankar, you are serving the people of Ballia. If you want to continue this, then give Rs 1 crore, else one bullet is enough for you. And we can kill you at any point of time’,” the legislator said. The BSP MLA said, “When I checked the number on truecaller (a mobile application to detect the person handling a particular mobile number), it said Dawood Ibrahim.” “Singh has lodged a police complaint in this regard and an FIR has been registered against unknown persons under various sections of IPC and IT Act for threatening him via text messages and email,” said SO Gomtinagar DP Tiwari.

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Woman allegedly beaten to death over dowry in UP A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her inlaws and husband over dowry at a village in Shamli district, police said today. T he incident took place last evening at Abdan Nagar village. Based on a com-

plaint lodged by the woman’s father, a case was registered against her father-in-law, mother-inlaw, brother-in-law and husband at the Jhinjhana police station, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari said.The woman’s

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CINCAN flags...

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Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command on 12 Aug from Netaji Suba sh Stadium, Port Blair, today. The run is being undertaken to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of the country and aims to spread the message of ‘Plastic Free Islands’ apart from encouraging the Islanders to ‘Adopt a Tree’. A team of twenty runners comprising of service personnel from all four components of the Comma nd led by Cdr Ar jun Kumar is participating in the event . S hr i K umar Swamy, resident of Dairy far m, Por t Blair who is working in the HQ ANC is also participating in the run. The run started from Port Blair at 10 AM on 12 Au g a nd will r ea ch Jirkatang by 07 AM on 13 Aug 18. After crossing the Jarawa Reserve Area, the team will cross the area between Bar atang Jetty to Ka damta la Jet ty fr om 10AM to 04 PM. T hey will r ea ch Forest check post II by 06 PM and continue till Rangat where they are expected to reach by 12 in the

night. Thereafter the team is ex pected t o r ea ch Mayabunder by 04 PM on 14 Aug 18 and Diglipur by 06 AM on 15 Aug 18. The tr ek fr om Diglipu r to Saddle point will culminate at 12 PM with the hoisting and unfurling of the National Flag. Locals who are desirous of joining the team in segments close to their locations are welcome to do so to support the cause of the Run. A social outreach team is also part of the event and will be visiting 19 schools enroute Port Blair to Diglipur. They will address students and emphasise on ill effects of usage of plastic, and elaborate on how to contribute towards making the Islands truly ‘Plastic Free’. In coordination with forest department, the team will hand over saplings to the school children as part of ‘Adopt a Tree’ program of the Government of India. During the interaction, the students will also be told about the various career prospects in the Army/Navy/Air Force and Coast Guard.

husband and mother-in-law were arrested. Her body has been sent for post mortem, he said. The complainant has alleged that his daughter was being harassed over dowry since her marriage in 2015, the officer said.

Schedule for Week Aug 13 & Aug 14 Vishwaroop 2 (Hin U/A) - 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM The Meg (Hin U/A) - 2:00 PM , 5:30 PM & 8:00 PM Goodachari (Tel U/A) - 4:30 PM


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India hands over first lot of houses in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas India on Sunday handed over the first lot of houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a special ceremony through video conference at Dunsinane Estate, Nuwara Eliya to hand over the houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas. It is the largest Indian assistance project in any country with a grant of over $350 million. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked his Indian counterpart for the assistance. “I thank Prime Minister Modi. He has kept the promise he made last year,” Wickremesinghe said. Modi said India continues to keep Sri Lanka in a

special place in its neighbourhood first policy. Some 404 houses were handed over at the central district of Nuwara Eliya. Out of the 60,000 houses, close to 47,000 have been completed so far, Modi said, adding that the $350 million grant to build the houses was one of the largest grants by India in any country. “Sri Lanka has been special for us, and it will remain special,” Modi said. Wickremesinghe, recalling the historical links between India and Sri Lanka, said Modi’s suggestion today to establish direct air links between Colombo and Varanasi to facilitate pilgrims from Sri Lanka is most welcomed.

MP meets... Resources Development, GoI, New Delhi on 08.08.2018 and requested him to expedite the matter on the proposal already submitted by the UT Administration for setting up of University at Port Blair under RUSA

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which is pending in the Ministry since long time. The Minister assured to look into the matter for consideration to set up a cluster university at this stage under RUSA, at the earliest as possible.

Elephants block... waiting for its calf but the calf was unwilling to cross the road, which caused the delay. Later when the adult elephant vanished in the Jungle, the baby elephant slowly crossed the r oad. Meanwhile the traffic movement, halted for nearly 30 minutes, resumed after the

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baby elephant entered the Jungle. According to public, elephants usually become violent, if they smell threat to young elephants and hence people travelling in ATR take extreme caution, if baby elephants are sighted on ATR.

LOST I Sarama Roy, w/o Gopal Chandra Roy R/o Kamlapur Village has lost my Smart Card bearing No. 351200145058 in between Kamlapur & Billiground Bazar, on 07.06.2018. finder is requested to contact at 953189397.

LOST My FIC Card bearing no 353000197077 issued in the name of WILLIAM TIGGA S/o Late Marcus Tigga R/o Ramnagar. Lost at Diglipur bazaar. Finder please call 9474247018.

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