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No trace of Missing Jet MH370 yet in Andaman

Operation ‘Search Light’ continues in Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian Jet Port Blair, Mar 14: T he Indian armed forces of Andaman and Nicobar Joint Command (ANC)are tirelessly searching for the missing Malaysian Jet in Indian Ocean coordinating with navies and Air Force of dozens of other nations. This the second day of t he massive sear ch operation for the missing Jet MH370, which has been code named as Operation “Search Light” by Indian forces. “Two Naval ships have been searching for the Jet in designated areas East of Great Nicobar Island. Two Dornier aircraft undertaking search North to South of Andaman and Nic obar Islands, over land and

ad joining coast ,” Col. Harmeet Singh the Public Relat ions Offic er of Andaman Nic obar Command told ‘Andaman Sheekha ‘ today. According to Col Singh two Coast Guard ships on routine surveillance diverted to search along East coast of Andaman and Nic obar Islands. “Nav y Dornier aircraft undertook search from 1600hr to 2000hr on 13 March covering area 110 by 70nm approx and 180nm South East of Car Nicobar Islands with nothing to report,” the PRO added. Meanwhile, Mi-8 helicopter of Indian Air Force from Car Nicobar

Island searched seas around Nancowry Group of Islands with nothing to report. Sear ch areas ar e t o be designated to Andaman and Nicobar Command for search by P-8I and C-130 aircraft, which are presently parked at Port Blair’s Naval Airbase INS Utkrosh. Ac cor ding to confirmed reports, till late evening the Andaman and Nicobar Command could not trace out any evidence of the missing Jet in Indian Ocean. “Two Naval ships deployed east of Great Nicobar Island towards Straits of Malacca nil returned. Ship and air search continue. Per mission awaited to launch aircrafts under ANC in Bay of Bengal.

Likelihood of air effort ex Bay of Bengal,” Col Singh Mainland to be deployed in added.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hits Nicobar Islands Car Nicobar, Mar 14: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Nicobar Islands on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.  The epicenter, with a depth of 41.70 km, was initially determined to be at 8.6396 degrees north latitude and 93.7918 degrees east longitude. However, there was no immediate report of any

casualty or damage to property.  The 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7.08 pm, an Indian Met Department (IMD) report said.  The quake, at a depth of 10km from sea level, took place in the Nicobar Island region, it said. 

Representatives of National Pol. Parties participate in mock poll Port Blair, Mar 14: As per the instruction of the Election Commission of India (ECI), mock poll was carried out today at DBRAIT hall Pahargaon in the presence of (See page 2)


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SC agrees to hear PIL on INS Sindhuratna tragedy NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a courtmonitored probe into the fire tragedy in submarine INS Sindhuratna and a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for relatives of the two Navy officers who died. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned for an urgent hearing, posted the case to March 28. The petition claimed the officers died allegedly due to technical and maintenance failure of batteries in

the submarine. It sought a court-monitored probe to ascertain whether there was a timely provision of batteries and other safety equipment. The PIL, filed by advocates Subrata Das and N Rajaraman, also sought a direction for producing the communication between the defence ministry and the Navy command relating to the maintenance of submarines, particularly Sindhuratna. Seven sailors were also injured when fire erupted on board Sindhuratna around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai on February 26.

Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned following the incident, taking moral responsibility. The Navy had said that human miscalculation led to the fire that broke out on cables on Sindhuratna. The probe had mentioned a deviation from standard operating procedure. The PIL sought court's direction to the defence ministry to submit the status report on the action taken by it on the requisitions concerning repairs and replacement of safety equipment of the armed forces.

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Narendra Modi soft on Naveen Patnaik, attacks Salman Khurshid for questioning role of EC and SC SAMBALPUR (Odisha): Narendra Modi on Friday softened his attack on BJD leader Naveen Patnaik even as he tore into Congress o ver Salman Khurshid's remarks accusing it of "destruction" of institutions and said its leaders have already started searching for excuses for a "certain" defeat. In his second rally in Odisha, Modi did not go after the state chief minister, who has since distanced his party from the Third Front, with the same vigour as he had done in his first rally in Bhubaneswar but targeted the Congress. He condemned ext ernal affairs minist er Salman Khurshid remarks in London in which he had criticised Election Commission and Supreme Court and said he used a foreign land to target the country's two respected institutions. "I wonder which country does he represent. He has gone to London to abuse the EC. He has destroyed its reputation. They (Congress) are looking for excuses for their certain defeat. He has attacked the Supreme Court also. Prime Minister, it is your responsibility to look into it," he said. The name of Indian National Congress should be changed to Institution Neglecting Congress, he said, adding that it had be-

come the ruling party's habit to attack and abuse institutions. His rivals, he said, have no agenda but to chant "stop Modi, stop Modi. I am working 24 hours a day to find solution to India's problems. They are working to find a solution to Modi." The BJP's prime ministerial candidate said he wanted to pursue politics of development, jobs and prosperity and wipe off tears of the poor. "Yo u give your blessings to me. The world will otherwise gallop past us and we will remain laggards. The more you tolerate them (Congress), the more pain they will inflict on you," he said. "The electoral fight in 2014 is all about good governance and you should join it with lotus (BJP symbol) and Modi," he said.


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Disaster Warning Sirens Installed Port Blair, Mar 14: The Disaster Warning Sirens has been installed in the premises of Secretariat, DBRAIT, DSS Marine, Chatham Saw Mill (Forest Dept), Police Station Aberdeen, Police Station Pahargaon, Police Station Chatham, JNRM College, Port Blair, Fish Landing Centre, Junglighat, IOC, Forest Guest House Carbyns Cove, Police Station Bambooflat, Police Station Ograbraj, Police Station Chouldari, Police Station Humfrigunj, O.P Wimberlygunj, O.P Ferrargunj, Police Booth Hati taapu, OP Tirur, Tirur Jarawa Protection Post, OP Radhanagar, Rajiv Gandhi

Aquaculture, Kodiyghat, Police Station Neil, Police Station Havelock, Nimbutala, Rangat, OP 19 Km R.K Pur, L/Andaman, Fire Station, Hut Bay (L/Andaman), EOC Car Nicobar, Teressa - A.E Office APWD, Chowra - JE Office, APWD, Katchal - A.E Office APWD, EOC Kamorta and EOC Campbell Bay. The sirens have been installed to alert the general public during any Disaster which is blown at high pitch/volume. The siren will be tested on 3rd and 18th of every month at 1000 Hrs. during the test, the siren will be blown for two successive blast for 30 seconds. Siren of

Electronic Display Board installed at Police Control Room, State Control Room, Junglighat (Fisheries Dept.), Met Office, MRCC, JOC, INS Jarawa at Port Blair, Fisheries Dept. at Rangat, EOC at Mayabunder, MRCC at Diglipur, Fisheries Dept. at Hut Bay, EOC at Kamorta, EOC at Car Nicobar, and MRCC & EOC at Campbell Bay will also be blown in a similar manner at 1000 Hrs. Therefore, the general public is hereby informed not to panic during the test of siren and requested to remain calm during test blast of siren on the date and time specified above.

Kuldeep Mourns Death Port Blair, Mar 14: The PCC Pr esident Kuldeep Rai Sharma and all leaders have deeply mourned the death of Mr. Shiv Narayan Wadhwa,

45 years, S/o Mr. Ramesh Chander, R/o Aber deen Bazar who lost his valuable life in an accident on 13th March and also the death of

Mr. Joseph Ekka, 82 years, Retd Head Constable of AN Police, r/o Police Line who left for heavenly abode today.

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Death Mourned Port Blair, Mar 14: The State President of Bharatiya Janata Party, A&N Island Mr. Vishal Jolly & Party workers deeply mourn the sad demise of Late M. Sunderarajan, aged about

82 Years R/o Chennai breathed his last on 13.03.2014 at Chennai. He was father – in – law of Mr. L. Moorthy, State Secretary, BJP, A&N Islands.

Free Heart Camp at Rangat and Diglipur Port Blair, Mar 14: The Andaman “SAI SEVA SAMITI” is organizing a awareness campaign on heart disease and free heart check up camp on 20th March 2014, Zilla Parishad Auditorium, Rangat and at Subhash Gram Panchayat Hall, Diglipur, on 21st March 2014, from 10 AM to 04 PM by Prof.Dr. G. Elongovan, MD, DM (Cardiology) AVMC Medical College, Pondicherry with vast experience of during more than 9000 Angiography, Angioplasty, Child heart treatment like ASD, VSD, PDA closre, Valvular heart disease

etc. and Dr.Sudip Chakraborty, MBBS,MD (Medicine), Medical specialist, Trained in Therapeutic Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, TMT, 2D- Echo & Pace maker will also be available for this heart check up camp. The patient suffering from high blood pressure, chest pain and heart related problems may register their names to the following persons. RANGAT: Mr. Sanjay Singh9434273954 and Mr.Senthil Kumar – 9434267737. DIGLIPUR: Smti. Meena Siddappa- 9474235295 and Mr. S.K. Biswas- 9474280080.

Varun Gandhi not to campaign against cousin Rahul Gandhi LUCKNOW: BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi has ruled out campaigning against his estranged cousin and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi constituency. The 34-year-old leader, likely to contest on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Sultanpur, told media late Thursday that he believed in political decorum and never harboured any ill will against his opponents. "I have a positive mindset towards politics and have always believed in certain lines of decency that I would never cross," he said, adding he will not campaign against Rahul Gandhi in the neighbouring Amethi constituency, where the latter was seeking a re-election. Varun Gandhi, a sitting MP from Pilibhit, has shifted base to Sultanpur. Varun Gandhi's mother Maneka Gandhi, currently a BJP parliamentarian from Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, is likely to contest from Pilibhit in the Lok Sabha 2014 election, a seat she has held in the past.

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Kejriwal's audacious 'hit and run' statements against media New Delhi: As someone said 'one controversy a day keeps the AAP alive'. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and his party leaders are good at making most audacious statements against the people whom they think are against their ideology and their party. They launch tirade against their targets. After targeting politicians, corporate leaders and the activists, Kejriwal is now attacking the media owners and journalists. It seems his honeymoon with the media is over. Earlier the media was accused of giving AAP blanket coverage disproportionate to its real strength and reach.Now the same media is at the receiving end of the AAP.Most believe that the AAP and Kejriwal are the creation of the media and without them he would not have existed today. But, Kejriwal denies it. In an interview he said, "we are here today, not because of the media. We are here today despite the media." Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted on the ongoing controversy. In his tweet he said, "I really don't get AAP & Arvind Kejriwal's

criticism of the media. But for the blanket coverage he has received AAP wouldn't exist today."Some top media personalities are also demanding that Kejriwal must name the media organizations and journalists whom he considers 'paid', instead of making statements against all media personalities without proof or substance.His comments on the media and threat to send some journalists to jail when in power have led to widespread condemnation. Here is a list of some of his 'Hit and Run' statements in the recent past.March 9, 2014: 'Modi snatched land from farmers and gave to Adani, the media never told you. That Kejriwal has taken a house with three rooms they will run the entire day'March 2, 2014: 'Modi wave is a creation of the media; it's a wave on television''Paid opinion polls are projecting a win for Narendra Modi'Jan 25, 2014: 'I don't know why media houses want people to speak against me. They are associated either with one party or another"Nov 24, 2013: 'I am told Rs 1400 crore has been distributed to a few media houses. Who are these media houses?'

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Facial Hair Transplants New Option for Beard Envy A facial hair transplant procedure is a new option for envious men who are unable to grow a complete beard. The surgery for a bea rd transplant takes a full day to complete and can cost up to severa l thousand dollars. This medical procedure is consis tently growing in popula rity, beca use of beards and facial hair becoming a popular trend in American culture. The surgery for a facial hair transplant is a “relatively safe” procedure that is quite expensive. Men are spending about “as much a s $7, 000 to pump their bea rds ” for this modern medical method. Different options for these transplants are available for patients with different amounts of facial hair. They can be as simple as a procedure of “filling in a few gaps,” or they can be a s ma jor a s a “ complete beard construction.” Many prior patients tended to have some facial hair, but they choose to receive the procedure that provided them with a complete beard. This new option of offering facial hair transplants to beard-envious men is not simple process, however, and one doctor referred

to the procedure as being “very meticulous.” Complete hair strands from a patient’s “bottom of the back of the head” are removed, as they are then used as the new facial hairs. Tiny holes are then made into a patient’s face with the use of a 0.8mm blade, and the hairs are then precisely placed into the small incisions. The angle at which the hairs are placed into the holes ca use s the most trouble for doctors, because they strive to provide a “natural” look to match the contours of a patient’s face. Once complete, some patients have commonly experienced “ some temporary redness and itching to the area.” The new facial hairs that were transplanted will act like naturally growing facial hairs that will need to be trimmed like a normal beard.Facial hair has become a major trend in recent times in American culture. Beards have been sported by “A-list” celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ben Affle ck, a nd G eorge Clooney. Also, beards have become a ma jor pa rt of hipster culture for American males. News of facial hair transplants has even recently

been featured on Howard Stern’s radio program, in which a prominent hair loss doctor discussed the increasingly popular procedure. The primary demographic of men who receive the facial hair transplants are in their 20's and 30's, who are “bohemian, artists, musicians.” But men “ of all walks of life” have had the surgery to give themselves that “ scruffy” look. Some men are choosing to have this procedure done because they wa nt t o ha ve the “ popular” look, and some have the surgery beca use they always wanted a full beard. With this new option now available for men who are envious of the ability to fully grow a beard, facial hair transplants are quickly becoming a popular medical enha nc ement. Curr ently, only a limited number of medical offices offer this procedure for men, but the growing demand may sprout some more up soon. Men who have been faced with disa ppointment, b eca use their facial hair was too bare to their liking, now have a choice of altering their natural looks to their preference.


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SC notice to Centre, EC on PIL against candidates contesting two seats NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Centre and Election Commission on a PIL seeking to declare as "null and void" the nomination papers of any candidate contesting election fr om more than one constituency. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice N V Ramana issued notices to Centre and EC on the petition which also sought direction to candidates not to file nomination papers and contest election from more than one constituency for the same legislative body. "Issue a direction that Section 70 of the Representation of Peoples Act is ultra vires to the Constitution of India. "Issue a direction to the Election Commission to

ask candidate to file affidavit to the effect that they are not contesting from any other constituency failing which their n o mi n a t i o n may be r ejected," the petition, filed by advocate H K Naik, said. According to Section 70 of the Repr esentation of Peoples Act, "if a person is elected to more than one seat in either House of Parliament or in the House or either House of the legislature of a state, then, unless within the prescribed time he resigns all but one of the seats (by writing under his hand addressed to the speaker or chairman, as the case may be, or to such other authority or of-

ficer as may be prescribed), all the seats shall become vacant". The petition also said that the nomination of the candidate be declared null and void if he files papers from more than one constituency simultaneously. "Law speaks about the qualification of the candidate to contest but never speaks about whether a qualified candidate may file nomination for more than one constituency simultaneously," it said.

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Will you cover sun and cut trees, Jayalalithaa asks Election Commission CHENNAI: Will the Election Commission cover the 'rising sun,' which is the party symbol of the DMK, or cut trees having green leaves merely because 'two leaves' is AIADMK symbol or ban use of cycle and lanterns, which also are recognized symbols of various political parties? Framing answerless questions is chief minister Jayalalithaa's forte, and the Election Commission of India found itself on the receiving end on Friday. Miffed at the commission's decision to cover the green leaves painting on small buses, she moved the Madras high court asking: "Would the Election Commission say the rising sun should be covered, trees having green leaves should be cut, cycles should not be used and all hands too should be covered, because it would amount to advertisement for the respective political parties, as is done in the case of the AIADMK?"The petition challenged the March 10 decision of the Election Commission to cover green leaves painted on small buses, apparently because they resembled AIADMK's party symbol and would become 'mobile advertisement' for the party during the coming general elections. Last week, DMK treasurer and former deputy chief minister M K Stalin filed a petition in the high court to remove paintings and photographs of chief minister Jayalalithaa or her party's symbol from government companies, schemes and welfare initiatives such as small buses. On March 10, the Election Commission's senior

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counsel told the court that while the generic name of 'Amma' could be retained, steps would be taken to block leaves painted on small buses. Assailing the decision, Jayalalithaa filed the present petition on Friday and sought urgent hearing. The matter was first mentioned before Justice B Rajendran and later before Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri, who has agreed to hear the matter on Monday. In her petition, Jayalalithaa said Stalin had filed the petition 'out of sheer jealousy and political reasons' as he could not stomach the tremendous response the newly launched small bus scheme was evoking among the public. The Election Commission, on its part, erred in having decided to block the painting without even issuing notice or affording the government a chance to explain the matter, she said. Referring to advocate-general A L Somayaji's earlier clarification made to

the high court, which in November last year did not deem it fit to grant any interim order on covering the painting, Jayalalithaa said the commission was proceeding on the basis of assumptions and presumptions. She said there was no similarity whatsoever between the two sets of two leaves painted on the small buses and the AIADMK's two leaves symbol. Slamming the commission for its misconception of the issue, Jayalalithaa listed the factual differences between the two objects, and said the Election Commission had acted beyond its jurisdiction too.She cited the Election Commission's refusal to cover the two leaves statue at MGR memorial on the Marina -- on the ground that it was erected much before the polls —and said that extending the same logic the commission ought to have realized that small bus scheme too had come into operation before the poll process began and the painting had been done before the poll was notified.

CPM, CPI to contest nine seats each in Tamil Nadu CHENNAI: CPI and CPM on Friday announced they would contest nine seats each in the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and decided against supporting AIADMK, BJP, DMK and Congress in the remaining 22 seats. CPM would contest fr om Coimbator e, Madur ai, Kanyakumar i, Chennai North, Dindugal, Trichy, Virudhunagar, Villupuram and Thanjavur constituencies, CPI state Secretary D Pandian and CPM State Secretary G Ramakrishnan told the press here after both the parties identified the

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seats. CPI would contest fr om Tenkasi, Nagapattinam, Puducherry, Tir uppur, Sivaganga, Dharmapuri, Cuddalore, Tiruvallur and Tuticorin constituencies, they said. The presence of Left parties in eighteen constituencies, including the lone seat in Puducherry, is likely to have impact on the poll prospects of other outfits as it would throw up a multi-corner contest. Replying to a query, Pandian and Ramakrishnan said the left parties would consider supporting other parties, including AAP, whoever appr oached

them.While CPM would release its candidates' list on March 16, CPI would release its list the following day, they said. Both the parties would be expanding their presence in this election contesting together eighteen seats as against three each in 2009. CPI and CPM, which had fought the last election in alliance with AIADMK, won one seat each. However, the alliance broke due to differences over seat-shar ing in the backdrop of major partner AIADMK refusing to allot three seats each to the Left parties.

(1) an election is to be held of a member to the House of the People in the Andaman and Nicobar Parliamentary constituency; (2) nomination papers may be delivered by a candidate or by any of his proposers to the Returning Officer (Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman) or the Assistant Returning Officer (ADM) at the Room No. 2 (Chamber of Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman) of Office of the Returning Officer, A & N Islands Parliamentary Constituency (District Office, South Andaman) between 11.00 A.M. and 03.00 P.M. on any day (other than public holiday) not later than the 22nd March 2014 (Saturday). (3) forms of nomination paper may be obtained at the place and time aforesaid; (4) the nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny at the Office of the Returning Officer, A & N Islands Parliamentary Constituency on 24th March 2014 (Monday) at 1100 Hrs. (5) notice of withdrawal of candidature may be delivered either by a candidate or by any of his proposers or by his election agent who has been authorized in writing by the candidate to deliver it to either of the officers specified in paragraph (2) above at his office before 3 P.M. on the 26th March 2014 (Wednesday). (6) in the event of the election being contested, the poll will be taken on 10th April 2014 (Thursday) between the hours of 07.00 AM and 06.00 P.M. Place: Port Blair Date:15th March 2014 (P.Jawahar) Returning Officer [A & N Islands Parliamentary Constituency]

Tension grips Muzaffarnagar village after sodomy victim dies M UZ AF FAR N AG AR : Tension gripped Kakroli village in the district after an alleged sodomy victim succumbed to his injuries. A 28 -year -old labourer was sodomized by two youths on Mar ch 6 when he went to a farm. He was also beaten up when he opposed them, police said. T he victim was rushed to hospital in a seri-

ous condition and he died on Friday, they said. Following his death, irate villagers on Thursday laid the body of the victim on Jansath Road and protested, dema nding s tr ict action against the accused. A case ha d been registered against the two accused. One of them has been identified as Zahid. Both the accused are absconding.

Representatives of... representatives of recognized National Political Parties. The representatives of recognized National Political Parties present on the occasion randomly took the EVMs themselves and participated in the mock poll much to their satisfaction. The mock poll was carried in a transparent manner to check the physical and technical correctness of the EVMs under the supervision of the Engineers of the Electronic Corporation of India (ECIL) under strict security

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measures. Meanwhile, the process for first level checking (FLC) of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which started on March 11 at DBRAIT hall Pahargaon completed today. The FLC for the additional 250 EVMs brought from Dehradun was carried by the Engineers of the Electronic Corporation of India (ECIL) under the supervision of the observer FLC, Shri SP Singh, the Nodal Officer FLC, Shri Arun Gupta and Consultant Shri Samar Lall.

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