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Croc Sighting update: Kayaker Tanaz Noble becomes first Indian Kayaker to complete 70 Nautical Boat Operation for Ross and Smith resumes Miles Kayaking in High Sea Sarthak Kanjilal Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, April 15: Tremendous dedication and hard work has made it possible for Kayaker Tanaz Noble to achieve a big milestone in her life to complete 70 Nautical miles of Kayaking in High
DJ Venkatesh Sheekha News Service Tanaz, started kayaking at 0536 hours, on 14th April from Chidiyatapu, Diglipur, April 16: The Forwith a night halt at North est Department after reBrother Island, she com- viewing the situation repleted her 70 Nautical Miles Kayaking Journey at high sea to Little Andaman yesterday (See page 6)
Proposed Bridge over Middle Strait might miss NHIDCLâ€™s deadline John Wilbert Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Apr 16: The most awaited bridge of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Middle Strait bridge, might not become a reality by 2020, (See page 6)
garding Crocodile sighting at Ross & Smith Islands on 14 April, decided to re-open Ross and Smith Islands for the tourists from 15 April. (See page 6)
Bangali New Year CAG fumes over tardy implementation of CCTNS Celebrated at Junglighat in A&N Islands New Delhi, Apr 15: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has censured the government for tardy implementation of the Criminal and Criminal Track Network and System (CCTNS) in strategically located Union Territory (UT) Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In its latest report submitted
to Parliament recently, the top audit body of the country has indicted the Andaman and Nicobar administration (ANA) for inordinate delay in implementing the CCTNS project there. The CCTNS project was conceptualised by MHA in 2009 as a mission mode project to modernise the police force.
It envisaged creation of a comprehensive and integrated system by adoption of principles of e-Governance and establishment of a nation-wide net worked infrastructure for IT-enabled state of art tracking system. Implementation guidelines for the system were issued in July 2009.The National Crime (See page 5)
Education Fair cum Career Guidance Expo 2018 by LOTE and Edugenesis Port Blair, Apr 16: Living On The Edge-LOTE, in collaboration with Edugenesis consultancy services Pvt Ltd, Chennai has organised a Education Fair cum Career Guidance Expo 2018, at Government Girls Sr Sec School, Port Blair on 14th April 18. In the morning at 10:00am the Education Fair was inaugurated by Mrs. Baby Farida, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman. Later in the evening the Career Guidance Expo 2018 was inaugurated by Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, the Member of Parliament, Andaman & Nicobar Islands at 04:00 pm. On 15/04/18 the same Expo was organised at Govt. Sr Sec School, Wimberlygunj from 1:30 pm onwards. Mr. O. Bashir, Pradhan Gram Panchayat Manarghat was the Chief
Guest, while Mr. M. K. Sundaram, Zilla Parishad, Member, Bambooflat was the Guest of honour. Both of them appreciated the efforts of LOTE to organise such an Expo in rural areas so that aspiring students get an overview of the latest course in education, who wishes to persuade higher education in mainland.
Sathyabama University, Dr. MGR Education and Research Institute, Apollo Engineering collage, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher education, Rajiv Gandhi college of Engineering were among the nine other institutions who have participated in the Expo. Nearly 400 visitors gained necessary knowledge and information on relevant subjects.
Andaman Avians Club Launches Hello Birding: Chapter 1: Summer Camp for School Students Port Blair, Apr 16: Andaman Avians Club launches: Hello Birding: Bird Watching Camp for School students. The camp was of two Days conducted on 14th and 15th of April. The workshop was focused on introducing the school students to Bird Watching hobby and to develop the concern towards the nature. Students mostly from MGIS, Carmel and VKV schools registered in the workshop from age group 10-
18. During the workshop on Day 1 students were introduced to the Bird of Andaman, Bird Watching Techniques, Bird Identification techniques and use of binoculars. On Day 2, stu-
dents were taken to Chidiyatapu for bird watching where they witnessed around 25-27 bird species. Later the event was concluded by certificate distribution.
Port Blair, April 16: On the eve of Bengali New Year “Poyla Baishak 1425” the members of Andaman Sangeet Academy(ASA), Junglighat, Port Blair, arranged a cultural evening “Nababarsher Milan Utsav” in the prayer hall of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Deen Street Housing Co-operative Society, Port Blair on 15 th April 2018 Sunday at 6.00pm. Dr. A. K. Bardhan, Senior Veterinary Officer was the Chief Guest in this programme. The members of the Andaman Sangeet Academy (ASA) presented an inaugural song ‘Asho he baishakh’. The students of Academy and others presented their variety of entertainment programme.
During the sound musical instruments changed the tone and temper of the atmosphere in the vicinity. The entire programme was tabla accompanies by Mr. Gourav Sarkar and Mr. Soumen Home Chowdhury. At the outset Mr. Shyamalendu Goswami, President of Andaman Sangeet Academy (ASA) welcomed the gathering. Dr. A. K. Bardhan blessed the children for their performance and appreciated the musical artists with blessing of New Year. At the end vote of thanks were proposed by Mrs. Shibani Chowdhury, the member of Andaman Sangeet Academy (ASA), Junglighat, Port Blair.
Death Mourned Port Blair, Apr 16: Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, the Member of Parliament, A & N Islands has condoled the death of Sardar Kulmohan Singh, Owner of Hotel Shompen S/ o Late Sardar Avtar Singh R/
o Middle Point, Age 55 Years who expired at New delhi on 13.04.2018. In his message Mr. Ray prayed to the almighty to give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.
Two Day Summer Camp by ISMAT Port Blair, Apr 16: ISMAT, A women’s initiative has planned to conduct a twoday summer camp on Sunday 29 th and Monday 30 th April timing 9 AM to 5 PM for girls of standard 7 onwar ds at Ummat Public School, Middle Point. Registration forms can be collected from Ummat Public School, Middle Point and Austinabad from 9 AM to
12noon. Some inter esting topics like “study techniques” “ mannerism enhances your personality” “social media a bane or a boon” “beautify your life with per sonal hygiene” “child rights n responsibilities” and “Parents and child rights and responsibilities” will be conducted by our eminent speakers.
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Jolly meets Home Minister demands Inner Line Permit and Pradesh Council Port Blair, Apr 16: Mr. Vishal Jolly, State President BJP, A&N Islands, alongwith Mr. Prakash Adhikari, State General Secretary BJP and Mr. I.P. Singh, Chairman PBMC met the Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on 12.04.2018. Mr. Vishal Jolly urged the Home Minister to introduce strong “Inner Line Permit” to stop influx of population in these islands, permission for direct trade between A&N Islands and South East Asian countries namely Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia on construction materials i.e. sand and stone boulders/aggr egates and
other essential goods to provide cost benefits to the islanders comparing to the cost of the same material/ goods from mainland due to distance factor. Mr. Vishal Jolly also r equested the Minister to reconstitute the
Pradesh Council with Executive Power in A&N Islands. He added that due to unavailable of State assembly in A&N Islands, the elected representatives are facing difficult to serve the islanders.
30th Convocation Degrees At Regional Centre Port Blair, Apr 16: The 30th Convocation of IGNOU was held on 13 th April-2017. Some of the students have not attended the convocation function at Port Blair (or) not collected the degrees from IGNOU Head Quarter, for some reasons. To facilitate the students, the 30 th Convocation Degree certificates are now available at
IGNOU, Regional Centre, Port Blair for further distribution to students. Student can contact Regional Centre, Port Blair; not the IGNOU Head Quarter, New Delhi for 30th Convocation degrees / certificate. The eligible students who have passed exams held during December -2015 and June-2016 are advised to collect their certificates by
making payment of requisite fee of Rs. 600/- (in the form of Demand Draft to be made in favour of IGNOU, payable at Port Blair) from Regional Centre. The list of students of 30th Convocation is placed at RC Notice Board also. Regional Centre will also be informing the students by SMS/ email/letter etc.
30th Convocation Degrees At Regional Centre Port Blair, Apr 16: The 30th Convocation of IGNOU was held on 13th April-2017. Some of the students have not attended the convocation function at Port Blair (or) not collected the degrees from IGNOU Head Quarter, for some reasons. To facilitate the students, the 30th Convocation Degree certificates are now available at IGNOU, Regional
Centre, Port Blair for further distribution to students. Student can contact Regional Centre, Port Blair; not the IGNOU Head Quarter, New Delhi for 30 th Convocation degrees / certificate. The eligible students who have passed exams held during December -2015 and June-2016 are advised to collect their certificates by making payment of requisite
fee of Rs. 600/- (in the form of Demand Draft to be made in favour of IGNOU, payable at Port Blair) from Regional Centre. The list of students of 30 th Convoca tion is placed at RC Notice Board also. Regional Centre will also be informing the students by SMS/ e-mail/letter etc.
A & N State Cooperative Bank introduces Express Counter Service at its Port Blair branch Port Blair, Apr 16: The Andaman & Nicobar State Cooperative Bank has introduced Express Counter Service at its Port Blair branch for instant opening
of Savings and Current Accounts. The main objective of this counter is to cater the growing demand of the people by way of saving the valuable time of the customers.
Death Mourned Port Blair, Apr 16: The Principal, Staff and Trainees of Tagore Government College of Education, Por t Blair have deeply mourned the sad and untimely demise of Mr. M.K. Mohammed, an
Ex-student of the College and younger of Mr. M. Kujali, an employee of the College on 15th April 2018 after a prolonged illness. He left behind his wife and two children.
Public Hearing at Mayabunder on April 19 Port Blair, April 16: The Lt Governor during his visit to Nor th & Middle Andaman will hold Public Hearing for common citizens and listen their grievances at APWD, guest
house, Mayabunder from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM on April 19, 2018. Applicants/ petitioners are requested to reach the venue 30 minutes prior to beginning of the Public Hearing.
Patwari Exam: Answer keys along with the Question papers uploaded Port Blair, Apr 16: The Examination for the post of Patwari was conducted on Sunday successfully and peacefully at the centres located throughout A & N Islands. Total 20,859 candidates enrolled in the said exam. The exam was conducted at 62 examination centers out of which 13 centre were in North Andaman Middle Andaman, 45 centres in Port Blair and remaining 02 in Hut Bay and 01 each at Car Nicobar and Campbell Bay. In order to ensure high level of secrecy, fair and smooth conduct of exam, full proof arrangements were made. The officers and staffs of different categories were detailed from the A & N
Administration. Proper Police bando bast during each and every activity as well as at all appropriate places was made. Approx ten thousand candidates appeared in all Examination centres of Island. The DC office has brought to the notice of all candidates that the Answer keys along with the Question papers have also been uploaded in the Andaman & Nicobar website www.and.nic.in. If any answer found to be incorrect or inaccurate in the Answer key, it can brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner (SA)’s office on or before 18/04/2018 by 6.00 PM by application or email as: email@example.com.
The entire activities regarding fair and smooth conducting of the examination were undertaken under the strict supervision of Deputy Commissioner (SA). The examination was conducted as per chalked out schedule. No report from any corner regarding any impersonation, copying, law and order problem or any inconvenience to the candidates or staff was received. The Deputy Commissioner (SA) expressed his acknowledgement for the cooperation of all Officers of A & N Administration and Chief Secretary A & N Administration in conduct of the fair and smooth examination of Patwari.
CAG fumes over... Records Bureau (NCRB) was appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as the central nodal agency with responsibility for developing the Core Application Software (CAS) of CCTNS and providing the same to all states or UTs including ANI for customisation. ANA set up the Andaman and Nicobar Computerisation of Police Society (ANCoPS) for implementing the project. The ANA appointed a State Project Management Consultant (SPMC) in July 2010 at a fee of Rs 16.65-lakh for preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and a Systems Integrator (SI) in May 2012 at a fee of Rs 3.74-crore for implementation and performance of CCTNS. A firm nominated by the MHA was appointed in May 2012 as the State Programme Management Unit (SPMU) at a cost of Rs 2.20crore for providing consultancy services for overall project management and to monitor the technical, operational and maintenance aspects of the SI. The Department of Information Technology (DIT) of ANA was to provide network connectivity for the system.The DPR identified 32 processes and detected a total of 153 gaps in these processes. To address the identified gaps, the DPR proposed various IT solutions aimed at meeting functional requirements and achieving specific outcomes. These solutions were in the form of 31 “Specific Modules” based on functions of the Department and nine “other modules” which covered aspects such as access requirements, monitoring and reporting, information and navigation.After deliberations, the Andaman administration removed ten out of the 31 Specific Modules” mentioned in the DPR while floating the
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Request for Proposal (RFP) for selection of SI. In the case of the nine other modules, one module did not require customisation and two other modules were not made part of RFP. In terms of the agreement with the SI, all modules and functionalities were to be provided within seven months of signing of the agreement that is by December 2012. In its observation, the CAG noted that of the 21 ‘Specific Modules’, 11 were either not provided or not functional, nine were partially functional to the extent ranging from 16.66 per cent to 85.71 per cent and functionality of one module could not be ascertained. Of the six remaining ‘other modules,’ five were partially functional to the extent of 78.57 per cent and functionality of one module could not be ascertained. “Since the modules were mapped to 17 services of the Core Application Software (CAS) of CCTNS, incomplete customisation of CAS led to non partial availability of the services as specified in DPR”, the report said. The overall status of availability of envisaged functionalities on account of none or part implementation of specific modules is that only 80 out of a total of 442 envisaged functionalities that is 18.10 per cent are fully available to the Department and the stakeholders.“The ANA admitted that work on some modules was in progress and the SI had targeted completion by January 2018. It accepted that several benefits from the system were not being provided to stakeholders”, the apex audit body mentioned in its findings.Thus, non or partial availability of envisaged service s severely limited the benefits expected from the system, added the report. (Courtesy: By Amresh K Srivastava: UNI)
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Liquor seized from Ice Box in MV North Passage Staff Correspondent Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Apr 16: Huge quantity of liquor has been seized by police from MV North Passage ferry on Sat-
urday it is learnt. According to reports the liquor was kept in some Ice Boxes and the person sending these Ice Boxes had given wrong information about the material inside the-
ses boxes. It is learnt that the alert staffs of MV North Passage detected this liquor and later handed over the liquor to Havelock police for seizure.
Charak Puja celebrated at Sitanagar Diglipur DJ Venkatesh Sheekha News Service
Diglipur, Apr 16: Charak Puja celebrated at Sitanagar village Diglipur on 13 April. It is a special folk festival, celebrated on the last day of Chaitr a month in the Bengali calendar, for bidding good-bye to the passing year. A tree trunk of the divine ritualistic Charak tree pole is carefully and religiously erected. The festival ends by immersing the Charak tree trunk in pond water till the
next year. Prayers are offered that the festival will continue for each and every year to come. Thousands of
devotees gathered on 14 April evening at Sitanagar to offer prayers to the deity and witness the rituals.
Kayaker Tanaz... evening at 05:40 PM.She is now with her more liquid items and high said to be the only woman to have done this in India. A few days ago Kayaker Tanaz had attempted to fulfill this dream but during then due to bad weather and difficulties, she faced in the Duncan Passage, she had to quit the task. Kayaker Tanaz, making it her passion to achieve the dream, tried it once again and this time and completed the task even before the schedule. As per reports, she was supposed to reach Little Andaman today at 11:30 AM but when she reached Passage Island, she found herself fit to move for Little Andaman and thus she took less time to rest and moved forward, following which she completed her task by yesterday evening.Talking to Andaman Sheekha, Ms Dinaz Noble the proud mother of Tanaz said that Tanaz has been doing smaller expeditions every year. “In 2015 she Kayaked 100 km in 11 hours over night from Barren Island to Havelock via Inglish Island that too nonstop, in 2015 she Kayaked from Rangat to Havelock via Long Island and North Passage Island,” said Ms Dinaz.Ms Dinaz added that Tanaz used to be on waters, conducting tours so is fully active all day and besides this, she keeps herself fit with her own exercise routine. As per details, for this task Tanaz took
protein diet. Talking to Andaman Sheekha, Miss Tanaz Noble said that in the entire journey, Duncan Passage was extremely difficult and this was her second attempt and she made it. “The idea is that, these expeditions are done abroad but no one in India does them. Even though we have international level medalist they fear the ocean. Honestly, this I have done with the hope to tempt more Kayakers to venture out into the sea and I hope it will work. I hope I will see more kayakers attempting to break my time,” Ms Tanaz said.Talking about her next plans, Kayaker Tanaz said that her plan was 10 degree channel but as she has faced difficulties in the Duncan Passage she will now take up some courses abroad first and then go for that attempt. “It is unfair to say that this is only my achievement. Instead it is the Port Management Board, Coast Guard, Navy, MFV Pratima with its kind, efficient and very hard working crew, Sanjit Mondol and his son Bhola and my brother, all have completed this expedition with me in spirit,” said Kayaker Tanaz. Achieving this feat and taking things as a challenge should be highly appreciated about Kayaker Tanaz and her this achievement will surely inspire all women.
Croc Sighting... T he Fibre boats were allowed during the high tides with a restriction for tourists from entering into water. Forest Department has meanwhile, deployed additional staffs for the safety of tourist for next one
(From page 1) week, DFO, Diglipur, Mr. Anisha Kalkoor said. The Boat services to Ross and Smith Islands were suspended from since 10 due to sighting of crocodile at Ross & Smith Islands.
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as it was promised by National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) earlier. While the construction work of the bridge over Humphery Strait is progressing ahead with visible speed but for Middle Strait bridge, even the forest clearing work has not started yet. Sources in NHIDCL, on the condition of anonymity told Andaman Sheekha that due to non-receipt of CRZ clearance the work could not be started yet.Knowing well that such delay may have adverse impact in 2019 LS elections, the lone Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray met Dr. Harshvardhan, Minister of Forest & Environment recently and apprised the Minister that out of two major bridges, one each on the creek of Middle Strait and Humphrey Strait, the work for construction of Bridge on the creek of Middle Strait is delayed due to nonreceipt of CRZ clearance from
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the Ministry. He further added that construction of the two bridges on National Highway is very important for not only in view of merely provision of road connectivity, but also for strategic importance and over all development of A & N Islands. Dr. Harshavardhan, Minister of Forest & Environment has reportedly assured to expedite the matter for releasing the CRZ clearance for construction of bridge on the creek of Middle Strait. Construction of Middle Strait and Humphery Strait bridges in Middle Andaman were announced by Modi Government as these two bridges has huge economical, political and strategic importance. As China’s presence close to North Andaman’s Coco Island is a big threat to India, in case of any attack these two bridges will help Indian armed forces to shift Jawans, all arms and ammunitions to North Andaman in no time.
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