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Quack Doctors, promising Super-Specialty treatment, mushrooming in city; Administration Clueless Sheekha Bureau Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, May 16: Port Blair city is one of the happy hunting grounds for quack doctors since a long time. Most of these quacks come to Andaman in groups and set up tents in dif(See page 6)

Jolly requests minister to start work of Chatham – Bambooflat Bridge Port Blair, May 16: Mr. Vishal Jolly, State President BJP, A&N Isla nds and Mr. Indrapal Singh, Chairman, PBMC met Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the Minist er of R oad Tr ans por t , Highway & Shipping at Delhi on 16.05.2018. Dur(See page 6)

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Rajnath Singh reviews development projects in Union Territories New Delhi, May 16: The Union Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh here on Wednesday reviewed the progress of various develop(See page 6)


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Given letter to BJP resorting to 'horsetrading', Governor, hoping for a alleges Kumaraswamy

BENGALURU: JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy today accused the BJP of being in a "hurry" to form the government in Karnataka despite falling short of numbers, and resorting to "horsetrading" by trying to

lure his party MLAs with money.Speaking to reporters here after his election as leader of the JD(S) Legislature Party, he alleged that BJP was making attempts to lure his party MLAs with monetary offers. The BJP was trying to "misuse" its power being in office at the Centre, he charged.Kumaraswamy said the Congress-JD(S) combine had a "clear majority" with the support of 116

MLAs. "Without the numbers, how can they (BJP) form the government?" he asked.Kumaraswamy said he was not out to gr ab power. As the state Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, the JD(S) and Congress have come together and petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala to allow the combine to form its government.

First-ever UK-India Week to promote bilateral trade and investments LONDON: A first-of-its-kind will open with the release of presented to professionals and UK-India Week will be held in Britain next month to promote bilateral trade and investments through a series of events to be attended by ministers and professionals from both countries. The events, to be held in London and Buckinghamshire between June 18 and 22, will culminate with the UK-India Awards to recognise individuals and organisations based in both countries that make a significant impact on the UK-India strategic partnership. "Britain needs to dispel the pessimism troubling many about Brexit, and instead work hard for a common future with special partners like India," said Manoj Ladwa, founder and CEO of India Inc - the media house behind UKIndia Week 2018."For India, the UK presents an opportunity of a generation to engage at a much deeper, strategic level. If both countries can make it work, it's a massive win-win and UK-India Week is about opening new and exciting opportunities towards that goal," he said.UK-India Week 2018

the second edition of 'The 100 Most Influential in UK India relations' - an index to mark the achievements of individuals from both countries making a significant impact on strengthening the bilateral relationship. It will be followed by the 5th annual UK-India Leadership Conclave, dubbed as "Brexit Britain meets Global India" and attended in previous years by railways and coal minister Piyush Goyal and road transport minister Nitin Gadkari. This year's speakers and participants are set to be unveiled by next month. In addition, UK-India Week will feature the High Commissioners' Cup, a daylong golf tournament bringing together key diplomatic and business figures from across the Commonwealth in aid of Prince Charles' British Asian Trust (BAT) charity. The UK-India Awards, launched last year by UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, will conclude the week-long events. The awards, to be

companies from around the world, will be selected by a six-member judging panel including Lord Marland, Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council; Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, and Priti Patel, former UK international development secretary. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and India stood at 18 billion pounds in 2017, a 15 per cent increase from 2016. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UK in April for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT) had agreed to forge a new India-UK Trade Partnership to build on the recommendations of a Joint Trade Review (JTR) concluded between the two countries earlier this year.The new partnership is aimed at improving the accessibility of trade for businesses in both countries and the UK-India Week hopes to feed into that process.

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BENGALURU (Karnataka): Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate for Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said that he has given the letter to Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and is hoping that an appropriate decision will be taken by the latter. "The party has chosen me. I have given the letter to the Governor and he will call me, that is what I am hoping. He told me that he will take an appropriate decision. I'll inform you after I receive letter from Governor," Yeddyurappa told reporters here after meeting the governor. Earlier on Wednes-

day, Yeddyurappa had suggested that his party will claim to form the government. Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar also disa pproved the CongressJanata Dal (Secular) alliance, saying that the people of Karnataka wanted a BJP government in the sta te.Results of the Karnataka Assembly polls a nnounced on Tuesda y evening showed that the BJP won 104 seats, emerging as the single largest party, while the Congress a nd JD(S) bagged 78 and 37 seats, respectively. Soon after, the Congress announced tha t it would support the JD (S), taking their total seat share to 117, thus resulting in a fractured mandate. As the results of the poll in the state have left the assembly in hung, the final decision will be taken by the Governor, Va jubha i Rudabhai Vala.

Massive BSF operation to uncover tunnel across International Border in Kathua-Samba sector HIRANAGAR: The BSF has launched a massive operation along International Border (IB) to uncover a tunnel through which armed infiltrators are suspected to have sneaked inside the Kathua district, a senior official said today. "An operation has been started to uncover the tunnel. It is going on," BSF's IG, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar, told PTI here. He said the BSF has inducted several JCB machines, a large number of troops and other types of manpower into the area and a search was going on. The terrain is like the riverine Chambal valley belt but we are at it, Awtar said. Yesterday, BSF DG KK Sharma had termed as "very serious" Pakistan's attempts to push infiltrators across, including the latest instances which come days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. The BSF and Army troops have detected six cross border tunnels along the IndoPak border in Jammu region since 2012. These were used

to infiltrate militants from the Pakistan side into Jammu and Kashmir. On September 30, 2017, troops of the 62nd battalion of the BSF detected an unfinished tunnel ahead of the border fence along IB in Arnia belt of Jammu district during a search operation. The tunnel was about 12 to 14 feet long with a height of 3 feet and two-and-a-half feet wide. On February 14, 2017, the BSF detected a tunnel originating from the Pakistani side along the IB in Samba district. During an anti-tunnelling exercise, the BSF detected the approximately 20-metre tunnel ahead of the fence into Indian territory in Ramgarh sector. On March 3, 2016, a 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side was detected by the BSF in the RS Pura sector of Jammu district. In May 2014, a caved-in portion of a tunnel in Chillyari border belt in Samba district was found. It was 23 metres inside the Indian territory, officials said.


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Live Phone-in Programme on Glaucoma Port Blair, May 16: Doordarshan Kendra, Port Blair will be telecasting a Hello Doctor Live Phone-inprogramme on “”GLAUCOMA” with Expert DR.

P R A D E E P BALASUBRAMANIUM, who will be discussing varies issues and will respond to the queries of viewers on the topic is to be telecast on 18.05.2018,

Friday from 1730 hours to 1800 hours. Viewers can participate in this LIVE Phonein programme on the topic by dialling 244745 / 9476046367.

Programme on World Telecommunications Day Port Blair, May 16: of World Telecommunications Doordarshan Kendra, Port Day at 1730 hrs on 17/05/ Blair will be telecasting a 2018. programme on the occasion This programme is

presented by Mr.V.Jagadeesan, Chief General Manager, BSNL, A & N Telecom Circle, Port Blair.

Omar Abdullah targets BJP over alleged illegal construction by J&K assembly speaker's family SRINAGAR: Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday targeted the BJP over the issue of alleged illegal construction near an Army ord-

nance depot in Nagrota by the wife of state legislative assembly speaker Nirmal Singh. The former chief minister was reacting to a report that Army had filed contempt proceed-

ings in the High Court after Mamata Singh, wife of Nirmal Singh, did not stop the construction of the house near the defence installation at Nagrota.

Siddaramaiah gets emotional at MLAs' meet, senior leaders blame him for defeat BENGALURU: Outgoing chief minister Siddaramaiah turned "emotional" at a meeting of the party's new legislators on Wednesday while speaking on Congress's defeat in the assembly polls even as senior leaders blamed him for the result, party sources said. The 69-year-old leader received flak from several senior party MLAs, who held him responsible for the Congress's performance, citing his complete authority in selection of candidates and the Lingayat issue, they said. Meanwhile, home minister in the outgoing government Ramalinga Reddy said most of the MLAs were present at the meeting today except "three or four " who were on their way, but all were in touch". Claiming that 117 MLAs were on their side, he said "despite this if the

Governor does not invite us, we will decide how to go further ... we may also parade our strength." Party sources aware of the developments said Siddaramaiah "kind of got emotional" as he spoke during the legislature party meeting about the Congress's loss despite his government's "good developmental works".Siddaramaiah is also said to have cited "polarisation" as one of the factors that affected the party's prospects in the May 12 election. The sources said 73 legislators, including one independent MLA, were present at the meet. Six MLAs who were absent were in touch with party leaders over phone, they said.A joint legislature party meeting of Congress and JD(S) MLAs is scheduled at a hotel here later today, following which Congress leaders are likely to be shifted to a resort on the outskirts of

the city, the sources said, adding that JD(S)was expected to make a similar move. In the May 12 polls, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 members, while Congress secured 78, the JD(S) 37 and others three. Alleging that BJP was trying to poach Congress MLAs, Reddy said "they had done it in the past, they are trying to do it again, but they will not succeed ... we are all together and will stay together." "BJP has contacted five or six of our MLAs. They raised their hands when asked during the meeting today," he added.Reddy also said the Congress legislature party leader was not elected at the meeting, which discussed the government formation exercise. "We have signed a letter extending our support to Kumaraswamy as chief minister," he said.

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Power Suspension Port Blair, May 16: The power supply will remain suspended at Vidhyut Bhawan, Electricity HQ Office, PBMC Auditorium, APWD CE Office, Secretariat, Court Complex, PAO, Raj Niwas, Gandhi Park, Shadipur,  South  Point, Mazaar Pahad, Machi Line, RGT Road, Govt. Press, JNRM College, Rajasthan Mandir, ALWH Colony, Hawaghar Jn., Dudh Line, Nayagaon, Bargat Line, GPRA Colony & Carbyn’s Jn Junglighat,  Vijay  Baugh,  Dairy Farm complete, BSNL Telephone Exchange, Prem Nagar, Goalghar, Carmel School area, KV-I area &

Murdakhari area, part of Gurudwara Lane, Bengali Club, Biggi Lane, Anthropological Museum, Middle Point, Link Road, VIP Road, Police Line, CPWD Complex, Lamba  Line, Ranchi Tekery, School Line complete & part of Minnie Bay on 19.5.2018 (Saturday) from 0700 Hrs. to 1500 Hrs. in connection with rectification of 33 KV VOR Tie underground power cable near Maharashtra Mandal, Port Blair. The above works shall be carried out, subject to weather condition. The inconvenience caused is regretted.

Death Mourned Port Blair, May 16: Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, Pradesh Congress C ommit t ee   a nd all   leaders  of   the  party have deeply mourned the   sad  demise  of   Mr. Shamsher Ali, 58 years, Retd.

PST S/o Late Haji Hameed Ali R/o Garacharma, (PBMC Ward No.18) and prayed to the Almighty for the eternal peace of the departed soul and  to  give  strength  to the  bereaved  family   to bear  the irreparable loss.   

INC candidate wins Bye-Election Port Blair, May 16: In the Byeelection held on 13/05/2018 to fill up the vacant seat of Member, Amkunj-1 of Gram Panchayat Numbutala Constituency, Indian National Congress candidate Mr. Joy Kumar defeated his nearest

rival BJP candidate by 13 votes. Mr. Joy Kumar, INC candidate secured 59 votes where as his nearest rival BJP candidate secured 46 votes only. This seat was earlier held by B.J.P. candidate.

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Congress prepares case to move SC if Cong-JD(S) combine ignored by Karnataka governor NEW DELHI: Even as sources said the Congress could move the Supreme Court if Governor Vajubhai Bala did not invite the JD(S)-Congress combine first to form a government in Karnataka, in a show of strength, the party's MLAs on Wednesday evening headed to the Raj Bhawan to meet the governor. Tuesday's ver dict had thrown up a hung assembly and subsequently the states three main players -- BJP, Congress and JD(S) -- were involved in hectic parleys and backchanneling - in an attempt at cobbling up the required numbers. With r umour s of MLAs going missing making the rounds through the day, the Congress MLAs were seen in a bus leaving the Karnataka Pradesh Congr ess Committee Office (KPCC) and heading to the Raj Bhawan to meet the governor, ANI reported. Speaking to reporters, senior Congr ess leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Congress-JD(S) combine had the required numbers and were "eagerly" waiting to meet the governor to hand over two letters -- the first of the legislator party of the Congress and the second of the legislator party of the JD(S). "We haven't r eceived any message of the governor so far," he added. Accor ding to sour ces, if the response from the governor is not favourable, the Congress could appr oach the top court. Party insiders said a case was being prepared to move court in the event the governor asked the BJP to stake claim to form the gov-

ernment. "All options remain open to the Congress," the party's communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said when asked what the party would do if the governor invited the BJP to form government. He said the governor is expected to listen to the mandate of the people. Meanwhile, allegations of horse-tr ading dominated headlines. JD(S)'s Karnataka unit chief H D Kumaraswamy alleged that the BJP was trying to poach his party's lawmakers by offering them Rs 100 crore and the lure of cabinet post in the state government. "JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?" Kumaraswamy said. The BJP, in turn, rejected the charge calling the JD(S) allegation "imaginary". "Rs 100 crore, Rs 200 crore figures are imaginary. The BJP is not doing anything. This is the kind of politics the JD(S) and Congress play," Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.The union minister also accused the Congress and JD(S) of having come together by "unholy means." Following a fractured mandate in Karnataka, the Congress offered support to the JD(S), which the latter accepted, in order to keep the saffron party out of power in the state. All eyes are now on the governor to see what he does next.

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Congress likely to move court if not invited to form govt in Karnataka NEW DELHI: The Congress is likely to move court if Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala does not invite the JD(S)-Congress combine to form a government going by tradition and in accordance with constitutional and legal provisions , party sources said today. The party is preparing the ground to move court in case of a negative response from the Raj Bhavan, party insiders said as reports came in of its MLAs in the southern state being taken to the governor in a show of strength. "We have staked our claim for formation of a government as we have the numbers as also the total vote share of over 56 per cent," added a senior party leader.

"All options remain open to the Congress," the party's communications in charge Randeep Surjewala said when asked what the party would do if the governor invited the BJP to form government. He said the governor is expected to listen to the mandate of the people. Tuesday's results in Karnataka threw a fractured verdict with no party getting a simple majority. The BJP emerged the single largest party with 104 seats but fell short of the half-way mark of 112.The Congress-JD(S) combine together got 115 seats, moving quickly even as the counting of votes was underway on Tuesday and requested the governor to allow for-

mation of a JD(S)-led government.The BJP also staked its claim with its chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa meeting the governor twice since last evening when the results were declared."The governor has no choice but to invite the JD(S)-Congress coalition which has a clear majority to form the government in the state," Surjewala said, citing constitutional and legal provisions. Amid hectic jockeying over government formation in Karnataka, the JD(S)-Congress combine's chief ministerial candidate H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday claimed the BJP offered his MLAs Rs 100 crore in bribes to break away and back the BJP in government formation, a charge rejected by the saffron party.

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Chief Secretary assault case: Police to question Kejriwal NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has sent a notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to appear before it on Friday in connection with the alleged assault on chief secretary Anshu Prakash in February, police said today. Reacting sharply to the development, Aam Adami Party has alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "misusing" Delhi police to "bother" Kejriwal. A senior police officer said that the notice was sent to Kejriwal today to join the investigations on May 18 at 11 am. The notice said, "You (Kejriwal) are required to attend investigation and be available at your residence/ office on May 18 at 11 AM. In the event, such timing is not convenient to you due to official exigencies, kindly intimate an alternate time." However, Kejriwal has not responded to the notice, the official said. There is also a possibility that the police may also ask Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia to join the investigation after the chief

minister. Reacting sharply to the Delhi police notice, AAP's Delhi unit chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "It is for the first time in India that a chief minister is being examined in a fake case. Modi ji is misusing the police to bother the chief minister but people stand by Kejriwal." He also alleged that the prime minister is "pressurising" chief secretary Prakash to pursue a false case against the AAP supremo. Last month, Kejriwal's private secretary Bibhav Kumar and a party volunteer Vivek Kumar were also questioned in connection with the case. On February 23, a police team had examined the CCTV system installed at the chief minister's residence in the Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited. The alleged assault on the chief secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucracy.

SC to West Bengal govt: Send detailed report on panchayat poll violence NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday termed as "sketchy" details on the panchayat polls violence and asked the West Bengal government to send another report, an official said. The second communication was sent two days after a similar one following large-scale violence during the elections to the local bodies in the state on Monday. Over a dozen lives were lost in the violence.

The Union home ministry has asked the West Bengal government to provide a detailed report on the violence during the polls as the report the state government had sent was "sketchy", the official said. The state government has been told to provide details on the circumstances leading to the violence and the steps taken to restore peace and punish those involved, the official said.

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in g t h is meet ing , M r. Vishal Jolly requested the minister to start the work of Chatham – Bambooflat Bridge, complete the work of M id dle- St r a it &

Bar atang Br idge within the time bond and other issues on A&N Islands development relating to concer n minist r y wa s a ls o discussed.

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PLOTS FOR SALE First time in Port Blair Modernised plot with multiple salient features for sale: 1. Two sides open in most of the plots 2. 6 mtrs to 10 mtrs wide Road 3. Lake view in almost all plots

ment projects in the Union Territories. Senior officials from the UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, NCT Delhi, Lakshadweep and Puducherry briefed the Home Minister on the status of various developmental projects being implemented in their respective UTs. Among the projects reviewed were Smart Cities Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Nutritious Food Supply to Women and Children, provision of Drinking Water & Electricity, Swachh Bharat Mission, improvement in Shipping and Road Connectivity and Tourism projects. The Union Home Minister appreciated the

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progress achieved in implementation of various projects aimed at improving ease of living of people. He exhorted the officials to persevere for completion of the pending projects at the earliest keeping in view the specific requirements and constraints of each UT.The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Home Secretary Mr. Rajiv Gauba and senior officials of MHA attended the meeting. The Union Territories are administered in accordance with Constitutional provisions by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs which is the nodal Ministry for all matters of UTs related to legislation, finance and budget, services and appointment of Lt. Governors and Administrators.(PIB)

Quack Doctors... ferent locations and practice their own version of Ayurveda on residents of these Islands. Among low earning group of people, especially those coming to Andaman for labourer jobs from mainland, these quack doctors are a hit. Several such tents could be seen these days in different parts of Port Blair, each tents has loud speakers, which advertise for the stalls and claim to treat serious health issues, which most of the small clinics in Andaman, can’t treat. A board outside one of these stalls, set up at Nayagaon Junction claims various super-specialty abilities of the quack doctor, sitting inside. Outside one can see people coming in bikes throughout the day, mostly drunkards.These medicine practitioners claim to relying on the knowledge passed on by his family for generations to treat his patients. People who come to these guys usually fall pray, due to lack of knowledge and illiteracy, as these people reportedly either make people deeply scared by informing them deadly health problems or about severe impact of black

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magic on them. More they can scare more is the income. These people even claim to cure homosexuality and other sex problems. Surprisingly the signboards outside these tents openly misuse the name of ‘Ayurveda’ and the Administration do not bother to even question them. It seems that the tents raised by the quacks are only visible to common people and not to officers and law enforcing agencies or health department. In Andaman for opening a small clinic, even one qualified doctor needs hundreds of permissions but quacks do not need any permission and they can openly exploit public and give them whatever products they want, as medicines. One cannot rule out possibilities of these Quacks selling drugs to people. Question is why no one takes action on these people, who put their tents for several weeks on a place? Why Administration is silent on this issue? Why Police and PBMC do evict them as this also a temporary form of encroachment?

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