VOL: 06 I ISSUE NO: 237 I
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20.10.2016 I THURSDAY
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I DAILY I
CHC Rangat ran out of OPD Slips; patient asked to buy notebooks from market Health Center, Rangat. As per reports, this is the 4th day, the CHC Rangat is Rangat, Oct 19: Lack of pro- not issuing OPD Slips to pafessionalism in the manage- tients and as an alternative ment of CHC Rangat has re- measure public are being asked sulted into a kind of harass- to come with a Notebook to see ment to the patient coming for a doctor. Andaman Sheekha has (See page 7) treatment in the Community
Sarthak Kanjilal Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Oct 19: On receiving a complaint regarding unauthorized/Excess storage of crackers, go downs of Central Cooperative Welfare Society at
Sippighat, Prothrapur and Dollygunj were raided by a team of District Administration led by SDM, South Andaman and found stor-
age of 6698 kg crackers against the license of 2000kg thus violating section 9B (1)(b) of Explosive Act 1884. (See page 8)
Spe c ia l Squa d of Abe rde e n Polic e a ga in bust a Ga m bling De n Sarthak Kanjilal
yesterday evening and arrested seven persons from t he spot an d sei z ed a n Port Blair, Oct 19: The Special amount of Rs 40000 cash, it Squad of Aberdeen Police has is learnt. On a tip of informaonce again busted a Gambling Den at Supply Line behind a Club tion, a team constituting of Sheekha News Service
Head Constable Vijay Shankar, HC Hent h o, HC Radha kr i sh na n , PC PK Mondol, PC Abhay and PC Baroi under the overall supervision of SHO Aberdeen, Inspector Mahesh Kumar Yadav.
K ira n T igga H ighlight s num e rous proble m s of SSC M oha npur ; a sk s t he Dire c t or Educ at ion t o re spond Sarthak Kanjilal & D J Venkatesh Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Oct 19: The Chairperson, A&N UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mrs Kiran Tigga who visited the Secondary School Mohanpur along
with the Pradhan of the area, Amar Mondal and Zilla Parishad member, Naren Mondal on 18th October on receipt of complaint from the villagers of Mohanpur has noticed numerous number of problems in the school. As per Mrs Kiran
Tigga, due to shortage of Classrooms in the school the students of class 2nd to 5th were made to sit in the same class which is a clear cut violation of RTE Act. Not only this, she said that there was no science lab for the students of 9th and 10th Standard. Mrs Kiran Tigga also noticed
Mass Demonstration infront of Secretariat Port Blair, Oct 19: As per the call of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, New Delhi, the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’Association, A & N Islands is organising a Mass Demonstration in front of Secretariat on 20th October, 2016 from 4.15 to 5.15 pm, being the first phase of protest
programme against nonimplementation of the assurance given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June,2016. The agitational programme is being organised for settlement of justified demands of the Central Government Employees
and Pensioners like immediate decision on allowances; increase in minimum wages and fitment factor; regularisation of all Causal/ DRM employees, withdraw the “Very Good” as bench mark for promotion/MACP and also for annual increment etc. Similar programmes will be organised in out-stations also.
that due to non-availability of hostels, many students are suffering a lot and left the school as they have to travel a very long distance i.e 10-15 km by walk. She added that just because of non-availability of cook, basic infrastructure, damaged hostel building the hostel was closed. According to her the hostel was closed long back letting many students to suffer. She finally added that the SSC Mohanpur is catering to the students of villages like Gannadabla,
Badadabla, Pailoon, Boorang, Austin 2, Kalapahad, Haratekry, Jayakatai etc. Mrs Kiran Tigga finally also noticed that the school was running without Head master. The Chairperson A&N UT Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mrs Kiran Tigga has asked the Director of Education to reply about the irregularities found in the school as well as the authorities for not following the RTE Act.
MP visits Mayabunder, N & M Andaman; directs APWD officials to complete all pending works on time
Muralidharan Pillai Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Oct 19: The Member
of Parliament Mr Bishnu Pada Rai, visited Mayabunder on 19/ (See page 7)
Kuldeep demands involvement of political parties & civil society during University feasibility study Port Blair, Oct 19: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, PCC President extending congratulations and good wishes to Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Administrator, A & N islands said that the Islanders expect a lot from a matured politician and an experienced academician like him to see that the Islands propel in right direction for all-round development under his Captaincy. In his letter Shri Kuldeep further said that establishment of a Central University in A & N Islands is a long cherished demand of the Islanders and discussions were held on earlier occasion and certain ground work has been initiated in this direction by the local administration. Shri Kuldeep expressed happiness to know that along with some other projects the administrator have come forward for materializing the long
pending idea of Congress party for establishing a Central university in these islands. The PCC President requested the Administrator that the proposed university should not be only Port Blair centric but need of development of other Islands should also be kept in mind while finalizing the proposal. F o r a feasibility study, visit of some Senior officials from mainland is scheduled shortly and as a public worker, he would like to participate in the discussion evolving examining the proposal of the proposed Central University, the PCC President added. He further opined that representatives from all political parties, PRIs and prominent citizens of the Islands also be invited during the proposed discussion.
World Toile t s Da y obse r ve d by N Y K Ra ngat
Port Blair, Oct 19: Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat in collaboration with Bharat Seva Youth Club, Swadeshnagar observed World Toilets Day on Wednesday at Gr a m Pa n ch a ya t , Swadeshnagar in which 50 participants from the nearest area participated. Mr Jayanto Nath, Pr adha n, Gram Panchaya t, Swadeshnagar was the chief guest on t he occa si on an d flagged off the rally from Govt.
tance of the day. And he also spoke about Swatcch Bharat Mission and the scheme/facilities being run/given by panchayat for construction of Toilets. He also highlighted the ill effect of open defecation. On the other hand the chief guest in his address stressed not to use for open defecation and told that this Pr i m a r y Sch ool , panchayat has already conSwa desh n a ga r t o Gr a m structed 30 nos of toilets for Panchayat, Swadeshnagar. needy persons under Swatcch The participants displayed Bharat Mission and there are banner and placards during proposals to make community the rally in order to create toilets in future. Taking the adawareness among people. vantage of the day the chief The participants gathered at guest also spoke about intoxithe Panchayat Bhavan where cation prevailed in youths. Mr Mr Suren Das, Teacher in Ra ti n Monda l , Secr et ar y, cha r ge of Govt . Pri m ar y Bh a ra t Seva Yout h Cl ub, School, Swadeshnagar deliv- Swadeshnagar proposed the ered speech on the impor- vote of thanks.
DC assesses land availability for dev projects in South Andaman com munit y developments works. During the visit the Dy. Commissioner inspected the natural water resource proposed to be developed as pond for supply of potable water to the general public and also inspected the rural water distribution system by the Gram Panchayat. Dy. Commissioner also visited the graveyard land at New Bimblitan which is managed by the panchayat. The Dy. Commissioner has ensured that Port Blair, Oct 19: The Deputy along wit h the Pradh an, available vacant land will be Commissioner, South Andaman Sippighat Gram Panchayat to utilized for community developvisited Sippighat, Tylerabad, trace out the vacant land avail- ment activities viz. shopping New Bimblitan and nearby areas able for the proposed various complex etc.
Advisory for Four-wheeler vehicle owners Port Blair, Oct 19: Inspite of several instructions given through media and other sources, it has been observed that still some four wheeler vehicle owners are plying their vehicle with tinted glass beyond permissible limit in
the Port Blair city which is in violation of the direction/order of the Supreme Court. All four wheeler vehicle owners have been directed to remove the tinted glass immediately from their vehicle, otherwise
suitable action will be taken by the traffic police against the violation of the order as per relevant rules. 68 vehicles have been prosecuted for violation of Supreme Court Order this year till date.
R Menaka on AIR’s Good Morning Port Blair Port Blair, Oct 19: The Secretary (Fisheries) Smti R Menaka will be the guest in the fourth episode of LIVE programme of All India radio titled “GOOD MORNING PORT BLAIR’. The topic of discussion will be “Generat ing em ploym ent through Fisheries”. Listeners can participate in this discus-
sion by calling on telephone number 232336 or 232558 on Oct 24 between 7.25 am and 7.40 am. Listeners who wish to include any of their queries on the topic can email the question before Oct 22 on email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback can be sent by SMS on cell number 9474234000.
Met forecast heavy rains Port Blair, Oct 19: The Indian rain (07-11 cm) at isolated Meteorological Department, places over Andam an and (See page 6) Kolkata has forecast heavy
Month-long winter session to begin on November 16 vened in the third or fourth week of November. The recent surgical strikes in PoK are expected to grab limelight during the monthlong Session. Some parties have alleged that the government is trying to politicise it. The Cabinet CommitNEW DELHI: The winter session tee on Parliamentary Affair of Parliament will commence on (CCPA) that had met here on November 16 and is likely to end October 13 and recommended on December 16, it was officially that the Parliament session announced on Wednesday. should commence from NovemThis will be the 10th ber 16 and end on December 16. session of 16th Lok Sabha and An early session may 241st session of Rajya Sabha. help the Central GST (CGST) "The tenth session of and Integrated GST (IGST) legsixteenth Lok Sabha will com- islations, which will pave way mence on Wednesday, Novem- for the Goods and Services Tax ber 16, 2016. Subject to exigen- (GST), to be approved within cies of government business the November or latest by early Session is likely to conclude on December.The government is Friday, December 16, 2016," a also considering advancing the statement from the Lok Sabha Budget Session by a month and secretariat said. it expected to start in the end of A similar communique January next year. was issued by Rajya Sabha secSources in the governretary general Shamsher K ment said besides legislations Sheriff.The session dates have relating to GST, around a dozen been advanced this time since in new bills are likely to be introthe past it was normally con- duced.
IAF' s MI-17 helicopter crash-lands in Uttarakhand
Agri. De pt . c e le brat e s World Food Da y at Diglipur schemes. Since the land is limiting day by day therefore he urged the farmers to utilize the maximum potentiality of these resources for sustainable livelihood and to fetch higher returns. He further emphasized to maintain the soil fertility by application of locally available organic rich fertilizer so as to reduce the risk of climate change gradually. Dr. Subash B. Palve, Port Blair, Oct 19: “World Food the Panchayat hall, Ramnagar Sen ior Veteri nary Officer, Day” is celebrated every year on Monday. Mr A.K.Trivedi, Kalighat emphasized on the dethroughout the world on 16th Assistant Comm ission er, partmental schemes like pig rearOctober on the day of founda- Diglipur graced the occasion as ing, cattle farming, poultry, piggery, goatery. And further tion day of Food and Agricul- Chief Guest. In his address, Mr emphasized to promote local ture Organization of the United Nations. The theme for this A.K. Trivedi, Assistant Com- breeds and its quality improveyear is “Climate is changing: missioner, Diglipur in his ad- ment. Smt V. Sheeja, Assistant Food and Agriculture must dress stated that as our island Fisheries Development Officer, too”. To mark the occasion a is flourished with diverse re- Diglipur highlighted on healthy programme was organized by sources and we need to protect food by adopting organic farmthe Department of Agriculture, it for our future generations. He ing and also stated that the polAnimal Husbandry & Veteri- further stated that all the De- lution leads to rise in temperanary Services, Fisheries and partments of the Administra- ture which resulted in global Industries, Diglipur in associa- tion are always ready to extend warming and ultimately affects tion with Union Territory Agri- all support to the farmers there- aquatic flora and fauna. Mr cultural Technology Manage- fore they should come forward Swapan Mallick, Incharge Indus(See page 6) ment Agency (UTATMA) in to take the benefit of various
DEHRADUN: An Mi-17 helicopter of Indian Air Force on Wednesday crash-landed near Mana village in Chamoli district
of Uttarakhand. Some persons onboard received minor injuries when the helicopter carrying 15 people, including crew members, crash- landed on Thastoli helipad near Mana, police sources said. Prima-facie a technical fault led to the crash-landing, the sources said. The chopper has been damaged in the incident, they said.
Odisha hospit a l fire : All guilt y should be punishe d, J P N a dda sa ys BHUBANESWAR: Detecting serious lapses in fire safety measures at Sum Hospital where a massive blaze killed 21 people, Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday said all those responsible for the incident should be punished."It is saddening and very very shocking and worrisome too. I found some safety issues are there (at Sum Hospital) which need to be addressed," Nadda told reporters after visiting the fire-ravaged private hospital here.Asking the state government to take necessary steps, the Union minister said "the faith of the people should be restored and accordingly, the people who are responsible (for the incident should be punished. At the same time the protocol and guidelines should be maintained".The minister also visited different hospitals including AIIMS, Capital hospital, AMRI hospital and KIMS to enquire about the patients under-
going treatment there since Monday night after being shifted from the fire-hit healthcare facility.Nadda, who also held discussion with health officials on the matter, assured all support to Odisha government for the treatment of patients affected in the Sum Hospital fire."I am not here for blame game. Our priority is proper treatment of patients who have been affected due to the fire at a medical facility two days ago," Nadda said.Stating that the Centre would take measures to ensure better treatment of the firehit patients, Nadda said the state government had constituted panels for conducting inquiry into the mishap.The state government should implement fire safety measures at hospitals, he said.The Health Minister was accompanied by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL PORT BLAIR dated 9th October 2016
No. 10/AW/ MC/ 2867
PRESS NOTE It has been observed that lots of Hoardings/boards erected by the firm/ individuals /agencies /companies within Municipal area have not yet renewed quoting the reason of enhanced fees. All such boards are still continued with commercial display/usage unauthorisedly. At the behest of ACCI and series of meeting of the Committee constituted to resolve the issue of hoarding fees, the Council decided to collect Rs.45,000/-instead of Rs.63,000/ board / annum for the lapsed period till 31st March 2016.The Current dues w.e.f 1.4.2016 will be as per byelaws i.e, Rs.63,000/- .Individual letters are also being issued to all defaulting agencies/firms to get the permission renewed by remitting the renewal fees . All concerned are hereby informed that the outstanding dues of hoarding fees shall be remitted on or before 26.10.2016 failing which the boards will be removed by PBMC at the risk and cost of the agencies concerned. Further as per PBMC Advertisement Bye-laws all boards should display/ write the Licence number, validity, Telephone number in the Hoardings as instructed in the permission letter. Therefore firm/individuals/agencies / companies are directed to fix/write/ display/Licence number, validity, Telephone number in a legible manner of size 8"x16" on the right side corner of the respective Hoarding/ board as required under PBMC Advertisement Byelaws failing which the Hoarding/Board may be removed by PBMC. The PBMC will start a drive to remove all those hoardings who have either not paid the outstanding dues or have not displayed the details of Licence number, validity, Telephone number in the Hoardings as instructed in the permission letter. Secretry Municipal Council
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Nicobar Islands in the next three days. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest Monsoon current, strong Southwesterly wind speed between 25 and 35 kmph gusting to 45 kmph and generally rough seas are likely along and off Andaman and Nicobar coasts. Fishermen
(From page 3) have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea. The general public have been advised to take precautionary measures and contact the State Control Room, District Control Room and Emergency Operation Centres in case of any emergency.
Agr i. Dept...
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tries Promotion Officer explained in detail about the post harvest aspects with respect to climate change. Mr Swapan Biswas, Pra dhan, Ramna gar gram panchayat graced the occasion and expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the Departments and encouraged the farmers of Ramnagar to adopt organic farming and depict Ramnagar as Adarsh gram in true sense. Welcoming the gathering, Smt Sreedevi, Assistant Director (Agri), Diglipur dwelt at length about the importance of ‘World Food Day’. She elaborated the theme for this year “Climate is changing: Food and Agriculture must too”, and has emphasized the farmers role in climate change. The climate change will affect agriculture, fisheries and livestock due to various changes or fluctuations in weather parameters such as excessive/untimely rainfall or drought/dry spell in-
crease or decrease in temperature which may lead to reduction of yield, resurgence or emergence of new pest & diseases and weeds. To address the issue, sustainable agriculture practices to be adopted. The department is promoting for organic cultivation under PKVY scheme with special emphasis at Adarsh gra m at Ramnagar. To end hunger, we need to waste less food by changing out daily habits and making certain changes in our lifestyle. A quiz competition for the farmers was organized related to agriculture and allied departments for which prize money was distributed to the winners. Altogether 120 farmers, PRIs and departmental staff actively participated. The programme concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Mr S. Prasanth, Agriculture Assistant.
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Cha irpe rson a nd Se c re t a r y of PBM C inspe c t Wat e r Tre at m e nt Pla nt Port Blair, Oct 19: Shri B.Eswar Rao, Chairperson, PBMC, alongwith Secretary, APWD, Secretary, PBMC, Chief Engineer, APWD and a team comprising of Shri C.H.Babu, ward Councillors and Officers of the Council inspected the water treatment plant at Jawahar Sarowar treatment plant and Ram Mandhir area, Dairy farm, Ward no 15. The inspection was specifically indented to take stock of ground situation in order to achieve the long felt demands for daily water supply to the citizens. Further, one of the most vital hassles of the local populace of the area is lack of parking places. The Ram Mandir area is congested and the pavement made for free movement of the public is now being utilized for parking of vehicles. As the Dairy farm area is thickly
populated and sufficient vacant land is not available for providing such amenities for the masses. A stretch of land attached to Jawahar Sarowar treatment plant is lying vacant since long and request were made to shift the existing compound wall inner to the Jawahar Sarowar so that sufficient space will be available for parking purpose. The Sec-
received number of complaints from the residents of Rangat about this issue in the CHC Rangat since past 4 days. “We rush to the hospital to get immediate treatment but instead of giving immediate care to us we are given an another burden by the receptionist of the CHC Rangat, to come with a Notebook or Notepad,” said a patient who visited the hospital recently in case of anonymity. Talking to Andaman Sheekha, Mr Jetendra Singh an attendant of a patient who too recently visited the CHC Rangat said that this is not the retary, APWD assured to look system the hospital should into the matter as the land in run with. question cannot be used for “Let the situation be any constructive purposes by at its worst but atleast an OPD APWD. The Secretary, Slip which is a most common APWD further stated that facility, a Community Health keeping in view of the vital in- Center must have all 365 days, evitability of the public a fruit- people a re in directly haful solution needs to be brought ra ssed,” sai d MrJet endra Singh. out and the same will be comWhen An da ma n municated to the Port Blair Sheekha contacted the Chief Municipal Council at the ear- Medica l Officer of CHC liest. Rangat, Dr Suja Varghese,
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rubbished all allegations and said that the hospital do have sufficient quantity of OPD Slips. “We are just not issuing the slips to the older patients because they mostly don’t carry the slip or forget to carry their slip with them, when they visit the CHC, Rangat again for check-up thus making it difficult for us to recall the patient’s medical history,” Dr Suja added. She justified such act of CHC by saying that asking patients to bring a Notebook will help them to keep it safely and will also help them to remember that they have to come with the same book when they will be visiting the CHC, next time. However, public of Rangat refuses to accept the logic and answer given by the CMO. Explanation of the authorities of the CHC might be true, but people of Rangat are not liking it. “If carrying notebook is a standard procedure why hospitals across country issues medical slip?” questioned another resident of Rangat.
NASA probe spot s possible clouds on Plut o WASHINGTON: NASA's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought. "We're excited about the exploration ahead for New Horizons, and also about what we are still discovering from Pluto flyby data," said Alan Stern, principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute in the US. "Now, with our spacecraft transmitting the last of its data from last summer's flight
through the Pluto system, we know that the next great exploration of Pluto will require another mission to be sent there," said Stern. Stern said that Pluto's complex, layered atmosphere is hazy and appears to be mostly free of clouds, but the team has spied a handful of potential clouds in images taken with New Horizons' cameras during its historic Pluto flyby of in July last year. "If there are clouds, it would mean the weather on Pluto is even more complex than we
imagined," Stern said. Scientists already knew that Pluto's icy surface below that atmosphere varied widely in brightness. Data from the flyby not only confirms that, it also shows the brightest areas (such as sections of Pluto's large heart-shaped region) are among the most reflective in the solar system. "That brightness indicates surface activity," said Bonnie Buratti, a science team coinvestigator from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While Pluto shows
many kinds of activity, one surface process apparently missing is landslides. However, they have been spotted on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, itself some 1,200 kilometres across. "We've seen similar landslides on other rocky and icy planets, such as Mars and Saturn's moon Iapetus, but these are the first landslides we've seen this far from the sun, in the Kuiper Belt," said Ross Beyer, researcher from the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Centre in California. Hubble Space Telescope data suggests that 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) about 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto, is as red, if not redder, than Pluto. This is the first hint at the surface properties of the far flung object that New Horizons
MP visit s... 10/2016 and held a meeting at APWD Guest house at 9.30 AM and at 2.30 PM in the conference hall of Zillaparishad, Lucknow with PRI members of N & M Anda man, Zilla Parishad Adyaksha, Pramukh, EE, AE & JE of APWD to discuss the status of all sanctioned work, which are pending since a long time due to some barriers on the process
will survey on January 1, 2019. "The reddish colour tells us the type of Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 is," said Amanda Zangari, a New Horizons post-doctoral researcher from Southwest Research Institute. "The data confirms that on New Year's Day 2019, New Horizons will be looking at one of the ancient building blocks of the planets," said Zangari. The New Horizons spacecraft is currently 5.5 billion kilometres from Earth and about 540 million kilometres beyond Pluto, speeding away from the sun at about 14 km every second.New Horizons has covered about one-third of the distance from Pluto to its next flyby target, which is now about one billion kilometres ahead. (From page 2) of the works. He emphasized mainly on the work of rural road and bridge due to which peoples are facing too much problems for transportation. After a long discussion he has directed the APWD official to take initiative to make every possibility to fasten the pending works and complete it in a time bound manner.
Coir Board and Yuvasakthi Flag-Off Two Month Training of Coir Handicrafts Port Blair, Oct 19: Aimed at upgrading the skills of south Andaman based coir artisans, the Yuvasakthi in coordination with the Coir Board, Ministry of MSME, Government of India has flagged off a two month long tr aining programme on coir handicrafts from the month of October 2016 onwards.
The training has been simultaneously inducted at three venues by drawing 20 artisans each from South Point, Calicut, and Neil Island respectively. During this period, they will be exposed to nuances of coir handicrafts on jewelry and ornament making.
FIR lodged... Since this action on part of CCWS is not only hazardous but also likely to endanger public security and safety, an FIR has been lodged with Police Station Pahargaon under relevant provisions of IPC, Explosive Act & Rules framed there under. Further Joint Chief Controller of Explosive, Kolkata has been asked to
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cancel the Explosive license granted to CCWS. All the license holders of Crackers/Explosives are hereby directed to follow licensing conditions scrupulously and desist from hazardous practices which may endanger public safety. Strict action will be taken against the defaulters.
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