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VOL: 03 I ISSUE NO: 42 I REG NO: ANDENG/2011/38184 I 21 FEBRUARY 2014 I FRIDAY I Rs. 2.00 I DAILY I PORT BLAIR I www.andamansheekha.com

Good News for cricket lovers

Netaji Stadium to have flood lights soon for Day & Night Cricket matches

Stadium in the evening hours to inspected sports facilities related to cricket. Sheekha News Service During his visit the Port Blair, Feb 20: The Lt. Lt. Governor reportedly Governor of Andaman and asked senior officers of Nicobar Islands on 18 th Electricity Department and February visited the Netaji Department of Sports to Special Correspondent

Finally long wait ends for movie lovers in Andaman

Diviyum Talkies to start screening movies in two screens from 27 February

restore the flood lights for Day and Night matches. Port Blair, Feb 20: The long screening Talking to Andaman wait for movie lovers is over. Islanders Sheekha the chairperson of PBMC said that he had earlier Diviyum Talkies is ready for requested the Lt. Governor to pay a v isit to the Netaji (See page 7)

movies for from 27 (See page 2)

Provisions of Flag Code of India to be complied with strictly

Port Blair, February 20: A communication has been received from the Govt of lndia/Bharat Sarkar, Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya, New Delhi about insult or disrespect of the Indian National Flag on several occasion regarding the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and Flag Code of India, 2002 for strict compliance of the provision contained in the Act and the Flag code. On important events, the National Flag made of plastic are being used in place of paper Flags. Since, plastic Flags are not biodegradable like the paper flags, these do not get destroyed for a long time. This affects the dignity

of the Flag. Also plastic, not being biodegradable, is harmful to the atmosphere. This is brought to the notice of General Public to ensure that on important national, cultural and sports events, only Flag made of paper are used by public in terms of the provisions of the Flag Code of India and such paper Flags are not discarded or thrown on the ground after the event. Such Flags are to be disposed off in private consistent with the dignity of the Flag. The provisions contained in the Flag Code of India and Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 are to be complied with by all of us strictly.


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LG condoles Black Batch protest by Health Department Staffs death of R. K. Maji Port Blair, Feb 20: All Health Department Staff such as, Word Attendant, Safai Karmachari, Ayahas, Laboratory Staff, Ophthalmic Staff, Technicians, Pharmacists, Malaria mazdoors, Dr iver s, Mechanical & Store, Section Staff, Radiographer, Peons, Laundry Employees etc. have performed their duties in Hospitals, PHCs, CHCs and Sub Centers etc. including interislands today i.e, 20.02.2014 by wearing Black Batch in protest against A&N Ad-

ministration for taking abnormal time to accord approval for implementation of Hospital Patient Allowance / Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA), which was already approved by Union Cabinet, DOPT and Ministry of health and family welfare, new Delhi. On 17.12.12. The Protest was conducted the leadership of Mr. P.Kannan, President , Govt. Employees Federation. The employees were also taken a mourn procession carr ying a Card-

board Box written with “Patient Care Allowance file Dead and kept in Mortuary and a postmortem will be done on 24.02.2014”. The procession was started from GB Pant Hospital to Aayush Hospital today afternoon and ended at Mortuary of GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair. The Employees will continue their protest till the approval is accorded by A&N Administration. Further, the employees will go on “Pen Down Shows” w.e.f. 24.02.2014.

Tailoring and Fashion Designing Course at Dairy Farm Port Blair, Feb 20: In the chain of programmes for making these isles’ women folks self- reliant and self-sufficient, the Andaman & Nicobar State Cooperative Union opened yet another centre for tailoring and Fashion Designing Course in the Fishermen’s Colony, Dairy Farm (Word No.8) on 19th February 2014. The opening function for this Tailoring & Fashion Designing Centre was held in the hall of Fish Lending Centre, Dairy farm(Word No.8)- which was graced by Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Chairman, A&N State Cooperative Union as the Chief Guest. Addressing the gathering the Chief Guest at the very outset expressed his

pleasure over the overwhelming response received from the potential beneficiaries inasmuch as 80 (eighty) candidates registered their names for undergoing training in the envisaged tailoring and Fashion Designing Centre. Mr. Sharma said that the A&N State Cooperative Union has a vision to make the women folks of this far flung union territory as a ‘strong power’ so that they may be able to contribute their efforts in development of society as well as Nation-building. To covert this vision in to a mission, Mr. Sharma said the women of this archipelago have to step in to the greater world - so that their confidence level, their lifestyles, their approach to the lives be changed. That is pos-

Port Blair, February 20: Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) A. K. Singh, has condoled the untimely death of Shri R. K. Maji, Superintendent of Juvenile Homes, Directorate of Social Welfare, who passed away at G. B. Pant hospital yesterday due to cardiac ar-

rest. He is survived by his wife and two children. The Lt Governor has conveyed his deep sympathy to the members of the bereaved family and also asked the Secretary (SW) to ensure that welfare of the family is looked after.

Power suspension Port Blair, February 20: Power supply will remain suspended in some of the areas on 22.02.2014 from 0800 hours to 1500 hours for maintenance and clearance of HT/LT line and repairing of ABS at Tusnabad junction and repairing/maintenance of three pole structure at

sible by joining such training Diviyum Talkies... centre - where women of different walks of society irrespective of age, caste, creed and religion would join together and learn together. If sincere attention is given, such learning can even yield some income-generation for their respective families too, Mr. Sharma wished. Others who spoke on the occasion include local residents Mrs. Krishna Kumari, Mrs. Ganga and Mr. Ballava Rao and another. Earlier, Mr. Ghayas Meshack, Vice Chairman, A&N State Cooperative Union welcomed the gatherings. The programme came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Mr. P.G.Paul, Director, A&N State Cooperative Union.

Bambooflat. The areas to be affected by power disruption are Ferrargunj to Tusnabad and Ograbraj to Tirur, Tylerabad, Bimlitan and its surrounding areas, Ferrargunj to Jirkatang, Bambooflat, Wimberlygunj to Shoal Bay (Complete Panel-V). (From page 1)

Telangana bill moved in Rajya Sabha amid unprecedented bedlam NEW DELHI: Amid unprecedented bedlam, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde moved the Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha for consideration leading to three adjournments within 30 minutes. The well of the Upper House virtually turned into a battle field as Shinde moved the bill with antiTelangana protestors displaying huge placards opposing the bill and creating uproar. Even though Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley, who had raised the issue of constitutional invalidity of the bill was asked by deputy chairman P J Kurien to put forth his point of view,

the surcharged atmosphere forced the Chair to go for a short break. Jaitley was not allowed to have his say despite being called by the Chair whose repeated pleas to maintain order in the House went unheeded. The house had witnessed high drama on Wednesday with Secretary General Shumsher K Sheriff being heckled by a TDP member who tried to snatch from him papers related to Telangana bill. When the Chair took up the Whistleblowers Bill for consideration, Prakash Javadekar (BJP) went near the podium to demand that the

Telengana Bill be brought first, even as V Maitrayan (AIADMK) got into a scuffle with the marshals demanding a discussion on the Tamil fishermen issue. The Telangana bill was moved for consideration even as a deadlock persisted over it with the government accusing BJP of bringing amendments at the eleventh hour. "We have listed the Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha and we would be attempting to get it passed. The question of amendments at this stage does not arise," parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath had told reporters earlier.

Febr uar y. Add ressing a press conference at Diviyum Talkies t he owner s of Diviyum T alkies M r. L Murthy and Divakar told media persons t hat t he Cinema Hall has t wo screens and hence, it can show two movies together. The fir st hall is Priyam which is having 110 seats while the second hall is known as Diviyum which is having 108 seats. According to the owners in one screen they will be showing Hindi movie while in other sc reen regional mov ies will be

screened. Initially there will be only two shows, which will be increased as per demand of public. According to Mr. L Murthy the first show will start at 2.30 pm and the second show will start at 6 pm in first screen while in second screen first show will be at 3.30 pm and second show will be at 7.30 pm. The theatre will be inaugur ated on 26th Febr uar y by the Chief Secretary and the Member of Parliament while from 27th February the Hall will be opened for public.


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Maruti Suzuki announces global debut of ‘Celerio’ with revolutionary Auto Gear Shift Port Blair, Feb 20: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched its much awaited compact car, Celerio, in Andaman, with the revolutionary Auto Gear Shift here yesterday. With fuel efficiency same as the Manual transmission, the revolutionary Auto Gear Shift, christened EZ Drive, is all set to redefine the car driving experience on Indian roads. Interestingly, Auto Gear Shift on the Celerio is a first for India amongst passenger cars. Poised to stir the A2 segment Celerio is a complete package full of pleasant surprises. Among several benefits, Celerio comes with a best in class fuel efficiency of

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Launching of National Youth Policy 2014 & Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan Port Blair, Feb 20: The Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India is launching the schemes ‘National Youth Policy 2014 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan’ on 21/02/2014 throughout the country. Alongwith the Nation this Island will launch these schemes on 21/02/2014 at

03.00 pm. The procession rally will start from Cellular Jail at 03.00 pm and culminate at ITF Ground. The route of the rally will be : Cellular Jail, Narayan Chowk, Clock Tower, Model School, Tourism Office, Secretariat, RBV, Agency House and culminaSee Page 7

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23.1 kmpl, for both, Auto Gear Shift and the Manual Transmission variants. Celerio is launched at an attractive price. This price puts to rest any argument that superior technology is expensive. Often, the wide price gap between Manual and Automatic transmission

variants prompts buyers to settle for manual transmission cars. In terms of maintenance of the car, the See Page 6

Nucleus Breeding Centre of RGCA at Kodiyaghat Port Blair, Feb 20: Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, a society under the Marine Products Export Development Authority, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, has been functioning as a Research and Development Centre pursuing applied research in Aquaculture for upgrading the existing aquaculture technolo-

gies in the country and for developing and disseminating new economically responsible technologies for immediate adoption by costal aqua farmers, fisher folk as well as entrepreneurs. On 28th February, Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister of ComSee Page 7

Semi Final Match of SOARCVBC played Port Blair, Feb 20: The first Semi-final match of the “State Open ARPAN Rolling Cup Volley Ball Championship - 2014” was played on 19/2/14. Shri. Anant Rao, State Gen. Secretary, DCC and Shri. Subramanyam, Dist. Gen. Secretary, DCC was the chief guests on the occasion. Shri. Raj Kumar, Asst. Engineer APWD and Smti. Manju, Coach NIS and Shri. P.K.Aboobaker was the guest of honours. 22 Punjab Regiment beat PTC Phoenix Bay in straight 3 sets.

Shri. Jagtar Singh of 22 Punjab was adjudged Man of the Match. Shri. Majeed and Shri. Shaktivel were the referee for the match. In the second semi-final match, A&N Police will lock horns with YFC Haddo on 20/2/14 at 6pm. The final match of the championship shall be played on 22nd Feb’2014 at 6:30pm. The tournament is being organized by ARPAN in association with Youth Club Ograbraj and MAK Azad Youth Club Tushnabad.

Port Blair, Feb 20: The PCC President Kuldeep Rai Sharma and all leaders have deeply mourned the untimely death of Shri RK Majhi, 51 years r/o Prem Nagar who

left for heavenly abode on 19th February, 2013 and pray to Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul and strength to his family members.


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EDITORIAL..... There’s So Much To Be Grateful For Why should I be grateful? Being grateful makes us positive, happy and optimistic; it helps us see the bright side of life. It teaches us the art of appreciation. Some believe that we lack in spirit of gratitude because we take things for granted. The street urchin into whose hands you drop a packet of biscuits looks up at you with gratitude and smiles happily. He has known what it is to be hungry, to go without food often times. He knows the value of those biscuits which may not be dainty enough for our palates. What do we do? Someone takes the trouble to shop and plan and cook and clean, so that a plate of hot food is put before us at regular intervals; we make faces and complain that the dish is either too spicy or not spicy enough; that it is boring; that it not our favourite recipe that has been served; and that the vegetables on the plate are not the ones we like. May be we need to go without the things we take for granted, to be able to appreciate what we have.When you become aware of all that you have to be grateful for, when you actually begin to count your blessings, you will be overwhelmed with gratitude for all that has been bestowed on you unstintingly. Your sleep, your friends, your good health which you fail to appreciate until you fall ill, the fresh air and sunlight around you, the marvels of technology which have made your life so easy, your society and community – where would you be without them all? Many think that if they had a little more of this or that, a little more

than what they now have, they would indeed be very happy, satisfied and thankful: they are quite mistaken. If we are not satisfied with what we have, we are not likely to be satisfied even if it were increased many times. What you feel strongly about happens to you. It is thought power that makes things happen. If you feel grateful for what you have, you will attract many more things to be grateful for. Gratitude is the very basis of the abundant law of attraction. I often urge my dissatisfied friends to actually put down in black and white, all the things for which they are truly grateful: they are in a black mood while they struggle to think of the first two or three; and then, the joy of discovering gratitude carries them forward, and they simply don’t want to stop. Their very attitude changes for the better and they find a new perspective. Being alive, being free to do what you care about, being literate, being with people – these are privileges which we enjoy and take for granted. Be grateful for them. Gratitude is not an attitude to yourself; it should be an attitude to life, an attitude which you show to others. Gratitude is most beautiful when it is expressed, and not just when it is felt. When we show gratitude, we are sharing our joy and happiness with others. In the Hindu way of prayer, we light agarbattis or offer incense to show our gratitude to God; the fragrance from the incense spreads all around, making others happy. So it is with gratitude: it blesses both giver and receiver. It strengthens their faith in life, and teaches them to show their gratitude to others.

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Maruti Suzuki.... Auto Gear Shift technology on Celerio is affordable and hassle free. With Celerio, the Company is keen to change these perceptions and raise the technology bar.Maruti Suzuki has always believed in offering cars that set new benchmarks of technology, style and overall costs in India. Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the latest example that brings path breaking Auto Gear Shift technology in cars for the first time and that too, in country’s most popular compact car segment. The Celerio promises a new, convenient and

LOST My Islander Identity card issued in the name of Madhusudan Mondal s/o Brijubasi mondal r/o Subhashgram Diglipur lost at Diglipur bazaar.Finder please call 9474241942.

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fun to drive experience, with top class fuel efficiency, at a highly attractive price and low maintenance cost. Maruti Suzuki is confident that Celerio will soon become a popular choice among customers as they enjoy the benefits that this new technology brings. The Celerio is stylish on the outside and has roomy, spacious & functional interiors with a large boot. Offered in six variants, including two with Auto Gear Shift, the Celerio is powered by the high performing K-next petrol engine.

LOST My Class XII certificate being Roll No 4662709 issued in the name of Dipak Dewri s/o Ananta Dewri R/o Nabagram , Diglipur lost at Diglipur bazaar. Finder please call Dipak Dewri on 9476021046.


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SA ZP deliberates upon measures to generate revenue Port Blair, Feb 20: The Finance, Taxation & Accounts Committee of the Zilla Parishad South Andaman met under the Chairmanship of the Finance Member Shri Nipendra Nath. The Adhyaksha of the Zilla Parishad, Miss. Mariyam Bibi observed the proceedings. The Chief Executive Officer of the Parishad was also present. The Committee deliberate upon the measures that needed to be undertaken for revenue generation since there is presently no source of revenue for the Parishad, and under GOI instruction, the Parishad is required to generate revenue for seeking matching grant. It was observed with regret that although the Zilla Parishad has constructed many assets, these had been handed over to the Gram Panchayat and the Panchayat Samitis. Many of the properties were in varying states of disrepair and even where they were in use, there were no earnings, accruing the Zilla Parishad. The Committee also took note of the recent complaints pouring in from many sections of the population, that the Zilla Niwas of the South Andamans Zilla Parishad was in a state of neglect, and needed maintenance as well

as facelift. The canteen of the Niwas was not serving good and wholesome food, and was closing at 8.00 PM, which was too early, and did not provide meals to guests, who often have to be working till late evening. Moreover, the canteen was not operating on Sundays. There were also complaints that some persons had blocked some of the rooms on long term basis and members of the Parishad being denied accommodation in the Niwas. The Finance, Taxation & Accounts Committee therefore took the following decisions in the interest of revenue generation and for the proper utilization of the Zilla Niwas. The Parishad would seek to resume all the properties constructed by its, which were currently under the custody and use of the Gram Panchayat and Samitis, so that they could be put to optimum utilization and generate income for the Parishad. Alternatively, the Parishad would press for being given 40% of the income earned from these properties. On every liquor bottle sold in the rural area under its jurisdiction, the Parishad would seek to earn 50 paisa, which would be added to the cost of the bottle by ANIDCO and transferred

mental issues pertaining to r u r al a r eas of Sou t h Andaman such as Indoor M u ltip u r p os e S t adiu m Nayapuram; Bridge from Bambooflat to Chatham; Dry dock at Shore Point; Ice Plant at Hope Town

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tion point at ITF Ground. Altogether, 400 youths including 350 delto the Parishad. This will be egates from all over India will done after consulting with participate in this rally. The rally will be flagged off by A&N Administration. One every truck Dr.S.N.Subba Rao, a true livleaving a quarrying site, the Zilla Parishad would seek a levy of Rs. 50/- as a charge. merce propose to inaugurate This measure was felt appro- the Nucleus Breeding Cenpriate as it would not only tre of RGCA at Kodiyaghat, bring revenue to the Parishad, South Andaman, in the presbut also check illegal quarry- ence of Lt. Governor, Chief ing operation. This will also be Secretary, A & N Islands done after consulting with A&N Administration. Netaji Stadium... The room rent of the as the Regional Zilla Niwas, which is cur- Stadium, Sports Council is going to rently pegged at Rs.100 per organize day and night T-20 day for bed, would be raised matches soon. The Superintending Rs. 250/- for members of the PRI, Rs.300/- per day bed for E ngineer of E lec t r icit y epar t ment , the Chief Ex-PRI Members and suit D Engineer of APWD , the rooms Rs.750/- per day per Secr et ary Spor t s, t he bed. These charges would be Director of Sports were also doubled upon expiry of seven present during the LG’s (7) days of stay in the Niwas. visit. “Once upon t ime All guests would nec- there used to be regular day essarily have to produce and and night matches at Netaji file copies of identification Stadium but these matches documents upon occupation were stopped for unknown of the room. At a subsequent r easons. Suc h mat ches tr ac t t housand s of stage, entry into the rooms is at spectators and keep youths proposed to be electronically regulated to ensure safety of facilities and check overstaying or other unauthorized use of the premises. The revenue generation by these measures would be used to obtain matching government assistance, and the funds would be used for development activities in the public interest

and Introduction of Cargo vessel to Neil Island as Vegetable cultivation season started. The Lt. Governor assur ed to look into the ma t ter a nd will do t he needful at the earliest.

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ing spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and also member of National Integration Council. Shri Rakesh Bali, Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs will be the Chief Guest at the culmination point.

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Mariyam Bibi places various demands infront of LG Port Blair, Feb 20: The Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman along with Up -Adhya ks h, Z illa Parishad, South Andaman met t he L t. G over nor, A&N Islands today and discussed various develop-

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and senior officials from ministry. The Minister also proposes to visit sea cage culture facility of RGCA on 28th February (Noon). (From page 1) busy in sports and hence it is now a necessity to have t hose flood light s in wor king c ond ition, ” he said. He added that the Lt. Governor has asked the Director of Sports to meet the him with the estimate for repairing the flood lights of Netaji Stadium. “We are thankful to Lt. Governor for showing deep interest in ensuring proper sports infrastructure for Island youths. This will help youths to come out of the claws of alcoholism,” the Chairperson of PBMC and RSC added.


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Ford Goes Further In Andaman and Nicobar; Expands Sales and Service Footprint with the Inauguration of Mohan Ford, Port Blair Port Blair, Feb 20: Committed to elevate the brand and ownership experience, Ford India yesterday augmented its sales and service network with the debut of two new facilities of Mohan Ford in Port Blair. Of the newly inaugurated facilities, Mohan Ford sales facility near Aber deen Ba zaa r, in P or t Blair will display Ford’s 2014 line up of smart, safe and class-leading fuel-efficient products. The Mohan F or d wor ks hop at Bhatubasti, Gar acharma Main Road, Port Blair will offer a host of unique after-sales services and offerings to customers in the region. Both Mohan Ford facilities were inaugurated by Ba la s u nda r a m Radhakrishnan, vice president, Powertr ain Oper ations, Ford India along with Mohan Lall, dealer principal, Mohan Ford. With newly inaugurated facilities, Ford will grow closer to customers in Andaman and Nicobar

Islands while expanding its pan-India presence to 304 facilities across 164 cities. “One of our key priorities is to make the Ford brand even more accessible to new customers across India. With a growing footprint of 304 sales and service facilities in 164 cities, we are making it convenient for customers to exper ience and enjoy ou r gr ea t br a nd, ” s a id Nigel Har ris, president, Ford India. T he Mohan For d sales facility will be spread over 2400 square feet and the ser vice facility will span over 6,000 squar e feet. The facilities are built t o new Br a nd@R et a il guidelines to deliver a truly world class, and positive purchase experience, especially for several first time buyers across tier 24 markets. T he new Moha n F or d wor ks hop will b e equ ip ped to s er vice 1 2 cars in a day. Besides the network expansion, Ford’s superior

engineering of long-lasting s chedu le ma int ena nce par ts compared to competitors will help in enhancing ownership experience. With the launch of ‘Happy Pocket Service’, Ford is redefining ownership experience and offers extremely competitive and highly transparent ‘fixed’ pricing on scheduled service costs starting at Rs. 2 , 1 99 . P er f or med wit h genuine Ford parts, tools and equipment by For dtrained technician across state of the art service network, Ford ‘Happy Pocket Service’ is among the price leaders for scheduled service and will offer Ford owners incredible value for money and peace of mind. Ford continues to offers several customer focused initiatives such as parts at sub assembly levels for repairs, pan-India Roadside Assistance, 90 minut e- Q u ick S er vice Ba ys, M ob ile S er vice Vans, Vehicle report card and Quick Lane. “We are delighted

to introduce this new facility to our customers in Port Blair. From localization to affordable spares and after-sales service initiatives like Happy Pocket service, we ar e committed to go

fur ther in enhancing the ownership experience and offer peace of mind and convenience to our customers in the region,” said B a l a s u n d a r a m Radhakrishnan.

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