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One injured in road Shortage of Ships paralyses Mainland-Island accident at Diglipur transportation network Mohammed Sajid Sheekha News Service

Port Blair, Apr 21: Every year during summer vacations thousands of people visit Mainland India. Though a good number of people choose t o fly, t her e are thousands of others, who have no other options than tr av elling in ships to Mainland India. Sadly this is the time, when every year most of the ships of Andaman and Nicobar Ad ministr ation either remain out of service or are sent for Annual Survey, leaving common man in high sea. At present in almost every sector there is shortage of ship, forcing public to wait for long for t heir Mainland Journey and even if there is a sailing, getting

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tickets becomes impossible due to heavy rush. T he question is why the Shipping Department can’t ensure that the Annual Surveys are done much before Summer Vacation? Why every year there is a shortage of ship in Mainland Island sector? When Contacted Mr. Veraiah, the Deputy Director

of Shipping Services told Andaman Sheekha that presently Annual Survey of MV Nanc owry and MV Harshavardhana is going on and DSS is trying to get this ships back within this mont h. He said that to ensure that he Survey work is done in speedy manner the (See page 2)

Diglipur, Apr 21: An accident was reported at R K Gram Diglipur today, where a Tata Ace hit an electric pole. As the pole was in dreadful condition

and after accident it was further damaged. The driver got minor injuries. According to the driver the steering of the vehicle got locked suddenly, which resulted in the accident. The police is investigating the matter.

Lady Missing from Lillipur Port Blair, Apr 21: A lady namely Smt. T. Ogaeshwari, w/o T. Rama Rao (24 yrs), r/o Lillipur, Haddo, Port Blair is missing since April 18, 2014. Her descriptive roll is height – 5 feet 6 inch, (See page 2)


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Earth Day to be celebrated today Port Blair, Apr 21:The Earth Day will be celebrated by the Forest Extension & Publicity Division of Directorate of Environment & Forests here along with the rest of the country and the world tomorrow (Apr 22). The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Green Cities’. A number of programmes have been chalked out to mark the occasion. As part of this, seedlings of various plants will be distributed amongst general public and organizations from Forest Nurseries, free of cost. Entry to the Mini Zoo, Haddo & Chidiyatapu

Biological Park will be for the public so as to create awareness amongst the visitors about the importance of wild animals and flora in protecting our environment and planet earth. B e sides, nature study tour for 30 students to Chidiyatapu Biological Park and Munda Pahad, quiz and elocution competitions on the topic

‘we and clean cities on mother planet earth’ will also be organized, a communication said.

The project consists of Admin Block, Comstan , MRSC, MI Room, Canteen cum shopping complex, Community Hall, CG Officers Mess, sailors inliving accommodation and Married accommodation for officers and EP. Air Marshal PK Roy expressed his deep satisfaction with the infrastructure development of Coast Guard at all stations spread across the A&N Islands. The CINCAN also

appreciated the dedicated efforts put in by the Commander District Headquarters No. 9 and MES authorities for transforming the existing area into Excellent Defence establishment, overcoming all odds, in order to enhance operational capabilities of the District Headquarters. A communiqué received from Commandant Rajeev Sharma, PRO, Coast Guard.

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Inauguration of coaching camp Port Blair, Apr 21: A month long coaching camp, to be organized by Department of Sports and A&N State Sports Council in cycling, badminton, table tennis and volleyball for boys and girls will commence at Netaji Stadium, Sports Complex, Port Blair from April 22, 2014. The Direct or

Inauguration of New Admin Block at CG District Headquarters No.9, Diglipur Port Blair, Apr 21: The new Administrative block of Coast Guard District Headquarters No.9 Diglipur was inaugurated by Air Marshal PK Roy, PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, The Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command in the presence of Inspector General VSR Murthy, PTM,TM Commander Coast Guard Region (A&N) on 21 Apr 14. Brig Anil Singh, Chief Engineer A&N Zone, Mrs Jyoti Muruthy, President Tatrakshika (A & N) and Commandant Arun Singh, Commander, Coast Guard District Headquarters No.9 were also present on the occasion. The Admin block is part of new OTM and Married accommodation project at Aerial Bay, Diglipur at a cost of Rs.18.44 Crores.

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Sports, A&N Administration, Shri Lucas Robert will inaugurate the coaching camp on April 22 at 4 pm at multipurpose hall, Netaji Stadium. All the participants have been intimated to remain present in their proper playing kit at 3.45 pm on April 22 at multipurpose hall, Netaji Stadium, a communication said.

Jyotiraditya Scindia spent the most in run-up to second round of polling in Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL: The Modi wave has forced Congress candidates to splurge more than a complacent BJP in the run-up to the second round of polling in Madhya Pradesh. All 10 Congress candidates in the fray are far ahead in poll expenditure, according to calculations by electoral officers before the second phase of polling. And leading the pack is Congress candidate from Guna, Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is locked in a neck-andneck battle with Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, who too heads the BJP expenditure list. Guna seems to be the costliest of the 10 constituencies going to polls with 20% of the total expenditure of Rs 471 lakh being made here. Scindia with a poll expenditure of Rs 50.88 lakh till the third round of calculation is the highest-spending candidate. Scindia's rival Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya, who is giving tough competition to the 'maharaja', is not far behind. With Rs 36 lakh spent till the third round of calculation, Pawaiya has splurged the most among all BJP candidates in the fray. The average expenditure by 10 Congress candidates is Rs 25 lakh per candidate, while that of BJP candidates is around Rs 21 lakh. A

total of Rs 471 lakh was spent cumulatively by 20 candidates each from Congress and BJP, till the third round of calculations by EC. While Guna saw both candidates loosening their purses to the hilt, least money was spent in neighbouring Gwalior. Both BJP's Narendra Singh Tomar and Congress' Ashok Singh cumulatively spent just Rs36 lakh, says the EC report. Adding zing to the spending spree in Gwalior was Bahujan Samajwadi Party's (BSP) candidate Alok Sharma, who left his BJP and Congress counterparts far behind by splurging Rs18 lakh, which is the maximum spent among all candidates in the fray from here.

Lady Missing...

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built- thin, face – long, hair – black, complexion – fair and she was wearing green color top and brown colour pajama and leather slippers at the time of leaving house. “Intimation on her whereabouts may be given

to the nearest Police Station or Out Post or o v er telephone nos. 100, 232100 and 232 232, ” a communication from the Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District said here today.

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Director of Shipping Services has gone to Mumbai. He said that MV Akbar is out of service because of some

technical fault and DSS is waiting for some spare parts from Mainland for the repair of the ship.


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Free Tuition Classes by Andaman Sai Seva Samiti Port Blair, Apt 21: Andaman Sai Seva Samiti is a Samaj and Non Profit Organization established to serve the community at any level in these A & N Islands. Our organization is to extend its reach in the social sector through its initiatives under the point to point Sai Seva & Welfare programs for the society. The association organized several programs since last 2 years, such as, free health camps, blood

donation camps, free distribution of clothes to the needypeople, extending help to homes for needy children, distribution of school kits to the students including uniform and distribution of ration articles to the widows etc. The samiti is now decided to organize a FREE TUITION CLASSES for 10th (Maths Science and English) & 12* Class (Maths, Physics and English) at

Prothrapur (Nemali’s house/ Sky Group at Prothrpaur junction) from 01/05/2014 (Thursday) for the benefit of the poor and needy students. In these context, the students are requested to avail the opportunity and enroll their names in the office of the Andaman Sai Seva Samiti at Bathu Basthi or contact through the following phone numbers 9933230696/ 9434266796.

Coaching camps by Department of Sports and SSC Port Blair, Apr 21: A one month coaching camp to be organised by Department of Sports and A&N State Sports Council for Cycling, Badminton, Table Tennis and Volleyball for Boys and Girls will

commence from 22.04.2014 at Netaji Stadium, Sports Complex, Port Blair. Shri. Lucas Robert, Director Sports will inaugurate the coaching camp on 22/ 04/2014 at 04:00 pm at Multi-

purpose hall, Netaji Stadium, Port Blair. All the participants are intimated to remain present in their proper playing kit at 03:45 pm on 22/04/ 2014 at Multipurpose Hall, Netaji Stadium, Port Blair.

North Bay beach to remain close on Wednesdays Port Blair, Apr 21: This is for the information of general public/tourists that North Bay Beach will remain close on

Wednesdays. No passenger ferry/ FRP Boats shall be allowed to sail to North Bay Beach on Wednesdays. How-

ever, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex will remain open for other water sports activities.

Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir SRINAGAR: Normal life in Kashmir valley was disrupted on Monday due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani against detention of separatist leaders and youth campaigning for a boycott of Lok Sabha elections. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed in most parts of the valley

while public transport remained off the roads due to the strike call. However, private vehicles could be seen plying on the roads in most parts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of the state. Officials said while life remained affected in other parts of the valley also, some shops were open in the interior areas of some districts and towns. Geelani has called for a strike

to protest against the detention of separatist leaders by police while they were campaigning for poll boycott in south Kashmir which is going to polls on April 24. The Hurriyat hawk has asked people to observe 'civil curfew' on polling days — Arpil 24 (south Kashmir), April 30 (central Kashmir) and May 7 (north Kashmir) — in the valley.

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MESSAGE I am pleased to learn that the Earth Day 2014 is being celebrated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 22 April 2014, alongwith the rest of the country and the world. The theme this year is “Green Cities”. The Andaman and Nicobar Administration is organising various events and activities to generate awareness among masses keeping in view the three key elements viz. Energy, Green Buildings and Transportation. On this occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to protect our precious, planet, -EARTH- by Conversing Energy, Constructing Eco Friendly Houses and Reducing Emission of Green House Gases for a better and healthy living environment with sustainable growth and development and keep our Islands clean and green. Sd/Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh Lieutenant Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands


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English pinglish I am yet to make my great big fortune in mutual funds. But meanwhile, i feel i have gained something more precious. I have learnt a new language - Pinglish. It is English charged with the speed and immediacy of a 'ping', and its principles are simple. Just de-bone speech of all pauses, let consonants collapse into each other and one sentence morph into the next. Then, breathe in all the air in the neighbourhood and belt out an entire paragraph faster than the human ear can catch.You need to practice hard, of course. Rome was not built in a day! Before you can attain the gold standard of the TV advertising superman and say 'Mutual funds are subject to market risks please read all scheme related documents carefully before investing', you will need to expand the vital capacity of your lungs, and coach your tongue to perform a quick trapeze between lip and palate. But i can assure you that it is well worth the effort. In fact, my only regret is that i did not learn this verbal circus act sooner in life.I now realize why my callow attempts at 'popping the question' to a succession of lady loves misfired uniformly. The mistake i made was that i dawdled; taking my time in unveiling the secrets of the heart in a fine filigree of prose. Midway through this mellifluous oratory, i lost my audience. Elsewhere too, sticking to the conventional speed limits of speech has been of little help. It certainly has not helped at the office. For too long have i kept putting off asking the boss for a desperately needed hike in pay. Now, Pinglish has given me the confidence to be able to state my case before acute stage fright sets in. Emboldened by speed, i may even be able to slip in a few fruity asides on the lines of 'The-kindof-money-this-office-doles-outwho- s a ys- s l ave- l ab our -i s abolished?'Freed from the tyranny of the elaborately structured sentence, we can all go about our lives at a faster clip. If Twitter and sms have

knocked out florid prose and rendered long compositions comatose, the ability to say everything in a single gasp can make arguments shorter, funny stories briefer (and therefore wittier) and condense communications into capsules. It may also liberate us from that necessary evil of every conference - the key note address. Chief guests are honourable men but if you have heard one, you have pretty much heard them all. Most people in an audience actually dread the moment when the guest of honour steps up before the mike to share his experiences and 'say a few words'. If they sit through his speech, it is only because of what comes after - food and drink. So the guest of honour who volunteers to compress his wisdom into a single, seamless utterance will surely be the toast of the evening.As a practising Pinglish speaker, i believe the T20 style of speech could come in handy in Parliament. From what we saw of the last sessions of our Lok Sabha, the need of Zero Hour is not masterful marshalling of facts or carefully crafted argument. MPs need to be quick off the mark and finish speaking before the Opposition can reach their happy hunting ground - the well of the House. Since sound travels faster than human beings, Pinglish will help members on the Treasury Benches to rush through Bills and resume their seats even as a raucous Opposition is girding its loins for the customary charge.I also see quick speech as the liberating anthem of society's marginalized - the meek among us who are never quite able to put our views across. So gather all ye who stand by helplessly as their contributions to the flow of conversations are abruptly cut short, whose punch lines are preempted, and ringing conclusions left unheard. We shall overcome our legion of interjectors by outpacing them. So, altogether now: Thank you, mutual funds. Or to put it better - thank you mutual funds!

NEW DELHI: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday, allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarized governance in Kashmir. The hacking comes close on the heels of a claim by Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two emis-

saries to him. Muhammad Bilal, the hacker, began his message by saying, "Good Morning Narendra Modi" and went on to raise the Kashmir issue. The message posted on the site terms the freedom of Kashmir as the goal of those who hacked Advani's website. Meanwhile, Advani, who was in Tamil Nadu on Monday campaigning for the party in Vellore, was not aware of the hacking. None of his associates accompanying him or people at his residence knew of the development.


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Heat wave in Odisha leaves five dead BHUBANESWAR: At least five people have died due to sunstroke in Odisha this summer, an official said on Monday. Two people died in the coastal district of Cuttack, one on March 23 and another on April 14, an official of the state revenue department told IANS. The districts of Boudh, Puri and Sambalpur

have reported one death each this month, he said. While three of the dead were over 65 years old, two were aged 45 and 52 respectively, he said. A heat wave has been sweeping across the state for the past several weeks with some places experiencing a maximum temperature of over 40 degrees celsius.


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PM's scientific adviser questions timing of Sanjaya Baru's book NAINITAL: Ascribing political motive to the memoirs of Sanjaya Baru which claim that Manmohan Singh had little control over his ministers, his scientific adviser CNR Rao said the allegation was "baseless" and an attempt to "damage" the Prime Minister's reputation. Professor Rao questioned the timing of the book launch and said it clearly shows the political motives hidden behind the move at election time. "The allegation that Manmohan Singh was a weak Prime Minister with little control over his ministers is absolutely baseless.The book is an attempt to damage Singh's reputation for political mileage," he said speaking at a function organised here by PAHAR, an academic-cultural organisation to felicitate him for his life time achievements yesterday.Rao also said that India needs to invest in education and health to be reckoned among the countries with maximum contribution to research activities."The present investment of 2 per cent of the GDP needs to be enhanced and we need to follow the models of developed countries which allocate around 6 per

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cent of the GDP to education," he said. Answering a question by a student as to who was his role model, Professor Rao named Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose and said, "Bose should have been the first Indian to be awarded the Nobel Prize as in 1897, (Guglielmo) Marconi sent the first wireless communication over sea.But Bose did it two years ahead of him. There are records to prove this. "Instead of showing excitement there was benign ignorance. His missing out on the prestigious award is an important lesson for India," he said, recalling that when Bose was 80 years old he had expressed concern over India not contributing its bit to the

research world. "Now at 80, I share Bose's regret," he said. Speaking at the function, Professor Rao stressed the need for investing in youth and said the allocation of funds for science outreach programme for young students in remote places are not sufficient. He said time has come when industry needs to come forward to contribute financially for promotion of education and research. "I have not received a single penny from industry to conduct research in my entire professional career, while in developed countries like USA industries have gained out of investing heavily in the field of research" he said.

skull cap is politics of symbolism and political parties should desist from doing such things. By resorting to this, the pseudo-secular parties merely show-off. Instead they should look at solving problems of the community," Madani, who is the general-secretary of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, said. Modi had sparked off a controversy after he refused to accept a skull cap few years back. In a recent interview, he sought to justify his act saying he does not believe in "poli-

tics of appeasement". Asked on what steps should Modi take if he has to better his relations with the community, Madani said he has to first ensure justice to the 2002 Gujarat riot victims. "The onus is on him (Modi) to mend the relations. He has a history of 12 years, which speaks for itself. But what he should do is ensure that those affected by the 2002 communal riots get justice. If that is done, a relationship can be built," he added.

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XI State Open Badminton championship-cumselection trial on Apr 25-26 Port Blair, Apr 21: The XI State Open Badminton Junior (U-17, U-19) and Sub-Junior (U-13, U-15) Championshipcum-Selection trial is scheduled to be held on April 2526, 2014 at Multipurpose hall at Netaji Stadium, Port Blair. The entry fee for singles is Rs.300/- and doubles is

Madani backs Modi for not accepting skull cap NEW DELHI: Siding with Narendra Modi for not accepting skull cap, leading Muslim leader Mahmood Madani has said such an act amounts to "politics of symbolism". Madani, however, said the Gujarat chief minister should take steps to mend relations with the community by ensuring justice to those affected in 2002 riots so that a "relationship can be built". "It is all right for Modi to not accept a skull cap as even I will not sport a tilak. Accepting or wearing

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Rs.500/-. Interested teams/individuals may register their names in the office of the State Olympic, Netaji Stadium by April 24, 2014 along with entry fee. Further details can be had over telephone numbers 03192-243001, 9933278929 during office hours, a communication said.

Applications invited for Dramatic performance for tourists in Cellular Jail Port Blair, Apr 21: The Department of Art and Culture, A&N Administration is exploring the possibility of organizing 20-40 minutes’ performance related to any episode from the history of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for enactment in the National Memorial Cellular Jail on daily basis by theatre groups. This would be an added attraction for the tourists in the National Memorial.

It would also provide a regular platform to theatre artists to showcase their talents. In this context, applications are invited from the interested theatre groups of the islands. The last date for receipt of application is 25th April 2014. More details can be obtained over phone no. 230117, a communication from the Director (Sports) said.

‘Kala Kendra’: Conduct of regular cultural evening during weekend Port Blair, Apr 21: The Department of Art and Culture, A&N Administration plans to organize regular cultural evenings by engaging cultural organizations in various art forms like folk or classical dance and music, theatre etc. It would be an added attraction for the tourists and general public and

would be a regular feature. In this regard, proposals are invited from local cultural organizations and artists’ fraternity by 30th April 2014. More information in this regard can be obtained over phone no. 230117, a communication from the Director (Art & Culture) said.

LOST My SBI Bank Pass book bearing A/C No. 32207989058 issued in the name of Miss. Jhuma Bairagi D/o Mr. Biswajit Bairagi, R/o R.K. Gram lost at Diglipur Bazar, finder please contact, 9476090438.


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Tamil Nadu model is better than Modi’s Gujarat model, Rahul Gandhi says RAMANAT HAPURAM: Lauding the Tamil Nadu model as better than the Gujarat model, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he was happy that Congress was fighting the elections alone in Tamil Nadu and hoped the party would capture power in the state in 2016. Addressing a public meeting to seek votes for the party candidate S Thirunavukkarasar at coastal Ramanathapuram district a day before election campaigning comes to an end in the state, Rahul hit out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for projecting Gujarat as an ideal state. Rahul heaped praises on Tamil Nadu's development. "Tamil Nadu has shown what Tamil people are capable of. Modi talks about Gujarat model. Maybe, he should come here and take a look at TN model" Rahul said. Rahul said that the country "does not need a government that makes Hindus fight Muslims." "You must ensure that a secular government comes to power at the

Centre," he said. "We don't need a government that spreads hatred among people, a government that makes Hindus fight Muslims. We don't need a government that imposes ideas from one state to another," he said. Rahul, who generously invoked the name of Congress stalwart K Kamaraj throughout his speech, called upon the people to vote for the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections as Tamil parties are not going to form government at the Centre. "We are going to give the people of Tamil Nadu the type of government they de-

serve," Rahul said to a huge applause from the cadres. "I am proud to see party workers charged up and ready to fight the elections under Congress banner. Now we will not have to compromise," he said in an apparent reference to coalition compulsions the party faced in the past. With almost all Congress heavyweights, including Union finance minister P Chidambaram and G K Vasan seated on the dais, Rahul declared that the party would fight not just the parliamentary elections alone but all future elections and capture power on its own in Tamil Nadu.

Mrs. AP Johanamma Francis passes away

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Port Blair, Apr 21: Mrs. AP Johanamma Francis, Retd. Programme Officer, Social Welfare Department, W/o Late AP Francis, Retd. Asst. Secretary, A&N Admn, aged 63 years, R/o Anarkali, Port Blair passed away at 8.45 PM today. Body of the departed is being shifted to her residence at Coorg Niwas, Anarkali, Port Blair. Later AP Johanamma Francis is the maternal aunt of Denis Giles, Editor, Andaman Chronicle.

World book & copyright day on April 23 Port Blair, Apr 21: The World Book & Copyright Day will be celebrated at State Library, Port Blair from April 23 to 25, 2014. In this connection, a three day ‘book exhibition’ will be organized in the ground

floor of the State Library from April 23 to 25. T he ex hib it ion wil l b e opened from 11.30 am to 7.30 pm to all the library users, students and general public to regenerate t h eir int er es t t owa r ds

book and library. T he ex hib it ion wil l b e inaugurated by Smt. Leela Va r gh es e, D ep u t y D i r ect or of E du c a t i on (Perl.) on April 23 at 6 pm a s t he ch ief gu es t , a communication said.

LOST I, Gouri Rani Adhikary w/o Rabin Adhikary R/o Jaypur has been lost my Island Identity Card on 11.3.2014 in between Jaipur and Swadeshnagar. Finder is requested to Contact at Shri Rabin Adhikary P.E.T.GSSS, Swadesh nagar. Edited, Published, Printed and Owned by Shri Sanjib Kumar Roy and Published from Roy Villa, INS Utkrosh Road, New Pahargaon,Garacharma Post Office- 744105, South Andaman, A & N Islands. Printed at Royal Printers, Bargat Line, South Andaman. Editor: Shri Sanjib Kumar Roy. Address: Roy Villa, INS Utkrosh Road, New Pahargaon, Garacharma Post Office- 744105, South Andaman. Ph: 09932082892. andaman.shikha@gmail.com, editor@andamansheekha.com

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