Sanjib Kumar Roy

Andamans diary: Administration working on draft proposal to scrap polluting vehicles more than 20 years old

The Andaman and Nicobar administration is working on a draft proposal, as per norms laid down by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), to scrap polluting vehicles more than 20 years old.

08 Jun 2019

Andamans diary

A forest fire broke out in the remote Daring village on Kamorta Island, part of the Nicobar group of isles, on Sunday afternoon.

28 May 2019

Andamans diary

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), monsoon is about to hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands by May 20.

02 May 2019

Tourist hotspot in Andamans reeling under severe power, diesel shortage

According to officials, fuel reached the outlet three days ago but could not be delivered to the pumps because there was no labour.

20 Apr 2019

Andamans diary

Andaman and Nicobar Police apprehended two Myanmarese poachers from the forests of West Bay, Katchal on Sunday night.

20 Apr 2019

Andamans diary: All-woman aircrew takes to the skies

Commandant Pavitra Bandekar, Dy. Commandant Rajshree Rathore, Dy. Commandant Pratima Mishra and Dy. Commandant Avantika Suryavanshi. 

08 Apr 2019

Andamans diary: Congress, BJP head for straight forward battle

Finally, names of MP candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections have been announced by political parties for the Andaman and Nicobar constituency.

24 Mar 2019

Andamans diary

Severe water crisis in Thiruvalluvar Nagar area of Bambooflat, South Andaman, forced dozens of people, mostly women, to hit the streets and stage a protest against APWD and the administration.

15 Mar 2019

Andamans diary

The Indian Coast Guard conducted its 3rd annual IT conference at Port Blair on February 25. The event was chaired by Additional Director General, VSR Murthy PTM, TM.

02 Mar 2019

Andamans diary

Several Candlelight vigils have been organised across Andaman and Nicobar Islands condemning the terror attack in Pulwama.

18 Feb 2019

Andamans diary

MP Bishnu Pada Ray flagged off the much-awaited Thomas Cook Andaman Marathon from the Cellular Jail on Sunday.

07 Feb 2019

Andamans diary

Esow Alben, the 17-year old star cyclist from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on January 22, received the ‘Baal Shakti Puraskar’ from the President of India, making the entire UT proud.

26 Jan 2019

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviews Andaman command's operational readiness

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed the operational readiness of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) — the first tri-service joint command of India.

15 Jan 2019

Andamans diary

A new luxury vessel from Sea Link was launched recently at Port Blair.

13 Jan 2019

Weakened cyclone ‘Pabuk’ hits Andamans

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands was put on high alert after Cyclone ‘Pabuk’ hit Port Blair region at around 5.30 pm.

07 Jan 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi renames three Andaman Nicobar islands

The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island would now be known as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep.

31 Dec 2018

Locals against name change in Andamans 

The social media is flooded with adverse reactions, mainly because the remote Islands are facing problems of connectivity and transportation.

28 Dec 2018

Andamans Diary

Two smaller Coast Guard ships were used to ferry the stranded tourists from Neil Island to Havelock, from where they were brought by bigger INS and Coast Guard ships.

20 Dec 2018

Jarawas hand over four trespassers to Andaman and Nicobar police

The four reportedly sneaked inside the reserve on foot.

12 Dec 2018

Andamans  Diary

Perhaps for the first time in Andaman’s history a protest has been staged by physically-handicapped people, in front of Andaman’s Social Welfare Department over various demands.

08 Dec 2018

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