21May2019

Andaman Chronicle

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Counting of votes for ANIPC at JNRM on May 23

Helpline Number 1950 Activated for Receiving Information & Complaints

Port Blair, May 20: The counting of votes for the A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency shall be taken up on 23rd May, 2019 from 8 AM onwards. The Jawarahar Lall Nehru Rajkiya Mahavidhyalaya (JNRM) has been set up as the Counting Centre for counting of votes. In this connection, a telephonic helpline number 1950 has been activated for receiving counting related information and complaints in the office of Returning Officer, A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency.

Any person intending to seek any information or to register complaints with respect to counting of votes for A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency may avail the services by calling Telephone No. 1950. 

Besides, for the convenience of general public, elaborate arrangements for disseminating information regarding the progress of counting of votes have been made by displaying the result of each round in LED Panel at Netaji Stadium, Port Blair and announcing the same through loudspeakers installed at Girls School traffic point, Near Hotel Sinclair Bay View, South Point and Machi Line in RGT Road.

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Customers Advised Not to Use Johnson Baby Shampoo

Port Blair, May 20: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi has informed that U/s 13 (1) (j) of the CPCR Act, 2005 it has taken cognizance of the news reports regarding safety issues related to use of baby care products (Shampoo and Talcum Powder) manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, an American Multinational Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Packaged Goods Company. Samples of Johnson & Johnson Baby Talcum Powder and Shampoo were collected after following the due procedure and forwarded to NABL accredited Government Laboratory for testing and composition  of sample including the alleged presence of asbestos (in Talcum Powder) and Formaldehyde (in Shampoo) or any other hazardous chemical. As per the report of the Government Analyst Drug Testing Laboratory, Jaipur, Rajasthan, the sample of Baby Shampoo was declared not of standard quality as presence of Formaldehyde in it was confirmed. 

As such consumers have been advised not to use Johnson Baby Shampoo until further update in the matter.

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South Andaman Police Arrests Two Drug Peddlers, Seizes 230 Grams of Charas

Port Blair, May 20: The team of South Andaman Police has registered a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 and arrested two persons with 230 gram of illicit Charas.

On 18.05.2019, on receipt of credible information, a raiding team under the guidance of SHO PS Humfrigunj, SI Aditya Narayan comprising SI P.C. Manickam, & PC Saira Banu alongwith the special team of NDPS, South Andaman District consisting of SI Surjit Battacharjee, ASI Sanjay Yadav, PCs Jayanta Kumar Biswas & S. Nanak Singh conducted raids near Wandoor and Supply Line, Aberdeen Bazar and recovered 230 grams of illicit charas from the possessions of accused persons namely Sandip Mondal S/o Late Ukin Mondal, 40 yrs R/o New Wanddor & Imroz Alam S/o Late Mohammed Kalimuddin, 28 yrs R/o Dignabad.

The entire operation took place under the close supervision of SDPO Bambooflat Shri. Manoj Kumar Meena under the overall supervision of Shri. Deepak Yadav, IPS, Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District. 

Due to special emphasis of South Andaman District Police on eradication of menace of drugs, this year so far 27 cases under NDPS Act have been registered and 33 persons have been arrested with recovery of 16.383 Kgs of illicit ganja, 230 grams Charas, 6810 tablets of psychotropic substances, 520 bottles of cough syrups and 04 cannabis plant. The general public is requested to share information with Police at 112, 03192-232100, 03192-233077 and 03192-232400. The identity of the informant will be kept secret.

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