Andaman Chronicle

The Daily Diary of the Islands


President Accorded Warm Reception at INS Utkrosh


Port Blair, Jan. 12: The President of India and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces      Shri Pranab Mukherjee was received at INS Utkrosh on his arrival at Port Blair by the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor Lt Gen (Retd) AK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, Air Marshal PK Roy, AVSM, VM, VSM, ADC, CINCAN and other dignitaries of the Administration. The President was presented an impressive 150 men Tri Services Guard of Honour by the Andaman & Nicobar Command. A 21-gun salute was fired in honour of the President by the Naval Coast Battery at Ross Island to commemorate the visit. The President is scheduled to visit Headquarters Andaman and Nicobar Command and would be hosted at a luncheon on 12 Jan 14 at ANC Officers Mess.

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Ebrahim Jadwet promotes Andamans at the Rotary Club in Canada

Port Blair, Aug. 11: Mr.Ebrahim Jadwet, S/o Shri Nasir Jadwet, a businessman based in Port Blair on Thursday addressed the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Ebrahim was invited by Aird Flavelle, Director of Club Service as a guest speaker to address the club about the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

In his elocution to the club, Ebrahim touch-based various topics such as the history of the islands, economy, tourism, health care, and also invited the club members to experience the tropical beauty of the emerald islands.

The Rotary club of Abbotsford-Matsqui was chartered on Feb. 23rd 1985 and was sponsored by the Abbotsford Rotary Club. The club currently consists of over 50 members from the community that includes businessmen, politicians, and industry professionals.

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Manipur Journalists Interact with Local Counterparts

Port Blair, Feb. 24: A group of journalists from Manipur who are currently on a visit to A&N Islands interacted with the local journalists on 23rd Feb. 2013 at Andaman Teal House, which was arranged by the local PIB office. The visiting journalists are here to press on the demand to have a memorial at Mt. Harriet, where one of their King’s was sent as a political prisoner and was later killed under the British regime.

The group of journalists also called upon the Chief Secretary yesterday and apprised him of the demand of Manipuri community to have a memorial. They also laid a request to have a Manipur guest house in Port Blair for the convenience of the Manipuri community who would be visiting to pay tributes the martyr King.

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Notice By PBMC

The building constructed by Smti.  R. Chitra, W/o Shri S. Rama Krishna, R/o Junglighat revenue village, Ward No. 07, on Plot Survey No.  1079/14/1 situated at Junglighat revenue village was in gross violation of the sanction plan granted vide No. 10-2120/BID/BO/MC/1237 dated 20.03.2013 as well as Municipal Building Bye-laws.

The above said building was constructed on the aforesaid Plot covering more than the recorded area and also by exceeding the maximum plot coverage and F.A.R. The set back available at site is less than the required set back which are non-compoundable offence. 

On noticing the violation, Port Blair Municipal Council has issued Stay Order bearing No.  1843 dated 28.03.2013 and Notice vide No. 10-2120/BID/BO/MB/1092 dated 28.03.2013 to stop the unauthorized construction. But the party has continued the construction work by ignoring the Council’s Order.  Thus the aforesaid building was sealed on 01.06.2013 vide Sealing Order No. 3102 dated 30/05/2013 and Order No. 10-2120/BID/BO/118 dated 31st May 2013.

The Secretary, Port Blair Municipal Council has further stated that similar action will be taken in all major un-authorized constructions. Builders have to follow the law in force for the benefit of their own interest, failing which consequences will follow.


Municipal Council

Port Blair

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