N Rangasamy

  • Was sacked as I tried to ensure fair governance: Former Puducherry L-G July 16, 2014

    Puducherry: Days after his removal as the Lt Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria has claimed that he was removed from his post in an unfair manner. He also claimed that he was sacked for ensuring fair and transparent governance. Kataria has accused Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangaswamy of running...
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy greets Modi for NDA's 'historic win' in Lok Sabha polls May 17, 2014

    Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister and AINRC chief N Rangasamy on Saturday congratulated Narendra Modi for the BJP-led NDA's 'historic win' in the Lok Sabha polls. Talking to reporters here, Rangasamy expressed confidence that the new government under the leadership of Narendra Modi would extend full cooperation to the Union Territory. The...
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy proceeds on bike to booth to cast vote April 24, 2014

    Dispensing with his security, Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Thursday proceeded to the polling booth on his motorcycle to cast his vote. The AINRC founder drove his two wheeler to the booth, housed in a government school near his house in Thelarshpet. Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy,...
  • Jayalalithaa accuses Puducherry government of pulling development backward March 27, 2014

    Launching a sharp attack on her former ally and Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Thursday described him as "weak and failed", accusing him of pulling the state's development backwards. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister questioned the AINRC government's track record on various issues, including the arrest...
  • Prevent collapse of cooperative institutions in Puducherry, AIADMK asks Lt Guv September 2, 2013

    Opposition AIADMK on Monday demanded Lt Governor Virendra Kataria to intervene and prevent the 'collapse' of a cooperative sugar mill and other such institutions in the Union Territory. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry , AIADMK local unit convenor A Anbalagan alleged the sugar mill was on the verge of closure due to...
  • Puducherry CM drags temple chariot at annual car festival August 16, 2013

    Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Friday dragged the chariot of Sengazhuneer Amman temple in Veerampattinam coastal village on the occasion of its annual car festival. Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy, leaders of various organisations and representatives of associations were among those who pulled the chariot along with the Chief Minister. Traditionally, the...
  • AIADMK accuses Puducherry government of discrimination May 7, 2013

    Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK has accused the Rangasamy-led government in Puducherry of adopting a discriminatory policy against the party out of political vendetta. The party's Puducherry unit secretary A Anbalagan, MLA, alleged that the exclusion of the AIADMK from the State Planning Board was a clear case of discrimination; the government...
  • Puducherry Class 12 results: Pass percentage marginally up May 23, 2012

    Puducherry: The overall pass percentage in the plus two examination in Puducherry and Karaikal regions has gone up marginally to 84.52 this year against 83.55 per cent last year. Releasing the details of the results, Chief Minister N. Rangasamy told reporters that S Swapna of private St Joseph Girls Higher Secondary...
  • 84.52 pass percentage in plus two exam in Puducherry May 22, 2012

    Puducherry: The overall pass percentage in the plus two examination in Puducherry and Karaikal regions has gone up marginally to 84.52 this year against 83.55 per cent last year. Releasing the details of the results, Chief Minister N Rangasamy told reporters S Swapna of private St Joseph Girls Higher Secondary school...
  • Centre has full faith in Puducherry govt: Rangasamy May 21, 2012

    Puducherry: A day after Union Minister V Narayanasamy accused the Puducherry government of having failed on several counts, Chief Minister N Rangasamy claimed that the Centre had full faith in its ability to implement centrally sponsored schemes in the Union Territory. The chief minister was presiding over a meeting for implementation...
  • 'Puducherry govt responsible for financial crisis' April 29, 2012

    Puducherry: Rejecting Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy's charge that he was blocking central funds to the Union Territory, Union Minister and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Sunday blamed AINRC government for the deepening financial crisis. "The whole government machinery has come to a standstill with financial crisis deepening fast as...
  • 'People have lost faith in Puducherry govt' April 22, 2012

    Puducherry: Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy on Sunday said people have lost faith in the Rangasamy led AINRC government as none of the poll promises made last year had been implemented. Speaking to reporters after visiting an employee of PASIC at the government hospital where he is being...
  • Cyclone: Puducherry takes Rs 2,000 crore hit January 1, 2012

    Puducherry: A day after Cyclone Thane left a trail of destruction in the Union Territory, a massive operation was on to clear the debris, even as Chief Minister N Rangasamy announced financial aid to the victims. As per initial estimates, the damages suffered was in the range Rs 1,500 to Rs...
  • Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry CM May 16, 2011

    Puducherry: N Rangasamy, who ended the reign of his former party Congress in a stunning electoral debut for his outfit, was on Monday sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry for a third term. 61-year old Rangasamy, chief of All India NR Congress, was administered oath of office by Lt Governor...
  • Puducherry: Rangasamy's clean image humbles Cong May 13, 2011

    Puducherry: N Rangasamy, nicknamed 'Junior Kamaraj' for his simple living and unassuming style, took a sweet revenge on his former party Congress which unceremoniously removed him as Chief Minister of this tiny Union Territory. Sidelined by the Congress, Rangasamy felt humiliated and launched his own outfit All India N R Congress...
  • 83.62 per cent polling reported in Puducherry April 13, 2011

    Puducherry: In the Union Territory of Puducherry 83.62 per cent of the 8.10 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Wednesday to constitute its 30-member Assembly. Revenue Minister Malladi Krishna Rao is seeking election for the fourth successive term from Yanam, which also involves a multi-cornered contest. The turnout of women was considerably...
  • MDMK legislator quits membership of House March 22, 2011

    Puducherry: The lone MDMK member in the Puducherry Assembly PR Siva has resigned from the party and membership of the House and joined the All India NR Congress led by former Chief Minister N Rangasamy. Official sources said Siva submitted his resignation to the Secretary to the assembly earlier in the...
  • Former Puducherry CM meets Jayalalithaa March 12, 2011

    Chennai: Former Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, who floated his own outfit All India N R Congress, after quitting from the territorial assembly and Congress, on Saturday called on AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence. An AIADMK release described it as "a courtesy call". AIADMK party treasurer O...