PONDICHERRY

  • AINRC wins lone seat of Puducherry May 16, 2014

    Pondicherry: 8:30 pm:Union Minister V Narayansamy is trailing in Puducherry. All India Congress leader R Radhakrishnan is leading in the lone seat by over 60,000 votes. 9:54 am: Union Minister V Narayansamy is leading the lone Lok Sabha seat of Puducherry. He is the sitting MP in the constituency. Counting for the...
  • Madras High Court quashes Puducherry govt order on a law college August 15, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed a Puducherry government order transferring the control of Government Law College from the Education Department to Law Department and set December 31 deadline to provide required infrastructure to the institute. Justice K K Sasidharan who set aside the January 27, 2000 order of...
  • Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' collects Rs 13.66 cr over weekend November 28, 2012

    Oscar winning director Ang Lee's latest film 'Life Of Pi' not only has an Indian connect but it features Indian actors Irfan Khan, Tabu and debutant actor Sooraj Sharma in the lead as well. With the film having such a strong desi connect, Fox Star Studios released the film in...
  • Lee: I've given my sweat and blood for Life of Pi October 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Oscar winning director Ang Lee, who is here to promote his upcoming 3D venture 'Life of Pi', says, he had a adventurous time shooting some portions of the film in India and insists there is no gain without pain. The Taiwaneseborn American director, 58, is in India for the first...
  • Mehmood used to call me 'Danger Diabolic': Big B July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shared a close bond with late actor Mehmood Ali, says the comedian used to call him Danger Diabolic. Bachchan, 69, said the legendary actor, whose eighth death anniversary was observed yesterday, had given him his first lead role in 'Bombay to Goa'. "It is also the...
  • Central team to visit cyclonehit TN, Puducherry January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Centre on Thursday constituted an interministerial team to make an onthespot assessment of the situation in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of the 'Thane' cyclone. The delegation led by the Home Ministry will consist of representatives from the the Ministries of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Fisheries),...
  • Cyclonehit TN: People making quick buck January 2, 2012

    Cuddalore (TN): Shrewd operators in cyclone Thane devastated Cuddalore district have cashed in on people's woes to make money, asking for exorbitant rates to bring in generators to fill water tanks and steeply charging to charge mobile phones. "It's very difficult to get generators to fill water tanks. Generator suppliers charge Rs...
  • Karunanidhi to visit cyclonehit areas on Wed January 2, 2012

    Chennai: DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi will on Wednesday tour the state's districts devastated by Cyclone Thane, the party said Monday. Former party legislator T Velmurugan has, meanwhile, demanded the army to be called in to carry out for relief and rehabilitation. In a statement issued in...
  • Dark new year for cyclonehit districts in TN January 1, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu welcomed 2012 with celebrations but it was a dark new year for people in Cyclone Thanehit Cuddalore and Chidambaram districts as there was no power supply. The cyclone has killed 46 people in south India. A sizeable crowd assembled at the Marina and the Besant Nagar beaches here...
  • Cyclone: death toll rises to 42, relief work on December 31, 2011

    Chennai: Relief operations were launched on warfooting to bring back normalcy in cyclone Thane battered Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district and the adjacent Puducherry, as the toll caused by the severe storm mounted to 42 on Saturday. As the administrative machinery was put in top gear, Chief Minister...
  • Cyclonehit TN, Puducherry limp back to life December 31, 2011

    Cuddalore (TN)/Puducherry: Relief operations were in full swing in cyclone Thane battered Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry where life started limping back to normalcy on Saturday. The severe cyclonic storm that crossed Tamil Nadu coast on Friday leaving a trail of destruction and claiming 33 lives...
  • Nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone 'Thane' December 30, 2011

    Chennai: It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from Chennai, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal life on Friday. The two power plants of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) located on the Kalpakkam coast were generating power as usual, though...
  • Jaya releases Rs 150 crore for cyclone relief December 30, 2011

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday ordered the release of Rs 150 crore towards relief and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in the state due to cyclone 'Thane' that crossed the state coast in the morning. In a statement issued in Chennai, Jayalalithaa said, "I have ordered the immediate...
  • AIADMK slams Pondy govt over financial crisis December 21, 2011

    Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK on Wednesday slammed the N Rangasamyled AINRC government for "causing financial crisis" due to poor planning and noncollection of arrears of sales tax, power tariff and excise duty. Puducherry unit Secretary of AIADMK, A Anbalagan demanded that Chief Minister Rangasamy "immediately convene" a special session of the...
  • French industrialist murdered in Puducherry May 28, 2009

    Puducherry: A French industrialist Andre Viozat, settled in Auroville, was murdered outside his farmhouse on the PuducherryTamil Nadu border, police said on Thursday. A fivemember gang, whose identity is yet to be established, waylaid and attacked the 66yearold industrialist when he was returning home from his factory in the early hours...
  • 'Dosa Man' is top New York street chef vendor October 4, 2007

    New York: Thiru 'The Dosa Man' Kumar, a Sri Lankan migrant, has won the Vendy Award, given to the city's top street chef vendor. After being a finalist twice in the annual contest that started three years ago, Kumar emerged winner over the weekend with his "Pondicherry Dosa", with a...
  • Puducherry protests expansion of port February 15, 2007

    Puducherrry: The Puducherry government's ambitious plans to expand the state's only port have left the people there up in arms. They say the Rs 2,700 crore project will erode beaches and turn groundwater salty. Says a resident of Puducherry, Maharajan, "This new port will mean all our groundwater will go...
  • Puducherry protests port expansion February 14, 2007

    New Delhi: The proposed expansion of the port in Puducherry, which was earlier known as Pondicherry, has run into rough weather. People living in adjoining areas have been holding protests against the project. They fear an expansion of the port will erode beaches and turn groundwater salty. The Puducherry government has...
  • S India accounts for 47 pc suicides October 7, 2006

    Chennai: South India accounts for 47 per cent of total suicides in the country, according to a study conducted by a voluntary agency concentrating on suicide prevention. The Union Territory of Pondicherry registered the highest number of suicides with 57 persons per lakh committing suicide every year, said founder of SNEHA,...
  • Pondicherry becomes Puducherry September 22, 2006

    Puducherry /Puducherry: The streets on a grid pattern, the architecture, and the culture of Pondicherry clearly speaks of a French past even today. However, the next time you want to go to Pondicherry, you might have to go to Puducherry because the town will now revert to its old Indian...
  • Pondicherry renamed as Puducherry September 20, 2006

    Chennai: The government has changed the name of its former Frenchruled territory of Pondicherry to Puducherry to reflect the indigenous history of the region, officials said on Wednesday. The union territory came under French influence at the end of 17th century, becoming a key trading post in the Bay of...
  • Look! BipsZayed on the run September 1, 2006

    Pondicherry: Braving the bright sun and dry weather, Bipasha Basu and Zayed Khan are on the run in Pondicherry. They are running on the streets, by the seaside and everywhere possible. And making them run is their good friend and filmmaker Rohan Sippy. "It's fun to see them run all around....
  • Pondicherry is passe, it's Puducherry August 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Pondicherry passed into Parliamentary history on Thursday, facilitating the birth of Puducherry. This happened when the Lok Sabha unanimously passed by a voice vote. The Pondicherry (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2006, piloted by Minister of State for Home S Regupathy, was passed after more than onehour of discussion....