Puducherry

  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry 11-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Chennai: In a boost to PMK, its ally DMDK on Friday extended support to the Ramadoss-led party for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls to Puducherry. The decision ends suspense over its stand in the Union Territory where two NDA allies have fielded their candidates. "DMDK has decided to support...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, PMK says will contest LS polls in Puducherry 21-03-2014 02:50 PM

    Puducherry: The NDA combine in Puducherry has found itself in an embarrassing spot after one of its partner PMK on Friday announced it would contest the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory, nine days after another ally, the ruling AINRC, announced its nominee. PMK's Puducherry unit organizer and...
  • Protest in Congress camp against re-nomination of Narayanasamy 15-03-2014 08:50 AM

    Puducherry: Protesting against re-nomination of Union Minister V Narayanasamy for Lok Sabha poll from Puducherry, leaders of different wings of Congress on Friday threatened to resign from the party. The leaders also held an emergency meeting. "About 50 functionaries of different wings of the party have decided to resign from...
  • TN: Jaya leads, DMK hopeful, BJP's rainbow alliance, untouchable Congress 12-03-2014 02:01 PM

    Chennai: Political battle lines are being drawn (and re-drawn) in Tamil Nadu as the state goes to the Lok Sabha polls on April 24. Hectic back and forth parleys between the many parties in the southern state were witnessed last week as a clearer picture emerged for the 5 crore...
  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes abolition of death sentence 11-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Chennai: Abolition of death sentence, statehood to Puducherry, implementation of Sethusamudhram project and making Tamil the local official language are some of the promises made by the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) in its Lok Sabha election manifesto which was released on Tuesday in Chennai. The M Karunanidhi-led DMK has been...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Puducherry votes on April 24 05-03-2014 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Puducherry will vote for Lok Sabha elections on April 24. ...
  • Read: List of AIADMK candidates for Lok Sabha 24-02-2014 04:41 PM

    Chennai: After the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa talked about her national aspirations recently, the party on her 66th birthday, released its list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. AIADMK is gearing up to conquer Tamil Nadu as its arch rival DMK is in disarray....
  • Puducherry: AIADMK demands NIA probe into bomb found under minister's car 30-01-2014 03:46 PM

    Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK on Thursday demanded a NIA probe into the incident involving the detection of a powerful pipe bomb under the car of Union Minister V Narayanasamy. AIADMK's Puducherry unit Secretary A Anbalagan said, "The investigation should be expedited and be done by a central agency. The NIA...
  • Puducherry: 2 groups gangrape 21-year-old twice, 10 arrested 27-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Karaikal: The Karaikal Police in Puducherry has arrested 10 people for the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old girl on Christmas eve. The girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped not once but twice by two different groups on Christmas eve. The girl had accompanied a female friend to Karaikal to meet...
  • Darjeeling still remains most popular destination for winter vacations 15-12-2013 12:38 PM

    With Christmas knocking on the door, Darjeeling seems to be the most popular among Indians gearing up for winter vacations, according to a report. "An old-time favourite summer destination, Darjeeling, continues to remain the most favourite destination even during the winter season, as it is one of the famous hill...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Windspeed to be 80-90 kmph at landfall 27-11-2013 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: The severe cyclonic storm Lehar, that is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh by Thursday, has now been downgraded to a cyclonic storm with met officials saying the windspeeds will now be 80-90kmph at landfall as the system has lost intensity. The very severe cyclonic storm, located over west-central...
  • Cyclone Lehar approaches Andhra coast 27-11-2013 01:52 PM

    The cyclonic storm Lehar in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday moved further towards the Andhra Pradesh coast and could cross it on Thursday causing extensive damage, officials said. The "very severe" cyclonic storm was now centered about 650 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 600 km east-southeast of Kakinada in...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM 04-11-2013 11:50 PM

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in view of that nation's alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit...
  • Scribes and photographers protest over Mumbai gangrape incident 24-08-2013 03:28 PM

    Journalists and photographers in Puducherry on Saturday staged a demonstration condemning the gangrape of the 23-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai. Shouting slogans, they demanded strong action against the guilty. They also said journalists should be ensured protection so that they would be able to discharge their duty in a free and...
  • Modi has misused ceremonial occasion to criticise PM, UPA: Narayanasamy 17-08-2013 09:30 PM

    Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Saturday lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for 'misusing' a ceremonial occasion like Independence Day to criticise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress led UPA government at the Centre. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, he alleged that Modi had violated...
  • Government plans to implement Rs 150 crore drinking water scheme 31-07-2013 01:33 AM

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday announced in the assembly that the government had evolved a Rs 150 crore drinking water project exclusively for Karaikal to ensure that hygienically uninterrupted drinking water was available in the region. Replying to the complaints made by PR Siva (AINRC) during question time...
  • Govt warns fishermen from venturing into Sri Lankan waters 19-07-2013 10:40 AM

    Puducherry: Puducherry government has warned fishermen against crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and vennturing into Sri Lankan waters and said action would be taken against violating the order. A notification of the Fisheries Department said the fishermen would face a penalty of Rs 5000 and suspension of all kinds...
  • Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi 01-07-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: Najeeb Jung, vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, has been named the Lt Governor of Delhi, replacing Tejendra Khanna. According to a presidential announcement, former Delhi police commissioner KK Paul has been appointed the Meghalaya governor, replacing Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary. Lt General AK Singh (retd) will be the...
  • Rangasamy to meet Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission 15-06-2013 12:55 AM

    Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy is scheduled to hold discussions with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia at Delhi on June 27 to finalize the size of the annual plan of Puducherry for fiscal 2013-2014. Rangasamy will be accompanied by Chief Secretary Chettan B Sanghi and other officials...
  • TN: Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' lay 800 km off Chennai coast 12-05-2013 10:59 PM

    Chennai: The latest satellite cloud imageries received by the Met office in Chennai indicate that the cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' lay about 850 km southeast of Chennai in the Bay of Bengal. "It would move initially northwest-wards during the 36 hours from 7 pm today and recurve thereafter northeast-wards towards Bangaladesh-Myanmar...
  • AIADMK accuses Puducherry government of discrimination 07-05-2013 11:48 AM

    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...
  • Andhra: 10 killed, 4 injured in road accident 06-05-2013 10:50 AM

    Hyderabad: At least ten people were killed and four others got injured when a lorry in which they were travelling overturned in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours on Monday, police said. The incident occurred near Singarayakonda at around 1:30 AM when the cement-laden lorry was on...
  • 6 Indian fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan Navy 13-04-2013 12:26 PM

    Karaikal (Puducherry): In the third such attack in as many days, six fishermen, who ventured into the sea from here, got injured when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men off the Kodiakarai coast, fisheries department officials said on Saturday. The fishermen of Kilinjalmedu fishing hamlet were fishing...