Puducherry

  • 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...
  • President replaces Puducherry Lt Governor Kataria July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria and gave Andaman and Nicobar Lt Governor Ajay Kumar Singh the additional charge. The move came on the day the Nagaland Governor resigned in retaliation to his transfer from Mizoram to Nagaland. Vakkom Purushothaman Purushothaman claimed that...
  • CPI demands adequate infrastructure facilities in government schools June 20, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Friday demanded that the administration take steps on a war footing to ensure proper infrastructure and number of teachers in government schools to attract parents into admitting their wards there, instead of going to private schools. A resolution adopted at the party's Puducherry unit committee meeting expressed...
  • Kataria urges PM to earmark sufficient funds for Puducherry June 15, 2014

    Puducherry: Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to earmark sufficient funds for the Union Territory so that several developmental projects could be taken up for speedy implementation. A release from the office of the Lt Governor said on Sunday that Kataria made the appeal...
  • 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...
  • Most NOTA (None of the Above) votes logged from Puducherry May 16, 2014

    Puducherry, from where the All India NR Congress candidate R Radhakrishnan is leading INC's V Narayanasamy, has logged the maximum number of None of The Above votes in Lok Sabha elections 2014. NOTA votes form 1.1 per cent (5269173 votes) of the total percentage of votes polled, according to Election Commission...
  • Watch: Key candidates in the fray in Lok Sabha elections April 24, 2014

    In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are also voting...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 73 pc voting recorded in Tamil Nadu, 83 pc in Puducherry April 24, 2014

    Chennai/Puducherry: In a record turnout, 73 per cent of the 5.50 crore electorate in Tamil Nadu cast their votes in 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in the single-phase voting on Thursday which passed off by and large peacefully. The voting percentage of 73 per cent is marginally higher compared to 72.98 per...
  • DMDK extends support to PMK in Puducherry April 11, 2014

    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 PMK...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, PMK says will contest LS polls in Puducherry March 21, 2014

    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 former...
  • Protest in Congress camp against re-nomination of Narayanasamy March 15, 2014

    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 all...
  • TN: Jaya leads, DMK hopeful, BJP's rainbow alliance, untouchable Congress March 12, 2014

    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...
  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes abolition of death sentence March 11, 2014

    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 opposed...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Puducherry votes on April 24 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Puducherry will vote for Lok Sabha elections on April 24. ...
  • Read: List of AIADMK candidates for Lok Sabha February 24, 2014

    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 January 30, 2014

    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 should...
  • Puducherry: 2 groups gangrape 21-year-old twice, 10 arrested December 27, 2013

    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 December 15, 2013

    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 stations...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Windspeed to be 80-90 kmph at landfall November 27, 2013

    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 and...
  • Cyclone Lehar approaches Andhra coast November 27, 2013

    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 the...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM November 4, 2013

    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 Nov...
  • Scribes and photographers protest over Mumbai gangrape incident August 24, 2013

    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 fair manner. Puducherry...
  • Modi has misused ceremonial occasion to criticise PM, UPA: Narayanasamy August 17, 2013

    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 convention...
  • Government plans to implement Rs 150 crore drinking water scheme July 31, 2013

    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 that...
  • Govt warns fishermen from venturing into Sri Lankan waters July 19, 2013

    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...
  • Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi July 1, 2013

    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 Lt Governor...
  • Rangasamy to meet Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission June 15, 2013

    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...
  • TN: Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' lay 800 km off Chennai coast May 12, 2013

    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 coast,"...
  • 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...
  • Andhra: 10 killed, 4 injured in road accident May 6, 2013

    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 its...