PUDUCHERRY

  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states 6 days ago

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC directive on plea to close liquor shops on highways October 9, 2014

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Puducherry government to consider a representation seeking closure of all bars and liquor shops along the national highways in the union territory. The First Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the order while closing a...
  • Protests continue over Jayalalithaa's conviction in Tamil Nadu October 3, 2014

    Chennai: Protests continued across Tamil Nadu on Friday against the conviction of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case and the party's Puducherry unit has decided to observe a "dawn-to-dusk" bandh in the Union Territory on Saturday. Many shops were shut in Kancheepuram, Erode, Dharmapuri and Villupuram districts, among others,...
  • NIA files charge sheet against 6 for Planting of bomb under Narayanasamy's car September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The NIA on Tuesday filed charge sheet against six suspected members of banned Tamil Nadu Liberation Army for allegedly planting a pipe bomb under a car parked in front of former Union minister V Narayanasamy's Puducherry residence in January. The charge sheet was filed in the special NIA...
  • Rural Water Supply schemes suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water: CAG September 23, 2014

    Puducherry: CAG on Tuesday slammed implementation of Rural Water Supply schemes implemented by the Puducherry government to provide safe and clean drinking water to rural population, saying it suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water and non-adoption of supply norms. The report for the year...
  • Puducherry: Opposition Congress demands probe into 'fake certificates' issue September 21, 2014

    Puducherry: The opposition Congress on Sunday demanded a detailed probe into the fake certificates allegedly issued by Revenue department for students applying for admission to professional courses under government quota. Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee AV Subramanian said in a release on Sunday that a girl student...
  • Narayanasamy alleges malpractices in free rice scheme September 6, 2014

    Puducherry: Former Union Minister of State and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged "malpractices" in the implementation of free rice scheme by the AINRC Government and demanded a CBI probe. Inaugurating a demonstration by party workers condemning the government's "failure" to measure up to the people's expectations in...
  • Was sacked as I tried to ensure fair governance: Former Puducherry LG 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 BJPled 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 21yearold twice, 10 arrested December 27, 2013

    Karaikal: The Karaikal Police in Puducherry has arrested 10 people for the alleged gangrape of a 21yearold 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 oldtime 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 8090 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 8090kmph at landfall as the system has lost intensity. The very severe cyclonic storm, located over westcentral 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 eastsoutheast of Machillipatnam and 600 km eastsoutheast 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...