Pondy CM, ministers, MLAs to be tested for COVID-19

The Puducherry government on Wednesday (April 22) said Chief Minister V Naryanasamy, his ministerial colleagues, MLAs and MPs would be teste...

Puducherry reports first COVID-19 death of 71-year-old man in Kannur

Kannur/Puducherry: A 71-year-old man succumbed to the COVID-19 infection at a hospital in Kannur, making it the first coronavirus-related death in the Union Territory of Puducherry, a spokesperson of the Department of Health said.

Puducherry reports first case of COVID-19; patient had travel history to UAE

Chennai: A 68-year-old woman with a travel history to UAE tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, said Puducherry Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao.

Kiran Bedi demands apology from Puducherry CM for storming out of event

Puducherry: Hitting back at Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy over his criticism that she has been “overstepping” her authority, Kiran Bedi on Tuesday (January 28) said the powers and responsibilities of the Lt Governor were not at the pleasure of his office.

Mysterious object lands in fishermen’s net near Puducherry

Puducherry: A long and heavy metallic object, suspected to be a used fuel tank of PSLV rocket, got caught in a fishing net off Vambakeerapalayam, near here, on Monday (December 2). The fishermen found it difficult to pull their net out of the waters and thought it to be a big catch, but later saw the strange object and brought it ashore. They informed the p...

Four of a family found dead in Auroville, suicide suspected

Chennai: Four members of a family were on Friday found dead at their residence in Auroville, near Puducherry, in what looked like an apparent suicide. The deceased were identified as Sundaramoorthy, his wife Maheshwari and their daughters, Kiruthiga and Samiksha.

Former Puducherry minister launches new party

Puducherry: Ahead of the by-election to Kamaraj Nagar Assembly constituency in Puducherry, former home minister of the Union Territory P Kannan rolled out a new political party, named Makkal Munnetra Congress, on Wednesday (September 25). Kannan, who also the former Rajya Sabha member, said his party would contest the bypoll that is slated for October 21 an...

No statehood for Puducherry, Centre to continue with present arrangement

The Centre has rejected a proposal to grant statehood to Puducherry, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He said the Puducherry Legislative Assembly had passed resolutions seeking statehood for the Union Territory of Puducherry, the latest one being on July 17, 2018. "The resolution was considered in...

Centre says no to TN, Puducherry for NEET exemption

New Delhi: The Centre has turned down requests from Puducherry and Tamil Nadu governments to exempt students from appearing in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and postgraduate medical admissions, according to the HRD ministry. The information was shared by Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in response to a written ...

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Govt refuses RTI data on stranded migrants, draws CIC’s ire

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has pulled up an official for "callous and casual" response in denying data on stranded migrant labourers under the RTI Act, and asked the Labour Ministry to upload on its website as much data as possible on them.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday (July 4) appealed to the opposition, particularly the DMK, to put to rest the controversy over a tweet by Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi, saying she has deleted it and expressed deep regret. Singh's comments came after DMK leader T R Baalu raised the issue for the second consecutive day in Lok Sabha and said ...

Pondy’s efforts to tackle water situation worthy of replication: Bedi

Puducherry: Amid the water scarcity in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on  Tuesday (June 18) said the Union Territory's efforts in the area were worthy of replication. In a message to the media, she recalled that efforts were put in place by a collaborative effort to prevent water crisis in the recent past. The former IPS officer ...

Supreme Court stays Madras HC gag on Kiran Bedi

The Supreme Court on Friday (May 10), stayed the Madras High Court order that curtailed the powers of Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor saying she cannot interfere in the day-to-day affairs of the government, a report by Indian Express said. The court also issued a notice to Congress leader K Laksminarayanan, who had filed a plea in the Madras Hi...
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