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Havelock Island: Navy rescues 425 stranded tourists as Cyclone Vardah hampers operation
Havelock Island: Navy rescues 425 stranded tourists as Cyclone Vardah hampers operation

The massive operation to rescue thousands of tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar's Havelock Island and Neil Island is currently underway after whether condition in the island showed some improvement. 

Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh
Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government will launch the rescue operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands immediately after the intensity of cyclone reduces. 

Around 1400 tourists stranded in cyclonic weather in the Andamans
Around 1400 tourists stranded in cyclonic weather in the Andamans

Around 1,400 tourists are stranded at Havelock and Neil islands in the Andamans due to cyclonic weather conditions.

800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships
800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships

Havelock Island is the largest in the chain of islands that form the Ritchie's Archipelago and belongs to the Andamans. 

Narayanasamy sworn in as member of Puducherry Assembly
Narayanasamy sworn in as member of Puducherry Assembly

Narayanasamy won the Nellipthope Assembly bypoll, by defeating his immediate AIADMK rival Om Sakthi Segar by a margin of 11,144 votes.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy wins election
Puducherry CM Narayanasamy wins election

The by-election was held on Saturday following the resignation of Congress member John Kumar so that Narayanasamy could contest and continue as the Chief Minister.

Brisk polling in four Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Amid tight security, voting took place for polls in Thanjavur, Aravakkurichi and for bypolls in Thirupparankundram in Tamil Nadu and the lone Nellithope seat in neighbouring Puducherry.

Atrocities against minorities, dalits on rise: CPI

The Communist Party of India (CPI) today alleged that there has been a spurt in atrocities against minorities and dalits in the country.

5.3 magnitude quake felt in Lakshadweep

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale on Wednesday hit the Lakshadweep Sea region.

Terror alert not specific to Chandigarh, says official

Chandigarh is the joint capital of both Punjab and Haryana.

Cauvery issue: BJP pledges support to Pondy bandh on Sept 16

The Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its support to the bandh called by several tamil outfits here, Friday, to condemn the violence against Tamils in Karnataka in the wake of Cauvery row.

Army asks police to find if drones being flown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter.

Father arrested for sexually abusing 2 minor girls

A 50-year-old private vehicle dealer was arrested at nearby Kalapet village on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing his two minor daughters.

Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lt Guv of Andaman and Nicobar

Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi today assumed office as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

KJ Aphons' appointment as Administrator for Chandigarh put on hold

Faced with stiff resistance from Punjab's ruling and opposition parties, the Centre has put on hold the appointment of K J Aphons as an Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Kiran Bedi interfering in working of Puducherry govt: AAP

Attacking Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for allegedly interfering in the working of the government, the AAP Saturday said Centre is using similar tactics in the Union Territory the way it is doing in Delhi.

No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey
No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey

The plane was 280 kilometres east of Chennai when it fell off the radar.

Tourist from Delhi found dead in Goa hotel - Know details
Tourist from Delhi found dead in Goa hotel - Know details

A 60-year-old man from Delhi was found murdered in his hotel room in Panaji in Goa on Monday, an ANI report claimed. 

Girl raped by Goa MLA Atanasio Monserratte shows sign of abnormal behaviour, admitted to psychiatry institute
Girl raped by Goa MLA Atanasio Monserratte shows sign of abnormal behaviour, admitted to psychiatry institute

The minor girl, who had accused former Goa minister Atanasio Monserratte of rape, has been admitted to the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (IPHB) here from the state-run protection home due to her 'abnormal behaviour', a senior police official said.

Ragesh Chandra appointed Secretary to Pondy CM

G Ragesh Chandra has been appointed as Secretary to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy.

Cong legislator VP Sivakolundhu sworn-in Puducherry pro-tem Speaker

Congress legislator VP Sivakolundhu was on Wednesday sworn-in as pro-tem speaker of Puducherry Assembly.

Lt Governor Kiran Bedi bans use of sirens by cars of VIPs

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today banned use of sirens in cars of VIPs, which would also be applicable in escort and pilot vehicles of Raj Nivas.

AIADMK slams delay in Puducherry ministry formation

The opposition AIADMK today appealed to the new Lt Governor Kiran Bedi to come out with a firm measure to ensure that a new government was formed in the Union Territory.

Puducherry: Narayanasamy to meet Lt Gov Kiran Bedi today, stake claim to form govt
Puducherry: Narayanasamy to meet Lt Gov Kiran Bedi today, stake claim to form govt

Senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy will on Monday meet Lt Governor Kiran Bedi here to stake claim to become the Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Sunday took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Puducherry.

Kiran Bedi to assume charge as Lt Governor of Puducherry today
Kiran Bedi to assume charge as Lt Governor of Puducherry today

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi is set to assume charge as Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Puducherry on Sunday.

V Narayanaswamy to be new chief minister of Puducherry
V Narayanaswamy to be new chief minister of Puducherry

The Congress party on Saturday formally elected senior leader V Narayanaswamy to be the new chief minister of Puducherry.

Congress to hold legislature party meeting in Puducherry today, decision on CM candidate likely
Congress to hold legislature party meeting in Puducherry today, decision on CM candidate likely

The Congress party is finally holding its legislature party meeting in Puducherry on Saturday. The party is yet to announce its Chief Ministerial candidate for the Union Territory.

President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Kiran Bedi as Lieutenant Governor of  Puducherry
President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Kiran Bedi as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

Kiran Bedi named new Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

Campaigning ends in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Campaigning ended on Saturday in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry for May 16 Assembly polls, ringing the curtain down on the gruelling two-month-long exercise.