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Puducherry continued to be in top in various sectors: CM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday said the union territory continued to maintain its top position in various sectors and more particularly in the fields of education, health and socio economic development.

Mild tremors felt in Andaman Islands

A slight intensity earthquake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale, shook the Andaman Islands Friday morning.

Industrial policy to attract investment in Daman & Diu region

 With an aim to create about 40,000 jobs and facilitating Rs 5,000 crore of new investment into the region in next 5 years, Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have come out with an industrial policy.

Cash instead of garments disbursed through banks to beneficiaries for Pongal

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday announced that the Adi Dravidar Welfare department has started disbursing Rs 300 to each of 92,445 adult members in the families of the scheduled castes in Puducherry, through bank accounts, to celebrate the Pongal harvest festival.

Govt scheme for awards to Best Journalist, Photo Journalist

Puducherry: The Puducherry government has introduced a scheme for grant of Rs 10,000 cash award to journalists and photo journalists under a special scheme to recognise their contributions.

Narayanasamy slams Centre for adopting ordinance route

 AICC General Secretary for North Eastern States V Narayanasamy on Sunday flayed the BJP-led NDA government for taking ordinance route to bring in amendment to Land Acquisition Act, saying it has "committed mayhem of democracy".

Narayanasamy slams formation of NITI Aayog

AICC General Secretary for Northeastern states V Narayanasamy on Sunday hit out at the formation of NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission, claiming it would deprive the elected ministry of Puducherry of the opportunity to make representation on its fiscal needs.

Congress MP Kannan adopts Puducherry village under SAGY

 Senior Congress leader and MP from Puducherry, P Kannan on Friday launched the Prime Minister's 'Sansaad Adarsh Gram yojana' at Sellipet village in the Union Territory.

Chandigarh declares three radio taxi operators as authorised

Chandigarh: Taking a serious note of the alleged rape of a 27-year-old girl by a cab driver in Delhi, Chandigarh administration has authorised three radio taxi operators to ply in the city.

Narayanasamy seeks CBI probe into murders, wants Puducherry CM to quit

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy today requested the Lt Governor to arrange for a CBI probe into murders that have rattled Puducherry in the last two years, 'to ensure a detailed, impartial and uninterrupted enquiry'.

New surveillance system to protect Jarawa tribe in Andaman

 A month after French filmmakers were found to have intruded into the protected Jarawa tribal reserve, the Andaman and Nicobar administration has decided to upgrade surveillance system in the area.

5.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Andaman and Nicobar

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the islands of Andaman and Nicobar early this morning.

Two abandoned boats with fake registration numbers recovered at Daman coast

Daman Marine Police on Wednesday recovered two abandoned fishing boats near Kadhaiya at the Daman coast.

Do not create panic on law and order in Puducherry UT: Top cop

There is a sharp fall in occurrence of crimes, including heinous offences, in Puducherry Union Territory during 2014 as against what was seen earlier, a top police officials said on Wednesday.

Memorial Day of Mother of Aurobindo Ashram observed

Puducherry: Thousands of people from across the country and abroad Monday thronged the Aurobindo Ashram here and paid homage at the memorial of the "Mother" (Meira Alfassa) on her 41st death anniversary.

AIADMK wants effective implementation of RTE Act in Pondy

Opposition AIADMK on Saturday asked the government to initiate steps to implement effectively the provisions of Right to Education Act in the Union Territory.

Puducherry CM leads UT in paying tributes to Nehru

Puducherry: Chief Minister N Rangasamy led the union territory in paying tributes to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary Friday.

Lookout notice against French filmmakers for trespassing into Jarawa tribal reserve

Andaman and Nicobar police has issued a lookout notice against two French filmmakers who had allegedly trespassed into protected Jarawa tribal reserve and secretly filmed a documentary on the threatened aboriginal tribe.

Couple killed, 3 injured in wall collapse in Puducherry

Puducherry: A fisherman and his wife were killed while their two children were among three injured in a wall collapse today in a coastal village near here, police said.

CM Rangasamy extends greetings on 61st Liberation day of Puducherry

 Chief Minister N Rangasamy said on Friday that his government was committed to promote the wellbeing of all sections of people and to strive hard for the development of nation.

Slight intensity earthquake hits Nicobar Islands

 A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale tonight hit Nicobar Islands.

WWII vintage bomb found in Andaman islands

An unexploded bomb of World War-II era was found by tribals living in an island of Andaman after which it was disposed off safely by defence commandos, officials said on Monday.

Puducherry: Congress demands CBI probe into issue of fake certificates

Leader of the opposition and former Chief Minister V Vaithilingam Thursday demanded a CBI probe or a judicial enquiry into alleged instances of 'fake certificates' available to students for getting admissions to professional courses under government quota in Puducherry.

AIADMK wants CB-CID probe into fake certificates racket

AIADMK Wednesday sought a CB-CID probe to ascertain the genuineness of the certificates issued by various sports associations and revenue authorities to candidates for joining professional colleges through Centralised Admission committee under government quota over the last three years.

Jayalalithaa's conviction: AIADMK's 12-hour bandh in Puducherry disrupts normal life
Jayalalithaa's conviction: AIADMK's 12-hour bandh in Puducherry disrupts normal life

The dawn-to-dusk bandh called by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in protest against the conviction of J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case disrupted normal life in Puducherry on Saturday.

Congress to approach CBI for probe into fake certificates scandal

Former minister of state and Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said his party would press for a CBI probe into alleged instances of increasing number of students gaining admission to professional colleges in government quota by producing fake certificates relating to their nativity and residence in Puducherry.

Congress to approach CBI for probe into Puducherry fake certificates scandal

Former Minister of State and Congress leader V Narayanasamy Wednesday said his party would press for a CBI probe into alleged instances of increasing number of students gaining admission to professional colleges in government quota by producing fake certificates relating to their nativity and residence in Puducherry.

French officials meet Rangasamy

A three-member delegation of French officials met Chief Minister N Rangasamy here on Tuesday.

Twelve new judges sworn-in Chandigarh

The 12 new Additional judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday took the oath of office and secrecy.

Five killed, 15 injured in bus-car collision in Chandigarh

Five persons were killed and 15 injured when a Delhi-bound luxury bus from Dharamsala collided with a car here Tuesday.