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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.

5.3-intensity earthquake hits Andaman & Nicobar Islands, no tsunami alert issued
5.3-intensity earthquake hits Andaman & Nicobar Islands, no tsunami alert issued

The quake struck at 9:33 PM at a depth of 10 kms, according to National Centre for Seismology.

Remember that Rs 14 crore diamond robbery case in Chandigarh? Police says it was concocted
Remember that Rs 14 crore diamond robbery case in Chandigarh? Police says it was concocted

Here's the real story of Chandigarh's biggest-ever "heist" of Rs 14 crore at Forever Diamonds in Sector 17.

Sonia targets BJP, AINRC, AIADMK in Puducherry
Sonia targets BJP, AINRC, AIADMK in Puducherry

Accusing the BJP-led NDA government and AINRC regime here of doing nothing for the welfare of the people of the union territory, Congress President Sonia Gandhi Thursday sought mandate for DMK-Congress combine in the May 16 assembly elections to ensure all round development.

Free mobiles, set-top-boxes and laptops in AIADMK manifesto for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Free mobiles, set-top-boxes and laptops in AIADMK manifesto for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Incumbent Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Thursday released her party's manifesto for Tamil Nadu as well as Puducherry, whose Assemblies go to election on May 16.

Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016: 366 nominations found valid at end of scrutiny

Election authorities here on Saturday found 366 nominations, including that of chief minister N Rangasamy, to be in order at the end of scrutiny of the papers filed by candidates contesting the May 16 Assembly polls in the Union Territory.

Not interested in doing moral policing, no ban on mini skirts in discotheques: Chandigarh Home Secy
Not interested in doing moral policing, no ban on mini skirts in discotheques: Chandigarh Home Secy

As the news of Chandigarh banning short skirts in discotheques spread like fire, Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal, Wednesday, clarified that the administration doesn't intends to do moral policing and no such policy has been approved.

Chandigarh bans short skirts in discotheques, gets epic responses on Twitter. Read
Chandigarh bans short skirts in discotheques, gets epic responses on Twitter. Read

In a bizarre way to stop 'anti-national' elements, the Chandigarh administration has decided to ban short skirts in discotheques.

Next Yoga Day event likely to be held in Chandigarh, PM Modi may attend
Next Yoga Day event likely to be held in Chandigarh, PM Modi may attend

The International Day of Yoga, which is celebrated every year on June 21, would be held in Chandigarh this year, said reports on Wednesday.

Earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Andaman islands in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Assembly Elections 2016: No alliance with AINRC, says AIADMK in Puducherry
Assembly Elections 2016: No alliance with AINRC, says AIADMK in Puducherry

Seeking to put a lid on speculations, the AIADMK unit here on Sunday said it would not have any truck with the ruling AINRC for the May 16 assembly elections in the union territory.