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DMK raps Puducherry govt for 'delay' in filling vacant posts

Opposition DMK Tuesday lambasted the AINRC government here for 'delay' in filling 151 posts of Office superintendents, lying vacant for several years.

Central budget ignores marginalised sections: Narayanasamy

AICC General Secretary and former union minister V Narayanasamy on Monday dubbed the Central budget-2015-2016 presented in Parliament on February 28 as "pampering the affluent and the corporate sector and ignoring the depressed and marginalised sections".

Puducherry Assembly Budget Session from March 11

The Budget Session of the Puducherry Assembly would begin from March 11 with the customary address by Lt Governor Lt General (retired) A K Singh.

Eight cops accused of raping minors denied bail by Madras HC

The Madras High Court has dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas filed by eight police personnel allegedly involved in sexually assaulting two minor girls in Puducherry, saying they have been charged with a "heinous" offence and acting as "vultures in uniform".

DMK welcomes Puducherry govt decision to pay cash instead of free rice

 Opposition DMK on Sunday lauded the decision of the Puducherry government to remit Rs 300 instead of giving 10 kg free rice every month in the name of the wife or senior woman member in the family in their bank accounts.

CPI(M) seeks CBI probe into Puducherry child prostitution racket

Welcoming the dismissal of eight police personnel allegedly involved in a child prostitution racket, CPI(M) on Friday urged the union territory government to seek a CBI probe.

CPI demonstration against attack on Govind Pansare and wife

CPI here staged a demonstration on a main thoroughfare here on Wednesday condemning the attack on party leader Govind Pansare and his wife in Kolhapur in Maharashtra on February 16.

BJP asks govt to ensure hospitals equipped to tackle swine flu

Puducherry unit of BJP on Sunday urged the government to ensure that the Indira Gandhi Government General hospital and all the primary health centres in the Union Territory were fully equipped with stocks of drugs for the for treatment of swine flue and dengue fever.

Pondy CM reiterates plea for statehood

Reiterating the plea for statehood for Puducherry, Chief Minister N Rangasamy Saturday said he would apprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the matter.

NCC inculcates discipline in youth: Puducherry CM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday said NCC inculcates discipline, self-confidence and passion for achieving excellence among youth in addition to enabling them make excellent progress in academic career.

Steps underway to fill teacher vacancies: Puducherry CM

 Steps had been initiated to fill vacancies in posts of teachers in government-aided schools in the Union Territory, Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday said.

Expeditiously collect loan arrears from industrialists, big entrepreneurs: JD(U)

Janata Dal (United) on Saturday demanded that the Centre and Puducherry governments expeditiously collect arrears due for years towards power tariff here or under several other central loan schemes from industrialists and big entrepreneurs.

Mahatma Gandhi remembered

 Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today paid homage at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

Mild earthquake in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A mild earthquake was reported late tonight in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale.

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.