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Puducherry: Tributes paid to former deputy PM Jagjivan Ram

Speaker of Puducherry Assembly V Sabapathy paid floral tributes at the statue of the freedom fighter and former Deputy Prime Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram on the occasion of his 29th death anniversary on Monday.

Puducherry: BJP wants free rice scheme implemented on basis of income

BJP, an alliance partner of the ruling AINRC, on Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister N Rangasamy ensure that the free rice scheme for all sections of people be restricted to cover the poor and have-nots by adopting the income basis.

Need for strong Left at national level: CPI

Describing the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls as "crucial", CPI today said there was a need to defeat BJP in the forthcoming polls and also emphasized on the "reunification of the communist movement" in the wake of assembly polls due in several states next year.

Pondy BJP irked over modification in CENTAC guidelines

BJP's Puducherry unit on Wednesday took exception to modification in Centralised Admission Committee guidelines for selection of students under government quota for admission to various professional colleges.

Former Puducherry minister passes away

Freedom fighter and former Puducherry minister Dhakshinamurthy Mudaliar has died, his family sources said.

Rahul Gandhi meets dead farmer's family; Akali Dal says don't politicise issue
Rahul Gandhi meets dead farmer's family; Akali Dal says don't politicise issue

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday left for Chandigarh to meet the family of a debt-ridden farmer who had interacted with him earlier and committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

Special yoga demo by over 3,500 students on International Yoga Day

Special yoga demonstration by around 3,500 school students and programmes by the departments of Tourism and Indian system of Medicine and Homeopathy are part of a series of programmes drawn up by the government to mark International Yoga Day on June 21.

Promises being fulfilled fast: Rangasamy

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Sunday said promises given on the floor of the House and also outside were being fulfilled and speedy steps taken to implement the assurances.

Senior scribes to get monthly assistance in Puducherry

Puducherry government has for the first time rolled out monthly pension scheme for media persons in the Union Territory.

Lt Guv is higher authority in a Union Territory: BJP

BJP MLA M Visweswaran on Friday said in a Union Territory, the Lt Governor, who is the Administrator, is the higher authority and the elected government can aid and advise him.

Govt to set up super specialty hospital in Karaikal: Puducherry CM

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Thursday said that a Rs 50 crore super speciality hospital would soon come up in Karaikal.

Old age pension offers social security: Minister

All eligible persons would be covered under the old age pension scheme under which a monthly assistance of Rs 1,100 is extended, Puducherry Welfare Minister P Rajavelu said on Friday.

Fake certificates issued to students: Narayanasamy

AICC general secretary V Narayanasamy on Thursday alleged that 'fake certificates' were issued to a good number of students to enable them to join the MBBS course in government-run Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute here under seats meant for students of Puducherry.

Puducherry: Fishermen Association protest against delay in disbursing relief

 The Puducherry Fishermen Association has expressed strong protest against the government`s "delay" in disbursing relief to fishermen affected by natural calamities.

Puducherry Government to augment skill of youth

 Puducherry government has drawn up a plan to offer short term courses in technical and non-technical streams to ensure unemployed youth augmented their skill and became employable or launched self employment projects.

Energy Education Park set up in Puducherry

As part of its initiatives to set up Energy Education Park in each State and Union Territory across the country, Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has established one such park in Puducherry.

Dr Subhash Chandra talks about 'aspirations' at Chandigarh universities

Dr Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group and ZEE, talked about 'aspirations' at Chitkara University and Chandigarh Patiala University on Saturday. Over 1500 students attended the two sessions of DSC show.

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit off Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday, within a week of the high intensity quake that hit Nepal and adjoining areas including parts of India.

May Day celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm in Puducherry

May Day was celebrated in the Union Territory of Puducherry with zeal and enthusiasm by various trade unions and labour outfits on Friday.

Puducherry CM says budget for 2015-2016 `development oriented`

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy Wednesday said the Rs 6450 crore tax free budget he presented for fiscal 2015-2016 was "development oriented" and intended to augment the welfare of the people.

Govt to felicitate Pondy legislators completing 25 years

The Puducherry government would draw up a programme to felicitate E Valsaraj (Cong) and A M H Nazeem (DMK) who have completed 25 years as members of the House without break, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said on Tuesday.

Centre urged to bring Puducherry under ambit of FC: CM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Monday informed the assembly that the government had been frequently persuading the Centre to bring Union Territory under the ambit of the Central Finance Commission so that Puducherry could enjoy the benefits of the states were now getting through the Finance Commission.

Puducherry Assembly condoles deaths in earthquake hit Nepal

The Puducherry Assembly on Monday condoled the deaths of a large number of people in earthquake hit Nepal and wished speedy recovery to those injured.

Devotees pay homage to memorials at Aurobindo Ashram

Devotees Friday paid homage at the memorials of Aurobindo and The Mother (Mira Alfassa) here on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the arrival of the Mother to carry out spiritual experiments in collaboration with Aurobindo.

Puducherry budget with eyes on assembly polls: AIADMK

 Opposition AIADMK today said the announcements in the budget, presented by Chief Minister N Rangasamy for fiscal 2015-2016, were all "aimed at pleasing the people and keeping next year Assembly polls in mind."

Class XI boy held for raping 6-year-old girl in Chandigarh

 A minor boy studying in class XI at a school here was arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl, police said today.

Demand for Assembly for Lakshadweep raised in LS

A strong plea for creation of a Legislative Assembly for Lakshdweep was made by an NCP member in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and it found instant support from BJP member representing the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Rangasamy to present budget on April 22

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy will present the budget of the Union Territory for the fiscal 2015-2016 on April 22.

CPI flays government for hike in power tariff in Puducherry

 CPI has registered strong protest against the hike effected in power tariff by Puducherry government.

Rangasamy pays tributes to Ambedkar

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Tuesday led the Union Territory of Puducherry to pay floral tributes to the champion of the poor and the downtrodden Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.