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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.

Four injured in explosion in Manipur

Four persons were injured today when a powerful bomb, apparently meant to target BSF personnel, exploded in Manipur's interior Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar.

Puducherry budget on April 22

The full-fledged Puducherry budget for 2015-16 would be presented by Chief Minister N Rangasamy on April 22.

Meghalaya celebrates Easter

Christians in Meghalaya today celebrated Easter to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with religious fervour.

Monetary incentives for Chandigarh cadets joining Forces

The Chandigarh administration here on Wednesday announced to give one time incentive grant of Rs one lakh to the union territory's boys and girls, who join the Armed Forces training academies as cadets and complete their courses successfully.

Ram Vilas Paswan to visit Chandigarh today to assess crop damage

A delegation led by Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan will visit Chandigarh on Tuesday to take stock of crops damaged by untimely rains and hailstorms in Haryana.

Stray dog menace in Chandigarh: 500 dog bite cases each month

The menace of stray dogs has been on the rise in Chandigarh, with nearly 500 dog bite cases being reported from the city each month and the municipal authorities battling to find a solution to the problem.

CPI(M) flays Centre for delay in finalising Puducherry plan

CPI(M) on Friday slammed Chief Minister N Rangasamy and BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre for the `delay' in giving nod for finalising the size of the 2015-16 plan for the union territory which has forced presentation of vote on account by the territorial government.

Puducherry Assembly adjourned after passing Appropriation Bill

The Puducherry Assembly was today adjourned sine die after transacting its scheduled business, including passing of the Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill earmarking funds for the first three months of fiscal 2015-16.

'CPI national congress signal for reunification of Left parties'

The participation of top level leaders of Left parties in the 22nd five-day National Congress of CPI beginning here on Wednesday is a signal for reunification of these parties in the country, CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said here on Tuesday.

Conserve water for sustainable development: Puducherry CM

Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Saturday stressed the need for residents and industrialists to conserve water for sustainable development.

Daman and Diu Congress prez Vishal Tandel joins BJP

 Daman and Diu Congress President Vishal Tandel resigned from the party and on Thursday joined the BJP.