Uts News

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.

20 member committee to implement 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in UT

A 20 member high power committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, has been formed by the government for implementing the 'Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) in the Union Territory.

Puducherry: Narayanasamy seeks action against property grabbing

Accusing the AINRC Government of failure to protect immovable properties, particularly those owned by French nationals, from being grabbed, senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Monday sought stern action against the offenders.

Congress to present petition to Home Minister for CBI probe against Rangasamy govt

Congress leader V Narayanasamy Tuesday alleged that Rangasamy-led government here had violated court directives in posting employees in government departments and said the party would seek a CBI probe into the matter.

Man dies at Chandigarh bus stop with Rs 16 lakh strapped to body

 A Chandigarh-based property dealer died at a bus stop here under mysterious circumstances on Saturday with Rs.16 lakh in cash strapped to his body.

PCC urges Rahul Gandhi to take charge as AICC working president

Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday urged party Vice president Rahul Gandhi to take charge as AICC working president to enable the party witness larger opportunities at all levels for `young and energetic workers`.

CPI(M) demands continuation of free rice supply

The CPI(M) on Wednesday criticised decision of the government to disburse Rs 300 instead of 10 kg free rice through nationalised banks to each of the families discontinuing the distribution of rice through ration shops.

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.