Uts News

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.

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.