Successive govts in Puducherry marked by corruption, says Prakash Javadekar

Successive govts in Puducherry marked by corruption, says Prakash Javadekar

The senior BJP leader told reporters that Congress and DMK who had ruled Puducherry in the past "are corrupt and they are interested in filling their pockets and not the coffers".

May 07, 2016, 18:30 PM IST
Sonia targets BJP, AINRC, AIADMK in Puducherry

Sonia targets BJP, AINRC, AIADMK in Puducherry

Accusing the BJP-led NDA government and AINRC regime here of doing nothing for the welfare of the people of the union territory, Congress President Sonia Gandhi Thursday sought mandate for DMK-Congress combine in the May 16 assembly elections to ensure all round development.

May 05, 2016, 20:31 PM IST

Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016: 366 nominations found valid at end of scrutiny

Election authorities here on Saturday found 366 nominations, including that of chief minister N Rangasamy, to be in order at the end of scrutiny of the papers filed by candidates contesting the May 16 Assembly polls in the Union Territory.

May 01, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Puducherry: Rangasamy yet to announce AINRC's poll strategy

Puducherry: Rangasamy yet to announce AINRC's poll strategy

Even as most political parties in this Union Territory have announced their strategy for the May 16 assembly polls, the ruling AINRC is keeping everyone guessing as it is yet to spell out its plans.

Apr 14, 2016, 16:38 PM IST

Mother Teresa remembered on her 18th death anniversary

Assembly Speaker V Sabapathy led the Union Territory of Puducherry in paying homage at the statue of Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, on her 18th death anniversary on Saturday.

Sep 05, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Govt urged to restart all units of AFT mill

Various trade unions of public sector owned AFT mill on Saturday urged the government to restart all three units and withdraw the lay off, continuing for another six months since July 22.

Aug 09, 2015, 02:02 AM IST

AIADMK stages walkout during question time in Puducherry Assembly

All five opposition AIADMK legislators staged a walkout from the Assembly during question time on Tuesday to protest Speaker V Sabapathy reportedly permitting ruling AINRC legislators raise supplementary questions 'without limit'.

May 05, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2015, 14:00 PM IST

Puducherry: Congress demands CBI probe into issue of fake certificates

Leader of the opposition and former Chief Minister V Vaithilingam Thursday demanded a CBI probe or a judicial enquiry into alleged instances of 'fake certificates' available to students for getting admissions to professional courses under government quota in Puducherry.

Oct 16, 2014, 15:00 PM IST

UT govt to take steps to curb menace of plastic materials

Electricity and Science and Technology Minister of Puducherry, T Thiagarajan told the ruling AINRC members and opposition block today that the government would intensify steps to ensure the menace arising out of plastic materials was curbed by adopting the rules.

Sep 26, 2014, 21:24 PM IST

Criminal action sought against JIPMER for 'flouting' recruitment rules`

Ruling AINRC legislator Ashok Anand Monday demanded that criminal action be taken against officials of centrally sponsored JIPMER for allegedly flouting norms over recruitment of employees to various posts.

Sep 15, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Rangasamy-led govt adopts discriminatory approach: AIADMK

The opposition AIADMK today charged the Rangasamy-led AINRC government with "adopting discriminatory approach in implementation of welfare schemes."

Aug 28, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

DMK flays Pondy govt on MBBS quota issue

The DMK Thursday lambasted the Rangasamy-led AINRC government here for `failure` to ensure that private medical colleges earmarked 50 per cent of the total seats available in MBBS course for government.

Aug 21, 2014, 13:34 PM IST

Puducherry CM greets Narendra Modi

Puducherry Chief Minister and AINRC chief N Rangasamy on Saturday congratulated Narendra Modi for the BJP-led NDA`s `historic win` in the Lok Sabha polls.

May 17, 2014, 21:17 PM IST

Narayanasamy defeated in Puducherry as AINRC wrests seat

Continuing with its spectacular electoral debut of the 2011 Assembly polls, ruling AINRC in Puducherry on Friday wrested the lone Lok Sabha seat from Congress with its nominee R Radhakrishnan trouncing Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy.

May 17, 2014, 00:09 AM IST

AINRC govt no better than previous Cong regime: DMK

The opposition DMK today charged the Rangasamy led AINRC government with adopting the same `anti people` measures that the erstwhile Congress administration followed in the Union Territory.

May 06, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

Hectic campaigning on in Puducherry

With just over a week to go for the polls, the Union Territory is witnessing hectic campaigning by candidates who are straining every sinew to secure the lone Lok Sabha seat.

Apr 14, 2014, 11:36 AM IST


Also known as the French Riviera of the East, the Union Territory of Puducherry was granted the status of a Union Territory in 1963.

Mar 28, 2014, 17:38 PM IST

`AINRC candidate is NDA nominee from Puducherry LS seat`

Confusion continued to prevail over the NDA`s candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat Puducherry, with BJP and ruling AINRC stating that the latter`s candidate is the official nominee.

Mar 24, 2014, 23:53 PM IST

Former Speaker is ruling AINRC candidate in Puducherry LS seat

The ruling All India NR Congress in Puducherry on Thursday fielded former Assembly Speaker R Radhakrishnan in the union territory`s lone Lok Sabha seat.

Mar 12, 2014, 20:01 PM IST