Puducherry: Over 8,900 hectare area under paddy lost in rain
Puducherry: Over 8,900 hectare area under paddy lost in rain

As much as 8,955 hectare area under paddy cultivation has been damaged by the unprecedented torrential rain that has hit the union territory.

Rain continues to batter Puducherry

Heavy rains on Friday pounded Puducherry, putting a brake on rescue and relief work in the Union Territory that has been lashed by torrential rain during the last one month.

Puducherry educational institutions to remain closed today following incessant rains

The Union Territory of Puducherry has declared closure of all educational institutions on Monday following incessant rains even as normal life was hit due to the squally weather.

JIPMER to establish annexe in Karaikal on 100 acre site

The Centrally sponsored Jawaharlal Institute of Medical College and Research (JIPMER) here will have its branch in Karaikal to offer medical education and hospital services there on a 100 acre site.

One month on, no trace of missing Coast Guard air crew

It has been a month since the Indian Coast Guard plane with three crew members went missing, but the search is still on, an official said on Tuesday.

Foundation for super speciality hspital at Karaikal soon: Puducherry CM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy Monday said that the foundation stone for construction of a super-speciality hospital at Karaikal would be laid soon.

'Efforts to locate missing Dornier aircraft on round-the-clock'

As the search for the missing Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft enters third day, Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence, Sitanshu Kar informed that efforts to locate the plane are on round-the-clock.

Search for missing Coast Guard plane continues for third day

The intensive search for an Indian Coast Guard Dornier aircraft that went missing near Karaikal in Puducherry continued for the third day on Thursday with no signs of the wreckage, an official said.

Search continues for missing Dornier aircraft

The search for the missing Indian Coast Guard's Dornier aircraft is still continuing with no signals from the missing plane, said an official here on Wednesday.

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.

Improved performance in SSLC exam in Puducherry, Karaikal

Puducherry and Karaikal regions registered an overall 92.94 percentage pass in the SSLC public examination held in March this year, result of which was declared on Thursday.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 fishermen

Fifty fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast.

Indian Coast Guard arrests 25 Sri Lankan fishermen

Indian Coast Guard has arrested 25 Sri Lankan fishermen on charges of trespassing and illegal fishing in Indian waters, official sources said on Monday.

Puducherry gang-rape case: Two more arrested

Two more persons have been detained in connection with the gang rape of an young woman here as it came to fore on Sunday that another absconding accused was a repeat offender, having been sentenced to three years imprisonment nearly ten years ago for a similar crime.

Judicial remand of fishermen extended

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of 39 fishermen of Karaikal and Rameswaram, arrested by the Lankan navy last month for allegedly fishing in their waters, fishermen association sources said.

Judicial remand of TN fishermen extended to Sept 4

The judicial remand of 65 fishermen from Karaikal and Nagapattinam, who were arrested on July 30 by Sri Lankan Navy personnel, has been extended up to Sept 4.

Hospital to come up in Karaikal under PPP mode

A super-speciality hospital will be set up in Karaikal in collaboration with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation under PPP mode, official sources said Thursday.

Karaikal declared `drought hit`

Karaikal, an enclave of Puducherry in the Cauvery delta belt of Tamil Nadu, was today declared drought hit.

Annual 45 day fishing ban to be in force from Apri

The annual 45-day ban on fishing in Nagapattinam and Karaikal coastal areas will commence from April 15.

Australia-bound Lankan refugees rescued as ferry develops snag

Over 100 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees heading to Australia by ferry from Karaikal were rescued by Indian Coast Guard when they got stranded in mid-sea after craft developed a snag in the wee hours.