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.

BJP workers held for trying to stage demo against Narayanasamy

Thirty-two BJP workers were on Saturday arrested here when they attempted to stage black flag demonstration against Union Minister V Narayanasamy, police said.

Pondy announces relief of Rs 20,000 per hectare for drought hit-ryots

Puducherry government on Sunday announced Rs 20,000 as relief to drought-hit farmers for a hectare of paddy field lost in Karaikal.

Chaotic scenes in Puducherry Assembly

Chaotic scenes were witnessed in during zero hour in the Puducherry assembly following charges on an issue concerning Karaikal region.

Class 12 exam results for Puducherry, Karaikal out

The overall pass percentage in the plus two examination in Puducherry and Karaikal regions has gone up marginally to 84.52 this year.

Puducherry lashed by heavy rains

Puducherry: Normal life was affected in
Puducherry on Tuesday with the Union Territory pounded by heavy

Steps being taken to secure release of Karaikal fishermen: Puducherry CM

Puducherry Chief Minister V
Vaithilingam on Tuesday said steps were being taken to secure the
release of four fishermen from Karaikal, who are in custody of
the Sri Lankan Navy since December 4.

Rains continue to batter Puduchery, Karaikal

Normal life remained hit in Puducherry for the third successive day on Saturday with torrential rains battering the Union Territory.

Float festival at Karaikal Ammaiyar temple after 30 yrs

After a 30 year gap, the float
festival will find a place in the annual Brahmotsavam of the
famous Karaikal Ammaiyar temple at Karaikal this year and will
begin on March 31.

UT status for Karaikal `untenable`, says Narayanasamy

Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Minister V Narayanasamy termed as `untenable` and `wishful thinking,` the demand of the Karaikal Struggle Group that it be made a separate Union Territory after delinking from Puducherry.

Plea for making Karaikal a separate Union Territory stressed

In the wake of the Centre`s
announcement that it would initiate the process of forming
a separate Telangana state, an `apolitical organisation` here
seeking Union Territory status for Karaikal, has renewed its