Puducherry verdict reflects wish for change: Congress

The Puducherry Congress attributed "people`s desire for a change" for its loss in the
Assembly polls which brought to an end the party`s 12-year
rule in the Union Territory.

Cong-DMK combine`s poor showing due to poor governance: BJP

BJP attributed the dismal
performance of the Congress-DMK alliance in the Puducherry
Assembly polls to the `poor governance` of the Vaithilingam
led government.

Pudu Assembly to be a mix of young and old

The 30 members elected to the
Puducherry assembly are a mix of first-time legislators and
veteran old timers making a comeback as the 12-year long
Congress rule came to an end in the Union Territory.

Puducherry: Rebel Rangasamy grinds Cong to dust

Making a spectacular electoral
debut, the All India NR Congress in alliance with AIADMK on day
secured a two-third majority in the 30-member Puducherry
Assembly, ending the DMK-supported Congress rule.

Hasan Ali front man of arms dealer Khashoggi: ED

ED said International arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi had helped Hasan Ali Khan open his account with UBS, Zurich

Puducherry registers estimated 85 per cent polling

The Union Territory of Puducherry
on Wednesday registered an estimated 85 per cent polling in elections
for its 30-member assembly.

40% polling recorded till 1 pm

Polling for the 30-member assembly of Puducherry union territory started here Wednesday at 8 am.

All booths to be connected through web casting technology

Election authorities said arrangements for connecting all polling booths here through
`web casting technology` have been made to ensure the entire
polling process on April 13, except vote casting would be

Puducherry: A confusing state of politics

Politics in the former French colony is no different than any other South Indian state.

Campaigning ends in TN, Kerala, Puducherry for April 13 polls

violence marred the end of campaign for assembly polls
in Kerala leaving a minister injured while curtains came down
on electioneering in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
for elections on April 13.

Campaigning ends in Puducherry

A high-voltage campaign in
this Union territory for the April 13 polls came to an end
on Monday with the Congress-led combine and rival AIADMK-AINRC
front making last minute efforts to woo the electorate.

It`s Congress vs ex-Congress leaders in Puducherry

For the voters in the Union territory of Puducherry, the choice in the upcoming Assembly Elections will be between incumbent Congress Chief Minister V Vaithilingam and former Congress chief minister N Rangasamy.

Union Minister Narayanaswamy in spot over `baby` comments

Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy was in the eye of a storm over his reported remark that the Congress government in Puducherry had provided everything except babies.

Elimination of poverty India`s biggest task: Rahul Gandhi

AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
has said that the "biggest task" facing India was elimination
of poverty and said, "we are going to use all our resources to
win the battle".

Women power remains low in assembly polls

While all major parties contesting the April 4 - May 10 polls, support the women`s reservation bill, this is not reflected in the number of women contestants on the field.

N Rangaswamy has hijacked a sizable section of Congress cadres?

Do you think after N Rangaswamy floated his All India NR Congress, the grand old party has lost a sizable section of its cadres. Express your views...

In Puducherry, a fight between two fronts

The April 13 Assembly polls in
the Union Territory of Puducherry promise to be a face-off
between two fronts -- the ruling Congress-DMK combine and the
opposition AINRC-AIADMK alliance.

Sonia to address election rally on April 5

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally on April 5 here to garner support for the Congress-DMK alliance in the Union Territory.

Six govt staff suspended for violating Code of Conduct

The Puducherry government has
suspended six of its employees for allegedly participating
in poll-related activities of political parties in this Union

Cong poll manifesto promises free mobile sections

Taking a cue from political parties
in neighbouring Tamil Nadu in offering freebies, the manifesto of the ruling Congress in Puducherry for the April 13 assembly polls has promised free mobile phones for BPL families.

Sonia to address election rally in Puducherry on April 6

Congress president Sonia Gandhi
will address an election rally on April 6 here, to garner
support for the Congress-DMK alliance in the Union Territory.

New Justice party to back Congress DMK combine

New Justice party (NJP) will back the Congress DMK combine in the April 13 Puducherry assembly polls, according to president of local unit of the party S Ponnurangam.

Peace committee in PCC to persuade rebels to withdraw

An eight-member `peace panel` has
been constituted by the Pradesh Congress Committee to hold
talks with rebel Congress candidates who had filed nominations
in some constituencies.

Puducherry steps up measures to check poll code violation

The Puducherry election authorities have intensified steps to curb malpractices ahead of the April 13 Assembly polls in the Union Territory and also to prevent violation of model code of conduct.

Over 180 nominations filed in Puducherry

A total of 183 nominations were
filed on Thursday in the Union Territory for the April 13 Assembly

Five nominations filed in Puducherry

Three nominees of BJP were among
the five candidates who filed their papers today for the April 13 Assembly polls in Puducherry on the fourth day of

Important constituencies of Puducherry

A look at some of the constituencies of Puducherry.

MDMK legislator quits membership of House in Pondy

The lone MDMK member in the
Puducherry Assembly PR Siva has resigned from the party and
membership of the House and joined the All India NR Congress
led by former Chief Minister N Rangasamy.

MDMK upset over AIADMK`s `arrogant` stand; not to contest polls

Differences between AIADMK and its
long time ally MDMK reached a flash point with the Vaiko-led outfit deciding to boycott April 13 Assembly polls
accusing the senior partner of taking an "arrogant" stand.

Stalemate in Puducherry in Cong-DMK seat sharing talks

Stalemate continues between the ruling Congress and its ally DMK in Puducherry in seat sharing talks over the 30-member territorial assembly after two rounds
of discussions here.