Voters strength increases by 1.35 percent in Puducherry

The voters strength in the Union territory of Puducherry has increased by 1.35 per cent and the final electoral rolls brought out at the end of the special summary revision has said there are 9,08,821 voters now.

Work resumes for establishment of Kamaraj Memorial

Chief Minister N Rangasamy today laid the foundation of the Rs 23.6 crore memorial in rememberance of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Kamaraj,his political mentor, at nearby Karuvadikuppam, kickstarting resumption of work to construct the structure.

Puducherry selected as centre for civil service exam

Union Public Service Commission has included Puducherry as one of the centres for the all India Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination to be held on Sunday.

French woman harassed in Rameswaram, 3 held

A 35-year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea here on Sunday.

JD(U) appeals for integration of municipalities to form Corporation

Puducherry State unit of Janata Dal (United) on Saturday called upon the territorial administration for steps to consolidate the municipalities of Puducherry and Oulgaret to form a Municipal Corporation in Puducherry.

Birth anniversary of first CM of Puducherry celebrated

Chief Minister N Rangasamy garlanded the statue of the first CM of the union territory Edouard Goubert on his 120th birth anniversary.

Puducherry Lt Governor extends Ramzan greetings

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Lt General (retired) AK Singh, has greeted people on the occasion of Ramzan.

I was removed as Puducherry LG as I `exposed` graft: Kataria

Days after his ouster as Puducherry`s Lt Governor, Virendra Kataria on Friday claimed he was removed because he exposed corruption in the UT government.

Lt Governor AK Singh assumes additional charge of Puducherry

Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh, given additional charge of Union Territory of Puducherry after the sacking of incumbent Virendra Kataria, assumed office.

Virendra Kataria leaves Puducherry

Ousted Lt Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria Thursday left here for Chennai en route to Delhi.

French Republic day celebrated in Puducherry

French nationals residing in this former French colony today celebrated the 225th Republic Day (Fete National) of France on Monday.

Monitor Puducherry`s financial position: Rajnath asks officials

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday directed his officials to closely and effectively monitor the "precarious financial position" of Puducherry.

Rs 125 cr tourism projects to be implemented in Puducherry

As many as 25 tourism development projects would be launched by Puducherry Government during the current fiscal at a total outlay of Rs 125 crore, Tourism Minister P Rajavelu said today.

CPI demands adequate infrastructure facilities in govt schools

CPI today demanded that the administration take steps on a war footing to ensure proper infrastructure and number of teachers in government schools to attract parents into admitting their wards there, instead of going to private schools.

Rangasamy meets Rajnath, seeks statehood for Puducherry

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Wednesday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought statehood for the Union Territory.

Tamil Nadu SSLC results 2014 announced

The results for State-board class X examination in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were announced at 10 am.

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.

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.

Pakistani student assaulted by unidentified gang in Puducherry

A 24-year-old Pakistani student doing a post-graduate course in South Asian studies in a well-known university here, was allegedly assaulted by an unidentified three-member gang at his hostel today, police said.

Jettison regional reservation for students` admission: CPI(M)

CPI(M) on Tuesday demanded immediate scrapping of the regional reservation system adopted by the government for admitting students to professional colleges, saying it is `constitutionally unjustified and academically unethical`.

LS polls: Over 80 percent turnout in Puducherry

Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry saw a heavy turnout with around 80 percent of the voters exercising their franchise, said the Election Commission.

Polling for lone Puducherry seat on Thursday

Over 900,000 voters will seal the electoral fate of 30 candidates including sitting MP and union minister V. Narayanasamy on Thursday.

Jaya ends whirlwind campaigning; says she is better than Modi in governance

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today wound up her gruelling 51-day campaign across 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry during which she exhorted the people to vote for her party in April 24 polls and make it part of the next government to protect their interests.

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.

Kataria extends Tamil New Year eve greetings

Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria on Sunday wished the people of Union Territory of Puducherry a peaceful and prosperous Tamil New Year.

30 candidates in the fray in Puducherry

Decks have been cleared for the poll battle in the lone Lok Sabha seat of Puducherry which goes to polls on April 24 as deadline for withdrawal of nominations ended today.

MDMK to support PMK in Puducherry

MDMK General Secretary Vaiko on Sunday said his party would support PMK nominee RKR Anantharaman in the Lok Sabha elections in Puducherry.

Elections 2014: Can Congress’ Narayansamy retain Puducherry?

Puducherry like all the Union Territories has also one representation in the Lok Sabha. But it is distinct in the way that it has its own legislature.


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

Puducherry Assembly prorogued

The Puducherry Assembly has been prorogued after it held a one day session on March 12 and passed Vote on Account Bill earmarking Rs 2,250.09 crore for the period April-September) of fiscal 2014-15.