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Strategic boost! Indian Railways to lay 240-kilometre rail track​ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Strategic boost! Indian Railways to lay 240-kilometre rail track​ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands all set to get its first railway track.

DMK backs bandh call given by Tamil outfits for Jallikattu

The Puducherry unit of DMK today extended support to the bandh call given by various Tamil outfits seeking restoration of jallikattu and to ban PETA.

In Puducherry, funeral aid for SC families to be paid via electronic mode

The government had recently come out with a specific circular that all payments to contractors, government employees would be only through banks and digital transactions.

Puducherry ​BJP scoffs at Congress' criticism of functioning of Kiran Bedi
Puducherry ​BJP scoffs at Congress' criticism of functioning of Kiran Bedi

The latest friction in the ties between Kiran Bedi and the Puducherry govt came after the former cancelled the Chief Minister's order banning the use of WhatsApp for official communication.

Former Puducherry Assembly speaker VMC Sivakumar hacked to death

Former Puducherry agriculture minister VMC Sivakumar was hacked to death by an unidentified gang here on Tuesday, police said.

This region has become completely cashless in India – Find out here
This region has become completely cashless in India – Find out here

At least 190 teams of trained volunteers visited more than 25,000 households spread across Daman and Diu to apprise their members of the benefits of cashless transactions.

Digital banking in Puducherry aimed at reducing corruption: Kiran Bedi

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has said that the territorial government's order to all departments to adopt digital transactions is a proof of its resolve to reduce corruption.

Chandigarh MC election 2016 result trailer, complete picture after Punjab polls: Parkash Singh Badal

In a shot in the arm for BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal ahead of Punjab Assembly polls, their alliance today defeated Congress in Chandigarh municipal corporation election.

Two ULFA cadres neutralised, six held in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district

At least two United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) cadres have been neutralised by the Assam Rifles in an encounter in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Congress MLA in Manipur quits party, Assembly

Congress MLA Z Khikhonbou Newmai, representing Tamei constituency in Manipur, resigned from the Assembly and party on Wednesday.

Sasikala should take over party leadership: AIADMK's Pondy unit

The four-member legislature wing of the opposition AIADMK in Puducherry on Wednesday urged Sasikala, long time aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, to take over the leadership of the party.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: All 2,376 stranded tourists evacuated

Havelock Island is the largest chain of Islands and is a famous tourist destination, and is located 40 km from the capital Port Blair.

Havelock Island: Navy rescues 425 stranded tourists as Cyclone Vardah hampers operation
Havelock Island: Navy rescues 425 stranded tourists as Cyclone Vardah hampers operation

The massive operation to rescue thousands of tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar's Havelock Island and Neil Island is currently underway after whether condition in the island showed some improvement. 

Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh
Tourists stranded in Andamans are safe, efforts on for early evacuation: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government will launch the rescue operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands immediately after the intensity of cyclone reduces. 

Around 1400 tourists stranded in cyclonic weather in the Andamans
Around 1400 tourists stranded in cyclonic weather in the Andamans

Around 1,400 tourists are stranded at Havelock and Neil islands in the Andamans due to cyclonic weather conditions.

800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships
800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy sends 4 ships

Havelock Island is the largest in the chain of islands that form the Ritchie's Archipelago and belongs to the Andamans. 

Narayanasamy sworn in as member of Puducherry Assembly
Narayanasamy sworn in as member of Puducherry Assembly

Narayanasamy won the Nellipthope Assembly bypoll, by defeating his immediate AIADMK rival Om Sakthi Segar by a margin of 11,144 votes.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy wins election
Puducherry CM Narayanasamy wins election

The by-election was held on Saturday following the resignation of Congress member John Kumar so that Narayanasamy could contest and continue as the Chief Minister.

Brisk polling in four Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Amid tight security, voting took place for polls in Thanjavur, Aravakkurichi and for bypolls in Thirupparankundram in Tamil Nadu and the lone Nellithope seat in neighbouring Puducherry.

Atrocities against minorities, dalits on rise: CPI

The Communist Party of India (CPI) today alleged that there has been a spurt in atrocities against minorities and dalits in the country.

5.3 magnitude quake felt in Lakshadweep

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale on Wednesday hit the Lakshadweep Sea region.

Terror alert not specific to Chandigarh, says official

Chandigarh is the joint capital of both Punjab and Haryana.

Cauvery issue: BJP pledges support to Pondy bandh on Sept 16

The Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced its support to the bandh called by several tamil outfits here, Friday, to condemn the violence against Tamils in Karnataka in the wake of Cauvery row.

Army asks police to find if drones being flown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter.

Father arrested for sexually abusing 2 minor girls

A 50-year-old private vehicle dealer was arrested at nearby Kalapet village on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing his two minor daughters.

Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lt Guv of Andaman and Nicobar

Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi today assumed office as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

KJ Aphons' appointment as Administrator for Chandigarh put on hold

Faced with stiff resistance from Punjab's ruling and opposition parties, the Centre has put on hold the appointment of K J Aphons as an Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Kiran Bedi interfering in working of Puducherry govt: AAP

Attacking Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for allegedly interfering in the working of the government, the AAP Saturday said Centre is using similar tactics in the Union Territory the way it is doing in Delhi.

No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey
No trace of missing IAF AN-32 plane as yet; Defence Minister undertakes aerial survey

The plane was 280 kilometres east of Chennai when it fell off the radar.

Tourist from Delhi found dead in Goa hotel - Know details
Tourist from Delhi found dead in Goa hotel - Know details

A 60-year-old man from Delhi was found murdered in his hotel room in Panaji in Goa on Monday, an ANI report claimed.