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  • BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura May 03, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    BJP's defeat in West Bengal may be seen as referendum on Centre's handling of COVID-19 : Nomura

    In the recent state elections, the BJP's tally in West Bengal has been restricted to 77 out of the total 293 seats. It also failed to win a seat in Kerala and had a worse- than-earlier result in Assam, winning 60 seats. But the party won a series of by-elections in seats across Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. along with four seats in Tamil Nadu.

  • Puducherry Election Result 2021: AIADMK draws blank in Pondy assembly polls May 02, 2021 11:10 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021: AIADMK draws blank in Pondy assembly polls

    This is the first time the Assembly of Puducherry will not have an AIADMK representative after a gap of several years.

  • NDA on course to form govt in Puducherry, crosses majority mark May 02, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    NDA on course to form govt in Puducherry, crosses majority mark

    AINRC Chief and former Chief Minister N Rangasamy triumphed in Thattanchavady constituency and wrested the seat from DMK.

  • Puducherry Election Result 2021| NDA wins 12 assembly seats, set to form govt in Puducherry May 02, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    Puducherry Election Result 2021| NDA wins 12 assembly seats, set to form govt in Puducherry

    As the results for 14 out of 30 assembly seats were declared, the AINRC bagged eight, BJP three, DMK one and Congress two, the Election Commission said.

  • Puducherry Assembly Election 2021 | Here's a list of key candidates who won defeating others May 02, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Puducherry Assembly Election 2021 | Here's a list of key candidates who won defeating others

    As the counting of votes for Puducherry Assembly election 2021 is still underway, here’s a look at how the key candidates of the major parties fared at the polls.

  • All arrangements in place for counting of votes in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry May 01, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    All arrangements in place for counting of votes in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

    Counting is set to start at 8 AM in 75 counting centres across the state and all arrangements are in place to smoothly conduct the exercise, which would be monitored by observers, authorities said.

  • Puducherry Election 2021 | Congress' V Narayanasamy rules out possibility of being CM; says will work to strengthen party Mar 31, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Puducherry Election 2021 | Congress' V Narayanasamy rules out possibility of being CM; says will work to strengthen party

    Congress leader V Narayanasamy also alleged that the BJP wanted to create a Delhi-like situation in Puducherry and take power away from an elected government.

  • Puducherry Election 2021: Dethroned Congress loyalist V Narayanasamy looks to form govt in UT again Mar 28, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Puducherry Election 2021: Dethroned Congress loyalist V Narayanasamy looks to form govt in UT again

    Velu Narayanasamy entered politics by joining Congress and since then his loyalty to the party and its first family is legendary.

  • Plea in Madras HC against alleged use of Aadhaar info by Puducherry BJP for sending WhatsApp invite to voters Mar 26, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Plea in Madras HC against alleged use of Aadhaar info by Puducherry BJP for sending WhatsApp invite to voters

    The court, after taking note of the charges levelled by the petitioner, asked the Election Commission to submit a report by April 2.

  • Puducherry Polls 2021: Key dates, opinion polls; here's everything you need to know Mar 24, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Puducherry Polls 2021: Key dates, opinion polls; here's everything you need to know

    Puducherry Assembly election will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the result will be declared on May 2.

  • Puducherry Polls 2021: Election Commission appoints four special observers Mar 19, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Puducherry Polls 2021: Election Commission appoints four special observers

    Manjeet Singh, a retired IAS officer, has been appointed as special general observer, Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry Shurbir Singh said in a release.

  • BJP, Congress release list of candidates for Puducherry assembly polls Mar 16, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    BJP, Congress release list of candidates for Puducherry assembly polls

    Puducherry will vote in a single phase on April 6, along with the four other states. Counting of votes will take place on May 2.

  • Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls Mar 02, 2021 08:57 PM IST

    Congress forms screening panels for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry polls

    The screening committee of the Congress for the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly polls starting March 27 will have Delhi leader J P Aggarwal as its chairman.

  • Ex-Puducherry CM Narayanasamy threatens Amit Shah with defamation suit after corruption allegation Mar 01, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Ex-Puducherry CM Narayanasamy threatens Amit Shah with defamation suit after corruption allegation

    Earlier on February 28, the Home Minister lambasted V Narayanasamy's government and alleged that he was engaged in rampant corruption in Puducherry.

  • Puducherry LG announces 2% reduction in VAT on petrol, diesel Feb 26, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Puducherry LG announces 2% reduction in VAT on petrol, diesel

    The governor's announcement on February 26 comes in the face of Assembly elections, which will happen in a single phase on April 6.

  • Needed, new measures to strengthen anti-defection laws Feb 26, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Needed, new measures to strengthen anti-defection laws

    Time has come to bring in a suitable legislation to root out the growing trend of horse-trading and corrupt practices by strengthening the Tenth Schedule

  • Dilip Buildcon emerges lowest bidder for road projects in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Feb 26, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Dilip Buildcon emerges lowest bidder for road projects in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

    "The company has been declared as L-1 bidder for the tenders floated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)... in the state of Tamil Nadu and Union Territory of Puducherry," the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • President's Rule imposed in Puducherry; Notification issued by MHA Feb 25, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    President's Rule imposed in Puducherry; Notification issued by MHA

    V Narayanasamy, who led the Congress government in Puducherry, resigned on Monday ahead of the confidence vote after his government was reduced to a minority.

  • It is through 'conspiracy' by BJP and its allies that my govt was toppled: V Narayanasamy Feb 24, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    It is through 'conspiracy' by BJP and its allies that my govt was toppled: V Narayanasamy

    Addressing party workers during a demonstration here to condemn the 'toppling' of the Congress led government in Puducherry, Narayanasamy said, "my government was toppled through undemocratic and scrupulous designs and conspiracy hatched by the BJP in coordination with the AINRC and AIADMK."

  • Union Cabinet approves President's Rule in Puducherry Feb 24, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Union Cabinet approves President's Rule in Puducherry

    Under the President’s Rule, the lieutenant governor becomes the constitutional head of the Union Territory.

  • Puducherry Politics | A clueless Congress loses its toehold in South India Feb 23, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    Puducherry Politics | A clueless Congress loses its toehold in South India

    With assembly elections around the corner, it is possible to argue that V Narayanasamy’s loss is not as great as it may have been had he been toppled earlier. But it appears that the BJP has a plan for Puducherry, and removing Narayanasamy was an important part of it 

  • Setback for Congress : Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy resigns after his govt loses trust vote Feb 22, 2021 11:49 AM IST

    Setback for Congress : Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy resigns after his govt loses trust vote

    It remains to be seen whether All India NR Congress founder and former chief minister N Rangasamy stakes the claim for forming the next government or the L-G recommends President’s Rule in the Union Territory which is going to polls in about two months

  • Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy seeks confidence vote in Assembly Feb 22, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy seeks confidence vote in Assembly

    Moving the motion, the chief minister told the Assembly that his government had the majority.

  • Puducherry’s Congress government to face floor test today: All you need to know Feb 22, 2021 07:49 AM IST

    Puducherry’s Congress government to face floor test today: All you need to know

    The Puducherry floor test was called by the new Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan following opposition's claim that the Union Territory's ruling Congress party no longer commanded a majority in the assembly

  • Two more Puducherry MLAs resign, govt strength drops to 11 ahead of floor test Feb 21, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Two more Puducherry MLAs resign, govt strength drops to 11 ahead of floor test

    Congress MLA K Lakshminarayanan and DK legislator Venkatesan submitted their resignation letters separately to Assembly Speaker VP Sivakolundhu at his residence, they both said.

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