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  • 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.

  • 3 more Congress MLAs to quit in Puducherry, Narayanasamy govt sure to lose trust vote: BJP Feb 19, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    3 more Congress MLAs to quit in Puducherry, Narayanasamy govt sure to lose trust vote: BJP

    The newly appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundararajan directed the Assembly Secretariat on Thursday to convene the House on February 22 for the Trust vote.

  • Puducherry L-G orders floor test on February 22 after Congress loses majority Feb 18, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Puducherry L-G orders floor test on February 22 after Congress loses majority

    Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s government lost majority with the resignation of four Congress MLAs and the disqualification of one months ahead of elections.

  • Whatever was done, was a sacred duty: Kiran Bedi in her farewell letter Feb 17, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Whatever was done, was a sacred duty: Kiran Bedi in her farewell letter

    In her farewell note, Kiran Bedi thanked those who worked with her closely and diligently to serve the larger public.

  • Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Feb 16, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

    Kiran Bedi will be replaced by Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Governor of Telangana, who has been given the additional charge as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.

  • Congress loses majority in Puducherry months ahead of elections Feb 16, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Congress loses majority in Puducherry months ahead of elections

    Four Congress MLAs have resigned over the past two days and one has got disqualified, making the V Narayanasamy's government lose majority in Puducherry.

  • Campaign launched to ensure COVID-free Puducherry by February 28 Feb 14, 2021 03:48 PM IST

    Campaign launched to ensure COVID-free Puducherry by February 28

    A coordinated effort to achieve the goal had been geared up and the campaign was launched on Saturday to free Puducherry of COVID-19, Health and Family Welfare Director S Mohan Kumar told PTI.

  • Govt will administer COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to people: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy Jan 12, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    Govt will administer COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to people: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy

    In the first round, 14,000 health workers would be inoculated. In the second phase, field staff engaged in carrying out Covid control programme would be vaccinated and it would cover those from police, revenue and local administration departments.

  • Political battles in 2021: Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other events to watch out for Dec 28, 2020 01:04 PM IST

    Political battles in 2021: Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other events to watch out for

    Five assembly elections in April-May, Rajya Sabha elections and build-up to the all-important 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls. Here's the political calendar for 2021.

  • Cyclone Nivar weakens into cyclonic storm over Tamil Nadu coast, says IMD Nov 26, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar weakens into cyclonic storm over Tamil Nadu coast, says IMD

    Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the wee hours even as heavy rains lashed Tamil Nadu and the union territory leading to inundation and uprooting of trees.

  • Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: Amit Shah speaks to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry CMs; assures them of all possible support Nov 26, 2020 07:33 AM IST

    Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: Amit Shah speaks to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry CMs; assures them of all possible support

    Cyclone Nivar News Highlights: 'Very severe cyclonic storm' has weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' after making landfall along the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast, according to the IMD.

  • Cyclone Nivar makes landfall near Puducherry, weakens into 'severe cyclonic storm' Nov 26, 2020 07:12 AM IST

    Cyclone Nivar makes landfall near Puducherry, weakens into 'severe cyclonic storm'

    Cyclone Nivar: 'Very severe cyclonic storm' weakened into a 'severe cyclonic storm' after making landfall near Puducherry, according to the India Meteorological Department.

  • Pondy govt geared for cyclone 'Nivar'; CM visits coastal areas Nov 25, 2020 07:03 PM IST

    Pondy govt geared for cyclone 'Nivar'; CM visits coastal areas

    People living in low lying areas or residing close to the sea shore were being evacuated to safer places or to relief camps.

  • Cyclone Nivar highlights: Landfall process of severe storm has started, says IMD Nov 25, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    Cyclone Nivar highlights: Landfall process of severe storm has started, says IMD

    Cyclone Nivar highlights: The 'very severe cyclonic storm' is expected to make landfall along the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast later today or early tomorrow. A public holiday has been declared in Chennai and 12 districts of Tamil Nadu tomorrow.

  • Cyclone Nivar: Here's all you need to know Nov 23, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar: Here's all you need to know

    Cyclone Nivar is heading towards the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast and is expected to make a landfall between Mamallapuram and Karaikal districts on November 25 afternoon

  • Cyclone Nivar likely to make landfall between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on November 25 Nov 23, 2020 01:24 PM IST

    Cyclone Nivar likely to make landfall between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on November 25

    As the cyclone is likely to make landfall on November 25, Chennai is likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain.

  • After Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all Oct 24, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    After Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry announces free COVID-19 vaccine for all

    Following BJP's 'free COVID-19 vaccine' promise for poll-bound Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh governments also announced free shots for everyone.

  • Unlock 5.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not Oct 01, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Unlock 5.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not

    The Puducherry government on October 1 said it would implement the Centre's guidelines under Unlock-5 to reopen more activities in a calibrated manner in areas outside the containment zones including opening of schools, cinemas, theatres and multiplexes.

  • Unlock 4.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not Sep 01, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Unlock 4.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not

    Puducherry has reported 14,127 COVID-19 cases as of August 30 while the number of deaths stood at 221, according to health officials.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not Aug 19, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not

    In addition the government has decided that from August 14, shops will be permitted to stay operational between 6 am and 7 pm, instead of the usual 9 pm.

  • Unlock 1.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not Jun 09, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    Unlock 1.0 rules for Puducherry: What is allowed, what is not

    Lockdown to continue to remain in force in the Containment Zones demarcated in the union territory until June 30.

  • Will back Centre if it decides to extend lockdown beyond April 14: Puducherry CM Apr 08, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Will back Centre if it decides to extend lockdown beyond April 14: Puducherry CM

    The chief minister said Puducherry is geographically surrounded by districts of Tamil Nadu and with the number of coronavirus cases rising.

  • Centre has approved highways projects worth Rs 2,185cr for Puducherry Mar 02, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    Centre has approved highways projects worth Rs 2,185cr for Puducherry

    Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had during a recent visit to review projects in Puducherry, approved development of highways and introduction of four-way lanes linking the union territory with important segments at a cost of Rs 2,185 crore, he said here.

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