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  • Bedi seeks Centre's opinion on Pondy govt move to introduce casinos Feb 23, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    Bedi seeks Centre's opinion on Pondy govt move to introduce casinos

    A difference of opinion had cropped up and whenever there is a disagreement between the Administrator (Lt Governor) and the elected government, the matter should be sent to the Home Ministry as per provisions of the rules relating to the conduct of the business of the Administration.

  • Mend your ways or quit: Puducherry CM Narayanasamy to Lt guv Bedi Feb 12, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Mend your ways or quit: Puducherry CM Narayanasamy to Lt guv Bedi

    The chief minister said the government was forced to move the court frequently because of the Lt Governor's intervention whether it was posting a State Election Commissioner or deciding the modalities of operating the free rice scheme.

  • Centre has allocated Rs 80cr as incentive to Puducherry under Smart City scheme: Minister Feb 10, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Centre has allocated Rs 80cr as incentive to Puducherry under Smart City scheme: Minister

    Talking to reporters here, he said though the V Narayanasamy-led Congress government in the union territory was doing a 'tight rope walk' in meeting fiscal requirements of various projects, the government was marching ahead "in taking care of the welfare of the people."

  • Puducherry, France maintaining good ties, says Minister Jan 22, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Puducherry, France maintaining good ties, says Minister

    Appreciating the efforts of the French Institute established in Puducherry in 1955 to promote organic forming by holding the workshop, the Minister who is basically an agriculturist said the outcome of the workshop would be of benefit to farmers and also to the Union Territory as a whole.

  • Will never accept imposition of Hindi: Puducherry CM Jan 21, 2020 12:44 AM IST

    Will never accept imposition of Hindi: Puducherry CM

    Unveiling the statue of the Tamil saint and poet Thiruvalluvar (the author of Tamil treatise Tirukkural) on the premises of the Puducherry Thamizh Sangam, he said this was made clear at the All India Education Ministers conference convened by the Centre recently to discuss the New Education Policy.

  • DMK announces alliance with Congress, gives nine seats in Tamil Nadu, one in Puducherry Feb 20, 2019 08:44 PM IST

    DMK announces alliance with Congress, gives nine seats in Tamil Nadu, one in Puducherry

    The announcement comes a day after the AIADMK and BJP announced their tie-up for the polls.

  • Discord in Puducherry |CM Narayanasami may have ended dharna outside LG Kiran Bedi's house, but question of statehood looms large Feb 20, 2019 12:56 PM IST

    Discord in Puducherry |CM Narayanasami may have ended dharna outside LG Kiran Bedi's house, but question of statehood looms large

    The turf war between the two intensified on the night of February 13 as the CM staged a dharna and pulled an all-nighter outside the Governor’s house

  • Day after AIADMK, BJP join hands, DMK-Congress likely to announce seat-sharing plan Feb 20, 2019 10:53 AM IST

    Day after AIADMK, BJP join hands, DMK-Congress likely to announce seat-sharing plan

    With 23-25, DMK will get a lion’s share of seats in Tamil Nadu. Congress will contest nine in Tamil Nadu and one in Puducherry. Remaining seats will be given to other allies, reports suggest.

  • AIADMK announces alliance with BJP in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, gives 5 seats to saffron party Feb 19, 2019 05:22 PM IST

    AIADMK announces alliance with BJP in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, gives 5 seats to saffron party

    Political observers believe anti-incumbency and a large DMK-led coalition is driving AIADMK to ally with the BJP

  • Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers' dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day Feb 14, 2019 12:50 PM IST

    Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy, ministers' dharna outside Raj Nivas enters 2nd day

    Narayanasamy, his ministers and party MLAs had on Wednesday night slept on a pavement close to the Raj Nivas wearing black shirts. They have been demanding that that the Lt Governor accord sanction to 39 government proposals, including a free rice scheme.

  • Kiran Bedi will face 'serious repercussions' on Pongal gift hamper: Puducherry CM Jan 12, 2019 06:12 PM IST

    Kiran Bedi will face 'serious repercussions' on Pongal gift hamper: Puducherry CM

    Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy said Kiran Bedi would face "very serious repercussions" if she did not see eye to eye with his government on the Pongal gift hamper scheme.

  • Puducherry: Lt Governor sets priorities for 2019; CM promises changes Dec 31, 2018 05:16 PM IST

    Puducherry: Lt Governor sets priorities for 2019; CM promises changes

    In her new year message, Kiran Bedi said the territorial administration would move towards rural sanitation during 2019 and also witness prioritisation of road safety.

  • Puducherry CM accuses NDA govt of misusing CBI Dec 29, 2018 04:07 PM IST

    Puducherry CM accuses NDA govt of misusing CBI

    During the UPA rule there was no interference in the independent working of the CBI, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy claimed.

  • Puducherry CM, ministers to stage demonstration in front of Parliament on Jan 4 for statehood Dec 22, 2018 05:19 PM IST

    Puducherry CM, ministers to stage demonstration in front of Parliament on Jan 4 for statehood

    PWD minister Namassivayam claimed that the territorial government was presently struggling to implement public welfare schemes as the UT was not a full-fledged state.

  • Congress, its allies plan demonstration in Delhi demanding statehood for Puducherry Dec 20, 2018 01:35 PM IST

    Congress, its allies plan demonstration in Delhi demanding statehood for Puducherry

    Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said the decision was taken at a meeting of leaders of various parties convened by him here Wednesday night, where concern was expressed over the Centre 'slashing' grants to the UT and the style of functioning of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, who has been at loggerheads with the Congress government on various issues.

  • 'Gaja' cyclone: Pondy CM Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal Nov 14, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    'Gaja' cyclone: Pondy CM Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal

    Urging officials to ensure supply of protected drinking water to all areas, Narayanasamy said if needed he would camp in Karaikal to coordinate the activities.

  • Supreme Court says time for bursting crackers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will change, can't exceed two hours Oct 30, 2018 01:42 PM IST

    Supreme Court says time for bursting crackers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will change, can't exceed two hours

    A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also observed that the direction for permitting the use of green crackers was meant for the Delhi-NCR region and was not pan India.

  • AIADMK seeks special assembly session for passing bill on medical Aug 20, 2018 04:27 PM IST

    AIADMK seeks special assembly session for passing bill on medical

    AIADMK legislature wing leader A Anbalagan told reporters here that presently the private medical colleges including deemed to be universities were denying seats.

  • Three days mourning in Puducherry extended to seven days Aug 08, 2018 08:08 PM IST

    Three days mourning in Puducherry extended to seven days

    The chief minister told reporters after the meeting that all government functions during this period stand cancelled as a mark of respect to the DMK leader, who breathed his last in a private hospital in Chennai yesterday.

  • Football will be promoted in Puducherry: Kiran Bedi Jul 21, 2018 07:20 PM IST

    Football will be promoted in Puducherry: Kiran Bedi

    A trophy-"Puducherry Collector Cup" would be instituted and a tournament for various institutions would be conducted, she said.

  • Puducherry CM wants SC's Delhi ruling replicated in the Union Territory Jul 04, 2018 04:40 PM IST

    Puducherry CM wants SC's Delhi ruling replicated in the Union Territory

    The Supreme Court said that except for three issues -- public order, police and land -- the Delhi government has the power to legislate and govern on other issues.

  • Puducherry electricity department recovers Rs 4.8 crore in arrears after 'name and shame defaulters' directive from LG Kiran Bedi Jun 29, 2018 10:57 AM IST

    Puducherry electricity department recovers Rs 4.8 crore in arrears after 'name and shame defaulters' directive from LG Kiran Bedi

    Bedi has also announced that the strategy would be applied to property tax defaulters as well. A list of defaulters is supposed to be published on Friday

  • Centre approves budget outlay of Rs 7,530 crore of Puducherry Jun 19, 2018 10:30 PM IST

    Centre approves budget outlay of Rs 7,530 crore of Puducherry

    Chief Minister V Narayanasamy told newsmen here tonight that he had received a communication from the Home Ministry informing the administration of the approval of the budget.

  • Puducherry CM says NDA govt caused 'hardships' to people through 'injurious' policies Jun 19, 2018 04:26 PM IST

    Puducherry CM says NDA govt caused 'hardships' to people through 'injurious' policies

    'Central Government of NDA has 'caused hardships' to people through 'injurious economic and monetary policies.' Says Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy.

  • Puducherry's 2018-19 budget requirement evaluated at Rs 7,530 crore Apr 28, 2018 05:43 PM IST

    Puducherry's 2018-19 budget requirement evaluated at Rs 7,530 crore

    The Puducherry Assembly had on March 26 adopted a vote on account bill, earmarking funds for the first four months 2018-2019.

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