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  • Congress after 2016 Assembly polls: Increasing invisibility? May 19, 2016 12:40 PM IST

    Congress after 2016 Assembly polls: Increasing invisibility?

    This is the Congress‘ lowest showing ever. Even when it lost power at the Centre in the past, it always was in power in more than a dozen states. When it received its latest drubbing in 2014 at the hands of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, the Congress remained in power in 11 states.

  • Assembly Elections 2016: Congress wins 4; AINRC 1 in Puducherry May 19, 2016 11:14 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2016: Congress wins 4; AINRC 1 in Puducherry

    Congress won Kamaraj Nagar (V Vaithithilingam), Nellithope (John Kumar), Yanam (Malladi Krishna Rao), Kamaraj Nagar and Lawspet (V P Sivakolundhu).

  • Assembly elections 2016 counting; Amma, Mamata make comebacks May 19, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Assembly elections 2016 counting; Amma, Mamata make comebacks

    This is the Congress‘ lowest showing ever. Even when it lost power at the Centre in the past, it always was in power in more than a dozen states. When it received its latest drubbing in 2014 at the hands of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, the Congress remained in power in 11 states.

  • Over 30% polling till 11:30 am in Puducherry May 16, 2016 12:42 PM IST

    Over 30% polling till 11:30 am in Puducherry

    Voters turned up in large numbers at the booths despite rains in urban and rural areas.

  • BJP to go it alone in Pondy assly polls, first list released Apr 15, 2016 06:50 PM IST

    BJP to go it alone in Pondy assly polls, first list released

    Talking to reporters here after releasing the first list of names of candidates for 16 of 30 constituencies here, BJP national secretary Mahesh Giri, the party's in charge in Puducherry, said "BJP is fighting the coming polls alone".

  • TN, Puducherry jewellers plan to resume strike on March 28 Mar 25, 2016 12:30 PM IST

    TN, Puducherry jewellers plan to resume strike on March 28

    The gold traders in the region withdrew the strike last week after the assurance by the government and formation of a committee to look into the issue and find a solution.

  • State elections ahead: Decoding battle of the ballot Mar 04, 2016 08:37 PM IST

    State elections ahead: Decoding battle of the ballot

    Dates for Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry were announced on Friday. N Ram, chairman, The Hindu Group, and Aditi Phadnis of Business Standard discuss the elections ahead.

  • Naidu to discuss BJP plan for Assembly polls with leaders Jan 30, 2016 12:55 PM IST

    Naidu to discuss BJP plan for Assembly polls with leaders

    Union Urban Development Minister M Venakiah Naidu will discuss BJP's action plan for the coming Assembly polls with party leaders and cadres during his maiden visit here on February 1 after assuming office, a senior party leader said today.

  • Heavy rains continue in Tamil Nadu; toll rises to 122 Nov 22, 2015 05:35 PM IST

    Heavy rains continue in Tamil Nadu; toll rises to 122

    Several parts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry continued to receive rains today and the Met office warned that more rains are expected in the next 24 hours as the trough of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal moved near Kanyakumari sea.

  • States to release 98K tons seized pulses in mkt next week Oct 28, 2015 10:15 PM IST

    States to release 98K tons seized pulses in mkt next week

    Dal prices are expected to cool down further in the coming days as state governments will release over 98,000 tonnes of seized pulses in the open market from next week.

  • Pondy to use World bank fund for laying underground cables Aug 17, 2015 02:45 PM IST

    Pondy to use World bank fund for laying underground cables

    Lt Governor A.K.Singh directed the Superintending Engineer in Electricity department to 'expedite laying of the cables and also erection of the additional transformers,' a release from the department said.

  • DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes ban on death sentence Mar 11, 2014 05:32 PM IST

    DMK releases poll manifesto, proposes ban on death sentence

    On being asked as to who the DMK will project as PM candidate among Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, the party chief Karunanidhi said, "Neither of them."

  • SpiceJet rejigs operations, to discontinue some flights Jan 17, 2014 08:56 AM IST

    SpiceJet rejigs operations, to discontinue some flights

    Reeling under heavy losses and facing funding crunch, budget carrier SpiceJet today said it will discontinue flights on three domestic and a couple of international destinations from the upcoming summer schedule as part of its network rejig exercise.

  • Thomas Cook at 5.2-yr high on South India expansion Dec 04, 2013 01:47 PM IST

    Thomas Cook at 5.2-yr high on South India expansion

    Investors are euphoric as the travel company launched a new branch outlet in Puducherry. The stock jumped 5 percent intraday on Wednesday.

  • To miss same store growth, margin forecast: Jubilant Food Nov 13, 2013 02:28 PM IST

    To miss same store growth, margin forecast: Jubilant Food

    Jubilant's second quarter revenues rose around 28 percent year-on-year, but steep increases in raw material costs, wage bills and rents shaved 220 basis points from the operating margin and restricted the net profit growth to just 2.8 percent.

  • Around Rs 40,000 cr stuck due to delay in allocation of gas Jun 19, 2013 05:50 PM IST

    Around Rs 40,000 cr stuck due to delay in allocation of gas

    There are about 8,000 MW gas-based power plants underconstruction and the gas linkage to such projects have not been granted due to shortage of gas.

  • Govt retains rate of bonus in PSUs at last year's level Nov 09, 2012 10:31 PM IST

    Govt retains rate of bonus in PSUs at last year's level

    Puducherry governemnt today said said employees in the state government owned Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Boards, Corporations, Cooperative Societies and autonomous bodies and institutions will be paid bonus and ex-gratia for Diwali this year at the same rate as was available in the previous year.

  • Nilam intensifies into severe cyclonic storm Oct 31, 2012 03:22 PM IST

    Nilam intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

    Cyclone 'Nilam' on Wednesday intensified into a severe storm with extremely heavy rainfall expected over North coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry even as the weather department warned of extensive damage to huts, standing crops and power lines.

  • Supply of petrol, diesel likely to be affected Apr 19, 2012 10:51 PM IST

    Supply of petrol, diesel likely to be affected

    Supply of petrol and diesel are likely to take a hit next week, as the petrol station owners have decided to join the all India strike call given by the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders on April 23.

  • Rangasamy announces pension scheme for senior journalists Dec 29, 2011 04:00 PM IST

    Rangasamy announces pension scheme for senior journalists

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today announced that the government would soon implement pension scheme for senior journalists here.

  • Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi Nov 19, 2011 11:36 AM IST

    Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy today paid floral tributes at the statue of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her 94th birth anniversary celebrations today and administered national integration pledge.

  • IVRCL under CBI scanner Sep 19, 2011 10:04 PM IST

    IVRCL under CBI scanner

    City-based infrastructure major IVRCL, represented by its Chairman and Managing Director Sudhir Reddy, is under the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) scanner for alleged irregularities in a Tsunami housing project in Puducherry.

  • IT parks to come up in Puducherry, Karaikal Aug 29, 2011 04:57 PM IST

    IT parks to come up in Puducherry, Karaikal

    Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy announced that the government had decided to set up one information technology park each in Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

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