Debjani Dutta

Puducherry to enhance its oxygen bed capacity in next 15 days to tackle Covid

The development comes at ta time when the existing infrastructure in Puducherry and Karaikal is under a tremendous amount of stress to cope up with the increasing number of Covid cases and deaths.

19 May 2021

Puducherry govt takes over all beds in five private medical colleges to treat COVID patients

This will ensure the availability of 1800 additional beds for COVID-19 patients, said Secretary, Health, Dr T Arun

15 May 2021

Black fungus might become a cause of concern in Tamil Nadu

Mucormycosis is caused by a group of moulds called mucormycetes that usually are found throughout the natural environment.

15 May 2021

Three nominated MLAs take BJP’s tally in Puducherry to 9

Though it is an alliance government of AINRC and BJP, yet BJP has not shared any of the nominated MLA seats with its ally.

11 May 2021

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy enhances old age and destitute pension amid COVID crisis

It may be recalled that the previous government led by V Narayanasamy had also tried to enhance the old age and destitute pension, but its proposal did not get approval from the then LG Kiran Bedi

08 May 2021

AINRC leader N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister

Due to covid restrictions, only the elected MLAs, senior party functionaries, Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar and other government officials were present on the occasion.

07 May 2021

Rangasamy seeks advice from spiritual guru at Salem temple before deciding on Puducherry Cabinet

As in the past, Rangasamy would sit near the samadhi of his guru and silently connect with him. Through intuition, he understands the advice from his guru and takes decisions by following it.

05 May 2021

Rangasamy to be sworn in as Chief Minister of first NDA govt in Puducherry

The NDA which fought the elections under N Rangasamy, though had not announced their Chief Ministerial candidate before the poll, decided on Rangasamy as the leader of the NDA on Monday.

04 May 2021

For the first time, NDA set to form govt in Puducherry

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is set to form the government in the UT of Puducherry for the first time.

03 May 2021

Puducherry government procures another 1000 vials of remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

Puducherry registered 1122 new cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours ending at 10 am on Thursday. Active cases have risen to 8689 with 1681 being treated in hospital and 7308 in home quarantine

29 Apr 2021

Alarm bells ringing in Puducherry as 30 people die of COVID-19 in three days

Puducherry logged 747 fresh COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally in the Union territory to 54,026 and pushing the total death toll to 758

26 Apr 2021

Good news for tipplers as liquor turns cheap again in Puducherry after COVID tax withdrawn

However, this comes at a time when COVID-19 cases are spiking in the UT, raising concerns.

08 Apr 2021

Former Puducherry CM Rangasamy urges PM Modi to enhance annual central grants to UT ahead of polls

The grants need to be in the ratio of 70 per cent borne by the Centre, and the remaining 30 per cent from Puducherry’s own resources, Rangasamy said.

30 Mar 2021

PM Modi says Congress government in Puducherry was a 'disaster', accuses ex-CM of corruption

Modi said, "There was only loot. MLAs belonging to the Congress had been openly talking about the corruption directly linked to the family of the former Chief Minister and were sidelined."

30 Mar 2021

FIR registered against BJP candidate in Puducherry after cash seized from his vehicle

The flying squad team in Mettupalayam seized Rs 43,000 in cash and the Innova car of the candidate at around 11.45 pm on March 28

30 Mar 2021

Big trouble in little Puducherry

A battle that nobody won but left behind many wounds... this is perhaps how most would describe the past five years of puducherry govt. But what was it fought over?

28 Mar 2021

My approach is always people-centric: Tamilisai

Puducherry L-G Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan talks about what drew her into public and political life

28 Mar 2021

Puducherry polls: Total of 17 percent of candidates contesting polls declares criminal cases against themselves

It is lower compared to the 2016 Puducherry Assembly Elections, where out of 343 candidates analyzed, 68 (20%) had declared criminal cases against themselves

27 Mar 2021

Puducherry BJP manifesto promises 'special Union territory' status, creation of 2.5 lakh jobs

The manifesto prepared after getting suggestions from 50,000 people was released by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday

26 Mar 2021

Bill giving powers to Delhi LG will be implemented in Puducherry too, alleges Narayanasamy

If such an amendment was also made for Puducherry, the powers of the elected government will be fully stripped and the central government will rule through the appointed Lt. Governor, he said

25 Mar 2021

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