Debjani Dutta

Excise duty on liquor in Puducherry extended till January 31

Though Covid-19 cases have come down, the government wants the continuation of SED, perhaps to keep tourist inflow at a minimum.

16 hours ago

Special Excise duty on liquor extended in Puducherry till January 31

Earlier, the Puducherry administration had proposed to reduce the SED imposed on liquor from December 1 and sent the file in this regard to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for her approval.

23 hours ago

Cyclone Nivar: Four Puducherry policemen win race against time to save family

It was a good three hours since the cyclone had made landfall. The Bolero in which they were travelling was going deeper into water.

29 Nov 2020

Puducherry politico turns to ‘horse power’ to win political power

The 'Ashva Puja' of AINRC involved two white horses that were brought to the premises of the new office by former MLA G Nehru.  

27 Nov 2020

Puducherry heaves sigh of relief, begins return to normalcy

Puducherry began its return to normalcy on Thursday after braving cyclone Nivar with no loss of life and minimal damage to property.

27 Nov 2020

NR Congress continues to be in the same alliance with AIADMK, BJP: Rangasamy

It is clear that the party would like to continue with AIADMK in the next Assembly elections as party functionaries advised Rangasamy to have a tie-up with the AIADMK..

26 Nov 2020

Shops forced to shut down by cops in Puducherry after confusion over Section 144 extension

The cops informed the shopkeepers that prohibitory orders under Section 144 had been extended till 6 pm on November 26, which came as a surprise as they had no intimation

26 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: COVID-19 tests begin at Puducherry relief camps, fear of virus keeps people away

Though the administration has set up 250 relief camps in schools and community halls to ensure safety of people in vulnerable areas, only 10 have been occupied so far

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: 600 fishermen, their families moved to relief camps in Puducherry

In Kalapet constituency and Muthialpet constituency, boats are being shifted with the help of cranes to safety.

25 Nov 2020

Puducherry ministers wear 'Virus Shut Out' product to keep COVID-19 at bay

While the efficacy is not established and some countries have even banned the products as the chlorine dioxide in the pouch can be harmful to the human body.  

19 Nov 2020

Puducherry cops rescue five girls sold by parents and sexually assaulted for over a year, six arrested

While two of the children were rescued on Oct21, the other three were rescued on Oct 22 and sheltered in a child care institution.

10 Nov 2020

Simmering differences between Congress-DMK in Puducherry come to fore

A senior DMK member said that the party has been sore with the Congress government for sometime, as they are not given 'due respect as an ally' by the Congress.

10 Nov 2020

Puducherry residency certificates of students to be verified before JIPMER MBBS admissions

It is alleged that 31 candidates from other states have found a place in the Puducherry list for admissions in JIPMER where 64 seats are reserved for students domiciled in the Union territory

09 Nov 2020

Puducherry: BJP youth wing cadres lathi-charged for a bid to picket employment exchange

The agitation was organised by the BJP to protest the failure of the Congress government to provide jobs after coming to power in 2016.

06 Nov 2020

As liquor sale drops, Puducherry far from being sloshed

With the UT government levying Special Excise Duty on booze, prices of bottles had become similar to the rates in Tamil Nadu and other States. 

05 Nov 2020