Debjani Dutta

Puducherry's Alice gifts hundreds of downtrodden kids share of wonderland

Alice is proud mother to over 100 children who were either on the streets or kids of migrant labourers or orphans or victims of sexual abuse.

30 Oct 2022

Pondy makes it mandatory for government employees to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers

The police have also warned of imposition of Rs 1,000 fine under section 49D and also disqualification of licence for three months for first offence.

09 Oct 2022

Move to introduce CBSE in Puducherry's government schools sparks row 

The government proposed to introduce the CBSE syllabus in all schools upto Class 9, Namassivayam told TNIE.

08 Oct 2022

Tamil Nadu techie on the turf teaching kids to punt past hurdles

The trust has no plan to end its coaching with Indira Gandhi Government High School, as the techie says, he plans to form football teams in other government schools as well.

02 Oct 2022

Puducherry government floats tenders for privatisation of power distribution

This comes after months of the regime attempting to convince employees to accept the privatisation move.

28 Sep 2022

Puducherry Independent MLA stages protest, alleges neglect of his constituency

BJP MLA PML Kalyanasundaram, Leader of the Opposition R Siva, DMK MLA L Sampath also joined Angalan and extended their support to the dharna.

24 Sep 2022

Puducherry: Cancer patients flag lack of essential medicines at JIPMER

In most cases, patients are handed a prescription to purchase their medicines from pharmacies, and have to shell out huge amounts from their pockets.

21 Sep 2022

Fishing harbour project in Cuddalore erodes sand off southern Puducherry coast

According to V Chandrasekhar, president of Bangaaru Vaickal Neeraadhara Koottamaippu, the rocks dumped for construction have blocked the littoral drift of coastal sand movement and led to erosion.

09 Sep 2022

French delegation meets Puducherry CM, raises security concerns of French community

The CM  assured the Consul General the well-being of the French community and their peaceful coexistence.

08 Sep 2022

Puducherry CM Rangasamy takes a U-turn after 21 yrs, says UT’s edu portfolio not jinxed

Many ministers over the years, including Rangasamy himself, have shown their aversion to the portfolio believing that holding it may end their political career.

06 Sep 2022

Mission for vision: Meet N Sankaranarayanan who convinces and motivates deceased relatives to donate their eyes

Championing the great cause of eye donation, this man has helped many open their eyes to the world

04 Sep 2022

Puducherry municipal employees call off strike

According to S Sivakumar, Commissioner of Puducherry Municipality, the paucity of revenue delays the payment of salaries and pension, which is at par with government employees.

02 Sep 2022

Puducherry Health dept makes excess payment of RS 5.91 crores to compensate Hospital land acquisition

The LAO fixed the market value of the land-I in April 2000 at Rs 115 per sq.ft. and the market value of Land-ll as in December 2000 at Rs 300 per sq.ft.

30 Aug 2022

Will implement all schemes, provide 'freebies' announced in budget: Rangasamy

The new schemes aim to make Puducherry the BEST (B for business hub, E for education hub, S for spiritual hub and T for tourism hub) according to the PM's vision, the CM noted.

27 Aug 2022

Row over ‘status’ in Puducherry Assembly as Yanam MLA wants his office

The BJP MLAs, however, supported Ashok's insistence on getting the MLA office.

26 Aug 2022