Debjani Dutta

Puducherry govt urges Centre to set up HC bench in Union territory amid huge backlog of cases

“The Union Minister was very positive and has promised to take it up with the Prime Minister and Home Minister,” said Lakshminarayanan

25 Nov 2021

Will picket Secretariat if demands are not met, warn Puducherry MLAs

They told the Chief Secretary that if he fails to address the issues they would resort to picking the Secretariat.

25 Nov 2021

Central team assesses damages caused to coastline, crops after heavy rains in Puducherry

The central team visited the Pillaichavady coastal area, where it was shown the damages caused by sea erosion. Around 300 metres of coastline was washed away along with a road and coconut trees.

23 Nov 2021

Bridge across Sankarabarani on Puducherry-Villupuram National Highway closed as river overflows

There are two other bridges across the Sankarabarani, but the river water is not overflowing on them as these are at a higher level, PWD CE Sathiyamurthy told The New Indian Express

19 Nov 2021

Four residents of Andhra arrested by Puducherry police for theft in buses using abducted child

The police while recovering the stolen money and jewellery from Manju and Lalitha in two cases of theft  are now investigating to find the biological parents of the child.

10 Nov 2021

NEET stories: Caught between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, this youth's medical dreams are in doubt

R Manikandan made his second attempt at the exam this year, after a heartbreak that the 'technicalities' in the administration of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu gave him last year.

04 Nov 2021

Puducherry government to bring in MCOCA to tackle rising cases of organised crime

In the wake of three daring murders in the last two weeks, the law and order situation in Puducherry has been shaken

02 Nov 2021

10% of patients who recovered from Covid had persistent symptoms for months: Puducherry study

The findings were presented virtually in the 10th Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Biregional TEPHINET scientific conference, being held in Taiwan from November 1-4

01 Nov 2021

Violence at Puducherry telecom tower manufacturing firm after worker's death, two cops injured

A police vehicle was smashed and overturned while the windshields of a few company vehicles were damaged in the violence

22 Oct 2021

Polls announced sans reservation for BC, ST in Puducherry

Parties term SEC decision undemocratic; MLAs to discuss ‘irregularities’ today

09 Oct 2021

Uncertainties not a hurdle for BJP in Puducherry local body polls

The party, which has never won any seat in local body polls in the UT, now hopes for a clean sweep, and a subsequent strengthening of its cadre at the grass-root level.

06 Oct 2021

Ferry service between Karaikal and Jaffna awaiting clearance from MEA to set sail

As part of efforts to promote tourism, the Ministry for Shipping had mooted the proposal to start the ferry service between Karaikal and Jaffna, covering a distance of 56 nautical miles (103.7 km)

05 Oct 2021

Puducherry civic polls: Parties struggle with seat sharing

Amid uncertainty over the conduct of local body elections in Puducherry scheduled on October 21, 25 and 28, political parties have been busy preparing for polls.

30 Sep 2021

Tipplers’ paradise Puducherry gets its first microbrewery

The previous government changed its excise policy in 2019 and started issuing licenses to microbreweries with one boosting excise revenue.

25 Sep 2021

JIPMER says free treatment to BPL patients only on production of ration cards, draws flak

The decision has evoked strong opposition from political parties as well as the Lt Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundarajaran

24 Sep 2021