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

Selvaganapathy of BJP is NDA pick for Rajya Sabha poll in Puducherry

He is an educationist and the correspondent of Vivekananda Higher Secondary School in Puducherry.

22 Sep 2021

Rajya Sabha seat remains the bone of contention in ruling Pondicherry alliance

Though the BJP MLAs on Friday adopted a resolution on contesting the election and submitted its copy to Rangasamy seeking the support of its allies, the latter is yet to respond.

20 Sep 2021

BJP-backed film producer seeks to contest Puducherry Rajya Sabha seat

The interest shown by Ganesh is of significance as he is backed by the BJP after some of the legislators received support from Ganesh during the previous Assembly elections in UT.

19 Sep 2021

Puducherry BJP adopts resolution to contest Rajya Sabha seat

CM had already made it clear AINRC would field candidate & sought ally’’s support

18 Sep 2021

No consensus in NDA yet over Puducherry Rajya Sabha candidate

NDA allies AINRC and BJP seem to be engaged in a cat and mouse game, with both waiting for the other side to make the first move for discussions.

16 Sep 2021

Gone in five minutes: Vinayaka idols made by convicts a hit as Puducherry rings in prison reforms

Idol making is one of the activities introduced along with weaving and yoga to keep the prisoners occupied and give them something to look forward to in life, said the Inspector General of Prisons

09 Sep 2021

Puducherry: TN curbs send Vinayakar idols across border

And most of the idols to be installed in pandals there are likely to be from Tamil Nadu as Puducherry potters have not made large Vinayakar idols this year.

09 Sep 2021

Puducherry Assembly urges Centre not to discuss Mekedatu dam proposal at Cauvery meeting

Moving the resolution, Chief Minister N Rangasamy said if a dam was constructed across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, the Karaikal region of Puducherry will not get its due share of 7 TMC of water

30 Aug 2021

Pondy to get higher budget outlay

Already, Puducherry has been allocated a Central assistance of Rs 1,724.77 crore in  this financial year (in the central Budget), which is  just Rs 26.77 crore more than that of Rs 1,698 in 2020-21.

25 Aug 2021

Puducherry Doordarshan Kendra to go off air soon

It is the end of an era as the Puducherry Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) seems to head for a closure of operations, along with programme generating facilities at Madurai and Coimbatore.

21 Aug 2021

Admission of COVID-19 patients in Puducherry's IGMCRI stopped, Opposition leader concerned

MBBS students of IGMCRI, who missed out on practical training involving non-COVID patients for more than a year since the hospital catered to only COVID patients, will now get an opportunity again

20 Aug 2021