BJP walks back on poll promise, no PSC for Puducherry

Dashing hopes of Puducherry residents, the Union Government has ruled out the setting up of a Public Service Commission (PSC) for the union territory.

13 Aug 2021

In view of pandemic, CM Rangasamy to celebrate birthday at undisclosed temples outside Puducherry

Rangasamy’s birthday celebrations have been a festive occasion, specially organised and celebrated all over the Union territory in the past years

02 Aug 2021

Puducherry govt initiates efforts for all-weather airport, will try to acquire land from TN

In the first phase, the government will try to acquire 104 acres of land from Tamil Nadu and later 270 acres. Lakshminarayanan said he will call on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin in this regard.

28 Jul 2021

Puducherry gets only 1.58 per cent increase in Central assistance in 2021-2022

It may be noted that as Puducherry, an UT with legislature is not included under the purview of Finance Commissions for states as well as for UTs.

27 Jul 2021

TN cops seize four antique idols from house in Puducherry, suspect they were stolen from temple

Two of them are Lord Nataraja idols, while the other two are  of Goddess Amman

21 Jul 2021

Liquor to cost 20% more in Puducherry from Thursday

Yet again, liquor would cost more in Puducherry with the government levying special excise duty of 20 percent on liquor from July 15.

15 Jul 2021

Govt schools in Puducherry struggling to meet heavy demand for admissions to Plus One

The demand for admission to government schools has gone up steeply due to all pass in 10th and the lockdowns affecting livelihoods of parents forcing them to shift their wards from private schools

13 Jul 2021

Sandy beach emerges on Puducherry’s south coast

Revived due to artificial nourishment effort by the Port department 

09 Jul 2021

Puducherry begins pilot project for restoration of rivers

Chunnambar and Arasalar are among the 351 rivers in the country identified as polluted rivers by the Central Pollution Control Board.

08 Jul 2021

Amit Shah, Lok Sabha speaker to lay foundation for new Assembly complex in Puducherry in August

The Speaker said that the meeting was convened to take appropriate steps to expedite the preliminary work for the construction of the complex by August 15.

05 Jul 2021

MNC delegation meets Puducherry CM, keen to set up tech zone that will create 1 lakh jobs

The tech zone will house a tech park, hightech training centre, residential complex, shopping mall and amusement park, according to a release from the Chief Minister’s office

05 Jul 2021

Puducherry keen to woo filmmakers as shootings resume after relaxation of lockdown

Following the relaxation, the shooting of director Ravi K Chandran's Malayalam film "Bhramam", starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Rashi Khanna, began on Thursday

02 Jul 2021

Have no role in delay in portfolio allotment in Puducherry: BJP

Three days after their swearing-in, five ministers of the AINRC-BJP government are yet to receive their portfolios.

01 Jul 2021

Puducherry introduces online building permission system for the entire UT

The entire process of issue of building plan approval, viz submission of application, scrutiny of building plans, payment of fees and issue of building permits  could be made online.

29 Jun 2021

Puducherry ministers sworn in, BJP enters government

MLAs of AINRC, BJP, independent MLAs as well as opposition Congress MLA Ramesh Parambath from Mahe were present on the occasion.

27 Jun 2021